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All that glitters: NOLA Craft Culture is riding out the year of no parades

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger “You can’t keep a good New Orleanian out of a costume or from glittering,” said Lisette Constantin, co-owner of NOLA ...

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Pagoda Café opening its doors after 10-month hiatus

  By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Pagoda Café, the breakfast, lunch and coffee hot spot on Bayou Road and Dorgenois Street, is set to reopen ...

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Jazz Fest 2021 is moved to October, media reports state

There will be a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2021, but it won’t take place until October, according to multiple media reports. Jazz ...

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Gabrielle Restaurant is closing its dining room, moving to take-out only

by Kristine Froeba, Mid-City Messenger Chef Greg Sonnier and his pastry chef wife Mary, owners of Gabrielle Restaurant, announced today that they are closing their ...

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Viewpoint: It will take more than a vaccine to restore America’s spirit

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Amid an Epiphany Day marred by an unanticipated insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the state’s highest COVID rates, 87-year-old ...

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Viewpoint: Could recent crime spike be a direct result of COVID-19?

I was walking my dog early one morning recently when I saw a man squatting down to look through the louver shutters of a home ...

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Viewpoint: City faces challenges in reaching herd immunity and retooling economy

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist By almost every measure, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has done a yeoman’s job of keeping COVID-19 at bay in New Orleans, ...

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Viewpoint: Support public safety officers threatened with furloughs

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist People are getting desperate. Led by an increase in homicides and aggravated assaults, the crime wave sweeping across New Orleans ...

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Viewpoint: An open letter to Mayor Cantrell: Only New Orleans can save New Orleans

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Dear Mayor LaToya Cantrell: Long gone are the days when the Louisiana Legislature is willing or even able to solve ...

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