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Vendredi

February 27th

Kongo Across the Waters
NOMA, 6p.m.
Opening of new exhibit includes talks, performance by Bamboula 2000

 

DJ Soul Sister presents HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
Rare groove dance party in its 10th year

 

Nerd Love
Tubby & Coo’s, 7p.m.
A chance for geeks to find their “Player 2”

 

Stooges Brass Band

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Sometimes they're Most Wanted, other times, the Stooges, but they always bring a brash sound with hip-hop influences

 

Sweet Crude
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Local group is all the rage

 

Big Charity

Joy Theater, 8p.m.

Screening of the documentary about the historic fall of Charity Hospital

Samedi

February 28th

Diana Ross

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

The Queen of Motown belts it out in town

 

Big Charity

Joy Theater, 8p.m.

Second night of screening locally made documentary about the fall of Charity Hospital

 

Shinyribs

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Kevin Russell's newest venture

 

Desert Noises + Sol Cats

PubliQ House, 10p.m.

Indie rockers from Utah

 

Lucero + Robert Bingman

Tipitina's, 10p.m.

Sold out

 

6th Annual Recycled Fashion Show

Rock n Bowl, 6p.m.

Thrift store finds turned haute couture all for a cause

 

PresHall Band with Nesby & Fiend

Preservation Hall

Trad Jazz meets hip-hop

Dimanche

March 1st

Cult Fiction

PubliQ House, 9p.m.

This month, catch "The Dude" on the big screen in The Big Lebowski

 

The Southern Hootenaney

Siberia, 6-9p.m.

Freaksheaux to Geaux Fearless Femmes

 

Hannibal Buress

Civic Theater, 9p.m.

Comedian has some funny things to say about New Orleans

 

Camille

Mid-City Theater, 6p.m.

Last night to catch a comedic retelling of Dumas' classic tale

 

3rd Annual Musician's Clinic Benefit & Jamie Galloway Memorial

Maple Leaf, 3p.m.

Big Ass Party and Crawfish Boil!


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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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock