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Defender Picks



October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Kate Beckinsale Clears the Way for Actresses to Eat in New Orleans

Around this time of year, we have no problem eating too much and then dressing up. After all, you'll walk (or drink) off the calories on the parade route. But the bountiful food offerings in New Orleans apparently offer yet another roadblock in the tireless struggle of being a film actress. Kate Beckinsale's recent schedule required her to film the Wahlberg shoot-em-up Contraband here, then don a catsuit for Underworld: Awakening.


Like many of us, she found that New Orleans wasn't the best place to stay in shape because of the "beignets and all those wonderful things." "It's got the worst kind of 'Underworld' suit food, really," she told On The Red Carpet. Beckinsale eventually fit into the suit, however, proving once again that actresses can stay employed and eat at the same time.

Hey there, you got her name

Hey there, you got her name wrong, several times. It's "KATE BECKINSALE." There is no "D"in her last name at all. You also have her listed with three different (and all incorrect) last names: "Beckinsdale" "Beckinsadle"and "Beckinsadale". Proofread much?

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