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Defender Picks



October 7th


Champions Square, 8p.m.

English indie rock band


George Ezra

The Civic, 7:30p.m.

Also ft. Andrew Duhon


Brand New

UNO Lakefront Arena, 7:30p.m.

Alt-rock band from Long Island


Screwtape Letters

The Saenger, 8p.m.

Theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel


South Toward Home

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Travels in Southern Literature


October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

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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