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Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

d.b.a., 10p.m.

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux

Black & Gold Untarnished in Pro Bowl


Who Dats had one last chance to watch the Black n’ Gold this season on Sunday (1.25) night. Several Saints played in the Pro Bowl, and they made the most of the night. Four of the game’s touchdowns were the work of New Orleans’ players.


Winter Brees


Ben Roethlisberger has bowed out of the Pro-Bowl. The opening means that the man we call “Breesus” will rise from the offseason to make the roster of a Pro Bowl team for the ninth time.


Today in Nola 11.19.14


Curtains open on the New Orleans Fringe Festival today bringing an extensive array of offbeat theatre to the city for your picking. Tonight at the Joy Theatre, the Suicide Girls reawaken their Burlesque after a five-year hiatus. Treme Brass Band brightens the Candlelight Lounge with their brass sounds and Walter “Wolfman” Washington brings it home at d.b.a. Back on this day in 2006, Drew Brees was setting the sixth highest throwing yard record of 510 yards during a loss to the Bengals at the Dome.


Another Baby Brees Born


Drew Brees has certainly left a legacy in New Orleans. Breesus is also leaving a legacy on the homefront. Today, the quarterback and wife Brittany announced the birth of their fourth child.


Brees Sits Out Scrimmage with Injury


When the New Orleans Saints scrimmaged at the team's Greenbrier training camp on Saturday morning, Drew Brees was on the bench nursing an injury. The elite QB sat out of the practice contest with a strained left oblique muscle, according to the team.


Drew Brees' Drug Test Weekend


Drew Brees has visions of playing professional football long past many of his peers, but those pigskin daydreams apparently didn't factor in that a longer career would also push him to the top of the NFL's PED watch list. Over the weekend, Breesus came back down to Earth when he was selected for two random drug tests.


Saints Pitch Camp

How the Black and Gold Offseason Moves Translate to 2014 Strategy



The summer heat is starting to enter oppressive territory and Sean Payton is talking about Drew Brees' eating habits. It can only mean Saints' training camp is upon us.


Brees, Saints Back USA World Cup Bid


The Dome won't be filled for another few months, but football is in season. In this case, the swampy conditions are in the Amazon, and the Saints are pulling for the Yanks. As the U.S. kicked off their World Cup campaign with a dramatic win over Ghana Monday night, the Black and Gold players were behind their brethren, and Tweeting about it.


Drew Brees Sends Message to Harry Connick Jr. on American Idol (VIDEO)


Harry Connick Jr. is known for being harsh with contestants on American Idol, but Breesus appeared on the show to preach forgiveness to Connick. The locally bred musician and actor was defending his judging style on last night's episode, and Drew Brees made a special video appearance to ask Connick to give the kids a break. 


Drew Brees Reps Who Dat Nation on Colbert Report (VIDEO)


Stephen Colbert was graced by Breesus on yesterday's episode of The Colbert Report, and the Saints' humble quarterback had some Super Bowl advice for his peers Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson. Before shouting out to the Who Dat Nation, Brees praised both the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos and wished them well in Sunday's Bowl game.  


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