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Defender Picks



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

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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