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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

Tea Party

Big Easy Bucha Leads the Farm-to-Bottle Kombucha Movement



Tucked amongst somewhat nondescript buildings in Gert Town is bright pop of color where New Orleans’ first and only small batch kombucha brewery, Big Easy Bucha, greets its visitors. That immediate splash of vibrancy is carried forward into the brewery, which crafts the fermented beverage of choice for both the health-conscious and trend-conscious of today. 


NOPD Arrests 16-Year-Olds in Pizza Delivery Murder


Delivery driving is a dangerous gig, as New Orleanians saw yesterday (9.22) when 35-year-old Richard Yeager was shot to death in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street. Yeager was working as a delivery driver for Domino’s and had just dropped off a pizza nearby. Now, police have arrested two 16-year-old boys in connection with the murder and another armed robbery.


Gert Town Shooting Victim Found, Suspect Sought


Police caught up with a weekend shooting victim Tuesday who left the hospital without permission from doctors. Now, detectives are looking for the man who shot Isiah Miller in Gert Town early Sunday morning.


NOPD Identifies Persons of Interest in Central City Shooting


NOPD identified two persons of interest in yesterday’s shooting near A.L. Davis Park in Central City. Police also offered an update on the shooting in Gert Town last night that injured a 3-year-old and two teenagers.


3-Year-Old, 2 Teens Shot in Gert Town


Updated 7.9, 3:15 p.m.

A three-year-old girl and two teenagers were injured in a Tuesday night triple shooting in Gert Town, police said. The three-year-old girl was shot in the back, and is in critical condition.


Drive-By Double Shooting


Two men were shot in a drive-by in Gert Town on Saturday afternoon, police said. The incident happened before 1 p.m. near the corner of Washington Ave. and Earhart Blvd., police said. 


Updated: Texas Man Missing in New Orleans


Updated 4:25 p.m.: A Texas man went missing in New Orleans, according to NOPD.  Houston resident Rex Turner has been missing since February 27, and he was last seen in New Orleans, according to reports. Gert Town resident Sherry Sampson went missing on March 7, but returned home safely on March 10, according to NOPD. 


Man Killed in Gert Town


A man was killed in Gert Town on February 15, around 9:45 p.m., according to NOPD. The 32-year-old victim was shot and killed in the 3200 block of Lowerline Street. 


Revamped Norwood Thompson Playground Opens in Gert Town


Mayor Mitch is continuing to blaze the recreation trail. This afternoon, he cut the ribbon on a revitalized Gert Town greenspace. Although the new facility will not include a pool, officials are optimistic about the Norwood Thompson Playground's (7200 Forshey Street) potential for the community. 


Tell Tale Part: Cantrell's Gert Town Listen


District “B” Councilmember LaToya Cantrell launched the modestly titled initative “Tell Cantrell” today. As one would expect, the program seeks to foster dialogue between government and the community, specifically in the Gert Town neighborhood.


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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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