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Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

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

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

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

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux

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, lowernine.org, 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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