On Saturday, July 15, guests gathered in the Civic Theater for the 2017 Millennial Awards. The event, presented by The Spears Group and Greater New Orleans, Inc., highlighted the success of millennials in the New Orleans area in 18 different categories including digital media, economic development, education, fashion, film, business, and more. According to the Pew Research center, the millennial generation are “those born after 1980 and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium.” Read our full story on GentillyMessenger.com here. See photos from the night below:
Dr. Courtney Bryan, left, and Calvin Johnson, right, perform a Sidney Bechet tune at the Trinity Church Bastille Day Celebration 2017. The celebration, which was part of Trinity’s Artist Series, featured local, national and international acts. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)
Trinity Episcopal Church celebrated Bastille Day 2017 during their Artist Series performance on Sunday, July 16. The celebration included local, national, and international acts performing music, all either in French, about France, or performed by French musicians.
The 5th annual B.L.V.D. festival took place on Saturday, July 8. The event, put on by New Orleans-based lifestyle brand B.L.V.D. Etiquette featured short sets by 23 different musicians and DJs. The event also featured a toy and canned food drive. La Cubana and Chef D’Z Cafe served food.
A woman was shot to death late Wednesday morning inside a home on Olive Street in Gert Town, New Orleans police said. Police were called to a complaint of “possible forced entry into a residence” near the 7800 block of Olive (between Fern and Lowerline streets) at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, according to a NOPD report. “En route to the location, officers received a call of shots fired in the same area,” according to the report. “Upon arrival at about 11:15 a.m., officers discovered inside the residence the unresponsive body of a female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.” She was pronounced dead at the scene, the report states.
On Sunday, March 19, Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs converged on A.L. Davis Park to celebrate Super Sunday. Indian gangs from all over the city met in central city to parade and show off suits
The 2017 Buku Music + Art Project came to a close on Saturday, March 11. The annual two-day festival, which takes place at Mardi Gras World on the banks of the Mississippi River, featured local, national, and international acts both large and small. The festival hosted primarily electronic dance music (EDM) and hip-hop artists, but carved out a set for New Orleans-based rock duo Caddywhompus. According to guitarist Chris Rehm, they like sticking out amongst the other acts in a festival line-up. “We like to have variety, different people coming out for different things.