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Sep 262016
 

A proposal create official historic districts in Mid-City and Parkview is headed to City Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Proposed Mid-City and Parkview historic districts (photo from HDLC).

Proposed Mid-City and Parkview historic districts (photo from HDLC).

In March, a study committee designated by the city voted to give both Mid-City and Parkview neighborhoods an official historic designation under the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC), the City’s regulatory agency for local landmark commissions outside of the Vieux Carre.

The vote came after months of research and input from impassioned neighbors. Should New Orleans City Council ultimately approve the proposals, the HDLC would have control over both demolitions and new construction in the Mid-City district, which would be defined in part by its National Register of Historic Places boundary. The same organization would only have oversight over demolitions in the Parkview area.

Now, the City Planning Commission staff is recommending a modified approval of the Mid-City Local Historic District, as proposed by the study committee, and full approval of the district in Parkview. Continue reading »

Sep 232016
 

Trèo will host three stand-alone one-day workshops that will teach veterans and other attendees how to make paper out of retired service uniforms and then use that paper to create art. The workshops, called Combat Paper, is free for veterans, and Trèo will be selling art by local vets to raise money for the Bastion Community of Resilience.

(via Trèo)

(via Trèo)

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Sep 232016
 
“By The Time She Opened Her Heart It Was Too Late” by Audra Kohout.

“By The Time She Opened Her Heart It Was Too Late” by Audra Kohout.

A new exhibit opens Thursday at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery at Delgado Community College.

Called “A Place for Now,” the exhibit is an Alumni Invitational event by Delgado Visual Arts Program alumni Audra Kohout and Brad du Puy.

After graduating from Delgado, both artists received their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the University of New Orleans. Du Puy also received his Master of Fine Arts from UNO.

The exhibition is scheduled until Oct. 27. The public is also invited to the artists’ reception in the gallery on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 – 7 p.m.

The Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery is located at 615 City Park Avenue in New Orleans, Building 1, third floor. Gallery hours are Monday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge.

For further information contact Brenda Hanegan, gallery director, at 504-671-6377, bhaneg@dcc.edu.

Sep 222016
 
(via nolaontap.org)

(via nolaontap.org)

The 7th Annual NOLA on Tap, the largest beer festival in the region, will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. on the City Park Festival Grounds this Saturday, September 24. The festival will feature live music, over 400 local, national & home-brewed beers, food, contests, and a new cashless payment system. Continue reading »

Sep 222016
 

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This Week at The Broad, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN rides into town while TIME BANDITS joins us in honor of the 1st Annual Art House Theater Day! Plus Sully, Snowden, and The Beatles continue their runs.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is a remake that manages to more than justify its existence by way of its phenomenal cast. It’s a rare treat to see so many of today’s Hollywood stars work together with such gusto. Catch it in our biggest house this weekend with the volume cranked up and the lights down low. If you are really feeling the western spirit, don’t forget to mozy up to the bar for a drink or two in a clean glass before or after the show. Continue reading »

Sep 222016
 
(Photo by Marta Jewson for www.MidCityMessenger.com)

(Photo by Marta Jewson for www.MidCityMessenger.com)

Warren Easton instructors will begin teaching a new and updated “comprehensive sexual education” course as part of its existing health curriculum, members of the school’s board of directors announced Wednesday.

Board members voted to adopt the Health Smart curriculum, which has been approved by the Orleans Parish School Board and is in line with requirements mandated by state law, according to Alexina Medley, the school’s principal. Continue reading »

Sep 202016
 
Howard Kearney visits with the Libertarian Party of New Orleans on Monday evening. (Robert Morris, MidCityMessenger.com)

Howard Kearney visits with the Libertarian Party of New Orleans on Monday evening. (Robert Morris, MidCityMessenger.com)

Competing with a field of largely-unknown candidates amid a national climate of disgust with both Republicans and Democrats, the Libertarian running in U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s district hopes he can make a November runoff to contrast his party’s principles with the GOP’s record. Continue reading »

Sep 192016
 
Bottles and jars (photo by Bart Everson).

Bottles and jars (photo by Bart Everson).

Whole Foods on Broad has just started accepting glass for recycling — again. For those keeping score at home, this is the third time (at least) they’ve started to take glass. The last two times the program was discontinued. bart-everson-headshot-2013

Note also that the City of New Orleans does not take glass for recycling in their curbside pickup program. They don’t take it for drop-off either, and there are precious few places around here that do. Nationally, while we are recycling more of other materials, recycling of glass has declined slightly.

If you’re like me, you may be curious. What’s the deal? Why is it so hard to keep a glass recycling program going? I poked around a bit and asked a few questions. Here’s what I’ve learned. Continue reading »

Sep 192016
 
THE REFLEKTOR TOUR 2014 (Facebook/Arcade Fire).

THE REFLEKTOR TOUR 2014 (Facebook/Arcade Fire).

Arcade Fire and Tool are among the big-name bands slated to perform at the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

Producers have revealed the full line-up and released single-day tickets for the festival, which this year is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30.

The festival is now in its 18th year and will offer more than 60 bands on four stages in New Orleans City Park. Voodoo also features food, interactive games and art.

Tickets for a single day are $70, three- day general admission is $155, and and three-day VIP Loa tickets are $450.

See the lineup below: Continue reading »