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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Duo Make Use of Hyatt Master Key, Make off with Laptops
by Mary Kilpatrick
Two women took the phrase, “Get a room,” a little too literally on Valentine’s Day. The criminals obtained a master key to the Hyatt Place Convention Center Hotel (881 Convention Center Blvd.) on Feb. 14, and around 7:55 p.m., began stealing hotel guests’ laptops, according to NOPD.
Food Truck Reform Proposal Hits City Hall
by Sarah Esenwein
Stacy Head’s push for increased food trucks began with festivals in Central City, and it has grown to a citywide conversation about the pros and cons of mobile vittles. City Council members convened this morning to hear consideration of new proposals put forward by Councilwoman Stacy Head designed to govern the city’s burgeoning food truck population.
Skateboarding St. Charles Smartphone Snatcher Snared
Despite the increased police presence around the CBD on Sunday, the iPhone snatchers didn't take the night off for the Super Bowl. About 9:25 p.m. at the corner of Common St. and St. Charles Ave., an unsuspecting man had his iPhone taken from him by an armed man.
Clean Zone Clash
ACLU Files Suit Against City for Super Bowl "Clean Zone," Invokes Free Speech Protections
As branding reaches new peaks to usher in Super Bowl XLVII, some citizens are concerned that NFL is taking top priority over NOLA.
Super Bowl Traffic Update: Paring Down Poydras
With Super Bowl XLVII a little more than a week away, the City has initiated its second phase of road closings. If you work in the downtown area, especially near the Super dome, or the CBD you may want to rethink your normal route. Starting tomorrow, January 26, traffic restrictions already in place near the Dome will only get worse.
Super Signs: Buildings Transform as Super Bowl XLVII Approaches
by Samantha Hilsenrod
There are signs the Super Bowl is coming to town. Many huge signs measuring as large as 198 feet tall and 51 feet wide, to be exact. Local company Crystal Clear Imaging has begun the tall task of “wrapping” four buildings in the CBD.
Rooster in a Zenhouse
Culinary All-Stars to Open Pan Asian Resto, Lucky Rooster, in CBD
The Vietnamese food craze in the Big Easy is getting close to a plateau, but Asian dining is still on the rise. Coming up in March, the CBD will welcome Lucky Rooster, a Pan-Asian resto from some of the city’s finest chefs and restaurateurs.
Super Bowl Traffic Update: The First Closures
We're less than a month until the Super Bowl between two teams that aren't the Saints arrives in New Orleans. While the excitement of the big party is getting as thick as a filled King Cake, there's also a reality for CBD commuters and other locals: traffic is only going to get worse. A day before Carnival's arrival, the City kicked off the season of traffic closures in anticipation of the Big Game on Saturday.
3 Killed in Violent Sunday, Nightclub Stabbing Investigated
Three people were killed Sunday night, and two men were stabbed in the French Quarter and CBD over the weekend in New Orleans, according to New Orleans police. A cab driver was among the people killed in an apparent robbery on Sunday night, according to police.
Super Bowl to Close CBD Streets
Updated 1 p.m.
Street construction in the French Quarter and CBD has already reminded us that the Super Bowl is coming soon. Right after the Sugar Bowl ends, more roads will close as a result of the big game on Feb. 3. From Jan. 5-25, the Superdome exit off Interstate 10 will close, and even more barricades will go up on the weekend of the game. according to maps released by the city today. Click through to view them all.
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