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Defender Picks



October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Man Killed in Gert Town

A man was killed in Gert Town on February 15, around 9:45 p.m., according to NOPD. The 32-year-old victim was shot and killed in the 3200 block of Lowerline Street. 

Murders in Gentilly, Carrollton

NOPD investigated two murders between Thursday night. On Thursday night, two people were killed in a murder-suicide at a house near the Fair Grounds. Later, a man was shot to death in the middle of a street in the Carrollton neighborhood, police said.

Suspect Wanted in Double Murder

Updated 2.8, 2:40 p.m.

NOPD has identified a suspect in a double murder that took place on November 20, 2013. Police are searching for Robert Garrett, 22, who is wanted for Second Degree Murder. 

Fatal Shooting in Algiers

A man was killed in Algiers last night, according to NOPD. Police found the victim in a car with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, around 6 p.m., in the 1500 block of Odeon St. 

Wife Charged in Leonidas Murder

Latoya Francois was charged with the murder of her husband, Clardie Ellis III. Francois, 25, allegedly shot her 27-year-old husband in the 8500 block of Willow St. on June 7. 

Crime Bits

Freret Murder, 7th Ward Shootings: Jan. 7-12

In this week's inventory of the illegal, a man was killed near the Freret St. neighborhood, a man was robbed in the Irish Channel, and a pair of shootings took place in the Seventh Ward. Click through for more from NoDef's Mary Kilpatrick. 

Teen Wanted for Murder

Updated 3:50 p.m.

Seventeen-year-old Tracy Bell is wanted for a murder that took place at 11950 Hayne Blvd., according to NOPD. Seventh District Officers arrived on the scene around 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the hospital. 

Crime Bits

Online Date Disaster, Pizza Delivery Problems: Dec. 10-17

In this week's memorandum of misconduct, a victim was injured at the gas pump by a panhandling perp, and a pair of carjackings took place in Gentilly and New Orleans East. A man is wanted for a trio of Marigny robberies, and more. Click through for more dirty deeds: 

Two Killed in Milan Shooting

Saturday night, two men were shot and killed in the 2700-block of Amelia Street, according to NOPD. The shooting took place around 7:45 p.m. One victim, 23, was found dead at the scene, and another, 22, died at the hospital. 

Man Killed in 7th Ward

On the same day police made an arrest for a double murder on Derbigny, a man was shot and killed two blocks from the site of the Sept. 9 shooting. A 25-year-old man was killed today in the 1800-block of North Derbigny St., according to NOPD. The shooting occurred near 2:20p.m., and police are gathering evidence to identify a suspect and a motive. 

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