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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

 

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

 

Ice Cold Comedy

Siberia, 9p.m.

Free comedy hosted by Fayard Lindsay

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring your stringed instruments to jam; $2 red beans and rice

 

Claude Bryant & The Allstars

Banks St. Bar, 9p.m.

Free red beans; $3 Jameson

 

Christmas in the Oaks

City Park, 6p.m.-10p.m.

The lights go out on Jan 3, don’t miss your chance to catch the show

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

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

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

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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