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Defender Picks



October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

The Plight That Drove Old Dixie Down

Dixie Brewery's Fate Amidst the Lower Mid-City Hospitals

A hulking presence over an otherwise unremarkable stretch of Tulane Avenue in Lower Mid-City, the Dixie Brewery stands tall over its surroundings, and serves as a constant reminder of Tulane Avenue's past industrial bustle. But these days, a new presence looms over the Tulane corridor in the form of the proposed LSU-VA Medical complex.

Falling Down

In the swath of Lower Mid-City that is being cleared to make way for BioDistrict New Orleans, fewer signs of the humanity that once inhabited the land exist everyday. Last week's demolition of the Outer Banks Bar was the most dramatic among hundreds of wreckings that have taken place over the past couple months. Only a handful of buildings are left. Some of them are family homes, and some are historic buildings like the S.W. Green House and the McDonogh No. 11 School.  Even so, the state still doesn't have a date set for the LSU Teaching Hospital's groundbreaking. Amid the bureaucracy and fanciful projections, the images of cleared land provide an unmistakable description of the project as it stands. NoDef sent photographer Kat Arnold to document the current state of things. Her photos appear in a slideshow after the jump.

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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

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin


Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond


Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.


B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock