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Defender Picks



November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


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

Fats Domino Named Krewe of Orpheus' Honorary Grand Marshal

From Al Johnson to Pete Fountain, local musicians always figure heavily into Carnival parades. But until this year, Fats Domino has largely sat out of the festivities. The legendary R&B crooner is set to have his name illuminated in lights all over again. According to the AP, Domino will serve as honorary Grand Marshal for the Krewe of Orpheus' Lundi Gras procession down St. Charles.


Domino, who is now 85, won't ride in the parade. But he'll have a float and throws dedicated to him. Eldest son, Antoine Domino III, will be on the float playing his dad's greatest hits. Other family members will also be on the float distributing doubloons and other throws to the Fats followers below.


Domino, whose hits like "Blueberry Hill" and "Walkin' to New Orleans" put him in the pantheon of great New Orleans artist, isn't seen out in public much. But Orpheus is hoping to give music fans a chance to celebrate the living legend on the street -- even if he isn't along for the ride.


"You're going to get a Fats family reunion along with a live concert," Orpheus officer Michael Murphy told the AP.


Orpheus, which was co-founded by Harry Connick Jr., will also feature music from Cheap Trick at the annual post-parade Orpheuscapade.

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