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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Here comes the weekend, and WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your Gambit-cast, while Noah Bonaparte Pais takes care of the entertainment picks. First, Derek, who is excited about some gators:

"Folks that are planning to head out to the Holy Name of Jesus Gator Fest this weekend are in store for some nice weather! Friday evening will be cool and breezy, with temps falling into the 50s. Make sure to grab a jacket. Saturday and Sunday look very pleasant with afternoon highs in the 70s and a small chance for showers on Sunday. Get out and enjoy yourself some Gator Fest!"

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If you're not quite so much into gators as Derek is, let Noah steer you toward other pursuits, including Hair at Le Petit Theatre, Laura Marling at the Civic Theater, Lebowski Fest at the Howlin' Wolf and lots more:



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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's spooooky Halloween forecast

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:55 AM

It's Halloween, and we have Rob Ryan, Flo from Progressive Insurance, Strawberry Shortcake, a 610 Stomper, various witches, Shaun of the Dead and Lisa Turtle from Saved by the Bell wandering around our office. But rain is in the forecast, so we got the twerk-or-treat 411 from WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra:

"In general, the weekend looks like a wonderful fall showcase, but there are a few details to point out. Some showers are still possible early Friday afternoon, but the rest of the weekend will be dry. Voodoo goers should plan on a soggy ground for Friday and outside of the hours 11AM-4PM, some cooler temps, especially at night. If you're planning on being there overnight, bring a jacket. Don't say I didn't warn ya!."

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This weekend's big news, of course, is the Voodoo Music Experience (check our complete preview, schedule and maps here), but there's also Chelsea Light Moving at One Eyed Jacks, 12 Years a Slave (our review; Ken Korman says it may be the best movie of 2013), The Mountaintop at Anthony Bean Community Theater (our preview); and lots more. Noah Bonaparte Pais explains it all to Eric Paulsen:



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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

The good news: Fall may actually be here — nothing above 80 in the forecast. The bad news: A bit of rain this weekend. WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has the Gambit-cast:

"The jam packed festival month continues, with a headliner this weekend of The 2013 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. A cool front will drop temperatures finally into the 70s... which, well, about time! Rain chances look lower on Friday and Sunday, but the first half of Saturday has a better threat for showers. Overall though we will have clouds with the occasional break of sunshine. I'm just glad we will get a break from the heat for the first real time this year!"

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Meanwhile, Noah Bonaparte Pais was on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to break down this weekend's entertainment picks with Eric Paulsen. On the menu: Vox and the Hound at One Eyed Jacks; Moon Honey also at One Eyed Jacks; Bayou Maharajah closing the New Orleans Film Festival at the Civic Theater; Possum Kingdom by Cripple Creek Theater Company; the Anba Dlo Festival at New Orleans Healing Center; and lots more.



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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Weekend weather: Tropical Storm Karen update from WWL-TV's Derek Kevra

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Karen

There's a lot going on this weekend — from the Gretna Heritage Festival to the Ponderosa Stomp — but a tropical storm system in the Gulf is making things miiiighty uncertain.

We asked WWL-TV's Derek Kevra what he saw in the forecast for Tropical Storm Karen:

It is said that the majority of Louisiana festivals take place in October, because the weather is usually quite perfect. Heck, this weekend is Gretna Fest, my friend Andrew's favorite festival of the year!

Which is why I'm troubled to announce that the forecast for this weekend includes rain and a possible tropical system. Where the tropical system goes will obviously play a large role in the forecast, but it's safe to say right now that Saturday looks fairly wet, and Friday will see some spotty rain too. A cold front Sunday will help clear things out, with spotty morning showers and cooler air Sunday night.

Sorry, Andrew.

Be like Derek's good friend Andrew. Keep up with the weekend predictions at the WWL-TV Weather Center, or download the station's mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

Karen

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM

It's almost the weekend, so it's time for your weekend forecast and entertainment picks. First: What's the weather going to be like, Derek Kevra?

