Jan 262011
 

“If we can see you, we can dress you.” That is the motto of Essence Fashions, a brand new fashion, gift, and accessory store now open on Magazine Street. Owned and operated by Stephanie and Benjamin Milburn, who, along with their family, moved to New Orleans one year ago, Essence Fashions has the latest designer clothing, apparel, and accessories for women, men, and children. Continue reading »

Jan 252011
 

With today’s announcement of this year’s Academy Awards nominees, the Prytania Theatre made an announcement of its own: between now and March 3, the Uptown cinema will be hosting a full slate of Oscar contenders.

The “Best Picture Series” is already underway with showings of The King’s Speech, which led the field with 12 nominations. Through the next several weeks, the Black Swan, Oscar-nominated short films, “True Grit” and “The Fighter” will all be shown, the cinema announced.

Jan 252011
 

“You want to work right at the edge of what you know and understand.”

Addressing a packed Dixon Hall at Tulane University on Monday evening, former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass read from his work and offered reflections on a life in poetry as part of an ongoing series of events bringing noted writers and poets to Tulane’s campus.

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Jan 242011
 

A controversial Pilates studio will lower its Magazine Street facade and provide a handful of additional parking spaces in a nearby lot during peak hours, but those concessions were voluntary and all that upset neighbors can expect, city officials told a crowd of more than 100 people Monday evening. Continue reading »

Jan 242011
 

While the family of Errol Meeks continues to grieve his death, they told ABC26 News reporter Sandra Gonzalez on Sunday that they take some solace that William Baham, Meeks’ accused killer, turned himself into authorities rather than allowing the cycle of violence to continue.

 

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Jan 242011
 

Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband, Joseph Wilson, will speak at Tulane on Tuesday evening.

Public meetings and distinguished visitors dominate the calendar for the next two days. Tonight, City Councilmember Susan Guidry hosts a community meeting to discuss the planning process for the Romney Pilates Studio, and former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass will give a poetry reading at Tulane.

Tuesday night features concurrent speaking events by former political operatives Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson, and across Tulane’s campus, the founder of the Posse Foundation, Deborah Bial.

See below for more information about what’s happening Uptown.

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Jan 242011
 

Tim LaCrosse is a local artist who has been hand carving jewelry for the last 10 years in the New Orleans area. LaCrosse’s designs vary from traditional fleur-de-lis jewelry, to more unique organic pieces that express the beauty of Louisiana.

LaCrosse will be featuring his latest line of jewelry, which is Louisiana sunken cypress hand inlaid in sterling silver at Palmer Park Arts Market this Saturday. The cypress used in LaCrosse’s jewelry was sunken in the local bayou for over 100 years.

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Jan 242011
 

The January anti-crime march in the NOPD Second District will begin and end at the Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center, 4025 S. Saratoga, pausing along the way to honor crash victim Mariah Woods.

Two Uptown neighborhoods that have suffered from fatal violence in the last month, Milan and the River Garden development, will host the New Orleans Police Department’s monthly anti-crime marches starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Continue reading »

Jan 232011
 

Uptown New Orleans could be represented by as few as three seats when the state House of Representatives is redistricted using the new Census numbers this year, according to an analysis by Bill Barrow and Ed Anderson of the Times-Picayune. Continue reading »

Jan 232011
 

William Baham (OPCSO booking photo)

William Baham, who was wanted on a murder charge in connection with last week’s fatal shooting of Errol Meeks on Freret Street, surrendered at the First District station on North Rampart last night, according to a NOPD news release Sunday afternoon.

Baham was booked about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, according to the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office. Details on the surrender were not available, but Second District police had been concerned that Baham could be the target of retaliatory violence if he remained at large.

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