As Lusher Charter School plans its budget for the upcoming school year, the administration is setting aside money to renovate the high school’s library — which has raised the question of what, exactly, goes into a library in a rapidly approaching future where digital text is overtaking the printed word.
“We don’t know what libraries are going to look like in 20 years,” said operations manager Frank Israel. “I don’t know, in 25 years, that it’s going to be a big giant room full of books.”
Every 3rd Saturday at Church Alley, we get to dance to our favorite cajun music and eat our favorite cajun food! This weekend’s Cajun Brunch & Dance will feature the musical stylings of Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours! Munch on crawfish pies, étouffée, crab cakes, frittatas, biscuits and jam, scones and muffins! Come dance and eat! Delicious coffee and tea! Kid-friendly! Lots of dancefloor… Come on!
Dr. Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo, will give a lecture about the relationship between humans and animals, as seen through ancient Egyptian mummies.
The call turned out to be a hoax: the resident of the house emerged to tell officers she was fine and unharmed, and mystified who would make such a call or why. But her daughter, who studies Internet harassment across the country, believes the prank was directed at her as part of a new but quickly growing form of of online abuse spreading dangerously into real life.
Americans rich and poor, old and young, paused yesterday to remember the 150th anniversary of the assassination of America’s first martyred commander in chief, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is often considered America’s greatest president, polling way ahead of even George Washington.
A self-educated lawyer born in Kentucky’s western frontier, Lincoln became an early leader in the newly formed Republican Party and always spoke out against the expansion of slavery. Lincoln won the presidency by sweeping the North, causing the Confederate States of America to be created even before he was sworn in as America’s sixteenth president.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade will celebrate Earth Day festivities in New Orleans this weekend with a festival and Solar Derby in Carrollton’s Palmer Park.
Join M.S. Rau Antiques and NOMA Curator Mel Buchanan for a Special Lecture on The Evolution of Women as Designers and Artists this Saturday, April 18th at 2pm.
M.S. Rau Antiques welcomes Mel Buchanan for a special guest lecture as part of their Premier Fine Art Exhibition: Innocence. Temptation. Power: The Evolution of Women in Art. Mel Buchanan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at the New Orleans Museum of Art, will give her lecture on Women in Art & Design at M.S. Rau Antiques in the French Quarter Saturday, April 18th at 2pm.
An 11-year-old boy armed with a BB gun was arrested shortly after a robbery Wednesday morning just off Carrollton Avenue, but investigators believe he was not involved in the ongoing rash of armed robberies nearby, New Orleans police said.
A man and woman walking a dog near Audubon Park were confronted at gunpoint Tuesday night by armed assailants on a spree of what is now four robberies in the neighborhoods near the Carrollton corridor, police say.
It all happened so innocently, my love for riotgrrl queens Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Carrie Brownstein, collectively and arguably better known as Sleater-Kinney. While living in Austin in the late 90s, I wanted to attend an in-store performance at Waterloo Records by this well-regarded female rock trio which at the time I had never heard of. Unable to make the event I sprung for a copy of their third studio album, Dig Me Out, and lost my mind. Just lost it. What was this sound? Who were these ladies? The hungry, urgent beats, the sharp, frenetic guitar work, and the layered, waling vocals. And the lyrics? Each song was a visual field infused by carefully chosen wording arcing in harmony. I was hooked, taken, even smitten, and I wanted more.
All the events associated with Bike to Work Week in New Orleans — including a planned meetup this morning from a variety of locations in Uptown, Mid-City and elsewhere — have been postponed by a week because of the rain, organizers said.
The New Orleans unit of the Herb Society of America will hold its annual spring plant sale this weekend to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, Longue Vue Gardens and the Herb Society of America.
The New Orleans Film Society will hold a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller “Vertigo” on the grounds of Latter Library on Saturday evening as the spring 2015 series of Moonlight Movies begins.
Southern Rep Theatre will begin offering preview performances this week and the official opening night on Saturday of “Boudin: The New Orleans Music Project,” an original musical production inspired by asking locals in New Orleans the question: “How has New Orleans music saved your soul?”
More than 1,150 premium lots – many of them pulled from prominent estates in Mobile, Ala., Jackson, Miss., New Orleans and elsewhere throughout the South – will be sold at a two-day estates auction slated for April 18th (starting at 9 a.m. CST) and 19th (at 10 a.m.) by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Ave.
Offered will be many desirable pieces of original Louisiana artwork by artists such as Clarence Millet, Knute Heldner, Robert Rucker, and Clementine Hunter; French and Italian furniture; American furniture, to include a circa-1870 American Renaissance carved and burl walnut bedroom set; antique lamps, including a Pittsburgh Lamp Company reverse painted lamp; and a Sevres-style porcelain vase.