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"There certainly are a few events going on around town, and I could (maybe should) highlight those... but come on, I've still got football fever. All I can think about it Friday night prep football, Saturday college football, and the Saints on Sunday. The weather is shaping up nicely each day with highs near 90 (hot!) and lows between 70-75. Rain chances will remain low, with only a 10-20% chance for afternoon isolated showers."

Meanwhile, Noah Bonaparte Pais presented his weekend picks to Mike Hoss on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News. Among them: Gold Panda at the Hi-Ho Lounge, DJ Soul Sister's annual birthday party jam at Tipitina's (a James Brown tribute!), Austra with DIANA at One Eyed Jacks, Lucinda Williams' two shows at Tip's, 33 Variations at Southern Rep and more more more.



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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM

What's going on this weekend? Seems like there's a football game or two, or something ...

There's also plenty of music, movies, nightlife, etc. But first: WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra's weekend forecast:

"There is one thing, and one thing only to worry about this weekend: Football. Starting on Friday, with Gleason Gras encouraging us to party early.. then rolling into LSU's home opener on Saturday... and finishing with a battle against the Falcons in the Dome on Sunday. The whole weekend will see afternoon highs in the low 90s with isolated showers and storms. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of... water. Yea, let's go with water."
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Now for the A&E picks, courtesy of Noah Bonaparte Pais and Eric Paulsen. Among the topics: The Rough 7 record release party at d.b.a., Chelsea Wolfe at One Eyed Jacks, 20 Feet From Stardom at Chalmette Movies, Jim Fitzmorris and The NOLA Project's A Truckload of Ink, Tim Lee at the Shadowbox Theatre, Seeing Beyond the Ordinary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and more.



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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Thursday means weekend entertainment picks with our partners at WWL-TV — but first, WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra tells you what the weather will be like while you're out doing all those things:

"Most of the time, when a 5K run is planned in the summer, I tend to think, "Why?". But this weekend's race, the Happy's Irish Pub NOLA 5K, is helping raise money for Team Gleason... and there ain't no questioning that. Runners should, however, plan for some evening showers and storms. In fact, Friday - Sunday all look like that: scattered storms with highs near 90. Pack rain gear, but no white flags."

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Now here's Noah Bonaparte Pais and Mike Hoss with the weekend's best bets, which include Philip Anselmo and The Illegals, Japanther with Rusty Lazer, Blackfish, the 10th anniversary of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and more.



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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Gambit's Noah Bonaparte Pais has your weekend doom-sounding schedule: in music, there's Canadian punk band KEN Mode at One Eyed Jacks and Baton Rouge's Twin Killers at Gasa Gasa; in film, there's proto-punk documentary A Band Called Death at Zeitgeist; the 9th Ward Opera Company takes Marigny Opera House; stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell headlines The Howlin' Wolf; and Rashaad Newsome's King of Arms is at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

And WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your weekend forecast:

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM

It's San Fermin en Nuevo Orleans weekend, and the Running of the Bulls begins 8 a.m. sharp on Saturday. What's the weather looking like, Derek Kevra?

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Noah Bonaparte Pais has more picks for this weekend, including Cayucas and Brazos at Circle Bar, The Iran Job at Zeitgeist, and tonight, Sing Me Songs That Say I Love You closes. There's also some Difficult Men and works by Willie Burch and Eudora Welty.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks and forecast

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM

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WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your Gambit weekend forecast:

The average high temperature for the last weekend of June is roughly 91 degrees... which I guess means this weekend will be incredibly average. Highs will sit in the lower 90s but it will (of course) feel like 98. Scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with Saturday being the wetter of the two days. Other than this weather, there is nothing average about New Orleans... and that's just the way we like it.

And Noah Bonaparte Pais was on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News to break down your weekend entertainment options, from DJ ?uestlove to Herman's House and Rob Delaney and Dave Attell.

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