Apr 272015
 
A homeowner in the 1200 block of Lowerline examines a power line pulled down by a falling tree branch in his front yard during Monday morning's storms. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A homeowner in the 1200 block of Lowerline examines a power line pulled down by a falling tree branch in his front yard during Monday morning’s storms. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Outages as of 6:04 p.m. (via Entergy)

Outages as of 6:04 p.m. (via Entergy)

More than 11,000 New Orleans homes and businesses remain without power as the sun sets Monday evening, and some of those could last as long as Wednesday, though 400 more workers are en route to the city from Baton Route to aid with the recovery, Entergy officials said. Continue reading »

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Apr 272015
 

See below for live coverage via Twitter of the aftermath of Monday’s storms around Uptown New Orleans from UptownMessenger.com.

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Apr 272015
 
Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Owen Courreges

In case of emergency, call 911. Then wait. And wait. And wait.

If you wait long enough, there’s some chance the line will just disconnect. Then you can try again. Repeat as necessary.

This was certainly the lesson learned by onlookers to a shooting this past Wednesday in the Lower Garden District on Magazine Street. The pair, two workers toiling away in an nearby office, heard the sound of gunshots and then peered out the window to view the aftermath. There, they saw some men scrambling. Thankfully, nobody was hit.

Both of the witnesses dutifully called 911. The first waited for nearly three minutes for her call to be answered. The other waited the same amount of time… only to be disconnected. Continue reading »

Apr 262015
 

A map of the Carrollton area, via NOPD. The robberies from this morning have not yet appeared on the crime maps.

A map of the Carrollton area, via NOPD. The robberies from this morning have not yet appeared on the crime maps.

Two women were each hit by armed assailants in two separate robberies overnight within minutes of each other in the Carrollton neighborhood, New Orleans Police said Sunday morning, and another woman was attacked in a home invasion on Baronne Street in Central City. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
A NOPD lieutenant and sergeant confer at the corner of St. Andrew and Magazine, following Wednesday's shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD lieutenant and sergeant confer at the corner of St. Andrew and Magazine, following Wednesday’s shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A 19-year-old man has been identified as the shooter in Wednesday morning’s burst of gunfire on Magazine Street, and the 19-year-old woman who drove his getaway vehicle has been arrested as his accomplice, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans campus on Patton Street.

The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans campus on Patton Street.

The governing board of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans on Thursday night reversed a decision made earlier this month to expand to a building on Poydras Street next year, but school leaders said it was because the costs of remaining in the current buildings had lowered dramatically — not because of a “nasty” outcry from parents that led to the sudden resignation of one board member. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
(image via NOPD)

(image via NOPD)

An unidentified man punched another person in the face, knocking him to the ground, and then made off with his wallet earlier this week in front of the Sandpiper Lounge on Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans police said, and investigators are now hoping surveillance images of the suspect will lead to his arrest. Continue reading »

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Apr 232015
 
Public Service Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Scott Angelle (at right) is joined by Phil Nugent (left) and Bob Edmundson at a recent campaign event in New Orleans. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Public Service Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Scott Angelle (at right) is joined by Phil Nugent (left) and Bob Edmundson at a recent campaign event in New Orleans. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

As Acadiana-based gubernational candidate and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle made the rounds at a Cajun Fais Do Do held in his honor last night in New Orleans, he reminded the close to 100 attendees that Louisiana voters have a history of electing governors who hail from Acadiana — Edwin Edwards and Kathleen Blanco — and that several of our recent governors — Mike Foster and Buddy Roemer — were early dark horses.

One of nine children whose father headed up the state’s Wildlife and Fisheries department and passed down his passion for the environment, Angelle was quick to differentiate himself from front-runner U.S. Senator David Vitter and his old boss Bobby Jindal. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
Lycee Francais board member Erin Greenwald applauds the selection of new board members during a May 2013 meeting of the school's governing board. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Lycee Francais board member Erin Greenwald applauds the addition of new board members during a May 2013 meeting of the school’s governing board. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The building at 2239 Poydras Street, photographed in June 2014. (via Google Maps)

The building at 2239 Poydras Street, photographed in June 2014. (via Google Maps)

A Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orleans board member who led major efforts to find a school leader and more space for the growing charter school has resigned, as parents seek to revisit a decision by her facilities committee to expand the school to a space on Poydras Street in Mid-City next year. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 
John William Godward, "A Signal", 1918, oil on canvas, 31 ¾ ” high x 24” wide

John William Godward, “A Signal”, 1918, oil on canvas, 31 ¾ ” high x 24” wide

An art exhibition featuring over fifty notable works

M.S. Rau Antiques’ critically acclaimed fine art exhibition Innocence. Temptation. Power: The Evolution of Women in Art is ending on May 4, 2015. There are only 10 days left to see masterpieces from the Renaissance era until the Modern age before this exhibition comes to a close. Free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 9:00AM-5:00PM, don’t miss over 50 masterworks inspired by women throughout the ages.

Innocence. Temptation. Power: The Evolution of Women in Art traces the evolving representation of women and the female body, archetypes of ideal beauty and model behavior, and the interplay between art and society. Organized by recognized expert in 18th and 19th century fine art, art patron and owner of M.S. Rau, William Rau, the exhibition includes more than fifty notable works, many of which are exhibited for the first time, by fine art masters including William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Leon Gerome, Henri Matisse, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Norman Rockwell, among others. Continue reading »

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Apr 222015
 

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Band of Excellence performs during Battle of the Bands at the "Instruments A-Comin" benefit concert, silent auction and community arts fair in front of Tipitina's in May 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree hill)

Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ benefit concert and community festival uses its proceeds to purchase new musical instruments for New Orleans area school band programs. The outdoor event is free and open to the public early next week, and the indoor concert features several performing artists. Continue reading »

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Apr 222015
 
Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Three New Orleans police officers examine the crosswalk along Magazine Street where gunfire broke out on Wednesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Gunfire broke out on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District on Wednesday morning, but this far no injuries have been reported in the shooting, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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