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April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  

 

Nigel Hall and Friends 

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

with Eric Bolivar, Andrew Block, Eric Bloom, and Eric Vogel 

 

Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more

 

Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  

 

Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  

 

YG

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  

 

Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   

Samedi

April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’  

 

Easter Keg Hunt

 

NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)

?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network 

 

Gaynielle Neville

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

CD Release Party  

 

Mystikal

Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)

Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee

 

SwampGrease feat. Nigel Hall & Terence Higgins 

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk

 

Shoebox Lounge

Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)

Shoes, booze, and prostitutes

 

Earth Day Fest

Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade 

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)

Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday 

 

Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel 

 

CBD: Quintet Wanted for Pair of Armed Robberies (Video)


NOPD detectives are looking for a group of five robbers who struck twice in the CBD over the weekend. During one of the incidents, a victim suffered a graze gunshot wound, police said.


Crime Bits: Robberies Hit Uptown, French Quarter, 7th Ward


NOPD reported a string in armed robberies over the weekend, with Uptown-Broadmoor and the 7th Ward seeing most of the surge in stick-ups. Based on a common SUV, detectives believe one Thursday Uptown robbery may be connected to a Treme incident. Details:


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. 


Couple Tied Up in Garden District Burglary


Updated 5:30 p.m.

Burglars forced their way into a Garden District home and tied up the couple inside on Wednesday, according to a New Orleans police report. The trio of suspects were arrested less than two hours later in Jefferson Parish, police said. 


Warrant Issued in Bywater Woman's Cold Case Murder


New Orleans police announced a break in a six-year-old Bywater murder case late Wednesday. Detectives secured a warrant for the arrest of 44-year-old Joseph Brant. He is accused of stabbing Jessica Hawk to death in her home in the 3000 block of Chartres St. in August, 2008.


Police Search for St. Roch Armed Robbers (VIDEO)


A pair is wanted for an armed robbery that took place in the St. Roch neighborhood, this morning, February 5, at 4:30 a.m. The cashier at a business in the 3100 block of Elysian Fields was greeted by two masked men in black hoodies, pointing guns and demanding money. Four videos was captured of the suspects, on various surveillance systems inside of the store and in the parking lot.


Crime Bits: Desire Double Shooting, SWAT at Hair Salon (Jan. 30-Feb. 5)


In this week's bulletin of brutality, a SWAT team was called to a hair salon, an argument ended with a fork wound and a double shooting in Desire left a man dead. Here's this week's crime bits:


Vandals Cause $50K in Damage at City Park


A large-scale act of vandalism has sullied the image of bumper cars at City Park. A group of broke into the park last night and caused $50,000 worth of damage, according to the Park’s Chief Development Officer, John Hopper. City Park is offering $1000 for information that leads police to those responsible for the damage, which entailed a kind of “demolition derby” with five of the park’s utility vehicles.


Man Injured in Uptown Shooting


Updated 1/30 10 a.m.

New Orleans police responded to an Uptown shooting Wednesday evening that left a man injured. The shooting happened about 5:50 p.m. in the 4200 block of Magnolia St., said officer Frank Robertson III, a NOPD spokesman.


Armed Robbery in Treme


Two women were robbed at gunpoint on Monday, January 27, according to police. The victims were standing at the bus stop at Esplanade Avenue and N. Villere at around 5:48 a.m. when an unknown car stopped in the middle of the block. 


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