NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might want to send some buddies for takeout while he’s in New Orleans for the Super Bowl next weekend, based on the signs popping up at Creole Creamery, Midway Pizza, and other restaurants around Uptown and the rest of the city, according to a report by Monica Hernandez and our partners at WWL-TV:
James E. Fitzmorris, Jr. is getting ready to celebrate his 90th birthday and the remarkable life that he has led.
He’s a former New Orleans city councilman and was a superb Lieutenant Governor for Louisiana. He ran for mayor twice, losing narrowly both times. He also ran for governor, just missing the runoff that was won by his friend, the late Dave Treen. For the last 32 years, Fitzmorris has been one of Louisiana’s best lobbyists. Even today, he is still at his desk at 8:15 a.m. and if you have a bill that you’d like to see passed in Baton Rouge, it’s a good idea to pay Fitzmorris a visit.
Crescent City Auction Gallery invites you to consign for the March 2nd & 3rd, 2013 Major Estates Auction. Important consignments for March include a Pablo Picasso silver plate, a 19th Century Chinese Tea Caddy, and a pair of uncarved elephant tusks [pictures and descriptions inside].
The International School of Louisiana is set to begin negotiating a lease for a building on Thalia Street that could create 10 classes for its fourth- and fifth-grade students next year, easing overcrowding at its main Camp Street campus for the foreseeable future and ending a controversy that three months ago had many parents considering leaving the school.
A woman reported being robbed at gunpoint on the way to her home on Tchoupitoulas Street last weekend, but police are being stymied in their investigation by the fact that the woman is so upset by the experience she is moving out of town, authorities said.
McKeown’s Books will host another “Evening of Difficult Music” on Saturday (Jan. 19) with jazz by Bodhi 3.
For music lovers around the world, New Orleanians at home and abroad, and all others that can’t seem to eat enough Crawfish Monica any other time of year, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, will not only mark the release of this year’s JazzFest line-up but also an official beginning to the countdown when the hallowed names that unfurl before your very ears get cubed and slotted into what day and time in just a few short weeks. For me, I always find it kind of fun to predict, wonder, and generally kvetch over the money headliners that bring in the almighty dollar usually and unfortunately overshadowing the amazing city, state, and otherwise regional talent our slice of heaven has on tap. So without further ado, to follow are my guesses of possible headlining acts that could very well perform. And to be perfectly clear I have no affiliation with JazzFest nor am I privvy to any insider info. These are just my ramblings, though who knows, they could actually pan out. Why not?
NOPD Second District investigators dramatically increased the number of robberies they solved in 2012, and putting more robbers behind bars will be key to lowering the number of holdups that take place this year, the top-ranking officer in the Uptown-based district said Tuesday evening.
Midway Pizza will donate a portion of proceeds all day Wednesday (Jan. 16) to help with medical costs for Becky Batchelor, an active member of the Faubourg Marengo Neighborhood Association and Lusher staff member, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
A man was shot Tuesday afternoon on Delachaise Street in the Milan neighborhood, just a block off of what police refer to as the “Louisiana corridor” of frequent violence, authorities said.
Tulane Police has launched a new program intended to lower the number of bicycles stolen on campus by telling would-be thieves up front that they may be part of a sting operation.
Bricolage Academy, the new charter school approved by the Orleans Parish School Board after several years of planning in the Schools 4.0 think tank, will hold an open house at Rosa Keller Library in Broadmoor at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 16) — the first day the school will begin accepting applications for its inaugural kindergarten classes.
The Anthony Bean Community Theatre’s 2013 season begins in February with “El Hajj Malik: A Play about Malcolm X” by N.R. Davidson Jr. of New Orleans, and continues with works by August Wilson, Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange and two by Bean: “Nu Skool/Old School” and “You Don’t Even Know Me,” according to the theatre website. (via Gambit)
The Lyons Center recreational complex at Louisiana and Tchoupitoulas — where ground was broken on extensive renovations in September after years of neglect after Hurricane Katrina — is expected to open in May, city officials told Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV.
Elio Todaro, who opened Elio’s Wine Warehouse on South Miro Street in 1993 and was a partner in opening Felipe’s across the parking lot in 2006, died this weekend of cancer at age 63, according to an article by Susan Langenhennig of The Times-Picayune.
Cult classic “The Room” Live with writer/director Tommy Wiseau and actor Greg Sestero will run back-to-back shows at Prytania Theatre both Friday (Jan. 18) and Saturday (Jan. 19).
Both the Uptown-based Second and Sixth districts of the New Orleans Police Department will hold community meetings this week.
A man was shot several times on a west Carrollton block Monday night near a school slated to close at the end of the year, and another man reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint Sunday night on a major Central City thoroughfare, police said.
A team of three officials sent by the state’s top educator told a large group of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans parents Monday night that their concerns about the school’s leadership have been heard, and that they intend to forge a plan to correct the problems and prevent them from being repeated.
Although many parents noted that they have been sharply divided over those issues, both sides expressed optimism about the arrival of the outside help. Several major questions remain, however, such as whether the cavalry has arrived soon enough to prevent any further damage to the school, and what ultimate authority the team’s recommendations will have.