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MARDI

May 30th

Down on Their Luck Orchestra

Music at the Mint, 2PM

Jazz at the Old U.S. Mint

 

Craft Happy Hour

Ogden, 6PM

Learn to make paper magnolias with Suzonne Stirling

 

Vibrational Sound Therapy

Glitter Box, 6PM

Discover the energetic magic of Himalayan Singing Bowls with Faun Fenderson

 

Monty Banks

Mahogany Jazz Hall, 6PM

Trad Jazz, rat pack era swing and more

 

HIITuesdays

Peristyle in City Park, 6:30PM

High Intensity Interval Training

 

Train 

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield

 

Gender 101

LGBT Community Center, 7PM

Expand your understanding of gender

 

Thinkin' with Lincoln

Bayou Beer Garden, 7PM

Trivia on the patio

 

Spring Wrap-Up Show

Arts Estuary 1024, 8PM

Performances and screenings by the artist residents

 

High Profile

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

NOLA drag stars host a variety talent show, The Stage

MERCREDI

May 31st

Abe Thompson

Market Café, 3:30PM

Feat. The Doctors of Funk

 

Food Waste Collection

Children’s Resource Center, 5PM

Bring your frozen food scraps to be composted

 

Weird Wine Wednesdays

Spirit Wine, 6PM

Free wine tasting

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Food, drinks, yoga

 

CeCe Winans

Orpheum Theater, 7PM

Part of the “Let Them Fall In Love” tour

 

Dance for Bathrooms

Three Keys, 8PM

Benefitting Music Box Village

 

Rooftop Cinema

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

A showing of But I’m A Cheerleader

 

Major Bacon

Banks St. Bar, 10PM

Sizzlin blues and free BLTs

 

Caleb Ryan Martin

Check Point Charlie, 11PM

Acoustic blues and roots

JEUDI

June 1st

Jazz in The Park

Armstrong Park, 4PM

Jon Clearly + the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

 

Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Signing of My Love Looks Back by Jessica B. Harris

 

Mardi Gras Concert

Tipitina’s, 6PM

Benefitting Marty Hurley Endowment Center

 

Summer Of Sustainability

Aquarium Of The Americas, 630PM

Enjoy oysters in a unique setting

 

Magical Burlesque

The Willow, 7PM

Harry Potter themed burlesque show

 

Bonnie Bishop

One Eyed Jack’s, 9PM

Sweet country rock

 

ButchLivesMatter

14 Parishes, 9PM

Roasts, toasts and laughs

 

Una Walkonhorst

The Circle Bar, 930PM

Also feat. Patrick Sylvester

 

Lost Stars

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Support by Mighty Brother 

 

VENDREDI

June 2nd

Symphony Book Fair

Lakefront Arena, 9AM

Benefitting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Summer Kick Off Film Party

Second Line Stages, 5PM

Supporting BREASTS the film

 

Nateus Photography Opening

Cherry Espresso Bar, 6PM

Photos as a medium of self expression, snacks included

 

Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon Zoo, 6PM

Showing of the movie Moana

 

Self Absorbed

TREO, 6PM

A peek inside fifteen artists

 

Lagniappe Performance Series

Loyola Univeristy @ Marquette Hall, 7PM

Performance by Mikhala W. Iversen

 

As One

Marigny Opera House, 8PM

A transgender musical odyssey

 

Joel Wilson

The Building, 9PM

Also featuring Simon Lott as Context Killer

 

Brass-A-Holics

Blue Nile, 11PM

GoGo Brass Funk band 

 

SAMEDI

June 3rd

Grand Opening Party

Parleaux Beer Lab, 11AM

Pouring on all 12 taps

 

Water Words

New Orleans Public Library, 11AM

Exploring the special role of water in our city and in life

 

Basics of Beekeeping

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn how to start your own apiary

 

First Saturday Gallery Openings

Arts District, 6PM

Check out new and returning exhibitions

 

Harrison Avenue Stroll

Harrison Avenue, 5PM

Food, drinks, fun

 

Louisiana Wetlands

Carol Robinson Gallery, 5PM

Original art by Dave Ivey

 

Moonlit Paddle

Manchec Swamp, 545PM

Enjoy an evening of paddling close to home

 

Final Gala Concert

Jazz and Heritage Center, 8PM

Closing out the Birdfoot Festival

 

Canine Karaoke

Homedale Inn Bar, 9PM

Supporting the Love A Pit Foundation

 

TRAX ONLY

Poor Boys Bar, 12AM

Resident DJs, along with special guest

DIMANCHE

June 4th

June Puppy Social

Louisiana SPCA, 10AM

Toys, treats, low impact agility

 

Jazz Brunch

Josephine Estelle, 11AM

Live sounds served sunny side up

 

THINK DEEP

The Drifter Hotel, 12PM

Presented by Techno Club

 

Book Discussion

Garden District Book Shop, 12PM

C.D. Colins discusses her memoir

 

Summer Reading Kick Off

NOPL Youth Services, 1PM

Feat. Roots music and books by Johnette Downing

 

Saving Abel

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

With support by Akadia and First Fracture

 

Open Mic and Slam

Ashé Cac, 7PM

Team SNO + Jahman Hill

 

Edge Film Festival

Zeitgeist Center, 730PM

Short film screenings + awards

 

Frontier Ruckus

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Enjoy some multi genre rock


Civic Bigwigs Push for Daily Newspaper in Times-Picayune Citizens' Group


If all the Twitter comments and people in coffee shops looking a bit forlorn as they read the morning paper wasn't enough of an indicator that the community isn't happy about the cutbacks at the Times-Picayune, today's shipment of outrage should do the trick. A group called Save the Picayune is gearing up for a tailgate at Rock 'n Bowl, which will start at 4 p.m. and run til sundown, and feature music from Allen Toussaint, Kermit Ruffins, The Iguanas and Alex McMurray. Then, there's this statement from civic leaders that says they want to preserve a seven-days-a-week newspaper for New Orleans.

