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  1. Jazz Fest 2018 lineup to be announced TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Best of New Orleans

    After a week of cold temperatures, busted pipes and boil-water orders, we could use some good news, and here it is; The talent lineup for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be announced Tuesday, according to the official Jazz Fest website .

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  2. 'It's time to get to work': New Orleans Women's March ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Best of New Orleans

    Thousands of people extended from City Hall to Rampart Street past the Saenger Theater, beginning New Orleans' second edition of the Women's March and joining hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. In 2017, New Orleans joined millions of women who were inspired to mobilize against newly minted President Donald Trump, misogyny in the executive office, his admission of sexual harassment and assault, and looming threats to women's health care. A year later on Jan. 20, many people returned to the march, once again donning pink pussyhats and carrying colorful slogan-filled signs, or turned out to march for the first time.

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  3. Dina Martina returns to One Eyed Jacks May 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Best of New Orleans

    Dina Martina - identified in her own press materials as "tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur" - returns to New Orleans for another engagement at One Eyed Jacks May 22. The show, Fine Avec Me , is said to include "ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and sidesplitting video," as have Martina's other baffling local engagements.

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  4. The New Movement discontinues showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Best of New Orleans

    Marigny comedy club and school The New Movement is not presenting shows for an indefinite period following a contentious "town hall" meeting between owners, staff, students and performers regarding a company behavior manual revised to address concerns about sexual misconduct. Owner and cofounder Tami Nelson told Gambit she doesn't know when performances will resume.

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  5. Is this worse than Sandra Lee's king cake?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | Best of New Orleans

    Steve Caparotta of WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge posted the following image on Twitter, calling it "the biggest abomination of a 'king cake' I've ever seen." What is it exactly? Dry bread piped with whipped topping and topped with maraschino cherries? Not sure.

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  6. Big chill far from over in city politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | Best of New Orleans

    For months, New Orleanians feared a sudden rain storm more than anything else would overwhelm the city's antiquated infrastructure. Now we know that an extended cold snap can be just as ominous.

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  7. After backlash, New Orleans City Council to revisit human rights resolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 18 | Best of New Orleans

    The New Orleans City Council might reverse course after voting in support of a Jan. 11 resolution ostensibly supporting actions against companies involved with human rights violations. But after pushback from local Jewish groups and statewide politicians, councilmembers said they made a mistake; the resolution was supported by groups joining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement protesting Israel's denial of a Palestinian state.

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  8. Cedric Richmond introduces resolution to censure Trump over...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 18 | Best of New Orleans

    U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, head of the Congressional Black Caucus, today introduced a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over Trump's widely reported remarks calling Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries as "shithole nations." According to POLITICO , Richmond took special exception to House Majority Leader Paul Ryan's statement that the wording was "unfortunate": "It's unfortunate when I miss my bus.

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  9. Promo: Women in Wine / Seminar with Winemaker Kristina Shideler of ArrowoodRead the original story

    Monday Jan 15 | Best of New Orleans

    Have you ever wondered how wine is made? Or how to differentiate between a Barolo or Bordeaux blend? Well, now's your chance to learn ! On January 24th from 6:30 - 8 PM, Pearl Wine Co. in Mid-City is hosting a seminar for their Women in Wine series, which is dedicated to celebrating women in the wine business.

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  10. Dong Phuong Bakery wins James Beard American Classics awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 18 | Best of New Orleans

    Dong Phuong Bakery will receive a James Beard Foundation American Classics award. The Vietnamese restaurant and bakery opened in New Orleans East in 1982.

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  11. Lil Uzi Vert, Noname and others announced for Buku 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | Best of New Orleans

    Rapper Lil Uzi Vert, electronic producer Illenium, Chicago's Noname and others have been added to the 2018 Buku Music + Art Project, the two-day hip-hop- and electronic-focused festival at Mardi Gras World. Also joining the lineup are Montreal producer Snails, Florida rapper Ski Mask The Slump God, Homeshake, Walker & Royce, performances from local DJs Nice Rack and Rusty Lazer, and a showcase from local collective Pink Room Project.

