‘Sharknado 2′ panel discussion and viewing party is tomorrow in Lakeview

What could be better than a ‘Sharknado 2′ media panel and viewing party? It’s happening Wednesday night at Pizza Nola in Lakeview.

Audubon Zoo welcomes new white rhino

Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing more than two tons, now calls the Audubon Zoo home. Three other rhinos live at the zoo, a male named Saba and females Yvonne and Macite.

The International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses is coming to NOLA; city issues traffic advisory

MEDIA RELEASE NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the area around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Starting Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00 a.m., motorists should expect heavy traffic around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on both the river-bound and lake-bound lanes of Poydras Street from Loyola Avenue to Claiborne […]

UL-Lafayette bans tobacco on campuses

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campuses effective Aug. 1, 2014. A new state law mandates that public universities create smoke-free policies, according to Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL Lafayette. “Previously, smoking was permitted outdoors at least 25 feet away from building entrances. Our […]

Media release: City of New Orleans issues filming notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Lower Garden District. On Friday, May 30, 2014 between 6:00pm and 6:00am (weather dependent), a production company will be filming exterior scenes at the intersection of Religious Street and Market Street. The filming activity will […]

Media release: SafeCam for 7th District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/02/2014 SafeCam NOLA for 7th District Residences and Businesses Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the NOPD SafeCam NOLA is a NOPD initiative to enlist the help of community members in the fight against crime. Citizen-provided security camera footage is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to NOPD, helping establish leads and identify perpetrators. […]

Terrance Osborne’s 2014 Jazz Fest poster unveiled

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This is Osborne’s fourth Jazz Fest poster.

‘Chicago’ kicks off new Broadway in New Orleans season

Media Release: NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 24, 2014) — East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans today announces the lineup of Broadway’s biggest hits for the 2014 – 2015 season, at the historic Saenger Theatre. The sensational season kicks off with a true New York City institution and multi-award winning musical, CHICAGO. The season […]

St. James Parish schools closing

This announcement was just posted on the school board website: Due to declining weather conditions, all St. James Parish Schools will be dismissed and closed immediately. Please note that no kid will be left at home without a parent present. If you have any concerns regarding your child and their bus, please contact the school. […]

Media release: ‘Memphis’ coming to the Saenger Theater

(NEW ORLEANS) – Jan. 13, 2014 – MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Saenger Theatre March 11 – 16, for a limited engagement! Single tickets start at $26 and will go on sale, Friday, Jan 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, […]

NOPD Issues Parking Reminders Ahead of Several Weekend Events

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS ISSUES PARKING INSTRUCTIONS AND TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN ADVANCE OF UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued reminders in advance of special events that will impact the normal flow of traffic including: Race for the Cure, Play Streets Ciclovía and Krewe of Boo Parade, all […]

Saints Break Down New NFL Bag Policy for Season Ticket Holders, Will Mail Complimentary Bag

This is a letter from the Saints to season ticket holders that went out today. Dear Season Ticket Holder, As you are likely aware, the National Football League recently instituted a new bag policy for all NFL stadiums. This policy prohibits bags of virtually any kind, with the exception of clear tote bags (no larger […]

Media Release: Corps to Temporarily Close Portions of Lakeshore Drive on July 5

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and its contractor will temporarily close Lakeshore Drive between Pratt Drive and the entrance to the University of New Orleans on July 5 to accommodate preparation for and construction of the new PCCP at the London Avenue outfall canal. The temporarily closure will […]

Fundraisers for Jeff “Squirrel” Wilson Kick Off Tonight

Jeff Wilson, known as Squirrel to most, died April 27 after going into emergency surgery for an acute aortic dissection four days earlier. He was only 39. Jeff leaves behind his wife, Rebecca, and three children.

All-Star Musical Benefit for Injured NOPD Officer

New Orleans to Host “Rock n Roll” All-Star Musical Fundraiser for New Orleans Police Department Officer John Passaro on April 17th at Generations Hall NOPD news release: (New Orleans) – Local community leaders are hosting a major fundraising event at Generations Hall on Wednesday, April 17 for NOPD Officer John Passaro who was severely injured […]

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