Jan 302012
 

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (via justice.gov)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver a lecture titled “Protecting ‘The Most Basic Right’: Voting Rights Enforcement in the 21st Century” at noon Friday at Tulane Law School in a free event that’s open to the public, university officials said. Continue reading »

Jan 302012
 

A free legal clinic for veterans will be held Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Lyons Street, sponsored in part by the Young Lawyers Section of the American Bar Association, according to an email from Marshall Hevron. Continue reading »

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Jan 302012
 

Owen Courreges

Warning: I have just returned from New Orleans Comic-Con. Thus, I have not had a great deal of time to research a column topic. What follows may be a random, flowing stream of consciousness , but without the literary pedigree of James Joyce.

New Orleans Comic-Con. There has never been a more wretched hive of nerd and geekiness. Splayed out across numerous booths are enough comic books, posters, steampunk accessories, unapproachable “booth girls,” fake weapons and aging B-list celebrities to choke a bantha. Continue reading »

Jan 302012
 

“Set Your Phasers to Stunning,” the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus’ second annual sci-fi fashion show, will be Saturday, Feb. 11, at The Big Top on Clio Street after the Sparta and Pygmalion parades have passed. Continue reading »

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Jan 302012
 

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is delighted to announce a new photo exhibit going up at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in the French Quarter! The exhibit, entitled “New Orleans Music Legends,” opens on Thursday, February 2nd, at the National Park Service location at 916 N. Peters in the French Quarter, featuring work by Charles Ted and Andrea Carin Oliphant. Moldaner’s is proud to have printed this great exhibit.

Whether you have an upcoming exhibit or just need some family photos done, Moldaner’s is ranked one of the top camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email moldaners@aol.com for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. Limited-time only specials are available by Liking the Moldaner’s Facebook page, or visit the Moldaner’s website at www.moldaners.com for more information.

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Jan 292012
 

It’s chilly out there, so come on in to Fresco Cafe and try the new soup and salad special. For just $9, take your pick of a small Fresco salad (red onion, tomatos, artichokes, mixed greens, balsamic vinegrette dressing) or caesar salad (romaine, shredded parmesan, homemade croutons and homemade caesar dressing) plus your choice of soup of the day: currently, baked potato soup and roasted red pepper gouda. There’s no better or more affordable way to warm up on a cold winter’s afternoon, so come on in and try it today!

Whether you’re looking for a place to grab lunch between classes (Fresco Cafe accepts the Tulane SplashCard and NolaBucks), or need a spot to meet clients or colleagues, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice. Fresco Cafe is located at 7625 Maple Street, and is open from 11-10 nightly. For more information visit the Fresco Cafe website at http://www.frescocafe.us/, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at http://www.frescoonline.com/.

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Jan 292012
 

Benjamin Morris

“These are not just photographs on a wall. These are people, and many families in New Orleans can trace their histories to this place. We’re telling our own stories, as we should be. This is family history, yes, but this is also Louisiana history.”

So says Jennifer Williams, director of the McKenna Museum of African-American Art, and curator of a photography exhibition on predominantly African-American communities in the River Road, “Becoming Home.” Recently extended from its appearance with PhotoNola, and now on view through Mardi Gras, this is a rare, compelling exhibition, and one not to be missed.

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Jan 282012
 

The Stooges Brass Band leads the SilenceIsViolence peace walk down Magazine Street. Organized as part of "Strike Against Crime" week, the second line began and ended at a community picnic at Lyons Park and included New Orleans firefighters, police, the Original Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club, members of the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association and bystanders who joined along the way. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 282012
 

By Patti Lapeyre

Just this past Wednesday, four known juveniles were hiding behind bushes in the S. Saratoga/Joseph Street neighborhood after school hours.  After questioning, police found one of the four was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet for a violent offense. Continue reading »

Jan 282012
 

Tentative designs for the lunch terrace along Joseph Street at Lusher High School.

With a new playground set to open Monday on the Willow Street campus, Lusher Charter School officials are turning their attention to the next project: a lunch terrace for middle and high school students at the Fortier building on Freret Street. Continue reading »

Jan 282012
 

There’s never been a better time to join the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, but time is running out. From now until the end of the month, the JCC is waiving the joining fee on ALL new memberships at both the Uptown and Metairie locations, a savings of up to $125! With new facilities in the gym, new classes and camps, and new events and programming for the whole family, the JCC has your new year covered.

Keep reading for the news from the JCC.

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Jan 272012
 

In separate cases, two women inside their homes were shot by stray bullets from gunfire outside last week. (map via NOPD.com)

A Central City woman was injured by a stray bullet last week while she was asleep in her South Saratoga Street home, the second person within a week’s time to be hit by gunfire from outside while within her own home. Continue reading »