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Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (April 17-24, 2017) 

Louie Anderson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Big Easy Awards

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Louie Anderson
Fri. April 21 | Signature-voiced comedian Louie Anderson followed three decades of stand-up, film and TV appearances with his acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning performance as Christine, mother of Zach Galifianakis' Chip (and Dale) on the darkly weird FX comedy series Baskets. At 9 p.m. at The Joy Theater.

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Sat. April 22 | Choreographer Dwight Rhoden's Star Dust, a tribute to David Bowie set to the rock star's music, and Imprint/Maya, featuring words by Maya Angelou and a solo by artistic director and dancer Desmond Richardson, highlight the program. At 8 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

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The Big Easy Awards
Mon. April 24 | Lifetime achievement awards are presented to Deacon John and Anthony Bean, winners are announced in theater and music categories, and there are performances by Deacon John, Hot 8 Brass Band and Stoop Kids and scenes from Lizzie and Ragtime and more. At 6 p.m. at Orpheum Theater.

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