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October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

Vendredi

October 24th

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Fatal Shooting in Lakeview

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Most of the recent shooting spree in New Orleans has involved night-time shootings, a plurality of them in the East. However, on Wednesday (10.22) detectives were called to investigate a a fatal shooting in Lakeview. 

Approach the Bench: Forum to Host Candidates for Judge

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Given all the air time that the Senate race is pulling, some citizens are confused about their choices in the other elections. Fortunately, concerned voters will have a chance to hear from candidates for judge last night. The 2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Candidates Forum will allow those who aspire to the juvenile and criminal benches to appeal directly to the people on Wednesday (10.22) from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Touro Synagogue (4238 St. Charles Avenue). 

Cover-Up: Clothes No Longer Optional at The Country Club

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

By Ashley Rouen

NOLA’s favorite (and only) clothing optional pool will require its patrons to wear proper swim attire. Carefree, nudie days and nights swimming at the Bywater’s Country Club are over after complaints from neighbors and a rape allegation. Though local customers have expressed their continued support of the venue via Facebook the new rules were effective Tuesday (10.21). 

Wisdom of Elders: Landrieu Picks Up Senior Endorsement

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

By Ashley Larsen

The gloves are coming off in the senate race. Mary Landrieu received the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare (NCPSSM) yesterday, October 21st. NCPSSM is one the largest advocacy groups to protect the federal benefits for seniors in the country. Max Richtman, the President and CEO of the coalition, presented Landrieu with a pair of boxing gloves at the event in New Orleans to help prepare her to “fight” for Social Security and Medicare.

30 Day Reprieve in Buffa's Battle

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

An ongoing noise dispute between Buffa’s Lounge and neighbor Sidney Torres IV, former owner of SDT Waste and Debris Services, resulted in another 30-day compromise (Oct. 21). Lending a dramatic flair, Judge Paulette Irons announced plans to personally visit the properties and oversee further sound readings, one of which will be unannounced.

Creole Cousins

New Richard Sexton Show at THNOC Portrays a Small World


An exhibition featuring the work of local photographer Richard Sexton is on display until December 7th at The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) (400 Chartres Street) Creole World focuses a lens on New Orleans juxtaposed against the Latin Caribbean sphere. The photos depict the similarities of Creole life and architecture between countries and places that are often disconnected but unknowingly exist together and construct what is known as the Creole world. 

Royal Crush

French Quarter Building Collapse in Photos


A three story building partially collapsed at 808 Royal Street near the corner of St. Ann Street on the afternoon of Oct. 21. Water spewed from broken pipes as onlookers stood aghast at the historic facade's demise. The Fire Department and NOPD blocked off the street to control the scene. Remarkably, no one was hurt.

Thrill Me Chill Me Fulfill Me

Theatre Review: The Rocky Horror Show at the AllWays Lounge


The highest compliment New Yorker theatre critic John Lahr ever delivers from his arsenal of accolades is to proclaim that a performer or a production “corrupts us with pleasure.” For 90% of its running time, the AllWays Lounge revival of The Rocky Horror Show had me weaker with ecstasy than anything since the opening scenes of Tulane Summer Lyric’s A Chorus Line

Smothered & Others

John Schneider Talks Filmmaking


Actor/Director/Writer John Schneider does a mean Christopher Walken impression. The man who described himself “a Westchester County boy” (outside of New York City), slipped into Walken's voice, mimicking his interviewer’s snobby elocution. And the impersonation is spot-on. Schneider, the man, quickly turns out to be far, far more complex and insightful than the TV roles that made him famous.  

Drinking Culture

Our Columnist Visits Brothers III After a Harrowing STD Test


Gentle reader, mistakes were made. All the dim memories of the past few months resolved in a golem of introspective terror when I awoke, worrying me from my bed and onto a path that led through the Reproductive Health Clinic on North Rampart and into one of the greatest dive bars in the Northern Hemisphere. Stay awhile, dear friends. I will be faithful.

Today in NOLA: 10.22.14

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Soulful chanteause Macy Gray will perform at Tipitina’s this evening with local electric soul group the Honorable South. The Historic New Orleans hosts Joshua D. Rothman, who will discuss the slave trade during the 19th century, and Big Charity will screen for the final evening at the Joy Theater as part of the New Orleans Film Festival. On this day in Louisiana history, Edwin Edwards wins 62% of the vote and was the first person elected to three terms as governor of Louisiana.

Pair of ExO's from Jindal: Ebola & Sexual Assault

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

By Ashley Rouen

Bobby Jindal may be spending a lot of time campaigning out of Louisiana, but he still found time to issue a pair of executive orders effective Monday (10.20). The first action is similar to the Ebola policy that he has made a talking point on the (unofficial) campaign trail. The second statement tackles public outcry over a series of policies that burden and “double bill” the victims of sexual assaults.

State of Play: NOLA Theatre 10.21.29-10.28

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In the lull before Halloween and Fringe Fest, three shows open this week, one for one night only. As we get closer to Fright Night, the offerings become a bit spookier. There are hauntings in store, as well as zombies on stage. For the Halloween classicists, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is continuing a run.

