Former No Limit Records recording artist McKinley “Mac” Phipps, Jr., who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for 2nd Degree Manslaughter, has filed an application for clemency, according to an article published by Huffington Post. Phipps, an Uptown native, has served 16 years of the 30-year sentence for the crime, for which he maintains his innocence.
The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, producers of the annual January 6th Joan of Arc Parade, will host their annual “Salon de Jeanne d’Arc” at Loyola University on Saturday, September 17. The all-day conference will focus on Jeanne d’Arc, her life & times, and current French culture in New Orleans, and will be followed by a medieval beverage-tasting fundraiser.
The Movies in the Park series features free, family-friendly outdoor movie screenings at NORDC playgrounds for residents across the City. This week’s movie, “Zootopia”, will screen at Burke Playground, located at 2524 Annunciation Street.
Acknowledging the desire for more neighborhood-based full-service groceries, the New Orleans City Council lavished praise over Simone’s Market slated to open this fall.
Building on an experiment in mixed-income preschool classes launched this year, the New Orleans College Prep charter-school network plans to expand its Hoffman campus to serve 228 students from ages 0 to 4 starting next year, officials said Monday.
The Garden District Book Shop will present a book signing for author Ti Martin and her book, “Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace”. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Garden District Book Shop at 2727 Prytania Street, and will include a discussion with journalist John Pope.
A home on State Street in the university area will be spared demolition instead of being replaced by two other houses after review by the City Council last week.
There is a strain of thought in some police circles that cops need the ability to charge citizens with a crime for doing nothing more than disrespecting them. In order to command respect on the streets, the trope goes, mouthing off to a cop can’t be tolerated.
This pernicious notion is the source of much police misconduct, and it persists to this day.
Tulane defeated Southern University in their home-opener 66-21 on Saturday, September 10. The game was also the home debut of new head coach Willie Fritz. The Green Wave got off to a fast start, forcing three turnovers in the first quarter. All three turnovers resulted in touchdowns. Defense and special teams played a huge role in the victory. Perry Nickerson returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter. Sherman Badie returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Tulane’s running game also carried the game, rushing for seven touchdowns. They relied heavily on spread-option plays, utilizing the athleticism of the quarterbacks and the running backs. Tulane takes on Navy next week at Yulman Stadium.
Italian cuisine has arrived in the Lower Garden District, albeit tucked beneath an unlikely package. The Italian-American Trattoria is housed on the first floor of the historic Harris-Maginnis House, the antebellum boutique hotel currently known as the Magnolia Mansion. The location is an irresistible combination of soaring Corinthian columns, ancient oaks towering over equally ancient iron gates, craft cocktails, a piano bar, “Mack the Knife” wafting through the air, and the perfect Osso Bucco.
The signature appetizer is Spiedini Mozzarella, served with authentic Rat Pack origins. Chef Sonny DeCrescenzi or “Sonny D”, as he was known, was the originator of the dish.
The New Orleans post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11, to celebrate the restoration of a World War II-era flagpole and memorial at the corner of Laurel and Leontine streets.