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Vendredi

May 6th

Katt Williams

UNO Lakefront, 8p.m.

Comedian brings his Conspiracy Theory

 

The Unnaturals

Bank St. Bar,

Beachabilly with a little swing, dress appropriately

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 10p.m.

Romy Kaye & the Mercy Buckets provide soundtrack

 

The Jesse Smith Project

Maison, 10p.m.

Big brassy swamp funk


  Politics

David Duke Salutes the Donald


Perhaps, Hillary Clinton should consider borrowing Edwin Edwards’ legendary “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important” slogan. EWE’s old nemesis, David Duke, has been buddying up to Clinton’s presumed opponent Donald Trump lately. On Wednesday (5.04), Duke used his radio show to shower Trump with praise as well as rattle off several anti-semitic conspiracy theories.


Danziger Protest in CBD


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

On Saturday (4.30), a protestors took to the streets of the CBD to rally against sentence reductions in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The group chanted and cheered speakers who labelled the new penalties handed to officers involved in the 2005 shooting and coverup, six days after Hurricane Katrina, are a miscarriage of justice.


Rainbow Warrior: Edwards Issues LGBTQ Protections


On Wednesday (4.13), Governor John Bel Edwards made good on a campaign promise and signed an executive order rescinding Bobby Jindal’s previous religious freedom order. In addition, the current Governor issued a second order  aimed at protecting all citizens including transgendered Louisianans from discrimination.


Gov. Edwards to Revoke "Religious Freedom" Order


With “religious freedom” bills back in the national news again, Governor John Bel Edwards is getting ready to follow through on a campaign promise. Deadline Hollywood reported that Edwards is preparing to revoke a Jindal era executive order that allows businesses to to deny service to same sex couples.


The Donald Doesn't Duck


Louisiana’s presidential primaries are over, but Donald Trump is not done with The Pelican State. The Donald has never been known as a gracious loser and even though he squeaked out a victory in The Boot, Trump is not content. The G.O.P. frontrunner is now threatening a lawsuit over not receiving as many delegates as he would have liked.


Monument Valley

Injunction Issued to Prevent Monument Removal



New Orleans monuments to Confederate heroes and the White League will remain part of the cityscape for a while longer. In the most recent turn of the protracted battle, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal forbade removal until a lawsuit is resolved.


Livingston Plays Trump Card


On Monday (3.21), Donald Trump headed to Washington D.C. to meet with the G.O.P. establishment and smooth over his running feud. While the results of the short-fingered vulgarian’s address to AIPAC remains to be seen, The Donald did pick up an endorsement from Metaire Republican Bob Livingston.


Kinder Laws


It’s St. Patrick’s Day, but the City Council is seeing a different type of green. On Thursday (3.17), a unanimous 7-0 vote approved new, lessened penalties for marijuana possession in the Crescent City.


Pictures of Volition

Supporters & Protesters at Trump Rally



On Friday (3.04) night, Donald Trump bought the circus to the Lakefront Airport. The rally was described as one of the rowdiest of the campaign. Outside the hangar, protesters were out in force. Inside the event, the sound was off and constant ejections interrupted the stump speech. At one point, a man holding a "K.K.K. 4 Trump" was even thrown out. Timothy Parris was on the scene to capture it all.


Clinton Cruises, Trump Towers


On Saturday (3.05), Lousianans heded to the polls. After the levers were pulled and the votes tallies, the frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump emerged victoriuous in the Democratic and Republican primaries respectively. Click on through for the full results including the local races.


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