May 092016
 

JCC logoThe New Orleans Jewish Community Center will celebrate Israel’s 68th Independence Day with a performance of Israel Story – Live at the Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration on Wednesday, May 11. The event will take place at JCC Uptown location at 5342 St. Charles Avenue. Continue reading »

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May 092016
 
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President, speaks to the party's Louisiana state convention in 2014 in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy of Bruce France, brucefrance.com)

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President, speaks to the party’s Louisiana state convention in 2014 in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy of Bruce France, brucefrance.com)

Two Tuesday primaries ago, after a rash of losses in large states on the Atlantic seaboard prompted the media to pronounce the Bernie Sanders campaign over, presidential candidate Jill Stein of the Green Party took to Twitter to invite Sanders to “build the revolution to last outside the rigged two-party system.”

Around 8 p.m. this past Tuesday, just as Ted Cruz was announcing that he would drop out of the race for the Republican nomination, Google recorded a sudden spike in searches for “Libertarian Party.” And two days later, longtime Republican strategist Mary Matalin made national headlines by announcing that she had changed her registration to Libertarian.

As Democrats and Republicans prepare to nominate two historically unpopular candidates, has the moment finally arrived for these third parties to give Americans another choice?

“Third parties tend to be most successful in times of economic concern,” said Brian Brox of the Tulane University department of political science. “When people are feeling economic dislocation, when they’re feeling economic anxiety, that’s when they’re most open to broader possibilities than just the steady state of Republicans and Democrats.” Continue reading »

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May 092016
 

Carjacking on South Miro; attempted armed robbery on State Street Drive. Not shown: armed robbery on Felicity. (map via NOPD)

Carjacking on South Miro; attempted armed robbery on State Street Drive. Not shown: armed robbery on Felicity. (map via NOPD)

A 17-year-old was carjacked and beaten by two acquaintances in Broadmoor on Friday evening, an armed robbery was reported near Fontainebleau, and a bicyclist was robbed at gunpoint a few hours later in Central City, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 092016
 
The Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard statue is located on Esplanade Avenue near the entrance of New Orleans City Park (Photo courtesy of James/Flickr).

The Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard statue is located on Esplanade Avenue near the entrance of New Orleans City Park (Photo courtesy of James/Flickr).

Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

I’m not sure that you could ever find two political figures more disparate than Mayor Mitch “Sinkhole” Landrieu and Pierre T. G. Beauregard.

This is not to say that there aren’t similarities. Beauregard, like Landrieu, was born into a wealthy and influential family. However, unlike Landrieu, Beauregard soon established himself independently of his family name. Continue reading »

May 092016
 
(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A 25-year-old man found with a fatal gunshot wound early Saturday morning near South Claiborne Avenue has been identified as a 2011 graduate of Tulane University who had returned to New Orleans to look for wedding locations, according to New Orleans police and media reports. Continue reading »

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May 092016
 
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(via Adult Prom NOLA)

Update: The event has been postponed until the summer. For updates, visit Adultpromnola.com.

High Art NOLA will host their annual fundraiser, the Adult Prom Gala, this Saturday, May 14 at Republic, located at 828 S. Peters Street. The ticketed event will include a sponsored bar, DJ set, and live art all night.

Adult Prom will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. High Art NOLA is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to revitalizing neighborhoods with community art gardens and youth leadership programming. All ticket sales will benefit youth arts programs and Annual Winter Formal for terminally ill youth in New Orleans.

Tickets are $50 for general admission, $100 for VIP, and $250 for White Glove VIP. To learn more about the gala and ticket details, visit the event’s webpage here.

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May 092016
 

taste at the lake 16Please come out and enjoy our 6th Annual Taste at the Lake this Friday from 7 to 10 pm! For one price, all guests can enjoy food and lively libations from New Orleans’ best restaurants and bars while enjoying the live music and bidding on excellent auction items!

