Loyola University will host the Valentina Kozlova International Semifinal Ballet Competition this weekend, as well as master classes by the Soviet-born dancer from the Bolshoi Ballet who defected more than 35 years ago.
A former church building and theatre on Martin Luther King Boulevard was damaged in a fire that broke out Monday evening, New Orleans Fire Department officials said.
The Ashé Power House will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with live performances by The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Jupiter Funk, Tank and the Bangas, and more.
Another week passes, and another vapid, unthinking ordinance begins snaking its way through the city council.
This round, it’s a “living wage” ordinance recently introduced by Councilman Jared Brossett. At a legislative breakfast held earlier this month, Brossett depicted the law as a palliative for New Orleans’ notorious and persistent epidemic of poverty.
“Income inequality — I don’t need to tell y’all this. It’s vast. I mean, we were compared to Zambia, as far as income inequality,” Brossett said. “That is ridiculous, as we are part of one of the richest and strongest nations on this planet.”
On Sunday evening, the 87th annual Oscar Awards were screened at the Prytania theatre. Complimentary food and beverage were provided for attendees. There were also glam and costume contests, as well as cinema trivia during commercial breaks.
A man in his late 30s was found dead Saturday night inside of a Thalia Street home in Central City, and New Orleans police have deemed the death “unclassified,” reports say.
The Southern Beverage Museum will be welcoming La Galerie d’Absinthe to its new home inside SoFAB this Saturday (Feb. 28), featuring absinthe punch and tasting of a variety of anise flavored spirits and liqueurs. The event is free with museum admission.
Audubon Charter School is on track to return to its Broadway Street campus for the coming school year, school officials say, though they are still awaiting an exact timetable to receive the building and remain concerned about issues with the Milan Street campus.
The majority of the repairs needed to an underground sewer line that was causing part of Magazine Street to sink should finished by Monday, but the street will remain closed to most drivers near Third Street through the weekend, officials said.
A number of lane shifts and detours around the intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne are planned for Saturday and Sunday to allow repairs to several nearby water lines, according to the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.
Dr. Kristen L. Buras, a member of the Educational Policy Studies faculty at Georgia State University, will be featured in Tulane’s “The New Orleans Education Market a Decade Later: Reflections on Race & the Politics of Dispossession” discussion this Monday night (Feb. 23).
Two busy blocks of Magazine Street — between Second and Fourth streets along the Garden District and Irish Channel — will close for excavation Friday “until further notice,” the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans announced.
Scientist Alan Turing, the superhero “Birdman,” as well as the Hollywood glitterati — the Prytania Theatre is saving room for all of them on the red carpet Sunday night, when the New Orleans Film Society hosts its annual Academy Awards watching party and costume contests.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man seen using two credit cards about an hour after they were stolen from an Audubon Street home, authorities said.
By Lawson Box
While bar patrons have mixed feelings about the new citywide ban on smoking indoors, some university area bar owners say they are happy about the ordinance as they expect even more students to frequent local watering holes.