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March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Primary Colors


Election Day in Louisiana is a less than a week away. With the the primaries in full swing, the political circus set up their tent in the Pelican State. This weekend, Hillary Clinton picked up a slew of endorsements and bought a VIP to town while Donald Trump also gained a nod in Louisiana.


B-Rule


Many locals swear by the restorative properties of fried chicken from the B-Xpress on the 3000 block of Elysian Fields. However, retiring Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert is more concerned with back taxes owed by the institution. On Tuesday (12.29),  Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with him, ending a two year dispute between the agency and the market.


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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