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TODAY in NOLA 2.24.17

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We're kicking off the last weekend before Mardi Gras, so be sure to check out the ribaldry and satirism on the streets tonight thanks to krewes like DIVA and Le Krewe d'Etat. Or check out the most classic parades put on like Hermes and Morpheus. Be sure to check out one of the many Mardi Gras balls tonight. Now, more to explore this fine Friday.

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Parade Planner: Babylon, Chaos, Muses

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Tonight is one of the most anticipated evenings in all of Carnival season. The Knights of Babylon kick off the evening's processions, followed by Chaos and the superstar ladies krewe Muses, all on the traditional uptown route. Crowds will be large with the night's mix of old line and new school appealing to all tastes. 

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Uptown Jewish Community Center evacuated for bomb threat

The Uptown Messenger -

The Uptown Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue was evacuated Thursday morning because of a bomb threat, New Orleans police said. Officers are on the scene, NOPD spokeswoman Dawne Massey said shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. “The campus is being evacuated as a precaution,” Massey said. “The investigation is ongoing.” This article [...]

Today in NOLA 2.23.17

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It's a new era for the Pelicans, with DeMarcus Cousins making his debut with the team tonight following a massive NBA trade. An illuminated bicycle parade rolled during Carnival on this day in 1887. Celebrate this 130 year anniversary by hitting up Knights of Babylon, Chaos or Muses — all parading along the Uptown-St. Charles route. Read on for more tonight. 

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Proposed “Gris Gris Social Aid and Pleasure Club” in former firehouse on Annunciation concerns neighbors

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Since he first discovered the existence of New Orleans’ social aid and pleasure clubs six years ago, Uptown resident and documentary film maker Trent Robinson has been trying to figure out how to create one of his own. He may finally have his chance, he told members of the Coliseum Square Association on Monday night. [...]

New Orleans police release surveillance video of shotgun-toting robbery suspect

The Uptown Messenger -

New Orleans police investigators have released surveillance video of a man wielding a shotgun on his way to and from his robbery of two people Friday morning on Washington Avenue, authorities said. The victims were both in the 4300 block of Washington Avenue around 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, when the gunman arrived, the report [...]

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