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JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl


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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