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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters, Benedick and Beatrice, in a war of words and wits
1445 Pauger Street (6:00 PM)
Cultural philanthropists Dorian and Kel Bennett have opened their historic Marigny home for this inaugural event with music, theater and dance performances
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Punk rock on Lee Circle
Walter Wolfman Washington
d.b.a. (10:00 PM)
Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
Blue Nile (10:00 PM)
The NOLA rapper's weekly party
Banks Street Bar (10:00 PM)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Weekly Wed Gig- $3 martinis and free admission for the service industry folks.
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Piano man meets a golden voice.
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Weekly Wed Gig- Gypsy jazz upstairs in the Marigny
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- from the street to the stage. Midnight Snax throwdown follows at 10pm.
dba (7:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band
NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Crescent City Crime Bits
New Orleans Police Blotter: May 23-30
In this week's delinquency directory, a serial robber is on the loose in the Westbank, French Quarter cross-dressers pepper sprayed their victim and a kid on parole got busted with a pellet gun. Every Thursday, Crescent City Crime Bits rounds up the week's wrongdoing.
From NOPD reports:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Stabbing: 2:39am, Common and Carondelet. The 33-year-old victim was walking in the CBD when he was approached by an unknown black male. They both become involved in a verbal altercation, when the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim, then fled the scene. Detectives have information that this incident may have been domestic in nature.
Drive-By: 8:35pm, Benefit Street and Frenchmen Street. The victims were riding in a car near the intersection when an unknown model, dark-colored vehicle pulled alongside them. The passenger of that vehicle began firing at the victims. The victims were unharmed; the vehicle was shot up.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Armed Robbery: 12:30am, 2100 block of Sere St. The victim exited their car when a black man (scar under left eye, wearing camouflage shorts and a Houston Texas cap) exited a gray Hyundai sedan, produced a handgun and demanded money, to which the victims complied. The perp, who attempted to sell the victims an iPad earlier at a truck stop in the 2400 block of Elysian Fields Ave, then fled the scene.
Cross-dressers use Pepper Spray in Street Robbery: 3:05am, 700 block of Bienville. The 31-year-old victim was walking in the French Quarter with an unknown black male when he was approached by two unknown black males dressed as females. One of the suspects sprayed the victim with pepper spray and took his wallet. The three suspects then fled the scene. One of the suspects was wearing a short orange dress.
Woman in “Tight Black Dress” Robs Cabbies: 4:00am, 900 block of Toledano. A United Cab driver picked up a fare called in via dispatch. The fare, a woman described as wearing a tight black dress and a fedora, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the cab driver. The cabbie complied; handing cash and plastic. The woman then ordered the cabbie to drive to Liberty Bank at 3200 Magazine Street and take $400 out of his account. Then the woman ordered him to drive to the 900 block of Toledano, where she got out of the cab and approached another United Cab on the block. The second victim was parked on the block, waiting for a fare. The woman approached him and demanded money, to which the cab driver complied. Then, as the fare approached the cab, the woman robbed the fare as well. Citizen information lead to the arrest of the woman, Delrene Taylor, 21, in her home in the 3400 block of Pauger Street later that day. She was charged with two counts of First Degree Armed Robbery.
Man Points Gun at Brother: 9:20am, 3300 block of Castiglione St. An arrest warrant was issued for a 22-year-old man for pointing a handgun at his brother during an argument near Fair Ground Race Course, then firing the weapon into the air as the victim was leaving.
Armed Robbery: 5:17pm, 2775 Jasmine Street. The 68-year-old female and 66-year-old female victims were walking to their car in Gentilly when two young black males approached them in a grey vehicle. The driver got out and put a gun to the 66-year-old victim’s face, demanding her purse. The other male got out of the car and demanded the 68-year-old victim’s lanyard necklace. The perps made off with $30 and the lanyard.
Shooting: 6:24pm, 2500 Allen St. The 19-year-old victim was sitting in the park when he heard gunshots. The victim started running, when he noticed he was shot in the left arm.
Armed Robbery: 10:59pm, Lizardi and St. Claude. The 21-year-old victim was approached by an unknown black male at a gas station in Holy Cross. The subject asked the victim for help. The victim complied. Then the subject pulled out a handgun and demanded money. The victim gave him the $20 bill in his hand and ran, leaving his car at the gas station. The perp fired several shots into the air as the victim fled. The victim returned to the gas station with the police to recover his car.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Armed Robbery: 11:43am, S. Broad St and Washington Ave. The victim was carrying cash and computer given by a friend and got into a black SUV with a male subject. The subject drove the victim to the above intersection, produced a gun and told the victim to give it up. The victim complied. The perp demanded the victim get out of the car, then fled.