Free Throw: Pelicans to Host Open Practice

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

It’s early October and once again NOLA basketball fans are echoing their annual refrain. “We look good. This is going to be our year.” On Saturday (10.25), the faithful will have a chance to see for themselves when the Pelicans host a free open practice.

T-P to Shutter Orleans Parish Printing Plant, Cut 100 Jobs

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The Times-Picayune has not garnered much popularity with their recent restructuring. The publication’s switch to digital elicited public outrage. The trend does not seem to be improving for ‘da Paper. On Tuesday, the T-P announced that they will be closing their Howard Avenue printing facility operated by ACS Louisiana, and cutting 100 production jobs.

Art Openings & Shows in NOLA

September 23-October 4

Art for Arts’ Sake is coming up on October 4, which means this week is your last chance to see just about every exhibition on Julia Street and at the CAC. Drop into Soren Christensen for a solo show by internationally recognized Pakistani-born artist Jamali, or get a sneak preview of what AFAS has to offer at Callan Contemporary and Octavia Gallery. This Friday, NOMA hosts its gala fundraiser Love in the Garden. Saint Claude is between openings, but there’s plenty of work to be seen this weekend.


Each week, NoDef brings you comprehensive listings of the visual arts in the Crescent City from St. Claude to Julia

Teen Shot to Death in Desire

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

New Orleans woke up to another dead teenager this morning. NOPD are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15 year old man in the Desire neighborhood. Police say that there have been 121 murders in New Orleans in 2014.

Today in NOLA: 10.21.14

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Hard hitting film abounds this Tuesday, with Spike Lee’s oeuvre Do the Right Thing screening at Dillard University and Big Charity playing today and tomorrow night at the Joy Theater. Wayne Curtis discusses the journey of Edward Payson Weston across the country by foot in 1909, and indie rock band Warpaint hit the Republic along with special guest Liam Finn. On this date in 2002, former Governor Edwin Edwards finally reported to prison in Fort Worth, TX after 10 years of trials and delays.

Mahony's Robbed, New Video in Tulane Student Kidnapping Case

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Bread may be the key to a proper po-boy, but one thief burst into Mahony’s looking only for the dough. In other uptown crime news, police have a lead in the kidnapping of a Tulane student. Newly acquired video is providing images of the alleged assailant.

Order in the Court: Criminal Court Judicial Candidates on the Issues

Monday, October 20th, 2014

On Election Day, New Orleanians will be picking judges as well as legislators. While the Senate race has generated a national media frenzy, the judge positions have slipped under the radar making the choice a bit more difficult. Fortunately, NoDef’s friends at WYES-TV are making the choice a little easier. As part of their ongoing initiative RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, in partnership with ProjectJusticeNOLA, hey invited Criminal District Court Judge candidates to answer the following questions about court governance, efficiency, and policy. 

The Envelope Tease: NOFF Announces Winners

Monday, October 20th, 2014

On Sunday (10.19), the New Orleans Film Festival announced the 2014 award winners. Top prize went to Thom Southerland’s Proud Citizen. Louisiana documentary darling, 61 Bulletstook home the Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature while sparking debate about Huey P. Long’s assassination. Click through for a full list of winners.

Midnight Mugging in the Quarter

Monday, October 20th, 2014

With the onset of autumn, shootings in the Crescent City are dropping, but thefts continue to flow. Police are once again hunting for stickup artist. On Monday (10.20) morning, two women were robbed in the French Quarter.

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Lighthouse Dims

GSA Policy Shift Leads to Layoffs for the Deaf & Blind


Seventy percent of people who are blind in America are unemployed. In SoLa, not for profit Lighthouse Louisiana strives to remedy the problem by offering competitive jobs for workers with disabilities. However, due to a recent change in General Services Administration (GSA) policy, the social enterprise’s beacon is dimming. Over 40 full-time employees, several of whom have worked at the establishment for decades, have been let go. 

Make a Joyful Noise

#ThisIsNOLA's Electric Debut (Photos)


The line queued up for This Is Nola at the Joy Theatre an hour before doors opened Friday (10.17) and didn’t stop. Hyped by hashtag, #ThiIsNOLA, the inaugual event of Winter Circle Productions' new series looked like a success even before the first band hit the stage. The night's promised fusion of contemporary arts indeed delivered.

Vapor Makers

NOLA Vape Brings Crescent City Flavor to E-Juice (Literally)


For centuries, the South was a cradle of tobacco production. Now, the region is evolving. NOLA Vape is a local e-liquid manufacturer and vendor that has grown quickly since opening in 2012. It produces more than 100 flavors of e-juice from its headquarters in New Orleans, and distributes to retail outlets around the city, including Up in Smoke, Mushroom Records, and Crescent City Vape.

Bjork-ing It Out

NoDef's Critic Reviews the Icelandic Artist's Two Films


The Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Theater brings two films about the Icelandic international music figure Björk Friday. The first is a British documentary When Bjork Met Attenborough discussing the influences of science on the pop star as she made her 2011 album Biophilia. The second is a concert film, Björk: Biophilia Live, a recount of her last stop on the Biophilia tour at Alexandra Place in London last September. The film premiered in America at the Tribeca Film Festival last April.

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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock