The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel will host a concert this Sunday, December 13, to officially reopen the newly-restored church. The event is free and open to the public and will feature the 14th Archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.
Chef Alon Shaya has been taking the restaurant scene by storm, and not just the local scene. We’re actually talking about the country. His namesake restaurant Shaya was recently voted Best Restaurant in America by Esquire Magazine. Chef Shaya was already well known for bringing his cuisine to both Domenica, at the Roosevelt Hotel, and Pizza Domenica, but now he has become a national celebrity with the success of Shaya’s “Modern Israeli Cuisine”. Not bad for a restaurant that only opened in February.
The accolades are many, and they continue to grow. Chef Shaya racked up a James Beard award in May for Domenica, while Shaya was listed in August’s Bon Appetite Magazine’s Best 50 Restaurants in America. Middle Eastern-influenced Shaya was even singled out in the latest issue of Garden & Gun Magazine, a magazine that showcases the very best of the South.
Upcoming renovations to the International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street building will require the school to move its middle-school grades to the John Dibert school building on Orleans Avenue — starting in January, officials announced this week, prompting concerns from parents about transportation between the two sites.
On the fourth day of the ancient Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, President Barack Obama told an audience of 500 people that freedom can prevail over tyranny. Hope can triumph over despair. Light can prevail over darkness.
Today we are seeking the light in two divisive issues, Donald Trump’s controversial call to block the entry of all Muslim refugees to the United States, and the best solution on our very own monument controversy. Though very different, both issues are bringing out the best and worst in people and reminding us of dark times in our past.
By Lindsay Caton
The Sacred Heart Cardinals were able to shut out the Newman Greenies on Wednesday evening with a final score of 3-0.
The St. Alphonsus Catholic Church will host an Irish Christmas party presented by the Irish Network New Orleans (IN-NOLA) this Saturday, December 12. The event is free for IN-NOLA members and children, and members may bring guests for $10 per guest.
The sale of alcoholic beverages at a neighborhood café on Panola Street and outdoor seating for a fast-food fried chicken restaurant on St. Charles Avenue were both granted initial approval by city planning officials on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, police are on the lookout for an intruder who was discovered in a Broadmoor girl’s bedroom last week, they said.
The total liquidation of Peacock’s Estate Jewelry, plus part 2 of Twin Oaks,
will headline Crescent City’s Dec. 12-13 sale
The two-day, 1,000-lot auction event will be held at
Crescent City Auction Gallery’s showroom.
The complete liquidation of Peacock’s Estate Jewelers – the iconic fine jewelry store on Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter – plus Part 2 of items from Twin Oaks – the one-time home of author Robert Penn Warren in Prairieville, La. – will headline a massive two-day auction event slated for December 12th-13th by Crescent City Auction Gallery.
The sale will be held in Crescent City’s gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue, starting at 10 a.m. both days. Lots 1-650 will be sold on Saturday, lots 651-1,000 on Sunday. Featured will be French and American period furniture, original artworks (some of them by noted regional artists), Newcomb College pottery, bronze pieces, antique clocks and more.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will host a free Christmas concert this Saturday, Dec. 12, featuring performances by The Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, pianist Mark Coleman, and guitarist Todd Duke. The concert will be free and open to the public.
A request to demolish part of a Laurel Street home to prepare for an addition was rejected by city officials on Monday afternoon, but requests regarding two homes on Toledano and Amelia streets were approved.
New Orleans police are investigating a domestic homicide involving a stabbing in Hollygrove on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
On Thursday, December 10th, LCI Workers’ Comp and its Membership Arm, LCIA—along with the Urban Conservancy, Dana Brown & Associates, and the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative —will host “Stormwater Management: A Guide for Contractors” at the BioInnovation Center on Canal Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The six-hour class will introduce the concept of stormwater management, as well as its importance to Southeast Louisiana.
Presenters—who include a landscape architect, a city planner, and a representative from the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board—will also discuss green building materials, city regulations, and the business opportunities surrounding green construction.
While violence against women is clearly repulsive on its own, its causes may also provide a window into the United States’ ongoing struggles with issues of mass shootings, police violence and even terrorist threats, said renowned feminist Gloria Steinem in an address in New Orleans on Sunday.
“The single biggest determinant of whether a country is violent inside itself or will be willing to use military violence against another country is not poverty,” Steinem said. “It’s not access to natural resources, not religion or even degree of democracy. It’s violence against females.”
Whenever anybody engages me on the issue of self-defense, my mind always wanders to the case of Warren v. District of Columbia.
That case began on the morning of March 16, 1975, when two men broke down the back door of a rooming house on Lamont Street in Washington, D.C. The intruders soon encountered Miriam Douglas, a woman who lived on the second floor with her four-year-old daughter.
The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) will host two youth holiday performances in Uptown this week. The events will feature students ages 6 to 18 performing dances learned throughout the semester, as well as excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite danced by pre-professional students of the nationally award-winning NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance.
Additionally, NOBA invites students ages 6 to 18 to register for free after-school dance classes for the spring semester.