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Defender Picks


Jeudi (Christmas Day)

December 25th


Fast Times

One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.

An 80s & 90s dance party; $5


Late Night

House of Blues, 11p.m.

No strings attached holiday party


Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 10p.m.

Brass rebels do what they do best, get down


The Trio ft. Johnny Vidachovich

Maple Leaf, 12a.m.

Local funkadelic jazz stars play for Christmas



December 26th

A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Presented by William Credo Agency ft. the Molly Ringwalds, Mixed Nutes, Chee Weez and more


Earphunk + Gravity A

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Funk rockstars keep the spirit going into the new year; $15


The Hitchhiker

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

With DiNOLA plus Donde Wolf; $10


December 27th

Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A night of burlesque and bad girls playing their roles


Lost Bayou Ramblers

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Plus Colin Lake, Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters; $12


Holiday Hangover

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Unicorn Fukr, Marshall Monica, Junk Yard Rhythm Section and more


Dirty Dozen Brass Band

d.b.a., 11p.m.



Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Saenger, 3p.m. & 7p.m.

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without Tchaikovsky and life size Matrushka dolls


Dax Riggs

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Folk music fit for the apocalypse; $12


Pelicans vs. Spurs

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Big Easy basketballers take on San Antonio


Crime Bits: Christmas Eve Edition

Not too many New Orleanians were being naughty on Christmas Eve. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released the Major Offense Log (M.O.L.) for the night of December 24 into the morning of December 25. Only three crimes were included.

Lot of Crime

Crime never sleeps. It also doesn’t park. On Tuesday (12.16) night, a trio was mugged in the Premium Parking garage on the 400 block of North Rampart Street. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has identified three suspects.

Man Fatally Shot in Bywater

Tragedy struck on St. Claude Avenue this Wednesday (12.11.) While the area has been the scen of several armed robberies and traffic fatalities in recent years, homicides have remained low in comparison to other portions of the City.  However, one unfortunate victim who died from a gun wound in this most recent incident.

Suspects ID'd in X-Mas Mugging Binge

By Ashley Larsen

Tis the season of robberies, and it seems that three suspects are determined to end up on the naughty list this year by completing a string of armed robberies in and around the French Quarter. 

Tulane Students Mugged on Maple

Three Tulane students learned that Maple Street can be just as dangerous as the Bywater on Saturday (12.06) night. The young academics were the victim of an armed robbery outside of Satsuma Maple, an uptown satellite of the downtown hotspot.

No Quarter: Muggers Snatch Sneakers, iPhones in FQ

The French Quarter was the scene of two armed robberies early this morning (11.30.) In one case, another victim wound up barefooted after a thief stole his jewelry and his kicks. A second victim had his phone and his money stolen.

Subways Swindlers Sought

The five dollar foot long was not enough of a deal for a duo of thieves. According to police, two men are wanted for Armed Robbery after holding up a couple Subway franchises in Algiers. 

NOPD Arrests 16-Year-Olds in Pizza Delivery Murder

Delivery driving is a dangerous gig, as New Orleanians saw yesterday (9.22) when 35-year-old Richard Yeager was shot to death in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street. Yeager was working as a delivery driver for Domino’s and had just dropped off a pizza nearby. Now, police have arrested two 16-year-old boys in connection with the murder and another armed robbery.

Overnight Log: Motorcycle Fatality, Marigny Mugging

A motorcycle wreck on the highway left a man dead this morning. Downtown, crime concerns in the Marigny continued to grow. Two twenty-something locals were mugged at gunpoint in the Triangle.

Attempted Armed Robber Shot on Westbank

Just a day after a man was found dead on Thayer Street, homicide detectives are investigating a separate shooting death in Algiers. Just before 10p.m. last night, a resident shot and killed an armed gunman attempting to rob his home, NOPD reported.

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