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Lundi

March 30th

Geek Trivia: Live Long And Prosper

Siberia, 7p.m.

Nerd out and win free Trakian ale

 

George Porter

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Hear the baddest bass in town

 

Trumpet Black

Ooh Poo Pah Doo, 7p.m.

Get your night started with this Andrews family hornsman

 

Higher Heights

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Always a packed house for this reggae band on Frenchmen

 

Whiplash

Indywood, 9p.m.

Oscar favorite about high school drummer

Mardi

March 31st

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

 

Dr. Dog

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

Diehards can see the band in Baton Rouge

Bonnet Carre Breakdown (VIDEO)


by Liz Davas

New Orleanians can make a party out of any situation. A wedding, a funeral, or in this case, being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on I-10 over the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Posted to Facebook by Lana Hunt, a video that was taken following a fiery crash Sunday afternoon shows stranded motorists coming together and gettin’ down. Check it all out in the video. 


Afternoon Diversions

Dredgefest Considers Dirt in the Delta



A symposium on sediment included a visit to some of the South Louisiana sites that seek to control the surrounding waters. Christopher Staudinger offers a dispatch from the diversion excursion.


Carp Blanche


Just when it seemed that we had inherited all of the animal kingdom's cast-offs (we're not even getting into humans...), the Mighty Mississippi brought the giant, flying fish from up North. The LSU AgCenter says that the spring flooding and subsequent opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has deposited a heap of Asian carp into Lake Pontchartrain.


Mayor Mitch in Floodway Flyover


Earlier this week, Mayor Mitch went before the press to declare the city was safe from the Mighty Mississippi, yet again. But that did not preclude him from getting involved with the disaster from the 1,000 ft. level. On what was surely the "Tell it Like it Is" Helicopter Tour of 2011, Landrieu and Gen. Russell Honore (Ret.), among others, participated in a flyover of the Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillways, which are currently funneling water around NOLA. In a statement, the City addressed the rather awkward position we've been placed in as upstream residents have been thrust into harm's way so New Orleans can survive.


Open the Gates!


Even after Missouri blew up a levee, the Mighty Mississipi continues to fill it up, and it's heading this way! Luckily, we have a great flood protection system with good levees...right? With the river crest expected to hit Memphis today, and river levels already rising down here, the Army Corps of Engineers took the unusual step of opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway this morning.


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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

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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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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock