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Alliance Française offers French classes for every skill level. Whether you’re new to the language or need better practice, we’re happy to have you.
Learn about our speed-dating style Speak Easy on Dec. 8, our phonetics workshop Dec. 12, and our mini session classes, which explore topics such as News in France with TV5 Monde.
The Axiom Artist Collective will host “Delivering Culture”, an art show featuring the Jazz Stork Series by artist Bryan Brown, this Saturday, Nov. 14. The series represents the birth of the culture and traditions of New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public.
The former Walter L. Cohen High School — which only a few years ago was a bottom-barrel F-rated school labeled one of the most dangerous in America — is on the precipice of scoring a B rating, officials with New Orleans College Prep charter organization said Thursday, a crucial step towards alumni goal of restoring it to the glory of decades past.
But Sylvanie Williams elementary, the same organization’s first charter school, saw its scores slip again last year as state charter-renewal deadlines loom ever closer.
St. Katharine Drexel Prep will host Prep Fest on Magazine this Saturday as part of their 100-year celebration. The fest will feature dance performances, musical performances, local cuisine and art, and games for children.
If Santa Claus can’t make it down your chimney, you may want to leave him a note not to drop this year’s Christmas presents outside your front door.
The New Orleans Police Department is searching for three alleged Grinches who have swiped packages from in front of Uptown homes — one of whom who has been jailed numerous times on similar charges — and despite their efforts, they say it’s a problem that’s only likely to continue as the holidays approach.
The MAX (St. Mary’s Academy, St. Augustine High School, and Xavier University Preparatory, now St. Katharine Drexel Prep) will unite for a joint mixer this Thursday, Nov. 12, followed by St. Katharine’s centennial homecoming celebration, Nov. 16-21. The homecoming theme is “Masquerade on Magazine”, and all listed events are free to the public.
Two victims, ages 35 and 32, were robbed by five men at gunpoint Wednesday evening in Central City, according to New Orleans police.
Are voters of Louisiana ready to forgive David Vitter? We’re not so sure.
Vitter is now openly discussing ‘the worst mistake of his life.’ We believe in the power of forgiveness and the opportunity for people to atone for their sins in order to rebuild their lives. Let’s face it: adultery is more common that many people like to admit. Even the number of extramarital relationships sought by women is rising.
But we’re not sure the public can forgive him enough to elect him as Louisiana’s next governor.
An aggravated rape was reported Wednesday evening on Foucher Street, in the Milan neighborhood of Uptown, New Orleans police said in an initial report.
American-born Israeli author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will speak at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Uptown tonight as part of the Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Month. He will discuss his book, “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation”, and its themes. The event is free and open to the public.
A woman driving over the Palmetto Street overpass was rammed by another vehicle that followed her to residential area in Metairie, where its occupants attacked her and took her car Monday night, New Orleans police said.
The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will host its annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon this Thursday, Nov. 12. Honorees include David Fennelly for Outstanding Philanthropy and Fred H. Meyers for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.
By Charlotte Gill
There’s a new sport in town, and it’s figuring out how to avoid road construction as you navigate across the city. As frustrating as it is for drivers trying to get from point A to point B every day, it is a matter of grave economic concern for New Orleans’ local independent retailers that live and die by the amount of foot traffic that walks through their doors, particularly over the holiday season.
Freret Street Poboys offers quality southern food and New Orleans classics right in the neighborhood. If you want the comfort of a home-cooked meal without the hassle of cooking it yourself, we’ve got you covered. We provide meal packs for families of four and dinner for all until 7 p.m. every Wednesday to Friday.
Less than two months ago, the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School had all but given up on their years-long quest to find a home in the city’s burgeoning downtown biomedical district, citing exorbitant costs there.
On Monday night, however, Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis announced that he has taken up the cause, and is in talks over a parcel downtown to build a campus modeled after a similar nationally-ranked school for health science in Houston.
Though not depicted that way in movies and other popular media, the truth is that the human body is extremely fragile.
It’s a common trope. Action heroes crash cars in spectacular ways and keep on fighting; they don’t have muscle strains, slipped discs, or pinched nerves as one would expect when being jerked around suddenly at high speeds. The hero can take down several of his opponents by simply rendering them unconscious; none of them die or lapse into comas as one would expect where a person is knocked out for more than a few minutes.
The reality is that injury-causing events, even relatively simple ones, can easily have dire consequences. Such consequences were felt on Oct. 15, on Frenchman Street, when Doug David, a tourist visiting from California, was punched in the street by local resident Christopher Smith. David fell onto the pavement, snapping his neck. He was left paralyzed from the neck down.