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Defender Picks



November 27th

Pelicans v. Clippers

Staples Center, 9:30p.m.



New Orleans Suspects

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Old fashioned neighborhood party


Royal T

Gasa Gasa, 10p.m.

Also ft. Painted Hands and Vapo Rats


Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Classsic Nola jams


James Hall

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Rock singer and guitarist


Young Jeezy

Republic, 10p.m.

Album release party


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

Jindal to Decline Health Care Exchange For Louisiana

The presidential race is over, but Bobby Jindal's campaign has only begun. A day after the gov gave a long interview to Politco about his vision for the future of the Republican Party, Jindal let another national media outlet in on a bit about the future of the state he governs. Jindal told Huffington Post he is set to formally reject the health care exchange set forth in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), making good on a statement he made during the presidential campaign


The exchanges were a centerpiece of the health care law. Once implemented on the state level, they are set to provide a way for health insurance companies to compete with each other while meeting government standards, and let citizens apply for subsidies that will lower their health care costs. Jindal said the state would send the feds a letter Friday with intentions to opt out of the program.


"It doesn't make sense for us to do that," Jindal told HuffPo.


In response to a question about what he would do to change health care, Jindal said he thinks the president should make Medicaid more "market-based," and - like former VP candidate Paul Ryan - implement premium-support payments that would be given to beneficiaries indirecelty. Opponents of Ryan's plan have said these payments amounted to vouchers. 


With Jindal apparently positioning himself for a presidential run in 2016, he talked directly about the Obama administration allowing states to implement their own reforms.


"Obviously he's going to have to decide whether he wants to work with us or not," Jindal told HuffPo.

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