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Defender Picks



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

The Sunday Critic

Theatre Review: She Was Born

Last year a friend brought to my attention a quotation from the famed producer, playwright, and critic Robert Brustein that is much less sunny than he thought it to be. "The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent." I take Mr Brustein to mean that theatre has no higher goal than to make it possible for genius to operate, fully and freely, whatever it takes.

hello I AM

Teen Board's Latest CAC Exhibit, Reviewed

The CAC show “Hello I AM” features artwork by New Orleans high school students from NOCCA, Warren Easton, Benjamin Franklin, McMain, Haynes, Grace King, Ursuline and Lusher.

'Macbeth' in Marigny

Skin Horse Theatre's Take on Shakespeare's Tragedy, Reviewed

Ever wonder how to hit heartstrings even harder when mounting one of Shakespeare's most famous and most powerful tragedies?  Try having the title character hammer out some Satie and Debussy on the piano as he verbally wrangles the fangs of insanity. The Skin Horse Theatre does just that with their scaled-down production of Macbeth at the Tigermen Den (3113 Royal St.), focusing on the innate horror of the play and flaunting a few wonderful performances.

SARAH: A Review

Facing the Stage

Fringe Fest is over, but the New Orleans theatre community chugs on. Down in the Bywater, a performance collective known as Skin Horse is keeping their production of Sarah going well past the theatrical smorgasboard of mid-November. Today, Helen Jaksch reviews the site-specific work.

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