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Vendredi

May 22nd

NOWFE

Convention Center & assorted locales

Eat and drink the South

 

Greek Fest

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Eat, dance, and drink wine from a tiny cup

 

Rush

Smoothie King, 8p.m.

Getty Lee, Neal Peart, Alex Lifeson step into the limelight

 

This is NOLA

Joy, 9p.m.

Arts mashup features Khris Royal this wee

 

 

Samedi

May 23rd

Greek Fest

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Eat, dance and drink wine from a tiny cup

 

Dax Riggs

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Swampy southern folk rock plus opening band Strange Roux

 

Papa Roach

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Hard rock with heavy metal influence

 

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahalia Jackson, 7:30p.m.

Performance of Verdi’s Requiem with vocals by Elizabeth DeShong, Alfred Walker, Lori Guilbeau and Paul Groves

 

Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBT Youth

Ashe Powerhouse Theatre, 7p.m.

BreakOUT presents stories of transgender youth

 

Woodenhead Forty Year Itch

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Instrumental rock on Canal

Dimanche

May 24th

Tom Leggett

30-90, 5p.m.

New Orleans based singer songwriter jazzes up the new Frenchmen St. venue

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Regular show featuring the “Wolfman” and Russell Batiste

 

Geoff Clapp Organ Quartet

Snug Harbor, 8p.m.

Clapp is joined by Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson on alto sax

Brees Keeps the Keys


A series of recent moves by the Saints front office have led to speculation that the Black n’ Gold are trading everyone from the beer vendor in Section 336 to Breesus himself. Today, GM Mickey Loomis made it clear that Brees is here to stay, as first reported by USA Today.


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. 


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