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Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister


Similar Pairs of Robberies in French Quarter, Marigny-Bywater Leave 1 Shot


Though New Years celebrations did not appear to feature any violent gunfire in crowded areas, the first weekend of 2012 was not entirely without incident. Two separate pairs of robberies were reported in the CBD and Marigny-Bywater between Saturday and Sunday. In one of the Bywater incidents, a man suffered a graze gunshot wound to the head, according to NOPD reports. Click through for details.

 

The Marigny-Bywater incidents occurred less than ten minutes apart early Monday morning. In both, victims were approached by a pair of armed assailants, who demanded money and fled the scene. Around 12:45 a.m. near the corner of N. Rampart and Gallier Sts., a 26-year-old man was walking when two men jumped out of a vehicle with a handgun demanding money. The duo took the man's wallet and backpack. At some point during the altercation, the gun went off and grazed the man in the back of the head.

 

The shooting came 15 minutes after a similar incident occurred near the corner of Port and Burgundy Sts. In that incident, two men were walking when they were approached by a pair of men who produced a gun and demanded money. The men made off with a wallet and cell phone.

 

In the CBD cluster, two Saturday morning robberies involved people entering a silver SUV at the behest of a white female, then getting robbed by nearby assailants.

 

Around midnight, a 54-year-old man was walking on Bourbon St. when the woman approached and offered the man a ride to his hotel. The man got into the car and began chatting with the woman. Later, two black males who were hiding in the back seat of the car demanded money. One of the robbers began choking the man while the other pointed a gun at him. The man complied with the demands for money, and the robbers then hit him in the head and let him out of the vehicle in the 300 block of Julia Street.

 

Around 12:35 a.m., a 50-year-old man was walking home from work in the French Quarter near the corner of Royal and Dumaine Streets when the vehicle apporached. The man got in and began talking to the woman. Just like the other incident, two men were hiding in the back seat, said they had guns, and demanded money. After taking the man's cash, they let him out of the car in the 100 block of St. Charles Ave.

 

In Mid-City over the weekend, a Friday night robbery was reported just after 10 p.m. near the corner of N. Lopez and Bienville. Two young women had their purses and shopping bags stolen. A New Years Eve armed robbery were also reported in the 1700 block of S. Carrollton, and a New Years Day mugging was reported at the corner of S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy. and Banks Street.

 

Uptown, a 23-year-old woman was robbed in the 500 block of Austerlitz when a gun-toting man approached and demanded her purse while she was knocking at her front door.

 

 

 




To the above poster - the

To the above poster - the claim was made that no PEOPLE were hit or hurt by falling bullets. Yes, bullets fell, but no one was reported hurt by them.

And the story they had on the

And the story they had on the news.....NOPD said there were no reports of falling bullets is a lie too. I called NOPD at 10:13pm New Year's Eve after a bullet punched a hole the overhang gutter outside the window where I was sitting while watching tv. I found the slug in the alley the next morning. So I know one call was made about falling bullets.

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