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November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Rainmaker: Judge Reopens 3 Bourbon Clubs

The weekend forecast calls for stormy weather dismaying many. But, on Bourbon Street, a few gentlemen’s clubs are happy that their customers can continue to make it rain. A civil district ruling returned the liquor licenses to three of five strip clubs sanctioned by the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) on Tuesday (10.27).

Red Card: Racist Texts Cost ATC Agent His Job

Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert is not a man who takes rules lightly, especially in his own house. On Wednesday (8.19), Hebert fired ATC agent supervisor Brette Tingle for a laundry list of infractions including threatening, racial, and sexual text messages found on a state-issued cell phone and falsification of payroll documents, stemming from GPS reports on his state vehicle.

Card Sharks

ATC Releases Results of Summer Crackdown

While many people spend their summers avoiding the heat. The heat at the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) spend their summer cracking down on underage sales. On Tuesday (8.11) ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert announced the results of the agency’s annual sting operation including nearly 100 Orleans Parish businesses cited for underage sales.

House of Carding

The temperatures may be rising, but summer is time for bartenders to play Santa Claus and make sure that they check twice. Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner, Troy Hebert announced the start of the Agency’s annual crackdown on underage sales today.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Addresses Son's DWI, Alcohol Enforcement

CBD -- As we learned in driver's ed, licenses are a privelege, not a right. That maxim was on display on two fronts at a Tuesday morning press conference. Mayor Mitch Landrieu addressed his son Benjamin's early morning DWI, and then announced a new initiative designed to pressed bars to follow all the restrictions associated with their liquor licences, and in turn curb violence. Of course, Da Mayor began the conference by addressing the elephant in the room.

'That's a Lot of Beer'

In yet another Carnival crackdown, agents from the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control slapped about 650 citations on local underage drinkers and their suppliers during the final 2 1/2 weeks of the Mardi Gras season. Though they deal with that sort of thing for a living, agents were shocked while putting a sting on a NOLA frat party. They found 190 kegs of beer had already been put down. "That's a lot of beer," Alcohol and Tobacco Commissioner Troy Hebert told the AP. Doesn't he remember the good old days?

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