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April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  

 

Nigel Hall and Friends 

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

with Eric Bolivar, Andrew Block, Eric Bloom, and Eric Vogel 

 

Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more

 

Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  

 

Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  

 

YG

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  

 

Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   

Samedi

April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’  

 

Crescent City Classic

Loyola Ave. and Poydras (8 a.m.)

Annual 10k Ends near City Park 

 

Easter Keg Hunt

NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)

?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network 

 

Gaynielle Neville

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

CD Release Party  

 

Mystikal

Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)

Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee

 

SwampGrease feat. Nigel Hall & Terence Higgins 

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk

 

Shoebox Lounge

Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)

Shoes, booze, and prostitutes

 

Earth Day Fest

Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade 

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)

Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday 

 

Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel 

 

Dimanche

April 20th

Gay Easter Parade

Armstrong Park (4:30 p.m.)

Official Gay Easter parade rolls through the French Quarter

 

Goodchildren Easter Parade

Press & St. Claude (1:30 p.m.)

The Social Aide & Pleasure Club throws their annual parade through the Bywater

 

Todd Snider 

Tipitina’s (7:30 p.m.)

Folk-rock and Americana 

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

Krown, Batiste, and Washington every Sunday 

 

French Quarter Easter Parade

Canal & Bourbon St. (1 p.m.)

Chris Owens leads the charge            

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf- The Den (10 p.m.)

Premiere NOLA brass with hip-hop, R&B and more 

Feds: Traffic Court Accountant Bought Bentley, Casino Chips with Stolen Money


Updated 11.4, 9:35 a.m.

A former accountant for New Orleans Traffic Court was indicted on embezzlement and money laundering charges, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite. Vandale Thomas, 40, was charged with stealing $680,000 through overbilling. He used the money to buy a Bentley and casino chips, the indictment states.


Casino Crime: NOPD Seeks Ticket Thief (Video)


It's not uncommon for people to lose all their cash in the casino, but last night's robbery victims lost more than money. The NOPD has surveillance of the crooks who stole seven NFL tickets from some unsuspecting gamblers. 


Harrah's Casino to Close Due to Tropical Storm Isaac


by Mary-Devon Dupuy

Those who were planning on riding out the storm behind the comfort of a slot machine, think again. Harrah’s is closing up shop tonight in preparation for the impending tropical storm, and devout gamblers will have to stick to playing cards by candlelight.  


Bellator Fighting Championships Brings Mixed Martial Arts to New Orleans in May


by Shay Sokol

On May 25, the New Orleans Convention Center will host the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight between Army Boxing Champ Eric Prindle and reigning Heavyweight Champ Cole Konrad. Harrah’s New Orleans is presenting the Bellator Fighting Championships, which is in its sixth season of tournament-based mixed martial arts fighting.


Today's Events: 4/25/11


April 25th, the day the thimble was patented (1684) the first time the Guillotine was used (1792), America's introduction to automobile license plates, starting in in New York (1901), the first use of the seeing eye dog (1938) when Pioneer 10 traveled beyond Pluto’s orbit (1983), when Southern California saw 14” of snow (1994), when Oliver Cromwell (1599), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Al Pacino (1940), Jason Lee (recently spotted at Bistro Daisy) (1970) were brought into the world, and when Ginger Rogers (1995) and B. Arthur (2009) left it. Today, the sights and sounds continue- so don’t call this no reign of terror:


Robbed At The Slots


By Shay Sokol

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT- An 85-year old woman had her purse stolen out of her hands on Tuesday, January 25th at Harrah’s Casino by a man who must’ve run out of luck at the slots. Surveillance tapes reveal the unknown perp as a middle-aged white male wearing a black leather jacket, light colored pants, and a fedora hat. Crimestoppers is now offering up a hefty $2,500 reward for information. Eighth District Detectives are on the case to teach us all a valuable lesson: not just anybody can blow their luck at Harrah’s, and leave with someone else’s.


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