Excitement was definitely in the air at the Windsor Court Monday night as 150 well-heeled donors patiently waited for an intimate concert by the great Stevie Wonder to begin. Attorney Tim Francis convinced Wonder, his old boss, to perform at the big ticket fundraiser for Mary Landrieu and served as master of ceremonies. Wonder told the crowd he and Landrieu “shared the same values” and that’s why he came.
The Southern Food and Beverage will host a contest to find the best croissant in New Orleans this Saturday (Dec. 6), with both juried and people’s choice competitions and a pastry-cooking demonstration by Gracious Bakery.
Two men were wounded in Broadmoor and another man was killed in Central City in separate shootings Wednesday afternoon, and New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in one case and a car allegedly used in the other, authorities said.
At FranNet, we work with individuals who may be thinking about business ownership. FranNet is a network of business experts that works with individuals seeking self-employment through business ownership. Locally-based, FranNet associates across the country help guide, educate and provide resources to those seeking to answer the question, “What do I want to be?”
Jonah Bascle, the 28-year-old local comedian ran for mayor as a platform to bring attention to New Orleans’ lack of accessibility for the disabled, died Tuesday morning of complications relating to muscular dystrophy — but friends and supporters vowed to ensure both his love of good humor and his activism to improve the city live on.
Liz Warner is a sleuth. Owner of New Orleans House Histories, she dogged researches to unveil the secrets that your house has been keeping from you. Who lived in your house before you? How old is it? What did it look like in the past? How did it fit into the development of your neighborhood? How did its owners or tenants play a role in the growth of New Orleans? What went on behind those closed doors? These questions and more can be answered when she sets out to explore your house’s history. She recently shared some of her favorite stories.
Girls on the Run, an organization that builds leadership in young girls through running and exercise, will celebrate its five years in New Orleans with its 5k biannual run open to all ages and running levels in Audubon Park this Saturday, Dec. 6.
The 2000 block of Coliseum Street — between Josephine and St. Andrew streets — will be closed today (Wednesday, Dec.) to through-traffic for repairs to a leaking water main, a day after the problem was described in an Uptown Messenger opinion column.
Nearly seven decades after Martin Wine Cellar first opened on Baronne Street in 1946, the beloved Uptown grocery and deli is finally just days away from returning to its original location with a re-opening planned for next week, just in time for the holiday season.
When Southern Rep opens its production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at Loyola University this week, tickets sold for preview shows Wednesday and Thursday will benefit Children’s Hospital.
Procrastinating until something becomes absolutely critical is undeniably an American tradition. And when it comes to procrastinating, New Orleans is always at the forefront.
There’s an example of this phenomenon just down the street and around the corner from my house. In the 2000 block of Coliseum Street there has long been a broken water or drainage line (it’s unclear which). It first became obvious over seven years ago when the street began to sink and the adjacent brick sidewalk began to break apart.
With little more than a a day of voting remaining, St. Michael Special School in the Irish Channel is in the lead to win a $10,000 event from Windsor Court hotel.
Rich Talarico, a producer of “Key & Peele” on Comedy Central and former writer for Saturday Night Live, is performing tonight (Sunday, Nov. 30) at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret Street.
Three runaway teenage girls have been reported missing from a residence in the Garden District, New Orleans police said.
In order to pay for facility repairs to make the church safer for children, the New Church on South Carrolton and Freret will host a fundraising dinner next weekend with catering by Copeland’s. The event will feature WWL-TV’s Sally Ann Roberts as main speaker, a jazz band, and both a silent and live auction. Tickets are $20 per person.
Danae arrived in Arkansas just in time for the annual Thanksgiving dinner at The Brookfield, where Vera, her 88-year old mother, resides. A place card on the table proclaimed “I am thankful for Vera.” It made her also reflect on the many things in New Orleans we are thankful for this year.
An unidentified woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in a garbage can in an alleyway that runs behind several homes on Danneel Street in Central City, New Orleans police say.