New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu launched another pillar of his NOLA for LIFE homicide reduction plan on Wednesday: helping ex-offenders leaving prison get jobs and homes.
Mayor Landrieu said the challenge of stopping violence in the city is everyone’s responsibility, including private companies who hold jobs. He said that people leaving prison have to be given an opportunity to make better choices.
A group of environmentalists are walking100 miles from Grand Isle to Baton Rouge, along Louisiana Highway 1. They’re protesting Governor Jindal’s signing of Senate Bill 469, which blocked a New Orleans levee board lawsuit against oil and gas companies.
The members hail from around Louisiana. They want Gulf residents to be more aware of decisions made in Baton Rouge that impact their coastal communities.
More Louisiana high school students are earning college-ready ACT scores.
The Department of Education said today that more than 23,000 students scored an 18 or higher this year. That’s almost 1,500 more students than last year who scored well enough on the exam to enter college without remedial work.
The number of graduates who scored well enough to earn scholarships through the state TOPS program also increased by more than 1,000 students.
As the sun comes up on Saturday mornings, the crowd is already out at the Vietnamese farmers market in far eastern New Orleans. Like any farmers market, it's a place where vendors and regular shoppers look like they're right at home, conducting face-to-face commerce with familiar people, discussing their fresh-from-the-soil produce and chatting between sales.
It’s been 450 years since Shakespeare’s heyday. One has to wonder what the Bard of Avon would think of the myriad ways his plays are being presented these days.
On this week’s Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Chaney Tullos, Director of Operations of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival, about their innovative yet traditional approach and their collaboration with Compleat Stage.
New Orleans is celebrated across the country and around the world as a center of extraordinary live entertainment. Not just in the French Quarter but all over the city there's a vast amount of live music, theater, and comedy every night of the year.
However, on the inside of what appears to be a thriving local entertainment industry you frequently hear the same criticism: we have a lot of entertainment, but not much industry. Plenty of shows, but not enough show business.