After Saturday’s massive second-line tribute through the New Orleans French Quarter, hundreds more David Bowie fans converged on Prytania Theatre on Sunday night to sell out two showings of his cult-favorite film “Labyrinth.”
Audubon Charter School plans to explore legal action to fend off what could be major upcoming cuts to its state funding, officials said Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, the French consulate is continuing to pursue efforts to foster the creation of a French-immersion high school in the city, urging partnership between the existing schools toward that goal.
New Orleanians love international food and Mexican food is no exception. However, Uptowners crave the authentic, we are not a crowd clamoring for a Chimichanga. Tex-Mex also doesn’t cut it. Two new restaurants on Magazine are satisfying Uptown’s need for fresh authentic Mexican Cuisine.
The #STOPPOVERTY Summit is an event that honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by highlighting his work in organizing the Poor Peoples Campaign. The event will take place at Sixth Baptist Church, located at 928 Felicity Street, from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Jan. 16, and it will include guest speakers, interactive dialogue, and information on successful strategies in the reduction of poverty.
The first time Sylvain owner Robert LeBlanc presented his idea for a restaurant in a former Magazine Street spa to the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association back in late 2013, it was just to share an intriguing idea. Then, in spring of 2014, LeBlanc returned to the group again, seeking their help in getting his concept through the New Orleans City Council.
When Leblanc appeared again this week, just about the only uncertainty left about Cavan was the exact day it will open.
“We think it’s going to be the first weekend after Mardi Gras,” LeBlanc said, then laughed. “But don’t hold me to that.”
As Baton Rouge area residents listen President Obama’s remarks on Medicaid expansion today, we can’t help but think how strange our politics are getting. Governor Jon Bel Edwards can’t get his choice for speaker elected but at least St. Rep Walt Leger gets the consolation prize of Pro Tem. The next day Governor Edwards signs an Executive Order expanding Medicaid for a couple hundred thousand Louisiana residents who cannot afford health insurance, which made the President want to visit here this week. Who else noticed that Congressman Cedric Richmond was with the President on Air Force One?
Plans to renovate the former Our Lady of Good Counsel school on Louisiana Avenue into a 22-unit apartment building received a initial approval from city officials on Tuesday, bolstered by support from neighbors in the Garden District Association.
Paul Simon recently let the cat out of the bag. He will appear at this year’s JazzFest, but otherwise, historically performers stay hush hush regarding their participation until festival organizer’s reveal the line up en masse. And that usually happens right about now. As such, the wild hair of getting back on that prognostication horse has tempted me yet again.
And through divination, conjurings, and tea leaf readings—but mostly looking at existing, published tour schedules—I submit the following 10 predictions. Consider Mr. Simon lagniappe that you may or may not have already known.
Did you just make a resolution to eat healthier and support youth leadership in 2016? Well, Grow Dat Youth Farm’s got you covered!
Rachael Levine, a Junior at Lusher Charter High School, has been selected for the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Rachael, a cellist, will perform during Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season in February with the Honors Symphony Orchestra. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.
New Orleans police are hoping the public can help identify the suspect in a robbery attempt at the Burger King on South Carrollton Avenue last week, authorities said.
The Prytania Theatre will present a special screening of Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy classic “Labyrinth” on Sunday night in tribute to the film’s otherworldly star David Bowie, whose death of cancer at age 69 was announced on Monday.
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A kitchen fire in a second-floor apartment spread to a neighboring apartment and three Magazine Street businesses below Monday night, but everyone escaped the three-alarm blaze without injury, New Orleans firefighters said.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) will host its 9th annual Fit For a King Conference in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Thursday, Jan. 15. This year’s conference theme is “Bringing Justice Home: Fair Housing in an Era of Displacement and Growing Inequality”, and acclaimed civil rights activist Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker.
The state education board’s recent recommendation to extend the charter for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans by an additional seven years will play a crucial role as the young school seeks financing to renovate the former Priestley school in Carrollton for its upper grades, officials said Monday night.
St. George’s Episcopal School will host Open Houses for students from age 1 year to 8th grade on January 14th and 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 923 Napoleon Avenue, the school has been a leader in New Orleans education since 1969. With the ongoing expansion of the Early Childhood Center and the continued success of Lower and Middle School students, St. George’s is committed to continuing its legacy of excellent education.
A 49-year-old man was shot Friday on the corner of First Street and Claiborne Avenue, according to New Orleans police.
Police said he was approached by a man armed with a black handgun shortly before 2 p.m.
He was taken to a local hospital after the man shot him.
City Planning officials are set to discuss the proposal of an apartment building located at the former Our Lady of Good Counsel School at a City Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon.