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Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

The facilities operated by the Audubon Nature Institute are unquestionably premiere attractions for families in our region. Forty years ago, a 20-something geeky but industrious low-level employee of the City Planning Commission named Ron Forman caught the eye of then mayor Moon Landrieu who had been frequently embarrassed by the conditions and management at the run-down Audubon Zoo. He quickly dispensed the young Forman to clean it up. Without weeks, the director resigned, Forman took charge and over time convinced New Orleans business and Uptown communities that the zoo was worth supporting. Continue reading »

Dec 012015
 
Peter Gold tries to talk to a man now identified as 21-year-old Euric Cain on Friday, Nov. 20, moments before Cain shot Gold. (still image from surveillance video released by NOPD)

Peter Gold tries to talk to a man now identified as 21-year-old Euric Cain on Friday, Nov. 20, moments before Cain shot Gold. (still image from surveillance video released by NOPD)

Peter Gold (via Tulane University)

Peter Gold (via Tulane University)

The Tulane University medical student who was shot after intervening in what police describe as a kidnapping attempt in the Lower Garden District prior to the holidays has regained consciousness and is recuperating well, a family spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, New Orleans police are still investigating two subsequent shootings and two armed robberies that took place over the Thanksgiving holidays, with little in the way of leads so far. Continue reading »

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Dec 012015
 

Kenneth Rodgers (via Orleans Parish jail)

Kenneth Rodgers (via Orleans Parish jail)

A man arrested Friday hiding a gun in a milk crate on North Roman Street has been linked to four armed robberies — including that of the Krystal burger restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue — and two more robbery attempts around New Orleans in November, police said. Continue reading »

Nov 302015
 
Roots of Music logo

(via Brustman Carrino PR)

NOLA Brewery logoNOLA Brewing and The Roots of Music will host a happy hour on Tuesday, Dec. 1 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The happy hour is free and will feature live performances by The Roots of Music
Marching Crusaders and Rebirth Brass Band.

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Nov 302015
 
"Treme" actor Wendell Pierce marches with students from his character's school in the Krewe of Carrollton in February 2012. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

“Treme” actor Wendell Pierce marches with students from his character’s school in the Krewe of Carrollton in February 2012. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Sometimes, you just have to sit back, watch, and eat some popcorn.

At least, that was my personal reaction to viewing the ongoing battles between local actor, producer, and businessman Wendell Pierce and local neighborhood groups and advocacy organizations. The battle started back in July when Pierce and his business partner, former mayoral candidate Troy Henry, proposed to redevelop a former auto parts store on St. Claude Avenue.

Predictably, this was met with opposition from local busybodies, a.k.a. The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA). Their objections seemed to spawn from the fact that the existing structure, which is nondescript, heavily blighted, and has been drastically modified over the years, would not be preserved. Continue reading »

Nov 302015
 
Tunes For Toys 2015

(via Trombone Shorty Foundation)

The Tulane School of Liberal Arts and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation will host a benefit concert this Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Tulane University. Tunes for Toys is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of a toy to be given to children at the Whole Foods at 300 N. Broad Street on Dec. 21. Continue reading »

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Nov 292015
 

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Can’t make it home before the delivery guy drops off your package? Don’t worry! You can have your items delivered to Parcels and Post, where it will be safe and sound. Call 504-891-8402 for details.

We offer a full range of postal options including super cool stamps, International Mail, Priority Mail and Priority Express. Continue reading »

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Nov 282015
 

Still image from the Smoothie King robbery (via NOPD).

Still image from the Smoothie King robbery (via NOPD).

The Smoothie King on St. Charles Avenue was robbed at gunpoint late Friday morning, and a woman was injured in a shooting on Peniston Street later that evening, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 272015
 

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A history of fine dining and restaurants

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Racontours offers story-driven tours of New Orleans so that you truly explore the culture and history of the city. On the evening of Thursday, December 3, join us for a lavish six-course dinner at Commander’s Palace as we tell a story of the development of fine dining traditions and the history of restaurants as we recognize them today. Continue reading »

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Nov 272015
 

Erica Y. Banks (via opcso.org)

Erica Y. Banks (via opcso.org)

A man in Hollygrove was stabbed during an argument Thanksgiving morning, New Orleans police said, and a woman standing outside a nightclub on St. Charles Avenue was hit by gunfire in the area overnight. Continue reading »

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