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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose

Reward Increased for Info on HANO Officer's Murder


On May 24, 2015, Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) Officer James Bennett, Jr. was fatally shot while patrolling a construction site in Central City. Police still have few leads in the investigation. However, the reward linked to the homicide was increased 25,000 dollars today in the hopes of kickstarting the case.


Today In NOLA 9.9.15


Today in New Orleans, catch the classic Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday at the Prytania. House of Blues is hosting Blues Night 2015 and Craig Kraemer is giving a talk about post-Katrina podcasts. For your musical enjoyment, jam with Heartless Bastards at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1965, Hurricane Betsy hit the city, killing 76 people. Now, more events to distract you from hurricane season.  


Rewards Upped in Deaths of Kaylan Ward, Gerald Morgan


Two months after the discovery of 16-year-old Kaylan Ward’s body on the Interstate the crime remains unsolved. Likewise, detectives continue to search for clues in the unrelated murder of 17-year-old Gerald Morgan. On Wednesday (8.05),  Crimestoppers and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) made a play for more leads by increasing the reward money to 5000 dollars.


Crimestoppers, NOPD, Marshalls Laud "Clean Sweep"


The results of a month-long fugitive roundup campaign “Operation Clean Sweep” sponsored by Crimestoppers are out. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, the U.S. Marshals Service and Crimestoppers GNO announced the results in a press conference held today in the NOPD Special Operations Division warehouse located at 1899 Tchoupitoulas next to the Walmart.


Algiers: Hit-and-Run Suspect Sought


A man is severely injured after a hit-and-run that took place Friday morning, and police are seeking a suspect. The victim was standing in the doorway of his white Ford truck when the suspect crashed into him and dragged him 100 feet.  


CBD: Man Wanted for Attempted Purse Snatching


A woman foiled a purse snatching in CBD Tuesday night, and now police are looking for the pilfer artist. About 7:30 p.m., the woman was walking on Common St. to her car, which was parked near the corner of Carondelet. A man (pictured in sketch) passed her on foot, circled back, ran towards her and grabbed her purse. 


Mid-City Shooting Suspect Caught on Camera (VIDEO)


A man is in critical condition after he was shot yesterday on N. Carrollton Ave in Mid-City, and police have released surveillance footage of the suspect. NOPD found the victim shortly after 12:30 p.m., lying in a driveway after being shot multiple times. He is currently in critical condition. 


Crime Bits

Feb. 10-17: Carrollton Cutting, Bywater Carjacking, N.O. East Shooting



In this week's rundown of wrongdoing, a man was shot several times in New Orleans East, a woman was carjacked in the Bywater, and a man was cut in the Carrollton area during an altercation. Click through for more crime bits. 


Police Search for St. Roch Armed Robbers (VIDEO)


A pair is wanted for an armed robbery that took place in the St. Roch neighborhood, this morning, February 5, at 4:30 a.m. The cashier at a business in the 3100 block of Elysian Fields was greeted by two masked men in black hoodies, pointing guns and demanding money. Four videos was captured of the suspects, on various surveillance systems inside of the store and in the parking lot.


Man Missing from Central City


A 21-year-old man is missing after leaving his home on Sunday, January 15, according to NOPD. Lawrence McCarty left his residence in the 1800 block of South Liberty St. telling his family that he was heading to the Canal Street. 


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