Top 15 News Stories in New Orleans: A Week of Cultural Events, Safety Initiatives, and Community Developments

May 28, 2024

This past week in New Orleans has been marked by a blend of cultural celebrations, public safety initiatives, and significant community developments. Here are the top 15 news stories that shaped the Crescent City: 1. Northern Lights Sighted A rare geomagnetic storm made the northern lights visible as far south as New Orleans. This phenomenon […]

New Orleans Public Library Board Approves Fine-Free Policy

March 25, 2024

The New Orleans Public Library is officially fine free system-wide, after Library Board approved the new policy on March 12. In 2019, the Library eliminated fines for youth materials in an effort to remove economic obstacles for New Orleans youth. Less than a year later, the Library suspended fines on all overdue items in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Emily Painton, executive […]

The Stella Shouting Contest Kicks Off This Year’s Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival

March 11, 2024

On Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm, the beloved Stella Shouting Contest will take place in Jackson Square. The Stella Shouting Contest replays the iconic scene where Stanley yells up to Stella in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Actors Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus) and Leslie Castay (both currently filming Mayfair Witches) will be there to judge, with Bryan Batt hosting and Errol Laborde as contest emcee. […]

TWFest 2024 Returns with Literary Events, Award Winners, and Lots of New Orleans Flavor

January 23, 2024

NEW ORLEANS—Kicking off on Sunday, March 17 with the beloved Stella Shouting Contest, the Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 38th annual celebration of contemporary literature, theatre, New Orleans culture, and, of course, Tennessee Williams. Literary, theatre, music, and cultural events are set for March 20 – 24. […]

JAMNOLA Starts 2024 with $24.24 January Tickets and Spectacular Mardi Gras Exhibits

January 5, 2024

“The JAMNOLA experience is filled with Mardi Gras moments and magic that will complement the parade experience,” explains JAMNOLA Founder, Jonny Liss. “We hope to bring everyone a little extra Mardi Gras joy, art, and music this Carnival season.” 2024 is starting off strong with an early Mardi Gras to celebrate. Besides attending parades, there […]

The History of Christmas in New Orleans

November 24, 2023

?? Christmas in New Orleans, a city affectionately known as the Big Easy, is steeped in rich history and vibrant tradition. Celebrated with much fanfare, it reflects the diverse culture and religion that have shaped this iconic Louisiana city over centuries. From its earliest days, New Orleans has been a melting pot of cultures—French, Spanish, […]

We’ll give you $400k if the victim stops cooperating with the police investigation

August 7, 2023

JEFFERSON PARISH (SCSA) The V.M. Wheeler case has always been peculiar and sparked our interest. Wheeler, an Attorney and a Catholic Deacon in the New Orleans Archdiocese, died of pancreatic cancer just months into serving a sentence of probation. He was originally charged with 1st Degree Rape of a Child Under 13, using a weapon. […]

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