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May 082017
 

“The Spider Queen” cast rehearse the opening sequence of the original play written by James Bartelle and Alex Martinez Wallace (Claire Byun).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

It’s a world of druids, of ogres, of a rebellious teenager on a mission to clear her father’s name. A world of political strife mixed with a missing amulet, giant birds that age in reverse and a dying queen to rule them all.

“The Spider Queen,” an original play produced and performed by the NOLA Project, opens Wednesday as the seventh production in the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Continue reading »

May 032017
 

Friends of the Boogaloo held a crawfish boil for GiveNOLA Day to benefit the free fest. Crawfish was boiled by George from Mid-City Yacht Club (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Bayou Boogaloo organizers are readying for the 12th annual festival, though they’re still ironing out a few details – including a lease with the city.

Unlike past years, the city is seeking $20,000 from the Mothership Foundation – which produces the free fest – to use the land around Bayou St. John for the weekend. Instead, organizers have proposed a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the city that dedicates $5,000 per year toward tree upkeep and litter abatement along the Bayou. Jared Zeller, president of Mothership Foundation, was on hand Tuesday evening to answer questions about the festival to members of the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association. Continue reading »

Apr 252017
 

Celebrate the roots of New Orleans’ culture and heritage with a free program honoring International Jazz Day.

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission event will exhibit the fundamental language of jazz and its rhythms, featuring the sounds of the Preservation Hall All-Stars, an ensemble comprised of legendary, traditional jazz masters that have toured internationally for over 50 years. Continue reading »

Apr 192017
 

Join the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission this Saturday for a bout of fun, fitness and live entertainment.

The Give and Live Bike Ride kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. The event – which falls on Global Youth Service Day – is meant to celebrate and mobilize young people who seek to change communities through service. Continue reading »

Apr 112017
 

He is risen! As we celebrate the incredible journey of Holy Week, St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church invites you and your family to come experience the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to hear again the good news of God’s saving grace for all humanity.

This week, St. Peter’s is hosting two services, a Tenebrae (Good Friday) service on Friday, April 14, at 6.30pm, and an Easter morning service on Sunday, April 16, at 9am. Both services will take place at 1222 N. Dorgenois Street, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Gaudet Hall.

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