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Vendredi (10.24)

October 25th

Gleason Gras

Champions Square (4p.m.)

Raise ALS awareness with a fest

 

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Free Throw: Pelicans to Host Open Practice


It’s early October and once again NOLA basketball fans are echoing their annual refrain. “We look good. This is going to be our year.” On Saturday (10.25), the faithful will have a chance to see for themselves when the Pelicans host a free open practice.


Boards Game: Pelicans Unveil New Court


The Pelicans are not afraid of change. The NBA franchise has had three names in total. They introduced a new mascot. Five months later, they changed his look under the pretense of reconstructive surgery. Now, the team is unveiling a new age court.


Pelicans Add 3 to Training Camp Roster


Coming off a 2013-14 season stunted by injuries, the Pelicans are loading up on players this year. On Friday (9.27), the team announced the addition of three journeymen to their training camp roster. Kevin Jones, Dionte Christmas, and Vernon Macklin will be vying to make the final cut for NOLA’s NBA franchise.


Pelicans Go Fishing and Sign Salmons


Pro Basketball has not begun yet. So, fans of NOLA hoops remain hopeful. The Pelicans bolstered said mood today by signing shooting guard/small forward John Salmons.


Pelicans Hold Auditions for Entertainers


Do you dream of taking your love of the Pelicans to the next level? New Orleans’ pro basketball team is currently seeking applicants for entertainment teams, National Anthem singers, and an arena emcee for the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season.


Pelicans Add Shooter Jimmer Fredette


by: Christopher Romaguera
After watching point guard Brian Roberts and wing Anthony Morrow sign with playoff contenders, the Pelicans have beefed up their perimeter rotation with a couple of young prospects. The team signed rookie point guard Russ Smith to a guaranteed two-year contract which contains a team option for a third year earlier this week. On Thursday night, the Pelicans added Jimmer Fredette, signing him to a one year deal at the league minimum. 


Pelicans Finalize Asik Trade


by: Christopher Louis Romaguera

The Pelicans have finalized the trade involving C Omer Asik.  The deal, which was originally announced on June 25, couldn’t be completed until free agency officially began since the Pelicans had to clear the requisite cap space.


Feathering the Nest

New Orleans Pelicans' Offseason Needs



The Pelicans came into the offseason tough to define after spending 2013-14 with so many players on the injury list. The expected featured lineup of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis shared an absurdly small amount of time together. The team missed the playoffs, and also didn’t get a chance to see what a full roster could do. Going forward, losing out on our first round draft pick hurts as well (the Cavaliers won the draft, just one slot ahead of us.) 


Pelicans to Trade for Omer Asik


by Christopher Romaguera

Before the picking even began at Thursday's 2014 NBA draft, the New Orleans Pelicans acquired a starting Center. The Pelicans traded their 2015 first round pick for Houston Rockets Center Omer Asik.


Still Nesting

New Orleans Pelicans 2013-14 Season in Review



When the New Orleans Pelicans made two of the surprise moves of the offseason by trading for Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, a final record of 34-48 was not the desired outcome. The disappointing mark sounds a lot like the record the team would have if they didn’t make any moves, and kept their first round pick and cap space. While obviously disappointed about missing the playoffs and still healing from their many injuries, the 2013-14 Pelicans did see the emergence of two stars. The team also identified some things that need to change -- namely, defense.


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