Terrance Osborne’s 2014 Jazz Fest poster unveiled

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 […]

NOPD Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

People wonder why we mention these sobriety checkpoints. Here’s why: The NOPD is required by the Louisiana Supreme Court to send out a public advisory. Here it is, straight from the police. The New Orleans Police Department’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, in Orleans Parish, on Friday March 8, 2013, beginning at approximately […]

Boil Water Advisory for East Bank of Orleans Parish

A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for all of the East Bank of Orleans Parish. Sewerage & Water Board officials are still determining the cause of a loss of water pressure at the S&WB Power Plant. S&WB is recommending that customers boil their water for one minute and let it cool down prior […]

> WDSU is Hiring a Digital Editor

The WDSU web team is hiring! For the successful applicant, you’ll be doing what you already do — playing on the internet all day — but getting paid for it! What a deal. Here are details about the job: The mandate of the Hearst Television Digital team is to deliver timely and accurate news and […]

“State of the Print Media” Forum

I’m moderating a “State of the Print Media” Forum tonight from 6-9 at the De La Salle High School cafeteria. The public is invited. The panel discussion is sponsored by The Press Club of New Orleans. Panelists include James O’Byrne, director of state content for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune; Carl Redman, executive editor of The Advocate; Greg […]

[PICS] Press Club of New Orleans Awards

The Press Club of New Orleans held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night at Harrah’s Casino and WDSU did very well. My colleague and 10 p.m. co-anchor Norman Robinson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He delivered a fantastic acceptance speech and WDSU reporter Heath Allen did a great job introducing him. I was […]

Possible Internet Outage Monday

More than 250,000 Internet users worldwide could lose their ability to get online Monday. Some nasty Malware is about to emerge…and many don’t know their computer is infected. To check whether a computer is infected, go to http://www.dcwg.org.