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April 28th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

And it begins! 

 

Yestadt Millinery Pop-Up

W New Orleans, 10AM

Shop the latest hat styles

 

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

A lecture on the hidden musicians of Venice: the fascinating story of Vivaldi's all-female orchestra

 

Movie Screening: Personal Shopper

Prytania Theatre, 6PM/8PM 

Kristen Stewart stars as a shopper who sees ghosts, screened as a closing event of the New Orleans French Film Festival

 

Bar Redux Third Anniversary

Bar Redux, 8PM

Feat. JD Hill and the Jammers

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

The sound of the Grateful Dead

 

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Orpheum Theater, 9PM

Harper reteams with his longtime supporting band

 

The Soul Rebels

Blue Nile, 10PM

Brass legends bring da funk to Frenchmen 

 

Flow Tribe and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Backbone crackin' music

 

Bayou Boylesque

GrandPre's, 10PM

All-male local burlesque

 

Questlove

House of Blues, 12AM

The Roots drummer performs a late night DJ set

 

Screening: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Prytanian Theatre, 12AM

Screening of the Neil Patrick Harris show and Buffy's musical ep "Once More, With Feeling" 

SAMEDI

April 29th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Day two 

 

Galactic + Roar

Tipitina's, 8PM

Funk jazz jam

 

Thunder from Down Under

Harrah's Casino, 8PM

Australian's Chipendales style male dancers

 

Shannon and the Clams

Siberia, 9PM

Garage indie surf-punk 

 

Stooges Brass Band

Blue Nile, 9:30PM

NOLA classics remixed with heavy hip hop influence

 

Mod Dance Party

Circle Bar, 10PM

Monthly 60's themed event, with DJ Matty

 

Honey Island Swamp Band

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 10PM

Swamp Americana. Feat. The London Souls

 

STS9

Joy Theater, 10PM

Instrumental electronic rock

 

Gutenberg! The Musical! 

The Theatre at St. Claude, 10:30PM

Last night of the musical comedy about making a show about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg

 

The Heat

Maison, 11:30PM

Feat. Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, and Eric Krasno

DIMANCHE

April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one

 

Breakfest

Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year

 

Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic

 

Dan TDM

Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town

 

Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler

 

One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil

 

Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band

 

What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films

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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Alexis Manrodt


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B. E. Mintz

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