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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl


French Quarter Graffiti Trio Wanted After Tagging Madame John's Legacy, 9 Other Spots (VIDEO)


Police are looking for a trio of taggers who spread their spray all over the French Quarter recently. The same grafitti tag found in ten locations around the Vieux Carre. Surveillance video taken Sunday traced the tag to three people, who police are trying to identify.

 

The video, taken about 5:35 a.m. at 602 Dumaine St., shows one of the trio spraying the swirling tag onto the side of the building.

 

The same tag was also found on the facade Madame John's Legacy, the three-building complex at 632 Dumaine St. that was designated as a national historic landmark. The complex, which escaped damage in the great fire of 1795, is held up as an prime living example of 18th century architectural design.

Three tags were also found at a house at 508 Dumaine. Additionally, the tag was found at 624 Dumaine, 634 Dumaine, 518 Dumaine, a building on the 900 block of Royal and 1032 Royal.

 

Louisiana has a specific law against defacing historic buildings, which at least Madame John's Legacy would likely fall under, if not other buildings that were tagged. The charge carries a maximum of two years in prison, and a fine of up to $1,000.

 

 

Police urge anyone with information about the case to contact NOPD's 8th District at 658-6080.

 

 

--Stephen Babcock

 



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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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