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Jeudi

February 26th

Salon with Brian Boyles
Press Street HQ, 6-9p.m.
Local author talks about his new book over libations

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week feat. music from Lynn Drury

 

NOLA Social Ride’s Happy Thursday Bike Ride
TBA, 7p.m.
Theme and locale announced on website

 

War Zone
CAC, 7p.m.
Screening of film about street harassment

 

Tank and the Bangas

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Believe In Your Magic IndieGoGo Party Ft. DJ Nice Rack

 

Kristin Diable

One Eyed Jacks, 7p.m.

Record Release of new album "Create Your Own Mythology"

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”

 

Sweet Crude
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Samedi

February 28th

Diana Ross

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

The Queen of Motown belts it out in town


Hornets Blow 17-Point Lead, Lose to Magic


The Hornets lost an ugly one Monday night, conceding 69 second-half points to the Orlando Magic after allowing only 36 in the first. The bees blew a 17-point lead in the process. New Orleans showed a startling lack of composure and execution down the stretch, allowing a worse team to win a game that was ours for the taking. Orlando’s 105-102 victory drops us to 21-40 for the season.

 

The last four minutes of this game were just brutal to watch. While Greivis Vasquez and Eric Gordon were insisting on taking long contested jumpers, the Magic were getting layups. One doesn’t expect guys like Arron Afflalo, Moe Harkless and Tobias Harris to carve up our defense, but that’s precisely what happened. Orlando had extended stretches where we never forced them to take a difficult shot. That’d be unacceptable even if the Magic were a half-decent team.

 

Anthony Davis played more than 38 minutes for the first time in over two months, and responded with a tidy 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez matched his 17 points, though it took them 17 and 14 shots, respectively, to get there. The rest of the team’s performance was forgettable. Ryan Anderson was hampered by foul trouble, and the Hornets were outscored by a whopping 26 points with him on the floor. On the positive side, Ryno does appear determined to improve his floor game, and he continues to show flashes of brilliance on occasion.

 

Another positive: The Hornets are back in the Western Conference cellar, in a dead heat with the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings. Every win from here out means a worse lottery pick. It’s hard to get too upset about miserable losses when next year is the priority.

 

New Orleans could redeem itself with a win against the resurgent Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night.

 

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