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Samedi

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

 

Dimanche

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

 

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

 

Man Brutally Beaten After Resisting Robbery


One man tried to stand to a pair of muggers, but paid a price. Now, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are seeking two suspects in connection with a December 10 robbery attempt that devolved into a beating.


Crime Bits: Teen's Trombone Taken, St. Roch Guns Trashed


Updated 1:45 p.m.

An Algiers teen had his horn stolen Thursday night after a robber opened fire. Meanwhile, a trio of St. Roch gunmen trashed their guns and tried to run from police. Elsewhere, a pair of suspects were nabbed in connection with a Hollygrove homicide. Details in Crime Bits:


Uptown Crime: Bat-Toting Robbers Strike 3 Times, Magazine St. Muggers Sought


A terrible trio carrying a baseball bat pulled off three consecutive robberies in the Lower Garden District Wednesday night, according to police. One of the victims was taken to the hospital in serious condition after being hit in the head with the bat, while one of the assailants was arrested, police said.


Robber Leaves iPhone in Stolen Car, Calls NOPD


A robber scored himself a new ride in New Orleans East, but ended up in jail because he called the police in an attempt to con them into returning the iPhone he left in the stolen car. Darrin Faciane, 20, allegedly held up two people and stole a car Friday morning in the 7900 block of Haney Drive. Later, Faciane called NOPD playing the victim after he realized he left his phone behind when he ditched the car.


Two Guns Seized in 1 Week at MSY


Security agents at Louis Armstrong International Airport are quickly amassing a killer handgun collection. The second gun in a week was seized from a carry-on bag on Friday, said Transportation Security Administration spokesman Jonathan Allen said this week.


NOPD Tracks Stolen iPhones to Three-Peat Thief


One iPhone wasn't enough for one teenage robber on Wednesday night, and he ultimately fell victim to the Clould. A 15-year-old man who allegedly wielded a gun in robberies in the French Quarter, on Frenchmen Street and in the Marigny on Wednesday was arrested after stolen smartphones were traced to his location. Cops caught up with the teen in the 5300 block of Urquhart St., which is in the Lower 9th Ward, hours after the robbery rampage began at about 7:30 p.m., according to police.


LSU Student Fires Gun at Her Mother in New Orleans: 2 Arrests Made


An LSU student made a surprise visit home to New Orleans at the end of the weekend, but it wasn't to do laundry. Nicole Lea Boover, 19, allegedly drew a gun and fired shots at her mother on Sunday morning while at her home in Mid-City, according to officials. Boover's mother was not injured in the incident. A few hours after the shots rang out, police received a call from Boover's stepfather, alerting them of the incident. Boover was on her way back to Baton Rouge with "male companion" Nathan Yuhas, the stepfather said.


Crescent City Crime Bits

New Orleans Police Blotter: July 25-August 1



In this week’s rundown of rogues and robbers, car burglars hit up Lake Shore, a woman tried to run over another woman, and a robber brandished a machete. Crescent City Crime Bits brings news from the police beat, all in one place:


Crescent City Crime Bits

New Orleans Police Blotter: June 27 - July 4, 2012



In this week's debased dossier, a market robber made sure to take some shrimp as lagniappe, a hammer and ice pick were used as weapons in separate assaults and police rounded up a handful of robbers. Every week, NoDef lists all of this week's crime, all in one place:


Robbery Cluster in French Quarter, CBD


Along with a rash of robberies Uptown, the French Quarter and CBD have also seen a heavy dose of muggings and confrontations within the last few weeks. Though armed robberies in the city's most congested districts are nothing new, this weekend saw a particularly high tally. The NOPD's 8th District reported 10 incidents over the weekend, eight of which were within da Quarters. All of the victims came out unscathed, but there were dramatic moments.


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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