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?


"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."

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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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gambit's Best of New Orleans special on WWL-TV tonight, 6:30 p.m.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Suck it up, Kevra! - COURTESY WWL-TV
  • Suck it up, Kevra!

Yes, that's WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra getting a tattoo on tonight's "Best of New Orleans 2013" special, which airs at 6:30 p.m. on WWL-TV (your pick for Best Local Newscast).

Kevra and co-host Sheba Turk will visit some of the city's winners in this year's Best of New Orleans, joined by Gambit reporters Missy Wilkinson, Megan Braden-Perry, Alex Woodward and Noah Bonaparte Pais.

We'll also be unveiling the winner of the Best Chef category live. 

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Best of New Orleans special airs Tuesday on WWL-TV

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 4:12 PM


The 2013 edition of our annual Best of New Orleans™ poll was also our biggest. Last year more than 3,600 readers cast eligible ballots; this year it was 4,567. (And we emphasize: These are your picks. Each ballot is counted and tallied, and if you’re not pleased with every winner, blame your friends and neighbors.) The 160-page (!) issue comes out on Sunday, and the results will be online Sunday night at 6 p.m.

Every year, we try to add something new to the mix, and for 2013 we have two innovations, one of which will be a surprise in the print edition Sunday. The other is our first-ever Best of New Orleans™ special, which will air Tue., Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. on our television partner WWL-TV.

WWL’s Derek Kevra and Sheba Turk will host an inside look at all the winners, along with Gambit writers including Missy Wilkinson, Megan Braden-Perry, Alex Woodward and Noah Bonaparte Pais.

There will be ice cream; there will be tattoos; there will be music clubs and bars and a dog.

We also will announce the winner of one of our most popular categories — Best New Chef — live during the telecast.

Pick up a Gambit on Sunday; join us with Derek and Sheba on WWL-TV Tuesday; and discuss (and argue) the winners on Twitter using the hashtag #BONO2013.

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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."


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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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gambit TV: CUE magazine and pre-fall fashion accessories

Posted By on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 4:27 PM

CUE magazine editor Missy WIlkinson appeared on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to talk pre-fall accessories with Laura Buchtel. Check out the fashion spread here.

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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:


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?


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.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gambit to team up with WWL-TV to present Best of New Orleans 2013

Posted By on Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM


For more than two decades, Gambit has presented New Orleanians' choices for the best things in the city with its Best of New Orleans issue. This year, for the first time, Gambit is proud to partner with WWL-TV for the annual Best of New Orleans, which celebrates readers' picks in nearly 200 categories of the city's "bests." 

The issue, which will be published August 27, will coincide with a WWL-TV special, Best of New Orleans, featuring many of the winners from the issue and one winner unveiled during the broadcast. The show's hosts will be WWL-TV's Derek Kevra and Sheba Turk. The show will air at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27.

Voting begins next week at BestofNewOrleans.com, and paper ballots will appear in next week's Gambit as well. 

WWL-TV is Gambit's local television partner, with political editor Clancy DuBos providing commentary on WWL-TV's Tuesday night newscasts, arts writer Noah Bonaparte Pais appearing each Thursday on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News and CUE magazine editor Missy Wilkinson providing a monthly look at style for the station. WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra also gives his unique take on the weekend's weather in Gambit's Thursday morning "3-Day Weekend" newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

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


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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