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December 17th

Mason Reed

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Hear Reed sing of his boozy adventures + Blind Texas Marlin + Ashley Beach

 

Molotov

Howlin’ Wolf, 8p.m.

Join the sarcasm and chaos of controversial rock

 

Dana Abbott

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 5p.m.

Cali born lady turned local gets bluesy at the Royal Sonesta

 

Coyote Love

Republic, 9p.m.

Part of Holiday Rawk, this band shows love to blues and 70s funkrock

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Presenting “The Christmas Attic”

 

A Night of 1000 Bookers

The Maple Leaf, 7-9p.m.

Join local pianists for a tribute to James Booker

 

6x6

Mid-City Theater, 7:30p.m.

6 plays, one hour

 

Kid Carsons & Friends

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Tribute to Neil Young with Engine Twins

Jeudi

December 18th

TRAP ft Grandtheft

Republic, 9p.m.

Custom made eclectic house to slay your eardrums

 

Tales of the Toddy

House of Blues, 6:30p.m.

The City’s best bartenders spin up takes on the classic winter drink

 

Roman Street

Ogden After Hours, 6-8p.m.

New flamenco rhythms from Mobile based band

 

Homegrown Night Concert Series

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

Featuring Deltaphonic, The Fake Carls and Noisewater

Venredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

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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