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March 28th

Revolt of the Beavers

Stein’s Deli, 8p.m.

Cripple Creek begins a year long experiment of theatre for the people

 

Easter Egg Hunt

NOMA, 11a.m.

Find the eggs in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

 

Rising Appalachia

Civic Theater, 9p.m.

Mountain folk

 

Tank and the Bangas and the Second Line Show

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.


  Sports

Brees Keeps the Keys


A series of recent moves by the Saints front office have led to speculation that the Black n’ Gold are trading everyone from the beer vendor in Section 336 to Breesus himself. Today, GM Mickey Loomis made it clear that Brees is here to stay, as first reported by USA Today.


Hoop-LA


Sunday (3.15) was a big day for basketball in Louisiana. Louisiana State University (LSU) learned that they will be dancing in March. A healthy Pelicans team lost in double overtime and dropped out of the playoff cue.


Write End: Saints Reportedly Ink Deal to Trade Graham


Jimmy Graham became an instant hero in da Dome. Drew Brees’ favorite target thrilled WhoDats with his goalpost dunks and gaudy numbers. Then he became the source of controversy with contract arbitration, goalpost dunks, and not so gaudy numbers. Now, ESPN is reporting that a trade to Seattle will end Graham’s Saints days.


"Blessed" Ingram Stays a Saint


Mark Ingram is a man accustomed to proving the pundits wrong. First, the talking heads were adamant that the Saints running back was yet another Heisman winner who couldn’t make it in the pros. After, the five foot nine, 215 pound Alabama allum put up a Pro Bowl season, the chattering class was convinced that a departure from New Orleans was imminent. Ingram proved them wrong again. Number 22 inked a four year, 16 million dollar contract to stay a Saint.


Indy Go Go


Indie music and indie film have emerged as powerhouses in NOLA since the Federal Flood. Now, Indy Racing is trying to join the clique. Today (3.2), organizers of the inaugural 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana released a packed schedule of racing set for April 10-12.


Former Saint Eddie "Boo" Williams Talks Depression


Depression was taboo in America for generations. Perhaps no place more than a locker room is the disease regarded as a pariah. An article by Jim Trotter published today attempts to shed life on the issue amongst NFL players. At the center of the piece is former Saints tight end Eddie “Boo” Williams.


LSU's Martin Funk Dunks (Video)


The Brow had to sit out the NBA’s dunk competition during the All Star Weekend, but LSU’s Jarell Martin made sure that Louisiana was represented in the world of aerial acrobatics on Saturday (2.21). The sophomore forward’s dunk versus Florida became an instant viral sensation.


Broken Birds: Anderson, Davis Injured


Updated 14:26

The Pelicans have shown signs of life before. Prior to the recent rays of hope, the Hornets showed signs of life. Before that, the same could be said of the Jazz. Yet, it seems that every time New Orleans starts to establish a presence on the hardwood, injuries intervene. Last night (2.21), Pels stars Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis both left a game versus Miami due to injury, but this time the team held on and logged an emphatic 105-91 win.


Starry Rite: Night Racing Returns to Fair Grounds


Ash Wednesday has passed, but it’s not time for JazzFest yet. In fact, there is still some racing to be done at the Fair Grounds. New Orleans’ historic race track just announced the return of their popular Starlight Racing series.


Ingram Not Tagged, But Still It


The past few off-seasons for the Saints have been an education in the finer points of the NFL rulebook not to mention the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Jimmy Graham alone provided enough legal drama to fill a John Grisham novel. Negotiations in 2015 might generate lots of ink, but unlike the Graham saga, the “franchise player” tag will probably not come into play according to the NFL Network, 


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