 

Known as the Times-Picayune Citizens Group, a statement released today said the group is looking "to open discussions with the current owners as well as other interested parties to achieve its purpose." 

 

 

"...the Citizens Group believes that it is important to clearly state its desire for The Times-Picayune to remain a daily newspaper, and that any possible future change be conducted in a more effective and considerate transition than what was announced to take effect beginning in September."

 

In the statement, Tulane President Scott Cowen cites the number of nationally-watched events coming up over the next few years as a reason the newspaper should remain a daily.

 

 

“In the next several years, the city will host an unprecedented amount of national and international visitors and media, including the NFL Super Bowl, NCAA Women’s Final Four, NBA All-Star game, commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and celebration of the city’s 300th birthday,” said Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University. “These events, along with the downtown opening of two new $1 billion-plus hospitals, deserve a more robust approach to news delivery.” 

 

Was that a dig, or is there just no other way other than "more robust" to describe a large flow of original reporting?

 

In any case, if the quotes in the statement don't have enough power behind them, try the list of people who have signed onto the Citizens' Group. Here's the preliminary list:

 

Jay Altman
Chief Executive Officer
FirstLine Schools

 

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond

Archbishop of New Orleans

 

John Barry

Kent Blackwell

President

Burtheville Association of Neighbors

 

Ralph Brennan

James Carville and Mary Matalin

 

Tod Chambers, President

Mavis Early, Executive Director

Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association

 

Henry Coaxum

Chairman

New Orleans Business Alliance

 

Michael Cowan

Chair
New Orleans Crime Coalition

 

Scott Cowen

President
Tulane University

 

Flozell Daniels, Jr.

President & CEO
Foundation for Louisiana

 

Norman Francis

President
Xavier University of Louisiana

 

Ruthie Frierson

Founder & Chairman
Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans

 

Melissa Gibbs, Chair

Tommy Faucheux, Vice-Chair
GNO, Inc. NextGen Council

 

Leon Giorgio

Chairman
Jefferson Business Council

 

Rafael C. Goyeneche III

President
Metropolitan Crime Commission

 

Julie Graybill

President
Faubourg Marengo Neighborhood Association

 

Lucien Gunter

Executive Director
Jefferson Economic Development Corporation

 

Stan Harris

President & CEO

Louisiana Restaurant Association

 

Michael Hecht, President & CEO

Dale Benoit, Chairman

Greater New Orleans, Inc.

 

William H. Hines

 

Walter Isaacson

 

Tamara Jackson

Executive Director
SilenceIsViolence

 

Leslie Jacobs

 

Ben Johnson

President & CEO
New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

 

John Little

Chairman
New Orleans Regional Leadership Insititue

 

Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr.

Interim President
Dillard University

 

Nancy Marsiglia

 

Chassity McComack

Executive Director
River Region Chamber of Commerce

 

Ed McGinnis

Treasurer
Irish Channel Neighborhood Association

 

Reid McLellan

Chairman
Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry

 

Suzanne Mestayer

Chair
Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region

 

Anne Milling

Founder
Women of the Storm

 

Todd Murphy

President
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

 

Thom Pepper

Chair

Lower 9th Ward Stakeholder Coalition

 

Stephen Perry

President & CEO

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

Wendell Pierce

 

Debby Pigman

President

Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association

 

Dr. Patrick Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer

Warner Thomas, President & CEO
Ochsner Health System

 

Larry Rase

Executive Director

Northshore Business Council

 

Julia Reed

 

Stephen Reuther

Chief Executive Officer
St. Bernard Parish Chamber Of Commerce

 

Charles Rice

President & CEO
Entergy New Orleans, Inc.

 

Toni Rice

President
New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network

 

Howard Rodgers

Executive Director
New Orleans Council on Aging

 

Nolan V. Rollins

President & CEO
Urban League of Greater New Orleans

 

Greg Rusovich

Chairman
The Southeast Regional Coalition of Business Councils

 

Harry Shearer

 

Nick Spitzer

 

Mark Vicknair

 

Dr. Thomas R. Warner

Chancellor

Nunez Community College

 

Dr. Joe Welch

Chancellor

River Parishes Community College

 

Alyssa Wenck

President
Young Leadership Council

 

Brandy Whisnant

Secretary
Junior League of New Orleans

 

Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

President
Loyola University New Orleans

 

Tim Williamson

Co-Founder & CEO
The Idea Village

 

504ward

 

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana

 

French Quarter Citizens, Inc.

 

Lafayette Square Association

 

Louisiana Landmarks Society

Smart Growth for Louisiana

 

Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents, and Associates, Inc.

 

Diana Lewis, 1992 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient

 

Leah Chase, 1997 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient

 

Herschel L. Abbot Jr., 1999 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient
 

Alden McDonald, 2000 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient
 

Fran Villere, 2003 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient
 

Ruthie Frierson, 2006 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient
 

Bob Brown, 2007 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient
 

R. King Milling, 2008 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient

Scott Cowen, 2009 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient

 

Tommy S. Cvitanovich, 2010 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient
 

WIlliam Goldring, 2011 Times-Picayune Loving Cup Recipient




Why don't they raise the

Why don't they raise the price, make more money and then if that does not work, they can go to 3 days a week. Seems like business 101 to me

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