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  • City Park’s Storyland closing for renovations

    NEW ORLEANS – City Park’s popular childrens’s destination, Storyland, is getting a much-needed makeover. According to the City Park website, Storyland will close July 8, and will remain closed through the Fall. This is the first major renovation in 35 years, and for the first time in 60 years, new exhibits are being added. When it re-opens, the enchanted playground will have four new exhibits; Jack and the Beanstalk, Humpty Dumpty, The Tortoise and the Hare, and Boudreaux the Zydeco […]

  • A lock of Beethoven’s hair will soon be up for auction

    Ludwig van Beethoven is widely regarded for his musical compositions, but he’s also known for his signature gray waves. Now, you could be the proud owner of a lock of the legendary German composer’s hair. The collectible is going up for auction Tuesday, with its worth estimated at between about $15,000 and $19,000. The hair is part of Sotheby’s Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music sale. The lock of hair, which Sotheby’s said is “indisputably human,” is secured with a silk thread […]

  • Governor John Bel Edwards officially signs Louisiana’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

    Louisiana lawmakers voted Wednesday to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detectable — as early as six weeks into a pregnancy — with no exceptions for rape or incest. Louisiana joins Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri, which have all passed so-called “heartbeat” bills this year. Along with Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion, the heartbeat bills are part of a conservative nationwide push to bring a Supreme Court challenge to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized […]

  • Chicago pastor accused of abusing girls during tutoring sessions

    CHICAGO — A Chicago pastor is facing multiple charges of child sexual abuse as prosecutors allege he abused two young girls inside of his home during tutoring sessions. As a pastor at the Good Shepherd church of Chicago, prosecutors said 51-year-old Jeffrey Parks presented himself as a man of faith who helped children learn. But behind closed doors, they alleged the pastor was a predator. Parks was arrested after being identified as the man who abused two children on multiple […]

  • George R.R. Martin shoots down ‘Game of Thrones’ rumor

    While George R.R. Martin thinks it’s “absurd” that he even has to address the latest “Game of Thrones” speculation, he’s doing it anyway. The author of the books that birthed the “Game of Thrones” television show took to his blog to shoot down a rumor that he’s withholding the next two novels in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series until the HBO show ends. “No, THE WINDS OF WINTER and A DREAM OF SPRING are not finished,” Martin […]

  • Toddler dies after sex assault in Virginia motel room

    RICHMOND, Va. — A toddler died Friday from injuries caused by a brutal sex assault at a Virginia motel, according to police. The mother of 17-month-old Nariah Brown, Aija Brown, told WTVR she left her daughter in a South Richmond motel room with a person she trusted. Police confirmed a person of interest in the case has been jailed in the alleged May 8 attack. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals on a probation violation, WTVR reports. “I was gonna’ always […]

  • Pinch-A-Palooza Festival postponed

    METAIRIE, LA – The Pinch-A-Palooza Festival and Crawfish Eating Contest that was to take place in Bucktown on April 7, has been postponed due to possible inclement weather. The festival will now take place on Saturday, April 20. The event will still take place at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant and Market. It starts at 12 noon and runs until 7 P.M. A $1 donation to beneficiary The Good Shepherd School is the cost of admission.

  • Why Kevin Spacey may be found not guilty

    Whatever your opinion of superstar actor Kevin Spacey, 59, as an alleged sexual abuser or serial offender, the Nantucket, Massachusetts, prosecutor’s current case against him is inherently flawed. Prosecutors, like defense attorneys, don’t choose the facts of their case: They inherit them. As in any case, it’s a lawyer’s ability to minimize detrimental facts while magnifying favorable ones that dictate the outcome. Here, prosecutors have a lot of work to do if they are to secure a conviction. Spacey appeared […]

  • Calling all chefs!

    Do you have a knack for cooking? Want to work for one the best hotels in the world?

  • Check your lotto tickets! There were 9 Mega Millions winners in Louisiana!

    The $1.537 billion Mega Millions lottery ticket may have been sold in South Carolina, but some Louisiana folks are also a little richer.

  • Mild winter? Here’s NOAA’s 2018-2019 outlook, snow for the deep South?

    A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States, according to the seasonal forecast released Thursday by NOAA.

  • Are you ready to groove?

    Put on your best Jazz Fest attire and head to the French Quarter on September 6th.  It's WWOZ's inaugural Groove Gala at Tableau and LePetit Theatre from 6:30 pm until 10:30pm. 

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