Carjacking: 2:36pm, 8700 block of Curran. The 45-year-old victim was approached in his driveway by an unknown black male, who demanded the car keys. The victim complied.
Armed Robbery: 5:17pm, 2700 block of Jasmine St. The victims were walking to their car in Gentilly when a silver sedan pulled up. Two unknown black males in the silver sedan, one of which had a gun, demanded the victims’ purses, to which they complied. The two perps then fled the scene.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Stabbing: 3:31am, S. Johnson and Washington. The 32-year-old victim was involved in a physical altercation, in which he sustained a stab wound to the right shoulder. The victim was treated at the hospital.
Stabbing: 4:41am, 2013 S. Claiborne Ave. The 55-year-old victim was in the parking lot of a gas station in Central City when he was approached by an unknown subject. They got in a fight; the victim sustained a stab wound to the chest. The subject fled.
Unclassified Death of a Baby: 7:14am, 3400 block of Clara St. The mother found the 6-month-old baby boy unresponsive in their home. The baby was brought to the hospital and was pronounced deceased at 7:50am. There were no signs of trauma to the body.
Cutting: 2:12pm, 7000 block of Lawrence Road. In New Orleans East, the 19-year-old female victim was involved in a physical altercation, in which she sustained a cut to the head and arm. The victim was treated at the hospital and released.
Domestic Stabbing: 5:42pm, 4548 Ray Ave. In New Orleans East, the son and daughter were transporting their mother to the daughter’s residence, when the father started a fight with his son. The father produced a sharp object and he and the son began wrestling. The father suffered puncture wounds to the left side and back. He was hospitalized and will possibly be arrested.
iPhone Snatcher: 8:30pm, 200 block of Bourbon Street. The victim was walking in the French Quarter when a subject, described as a young black man, snatched the victim’s iPhone from his hands and fled.
Stabbing: 11:25pm, Eden and South Lopez Streets. The 60-year-old victim had a verbal altercation with an unknown subject in Gert Town. The victim received a stab wound to the abdomen, and was transported to the hospital.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Stabbing: 3:21am, 4100 block of S. Carrollton Ave. The 29-year-old victim got in a fight with Juan Canales, 30, in a restroom. The victim was stabbed twice in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital for surgery. Canales was arrested.
Juvenile with a Pellet Gun: 12:45pm, St. Charles and Felicity. Officers answered a citizen call about a suspicious person walking in the area with a handgun in his waistband. Officers found the subject walking through the Walgreen’s parking lot. Cops followed the subject until back up arrived. They made the stop in the 1700 block of Carondelet St. Officers patted the subject down and discovered a black pistol. Through further investigation, it was discovered the “weapon” was a pellet gun. Also, the subject had an ankle bracelet for a previous arrest for possession of stolen property. The subject was charged with illegal possession of a weapon.
Armed Robbery: 12:50pm, 7500 block of Lady Gray Street. In New Orleans East, the 14-year-old victim was approached by an unknown black male armed with a gun. The suspect fled the area with the victim’s iPhone.
Drowning: 1:57pm, I-10 E and Irish Bayou. The 29-year-old victim was fishing from the bank when he fell into the water and did not resurface. His body was recovered several hours later.
Serial Armed Robber Wanted: 4:30pm, 3200 block of Memorial Park. The 31-year-old met with the perpetrator to return property. 32-year-old Stanley Tucker is accused of pulling a semi-auto handgun on the victim, and telling six men to restrain the victim as Tucker ripped the stereo system out of the victim’s car. After roughing up the victim, going through his pockets and taking his cell phone, wristwatch, and cash, the group of men fled the scene on foot. After securing a search warrant, officers went to Tucker’s home and found more than 40 cell phones, a variety of wristwatches and numerous video games. Tucker was not at home at the time the search warrant was executed. Police want Tucker. Tucker has 5 felony arrests and 17 misdemeanor arrests.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Domestic Stabbing Over Drugs: 5:51am, 2300 block of A.P. Tureaud St. 46-year-old Joyce Turner and the 51-year-old male victim were involved in a verbal altercation over drugs. Turner grabbed a screwdriver and stabbed the victim in the left ear and shoulder. The injuries were minor. Turner was arrested.
