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April 20th

Gay Easter Parade

Armstrong Park (4:30 p.m.)

Official Gay Easter parade rolls through the French Quarter

 

Goodchildren Easter Parade

Press & St. Claude (1:30 p.m.)

The Social Aide & Pleasure Club throws their annual parade through the Bywater

 

Todd Snider 

Tipitina’s (7:30 p.m.)

Folk-rock and Americana 

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

Krown, Batiste, and Washington every Sunday 

 

French Quarter Easter Parade

Canal & Bourbon St. (1 p.m.)

Chris Owens leads the charge            

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf- The Den (10 p.m.)

Premiere NOLA brass with hip-hop, R&B and more 

Lundi

April 21st

Dyngus Day

Siberia (6 p.m.)

Debauche performs along with the G-String Orchestra

 

Traditional Irish Music

The Irish House (7p.m.)

Murphy's bangers are the most authentic in town, & the Gaelic jam is straigh outta Offaly

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Prytania Theatre

(12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Wes Anderson's latest features a star studded cast as his signature eccenctrics, this time set in a luxury lodge.

 

Pyeka Balkan Trio

The Marigny Opera House (7p.m.)

A night of "musical meditation" scored by an all female vocal trio.

 

 

Magnetic Mondays with Magnetic Ear

Gasa Gasa (10 p.m.)

Free weekly show from Martin Krusche’s jazz group

 

King James & the Special Men

BJ's Lounge (10p.m.)

Weekly Mon Gig- Burgundy in the Bywater for that downtown rhythm and blues.

 

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a. (10p.m.)

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday


 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

NOLA funk-gypsy-rockers in Carrollton

 

Charmaine Neville Band

Snug Harbor (8p.m., 10p.m.)

Weekly Mon Gig- The Neville niece brings her soul and her band to Frenchmen

Mardi

April 22nd

Octavia Books (6p.m.)

Reading: Pirates You Don't Know and Other Adventures in the Examined Life

 

Monty Banks as Frank Sinatra

Mahogany Jazz Hall (at the Harem)

Old Blue Eyes Impersonator at a Gentlemen's Club

 

Dayna Kurtz w/Rob Mache

Cafe Istanbull (8p.m.)

Sultry songstress belts out rare gems of the past and originals 

 

Albinas Prizgintas 

Trinity Episcopal Church (6p.m.)

Classical organist creates “nights full of mystery”

 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar (7p.m.)

Come see Kermit at home in the 7th Ward, and get to bed early

 

Most Wanted Brass Band

Hi-Ho Lounge (10 p.m.)

Ex-Stooges members retake the St. Claude spot

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway St Market (9a.m.-1p.m.)

Weekly Tues Gig- Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a (10p.m.)

The 6th Ward's home brass band saunters over to Frenchmen for some New Orleans music.

Assault and Pepper: French Quarter Night Out Ends in Rampart Robbery


Two women deployed pepper spray at men during a robbery, but it wasn't because they were the victims. NOPD alleges Alicia Marie Ford and Taneal Brishay Miller were the ones who robbed the a man on Saturday night on N. Rampart Street. It all started with a few drinks in the French Quarter.


St. Claude Murder, Mid-City Dog Walker Assaulted


Calvin Thomas was killed on June 8 in the St. Claude neighborhood, and police have identified a suspect in the murder. In Mid-City, a woman was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted on Thursday, June 6, while she was walking her dog. 


Terrible Trio: Man Beaten, Robbed in CBD (VIDEO)


Three men administered a brutal beating in the CBD early Sunday morning to take a man's wallet and cell phone. About 3:45 a.m., a man and woman were walking in the 400 block of Carondelet Street. Video shows three men - one in cook's pants and one with a towel hanging from his belt - walking separately, then quickly surround the couple. The man is then hit from behind. Click through to watch the incident:


Suspects Sought in Brutal Bottle Beating Near Friendly Bar (VIDEO)


New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects allegedly involved in a Sunday morning fight outside a Marigny bar. A witness said he saw a group of three or four men standing at the corner of Chartres and Marigny streets, outside The Friendly Bar around 4:45 a.m., officials said.


Fight Grounds Flight in New Orleans


Two Southwest Airlines passengers tested the limits of freedom to move about the country this morning, and lost. A flight en route to Las Vegas from Fort Lauderdale was diverted to MSY after what amounted to a fistfight broke out on the plane, FBI Special Agent Kyle Harnahan said.


Crescent City Crime Bits

New Orleans Police Blotter: June 27 - July 4, 2012



In this week's debased dossier, a market robber made sure to take some shrimp as lagniappe, a hammer and ice pick were used as weapons in separate assaults and police rounded up a handful of robbers. Every week, NoDef lists all of this week's crime, all in one place:


Crescent City Crime Bits

New Orleans Police Blotter: March 14-21



In this week’s list of lawlessness, a birthday boy got shot below the belt, a blind man got robbed, a snowball machine got scyped, and agitated individuals donned barstools and sticks to fight back. Click through for the full rundown.


Robbery Cluster in French Quarter, CBD


Along with a rash of robberies Uptown, the French Quarter and CBD have also seen a heavy dose of muggings and confrontations within the last few weeks. Though armed robberies in the city's most congested districts are nothing new, this weekend saw a particularly high tally. The NOPD's 8th District reported 10 incidents over the weekend, eight of which were within da Quarters. All of the victims came out unscathed, but there were dramatic moments.


When Aides Attack


Our esteemed junior senator, (affectionately dubbed, "Vitty Cent," here on the interweb) does have a habit of attracting, umm, let's call 'em "characters." So, it was not surprising to learn that one of his aides had plead guilty to violently attacking his ex girlfriend with a knife; hell, it was not even surprising that after a five day suspension said aide returned to his job, including duties as the "point person on women's issues." What was surprising is that WWL is not running an interview with Vitty on the attack. DailyKingfish' Take. National Coverage.


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