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Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

 

Glen David Andrews

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

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

 

Ice Cold Comedy

Siberia, 9p.m.

Free comedy hosted by Fayard Lindsay

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring your stringed instruments to jam; $2 red beans and rice

 

Claude Bryant & The Allstars

Banks St. Bar, 9p.m.

Free red beans; $3 Jameson

 

Christmas in the Oaks

City Park, 6p.m.-10p.m.

The lights go out on Jan 3, don’t miss your chance to catch the show

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 


  Sports

Home in 'da Dome: ULL Caps Season With 16-3 Win Over Nevada


The Ragin’ Cajuns of University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL) know what it means to be at home in the dome. On Saturday (12.20,) afternoon, the Cajuns won their fourth consecutive R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The 16-3 victory of the University of Nevada Wolfpack set an FBS record as the only school to win same bowl game four straight times.


Bowl Flow: New Orleans Bowl Events


If the Saints quest to make the playoffs despite no potential for a winning record is not enough football for y’all, this weekend has plenty of gridiron attractions to offer right in town. The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is offering a host of events ranging from Cheap Trick in concert to a footrace over the next two days. Click through for highlights.


LSU Alums Hill and Backham Golden in NFL


The Saints’ season is retro, evoking the paper bag era. And, LSU’s 8-4 record was a disappointment to most Tiger faithful. However, the purple and gold still provided a reason to watch the NFL on a Sunday even when the struggling Saints are playing on Monday. LSU alumni and pro rookies Jeremy Hill and Odell Beckham, Jr. posted an impressive Sunday (12.14.)


Committees Dish Bowl: Wolf Pack, OSU, Tide Rolling to Dome, LSU to Nashville


Despite, a disappointing season for SoLa in both pro and college football, there are still bowl games to look forward to. LSU was gifted the opportunity to finish the season in style. The Ragin’ Cajuns have found an appointment for their annual romp in da Dome, and it looks ‘Bama will be back in town in 2015.


Pels Sign Dante Cunningham


Domestic abuse may be a hot issue in the NFL, but not at the Smoothie Center. On Thursday (12.04,) the Pelicans announced the signing of forward Dante Cunningham. While the depth at the position is much needed by the birds, assault allegations (later disproven) against Cunningham have made the free agent a hot potato with many teams in the league.


Ragin' Cajuns to Spice Up New Orleans Bowl Again


New Orleanians are no strangers to going bowling around the first of the year, and it's all the more exciting when fans have some local stock in the game. For the forth year in a row, the University of Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns are playing in the R+ L Carriers Bowl, representing the Sun Belt Conference in what is often called the New Orleans Bowl. 


Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely (Again)


Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon is injured again. The team said that the player will be out “indefinitely” while he undergoes medical evaluation. Gordon’s four year, 58 million dollar contract was lauded after Chris Paul’s departure, but since arrival Gordon and his salary look more like an albatross than a Pelican.


Tulane's Green Wave Breaks Into New Conference Tonight


Tulane hoops tip off tonight. This season marks the Green Wave’s debut in a new conference, the American Athletic Conference (AAC.) The AAC was formed in 2013 after the so-called "Catholic 7" schools departed the Big East. meaning that Tulane will be facing some tough opponents. Fans can look forward to home games against conference foes Memphis, Cincinnati and reigning National Champion, UConn.


WhoDat Pride at Home Inside Dome (Photos)


Photos by Ashley Rouen

Despite a disappointing loss against our San Francisco rivals, da Dome was alive and full of WhoDat Pride. The Black n Gold Faithful came clad in costumes, and kept the decibel meter pegged until the end of the overtime heartbreaker.


Free Throw: Pelicans to Host Open Practice


It’s early October and once again NOLA basketball fans are echoing their annual refrain. “We look good. This is going to be our year.” On Saturday (10.25), the faithful will have a chance to see for themselves when the Pelicans host a free open practice.


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