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March 24th

Basic Buddhist Meditation

LIFE Yoga, 7AM

An intro course from Zen teacher Thich Thien Tri

 

Book Signing: Robert Wagner

Adler's New Orleans, 11AM

Hollywood legend signs copies of 'I Loved Her in the Movies'

 

New Creations Brass Band

B.M.C., 11am

Local Brass Band brings a mix of standards and new creations

 

Bourbon Festival

Marriot Convention Center, 6:30PM

Day one of the inaugural Bourbon Fest

 

DumbSmart Industries Showcase

The Broad Theater, 7PM

Short film showcase 

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 7:30PM

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen 

 

Matisyahu

House of Blues, 8PM

Hebrew hip hop

 

Varla Jean Merman Sings? 

Cafe Istanbul, 8PM

Preview of Merman's new show "Bad Heroine!" 

 

Flogging Molly

Joy Theater, 8:30PM

Celtic punk, feat. Skinny Lister

 

Edwardian Ball Circus Soirée

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Artist mixer before Saturday's Edwardian Ball

 

Kanye's Universe

Maple Leaf Bar, 10PM

Chapter Soul hosts a Kanye West dance party

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

All-British dance party

 

Relapse 80s/90s Dance Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Party like it's 1999

SAMEDI

March 25th

Brunch Fest

Crescent Park, 10AM

Eat to benefit LA/SPCA

 

Princess, Ponies & Superheroes 

Fair Grounds, 12PM

Family day at the grounds

 

Tank and the Bangas

The Yum Yum, 6PM

NPR faves come home from tour

 

Movie Screening: But I'm a Cheerleader

St. Mark's Church, 6PM

Caravan Cinema screens this Natasha Lyonne comedy

 

Charlie Wilson

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Feat. Fantasia and Johnny Gill

 

Chris Rock

The Saenger Theatre, 7PM

Comedy superstar brings his "Total Blackout" tour to NOLA

 

Biz Markie

House of Blues, 7PM

80s vs. 90s - decades collide

 

Fleur de Tease

One Eyed Jack's, 8PM

FdT stages "Alice in Wonderland" 

 

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

The Howlin' Wolf, 8PM

NOLA's underground art show, plus free pancakes

 

The Rock and Roll Extravaganza

The Willow, 9PM

Masquerade ball with live music

 

Mod Dance Party

The Circle Bar, 10PM

Sweat to the oldies with DJ Matty

 

Daria & The Hip Drips

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Free show to move and groove

DIMANCHE

March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington


Henry Glover Protest

Coroner's Office Agrees to Re-examine "Unclassified" Death of Man Killed, Burned in 2005



A group of protestors gathered at the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office (2612 Martin Luther King Blvd.) to demand that authorities reopen the file of Henry Glover, who was killed by NOPD officers and had his body burned on a levee in Algiers following the Federal Flood of 2005.

 

Orleans Parish Coroner Frank Minyard has agreed to reopen the file of Henry Glover, who was shot by former NOPD officer David Warren, after a protest this morning at the Coroner's office (2612 Martin Luther King Blvd.).

 

Glover's family and activists, many wearing "I am Henry Glover" t-shirts, demanded entrance into the building. In the wake of a retrial that aquitted ex-NOPD cop David Warren of wrongdoing, participants demanded that Glover's death be classified as a homicide. 

 

Currently, the coroner's report on Glover's death lists the cause as "unclassified" as opposed to "homicide." 

 

David Warren shot Glover outside of an Algiers strip mall on Sept. 2, 2005, and Glover's body was later found burned inside a vehicle on the levee. After the case was brought to light by the Nation magazine, Times-Picayune and others, Warren and other police officers were convicted for federal civil rights violations in the murder and cover up. Initially, Warren was sentenced to 25 years in prison. 

 

A federal appeals court granted Warren a re-trial, and he was aquitted of federal civil rights charges and gun charges on Wednesday, December 11. Warren said that he believed Glover was armed when he shot him, and he was tried separately from the officers who were charged with corruption for conspiring to hide evidence.     

 

In the wake of the Warren verdict, Henry Glover's family is continuing to bring attention to the case. Edna Glover, Henry Glover's mother, stood next to NAACP President and mayoral candidate Danatus King and addressed the crowd. 

 

"He admitted it. He have his son. I don't have my son, my son is in the ground," said Glover. "This has now moved beyond the Glover family. We have several organizations who are here."

 

W.C. Johnson of the United New Orleans Front, Big 7 President and community leader Edward Buckner, Sandra "18 Wheeler" Hester, Eloise Davis, and other protestors came in support of Glover. 

 

The group demanded entrance into the building, and was met with initial resistance from an employee. The protestors made their way in, shouting "This is a public building!" Minutes later, police officers arrived. 

 

Buckner, Johnson, and others eventually were led back to discuss the situation with Minyard. After approximately 20 minutes, King returned to address the crowd. 

 

"Within one week to ten days, the coroner will issue another report," said King, relaying what was discussed minutes earlier. "The investigation is officially reopened," said King. 

 

If the death is classified as a homicide, it could lead to murder charges.

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