Big Sam’s Funky Nation will headline a fundraising celebration Friday night at NOLA Brewing for The Roots of Music, an educational project that trains New Orleans schoolchildren to play the city’s traditional music.
With the major U.S. midterm elections now in the rearview mirror, school officials around New Orleans are now looking to the Dec. 6 runoff.
While Louisiana decides between Bill Cassidy and Mary Landrieu for U.S. Senator, New Orleans voters will also decide whether to renew a property tax that will begin building a citywide fund to maintain school buildings in Orleans Parish — which some school leaders say is crucial to ending the decades-long cycle of neglect and deterioration at city school buildings.
The Holy Name of Jesus School annual “Gator Fest” fundraiser carnival — featuring live music, food and fairground rides — will be held this weekend, school officials said.
Last week’s allegation that a student was raped on the campus of Lusher High School has been proven to be untrue and the victim has since withdrawn her complaint, school and New Orleans police officials said Wednesday morning.
The Urban Conservancy, a non-profit organization in New Orleans, is having their 2014 annual Urban Heroes Gala Saturday, Nov. 15, to celebrate three visionaries recognized by The Urban Conservancy and StayLocal, a non-profit organization that is the Greater New Orleans area’s independent business alliance. The event will feature food, drink and The Laissez Boys and Camel Toe Lady Steppers.
A man seeking money for alcohol attacked a 54-year-old victim with a glass bottle and took his wallet Sunday evening, New Orleans police said, and investigators are asking for the public’s help locating him.
By 10:30 a.m. yesterday, the eve of the 2014 mid-term elections, I had already received three political campaign calls.
When my cell rang for the third time in an hour with a call from yet another unfamiliar phone number, I was beyond perturbed. I heard President Barack Obama’s voice and immediately hung up.
Yes, I hung up on the leader of the Free World.
Election day is tomorrow. If you’re like me, you’re relishing in the opportunity to vote for a smattering of ill-considered proposals and lackluster candidates in the vain, fleeting hope of actually making this city a better place.
However, I am also aware that there are those of you who are just short of hopelessly ignorant when it comes to the proposed state constitutional amendments. Usually, constitutional amendments are for matters of great public import; in Louisiana, though, they tend to be a bunch of random crap.
With this in mind, I have created the following voters guide to the proposed Louisiana constitutional amendments, together with my recommendations (spoiler alert: I hate pretty much all of them).
The period from infancy to high school is a crucial time of transition for every young person.
It is a time when they come to own their personal values, to define their lives’ priorities,
and to develop habits of hard work, resiliency, and integrity.
It is, quite simply, when character is forged.
At Trinity Episcopal School, we take very seriously our role as mentors to children on the journey of growing up.
Since Danae has been on the sidelines in two current campaigns, we thought it was only appropriate that Allan — who wrote his “cloudy crystal ball” political predictions in the Times Picayune for decades — pen this column.
A very important election will be held in New Orleans and throughout America on Tuesday. What do the pundits think is going to happen? Who cares? You’re the ones who are going to the polls to vote. Your opinions are worth as much or more than some self-appointed seer who thinks he or she knows more about Louisiana politics than voters just like you. Early voting set an all-time record. But traditional voters like Allan will still vote next Tuesday. Seize that power and help decide our political future.
Here is some information about several of the elections that will be on the ballot in New Orleans. How good are you at picking the outcomes before the polls open?
A crowd full of costumes was not enough to lift Tulane to victory over their American Athletic Conference rivals, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, on Friday night at Yulman Stadium. The Wave lost 38-10 to Cincinnati, despite forcing three turnovers. The next home game is their homecoming game November 15th versus the Memphis Tigers. Friday was also a homecoming for Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux who is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Edna Carr high school.
Cohen College Prep High School will host the inaugural Delachaise-Calvary Community Health Fair on Saturday (Nov. 1), including free screenings for a wide variety of vital signs, plus local music, activities for kids and a second line parade led by Cohen Prep Brass Band.
The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will host a “Halloween Spooktacular” event at the Lyons Center this Halloween night. The event is free and open to the public.
I’ll be honest. When I think of Halloween these days at four decades in I get a little, well, meh. For me the gusto goes primarily to my kids and their assorted notions. “Nerd vampire” here, “moustachioed lumberjack” there, maybe a growling bat, maybe a smiley cowgirl. Costuming druthers swirl into the ether, their ideas and pairings, until something likely unforeseen altogether comes to fruition. The freedom of imagination and living in a town where almost anything goes. Swoon. And to be 12!