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Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

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

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Man Brutally Beaten After Resisting Robbery


One man tried to stand to a pair of muggers, but paid a price. Now, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are seeking two suspects in connection with a December 10 robbery attempt that devolved into a beating.


Pedicab Pilfered, Driver Beaten


Updated 1:15p.m., 11.05.14

One pedicab driver suffered a fate far worse than a bad tip or an irate buggy driver. A routine run through the Central Business District (CBD) ended with an assault and a robbery. Adding insult to injury, the assailants also stole his trickshaw.


New Clues in Hunt for Decatur Derelict


Police have made strides in their hunt for the Decatur Street derelict wanted for attacking a man in a strip of the street known to locals as the "guttepunks' beer garden." Eighth District police led Detective Michael Flores have released high res images and some addional information.


Suspect Identified in Decatur Assault (Video)


The denizens of Decatur may be looking for leftovers, but NOPD are searching for suspects. Police are hot on the trail of an alleged assailant and a person of interest in a violent incident that occurred on a stretch of Decatur Street known to locals as the “gutterpunk beer garden.” 

 


Man Assaulted in "Gutterpunk Beer Garden"


The 900 block of Decatur Street is known to tourists as the home of Central Grocery. However, many Quarter dwellers know the block for less appetizing reasons. On the river side, the middle portion of the block is noted as a prime gathering spot for “gutterpunks” or “traveling kids.” Last night (9.14), the strip turned violent.

 


NOPD Seek Five Suspects in Violent FQ Mugging


Police are hot on the trail of five suspects involved in an August 23rd mugging in the Quarter. After investigation, NOPD Detective Chris Laborde retrieved video footage of the incident. Authorities have now released images and descriptions of the alleged assailants.


Westbank Crime Update


NOPD's busy weekend was not confined to the East Bank. Across the river, the police investigated two robberies and made one arrest. Plus, a mysterious car demanded weed from strangers and responded poorly to rejection. Read on after the jump for details.


Photo Issued & Bounty Offerd for Felon on the Fly


New Orleans police are turning up the heat in their search for convicted felon Jarrell Guy. Late Saturday night, detectives in the Third District issued a photgraph of the fleeing felon, and CrimeStoppers offered a reward of up to $2500 for Guy's capture. NOPD wants guy for aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of illegal use of a weapon, and a charge of felon with a firearm.


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. 


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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, Sam Nelson

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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