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Vendredi (10.24)

October 25th

Gleason Gras

Champions Square (4p.m.)

Raise ALS awareness with a fest

 

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

 

NOPD Nets 2nd Arrest in Basketball Court Shooting


A man sought in connection with a Central City basketball court turned himself into police Monday. Gerard Gray, 23, turned himself into police in connection with the July 9 incident at A.L. Davis Park, according to officer Hilal Williams, a department spokeswoman.


Man Arrested in Park Double Shooting


NOPD detectives have arrested one of the men they were seeking as a person of interest in a Tuesday afternoon double shooting at a Central City park, police said. Jonterry Bernard, 21, was arrested Wednesday (7-9) night after turning himself into police, according to officer Hilal Williams, a department spokeswoman.


NOPD Identifies Persons of Interest in Central City Shooting


NOPD identified two persons of interest in yesterday’s shooting near A.L. Davis Park in Central City. Police also offered an update on the shooting in Gert Town last night that injured a 3-year-old and two teenagers.


Mardi Gras Indians' Super Sunday Postponed Due to Rain


Mardi Gras Indians spend thousands of hours beading their elaborate outfits, and the tribes cannot risk letting the rain ruin their hard work. Super Sunday 2014 has been postponed from March 16 to March 23, according to Ashlye Keaton. There is currently a 62 percent chance of precipitation, with scattered showers expected throughout the day. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60's and low 70's.  


Thanksgiving NOLA: Cash Money, Sheriff Gusman Give Back


Second Harvest Community Kitchen, Cash Money, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman are showing their gratitude this Thanksgiving week with some giveaways of their own. Birdman and Slim are headed to Central City this afternoon for their 17th annual turkey giveaway, and Sheriff Gusman invites all citizens to come out this Thursday for the city's 39th annual free Thanksgiving Dinner.  


Mardi Gras Indians Set for Super Sunday


Get out the way! The Whole Wide Creation, or, at least, the part that hails from Uptown, will don their colorful suits and take to the streets for another day of communal celebration on March 17, as the annual Super Sunday steps off with a fest and parade in Central City.


Two Final Chances to Spot This Year's Mardi Gras Indians Suits


The word has gone out to the Whole Wide Creation, and the weather forecast looks downright mild. So, as of now, plans are holding for Super Sunday to go off on Central City as planned*. This year, the annual parade and festival at A.L. Davis Park (Washington and LaSalle) is conveniently followed the next day by St. Joseph's Night, which is the last time Indians mask before retirinf this year's suits.


Today's Events: 8.21.11


August 21, when Nat Turner led free and enslaved blacks in the rebellion of (1831), when the American Bar Association was founded (1878), when The Mona Lisa was stolen by an employee of the Louvre (1911), when President Eisenhower swore in Hawaii as the 50th state of the Union (1959), when Hayden Panettire was born (1989), and when Leon Trotsky died (1940).


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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