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DIMANCHE

August 31st

Southern Decadence Parade
Royal Street, 2p.m.
Official song: Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch”

 

Musical Mediation: Travis Bird
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Local singer-songwriter offers a partially improvised set (by donation)

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Bounce TV Summer Music Festival
Lakefront Arena, 7p.m.
Starring Maze ft. Frankie Beverly & Patti Labelle ($60+)

 

Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms
the BEATnik, 10p.m.
Precious pop from Los Angeles

 

Psychedelic Winter
One Eyed Jacks, 10p.m.
A tribute to Pink Floyd tribute ($10)

 

 

Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe
Southport Hall, 10p.m.
Choral rock band from Dallas (rescheduled date)

LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

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

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

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

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 2nd

 

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium

 

Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free comedy show

 

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating

MERCREDI

September 3rd

Carol McMichael Reese: New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.
Panel discussion by contributors to this informed book on post-Katrina N.O.

 

Restaurant Week Kickoff Party
The Chicory, 6-8p.m.
The Restaurant Association invites the public to sample bites and libations ($25)

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Columns Hotel, 7p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Alien Ant Farm
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.
With H2NY, Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 8p.m.
Get your funky brass fill on a Wednesday ($5)

Westbank Crime Update


NOPD's busy weekend was not confined to the East Bank. Across the river, the police investigated two robberies and made one arrest. Plus, a mysterious car demanded weed from strangers and responded poorly to rejection. Read on after the jump for details.


Two Women Missing


Christmas is a day for most families to gather with their loved ones, but today, two New Orleans families are searching for missing members. The NOPD is seeking in help in locating two missing women: Erica Simone and Latrice Morgan.


City Breaks Ground on Gentilly Walmart


It doesn’t look like much now, but this shell of a strip mall will soon be filled with everything from furniture to $3 wine. The city broke ground on Gentilly’s new Walmart today, coming to the blighted Gentilly Woods Shopping Center at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway. 


Nationwide Walmart Protests Pop Up in LA


Former Walmart associates, supporters, labor groups, and other community members came together Tuesday afternoon on the steps of the Louisiana State Capital Building to air their grievances. The coalition is demanding that the world’s largest retailer reinstate sixty workers it fired in July. 


Wally World to Add Retail, 300 Jobs in New Orleans East


The groundbreaking ceremony of a new Walmart in eastern New Orleans on Monday began with a prayer. The construction marks a milestone in the community’s rebuilding: The superstore has been absent from the area since Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood, which closed a location at 6901 Bundy Road.


Black Friday Walmart Protest Seeks to Expose Real Wally World


by M.D. Dupuy

It didn’t seem much like Black Friday at Wal Mart on Tchoupitoulas this afternoon. Customers had their choice of parking spaces, lines were one and two deep, and no one was scrambling for the last discounted TV or kitchen appliance. “Black Friday,” actually began Thanksgiving night at 8pm, and not everyone was happy about the extended bargains. Beginning at 11am, approximately 40 people stood in solidarity with Walmart employees, demanding fairer practices and scheduling.


Mr. Ghetto Arrested After SWAT Standoff


The local rapper behind Wally World was arrested Saturday after allegedly threatening to kill his neighbor, and barricading himself inside his house, according to New Orleans police. Mr. Ghetto - real name Robert Maize - was taken into custody Saturday night following a standoff with a SWAT team that ended after 6 hours with police deploying gas into he 26-year-old's house in Gentilly.


Pols Praise New Orleans East WalMart Deal


Wally World is coming to New Orleans East, but bachelors lookin' to cruise the aisles aren't the only ones rejoicing. Upon the announcement that a 200,000-foot store would move into the former Lakeland Medical Center at 6000 Bullard Ave., our elected officials jumped at the chance to spotlight the move as economic development. Read their statements after the jump.


Who is Mr. Ghetto?

NoDef Talks to the Man Behind the 'Walmart' Video



A moment of fussing wih the tape recorder provided just enough time for Mr. Ghetto's phone to ring, again.

 

"Wally wally wally wally wally wally wally wally. "


Mr. Ghetto's 'Walmart' Too Hot For YouTube


NOLA Bounce artist Mr. Ghetto had a viral video in his grasp, only to see it slip away. Those of us who attempted, for the 56th time, to bathe ourselves in the glory of seeing honeys get their booty slapped by a Louisiana Purchase card were loathe to find the video wasn't available this afternoon. When clicking play, the YouTube player produces a message that says the video has been "removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content." But, really, it's not like there aren't any other Bounce videos on the Tube. Haven't they ever been to Club Caesar's? Luckily, the video is still available via Perez Hilton. Click through to see it again.

 


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Anna Gaca

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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