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Decadence Daily: 9.3.17

Southern Decadence is peaking today. In the afternoon, all eyes will be on the annual walking parade. But once the sun drops, the real party gets going. T-Dances, wig competitions, Bette Midler tribute shows, and dance parties galore are just a few of the offerings. Click through for the details. 

Overnight Crime Report: Four Armed Robberies

According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the New Orleans Police Department responded to four armed robberies in the city on Friday (9.1). 


Today in NOLA 9.2.17

Southern Decadence is in full swing, but there's plenty to do besides the parties around town. Check out the soon-to-be hot spot on Lake Ponchartrain for a free concert with food and drinks. Or, laugh this Labor Day weekend at the Comedy Soul Fest. Luke Winslow King plays on Frenchmen, while Bar Redux welcomes Ruby & The Rogues. On this day in 1909, New Orleans was first linked by rail to Houston. Now, more to do tonight. 

Decadence Daily: 9.2.17

Southern Decadence is in full blast and the scene at Bourbon and St. Ann is like a neon rainbow on acid. However, there is plenty to do beyond the heart of the Quarter. All over downtown, bars are hosting parties, dancers, and lots of divas. Click on through for today’s list.


A Very Sordid Wedding: Louisiana Film Premiere (Joy Theater, 2PM)

Overnight Crime Report: Property Snatching, Carjacking, Aggravated Burglary, Stabbing, Three Shootings, Attempted Simple Robbery

The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Thursday (8.31). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to property snatching, carjacking, aggravated burglary, a stabbing, three shootings, and an attempted simple robbery. 


At the intersection of Chestnut St. and Valmont St., an unknown male approached a 71-year-old woman at 11:26AM. He then grabbed her phone, at which time a struggle over the phone occurred. The man managed to get hold, grab the phone, and then flee on a bike. 


Today in NOLA 9.1.17

Southern Decadence is offering some can't-miss events this Friday (NoDef's run-down here), though the fun doesn't stop there. It's a great night for music, as rapper Boyfriend plays The Joy and Sylan Esso takes the stage at The Civic with Flock of Dimes. Tip's welcomes Big Sam's Funky Nation and Miss Mojo for a free show. HOB throws a party for the King of Feelings, Drake. On this day in 1932, the Clio streetcar — the first streetcar to cross Canal Street — ran for the final time from Canal up to Clio to Magnolia Streets, before returning on Erato and Carondelet Streets. Now, more to do today. 

Decadence Daily: 9.1.17

Southern Decadence is kicking off its latest round of feathers, leather, boas, and glittter. Get started this Friday in thw Qaurter with a strip show on Bourbon Street or dance party on the lower Decatur drag. Venture across Elysian Fields into the Marigny to check out the famed lube wrestling at the Allways, or travel up to Freret to see an LGBTQ positive variety show. Click through for details. 


Overnight Crime Report: Two Unclassified Deaths, Rape, Suicide, Three Simple Robberies, Three Stabbings

The New Orleans Police Department saw ten crimes hit the city on Wednesday (8.30). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two unclassified deaths, rape, suicide, three simple robberies, and three stabbings. 

Today in NOLA 8.31.17

This Thursday, listen in to some top artists discuss street spirit, learn the basics of spell casting, watch some college football, or cool off with some free ice cream and comedy. On this day in 1819, a battle took place on the water between the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and The Bravo, a pirate ship owned by Jean Lafitte. After a gun fight, The Bravo was taken over and several pirates, including Lafitte's lieutenant Jean La Farges, were captured. Now, more to do today. 

Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Armed Robbery, Attempted Rape, Simple Robbery

The New Orleans Police Department saw four crimes hit the city on Tuesday (8.29). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, armed robbery, attempted rape, and a simple robbery. 

Today in NOLA 8.30.17

Today, celebrate the intersection of arts and non-profits with Culture Collision. Demetri Martin will perform a comedy show at Tulane, while Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays his weekly gig on Frenchmen. NOLA's drag school graduates showcase what they learned at the Allways Lounge. Happy birthday Huey P. Long, who was born this day in 1893. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Rape, Armed Robbery

The New Orleans Police Department saw three crimes hit the city on Monday (8.28). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, a rape, and an armed robbery. 


Today in NOLA 8.29.17

Today, we remember Hurricane Katrina. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina came whirling out of the Gulf. We are painfully familiar with the levee breaks, flooding, death, and dislocation that followed. Across the city, we pause to remember, reopen, and rejoice at some of the rebuilding. We are also conscious of our safety during the current Hurricane Harvey, with rain that has led many New Orleanians to stay close to home. There are still a few events around town that the more adventurous resident can attend. Rebirth Brass Band will play their recurring gig at the Maple Leaf, or venture over to Frenchmen to see locals-gone-big Water Seed take the stage at Blue Nile. Pitchfork Radio kicks off their NOLA invasion with some star-studded radio broadcasts. Gasa Gasa will project back-to-back screenings of Kill Bill. Read on for details below. 

Overnight Crime Report: Simple Robbery, Armed Robbery

The New Orleans Police Department saw two crimes hit the city on Sunday (8.27). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to a simple robbery and an armed robbery. 

Today in NOLA 8.28.17

Today, Helen Gillet and Raphael Bas lighten up an otherwise dreary afternoon with some music in the Bacchanal backyard. Learn about astrological natal chart techniques with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Aurora Nealand plays her recurring gig on Frenchmen, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1990, Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy promoted his dive into a shark tank at the yet-to-be-opened Aquarium of the Americas. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Overnight Crime Report: Three Simple Robberies, Three Stabbings, Armed Robbery, Homicide, Property Snatching

The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Saturday (8.26). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three stabbings, three simple robberies, armed robbery, homicide, and a property snatching. 

Today in NOLA 8.27.17

It's an artful day in New Orleans., no matter the rain First, see NOLA through the eyes of some of its greatest photographers. Cripple Creek Theatre presents its final staging of Caligula, while the Architecture & Design Film Festival presents the premiere of a local-focused documentary. Later on, socialize at the city's premiere art party. On this date in 1895, former governor Earl K. Long was born. Now, more ways to keep busy today.

Overnight Crime Report: Three Armed Robberies, Three Stabbings, Two Shootings, Unclassified Death, Rape

The New Orleans Police Department saw ten crimes hit the city on Friday (8.25). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to three armed robberies, three stabbings, two shootings, unclassified death, and a rape.


Tropical Update: Hurricane Harvey Forms in Texas

The storms hovering over Texas for the last several days don't seem satisfied enough to stay in the Lone Star state. This week, city officials have been preparing New Orleans for impact from Hurricane Harvey, even though weather reports forecast that the Category 4 tropical storm will not hit New Orleans directly. Though evacuation is not advised, there is plenty that city dwellers can do to prepare for the heavy rains coming our way. 

Today in NOLA 8.26.17

Been itching to shout, "Who Dat" for months?! The time has finally come, as the Saints are back with their first home game of the preseason. Cafe Istanbul hosts the 2018 New Pride Pageant, while artists get real about symbolic and systematic oppression at Studio Be. Louisiana rockers Swamp Motel take the stage at Gasa Gasa in honor of their album release. On this day in Louisiana history, Gov. "Uncle" Earl K. Long was born at the Long family homestead in Winnfield (1895), and Hurricane Andrew hit S. Louisiana near Morgan City (1992). Now, more to do this Saturday. 


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