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1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (11:00 AM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (2:00PM- 5:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs, with live music by The Nigel Hall Band
Michalopoulos Studio (2:00PM and 8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Zephyr Field (4:00PM and 6:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
Gerken Bike’s 5 Year Anniversary Party
Gerken Bike’s Back Yard (7:00 PM)
Drinks! Snacks! Thanks! And music by Raya Brass Band and others
Tulane University’s Dixon Hall (8:00 PM)
The final evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Hi- Ho Lounge (11:00 PM)
Weekly dance party with the Queen of Soul
Brad Pitt's Make it Right in Wrong Neighborhood, Says TNR
Once again, a national magazine writer has seen fit to opine the "gushy magazine coverage" given Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation with some not-so-gushy magazine coverage. Writing in The New Republic, Lydia Depillis says the Lower 9-focused organization could be doing more if its attention were instead turned to other New Orleans neighborhoods.
Lower 9th Ward Feels 'Sweet Burden' of New Construction
by Elaina Patton
At the corner of North Claiborne Ave. and Caffin St. in the Lower Ninth Ward, Mayor Mitch and city officials on Wednesday marked the groudbreaking of four new projects focused on improving the neighborhood's quality of life in the wake of the Federal Flood. To a crowd mostly made up of local politicians, fire fighters and the occasional onlooker, Landrieu described the projects as efforts to “reaffirm commitment to the Lower Ninth Ward and the city of New Orleans.”
'Cat Eyes' Sought in L9 Burned Body Murder Case
If you look like a cat, New Orleans Police want to talk to you. NOPD Detectives are searching for a woman known only as “Cat Eyes,” who may have information about a grisly February homicide in the Lower 9th Ward.
1 Dead in Double Shooting
A man was shot to death in a car and another man was injured Sunday night in a Seventh Ward shooting, according to NOPD. About 10:40 p.m., a 25-year-old man was found dead inside a Nissan Maxima in the 1900 block of N. Tonti St. The man's identitiy is being withheld pending notificaton of family members.
Police Chase from St. Bernard Parish Ends with Fiery 9th Ward Crash
Before a St. Bernard Parish judge could throw the book at Cyprian Robertson, he booked from the courtroom. The 37-year-old was mulling over a plea deal for his third drug possession offense, which would have put him in prison for seven years. But Robertson decided to flea the courtroom, and made it to his car where he lead police on a chase onto St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans, according to the St. Bernard Sheriff's office.
Dewing What He Can: Lil’ Wayne Cuts Ribbon on 9th Ward Skate Park
Hollygrove native Lil Wayne returned home today for the Isaac-delayed opening of his Mountain Dew sponsored skate park to the Ninth Ward community. The centerpiece of the “DEWeezy Project,” the park is located in the Lower 9th Ward Village, and is a cooperative venture between Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation, California Skate parks, and Weezy F Baby himself.
Court Flip-Flops on MR-GO: Post-Katrina Flooding Not the Corps' Fault, Judges Rule
At least for now, a group of federal judges washed away hopes of recouping damages after the Federal Flood for residents in the Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans East and St. Bernard Parish. The Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for damages along the MR-GO that occurred during the Federal Flood, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.
Play-Based Recovery: Lower 9th Ward Park Reopens After $2M Renovation
by Mary-Devon Dupuy
LOWER 9th WARD -- The Lower Ninth was one of the areas hit hardest in the federal flood, but Mayor Mitch and his team officially reopened the Oliver Bush Playground today in an effort to continue to transform the tragedy into a success story. The shiny facilities at 2500 Caffin Avenue were already full of children climbing on the equipment and dribbling basketballs even before the ribbon cutting ceremony. It was such a joyous occasion that Da’ Mayor himself decided to take a ride down the slide.
Hurricane Isaac Aftermath in Photos
This weekend, debris won't make us think of po-boys. Except for the one area outside the federal levee system around Venetian Isles that is sadly struggling today, Hurricane Isaac's extended stay didn't leave floodwaters in New Orleans. But it left us with plenty of unwanted parting gifts in the form trees, power lines and other items down all over the city. The storm delivered a gut-level punch that we'll be working through the weekend to clean up. When the storm finally passed, NoDef took to the streets to survey the damage. Click through to view some photos from the journey:
Today in New Orleans: 8.4.12
Today, we celebrate the birthday of New Orleans' foremost jazzman, Louis Armstrong with Satchmo Summer Fest at Old U.S. Mint. Elsewhere, White Linen Night steps out on Julia Street, the Lower 9th Ward Creative Arts Festival in Sam Bonart Park, and Ladies Arm Wrestling at One Eyed Jack’s. It's also the birthday of Frankie Ford (1939), and the day when Wynton Marsalis and Buckwheat Zydeco were among the performers at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Now for today's full rundown:
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
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