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.
My 11-year-old son used his allowance to purchase a BB gun at Academy Sports & Outdoors on a shopping trip with his grandfather a few weeks ago.
Needless to say, I wasn’t happy about it. My father, who grew up in Rosa, a rural agricultural community in St. Landry Parish, thought nothing of it. He grew up hunting deer, rabbit and whatever else was in season along with his eight brothers and scores of cousins. Back in his day, as kids, they handled real shotguns, not replicas, and missed weeks at a time of school to help his father in the fields.
About 7:15 p.m., the suspect entered a Metro PCS located in the 4100 block of Washington Avenue and pointed a gun at the cashier, according to an initial police report.
The Soul Rebels, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, and a Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will play a free concert at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium next week, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given to children from the Treme neighborhood during the holiday season.
Fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees, wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson). This holiday tradition goes back over 25 years in Uptown New Orleans. All proceeds go to support First UU Church and its various social justice and community service programs.