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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose

Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Three Shootings, Mugging, Internet Date Gone Bad


An unclassified death, two rapes, three shootings, a mugging, and a internet date gone horribly wrong kept the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) busy in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).


Overnight Crime Report: 2 Rapes, 2 Shootings, Home Invasion


NOLA was plagued by two rapes, two shootings (one fatal), and a home invasion according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Monday (5.23) from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Overnight Crime Report: Two Muggings, Two Cuttings


Only four crimes were reported in the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Sunday (5.08). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to two Armed Robberies and a pair of stabbings.


Overnight Crime Report: Muggings, Subway Stickup, Rape, Kidnapping


On Monday (3.29), a woman was raped, the Subway on St. Claude was robbed again, a mother kidnapped her children, and an ex got violent according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Information on these crimes and the rest of yesterday’s Major Offense Log (MOL) follows.


Overnight Crime Report: Carjackings, Armed Robberies, Assault, Mugger Thwarted


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported a mix of crimes in their Major Offense Log (MOL) for Tuesday (3.22). The roster of wrong-doing includes a shooting, a couple carjackings, an unclassified death, and an armed robbery, as well as the story of three middle aged women who thwarted a stylish mugger.


Overnight Crime Report: Double Shooting, Home Invasion, Assault


Wednesday (3.09) included only three crimes in the Major Offense Log (MOL). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported investigations into a shooting, a home invasion, and an argument that ended in assault with a brick. 


Overnight Crime Report: Five Armed Robberies, Stabbing


Friday (1.29) night and Monday (1.30) morning provide plenty of activity for the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The Major Offense Log (MOL) tallied five Armed Robberies and a drunken argument that ended in a stabbing.


Prowler With A Pistol


After confronting a prowler in his own yard, a man found himself running from gunfire in broad daylight according to police. The New Orleasn Police Department (NOPD) suspect that 33-year-old Desmond Penn (pictured) is the culprit behind the October 30th attack.


CA Cyclist Paralyzed After Beating on Frenchmen


The much ballyhooed Frenchmen Safety Patrol started last week, but the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is still trying to solve some older crimes. On October 15th, a visiting cyclist was left paralyzed after a fight with a motorist according to the Department.


Burgundy Beatdown (Video)


A Project NOLA camera captured a French Quarter mugging as it happened. Early morning on Saturday (10.03), a man was attacked and then robbed by two women on the 800 block of Burgundy Street.


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