Mar 052014
 

A panel of leaders from different congregations across New Orleans — including Temple Sinai, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church and the Unitarian Universalist Church — will convene next week to discuss issues of sexuality and family planning during an interfaith perspective forum at Trinity Episcopal Church on (Monday) March 10. Continue reading »

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Mar 042014
 
(Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu marches on Jackson Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu King Garren Mims. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu King Garren Mims. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Mardi Gras day, the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure club celebrated the late South African president Nelson Mandela. Continue reading »

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Mar 032014
 
The Krewe of Proteus (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Proteus rolls with a float called The Great Work on Napoleon Avenue (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

On the final evening before Fat Tuesday, Proteus rolled with 20 floats themed “Ancient Elements of Alchemy,” followed by the Krewe of Orpheus’ 32 floats themed “Orpheus — The Enchanted World.”

Quentin Tarantino rides in the Krewe of Orpheus. (UptownMessenger.com)

Director Quentin Tarantino rides in the Krewe of Orpheus on St. Charles Avenue. (UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 032014
 
Bacchus Explores Sportsman's Paradise (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus Explores our Sportsman’s Paradise (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor/Musician Hugh Laurie reigned as King Bacchus XLVI. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor/Musician Hugh Laurie threw signature doubloons to the packed Napoleon street crowd. Laurie reigned as King Bacchus XLVI. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Bacchus 2014 explored Louisiana’s “Sportsman’s Paradise” slogan found on the state’s license plates. This year’s parade featured actor/musician Hugh Laurie from the television program House and New Orleans Saints’ all-pro defensive end Cameron Jordan. Continue reading »

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Mar 022014
 
A Thoth rider prepares a throw. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Thoth prepares a throw for the crowd on Henry Clay Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Okeanos rolled on Sunday with a theme celebrating the holidays, the Krewe of Mid-City presented its distinctive floats in “Fifty Shades of Green,” and the Krewe of Thoth nodded toward Sunday’s Oscars with a movie-themed parade.

The Krewe of Mid-City's "Green Hornet" float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City’s “Green Hornet” float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012014
 
Riders on the Krewe of Iris "Rock of Ages" float throw to the Napoleon Avenue crowds. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Krewe of Iris “Rock of Ages” float throw to the Napoleon Avenue crowds. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The all-female Krewe of Iris entertained Uptown crowds with a series of puns on the theme “Iris Rocks” on Saturday, while the Krewe of Tucks “Sporting Life” floats presented their namesake engaging in wordplay of a bawdier nature.

Riders toss beads from the Krewe of Tucks "Bat 'Er Up" float, featuring the double entendres throughout their "Sporting Life" theme. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders toss beads from the Krewe of Tucks “Bat ‘Er Up” float, featuring the double entendres throughout their “Sporting Life” theme. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 282014
 
A flying monkey perches on the Hermes "1974: The Wizard of Oz" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A flying monkey perches on the Hermes “1974: The Wizard of Oz” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Hermes presented a theme of “The Diamond Jubilee;” Le Krewe d’Etat skewered local and national public figures as “Under the Influence;” and the Krewe of Morpheus rolled with a theme of “Morpheus Cruises the Streets of New Orleans” on the Uptown parade route Friday evening.

A member of the Krewe d'Etat greets a child in the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the Krewe d’Etat greets a child in the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Morpheus pays tribute Jefferson Ave. with a giant Thomas Jefferson.

Morpheus pays tribute Jefferson Ave. with a giant Thomas Jefferson.

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Feb 282014
 
Boys and Girls Hope Race Judicata 2013 (via facebook.com)

Boys and Girls Hope Race Judicata 2013 (via facebook.com)

Bring your family even your dog for a 5k race and one-mile fun run (or walk) at Audubon Park on March 8, and help the Loyola University College of Law raise money for Boys Hope Girls Hope to provide safer environments for at-risk children. Continue reading »

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Feb 282014
 

Michael Kyrlakoudes (left) receives guitar pointers from Little Big Horns’ guitarist Russell Welch during the Sunday Jan. 26,2014 Youth Music Workshop at Tipitina's on Napoleon Avenue.

Michael Kyrlakoudes (left) receives guitar pointers from Little Big Horns’ guitarist Russell Welch during Youth Music Workshop at Tipitina’s in January (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Zach Brien).

Young music students can attend two free workshops this March, offered by the Tipitina’s Foundation. Continue reading »

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Feb 282014
 

A rendering of the Tulane Stadium released in September 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file image)

A rendering of the Tulane Stadium released in September 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file image)

When the Tulane Green Wave plays their first football game of the 2014-15 season against Georgia Tech on Sept. 6, they are expected to be doing so on the new Yulman Stadium on the Uptown campus, according to a report by Bradley Handwerger of our partners at WWL-TV.

Feb 282014
 

Three small Uptown streets — Rosa Park, Dunleith Court and Richmond Place — are all marked as “private” streets but no one pays taxes for them, a series of contradictions that dates back a century and that assessor Erroll Williams tells The Lens may have to end. Accounts conflict as to whether the city has maintained them, thus making them public, and it is also unclear who would be responsible for their taxes if they are kept private, The Lens reports. Continue reading »

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Feb 282014
 

Foti HeadshotDear Voters,

We all know that Sheriff Marlin Gusman has failed to bring any of the 171 provisions of the federal court-ordered Consent Decree into compliance.

These provisions were caused by management and leadership problems that a new building won’t fix. The Consent Decree exists because of Gusman’s inattention and refusal to address these problems over the years because he initially denied there were any problems.

 The Sheriff ’s Office is a poorly managed, inefficient operation with bloated consulting contracts that costs taxpayers millions annually.

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Feb 272014
 
A rider in the Krewe of Muses passes a throw to the crowd. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Muses passes a throw to the crowd. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon rolled with a theme of “Thanks for the Memories,” the Knights of Chaos used “Chaos Goes to Hell” for their satiric parade and the Krewe of Muses presented a series of puns themed “Ready to Wear You Out” Thursday evening on the Uptown parade route.

The Knights' of Chaos "Devil's Advocate" float mocks the purchase of The Advocate newspaper by John Georges. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights’ of Chaos “Devil’s Advocate” float mocks the purchase of The Advocate newspaper by John Georges. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon's "Pygmalion" float rolls onto Napoleon Avenue on Thursday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon’s “Pygmalion” float rolls onto Napoleon Avenue on Thursday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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