City Activates Freeze Plan

The mild temperatures enjoyed by many during Mardi Gras are a thing of the past--at least for now. In anticipation of cold weather, the City of New Orleans will activate the Citywide Freeze Plan overnight Wednesday, Feb. 26. A cold front moved into the New Orleans region this morning, bringing...

Promising Signs of Resurgence in New Orleans East

by Yasmin GaraadThe New Orleans Tribune Optimus Entertainment, a multimillion-dollar entertainment complex, opened in New Orleans East in early February. The indoor amusement center, located in a newly renovated outlet near New Orleans East Hospital and East New Orleans Regional Library, includes a 12-seat, 12-D interactive theater, virtual reality gaming,...

Bruno Mars, Janet Jackson Set to Take the Mainstage at Essence Festival of Culture

Essence recently announced Grammy-award winning artists Bruno Mars and Janet Jackson as mainstage headliners for the 2020 Essence Festival of Culture, part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Essence. This will be the first-ever Essence Festival appearance and the only 2020 U.S. festival performance for Mars, a...