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!"


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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Monday, October 14, 2013

Gambit TV: CUE magazine's fall fashion issue

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM

CUE editor Missy Wilkinson appeared on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to talk fall fashion with Laura Buchtel: faux-fur, neo-grunge, dark floral patterns, plaids and more. Check it out and pick up a copy of CUE in this week's Gambit.

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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


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.


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

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

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Busy weekend ahead. What's the Gambit-cast, Derek Kevra?

"I am confident in telling you that this weekend: It never rains in Tiger Stadium. Of course, there isn't a football game there. But either way... It will not rain in Tiger Stadium! This weekend actually looks really nice, with high temperatures in the upper 80s and a small chance for showers. In fact, Sunday even looks a little less humid. Could Fall weather really be close to arriving?"


And big, big things coming up this weekend: Jerry Seinfeld at the reopening of the Saenger Theater, Brain Candy at the Prytania Theatre (yay, Kids in the Hall), New Orleans on Tap at New Orleans City Park and lots more. Noah Bonaparte Pais and Eric Paulsen explain it all for you:

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

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

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Lots going on this weekend — starting with rain. WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has the Gambit-cast:

"Well... this is an interesting one. A cold front is headed our way, and will pass through the region on Saturday. But heavy rain is possible starting Friday, ahead of the front... and then continuing through most of the day Saturday. Widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected, meaning the LSU game looks quite wet. Timing wise, the front should exit our area early Sunday, making for a wonderful Sunday (and Monday). So to recap: stormy for LSU, pleasant for Saints."


And here's the unshaven, sleepy-looking Noah Bonaparte Pais and Eric Paulsen with a weekend's worth of activities, including The Love Language at Gasa Gasa (tonight!), Man Man at Howlin' Wolf, Ain't Them Bodies Saints at Chalmette Movies, "No Dead Artists" at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, the New Orleans Burlesque Festival and more. 

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Gambit TV: CUE on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News

Posted By on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

CUE editor Missy Wilkinson appeared on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News today to show off this month's CUE. The topic? What's new in LBDs — little black dresses. The answer: A feminine but slightly tough look. Missy explains to Laura Buchtel:

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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?


"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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