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December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Soul Rebels

Champions Square, 10a.m.

Saints pregame party

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

The members of this band have been playing together since 1995; $10

 

Jon Roniger

Le Bon Temps Roule, 10p.m.

Folksy blues Americana

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

SWAT Roll Closes Canal


Updated 12:25p.m.

A standoff between an armed man and the NOPD SWAT team means that Canal Street was closed from S. Claiborne Avenue to S. Roman Street until further notice. Police say that 38 year old Christophe Alfred surrendered to a police negotiator after barricading himself in the Volunteers of America building (1801 Canal Street.) 


Suspect in Frenchmen Stabbing Arrested


An argument at the base of Frenchmen Street turned ugly quickly early evening on Wednesday (10.9). In the end, a 44 year old man was stabbed, and a 49 year old man was locked up.


Suspect Sought in Last Call Brawl (Video)


An argument turned ugly outside of the French Quarter's Last Call bar (806 Conti Street) on September 16th. Now, Police are searching for two suspects in an incident that they are classifying as Aggravated Battery.


Crescent City Crime Bits

New Orleans Police Blotter: August 2-8, 2012



In this week's canon of criminality, a green-thumbed thief thought better of his crime, the American Flag and the Bible were stolen on separate occassions and a cookie jar and machete were among the items wielded during fights. Every week, Crescent City Crime Bits runs down the lowdown.


Bourbon Beatdown Caught on Tape


It was a harmless rendition of that old throw-the-guy's-phone-on-the-roof prank that ended with someone unconscious. In the 900 block of Bourbon St. on April 1, two men found a phone on a table, and decided to throw it on the roof and let it fall to the ground. It broke. According to police, the man returned later to find the phone, and beat one of the men until he was out cold. Police are looking for the man, who rendered injuries that resulted in facial surgery to the cell slinger. Video of the incident compiled by NOPD is after the jump, and it's pretty ugly.


Pen Still Mightier Than Sword; Jury Out on Pencil, Boxcutter


It's the old schoolyard motto: Don't throw a pencil at another kid, or he'll come after you with a boxcutter. As a school bus rumbled toward the corner of of S. Broad and Gravier recently, a male student threw a #2 another student, prompting a fight between the two, New Orleans police report. They eventually ended the first scrum, but, deciding he wasn't done, the student on the receiving end of the pencil fetched a boxcutter. He went after the first kid, prompting several other students to intervene. In the end, three students who tried to break up the fight were the only ones injured. They sustained "minor lacerations," police said. The fighting students were arrested, then went home with their parents.


Nicolas Cage in Stella Scuffle


David Simon and the cast of Treme might be milking the parades for all their worth, but the steamy side of Hollywood South does not even slow down for Mardi Gras. The Examiner reports that Nicolas Cage was involved in a scuffle on Friday night at Stella (in the Quarter.) One window was broken According to the Ex, NOPD escorted Cage from the restaurant for his own safety.


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