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Jamal Melancon

Jul 212017
 

Miles Tully, Jr. of Melt in Mid-City accepts his award for Best Millennial in Culinary Arts. The 2017 Millennial Awards “honors dynamic young professionals” in various categories, including digital media, real estate, tourism and healthcare. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

In celebrating how a young generation influences the city, The Spears Group and Greater New Orleans, Inc. presented the 5th annual Millennial Awards.

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Jun 192017
 

Golfers enjoy the new golf course in City Park, which asked for $25 million in project funding for the city. That request was denied. (Claire Byun).

By Jamal Melancon
jmelancon@nolamessenger.com

City Park’s capital expenditures have reduced by nearly $300,000 this year, though officials are still fighting to get state and city funding after denial from the City Planning Commission.

Capital expenditures decreased from $840,000 to $550,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, according to the park’s monthly budget statement. The $550,000 is allocated for capital improvement projects.

Bob Becker, City Park CEO, said there is still not enough funding for emergencies like water leaks and utilities improvements for a facility operating at City Park’s large and complex size. The park is almost entirely self funded and is entering its eighth year in a row receiving no general state funding, Becker said. Continue reading »

Sep 092016
 
(via noma.org)

(via noma.org)

The New Orleans Museum of Art is wrapping up the final weekend of the exhibition “The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction” with a program featuring guests Ammar Eloueini, Emily Baker, Gerald Billes, and J. Abbott Miller, who will discuss architecture and design. A screening of “Urbanized” will be shown, following the panel.

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Jul 222016
 
There are a few Pokestops listed as near the Cabrini bridge at Bayou St. John (Jamal Melancon, Gentilly Messenger)

There are a few Pokestops listed as “Ceramic Poles” near the Cabrini bridge at Bayou St. John (Jamal Melancon, Gentilly Messenger)

For Pokemon Go players looking where to capitalize on capturing a bulk of the water-type fictional creatures, the Bayou St. John waterway is ideal.

This weekend, trainers can then head over to City Park, which is hosting another Pokemon party event this weekend at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

City Park is currently a hot target for lure modules, given the abundance of Pokestops in the park. Continue reading »

Jul 142016
 
(Jamal Melancon, Mid City Messenger)

(Jamal Melancon, Mid City Messenger.com)

Representatives from The New Orleans Museum of Art have asked the city to foot the bill for new air conditioning units so the building’s art can better be protected from sudden temperature and humidity changes.

As part of a capital funding request for improvement projects slated through 2021, officials have also asked for money for bathroom renovations, repairs to infrastructure in the auditorium, replacements for lighting control and security system upgrades.

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Jun 292016
 
Photos of Tad Gormley Stadium. The left photo shows post Katrina damage, the right shows the area in its present state. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

Photos of Tad Gormley Stadium. The left photo shows post Katrina damage, the right shows the area in its present state. (photo by Alicia Serrano, MidCityMessenger.com)

The City Park staff announced at their board meeting on Tuesday, June 28, that they are looking into ways to celebrate the Tad Gormley Stadium’s 80th Anniversary in 2017 and considering ideas to further use the space. The New Orleans stadium opened in 1937, and repairs made to the stadium are deteriorating after its renovation in 2006. Continue reading »

Jun 062016
 
(via noma.org)

(via noma.org)

Tonight’s Friday Night at NOMA will feature an artist perspective talk with Annie Laurie Erickson, director of photography at Tulane University. Erickson will discuss  and reflect on her own work of creating alternative modes of photographic production in the exhibition Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds. Continue reading »