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Samedi

February 28th

Diana Ross

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

The Queen of Motown belts it out in town

 

Big Charity

Joy Theater, 8p.m.

Second night of screening locally made documentary about the fall of Charity Hospital

 

Shinyribs

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Kevin Russell's newest venture

 

Desert Noises + Sol Cats

PubliQ House, 10p.m.

Indie rockers from Utah

 

Lucero + Robert Bingman

Tipitina's, 10p.m.

Sold out

 

PresHall Band with Nesby & Fiend

Preservation Hall

Trad Jazz meets hip-hop

Dimanche

March 1st

Cult Fiction

PubliQ House, 9p.m.

This month, catch "The Dude" on the big screen in The Big Lebowski

 

The Southern Hootenaney

Siberia, 6-9p.m.

Freaksheaux to Geaux Fearless Femmes

 

Hannibal Buress

Civic Theater, 9p.m.

Comedian has some funny things to say about New Orleans

 

Camille

Mid-City Theater, 6p.m.

Last night to catch a comedic retelling of Dumas' classic tale

 

3rd Annual Musician's Clinic Benefit & Jamie Galloway Memorial

Maple Leaf, 3p.m.

Big Ass Party and Crawfish Boil!

 

6th Annual Recycled Fashion Show

Rock n Bowl, 6p.m.

Thrift store finds turned haute couture all for a cause

Cold Crime


The recent temperature drop has been particularly hard on the homeless. One of NOLA's neediest suffered a particularly Dickensian disaster. He was allegedly beaten and robbed while trying to sleep in the cold by the river on Monday (2.23) night.


A Grand Theft at the GameStop


Some people can't fathom the concept of Christmas shopping, in which you pay for what you take. The NOPD are searching for two thieves who sucumbed to the stress of buying the perfect gift when they robbed a local GameStop instead. 


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.


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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,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock