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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (6:00PM-9:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with live music by Flow Tribe
Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
One Eyed Jacks (7:30)
Sketchy Characters Productions brings you a comedy sketch and web series that plays off the madness of the French Quarter
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
The fourth evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
Voice of the Saints Jim Henderson Will Return to TV - With a New Network
The Voice of the Saints won't be off TV completely in retirement, and he won't be with his old broadcast team, either. Jim Henderson, the Black and Gold's play-by-play announcer on WWL Radio and WWL-TV's longtime sports director, will be doing Saints analysis on Fox 8 this season. According to Fox8, Henderson will appear on the Tom Benson-owned station's news broadcasts on the morning after each Saints game, and his famous commentaries will return every week.
The man who called the infamous "pigs have flown" line as Garret Hartley sent the Saints to the Super Bowl in 2010 announced the news on Fox8's pregame show just before the kickoff of the Saints' preseason game against the Cardinals from Canton, Ohio. Henderson worked on TV before he became the radio Voice of the Saitns, starting at WWL-TV in 1978. He retired as sports director from that station in January.
According to the Fox 8 announcement, that station's news director Mikel Schaefer worked with Henderson for 25 years, including a stint of 12 years as his producer.
The announcement sought to address the fact that Henderson - who earned his reputation by calling it like he sees it - would now be working for a network owned by the owner of the team he covers.
"If people say can you still be objective? Well in my role as Saints play by play man, he (Tom Benson), has to pass judgment on me every single year as to whether I would be retained or not," he said in the announcement. "He had the right of refusal on the Saints broadcast team."
Benson never showed any "heavy-handedness in any way," Henderson said.
In the announcement, Fox 8 General Manager Joe Cook was enthusiastic.
"Pigs are flying, so Fox 8 is aiming higher. Hell has frozen over, so we're going ice skating! Jim is a perfect fit on the Fox 8 sports team."
Fox8 Morning Show Executive Producer Chris Finch was also happy.
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