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  12. Promo: Monetize Your Passion ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | Best of New Orleans

    On Saturday, January 20, MYP takes over the Drury Inn & Suites in New Orleans for an interactive one-day conference for creative entrepreneurs. What is MYP? It stands for Monetize Your Passion, and that is exactly what you'll learn to do in a series of sessions from 9am - 3pm, led by industry professionals and experts from across the country.

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  13. With new machine, Lighthouse Louisiana creates jobs for 8-10 blind workers in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | Best of New Orleans

    Who made that paper towel you used to clean up a spill? If you're a member of the U.S. military, the answer might be a blind person. Lighthouse Louisiana is one of many organizations nationwide using blind workers to produce or package materials like mess trays, cups and paper towels, which are then sold to government groups such as the Department of Defense through the AbilityOne program.

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  14. New Orleans officials announce construction of low-barrier shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Best of New Orleans

    As New Orleans prepares to implement a freeze plan that demands the city's four homeless shelters open their doors to anyone on the streets, officials announced construction of a low-barrier shelter at the former Veterans Affairs hospital on Gravier Street, where a gutted second floor on a chilly Tuesday afternoon held promise of connecting people experiencing homelessness to an array of services to help them get on their feet. The 12,000-square-feet, 24-hour shelter will offer 100 beds with little to no barrier for entry, including no admission fees or sobriety tests required for entry.

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  15. Gov. Edwards and Florida Gov. Scott exchange words over Scott's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Best of New Orleans

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced this morning he will be leading a "trade mission" to New Orleans to "meet with Louisiana companies to share how Florida is making it easier for families and job creators to succeed and why they should consider moving their operations to Florida." And that has Gov. John Bel Edwards steamed : "Rick Scott was Bobby Jindal's biggest cheerleader and surrounds himself with the same set of advisors who turned Louisiana's $1 billion budget surplus into a $3 billion budget deficit.

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  16. The Krewe of Chad is out on the Endymion route alreadyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Best of New Orleans

    The Krewe of Endymion parade is three and a half weeks away, but spray-painting territory on the Orleans Avenue neutral ground already has begun.

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  17. Flying Pig Cafe closesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Best of New Orleans

    After a four-month run, the Flying Pig Cafe has closed. The Southern-focused restaurant and bar from husband-and-wife team Rob and Kat Vance opened in September in the corner building that was the longtime home of sushi spot Kyoto.

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  18. Snow? MaybeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Best of New Orleans

    "Wintry mix." "The white stuff." "Sneaux" . Whatever you call it, there's a chance that metro New Orleans will see its first snow flurries in years tonight as an approaching cold front brings precipitation and a hard freeze into the city, along with a bitter wind chill.

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  19. Hospitality workers plan Jan. 21 sexual harassment workshopRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Best of New Orleans

    New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee , the grassroots organization which advocates for workers' rights in the local restaurant and hotel industry, hosts a workshop on fighting sexual harassment and assault Jan. 21. This workshop - part of a national conversation about sexual misconduct that has roiled many kitchens and toppled several prominent chefs - is focused on workers, rather than management strategies. There are planned discussions of what to do one when one experiences sexual harassment; how to hold management, coworkers and customers accountable; and how to confront sexual harassment in the moment, for both people experiencing harassment and bystanders.

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  20. Chef Sue Zemanick's soup pop-up is at Simone's Market Jan. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 15 | Best of New Orleans

    Oak Street grocer Simone's Market is celebrating its first anniversary next week with a series of daily specials. Kicking off is former Gautreau's chef and James Beard award-winner Sue Zemanick , who is popping up with a soup showcase 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. The menu for Sue's Soups includes a tomato basil version with Benton's bacon, goat cheese and ciabatta croutons, Hungarian cauliflower soup with paprika, dumplings and creme fraiche, French onion soup with Gruyere crostini, and a coconut red curry and with winter squash, spicy greens and garlicky cashews.

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