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Beloved Mid-City signs are returning to neutral grounds

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger The familiar red heart in a yellow crescent will soon return to three Mid-City neutral grounds. New Mid-City signs will replace the three signs blown down in Hurricane Ida. The colorful, whimsical signs on the neutral ground at South Broad and Tulane Avenue, South Carrolton Avenue and Ulloa Street, and Read More…

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Jazz club planned for Broad and the Greenway clears a hurdle

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger It’s been a decade since Sam Smith Jr. embarked on a lifetime goal — opening a jazz club for locals in New Orleans. And it’s been more than a year since he received the city’s approval to create a bar and restaurant with live entertainment on North Broad at the Read More…

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Southern Rep Theatre lowers the curtain after 36 years

Southern Rep Theatre, a leading arts organization in the Gulf South, is closing after 36 years of artistic achievement. The challenges of managing a local theater company over recent years proved too difficult to overcome, according to statement from Southern Rep. “Unfortunately, financial pressures and other considerations during these extraordinary times have outpaced the available Read More…

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Two New Orleans Creole photographers featured in upcoming NOMA exhibition

The New Orleans Museum of Art announced the fall opening of “Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers,” a major exhibition focusing on the artistic virtuosity, social significance and political impact of Black American photographers working in commercial portrait studios during photography’s first century and beyond. The exhibition focuses on a national cohort of Read More…

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City Park to celebrate 3rd of July with free concert, fireworks

City Park will be celebrating Independence Day early, and with a bang. The Happy 3rd of July event will return to the park on Sunday (July 3). The free celebration on the Great Lawn features a concert and a fireworks display. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the national anthem sung by local artist Read More…

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LPO to present free ‘Swing in the Oaks’ concert tonight in City Park

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting its annual “Swing in the Oaks” concert on Tuesday (April 26) at City Park. This free concert will be conducted by LPO Assistant Conductor Chelsea Gallo and will feature special guest pianist Dr. Quinn Peeper. Peeper is an obstetrician and gynecologist on loan from Touro Infirmary, which is sponsoring Read More…

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Tubby & Coo’s bookstore and nerd haven to reopen near Delgado

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Bookshop is reopening to the public on Saturday (April 30), in time for Independent Bookstore Day. The store that deems itself a community center for nerds, geeks and anyone who doesn’t feel supported elsewhere has been operating primarily online for two years due to the Covid-19 Read More…

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Dance performance in sculpture garden to bring stories of climate change to life

After exactly two years of postponement, Mélange Dance Co. will premiere its original full-length production RISE for Mother Earth in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art for three performances, beginning on Earth Day. The performances will be held in NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden amphitheater. In RISE for Mother Earth, the Read More…

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Poydras Home launches free conversations series with author of ‘Age Your Way’ on April 14 (sponsored)

Poydras Home is excited to introduce a new annual three-part speaker series beginning April 14. Poydras Home Conversations will host guest lecturers each spring, summer and fall, representing a wide range of topics. The first free event will be Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the 1857 Hall of Poydras Home,  5354 Magazine St. Read More…

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Together for Ukraine fundraiser with LPO quartet moved from Broadside due to storm threat

The evening of music to support Ukraine relief on Wednesday (March 30) has been moved from The Broadside to the Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., to avoid the threat of inclement weather. Scattered thunderstorms, with some potentially severe, are predicted for Wednesday. The benefit had been the first event scheduled at The Broadside after Read More…