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Da Truth Brass Band & Action Jackson

The Bottomline, 10p.m.

WWOZ personality and band take the second line inside

 

Matt Rhody & John Rankin

Columns Hotel, 8p.m.

Fresh off a gig with Stevie Wonder, local violinist keeps it up

 

Ashlin Parker

Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.

Cold trumpeter in a hot venue

 

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The Varsity (BR!), 8p.m.

Diehards can see the band in Baton Rouge

Much Ado About the Boogaloo: Lineup Released


The “little festival that could” is returning from May 15-17. This weekend, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo released their 2015 schedule. Bold faced names like Mannie Fresh, the New Orleans Suspects, Wild Magnolias, and an all-star team assembled by Mike Dillon pepper the roster.


Second Line Alert: Keep N It Real


The sun is out and the weather is perfect for a second line. The Keep-N-It-Real Social Aide and Pleasure Club is set to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a parade through the 6th and 7th Wards that begins by the banks of Bayou St. John.


Thorn on the Bayou: NOPD Seek Suspect in Daytime Break-In


The New Orleans Police Department are investigating another daytime crime this week. There are plenty of clues in an afternoon Bayou St. John home invasion and detectives are releasing images in the hope that the public can help.


Give 'Em Hellenic!

Bayou Goes Greek at Cathedral's Annual Fest



The time has come to let the Greek flag fly. This Memorial Day (May 23-25) weekend marks the 41st annual Greek Festival held on the Bayou-side grounds of the Holy Trinity Cathedral and Hellenic Cultural Center (1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.).


Boogaloo View

Bayou St. John Fest's Final Day in Photos



The Bayou Boogaloo closed out another year Sunday with the annual Rubber Duck Derby, and sounds from Rosie Ledet and the Cardinal Sons, among other musical practitioners. NoDef photographers Brandon Robert and Rachel June were on the scene.


Democracy on the Bayou

Residents Debate Uses of Bayou St. John, Talk Master Plan



The Greener Bayou St. John Coalition held its third “uses of the bayou” meeting Monday night at a residence in the Parkview Neighborhood.  The group, made up of area residents and neighborhood association representatives, intends to create a Bayou St. John Master Plan to present to the city.  


Please Stand Bayou

Group to Bayou St. John: Just Act Natural



“Historically speaking, the bayou was the recipient of a lot of things,” LSU Sea Grant scientist Rusty Gaudé said at a recent meeting of the Greener Bayou St. John Coalition.  And the room filled with the bayou’s old dirty secrets.


Second Lines Return with Keep-N-It-Real By the Bayou


Sunday second lines return this week after a brief pause for a worthy Carnival. The Keep-N-It-Real Social Aide and Pleasure Club is set to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a parade through the 6th and 7th Wards that begins by the banks of Bayou St. John.


Car Found in Bayou St. John


A car was found in Bayou St. John in Mid-City overnight, according to NOPD. About 12:35 a.m., the car was reported in the water near the corner of Moss and Bell Sts.


Cabbies Targeted in 2 Robberies Near Fair Grounds


A pair of cabbies were targeted in violent robberies near the Fair Grounds over the last week, according to NOPD. Detectives believe the same suspect is responsible for both attacks, and are looking to identify him.


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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

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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