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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Gambit TV: Entertainment picks for Jan. 6-8

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Gambit contributor Noah Bonaparte Pais rolls into WWL-TV to share entertainment picks for this weekend, including bounce and brass bands at Siberia, an Allen Toussaint tribute and big names at Wizard World Comic Con. Catch the breakdown below.

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Hogs for the Cause announces music schedule for March 31-April 1

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Futurebirds perform Friday at Hogs for the Cause.
  • Futurebirds perform Friday at Hogs for the Cause.

Hogs for the Cause, the barbecue and pig roast festival and fundraiser, moves to the UNO Lakefront Arena grounds for its March 31-April 1 event. It announced the music schedule for its three music stages.

Headliners include Shovels and Rope, London Souls, Futurebirds, Railroad Earth, Seratones, George Porter Jr. and many others. Daily schedule after the jump.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

'Seven Deadly Sins' dinner/theater production debuts Jan. 6

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:19 AM

David Castillo created Jukebox Castle to present events like "Seven Deadly Sins."
  • David Castillo created Jukebox Castle to present events like "Seven Deadly Sins."

David Castillo is an opera singer, artist and the creative director at Jukebox Castle, a new multidisciplinary food, theater and arts collective. The inaugural event titled "Seven Deadly Sins" is Jan. 6 at Loyola University. It combines classical and modern music and a seven-course tasting menu with dishes by chefs Tenney Flynn, Phillip Lopez, Will Avelar and others, as well as a seven-course menu of sweets. Castillo, a Loyola graduate, spoke with Gambit about the idea behind the production.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Second line Sunday: Perfect Gentlemen's parade

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Perfect Gentlemen SAPC
  • Perfect Gentlemen SAPC

Perfect Gentlemen S.A. & P. Club

featuring

Extraordinary Gentlemen & Ladies S.A. & P. Club

Devastation S.A. & P. Club and Sisters of Change S.A. & P. Club

and

TBC Brass Band

(route details below)

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Gov. John Bel Edwards to ring in New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest (sorta)

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Ryan Seacrest, one of the stars of the awkwardly named Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017.
  • Ryan Seacrest, one of the stars of the awkwardly named Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017.

When you think Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017, naturally you think "Gov. John Bel Edwards!" — and indeed the governor, with his wife Donna Edwards, will be appearing on the New Orleans segment of the ABC New Year's Eve televised extravaganza tomorrow night.

No, Seacrest won't be in New Orleans for the fleur-de-lis drop (that duty will be handled by actress Lucy Hale), but the Edwardses will appear with Hale at 11:50 p.m. to "discuss Louisiana’s culture and the resiliency of the people of the state following a challenging year," according to a press release from the governor's office. Meanwhile, as earlier reported, the often-boozy correspondents from CNN's New Year's team will be holding down the fort at The Spotted Cat on Frenchmen Street.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

10 free New Year's Eve parties in New Orleans

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 12:04 PM

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In this week’s Gambit, we covered some great concerts to check out as you bid adieu to annus horribilis 2016  —  but what if you just want to get drunk and dance without breaking the bank? Below, find a shortlist of parties with no cover to attend while you kiss this year goodbye. (And remember, showing up at the riverfront, as pictured above, is always free.)

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Krewe of Chewbacchus to honor Carrie Fisher with second line Dec. 30

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Leijorettes march in the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parade.
  • Leijorettes march in the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parade.

Following news of the death of Carrie Fisher, the actress who starred as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus announced it will hold a second-line parade in tribute to her. The event is planned for 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday starting at the krewe den at Castillo Blanco Art Studios. The krewe currently is seeking permits for the parade.

Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia in several Star Wars installments, including The Force Awakens in 2015, but she also appeared in When Harry Met Sally and 30 Rock, and many other films and TV shows. She published novels and memoirs and spoke about coping with bipolar disorder. She died in Los Angeles after suffering heart problems on a flight returning from London. She was 60.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Second line Sunday: Lady and Men Rollers

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

Lady Rollers
  • Lady Rollers


Lady & Men Rollers Second Line Parade

Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 12-4pm


featuring the Hot 8 Brass Band

(route details below)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CNN, ABC to broadcast New Year's festivities from New Orleans

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper will host CNN's annual New Year's broadcast, which will feature remote segments from Frenchmen Street. - CNN PRESSROOM
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  • Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper will host CNN's annual New Year's broadcast, which will feature remote segments from Frenchmen Street.

If your idea of New Year's Eve is staying in with a pint of ice cream (or a pint of something stronger) while you play Firework or Gunshot?, you'll be able to catch the local debaucheries on either CNN or ABC — both of which are planning remote segments from New Orleans.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Second line Sunday: Big Nine & Lower 9th Ward Steppers parade

Posted By on Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Big Nine parade
  • Big Nine parade


BIG NINE SOCIAL AID AND PLEASURE CLUB ANNUAL PARADE

ALONG WITH LOWER NINTH WARD STEPPERS

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016

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