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.
A move to weight the state’s per-pupil funding much more heavily toward students in New Orleans with special needs could lead to a “devastating” budget cut of around $1.2 million at Lusher Charter School, officials said Saturday morning.
Despite construction underway on nearly every major transporation artery in Uptown New Orleans less than two months away from Mardi Gras, the City Council approved a 2016 parade schedule this week that suggests krewes follow their traditional routes.
Following months of chatter about the proposed restaurant at Nashville and Magazine, New Orleans’ first American Whiskey Bar Restaurant opened to fully-booked tables. Kenton’s is attracting crowds and a neighborhood clamoring for both a taste and a peek inside.
Owners and husband-and-wife team Sean Josephs and Uptown’s Mani Dawes, along with Alabama native and Executive Chef Kyle Knall, are the names behind the restaurant. Josephs and Dawes are also the current owners of Maysville in Manhattan’s Flatiron District where Knall is also executive chef. Like Kenton’s, Maysville prominently features American cuisine and earned mention by The New York Times food writer Peter Wells. Wells described Knall’s cooking, saying his “understated American style is a winning blend of the refined and the unpretentious.” That theme continues at Kenton’s. The whiskey restaurant concept is courtesy of Sean Josephs; this is his second whiskey-themed restaurant. Kenton’s is following in the steps of his successful Char No. 4 in Cobble Hill, NY, while Dawes owns a Chelsea tapas bar, Tia Pol.
The body of an unidentified woman was found Thursday night on Robert Street in Broadmoor, but New Orleans police say her body showed no obvious injuries as officials seek to determine her cause of death.
Bounce + Belly Dance Fitness will hold a pop-up class on Freret Street this Saturday, Dec. 5. This one-hour pop-up dance/fitness collaboration merges the support for unique neighborhood business ventures in dance wellness/adult performance and creative real-estate buying.
The new campus of Walter L. Cohen High School may be built on the school’s original site, closer to the Amelia Street side of the property than the current building along Delachaise Street and in a smaller building than other new high schools, according to early ideas being floated by the school’s operator.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying a couple who are accused of snatching a man’s cell phone and backpack from him on a recent morning in the Carrollton neighborhood.
The facilities operated by the Audubon Nature Institute are unquestionably premiere attractions for families in our region. Forty years ago, a 20-something geeky but industrious low-level employee of the City Planning Commission named Ron Forman caught the eye of then mayor Moon Landrieu who had been frequently embarrassed by the conditions and management at the run-down Audubon Zoo. He quickly dispensed the young Forman to clean it up. Without weeks, the director resigned, Forman took charge and over time convinced New Orleans business and Uptown communities that the zoo was worth supporting.
The New Orleans Public Library Children’s Resource Center on Napoleon Avenue will celebrate the holidays this weekend with free books for young readers and teens, live music, games, crafts and refreshments.
Low water pressure is expected along two blocks of Joseph Street on Thursday to facilitate construction of a new water line serving the area, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Meanwhile, New Orleans police are still investigating two subsequent shootings and two armed robberies that took place over the Thanksgiving holidays, with little in the way of leads so far.
NOLA Brewing and The Roots of Music will host a happy hour on Tuesday, Dec. 1 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The happy hour is free and will feature live performances by The Roots of Music
Marching Crusaders and Rebirth Brass Band.
Sometimes, you just have to sit back, watch, and eat some popcorn.
At least, that was my personal reaction to viewing the ongoing battles between local actor, producer, and businessman Wendell Pierce and local neighborhood groups and advocacy organizations. The battle started back in July when Pierce and his business partner, former mayoral candidate Troy Henry, proposed to redevelop a former auto parts store on St. Claude Avenue.
Predictably, this was met with opposition from local busybodies, a.k.a. The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA). Their objections seemed to spawn from the fact that the existing structure, which is nondescript, heavily blighted, and has been drastically modified over the years, would not be preserved.