Nov 102013
 
Linn James says a prayer to her son Christopher Guilbeau Jr. and tells him she loves him while visiting his grave in Avondale on Oct. 28, 2013. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Lynn James says a prayer to her son Christopher Guilbeau Jr. and tells him she loves him while visiting his grave in Avondale on Oct. 28, 2013. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

When 26-year-old Christopher Guilbeau Jr. was shot on Elysian Fields Avenue in 2007, he survived but was stricken blind. When he suddenly died from his injuries in 2009, it was his mother’s life that plunged into darkness.

“The people who are doing the murdering are not just hurting the mothers and the fathers of the child they are hurting,” Lynn James said. “They are hurting generations of people. They are hurting those young men’s children and cousins and nephews and grandparents. You are hurting a whole world of people who you will never know because of something senseless.” Continue reading »

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Nov 072013
 

Tia Williams as Dolly, with Ross Bollinger (Vandergelder), Andrew King (Cornelius) and Grayson Gold (Barnaby). (submitted photo)

Tia Williams as Dolly, with Ross Bollinger (Vandergelder), Andrew King (Cornelius) and Grayson Gold (Barnaby). (submitted photo)

Lusher Charter School’s rendition of “Hello, Dolly” from this weekend’s production of the musical won the school a $10,000 first-place prize to enhance the school music program in Popeye’s “Love that Music” contest, the school has announced. Continue reading »

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Nov 072013
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Mayor Landrieu could be encouraging his CAO Andy Kopplin to enter the At-Large Council race against Stacy Head in order to preserve his legacy when the Mayor runs for Governor, according to the hottest rumor circulating among politicos lately — and the theory may make some sense. Continue reading »

Nov 062013
 
The Magazine Street view of the redevelopment. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

The Magazine Street view of the redevelopment. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

The proposed redevelopment from the corner of Magazine and Nashville. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

The proposed redevelopment from the corner of Magazine and Nashville. (rendering by Studio WTA architects)

Three buildings at the corner of Magazine and Nashville are slated for an upcoming redevelopment and reconfiguration that will likely mean a reshuffling of the shops there, business owners and neighbors said this week.

Back in the summer, the Butler Callahan Holdings development company bought the property at the end of the 5700 block of Magazine where Rare Cuts, Vom Fass and Parcels and Post are currently located. Their plan, according to a letter sent to neighbors, is to renovate the three buildings, aligning the front of the corner building with the other two and joining the three structures into one contiguous space. Continue reading »