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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

VENDREDI

February 24th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA

French Quarter Route, 1:30PM

Watch this bustier-clad krewe as they traverse through the Vieux Carre 

 

Krewe of Hermes

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6PM

Celebrating its 80th year in Carnival

 

Le Krewe d'Etat

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM 

An anarchic krewe that holds its own place in Mardi Gras lore

 

Krewe of Morpheus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM

A co-ed krewe known for elaborate floats and enviable throws

 

The Krewe of Debauche

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 9PM

A Mardi Gras debauchery ball featuring gypsy balkan beats, bellydance and more ($15)

 

The Get Money Stop Hatin Tour

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

8th annual tour showcasing the biggest independent talents in hip hop ($20)

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

Dance to the swinging tunes of the UK underground 

 

A Queen and Bowie Tribute Show

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

Local talents come out to play the tunes of David Bowie and Queen

 

Grunge Night: NIRVANNA

House of Blues, 10PM

A Nirvana tribute concert featuring bands like The Kurt Loders

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 11PM

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx brings striptease to Bourbon 

 

Foundation of Funk

Tipitina's, 11PM

NOLA superground band is joined by special guests Anders Osborne & Jon Cleary

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Prytania Theatre, 11:59PM

A midnight showing of the penultimate movie about the boy wizard 

 


LSU Comes Back to Beat Texas A&M, 24-19


by Chris Rinaldi

After one week it was hopeful that the reign of idiocy was over at LSU. But for the first half today, and with glimpses shown in the second half, it's unsure when the stupidity of Greg Studrawa will ever finds its bounds of completeness. The bumbling offensive coordinator calling the plays continues to do his best to bungle the LSU rushing game and squander the defensive riches that are driving the Tigers to victories like the 24-19 win over Texas A&M at Kyle Field.

 

 

 

Pass plays were called on first down when LSU was inside the 10 yard line; pass plays were called on 2nd down and 6, pass plays were called on 3rd and short, and pass plays were called with LSU leading by 5 with under 7 minutes to go in the 4th Quarter. Whenever it defied logic, pass plays were called. And, when those pass plays were called, they were always the short hitches and slants that have not been changed at any point in the past two years. 

 

 

However, the ball-hawking and swarming LSU defense showed up after the first quarter in College Station and Freshmen Running Back Jeremy Hill made the 4th Quarter his showcase for the second straight week, complimented by Michael Ford's ability to cut the corners on the outside. That was enough to propel the Tigers to victory. 

 

 

The Tigers struck for the first time in the 2nd Quarter on a Michael Ford 20 yard touchdown run, which was setup up by a Jalen Collins interception on an errant pass by Johnny Manziel. It would be a 47 yard touchdown run by Jeremy Hill which sealed the game for the Tigers, also a result of an errant Manziel pass  that was intercepted by Tharold Simon in the 4th quarter. 

 

 

Manziel, more affectionately referred to as "Johnny Football", began the game by picking apart LSU's four man front in the 1st quarter, However, once LSU switched to a three man front in the 2nd quarter, "Johnny Football" looked more like "Johnny Ragdoll", as he was chased around the field, thrown to the ground, and forced to make poor decisions, resulting in three interceptions.  

 

 

One has to wonder what this game would have looked like if the Tigers focused on running the ball and avoiding penalties. Barkevious Mingo seemed to be playing off his own snap count, jumping offside numerous times, and Eric Reid kept Texas A&M's hopes alive in the 4th Quarter when he inexplicably mauled the Aggies' freshman wide receiver Mike Evans, well after an incomplete pass attempt. 

 

 

This should have been a signature win for the Tigers, but instead it was one they had to grasp onto. But, a win's a win nonetheless, and maybe that is the true signature of the Tigers.  

 

 

Between the necessities to clean up their play and  to give their dinged up players a break, next week's bye is coming at the most opportune time. When LSU takes the field in Death Valley on November 3, they will host Alabama. The Crimson Tide have always struggled with the LSU in Baton Rouge, but most importantly, the Tigers can't struggle with themselves if they hope to overtake the defending National Champions. 




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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

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Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock