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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


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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