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Review: Kevin Brisco and Kristina Knipe at Good Children
(For) What Is(s) Worth and Talisman run through Aug. 6 It has been said that New Orleans' collective soul is creative to the core and that it uses time like a tone, or patina, that dissolves the boundaries between dark and light, present and past. This mysterious quality sometimes is seen in altar-like arrangements of curious mementos on mantels in Marigny and Bywater, and while some newcomers may not get it, Pennsylvania-born photographer Kristina E. Knipe expresses it eloquently in large, dreamy photographs of her colorful friends in their native habitat.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (July 18-24, 2017)
July 21Beyond the Basics6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. FridayGoldring Center for Culinary Medicine, 300 N. Broad St., Suite 102, (504) 988-9108www.culinarymedicine.orgEmeril's New Orleans chef de cuisine David Slater demonstrates summer recipes and shares a meal.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: The Tempest
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane stages Shakespeare’s classic The Tempest, written around 1610, is presumed to be Shakespeare's final play — and perhaps a metaphor for a deteriorating monarchy. The drama, presented by New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, revolves around a group of men who cause considerable misery to others in pursuit of their political ambitions.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Comedy and theater events in New Orleans this week (July 18-24, 2017)
By Any Scenes Necessary, Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero, Sara Schaefer By Any Scenes NecessaryWed. July 19 | Actors from The NOLA Project perform Romeo and Juliet as a long-form improv, recreating the drama without its script.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Tales of the Cocktail festival returns to New Orleans July 18-23
The drinks conference features spirits, bartending topics and more Prohibition is considered a failure, lasting 13 years while spurring speakeasies, bootlegging and other dodging of laws forbidding manufacture and sale of booze. But the law wasn't entirely misguided.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Live music in New Orleans this week (July 18-24, 2017)
Lil Uzi Vert, Morning 40 Federation, Thou Lil Uzi VertWed. July 19 | SoundCloud's streaming champ of 2016 finally makes his way to New Orleans (a planned June stop was postponed).…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Palm performs at Gasa Gasa July 21
Philadelphia art rockers perform in New Orleans Some hype precedes Palm's first headlining show in New Orleans, but the validation is there to hear on last year's Audiotree Live session, in which the self-taught Philadelphia quartet lays bare its gangling, exposed-nerve guitar clatter (at one point snapping a string like a threadbare tendon in the process). The band has gotten even better since then, if new EP Shadow Expert (Carpark) is any indication — six tracks and 17 minutes that expand 2015 debut Trading Basics in every direction, shouting out a lineage of art-rock forebears while forging a clear and distinct new direction.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Endless Poetry
Chilean surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical film screens at Zeitgeist Inspiration comes in unpredictable forms. At 88 years old, legendary surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is enjoying a late-career surge unique in the history of film, but it's a renewal largely born of frustration.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

West Nile virus discovered in New Orleans
Time to dump out the kiddie pool. New Orleans' Mosquito and Termite Control Board has discovered West Nile virus in mosquitoes in the parish for the first time in 2017, according to an announcement from City Hall.…

21 July 2017 | 3:05 pm

Review: Dunkirk

“The Dunkirk Spirit” is a phrase known to British citizens of all backgrounds and a source of pride for many. It refers to the ability to succeed under impossible circumstances.…

21 July 2017 | 2:02 pm

Gov. Edwards calls conservatives' bluff

If you talk to conservative state lawmakers and business leaders in Louisiana, they’ll tell you there’s no “appetite” for fiscal reform. They all know what fiscal reform looks like, they just don’t see a way to get from where Louisiana is today to where it needs to be in the future, or even next year.

Gov. John Bel Edwards blames House Republicans, who have blunted his efforts to raise taxes.…

21 July 2017 | 12:39 pm

Seventh annual 'Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies' scheduled for August 1
Presented nationwide by Fathom Events, the seventh annual "Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies" will take place 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Canal Place and Elmwood Palace theaters.…

21 July 2017 | 7:45 am

Editorial: Once again, demagogues taking pot shots at New Orleans

U.S. Sen. John Neely Kennedy was in New Orleans this week — not for a town hall or public constituents’ meeting, which he has yet to hold in the state’s largest city since he took office six months ago. No, he was here to talk with WWL-TV about the city’s crime problem, which he once again said could turn New Orleans into “the next Detroit.”

