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Vendredi

March 6th

Six Years of Beers

NOLA Brewing Co, 5:30p.m.

Release of the 6th Anniversary Ale (a sour ale this year) ft. music with Tauk, Gravity A, New Orleans Suspects

 

Gogol Bordello

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Gypsy Punk band from the Lower East Side

 

Francisco Goldman

Tulane Auditorium, 6p.m.

Academic all-star chats about Interior Circuit

 

Celtics v. Pelicans

SKC, 7p.m

 

Mario Cart Challenge

Republic, Doors 10p.m., free before 12 w/ college ID

Multiple N64s set up for the annual Mario Kart Challenge - compete to win a section and bottle of booze; music by DJ G

Samedi

March 7th

Julia Street

Monthly art crawl, 6-9p.m.

 

Haiku With Ghosts

Foundation Gallery, 6-10p.m.

Opening reception for Demond Matsuo’s new show

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 1 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

 

Jim Roche: Culture Mechanic

Ogden, 6p.m.

Opening of acclaimed retrospective

 

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

SKC, 6p.m.

 

Katt Williams

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Popular comedian on his Born Again...Again tour

 

Tank and the Bangas

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths exude creativity through song

Dimanche

March 8th

Tobymac, Mandisa, & Capital Kings

Saenger Theater, 7p.m.

Grammy Award Winners on tour w/ electronic pop duo the Capital Kings

 

Bo Burnham (Sold Out)

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Wunderkind comedian wombed on the web

 

Glen David Andrews

Botanical Gardens, 4p.m.

Party in the Garden with Andrews and Swamp Donkeys

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 2 of music, food and fun at the zoo!


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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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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