Armed Carjacking: 12:30pm, 13400 block of Lourdes St. In New Orleans East, the 62-year-old victim was sitting in the passenger seat of his 1997 white Ford F-150 when he was approached by two unknown black males, one armed with a handgun. They demanded his property. The victim threw his money on the ground. The perps picked up the money and fled in the victim’s car.
Armed Robbery: 10:02pm, 2300 block of S. Roman. The two male victims were approached by an unknown black male with an automatic, demanding money. The victims complied; the suspect fled with the cash.
Armed Burglary: 10:28pm, 5900 block of N. Claiborne Avenue. In the Lower 9th Ward, the 60-year-old victim heard a knock at the door. An armed, unknown black male shoved the victim back into the house and into a back room. The suspect took the victim’s television and fled in the victim’s car, which was recovered later in a nearby area.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Armed Robbery: 3:55am, Louisiana Ave and Magazine St. The 29-year-old male victim was walking in Uptown when he was approached from behind by an unknown male armed with a handgun and demands. The victim complied by throwing his wallet to the ground. The perp picked it up and fled.
Domestic Stabbing: 9:33am, 2700 block of Mandeville Street. 19-year-old Christina Ware and the 20-year-old male victim were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical when the male tried to lock himself in another room. Ware made her way into the room and stabbed the victim. Ware was later arrested.
Murder in Mid-City: 2:51pm, 4000 block of Baudin Street. NOPD arrested a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old hours after they gunned down 58-year-old Rafael Quintanilla on his porch in an attempted armed robbery. On his birthday, the 13-year-old pointed his pistol at Quintanilla and said, “Give him everything.” Before the victim could comply, the 13-year-old allegedly pulled the trigger. Quintanilla was brought to a hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound in the stomach later that night. Witnesses described the two perps to police, who found the 15-year-old later that evening because of his Mohawk. The 15-year-old fessed up, telling police that the 13-year-old was the triggerman and had an ankle bracelet. Police tracked down the 13-year-old in New Orleans East, where they arrested him in a residence.
Murder in Bayou St. John: 3:21pm, 500 block of N. Gayoso Street. The victim was seen talking with the perp and another unknown black male. Moments later, the perp shot the victim, rummaged through his pockets and removed items. The subjects fled on foot toward Toulouse. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, approximately 40-years-old, suffering from a gunshot wound. He died on the scene. A witness described the two perpetrators as: 1) light complexion, black male approximately 5’9”, 250lbs., with a spotted beard, wearing a blue and white stripe shirt with dark knee length shorts. 2) A black male, dark complexion, shorter than the first subject.
Double Murder at 10-year-old’s Birthday in Central City: 5:45pm, 1200 block of Simon Bolivar Avenue. Three gunmen got out of a silver Nissan Maxima and opened fire on a crowd gathered on the block for a birthday party. A 5-year-old girl was fatally shot. A 33-year-old mother of 3 was fatally shot. The 10-year-old birthday boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and a graze wound to his face. He was treated at the hospital and released. A 19-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were shot with non-life threatening wounds. Police believe these two men were the intended targets. NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas said at a press conference on Wednesday that these two men have been “less than cooperative” with police. 18-year-old Leo Riles turned himself in to the 6th District Station at 10:40am on Wednesday. He was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder. The other two gunmen are still on the loose.
Shooting in Backatown: 9:55pm, 1900 block of Pauger Street. The 19-year-old victim was walking when he saw subjects in a black car firing shots. The victim turned to run from the area when he felt a gun shot to the left thigh. The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Aggravated Assault: 1:30am, 800 block of St. Ann Street. The victim and a group of friends were walking in the French Quarter when they were approached by an unknown subject. The group and the subject were involved in a verbal altercation, when the subject produced a firearm and threatened the victim.
Murder in New Orleans East: 9:36am, 12200 block of I-10 Service Road. The 33-year-old local man was found shot several times, and later died in the hospital.
Armed Robbery: 3:09pm, 4300 block of S. Robertson. Two unknown black males, one armed with a gun, robbed a 14-year-old of his bike.
Gun Battle during Armed Burglary: 9:42pm, 7000 block of Crowder. Two to three black males busted down the front door of a residence, demanding money from the 27-year-old victim. When the other 31-year-old victim returned home, a gun battle ensued. The 31-year-old victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face and upper body. He was brought to the hospital in critical condition.
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