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Defender Picks



September 22nd

Luke Winslow King
d.b.a., 7p.m.

Young singer-songwriter with an old soul


New Orleans Civic Symphony Fall Concert
UNO Recital Hall, 7:30-9:30p.m.

Performing music by Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Schumann


Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday


Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.
Bring an instrument and join in (free)


Real Estate, Regal Degal
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Dreamy, kitschy pop vibes from New Jersey ($18)


Glen David Andrews
d.b.a., 10p.m.
The Tremé Prince brings his trombone to Frenchman


King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues


September 22nd

Crescent City Farmers Market
Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Michael Rubin: The Cottoncrest Curse
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new mystery, set on a Louisiana plantation


Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist


Peter Abadie: Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.
Abadie’s latest is about the motivations of assassins 


Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

Moore, Singleton, and Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)


September 24th

6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans


Kelcy Mae
BEATnik, 8p.m.

NOLA songwriter combines folk, Americana, bluegrass, and pop


Walter “Wolfman” Washington
d.b.a., 10 p.m.
Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week


Felice Brothers
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New York-based folk rock band, plus Spirit Family Reunion ($15)


Horse Thief
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Psychedelic folk rock on tour from Oklahoma City ($5)


September 25th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Russell Batiste and Friends, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Mike Soulman Baptiste


Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Tim Laughlin and The New Orleans Review launch party


Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
New Orleans Athletic Club, 7p.m.
Associate Director of famers’ market org discusses merits of eating local


A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)


The Geraniums
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Moody local rock foursome ($5)


Rue Fiya
Maison, 10p.m.
Feel-good music with influence “from Afro-Funk to Zydeco”


Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Bounce all-stars celebrate Q93's DJ Ro’s Birthday

Go Play Cupid: NOLA Leads Nation in Singles

By Ashley Rouen

No need to increase the radius on your OKCupid profile; NOLA has plenty of singles. A new analysis by the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Atlantic’s City Lab places Louisiana, along with the city of New Orleans in the lead for top selfie status. 

Saints Drop Another Late, 26-24

By Claude Robichaux

The Saints found themselves in another nail biter against Cleveland this Sunday (9.14). This time, the Black and Gold reversed last week’s performance and started slow before coming back. However, the result was the same. The Saints are now 0-2 after 26-23 loss.


NOPD Snags SnoBall Stand Syrup Snatcher

Summer is winding down and one ne'er do well just couldn't stand the thought of a season without snoballs. Police caught a burglar in the act of stealing the sweet syrup-y sucre that makes the ice sotasty this morning (9.12).


According to NOPD PIO Officer Garry Flott, police got a call about a burglar alarm at Vans Snoballs (3052 Mercedes Street) early this morning. They arrived at the location at 1:47a.m.


Crime Bits: Wally World Holdup, Low Speed Chase, & Shooting Suspects

A basket-basket-basket wasn't enough for one man at Wally World. On Bullard, detectives are busy investigating an armed robbery at the Walmart. NOPD have identified a pair of suspects in a Curran Boulevard shooting. In a third incident, three felons are back behind bars after a low speed car chase.

Smelly Water? City Says H2O Good to Go

Nose for trouble? Lately, some New Orleanians have reported smelling something funny in their water. The citizens describe an almost egg-ish aroma emanating from their spigots. The City says that there is nothing to fear.

Shooting Off Canal

NOPD Officer Hillal Williams said that there was a shooting on the 100 block of South Rampart. A call coded 34S went out around 4p.m. summoning officers to Canal and Rampart.

Baptist Convention on Deck

Southern Decadence will dominate this weekend downtown, but a different type of convention is coming to town on Monday (9.1). The National Baptist Convention (NBC) USA, Inc. is coming to town September 1st through 5th. 18,000 Baptists will flood the City for seminars, elections, tours, and of course, lots of praying.

Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 8.18.-8.23

By Patrick J. Pearson

It's still August in SoLa. So, expect another week of afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms as we continue to see a typical mid-August pattern. Daytime highs will be around 90F with overnight lows in the mid to upper 70's. Out at sea, formations remain disorganized.

NoDef Bids Farewell to Managing Editor

by B.E. Mintz

Friday (8-15) marks the final day as Managing Editor of NOLA Defender for Stephen Babcock. During Babcock’s tenure at the Defender, the publication grew from a novelty into a thriving news source. He worked countless hours to enable and often spearhead that evolution. Babcock will retain the position Editor Emeritus and sit on the Defender’s board. Next week he will move to Baltimore where he will pursue several journalistic opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic.

Judge's Ruling Allows Common Core to Remain in La.

A judge denied a request Friday by 17 lawmakers to kick Common Core and its corresponding standardized test out of Louisiana. State District Judge Tim Kelley's ruling allows Common Core to continue in Louisiana, for now. It also dealt a blow to the many opponents of the more rigorous, national education standards, who count the governor among their ranks.

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