May 212016
 
The Lusher Charter School board was surrounded by teachers and others to hear about the union issue on April 16. A similar crowd filled the board's meeting room on Saturday, May 21. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The Lusher Charter School board was surrounded by teachers and others to hear about the union issue on April 16. A similar crowd filled the board’s meeting room on Saturday, May 21. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The division that Lusher board members described leading up to this week’s vote on a teacher’s union exploded into public view on Saturday afternoon in a series of heated exchanges about the school’s diversity, its contract with Tulane University, its mounting legal costs and, of course, teacher morale. Continue reading »

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May 202016
 
The Bayou Bell Choir (via https://m.facebook.com/St-Andrews-Handbell-Choir-901526643306513/)

The Bayou Bell Choir (via https://m.facebook.com/St-Andrews-Handbell-Choir-901526643306513/)

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host the Bayou Bell Choir from Lake Charles on Saturday afternoon, playing over 18 selections of songs from favorite films and Broadway stages. The free hour program will be followed by a brief question and answer period and reception with refreshments. Continue reading »

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May 202016
 
Pan-Seared Red Snapper over Israeli Couscous, Grilled Vegetables and Basil-Lime Vinaigrette (Kristine Froeba)

Pan-Seared Red Snapper over Israeli Couscous, Grilled Vegetables and Basil-Lime Vinaigrette (Kristine Froeba)

Chef Dominique Macquet has once again arrived on Magazine Street. This time, he is the Executive Chef of Saveur. The lauded Chef of two former New Orleans’ restaurants, his namesake Dominique’s at the Marriott, and before that, The Bistro at the Maison de Ville, is again at the helm of his own kitchen. Two of Macquet’s restaurants were Downtown. This one is Uptown. Uptowners are the better for it.

Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

There are two cookbooks on Amazon: “Dominique’s Fresh Flavors: Cooking with Latitude in New Orleans” and “Dominique’s Tropical Latitudes.” Macquet’s awards and accolades are far too long to list. Two include Esquire Magazine’s naming Dominique’s one of the Top 20 Best New Restaurants in 1997. A year later, Bon Appetit included Macquet as one of the nation’s seven best.
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May 202016
 
A diagram demonstrating the parts of a bioswale included in a presentation by city officials.

A diagram demonstrating the parts of a bioswale included in a presentation by city officials.

If all goes as planned, the Lower Garden District will soon get a 600-foot-long bioswale along Coliseum Square Park, thanks to money pledged by the Sewerage and Water Board to give the city more green infrastructure. Continue reading »

May 202016
 

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May 192016
 
A Lycee Francais banner hangs from the roof at the former Priestley campus in July 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Lycee Francais banner hangs from the roof at the former Priestley campus in July 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school named the Blitch Knevel architectural firm to lead the master planning of its expansion to the Priestley campus in Carrollton, perhaps the most significant step forward on the major renovation project since the purchase of the building a year ago. Continue reading »

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May 192016
 

Geno Oliver (via NOPD)

Geno Oliver (via NOPD)

New Orleans police have identified the man they say shot a woman in the neck during a robbery last week on Fontainebleau Drive, and they are seeking the public’s help finding him.

Meanwhile, the gunman in a separate armed robbery on Delachaise Street in Broadmoor abandoned the car he arrived in at the scene, police say. Continue reading »

May 192016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Republican State Rep. Kenny Havard’s proposed “joke” amendment to Senate Bill 468 mandating that strippers be no older than 28 years of age or weigh no more than 160 pounds is just the latest example that many male elected officials still haven’t figured out that women deserve respect, let alone equal pay for equal work. Continue reading »

May 192016
 
(image via New Orleans Film Society)

(image via New Orleans Film Society)

The New Orleans Film Society and the Coliseum Square Association will continue their annual early-summer love affair with the free outdoor showing of another cult film, “The Princess Bride,” on Saturday evening. Continue reading »

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May 182016
 
Owners Demian Estevez and Angee Jackson (photo by Randy Schmidt)

Mojo Coffeehouse Owners Demian Estevez and Angee Jackson (photo by Randy Schmidt)

Mojo Coffeehouse will celebrate a decade in business with a “10 Years and Still Here” Sidewalk Party from 4 to 7 p.m. this Sunday, May 22. The coffee shop invites the community to come and celebrate its anniversary and hear an expansion announcement at its flagship location, located at 1500 Magazine Street.

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