“I play the cello, but I’m not a cellist,” clarifies Keller Strings’ Paula Keller Smith. Paula, her husband John, and their charming 10 year old Boston terrier Cooper became Riverbend’s newest New Orleanians June 1, 2013, transplanting their decades-old business in stringed instrument restoration and repair from Kansas. To meet them and hear their story is at once refreshing and uplifting: one part love story, two parts musical passion, and a liberal sprinkling of creativity and drive and voila! (or viola!), you have New Orleans’ latest — for lack of a better descriptor — “violin shop.”
Pieces from a prominent French Quarter collector, other local estates, and Part 3 of the John Scheffler Mardi Gras Collection are just a hint of what will come up for bid at Crescent City Auction Gallery Feb 15-16.
The auction will take place at the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans. Over 1,300 works of art will be up for grabs, including Newcomb and George Ohr pottery, American and European (mainly French) furniture, sterling silver, estate jewelry, fine decorative accessories and more.
Share your viewpoint on public-school education policy-making and reform at a community breakfast with the Orleans Public Education Network at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School.
Award-winning Iranian-American poet and writer Roger Sedarat will be doing a poetry reading at Tulane University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 13). Sedarat is known for his works, “Ghazal Games” and ”Letters to the Islamic Republic”.
The Corps giveth and the Corps taketh away: The large structures blocking Jefferson Avenue near Magazine Street are in the process of being moved in time for Mardi Gras parades to make their usual turns around that corner, but soon afterward a four-block stretch of Prytania will close for about a year, officials said Wednesday.
Federal immigration authorities are now seeking to detain all three suspects arrested by New Orleans police in last week’s home-invasion robbery in the Garden District, officials said.
A man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning in Broadmoor and another robbery case was reported Sunday evening in the university area, raising the toll of incidents in the area to eight in about five days, and New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help to find a Hyundai SUV that may have been involved in some of the cases.
Mr. Landrieu, tear down this fence.
I am speaking, of course, of the fence that has spanned the end of Newcomb Boulevard at Freret Street for the past several years. The installation of the fence was approved by the city at the behest of Newcomb’s well-heeled, well-connected residents who were concerned about through traffic clogging their street.
The New Orleans Comedy and Arts festival has become larger and funnier every year, and this year headliners include Danny Pudi from NBC’s “Community” and his “Siblings of Doctors” sketch group, comedian Neil Hamburger and several MTV stars.
A rash of four armed robberies was reported in the Broadmoor and university areas Saturday evening, New Orleans police said.
Explore Israeli culture this month at the Israel Coffeehouse Series presented by the New Orleans Jewish Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19. The events include a film screening, literature readings and a shaskshua dinner.
The International School of Louisiana has been designated as one of the first state-certified World Language Immersion Schools, officials announced. The school will be given the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seal of excellence for the quality and methods of teaching language immersion classes to children in New Orleans and Jefferson parish.
The first reports that will show what progress has been made in addressing “inhumane” conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison are due in a matter of weeks, according to live coverage of a panel discussion at Loyola University on the jail consent decree by Della Hasselle of MidCityMessenger.com.
If you are interested in pursuing an MBA in a local program, Loyola University will host an open house for potential applicants Tuesday (Feb. 11).
At the event, prospective students can meet alumni and faculty as well as have the opportunity to ask questions about other graduate programs. Those who attend the open house on Tuesday night can have their application fee waived.
A man robbing a woman Wednesday evening in Broadmoor struck her two children’s backpacks off of them during the attack, New Orleans police said.
More than 13,000 customers in Uptown New Orleans lost power late Thursday evening and early Friday morning, Entergy officials confirmed.
A quick response from officers and “amazing police work” Wednesday night led to the arrest of three men in Metairie less than two hours after they allegedly tied up and robbed a Garden District couple at gunpoint, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in a news conference Thursday afternoon.
The officers of the Sixth District “did what I would classify as some amazing police work,” Serpas said. “Some people were injured and hurt in our community, and these officers did a tremendous job.”