What to know in New Orleans this week (Jan. 9-15, 2018)

The latest on CarnivalFilmmaker Spike Lee is the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club's honorary celebrity grand marshal for its 2018 Carnival. The krewe rolls on Fat Tuesday morning (Tuesday, Feb. 13).

What to know in New Orleans this week (Jan. 9-15, 2018)

Cantrell to announce transition teamMayor-elect LaToya Cantrell is expected to announce members of her transition team this week, after a celebratory Mass in honor of her transition St. Peter Claver Church Jan. 4.  Through an organization named Forward Together New Orleans, Cantrell's transition staff moved into offices at Xavier University Jan. 2, with the District B Councilwoman's Chief of Staff John Pourciau formally leading the transition team. The Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Foundation for Louisiana are the organization's fiscal agents.

What to know in New Orleans this week (Jan. 2-8, 2018)

The Tales will go on ... maybeBusinessman Gary Solomon Jr. and restaurateur Neil Bodenheimer have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to buy the Tales of the Cocktail spirits festival, the future of which has been in doubt since founder Ann Tuennerman and her husband Paul Tuennerman stepped down a few months ago.   The Tuennermans — known as "Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail" — had built Tales from a small summer gathering of cocktail lovers 15 years ago into the drinks industry's premier convention.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Dec. 19, 2017)

1. IRVIN MAYFIELD INDICTED ON 19 FEDERAL CHARGESTrumpeter Irvin Mayfield, who once headed the New Orleans Public Library Foundation, was indicted last week on 19 federal counts of fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice in connection with his alleged misuse of the charity's funds.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Dec. 12, 2017)

1. PROPOSED NEW CRIME CAMERA SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE RAISES ISSUES OF PRIVACYAs soon as this week, the New Orleans City Council could consider a measure to mandate cameras outside nearly every bar and restaurant in the city, with feeds automatically sent to the city's recently unveiled crime camera monitoring station as part of a sweeping set of policies and legislation that Mayor Mitch Landrieu introduced in January.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Dec. 5, 2017)

1. CARVER THEATER CLOSES ABRUPTLYTicketholders for a concert scheduled this month at the Carver Theater received an email that the venue — built in 1950 and recently renovated with the aid of a slate of tax credits — "is permanently closed" as of Nov. 14.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 28, 2017)

1. NOPD OPENS COMMAND CENTER FOR CRIME CAMERASA time stamp appeared above each person wandering into a live feed of Jackson Square that streamed into a command center where crime cameras across the city were monitored in real time.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Nov. 21, 2017)

1. TECH COMPANY SAYS IT PLANS TO HIRE 2,000 AT NEW ORLEANS OFFICEA multi-billion-dollar IT company expects to open its New Orleans office in January 2018 and says it plans to hire 2,000 people within the next several years.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week Nov. 14, 2017)

1. BRAZILE TO SPEAK AT IWO LUNCH THIS  WEEKFormer Democratic National Committee (DNC) head (and New Orleans native) Donna Brazile is coming home this week to speak to the Independent Women's Organization (IWO) at the group's annual fundraising lunch.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week Nov. 7, 2017)

1. FATS SENT HOME, WITH LOVEFrom Vaughan's Lounge in Bywater to the gates of his black-and-yellow former home-turned-landmark on Caffin Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward, an enormous crowd joined an All Saints' Day second line parade honoring New Orleans rock 'n' roll legend Antoine "Fats" Domino, who died Oct. 24 at age 89.

I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (Oct. 31, 2017)

1. MUSIC LEGEND FATS DOMINO DIES AT 89 Rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues legend Antoine "Fats" Domino died Oct. 24.

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