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Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Man Admits to Brutal Beating Death of Lauren Tanski


A man who police sought as a person of interest in the beating death of 26-year-old Lauren Tanski confessed to carrying out the brutal crime Tuesday, according to NOPD. Henry Dolliole was located in Jefferson Parish. Under questioning, the 39-year-old admitted to murdering Tanski at her 7th Ward home. 

 

Tanski's body was found brutally beaten early Sunday morning at the home in the 2000 block of Urquhart St. Dolliole, who nola.com reports is the estranged boyfriend of Tanski's roomate, was booked on first degree murder charges and a probation violation. No bond information was available.

 

Detectives began questioning neighbors, and police sought out Dolliole to ask him about the murder. On Tuesday, Jefferson Parish deputies hauled Dolliole after a resident in Harvey recognized him. But Dolliole went from person of interest to suspect once police began to question him about the crime. The man told police he got into an argument with Tanski, then killed her.

 

Dolliole has a lengthy rap sheet, which included probation until 2014 for heroin possession. In the past, he was arrested on nearly 20 different charges, including attempted murder, various drug distrobution charges, robbery, battery and stalking.

 

As he has done many times over his tenure, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas called attention to the fact that the suspect remained on the streets despite his checkered past.

 

"This suspect has a lengthy rap sheet, and it’s very disturbing that our officers arrested him multiple times- including for attempted murder- yet he was out of jail last Monday, and had the opportunity to bludgeon a woman to death," Serpas said in a statement.

 

The Albany Times-Union reports Tanski was a native of Colonie, which is located in upstate New York. She moved to New Orleans from Troy, New York, two months ago, the paper reported.

 

  • All of Dolliole's prior bookings are as follows: 
  • Attempted Murder
  • Distribution of Crack
  • Armed Robbery
  • Attempted Armed Robbery
  • Simple Robbery
  • Possession of Crack
  • Marijuana and Coca Leaves, Possession of Heroin
  • Second Degree Battery
  • Battery
  • Warrants
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile
  • Theft over 500.00
  • Theft under 100.00
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • Trespassing
  •  Open Container
  •  Begging
  • Traffic Violations

 

 

 

 

 




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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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