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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose


Reward Doubled in Massenburg Murder Case


Crimestoppers has doubled the cash reward for information related to the shooting death of 18-year-old Joesph Massenberg to $5,000, the organization announced Monday. Police also said they are now searching for a white four door SUV in connection with the incident.

 

New Orleans police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Crimestoppers has only received three or four phone calls related to the Leonidas neighborhood crime, which he believes is not enough.

 

“If you saw something, if you know something, no matter how small, it could be the difference we need,” Serpas said.

 

Massenburg, who recently had moved to New Orleans to work as an AmeriCorps volunteer, was gunned down the night of April 1 as he walked near the intersection of Eagle and Birch streets.

 

Serpas said he had no reason to believe Massenburg’s death was related a wave of weekend crime in the Leonidas area.

 

The first incident, a double shooting near the corner of Jeannette and Willow streets on Saturday night, left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg, and another with a gunshot injury to the arm. The shooting occurred around 10:41 p.m., police said.

 

The next day a stabbing in the 8500 block of Green Street, left a 40-year-old man dead after a fight with his girlfriend. He was found lying in the street suffering from multiple knife wounds around 5 a.m., Sunday morning. Officials transported the man to the hospital, where he later died.

 

Police charged Octavia Gary, 32, with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing the man to death. She was also booked with violation of a protective order.

 

Hours later, around 4:19 p.m., a double shooting near the corner of Jeannette and Monroe streets left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg. The other victim’s condition is unknown, police said. He was taken to the hospital.

 

Anyone with information about these incidents, or about Massenburg’s murder, is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111.

 




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