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Overnight Crime Report: Two Unclassified Deaths, Two Shootings, Homicide

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Tuesday (9.19). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two unclassified deaths, two shootings, and a homicide. 

Today in NOLA 9.20.17

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Today in NOLA, learn what City Council candidates think about energy issues. Esoterotica returns to the St. Claude drag, while Rosalie Apothecary hosts a ladies-only circle to celebrate the beginning of fall. Support our neighbors in Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey with a benefit concert at Cafe Istanbul. On this day in Louisiana history, piano pioneer Eddie Bo was born in 1929. Now, more to do today. 

Overnight Crime Report: Five Armed Robberies, Kidnapping, Two Rapes, Unclassified Death, Shooting, Stabbing

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Friday (9.15). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to five armed robberies, kidnapping, two rapes, unclassified death, a shooting, and a stabbing. 

Today in NOLA 9.16.17

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Today, celebrate the grand reopening of Music Box Village in the Bywater. Annunciation Park is taken over by an epic arts festival dedicated to hispanic heritage in New Orleans. Fashion and furry creatures come together at the 10th annual Bad to the Bone runway show, while some of the city's greatest musicians perform at Art Klub. On this day in 1964, The Beatles played City Park Stadium for $5 a ticket. Now, more details for today's festivities. 

The Intoxicology Report

One Week of Gin

Welcome to the Intoxicology Report, a drinking journey with a few recommendations and a few lessons. This column is dedicated to my experience consuming one variety of alcohol for seven days straight. This time, we take on gin, my favorite spirit. No, it doesn’t always taste like Christmas trees. Yes, it is the basis for some of the best cocktails from which you ever need take a lingering sip.


Promotin’ the General Welfare

We Are, So Many of Us, DACA Kids

When DACA kids were spotlighted as part of the larger illegal immigration discussions during the Obama presidency, it may have been the first time many Americans were introduced to the subtle, yet significant, distinctions among those who were not legal citizens. Over the years working alongside people whose families came to this country both legally and illegally, I have come to understand well what troubles lie ahead for someone who was not a citizen, especially someone who had difficulty securing a green card or getting a visa extended. 

Box Rocks

The Music Box Village's Grand Re-Opening

New Orleans Airlift's Music Box Village has become not only one of the most important arts venues in the Bywater neighborhood, but in NOLA overall. In 2017 alone, the Village saw everything from Martin Quintron's orchestral interpretation of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" along with top NOLA musicians and the weather-responsive analog synth Weather Warlock, to Aurora Nealand's The Monocle, to seasonal solstice parties, to Tank and the Bangas recording their entry for their now award-winning NPR Tiny Desk video. On Saturday, the team celebrated its official fall reopening. Brandon Robert was on hand to capture the night's proceedings. 

Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Two Armed Robberies, Homicide, Attempted Carjacking

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Thursday (9.14). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two rapes, two armed robberies, a homicide, and an attempted carjacking. 


Today in NOLA 9.15.17

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Looking to get your weekend started right? Friday Nights at NOMA will present new art and a film screening, plus live music. Martini Madness brings 25 varieties of martinis to City Park. DJ Soul Sister spins her tunes at One Eyed Jacks at her regular dance party, while horror themed burlesque will take over The Willow. On this day in 1699, Jean-Baptiste de Bienville tricked his competitors in a move known as the English Turn, keeping the English out of the future territory of Louisiana. Details tonight:

Overnight Crime Report: Stabbing, Rape, Three Simple Robberies

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw five crimes hit the city on Wednesday (9.13). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a stabbing, a rape, and three simple robberies. 

Art Openings & Shows in NOLA

September 23-October 4

Art for Arts’ Sake is coming up on October 4, which means this week is your last chance to see just about every exhibition on Julia Street and at the CAC. Drop into Soren Christensen for a solo show by internationally recognized Pakistani-born artist Jamali, or get a sneak preview of what AFAS has to offer at Callan Contemporary and Octavia Gallery. This Friday, NOMA hosts its gala fundraiser Love in the Garden. Saint Claude is between openings, but there’s plenty of work to be seen this weekend.

Each week, NoDef brings you comprehensive listings of the visual arts in the Crescent City from St. Claude to Julia

Today in NOLA 9.14.17

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Today, educate yourself about the climate change in New Orleans with a forum featuring mayoral candidates. Bono will take the stage at the SuperDome as U2 rolls into town, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra opens their 2017-2018 with a stirring show. The American Italian Cultural Center will screen the classic Stromboli, starring Ingrid Bergman. On this day in 1874, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred. It is considered on of the largest killings of municipal police officers in American history. Five thousand members of the White League descended on the state government offices to try to forcefully impose Democratic candidates. A coalition of black, Italian, and Union militiamen formed the municipal police force. Many men, both defending the government and rebelling against it, died. Finally, federal troops stopped the insurrection and reimposed the Republican government. Now, more to do this Thursday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Carjacking

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw just one crime hit the city on Tuesday (9.12). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a carjacking.