Taste at the Lake is an annual event hosted by Friends of Lakeview. All proceeds from this event go to our Lighting the Way campaign to add decorative lighting to the New Canal Basin Park (West End Park). Continue reading »

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May 062016
 

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

A man in an SUV stopped to ask three different women for directions late Thursday — two at the edge of the Tulane and Loyola campuses, and one near Palmer Park — then revealed himself to be masturbating, New Orleans and university police said. Continue reading »

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May 062016
 
Eggplant Com over Brown Rice with Fried Egg (Kristine Froeba)

Eggplant Com over Brown Rice with Fried Egg (Kristine Froeba)

Summer is coming, and New Orleanians are seeking lighter fare. Many are also seeking healthier choices. Magasin Café offers both. The restaurant is popular and has become a mainstay for both the Magazine foodie crowd and the health-conscious. Magasin Café has proven so successful in fact, that late last year, the small restaurant expanded, adding a second location, Magasin Kitchen, in the CBD.

Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

The husband and wife team of Kim Nguyen and Luu Tran, along with Kim’s mother Luot Nguyen, create each of the restaurant’s dishes. It could be said that Magasin is one restaurant with three chefs, but endless ways to customize one’s meal. Kim Nguyen states that their goal was to “take the best of our Vietnamese roots, combined with countless hours of research, to create dishes that we grew up eating and introduce them to the rest of the world.”  They have also created one of the few uptown restaurants where it’s easy to monitor nutritional content. Continue reading »

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May 062016
 

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cover250The Fry Pans Aren’t Sufficing is funny, but this collection also defines an elemental loneliness… Personal and surreal, these poignant survival stories coax the reader into moments of shared feeling, into truth, reflection, and simple beauty.”
Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of Water Clocks and The Chameleon Couch

This Saturday, May 7,  join Peyton Burgess and company  at the launch party for his new book, The Fry Pans Aren’t Sufficing. The event will be at Sisters in Christ Music Store (at 5206 Magazine) from 5 p.m. ’til. Drinks and food provided. Continue reading »

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May 052016
 
The Merry Antoinettes (via Dat Dog)

The Merry Antoinettes (via Dat Dog)

Dat Dog at 3336 Magazine Street will serve specialty sausages and charcuterie as part of the annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll this Saturday, May 7. The Merry Antoinettes marching group will be serving champagne cocktails, and the Magazine Street Art Market at Dat Dog will stay open late while a DJ spins French tunes. Continue reading »

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May 052016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Caroline Zetzmann Calhoun, 2016 Whitney Bank Zoo To Do Chair, and her team of 400 volunteers serving on 15 committees have been working overtime for weeks to put the final touches on May 6th’s thirty-ninth annual extravaganza which will draw 5,000 attendees and benefit Audubon Zoo’s Tropical Bird House.

The culmination of a year’s worth of cajoling corporate donors, restaurants, bars, and other sponsors, this year’s gala is expected to raise $1.2 million and serve as the match for millions more in foundation, public and private sector gifts which form the basis of Audubon Institute’s almost $50 million annual budget. Continue reading »

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May 042016
 
A promotional photo from the recent Crawfish Festival at NOLA Brewery. (via NOLA Brewery on Facebook)

A promotional photo from the recent Crawfish Festival at NOLA Brewery. (via NOLA Brewery on Facebook)

NOLA Brewery won initial approval from city planners recently on its plan to add a permanent space for live music in its new taproom area. Continue reading »

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May 042016
 

NOVO logoThe New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra (NOVO) will host a garage & bake sale this Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m.­ to 3 p.m. at 7100 St. Charles Ave. (@Broadway). The sale will feature clothes, shoes, household items, furniture and more. We’ll also have baked goods and lemonade available! Continue reading »

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May 032016
 
(via Alliance Française)

(via Alliance Française)

Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will host “La Brocante”—a rummage sale featuring jewels, toys, collectibles, and more from fifteen vendors—this Saturday, May 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. The free event will include pétanque contests for kids and adults, a raffle, a food truck (Petite Rouge Café Camionnette), and face painting in the garden at Alliance Française.

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