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Defender Picks

 

Mercredi

May 4th

May the Fourth/Shoeboxus

Marigny, 6p.m.

Mini-parade honors Star Wars

 

Old 97’s

OEJ, 9p.m.

Cult favorite Texas alt-rockers

 

Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 6p.m.

Soul Rebels headline popular outdoor concerts

 

Tin Men

d.b.a., 7p.m.

The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio

 

Kristen Diable

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

Louisiana native wails across genres, but doesn’t forget home

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf


  Lagniappe

Before It Was Cool: NOLA "Hipster Hotspot"


“New Orleans is officially a hipster hotspot.” That is the judgment (and headline) of Jimmy Im over at the NY Post. Im continues to employ 833 words, several references to the Bywater, the David Bowie “second line,” and Shaya to put forth the un-ironic argument that NOLA is hipster haven. (Thanks for the, er, love NY).


Melo's Little Friend (Video)


The Pelicans notched the rare win last night defeating the NY Knicks 99-91. However, the highlight of the evening might have been when Knickerbockers superstar Carmelo Anthony received an unexpected on court visit from a child.


Cuddle Krewe


Cute and cuddly is cool, except when it’s not throughs out. With Easter coming, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) is cautioning New Orleanians about ill planned pet rabbit adoptions. Fortunately, the agency also is providing an alternative: puppy loans.


Bonfouca's Slidell Style


French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest dominate April, but this weekend holds a treat for Louisiana music lovers who can not wait until next month. The inaugural Festival Bonfouca is bringing some very familiar names and events to the North Shore.


Blackhawk Up: Choppers to Continue Flights All Week


Joseph Heller famously wrote, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.” On Monday (3.14) night, downtown dwellers thought they saw black choppers zipping overhead. In fact, they did. The birds were part of a Special Operations Command urban training exercise according to NOPD Communication Director Tyler Gamble.


HodaComing


From Norman Robinson to Bob Breck, New Orleanians hold their television news personalities in high regard. That love propelled WWL’s Hoda Kotb to even higher levels; she built a national career on NBC’s “Today” show after leaving NOLA. This spring she is slated to return and speak to Tulane’s graduates.


Hart Attacks (Video)


LSU football might have Tim McGraw as an outspoken celebrity fan, but LSU track has comedian Kevin Hart. Hart stopped by the team’s practice last week and even raced two time All-American sprinter for the cameras.


Googler Please


Louisiana and the Gulf Coast are pretty racist places, but the Greater New Orleans area is not as bad. That is the conclusion that a new survey published in PLOS ONE culled using internet search data.


XXtra Action

Five Groups to Help on International Women's Day



Today (3.08), is International Women’s Day. Although the holiday originally started as socialist celebration in the Soviet block, over the years it morphed into a time to push for equality and empowerment. For those looking to take some action today, NoDef put together a list of five our favorite local organizations helping women.


Quarterly Projections


Did the Oscars last weekend get you in the mood for the silver screen. If so, you’re in luck. The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is ready for a full season of free films through their annual Movies in the Park series.


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