Kennedy previously used the “Detroit” slur in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the confirmation of FBI Director Christopher Wray.…

20 July 2017 | 3:01 pm

Frenchmen Art Market to close with a 'second line' July 25

Frenchmen Art Market will leave its space with a ceremonial "second line" July 25 after five years as part of the strip's bustling nightlife. The market and its vendors will move to the market's spin-off location The Art Garage on St. Claude Avenue, which opened in 2016.…

20 July 2017 | 1:47 pm

Dreamy Weenies to close July 29

Dreamy Weenies, the Rampart Street hot dog shop, will close following its last day of business on Saturday, July 29. The restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page Wednesday evening.

20 July 2017 | 8:47 am

LaToya Cantrell would ban traffic cameras if elected mayor, she clarifies after some conflicting messages

At her formal mayoral campaign announcement last night, District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell drew some of the biggest cheers of her speech when she announced, "We don’t know if traffic cameras are making our streets safer. But we do know those cameras are costing our residents money that could be spent on their families.…

19 July 2017 | 7:14 pm

Magasin Cafe to reopen as “upscale” Vietnamese restaurant in August

The casual Vietnamese restaurant Magasin Cafe (4201 Magazine St.) has closed, and a renovated, more upscale take on the concept will open later this summer in the same space.

The Uptown restaurant closed last month to begin renovations on the space. The cafe will reopen in late August with changes to the physical space and menu.…

19 July 2017 | 3:25 pm

Promo: New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project
Lights, camera, action!…

19 July 2017 | 3:00 am

Edwards joins bipartisan group of governors saying Senate should reject repeal of the Affordable Care Act

The Senate health care replacement for the Affordable Care Act may have collapsed (though Congressional GOP leaders and President Donald Trump have expressed support for "just repeal" rather than "repeal and replace"), but a bipartisan group of governors — including Gov. John Bel Edwards — has issued a statement calling for the repeal's rejection.

"The Senate should immediately reject efforts to 'repeal' the current system and replace sometime later," the statement reads. "This could leave millions of Americans without coverage.…

18 July 2017 | 3:12 pm

Freezy Street opens on St. Claude Avenue
Move over, soft serve: there’s a new kid in town. Freezy Street (2633 St. Claude Ave.) a new shop specializing in Thai-style rolled ice cream, is now open on St. Claude Avenue.…

18 July 2017 | 11:12 am

Empanola opens at St. Roch Market

Empanola, an empanada concept, is now open at St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813). Husband-and-wife team Jimena Urrutia and Marcelo Garcia opened their stand earlier this month, taking over the space formerly occupied by Brugger’s Barbecue.…

18 July 2017 | 9:51 am

Brewsday Tuesday: Urban South Brewery is growing


Brewing destinations are popping up along the Mississippi River. NOLA Brewing Company has been joined by newcomers including Port Orleans Brewing Company in Uptown and Parleaux Bear Lab in Bywater.…

18 July 2017 | 9:28 am

Traveling exhibit featuring sexual assault survivors' portraits opens July 20

Shreveport artist Mollie Corbett's exhibit "Outlier," a collection of portraits, stories and documentary film depicting sexual assault survivors, opens at New Orleans Public Library's main branch Thursday.

For this installation, Corbett identified and photographed 15 survivors from the greater New Orleans area.…

18 July 2017 | 9:06 am

West Nile virus discovered in New Orleans
Time to dump out the kiddie pool. New Orleans' Mosquito and Termite Control Board has discovered West Nile virus in mosquitoes in the parish for the first time in 2017, according to an announcement from City Hall.…

21 July 2017 | 3:05 pm

Review: Dunkirk

“The Dunkirk Spirit” is a phrase known to British citizens of all backgrounds and a source of pride for many. It refers to the ability to succeed under impossible circumstances.…

21 July 2017 | 2:02 pm

Gov. Edwards calls conservatives' bluff

If you talk to conservative state lawmakers and business leaders in Louisiana, they’ll tell you there’s no “appetite” for fiscal reform. They all know what fiscal reform looks like, they just don’t see a way to get from where Louisiana is today to where it needs to be in the future, or even next year.

