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Fourth of Juy

July 4th

Go 4th on the River

Riverfront, 9:00pm

Dueling barges provide fireworks

 

Krewe of Kolossos

Bayou St. John, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Boat parade with patriotic bent

 

Essence Fest

SuperDome, doors 7p.m.

Erykah Badu, Common, and Missy Elliott, Mystikal.

 

St. Bernard Salutes America

Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 3:00pm-9:00pm

Da Parish throws a suburban party

 

America: The Party

Rusty Nail, 7:00pm

BBQ, Quickie Mart, Tony Skratchere, prizes

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Sam’s shows are a mix of groove and party, get funky

Murky Massacre

The U.S. Supreme Court and Foul Play at Harry Connick Sr.'s Office



According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the prosecutors who worked for former Orleans Parish District Attorney Harry Connick Sr. didn't show a pattern of skirting obligations that would guarantee a fair trial. But, on at least two occasions, they behaved unconstitutionally, the Court has now ruled.


Supreme Denial

Why the Nation's Highest Court Turned Back a Wrongfully Convicted NOLA Man's $14 Million



In the eyes of five U.S. Supreme Court justices, the U.S. government doesn't owe John Thompson anything for the 14 years he wrongfully spent on death row. As a result, government lawyers would have to stop going to law school to be financially liable for the wrongful conviction of anyone else.


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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

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock