New Orleans neighborhood news for Jan. 24, 2013

Uptown

Art exhibit at Loyola: Loyola University faculty members Gerald Cannon and Nancy Bernardo exhibit their work at the Collins C. Diboll Gallery, fourth floor, Monroe Library, on the Loyola campus. There will be an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Cannon’s exhibit is “Image Authenticity,” while Bernardo displays “Decorative Debris.” For more information, contact gallery@loyno.edu. Free and open to the public.

Book signing: Former New Orleans journalist Keith O’Brien presents and signs his book “Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County’s Quest for Basketball Greatness: The Powerful True Story of a Small-Town Team, a Struggling American Community, and Their Fight for Redemption,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. The book follows the saga of a rural Kentucky basketball team that represented the dreams of players and basketball-obsessed fans. Call (504) 899-7323.

Broadmoor

Commissioners’ election: The Broadmoor Improvement Association Board of Commissioners’ election will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Keller Community Center. The following people have qualified to be on the ballot: J.C. Carroll III and Dipo Mosadomi (Subgroup A); Carol Markowitz and Ernest Brumfield (Subgroup B); Jeffrey “Jeff” Gardner and Kelli Wright (Subgroup C). Wright and Brumfield are incumbents.

Gentilly

Pianist performs: University of New Orleans alumna Kadisha Onalbayeva will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in the UNO Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center. Her performance, part of the UNO Guest Artist and Alumni Series, is free and open to the public.

Onalbayeva recently joined a roster of Steinway Artists that includes Billy Joel, Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr., and past musical greats such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. She is the first Steinway Artist from Kazakhstan and the first UNO graduate to earn the distinction.

Onalbayeva graduated from the UNO Department of Music with a master’s degree in composition in 2005 and a master’s in piano performance in 2006. She is an artist-in-residence at the University of Mobile.

Mid-City

Get a look at ‘Lifelike’: Get artist Maxx Sizeler’s perspective on the New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit “Lifelike” during “Where Y’Art,” the museum’s happy-hour event, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. The event also includes art-making activity, music by The Mumbles, and screening of Ai Weiwei’s film “Never Sorry.” By admission.

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