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T-Bois Releases Lineup



Every spring a giant, flaming gator rises out of the bayou accompanied by the soundtrack of an all-star jam. There is only one T-Bois Blues Blues Fest. The gathering held on an alligator farm in LaRose will be returning on March 17th through 19th with a newly announced lineup.


Coastal Christmas: Tree Drop Helps Restore Bayou Sauvage Wetlands


Christmas came a couple of months late to the swamps of South Louisiana, but it was no less welcome. On Wednesday, Louisiana National Guard troops airlifted more than 9,000 Christmas trees from New Orleans to the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife. The trees will help stimulate the growth of new marsh, restoring the brimming wetlands ecosystem that is also supposed to form a crucial protection for the city against hurricanes.


Bayou Blaze: Fiery Tugboat Crash in Lafitte Leaves 1 Injured, Oil Spill Reported


A fiery collision between a tugboat and a pipeline near the Jefferson Parish town of Jean Lafitte injured the boat's captain, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 47-ft. tug Shannon E. Settoon was pushing a 154-ft. barge in Bayou Perrot about 6 p.m. Tuesday when it collided with a pipeline. The tug and barge burst into flames, but crew members were able to escape.


'James Carville' Returns to SNL with Bawdy Bayou Babble (Video)


Lindsay Lohan was the prime attraction of this week's episode of Saturday Night Live across the country. But down here, we were paying a lot more attention during the part of Weekend Update that featured the guy who talks funny. James Carville (as played by Bill Hader) supposedly appeared in order to assess Rush Limbaugh's slut remark, but of course veered off to describe a rare backyard Bayou game called "The Patchelor," his friendship with gators and a reference to Harry Connick Jr. that may forever change his name in our minds. It's admittedly hard to stop watching, but that's probably just because it's hard to figure out if this is horrifying or hillarious. Click through for video.


Anti-Crimin' Second Linin'


Today welcomes not une, not deux, but trois opportunities to step out against crime - all at the same time. The French Quarter, Faubourg St. John and Riverbend neighborhoods will host community anti-crime walks this evening at 6 PM. Over on Bayou St. John, Pal's Lounge (925 N. Rendon) will mark the starting point for the Second Line Against Crime. A second line on a Tuesday? Correct.


Oozy Not Easy


It's been a few days since we saw the Oil Spill topping page A1; so, it must be all over, we can just forget about it. Or not! Jerry Moran of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN)  has taken some very depressing photos since the capping to remind us just how much of a problem remains. [VIA]


Oil Slick Blues

Gulf Gaffe Gets Real



It’s normal for Charlie Robin III to start thinking about shrimp
and oysters this time of year. But as the stakes of a still-growing
oil spill ratcheted up Wednesday on the shores of Southeast Louisiana,
the St. Bernard Parish native and lifelong fisherman was worried about
having something to catch this year in the fertile seafood grounds to
the east of the mouth of the Mississippi river.
“If you lose your crop, you don’t have anything else to fall back on,”


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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