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Samedi

April 19th

Booksigning with Arita Bohannan

Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)

Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’  

 

Crescent City Classic

Loyola Ave. and Poydras (8 a.m.)

Annual 10k Ends near City Park 

 

Easter Keg Hunt

NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)

?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network 

 

Gaynielle Neville

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

CD Release Party  

 

Mystikal

Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)

Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee

 

SwampGrease feat. Nigel Hall & Terence Higgins 

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk

 

Shoebox Lounge

Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)

Shoes, booze, and prostitutes

 

Earth Day Fest

Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade 

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)

Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday 

 

Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel 

 

Dimanche

April 20th

Gay Easter Parade

Armstrong Park (4:30 p.m.)

Official Gay Easter parade rolls through the French Quarter

 

Goodchildren Easter Parade

Press & St. Claude (1:30 p.m.)

The Social Aide & Pleasure Club throws their annual parade through the Bywater

 

Todd Snider 

Tipitina’s (7:30 p.m.)

Folk-rock and Americana 

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

Krown, Batiste, and Washington every Sunday 

 

French Quarter Easter Parade

Canal & Bourbon St. (1 p.m.)

Chris Owens leads the charge            

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf- The Den (10 p.m.)

Premiere NOLA brass with hip-hop, R&B and more 


Mother's Day Mayhem: 19 Shot in 7th Ward Second Line (Updated)


A Mother’s Day second line turned sinister today when 19 were injured, including a 10-year-old girl, according to preliminary reports. The Original Big Seven second line began at about 1pm at Roman and Elysian Fields, and ended shortly afterwards on N. Villere and Frenchmen, where the shooting occurred at approximately 1:47pm.

 

A full compliment of ten officers were walking with the second line when shots were fired, according to NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas. Officers saw three people running towards Frenchmen and Claiborne after the incident, and witnesses were able to provide a description of one of the suspects.

 

One of the three people who ran from the scene was described as a “dark-skinned male, 18-22 years old, with short hair, wearing a white shirt and blue jean shorts,” said Serpas. 

 

The Chief said the midday shooting was unexpected. “These are unusual circumstances, we have second lines that occur in the city of New Orleans virtually every weekend at this time of year."

 

“What frustrates all of us is the selfishness of some people. The great culture of this city sometimes stumbles a bit because of the selfish behavior of some people,” said Serpas.

 

The Chief said that it is “without doubt” that NOPD will locate the people responsible for today’s crimes.

 

Anyone will information about the incident can call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

 

One of the second line attendees recorded the incident through his Vine account, and tweeted out the recording minutes later.

 

This article was updated at 5:36pm.

 

UPDATE: 10:30pm:

Police released new details on the shooting, which left 18 injured. Ten adult males, seven adult females, a 10-year-old male, and a 10-year-old female were all wounded by gunfire. One of the victims is New Orleans culture chronicler, Deb "Big Red" Cotton. The youngest victims suffered graze wounds, and they are in good condition, according to police. A male adult and a female adult are in surgery at this time. There have been no fatalities, and most of the wounds are not life threatening.

 

Crimestoppers has doubled the reward to $5000 for information leading to the indictment(s) of those responsible for today's shooting. In addition, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms added another $5000, bringing the potential reward to $10,000. Call CrimeStoppers with an anonymous tip at 822-1111.

 




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