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Lundi

May 25th

Glen David Andrews

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

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

 

What We Do In The Shadows

Prytania, 10p.m.
A horror-comedy about vampires struggling with modern life

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz


  Sports

Game Points

AVP Serves Up Beach Volleyball Tourney



This Memorial Day weekend (5.22-5.24), you don’t have to get caught in the vacation traffic, because the beach is coming to New Orleans. The Association of Volleyball Professionals is bringing the first of seven beach volleyball tournaments nationwide to Kenner with the New Orleans Open. 


Graham Out at Saints, Calipari Not-In at Pels


New Orleans sports fans will be saying good-bye to one player. However, it looks like they might not be saying hello to one coach. Today, the Saints released kicker Shayne Graham and Kentucky hoops coach John Calipari said that he will not be moving to the Boot.


No Joke

Coach Farrelll Rips Refs After Jesters Draw Nashville FC, 1-1



The Jesters suffered a setback on Saturday (5.16) when referee Darren Browder made two late, questionable calls that allowed Nashville FC the opportunity to leave New Orleans tied 1-1. Tony Judice scored for the Jesters while Simon Nett’s unfortunate own goal gave Nashville the draw. 


Blessing & a Curse: Odell Beckham Jr. Makes Madden Cover


The New York Football Giants might be a little worried about the alleged “Madden Curse,” but the LSU faithful are elated. Tiger alum and native New Orleanian Odell Beckham, Jr. was announced as the cover boy for the blockbuster videogame title’s 2015 edition.


Flight Failure: Pelicans Abort Monty Williams Contract


The 2014-2015 NBA season saw the Pelicans return to the playoffs and New Orleanians responded with enthusiasm normally reserved for the Saints. However, the run was too little, too late for Pelicans brass. Tuesday (5.12), Pelicans Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis announced that coach Monty Williams will not be returning next year. 


No Laughing Matter: Jesters Drop Opener


By Andrew Mullins III

The New Orleans Jesters lost 1-2 to Jacksonville United FC Saturday night (9) in a cross divisional NPSL friendly. 


The Court is in Session

Jesters' Season Preview



In the event that you spot a purple cloud wafting across City Park on Saturday (5.09) night, do not be alarmed. The mysterious mist is not the usual petrochemical gas leak or radioactive metahuman pesticide, but instead smoke bombs lit by the Royal Court to signal the start of the New Orleans Jesters’ 2015 season.


Where to Watch Mayweather-Pacquiao in NOLA


Floyd Mayweather’s last run in with New Orleans involved a lawsuit against the Wine Bistro for claiming that the champ and his “Money Team” would be at a Super Bowl kickoff party. Litigation aside, New Orleans is geared up for the fight versus Manny Pacquiao tonight.


10 Bars to Watch the Saints' NFL Draft


The Saints are entering the 2015 NFL Draft with two first round picks and nine opportunities overall. They also have plenty of holes to fill. Who Dats can’t make the picks for them, but we can watch and get a taste of the Black n’ Gold four months before the season. Football is better with friends. So, NoDef put together a list of ten places to check out the action.


Nesting Season

Takeaways From the Pelicans Playoff Return (& Exit)



On Saturday (4.25), the New Orleans Pelicans were eliminated from the NBA playoffs. Fans will have to wait until next year to see Pierre and the Kingcake Baby again. However, management will be busy. There is plenty to learn from NOLA’s return to the postseason. 


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