Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Funeral Arrangements Set for Dr. Marshall Truehill

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 11:19 PM

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Services will be held at Christian Unity Baptist Church, 1700 Conti Street, on Saturday, January 3rd beginning with a 9 a.m. visitation followed by a service at 11 a.m. According to the electronic newsletter, New Orleans Agenda, a Marshall Truehill Memorial Fund has been started by friends and family, and proceeds will go towards many of the initiatives that Dr. Truehill started and supported, including Faith in Action,Operation Brother's Keep (a faith-based action plan for helping the needy evacuate the city during storm threats)  City Works,  Unified New Orleans Plan and Faith in Action. Pending approval of the fund by the IRS and the state of Louisiana, interested donors can make contributions via Faith in Action donation site, which will transfer monies to the memorial fund. Faith in Action is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, so donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

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Happy New Year, from the New Year

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:48 PM

 I hereby resolve to hear more live music in 2009. Anyone else?

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All Ute players got new shoes. Everyone except the Ute kicker, that is.

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 8:48 PM

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As I mentioned in the last post, the University of Utah players were showing off their brand new Under Armor cleats complete with University of Utah colors, team logo and "Utes" written across the back. After what their New Years' plans were and what it was like to practice in the Superdome, the shoes had to be the biggest topic of conversation.

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"Under Armor hooked us up," junior safety Robert Johnson said. "We appreciate Under Armor cause they make us look good."

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How are Ute doing? Ute look like you're having a good time.

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 8:11 PM

 

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Aside from the ever-present, but relatively small Utah media contingent that follows the University of Utah football team everywhere they have an open event, the Utes have mostly flown under the media radar this week. Of course, that's no fault of theirs, New Orleans is in the middle of South Eastern Conference country and that's amplified just by Nick Saban's presence.

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So it's no surprise that, given a full media hoard with bright lights, photo and video cameras, the Utes were glowing in the spotlight. Brian and Robert Johnson (no relation) were getting most of the attention, with Brian Johnson (the Utes' soft-spoken quarterback) answer questions quietly and graciously and with Robert Johnson (the Ute's out-spoken cornerback) beaming a million-dollar smile and hamming it up for everyone around — at one point, Robert Johnson talked to a TV reporter while simultaneously holding up his cleats for our photographer. This came shortly after he mugged for a Utah cameraman with his cleats (more on the shoes in a later post).

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News blitz

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 7:18 PM

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If you were worried that the nation's journalists would just be phoning it in today with year-end round ups of stories about $50 billion Ponzi schemes, Sarah Palin keeping an eye on Russia and Illinois' governor putting Obama's senate seat on eBay, have a look at the hard-hitting stories on CNN this afternoon.  The network is clearly sprinting to the finish line on 2008. Surprisingly, the video of the 88-year-old home-defense expert didn't make the year's best in the following item. (Nor did the reporter provide her address.) We can only hope 2009 is as lively a year. 

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NPR's "Toast of the Nation" stops in New Orleans tonight

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 6:39 PM

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Each New Year's Eve, National Public Radio's annual "Toast of the Nation" program follows the incoming year from coast to coast, broadcasting from a live gig in each time zone as the midnight hour approaches and passes. As 2009 bears down on the Crescent City, the Danza Quartet (Evan Christopher on clarinet, Tom McDermott on piano, Matt Perrine on bass and sousaphone, and Shannon Powell on drums) will be representing live from Donna's Bar & Grill at 800 N. Rampart St. The broadcast will be live from 11:15 pm Central until 12:30am on WWNO 89.9 FM, and the gig itself will swing into the wee hours. And for those who wish to experience the New Year vicariously (with no random gunfire, parking, jacked-up drink prices or people) the broadcast starts in Boston at 7 pm Central with Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara, and finishes up in San Francisco with the ukulele virtuoso (yes, ukelele virtuoso) Jake Shimabukuro, at 2:15 am CST. The Los Angeles segment, which airs directly following Danza, is of special interest - it features the legendary jazz singer Little Jimmy Scott, whose vintage hipster lingo and unearthly high-pitched warble is a wonder of the music world.

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It's a Hornets-Wizards-Russian Family Reunion!

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 4:43 AM

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Who would've thought that tonight's Hornets' game against the lowly Washington Wizards would have provided so many storylines? First off, there's the obvious storyline of Antonio Daniels and Mike James playing against their old teams for the first time since their trade 20 days ago. Though James (16 points, 7 assists) out-preformed Daniels (5 points, 2 assists), it was the Hornets that came out on top 97–85.

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But James wasn't the only ex-Hornets guard in the building tonight. Who else noticed Jannero Pargo enjoying the game on the baseline next to Chris Paul's brother, C.J. I got a chance to catch up with Pargo after the game and he was as cool as ever (though not, "Ceiling Fan Repairman" cool). In between answering passing fans' questions about whether he would be back, Pargo said that he's enjoying himself in Russiaand is even picking up the language. Apparently, his Russian team Dynamo Moscow is on break, though I still thought it strange that Pargo was in the town where people so desperately miss him. Wasn't his Russian team worried about him coming back?

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"I'm a grown man," he said. "I don't need their permission to go anywhere."

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Runnin' on Plenty

Posted By on Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 11:11 PM

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Now’s your chance to get on the right foot with those New Year’s resolutions.

 

Run for One Planet co-founders Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait will make a pit stop on their 11,000 mile run across the U.S. and Canada to inject a little green into your New Year.

 

The duo plans to raise $1 million to fund eco-friendly projects and collect one million green commitments from folks along the way — like those resolutions you keep telling yourself you’ll get around to, like recycling or using your own water bottle.

 

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Whole Foods Arabella Station will welcome the runners with activities for the kids, a cooking demonstration and a chance to check out Hill and Tait’s biodiesel-fueled eco-R.V. (seen above), a 2005 “Regal Diesel” built by Triple E and fitted with a super-sweet solar-powered design package. 

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Sbisa Shuttered

Posted By on Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 10:56 PM

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One of the restaurant returns we were happy to see in 2008 didn't quite make it to the end of the year.

The historic French Quarter restaurant Café Sbisa, reopened in October by a new owner for the first time since Katrina, has closed again.

A spokeswoman for chef Glen Hogh, who reopened Sbisa, says he was sub-leasing the property from other owners, and that these owners recently decided they were no longer interested in running the restaurant.

"Glen is currently talking with the building owner, and his hope is that they will be able to work things out so that the restaurant will once again operate," says spokeswoman Cheryl Lemoine.

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The Return of Chef Uddo

Posted By on Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 9:47 PM

Tonight is opening night for a new restaurant in Metairie, which also signals the return of a chef with a long history in the area.

The "Mike" of the new Mike's American Grill (4300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 885-5566) is Michael Uddo, who was chef/owner at G&E Courtyard Grill in the French Quarter. G&E was open in the Decatur Street space now doing business as the lounge Pravda from 1990 until 1999, the year Uddo says the lease skyrocketed and became unfeasible. People who frequented G&E still rave about the cooking, especially the roasted rack of lamb and dishes from the restaurant's rotisserie.

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