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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Editorial: Jeff Landry is Louisiana's Barney Fife

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Not Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
  • Not Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
In a classic episode of The Andy Griffith Show, Sheriff Andy Taylor leaves town for the day, turning law enforcement over to his hapless, preening deputy Barney Fife. When Andy returns, he finds Barney has arrested half the town on charges such as “unlawful assembly” (Aunt Bee gossiping with friends outside the courthouse) and expects praise for cracking down on crime in Mayberry.

Turns out Louisiana has its own Barney Fife — Attorney General Jeff Landry.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

John Waters: Filthier and Dirtier coming to the Joy Theater March 18

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 3:56 PM

John Waters.
  • John Waters.

Filmmaker/writer/artist John Waters, who last visited New Orleans in 2013 and 2015 (review), will make a return appearance March 18, 2017 at the Joy Theater with his new one-man show Filthier and Dirtier.

Waters was on the cover of Gambit in 2010 and spoke to us again in 2015, describing the time he lived in New Orleans and his love for the city's institutions, like Tennessee Williams, A Confederacy of Dunces, the "bus named Desire" and the Corner Pocket.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 5, 2017 at 11 a.m.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Y@ Speak: and now we elect a new treasurer

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Louisiana and everyone else suffer a post-election comedown and forthcoming withdrawal. Meanwhile: Donald Trump in Baton Rouge, Newell Normand on TMZ, the Hayes trial and more in this week's edition.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Deviant," Southern Mississippi Juggalo rappers in love, bring killer clown music to New Orleans

Posted By on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Ratchet (standing) and Sukkew (crouched), the members of Deviant
  • Ratchet (standing) and Sukkew (crouched), the members of Deviant
Are you living your dreams? Ratchet and Sukkew are living theirs. Together they're Deviant, a married Juggalo rap duo from a small town in Southern Mississippi. On Wed., Oct. 12 at Southport Hall, they're opening for horrorcore rap legends Twiztid, a huge opportunity for a couple who only this year made the jump from fans to musicians.

After stumbling on Deviant's first music video, Lurkin', I tracked the power couple down for a conversation about their upcoming show, police harassment of Juggalos and how wedded bliss mixes creatively with their lyrical themes of dismemberment, maiming, and torture — the gruesome tropes comprising the rap subgenre known as horrorcore.


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Big Freedia gets three years probation for housing voucher case

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 5:15 PM

ALDO CHACON
  • Aldo Chacon

New Orleans bounce artist and reality TV star Big Freedia got closure in a months-long housing voucher case in which the performer admitted using nearly $35,000 in Section 8 funds. Freedia avoided jail time but must serve three years on probation — including submitting to regular drug testing and performing 100 hours of community service — and to pay full restitution.

"I apologize to my New Orleans community," Freedia said Aug. 25 in U.S. District Court. "I'm embarrassed of my conduct."

Reading a letter to the court, Freedia — in a shimmering black blazer and long blonde hair — thanked probation officers for guiding her through substance abuse treatment, which she was ordered to receive (along with a stay in a halfway house) after failing a drug test earlier this year. "It was an awesome course," Freedia said. "The people were amazing."

"I'm planning to do a lot for New Orleans," Freedia said, "to keep putting it on the map."

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Former New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper sentenced to 18 years in prison on drug charges

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Former New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper. - CREATIVE COMMONS/TAMMY ANTHONY BAKER
  • CREATIVE COMMONS/TAMMY ANTHONY BAKER
  • Former New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper.

Darren Sharper, the former NFL safety who played with the New Orleans Saints in 2009 and 2010, was sentenced to 18 years and four months in federal prison this morning. He previously had pleaded guilty of conspiracy to distribute drugs with the intent to commit rape in four jurisdictions, including New Orleans.

Sharper earlier had negotiated a plea deal that would have netted him nine years in prison, but U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo rejected the deal, saying his crimes were too serious.

Below the cut: the statement from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Brown needs to go

Posted By on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 11:24 PM

A mugshot of state Sen. Troy Brown.
  • A mugshot of state Sen. Troy Brown.
As a lawyer and a citizen, I firmly believe in the notion that someone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. That’s one of the foundation stones of the rule of law.

There’s another rule, however, when it comes to the court of public opinion: Those who make our laws are held to higher standards of conduct than those they govern.

Which brings us to state Sen. Troy Brown, a Democrat from (cough, cough) Napoleonville. At least, that’s Brown’s official story. In truth, Brown does not reside in the Senate district he represents. He instead lives with his wife in a posh home at 36518 S. Francine Circle, in Geismar, outside his district.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

New Breed Brass Band has all instruments stolen while on tour

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM

New Breed Brass Band performing on WGNO's News With a Twist. - NEW BREED BRASS BAND FACEBOOK
  • NEW BREED BRASS BAND FACEBOOK
  • New Breed Brass Band performing on WGNO's News With a Twist.
Members of the New Breed Brass Band had their instruments and clothing stolen yesterday in Oregon at the beginning of a monthlong tour of the United States, according to a post on the group's Facebook page:
This morning, July 22nd, while on tour in Albany, OR, our vehicle was broken into in the parking lot of our hotel.
Our possessions were stolen, including our instruments and clothes.
We are currently in La Pine, OR seeking out any help we can get to be able to continue our 30 day tour, of which we have only completed 3 days.
If anyone has any information about the missing instruments please message the New Breed Brass Band or call the Albany Oregon Police Department on 541-917-7680.

Below the cut: The list of stolen instruments, and how you can help these great, hardworking guys. 

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Noodle & Pie robbed at gunpoint Thursday night

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Employees at Uptown restaurant Noodle & Pie were robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, according to New Orleans Police. - CHERYL GERBER
  • CHERYL GERBER
  • Employees at Uptown restaurant Noodle & Pie were robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, according to New Orleans Police.

For the second time this week, a New Orleans restaurant has been held up at gunpoint.

Police said an armed duo robbed Noodle & Pie (714 State St., 504-252-9431) Thursday, July 14, roughly 48 hours after two gunmen ambushed a group of diners at a Lakeview restaurant.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lakeview Harbor diners held up at gunpoint

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Two armed gunmen held up 20 diners at Lakeview Harbor restaurant Tuesday evening (July 12), New Orleans Police said. - COURTESY LAKEVIEW HARBOR/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY LAKEVIEW HARBOR/FACEBOOK
  • Two armed gunmen held up 20 diners at Lakeview Harbor restaurant Tuesday evening (July 12), New Orleans Police said.

Armed gunmen held up a group of diners at a Lakeview restaurant Tuesday, July 12.

According to a preliminary report from New Orleans police, the ambush took place shortly before 11 p.m. when two men clad all in black wearing ski masks barged into Lakeview Harbor (911 Harrison Ave., 504-486-4887) at the end of dinner service.

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