Gov. John Bel Edwards blames House Republicans, who have blunted his efforts to raise taxes.…

21 July 2017 | 12:39 pm

Seventh annual 'Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies' scheduled for August 1
Presented nationwide by Fathom Events, the seventh annual "Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies" will take place 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Canal Place and Elmwood Palace theaters.…

21 July 2017 | 7:45 am

Editorial: Once again, demagogues taking pot shots at New Orleans

U.S. Sen. John Neely Kennedy was in New Orleans this week — not for a town hall or public constituents’ meeting, which he has yet to hold in the state’s largest city since he took office six months ago. No, he was here to talk with WWL-TV about the city’s crime problem, which he once again said could turn New Orleans into “the next Detroit.”

Kennedy previously used the “Detroit” slur in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the confirmation of FBI Director Christopher Wray.…

20 July 2017 | 3:01 pm

Frenchmen Art Market to close with a 'second line' July 25

Frenchmen Art Market will leave its space with a ceremonial "second line" July 25 after five years as part of the strip's bustling nightlife. The market and its vendors will move to the market's spin-off location The Art Garage on St. Claude Avenue, which opened in 2016.…

20 July 2017 | 1:47 pm

Dreamy Weenies to close July 29

Dreamy Weenies, the Rampart Street hot dog shop, will close following its last day of business on Saturday, July 29. The restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page Wednesday evening.

20 July 2017 | 8:47 am

LaToya Cantrell would ban traffic cameras if elected mayor, she clarifies after some conflicting messages

At her formal mayoral campaign announcement last night, District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell drew some of the biggest cheers of her speech when she announced, "We don’t know if traffic cameras are making our streets safer. But we do know those cameras are costing our residents money that could be spent on their families.…

19 July 2017 | 7:14 pm

Magasin Cafe to reopen as “upscale” Vietnamese restaurant in August

The casual Vietnamese restaurant Magasin Cafe (4201 Magazine St.) has closed, and a renovated, more upscale take on the concept will open later this summer in the same space.

The Uptown restaurant closed last month to begin renovations on the space. The cafe will reopen in late August with changes to the physical space and menu.…

19 July 2017 | 3:25 pm

Promo: New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project
Lights, camera, action!…

19 July 2017 | 3:00 am

Edwards joins bipartisan group of governors saying Senate should reject repeal of the Affordable Care Act

The Senate health care replacement for the Affordable Care Act may have collapsed (though Congressional GOP leaders and President Donald Trump have expressed support for "just repeal" rather than "repeal and replace"), but a bipartisan group of governors — including Gov. John Bel Edwards — has issued a statement calling for the repeal's rejection.

"The Senate should immediately reject efforts to 'repeal' the current system and replace sometime later," the statement reads. "This could leave millions of Americans without coverage.…

18 July 2017 | 3:12 pm

Freezy Street opens on St. Claude Avenue
Move over, soft serve: there’s a new kid in town. Freezy Street (2633 St. Claude Ave.) a new shop specializing in Thai-style rolled ice cream, is now open on St. Claude Avenue.…

18 July 2017 | 11:12 am

Empanola opens at St. Roch Market

Empanola, an empanada concept, is now open at St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813). Husband-and-wife team Jimena Urrutia and Marcelo Garcia opened their stand earlier this month, taking over the space formerly occupied by Brugger’s Barbecue.…

18 July 2017 | 9:51 am

Brewsday Tuesday: Urban South Brewery is growing


Brewing destinations are popping up along the Mississippi River. NOLA Brewing Company has been joined by newcomers including Port Orleans Brewing Company in Uptown and Parleaux Bear Lab in Bywater.…

18 July 2017 | 9:28 am

Traveling exhibit featuring sexual assault survivors' portraits opens July 20

Shreveport artist Mollie Corbett's exhibit "Outlier," a collection of portraits, stories and documentary film depicting sexual assault survivors, opens at New Orleans Public Library's main branch Thursday.

