I’ll be honest. When I think of Halloween these days at four decades in I get a little, well, meh. For me the gusto goes primarily to my kids and their assorted notions. “Nerd vampire” here, “moustachioed lumberjack” there, maybe a growling bat, maybe a smiley cowgirl. Costuming druthers swirl into the ether, their ideas and pairings, until something likely unforeseen altogether comes to fruition. The freedom of imagination and living in a town where almost anything goes. Swoon. And to be 12!
November’s Freret Market will feature 90 artists and chefs, along with free live music by the Gold Magnolias and Louisiana Hellbenders for a day of local art, food, and music.
The man retreated into the fountain in the park before he was arrested on charges of trespassing, simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace, and experts say the case speaks yet again to a dangerous lack of resources in New Orleans to treat the mentally ill.
University of Memphis art history professor Dr. Nigel Strudwick will be visiting Tulane University this Friday (Oct. 31) to talk about thieves who tried to steal ancient Egypt’s treasures.
Strudwick will focus on treasure in Thebes and the Valley of Kings, and what made it so attractive.
A year into The Advocate’s entry into the New Orleans market, publisher John Georges says his newspaper’s content and cost models make it a front runner to become the preferred paper for residents across Louisiana.
Separate proposals for a Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor and a commercial kitchen for catering operations in Carrollton found themselves facing frustrated neighbors and hesitant officials during a City Planning meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
My son was 5 years old when he made the disturbing announcement that “Cornbread” had been shot.
He told me a detailed account of Cornbread dribbling a basketball in the rain when “they” shot him — shot him in the back! Panicked at the thought that my son might have somehow witnessed a murder, I interrogated him: Who is Cornbread? Who is “they”? Where did you see Cornbread? When did you see Cornbread?
It’s the most overused word in politics today. But every once in a while we learn about an elected official who exhibits bona fide leadership, living up to the qualities we’d expect from someone working on our behalf. Chairman Eric Skrmetta is an authoritative, commanding influence on the Public Service Commission. His leadership has shaped this state agency into one of the most efficient and envied in Louisiana.
A South Claiborne Avenue pedestrian was killed Monday when a dump truck crashed into a building and turned over, and emergency workers closed the downtown-bound side of the busy street to traffic near Martin Luther King Boulevard as they worked to clear the wreckage.
A chef at a popular Mid-City eatery hopes to open her own Mexican restaurant in Broadmoor, but first she will need to obtain commercial zoning for a former Broad Street drug store that neighbors have long fought to keep residential.
When it comes to Alcoholic Beverage Outlets (ABOs), the city is an irredeemable bully. Unless Mayor Landrieu steps in, it’s likely to continue.
Case in point: The Country Club, a bar and restaurant located in the Bywater, has long been famous for amenities such as its pool and sauna. It is also known for its freewheeling, hedonistic atmosphere particularly characterized by its “clothing optional” policy.
By Lauren Saizan for UptownMessenger.com
The Freret Street Neighborhood Center has been taken over by monsters, witches and creatures that are one of a kind.
This is all in preparation for the upcoming Freret Neighborhood Center’s Halloween Party held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 — this year at a new location, All Nations Fellowship at 2524 Napoleon Ave. Costumes are being collected for the children in the neighborhood who cannot afford one, said Yasin Southall, Freret Neighborhood Center community organizer.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon on Washington Avenue in Central City, New Orleans police said.
Loyola University will host its annual candlelight vigil and march against sexual assault this Wednesday (Oct. 29) with an estimated 600 participants. The march will start from the Marquette lawn on Loyola’s campus and move down St. Charles to Tulane’s campus, where survivors will share their stories.
Louisiana voters have a real opportunity on Election Day to clean up the Louisiana Public Service Commission by electing consumer champion and energy expert Forest Wright over Eric Skrmetta, the current LPSC chairman who has time and again sided with monopoly utility companies against consumers while taking massive amounts of contributions from those very companies he is charged to regulate on behalf of the public.