Thousand of residents around the City Park area lost power on Monday morning as strong storms brought a tornado watch to New Orleans, according to Entergy maps.
The sun belted down strong on the muddy Fairgrounds for Sunday’s Jazz Fest. The day’s headliners included Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffet, Pitbull and many more local names.
After two soggy days of the opening weekend of Jazz Fest 2015, Sunday delivered clear skies for fans of Jimmy Buffet, Pitbull and the unlikely duo of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, as well as New Orleans powerhouses like Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Rebirth Brass Band and the Hot 8 Brass Band.
Saturday’s rainy conditions did not drive the crowd out of the Fair Grounds for day two of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Saturday featured The Who, John Legend and many more.
The second day of the first weekend of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival offered a strong lineup topped by The Who, John Legend and Ryan Adams, but also the threat of more severe weather, after the first day was brought to an early close.
The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival opened Friday at the Fairgrounds with headline performances by planned by Wilco, Keith Urban and Jimmy Cliff, but lightening from a late afternoon thunderstorm brought the show to an early close.
This week’s Friday Nights at NOMA will feature both a screening of the film The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha and music by the Arpa Quartet.
Councilwoman Susan Guidry and Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell updated Mid-City businesses on multiple projects going in the area at the Greater Mid-City Business Association luncheon held on Tuesday, including an art project in the Lafitte Greenway and a trash abatement program initiated by City Council.
Jazz Fest headliners and local musicians will perform together as a part of The Music Box Roving Village.
The Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative is bringing affordable housing to Palmyra Street and Jane Place in Mid-City, according to a report by NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune.
The group is renovating a four-plex for $1.2 million to be used for housing. Apartments will be leased first to families with a maximum of 60 percent of area median income, which equates to $35,300 for a family of four today, the article reports.
The income limit will be 80 percent of area median income.