My wife and I celebrated 17 years of marital bliss this past Saturday, Pi Day of Pi Days, 10 years more than that well-tread, betrothed bauble: the Seven Year Itch. How do we do it? Maybe the question is why? Better, does it matter to the world at large? Answer: I don’t know, maybe, and kinda. A pearl I’ll toss in your general direction is this: never stop being on your honeymoon. Sage advice? The credit goes to the wise Carl Hampton, a native New Orleanian I met years ago who — without being prompted as I recall — wised me to what makes a marriage last.
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will host their 3rd annual “Jazzin’ on Jackson” benefit Thursday evening at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center. The gala will feature live music by Philip Manuel and special guests, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Funds from Jazzin’ on Jackson will go toward providing programs and services for the seniors of Mercy Endeavors Senior Center.
O’Henry’s Food and Sprits on South Carrollton agreed to pay the city a $500 fine Tuesday after allegedly selling beer to a teenager last month, and Avery’s Place on Willow Street was warned by the city alcohol board to be on its best behavior while awaiting a hearing on noise complaints.
After its sale last year, the former Zara’s location on Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District will be dramatically renovated into a new, full-service Garden District Grocery, the property owners told neighbors on Monday.
Data management may seem like a concept that applies only to giant corporations with millions of customers and plenty of money to spend on R&D when, in fact, it is a tool that businesses of all sizes can utilize and profit from if they understand how to fully take advantage of its capability. As a business, you have more information than you think. Why not learn how to harness the power of that information to make better decisions for the future of your business?
At our March 25th New Orleans workshop, “Using Your Data to Improve Business Operations“,we will spend the morning hearing from three presenters who will answer the “whats”, “hows”, and “whys” of collecting, understanding, and analyzing data.
A woman lost consciousness Monday afternoon while driving on St. Charles Avenue and crashed her truck through the front of a Rite Aid pharmacy, New Orleans police said.
After being cited by state agents for allegedly selling beer to a teenager last month, O’Henry’s Food and Spirits on South Carrollton has been added to the liquor licenses scheduled for possible sanctions this week by the New Orleans alcohol board.
Note: The author has once again suffered a mental break and lapsed into his s“Bland Landers: Advice Columnist” persona. The following is the grisly outcome.
I am a developer pitching plans for the old World Trade Center building. My proposal includes a plan for a some twisty-gondola things that go up to an observation deck, and then come back down. Remember those gondolas at the World’s Fair back in ’84? Well, it’s like those only instead of taking you across the river, it just takes you up and then back down again (kind of like an elevator, but without the utility). I guess my question is, what in the World Trade Center is wrong with me?
Toby Miller, a social scientist and author, will speak at Tulane tonight about uses for electronic waste.
The Loyola University Institute of Politics presents the 6th Annual Renwick Lecture tonight, with special guest Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of the New York Times.
Mission of Renwick Lecture Series
In pursuit of its mission of preparing men and women for ethical and effective participation in public life, theInstitute of Politics hosts an annual Lecture Series each Spring that attracts a nationally prominent figure to speak to the current Institute of Politics (IOP) class, all past fellows, Loyola faculty, staff, students, and members of the public.
On Sunday afternoon, plumes of feathers, the ring of tambourines and the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras Indians’ hand-stitched suits filled the streets of Central City under pristine blue skies. Mardi Gras Indians from all over the city met at A.L. Davis park on LaSalle and Washington for the annual Super Sunday celebration.
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet will speak Monday night as a part of Loyola University’s Ed Renwick Lecture Series.
The BUKU Music + Art Project came to a close Saturday evening (Mar. 14) with performances by Raury,Ghostface Killah with BADBADNOTGOOD, and ILoveMakonnen, as well as performances by Passion Pit, Bassnectar and other acts.
Saturday afternoon, the annual Irish Channel parade ran Uptown from Jackson up to St. Charles, down Louisiana to Magazine and then back to Jackson. The crowds were thick on Magazine street as the sun shined strong. Dozens of male paraders on foot exchanged plastic flowers for kisses on the cheek from female crowd members. Parades threw standard Mardi Gras beads as well as signature cabbages and carrots.
McClure’s Barbecue will open another location in NOLA Brewing’s new taproom this spring; the menu of Adolfo Garcia’s new Primitivo restaurant on 1800 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will feature what an open fire grill can cook and will open after Lent, and the former Boucherie space on 8115 Jeannette Street will open with a new restaurant called Bourrée at Boucherie.
The BUKU 2015 experience opened at Mardi Gras World last night (Mar. 13) with performances by Empire of the Sun, Gramtik, as well as Jamie Jones. Other performances included Musa, Thomas Jack, and Flosstradamus.
In the coming years, two 200-foot water towers — perhaps emblazoned with the popular Sewerage & Water Board logo — will become a feature of the Carrollton-area skyline, and federal preservationists want to hear your best ideas on how to lessen their impact on the historic New Orleans neighborhood.