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Defender Picks



September 4th

Mötley Crüe

Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.

The heavy metal band’s final tour


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music


Saints vs. Packers

Lambeau Field, 6p.m.

Last preseason game



Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Arts and Letters with Thomas Beller


Foundation Free Fridays

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Free evening of music this week ft. Flow Tribe and Stoop Kids


futureBased + Carneyval

Republic, 10p.m. 

Get your electronic fix


September 5th

Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arean, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola


Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music



Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more



Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence


Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market


September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams


Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes


What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project


September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 


Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades


Crime Bits

Jan 1- 7: Shot for Pot, Ideal Mart Robbed, Graffiti Arrest

In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, there was a shooting in the 9th Ward, a man was robbed in the Riverbend, and the Ideal Mart in Mid-City was held up. Read on for more crime bits. 

Crime Bits: Overnight Edition

With tourist-heavy Labor Day weekend upon us, the boys in blue are stepping up their presence in the French Quarter and CBD. However, crime elsewhere does not stop. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)’s Major Offense Log (MOL) reports that Thursday (9.04) night’s offenses featured a shooting and a cutting (both non-fatal) as well as an unclassified death.

Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty on Child Porn Charges

A two time kiddie porn offender is now looking at a decade plus behind bars. On Wednesday (9.03) evening, U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that David Morel of Algiers pled guilty to crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children. 

Know When To Run

Don’t bluff when firearms are involved. And, if you must bluff, remember the words of Kenny Rogers: "know when to walk away and when to run." The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that the suspect in an August 10th crime learned these lessons the hard way.

Marigny Mayhem

The most recent Marigny crime involved some drama. A man is accused of breaking into a wine shop, assaulting a cop, and then initiating a chase according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) who add that the ne’er-do-well is still at large.

Foul Play at the Fair Grounds

Many people have lost their shirts at the Fair Grounds and during Jazz Fest, a few visitors lost their head. However, during this year’s Fest, one citizen lost their car. Today, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that they recovered the car and believe that it was stolen by Brandon Davis.

The Case of the Lost Toddler

The strained New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were given a welcome reprieve from homicides in the East last night. However, early this morning police found themselves dealing with a lost toddler.

I-10 Crash Claims Life

A 23-year-old man is dead and an unidentified female driver is in critical condition after an early morning crash on I-10. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that the tragic outcome followed a high speed rear-ending.

Morning Marigny Mugging

Muggings have continued to plague residents of the Marigny for the last year with little sign of reprieve. On Thursday (8.28), a pedestrian was robbed in a brazen daylight attack. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that there is now a suspect in the 11a.m. incident.

Woman Arrested, Accused of Using Kitchen Knife to Kill Friend

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a 39-year-old man. Police say that Shamira Menendez is to blame in a case of a casual evening on the porch turned deadly violent.

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