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December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II


Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South


Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker


Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests


Pine Leaf Boys

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

Local grammy nominees take the stage



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



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


December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

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

A glow in the dark dancing light show


Buck Angel Wins FTM Case Against Former French Quarter Body Piercing Shop Owner

by Ashley Rouen 

A California court ruled in favor of transgender female-to-male porn star Buck Angel’ last week in a spousal support case that contested the validity of his former marriage to Elayne Angel, former owner of French Quarter body-piercing shop Rings of Desire. Elayne Angel had filed suit earlier this year claiming Angel was not a man because he does not have a phallus.

Right Royal

Dirty Linen Night Puts French Quarter Art on the Line

Don’t wash those whites worn out last weekend's art so fast. On Saturday (8-9), Royal Street plays host to Dirty Linen Night.  

Haute Trot

Red Dress Run Returns to French Quarter, Armstrong Park

Thousands of men decked out in everything from red negligees to red ball gowns roaming the Quarter for charity? In New Orleans, we call it an average Saturday in August. 

Jazz in the Park Announces Sixth Season Lineup

On any given 90-degree day in August, you're apt to feel like you never want to go out again. Luckily, Jazz in the Park promises to put a Carnival spring in your step this September and October with its sixth season since 2012. The fall lineup at the Armstrong Park concert series features Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Russell Batiste, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet, Daria and the Hip Drops, and more. Find the full schedule below.

Pops Goes the 4th

On Legend's Birthday Weekend, Satchmo Summerfest Celebrates Armstrong, New Orleans Jazz

As the Crescent City welcomes the cool front that is giving us relief from the heat, Satchmo SummerFest, New Orleans’ three-day summertime local music showcase, preparing to show off a jazz community that remains in Mint condition. Free and open to the public, the festival shifts the lens upon the roots of jazz music and the life of beloved trumpeter Louis Armstrong, as it celebrates its 14th anniversary with contemporary sounds from local jazz musicians and brass bands.   

Satchmo Sets Up, NOFD Steps Up

Crews Ready for Quarter's Summerfest (PHOTOS)

With Monday red beans and a little help from the New Orleans Fire Department, Satchmo Summerfest is taking shape in the French Quarter.

NOPD Seeks 2-Time Purse Pilfer Perp (VIDEO)

NOPD is looking for a man who has been poaching purses from French Quarter shopkeepers. The suspect was caught on video during one of the crimes, and detectives are hoping the footage will help the public ID the perp.

Overnight Shootings in French Quarter, Hollygrove, N.O. East

Update 10:30 a.m.

One person was killed and four others were wounded in overnight shootings across New Orleans, police said. The murder happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday (7-7) in Hollygrove. About 30 minutes later, a man was shot on Decatur St. in the French Quarter.

Bourbon Street Shooting: Suspect in Custody

Police have a suspect in the Bourbon St. shooting in custody. Trung T. "Joe" Le, 20, was apprehended Friday night in Mississippi by NOPD and U.S. Marshals, according to officer Hilal Williams.

NOPD Seeks Person of Interest in Bourbon Street Shooting

Police are looking for 20-year-old Justin Odom, whom they identified as the person of interest in video footage released of Sunday morning’s shooting on Bourbon Street.

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