1. Weezyana returnsAfter reuniting most of the Hot Boys at his inaugural 2015 edition, rapper Lil Wayne's Lil' Weezyana Fest concert returns to New Orleans Saturday, Aug. 27 at Champions Square.
1. Feds open civil rights investigation into Sterling deathThe U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have launched a civil rights investigation into the July 5 shooting death of 37-year-old black man Alton Sterling by two white Baton Rouge police officers outside a convenience store.
1. Quote of the week"That's all about me growing up in New Orleans and a lot of the people that I ran across in my life.
1. SATCHMO SUMMERFEST MOVES TO JACKSON SQUAREThe 16th annual Satchmo SummerFest — the August festival celebrating its namesake's birthday with jazz, brass and funk bands — will move to Jackson Square from its previous home at the Old U.S. Mint.
1. GLEASON TO OPEN JULY 29 IN NEW ORLEANSGleason, the award-winning documentary about former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, his wife Michel and their struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), will open July 29 at the Theatres at Canal Place and the AMC Elmwood Palace 20.
1. Voodoo Fest
reveals 2016 lineupArcade Fire, Tool and The Weeknd will headline the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the 18th annual edition of the Halloween weekend festival at City Park.
1. MEDICAID EXPANSION BEGINS in LouisianaBeginning this month, thousands of Louisianans are eligible to get federally subsidized health insurance coverage under Gov. John Bel Edwards' Medicaid expansion.
1. NEW HOME FOR MID-CITY LIBRARYThe Mid-City branch of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), which narrowly averted eviction from its home at the American Can building last year, will move to the two-story Automotive Life Insurance Building at 4140 Canal St. this fall, City Librarian Charles M. Brown announced last week.
1. DON'T FENCE ME INAfter a day of furious reaction on social media, organizers of the 11th annual Bayou Boogaloo festival hastily removed a chain link fence that had been erected on the river side of Bayou St. John in advance of the three-day fest.
1. Trump and Duke (again)"George Washington, the father of our country, was just like Trump: a non-interventionist."
1. JINDAL'S IN FOR TRUMP"He's non-serious.
1. No. 1 on defenseThe New Orleans Saints used a first-round draft pick to acquire some muscle on its defensive line, tapping 6-foot-1, 299-pound (the Saints' roster lists him at 6-2, 304 pounds) Louisville Cardinals defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (right) last week to help with the Saints' running and passing defense.