For this installation, Corbett identified and photographed 15 survivors from the greater New Orleans area.…

18 July 2017 | 9:06 am

Five in 5: dishes with mushrooms
Bar Frances4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043www.barfrances.comGrilled and pickled mushrooms top Bellegarde Bakery country-style bread. DTB8201 Oak St., (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comMushroom boudin balls are served with smoked mayonnaise and pickled collard greens.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

James Beards Taste America comes to New Orleans Oct. 6
Fundraising dinner features Beard Award winners and nominees The James Beard Foundation's annual Taste America tour, featuring fundraising dinners in cities across the country, comes to New Orleans and the Royal Sonesta on Oct. 6. The dinner will be prepared by several 2017 Beard Award winners and nominees.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: West Bank Beer Fest and more local beer news
Plus the return of Ghost in the Machine NOLA Brewing Company is working with Tulane University to create Green Wave Beer. The brew will be a filtered hefeweizen with traditional wheat-beer notes of clove and banana.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine: 2015 J.L. Quinson Rose
Cotes de Provence, France Retail $8 Rose wine initially made its mark in southern France, but in the last decade its popularity has tripled throughout the country.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: NOSH in the Warehouse District
New Orleans Social House on Tchoupitoulas Street serves small plates and cocktails The name NOSH is short for New Orleans Social House and refers to the dining experience the new Warehouse District spot promises its guests. But snacking on small plates is just one part of the equation at this swanky cocktail lounge from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Dat Dog celebrates National Hot Dog Day on July 22
Hot dog chain supports Son of a Saint with hot dog contest Dat Dog celebrates National Hot Dog Day at its Freret Steet location (5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883; www.datdog.com) on Saturday, July 22 with a fundraiser for Son of a Saint (www.sonofasaint.org).   The event is 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.…

17 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Yvonne LaFleur annual summer clearance sale
Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 504-866-9666; www.yvonnelefleur.com) presents its annual summer clearance sale featuring formal gowns and dresses for $99, separates for $29 and up, purses for $59 and scarves for $29.

10 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Big Easy, Big Heart gift baskets
The Basketry (12337 Highway 90, Luling, 504-309-7935; www.thebasketry.com) has begun its Big Easy, Big Heart gifting initiative in partnership with the local nonprofit Bonfolk Collective. For each Big Easy gift basket purchased, the two companies will donate to homeless shelters a gift box filled with personal necessities like socks and toiletries.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Uptown Needle & CraftWorks workshop
Uptown Needle & CraftWorks (4610 Magazine St., 504-302-9434; www.uptowncraftworks.com) hosts a workshop teaching how to measure, cut and sew a summer dress. The class is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Gambit's CUE, August 2017
New Orleans style makers of 2017, plus how to get your snooze back and more

10 July 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wear + where: Trey Bryan, artist
Dirty Linen Night You went to Ringling College of Art & Design for illustration, but now you focus on drawing and painting. Do you consider yourself an illustrator or a painter? I would say I'm a fine artist before an illustrator, because I'm developing my own content.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 am

The New Orleans Style Makers of 2017
Ones to watch in New Orleans Once the domain of celebrities, personal branding is easier than ever through the internet and social media. Still, real style is innate.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 am

Natural beauty: Sweet Olive Salon's environmental mission
The salon is a certified Green Circle Salon As a hairstylist with nearly 20 years of experience, Andrea A. Hoover was tired of working in salons that didn't recycle.  In January 2017, she opened Sweet Olive Salon (1230 N. Broad St., 504-304-5826; www.sweetolivesalonnola.com) — a certified sustainable Green Circle Salon.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 am

Luxe leather: Jean Lorent Makin of leather company Jean Lorent
Makin's products are designed and crafted in New Orleans While working as an industrial engineer, Jean Lorent Makin created leather fashion accessories as a hobby. Now, her designs can be purchased at more than 30 shops across the country, including six in the New Orleans area, as well as through her website.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 am

From the Editor
We proudly present to our readers CUE's 2017 Style Makers. Annually, we recognize a few movers and shakers out there who are building brands and creating works of art, people we are proud to call New Orleanians.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 am

New & cool: Metallic accessories
Precious metals for summer sun, glistening at night and adding flair to your home

10 July 2017 | 3:00 am

Got sleep? How to get your snooze back
Dr. Meredith Maxwell on the effects of sleeplessness If you think you're the only one not getting enough sleep at night, think again.…

10 July 2017 | 3:00 am