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Defender Picks



November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

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

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Bourbon Heat Slates Benefit for Lower 9 Shooting Victims

A Bourbon Street club is set to host a benefit this weekend for one of its employees, who was injured in Sunday night's Lower 9th Ward drive-by shooting. The woman, who works as a server at Bourbon Heat, was injured in the shooting, along with three of her children. 

Lower 9th Ward Shooting: 2 Killed, 2 Children, 3 Others Injured

Updated 8/11, 2:45 p.m.

Two people died and two young children are in critical condition following a Sunday night drive-by shooting in the Lower 9th Ward, police said. A total of seven people were shot in the incident, which occurred after 8 p.m., outside a house in the 5400 block of Burgundy St., according to officer Frank Robertson III, a department spokesman.

Hardie is Backer of Lower 9th Ward Rebuilding

A much needed delivery was made Tuesday (7-22) morning in the Lower 9th Ward. About $25,000 dollars worth of interior and exterior siding was handed over to the non profit,, courtesy of the James Hardie company. 

FBI Arrests Lower 9 Murder Suspect

FBI agents arrested a New Orleans murder suspect late Thursday. Christopher M. Dixon, 28, was one of two suspects wanted in connection with a Lower 9th Ward murder that happened on the afternoon of Memorial Day.

Shootings in Marigny, Lower 9th Ward

NOPD investigated two overnight shootings on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A man was shot in the Marigny about 4 a.m., while another man was wounded in the Lower 9th Ward just after 10 p.m.

Voters to Weigh Proposals for Increased Taxes, Lower 9 Lot Sale

State lawmakers wrapped up this year's session in Baton Rouge this week, but the voting isn't over for New Orleanians. A pair of New Orleans-focused bills passed the legislature, but will require voters' approval to become law. One bill proposes raising taxes to provide money for New Orleans police and fire, while another would allow the City to sell vacant Lower 9th Ward lots for $100.

Crime Bits: Canal St. Clip, Triple Shooting in Lower 9

Updated 11:20 a.m.

 A total of five people were injured in two separate shootings that occurred over a 24-hour span, according to NOPD. Police also released new details about a Saturday night shooting on Canal St.

Murder in Lower 9th Ward

NOPD is investigating a Saturday homicide in the Lower 9th Ward. About 11:30 a.m., a man was shot to death near the corner of Marais and Lizardi Sts., police said.

NOPD Seeks Lower 9 Suspect Who Stole Money, Chicken

NOPD is looking for a Lower 9th Ward suspect who robbed a man of money and fried chicken on Tuesday night. Police say the suspect and as many as four other men approached the victim and his neighbor about 11:40 p.m. near the corner of Burgundy and Deslonde Sts.

Convicted Councilman Set to Seek 9th Ward Zoning Favor

by Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Disgraced former City Councilman Jon Johnson plans a return to the Council Chambers Thursday, though from the other side of the dais, out with the cheap seats, as he begs for special after-the-fact permission from his former colleagues to build a three-plex in the Lower 9th Ward.

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