A woman visiting her daughter on Dufossat Street was robbed of wedding and engagement rings at gunpoint just before noon Friday by a man who ambushed her from the sidewalk, the victims said.
New Orleans police are still looking for a man who has been at large for nearly two months after being identified in connection with a July armed robbery on St. Charles Avenue, authorities said.
In all likelihood your favorite rock band or artist got their wee start doing someone else’s material. It remains the sort of natural path most musicians follow as they begin to hone their own sound. Some artists do go forth and produce new and original works while others may wish to rely on other’s material still, hence the staying power of the cover band proper. In the world of cover bands there happens to be a whole swath of styles, everything from the hardcore playing of all songs in any given single artist’s catalog to “wedding” bands who play very familiar material but from a spectrum of the well-known, like Steve Miller, the Rev. Al Green, and maybe some Hall & Oates or even Loverboy, for good measure. The latter are the bands everyone secretly loves because they tap into the collective social psyche as most everyone may relate to much of the material, though few would ever claim true fan status.
Finally, there’s what I’ve come to loosely define as the “meta” rock band. Meta, as you may know, can be defined as “referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.” There exists a fine line a cover band walks between being cover or meta, in my opinion. Why? Because cover is exactly that, but meta plays on a participant within the genre either going back to the good old days of when they sucked, perhaps playing a tune with a previous ensemble or just flat out paying homage to whomever.
For Democratic candidates in Deep South and Border States, carrying President Barack Obama on their backs is a bone-breaking load that may very well end their political careers.
There is no better example of that than the multi-talented U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu who has every right to feel exhausted from carrying the weight of the unpopular President every day, every hour and every minute. But Landrieu isn’t alone. In Arkansas, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor is also staggering under the Obama load. And, in a border state like Kentucky, Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes would surely defeat Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell if it were not for the Obama load that threatens to sink her in a race so close that the winning margin may well be one percent or less. In Mississippi, Democrat Travis Childers is so far behind Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran that the race could well be considered over and settled.
The Junior League of New Orleans is throwing a street party at the Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop tonight (Thursday, Oct. 9) with food, drinks and live entertainment by the 610 Stompers and The Sirens of New Orleans. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase signature Mardi Gras throws, like shoes and purses.
More than a year ago, New Orleans police revealed that they had identified the man who allegedly killed a popular DJ in an execution-style murder inside a Prytania Street home the previous summer.
Travis Cochran, who was 25 at the time, has been on the run since, but investigators now hope that tonight’s episode of the nationally-broadcast show “The First 48″ will lead to his arrest.
“It’s fairly unusual for an individual to evade a warrant for a murder for that long,” said NOPD Sgt. Nick Gernon. “This, obviously, is going to give us good national exposure.”
Many of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And by now, you’ll probably also notice that Dat Dog loves to support a good cause. That’s why throughout October, our three locations will all be offering the Old Fashioned Home Made Nectar Soda Float and Specialty Dog throughout the whole month to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in New Orleans.
One dollar from each item sold will go to the foundation’s ongoing efforts to fight breast cancer in the New Orleans area.
The New Birth Brass Band will lead participants in a second line benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness this Saturday (Oct. 11) in Audubon Park. The 5th Annual NAMIWalks will include a performance by Charmaine Neville prior to the second line and a community celebration in the park after the second line.
Family-friendly destination voted one of “America’s Best Bakeries” by Travel + Leisure magazine
Attention Uptown residents: Gracious Bakery + Café is now offering full lunch service on Sundays. Going along with their expanded hours is a new lineup of sandwiches and salads, including the following:
Turkey Breast – House-cooked turkey breast, cayenne-candied bacon, cranberry-orange relish and arugula on oatmeal bread
Pork Braciole – Rolled and sliced pork loin filled with Parmesan, baby kale and garlic aioli on focaccia
Corned Beef – House-brined and slow-cooked with pickled slaw, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on multigrain rye
Roasted Turnip and Sweet Potato Salad On spinach with goat cheese and pecans
“This is kind of a big deal,” says owner and third-string dishwasher Jay Forman. “I’m partial to the cayenne-candied bacon. Really doesn’t need the rest of the sandwich; it does just fine on its own.” All breads are made daily, in house. Along with the new lunch service, Gracious also offers a terrific line-up of baked goods like their Bruleed Pear Danish, Pretzel Croissants, and Hazelnut “Kermit” Cruffins. Desserts include Pumpkin-Spice Cake and Flourless Chocolate and Raspberry Bouchon Bites. Now open on Sundays until 2 pm, this family-friendly artisan bake shop is helmed by Sucré alumna Megan Forman and has been recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of “America’s Best Bakeries.” Locally roasted French Truck Coffee, specialty Chai and free Wi-Fi round out the neighborhood appeal.Located in the ground floor of the Woodward Building across from Fox 8 News, Gracious Bakery is open seven days a week and provides business catering to the CBD and Greater New Orleans area with free delivery. For more information, visit them at www.graciousbakery.com or give them a call at (504) 301-3709.
During the month of October, we’re left to drown in a pink sea of bumper stickers and T-shirts emblazoned with sparky catchphrases about “boobies” and “ta-tas.”
This messaging is near impossible to escape. While absolutely catchy, this sexualized rhetoric places an increasingly disturbing emphasis on breasts over breast-cancer patients.
The opening night gala of IN-NOLA’s 3rd Annual Irish Film Festival will feature the film My Left Foot this Friday, Oct. 10.
As police continue their investigation into a rash of late-night robberies at Carrollton-area convenience stores, authorities are urging businesses to take precautions for themselves and their employees.
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It’s called the “BigBelly,” and it’s being pitched to cities across the country as a miracle of American innovation. It’s a solar-powered trash compactor designed to replace ordinary city trash receptacles. There is practically no green-tech buzzword that doesn’t apply to these things.
I first began seeing the BigBellies in New Orleans last year along the Canal Streetcar line. The website Clean Technica reported in December 2012 that the city hoped to have “at least 150 solar-powered trash compactors installed,” before the Super Bowl and that, contracts and bidding permitted, “[t]his number could be expanded to 242.”
Presently, the city is planning on expanding the BigBelly receptacles to the French Quarter and Downtown Development District. The bid date is set for October 30th at 11 a.m. It’s happening, and it’s happening soon.
What hasn’t happened, at least as far as I can see, is proper due diligence.