Today in NOLA 9.13.17

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Happy hump day, everyone! To get you through the mid-week blues, take in a movie at Gasa Gasa or share your poetry at the Rubber Library. Antenna Gallery hosts a live letter reading, while the Church of Yoga will stage New Orleans’s only live soap opera. On this day in 2009, Drew Brees set the record for passing six touchdowns in one game. That record was previously set by Billy Kilmer in 1969. Now, more this Wednesday.  

Overnight Crime Report: Two Simple Robberies, Shooting, Suicide

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Monday (9.11). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a suicide, a shooting, and two simple robberies. 


Today in NOLA 9.12.17

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Today, support our neighbors in Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey at a benefit concert at The Willow. The LGBT Community Center hosts a cocktail party. Gasa Gasa screens a film about LCD Soundsystem, while Burgundy Picture House kicks off their horror film series. On this day in 1839, Captain Salvatore Pizzati, an immigrant and leading importer of tropical fruit to New Orleans, was born in Palermo, Sicily. During his lifetime, he was one of the principal benefactors of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and donated the iconic gate to City Park. Now, learn more about tonight's festivities. 

Overnight Crime Report: Suicide, Unclassified Death, Armed Robbery, Attempted Armed Robbery, Simple Robbery, Homicide

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Sunday (9.10). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to suicide, unclassified death, armed robbery, shooting, attempted armed robbery, simple robbery, homicide. 

Today in NOLA 9.11.17

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Today kicks off the citywide culinary celebration Restaurant Week, so dine on a dime at NOLA's top spots. Mayoral candidates will gather to discuss their policies as they relate to the city's music industry. Alt rockers Modest Mouse perform at The Civic, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1722, the state’s first recorded hurricane wiped out New Orleans. If you're looking for something to do tonight besides find a good T.V. to watch the New Orleans Saints vs. the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener, then read on for more details below. 

Promotin’ the General Welfare

Anxiety as Hurricane Harvey Arrives on Katrina's Anniversary

Sadly, we were sweating it out in New Orleans this past weekend on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, wondering if Hurricane Harvey would head east once it finished dumping its unfathomable deluge on southeastern Texas. But as we learned prior to Harvey’s hit on Texas, it wouldn’t take a storm of biblical proportions to turn New Orleans’ streets into a series of venetian waterways. All that’s required is one well-placed torrential downpour lingering over us, and parts of the city – if not the city itself – would be disabled.

Dance of Decadence

Photo Recap of 2017 Southern Decadence Parade

Southern Decadence is winding down after a long weekend of glitter, sweat, and costumes both elaborately glamorous and sinfully scantily-clad. Photographer Brandon Robert was on scene to document the celebration's main event, the annual Southern Decadence Parade through the French Quarter. 


Promotin’ the General Welfare

Rebirth of a Notion

On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, competing protesters met on the streets of Charlottesville, VA, to make their respective cases for and against a more inclusive America. Call it America homogenous v. America heterogeneous. 


Who Comes Next?

Homer Plessy and the Comité des Citoyens

Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. For the final installment, learn about Homer Plessy, New Orleans born civil rights activist. 

Join the Club

A Look Back at 40 Years of The Country Club

This month, the famed Country Club celebrates 40 years of wet, weird, and wild fun in the Bywater. Read on for the story how this neighborhood gem evolved from a hidden backyard hideaway to become the pool of choice for celebs like Beyoncé and one of the top culinary experiences in town. 

NOLA Lore: New Orleans in the JFK Web

Part Two - The Path to Garrison's Case

Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the strange role that New Orleans played in the conspiracy surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination as the case championed by District Attorney Jim Garrison begins to take shape. Read the first installment on Lee Harvey Oswald's New Orleans upbringing here, and stay tuned for further installments in this series, which include the 1967 trial of Clay Shaw by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison and further connections between the Crescent City and what occurred in Dealey Plaza. 

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Frack Your Brain

This week, the Louisiana Lazarus ponders the Northshore's fracking-filled future.

Overnight Crime Report: Three Shootings, Two Unclassified Deaths, Simple Robbery, Carjacking

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Saturday (9.9). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three shootings, two unclassified deaths, simple robbery, and a carjacking. 


Today in NOLA 9.10.17

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

This Sunday, recharge before the week ahead at Wild Lotus Yoga's sound bath. Help the New Orleans Opera kick off a new seaon with a surreal tango masterpiece. Price Ainsworth presents his crime thriller at the Garden District Book Shop, while Taco Truck Theater stages a multi-medium show. On this day in 1962, Rummel High School in Metairie opened its doors. Now, more around town today. 

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