After the Federal Flood, LSU had to cancel their opener against North Texas and move their Week Two home game against Arizona State University to Tempe. The Tigers did not forgot the experience. After flooding ravaged South Carolina, USC announced that the Gamecocks will have to play a “home game” in Baton Rouge on Saturday (10.10). LSU responded by rolling out the purple carpet.
New Orleans does not have a deficit of dance. However, if your body doesn’t handle late nights shaking a leg on Frenchmen the way that it used to, you’re in luck. The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) are teaming up to offer dozens of free dance classes to locals.
Mystikal’s last hit was a collaboration with Mark Ronson. However, the local artist’s latest hit is look back at his roots. On Thursday (10.08) Mystikal thrilled fans with the surprise release of “Monsta” a Halloween themed track with lots of samples from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
A local cabbie has much bigger problems than competition from Uber. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are on the hunt for a dastardly duo accused of holding up one the city’s livery drivers on Wednesday (10.07) night.
Happy Friday! Today in New Orleans, Ariana Grande is bringing pop to the Smoothie King Center, and Kacey Musgraves will keep Nola country. It’s Friday Night at NOMA, and the Mahalia Jackson is hosting a production of the opera, La Traviata. But long ago and far away, Supernova 1604 was observed in the Milky Way (1604), Yale University was chartered (1701), Che Guevara was executed for his attempt to incite a Bolivian Revolution (1967), France abolished Capital Punishment (1981), and President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2009); it’s Charles Walgreen’s birthday (1873), Oskar Schindler’s death (1974) and World Post Day. Now, back to the present:
Steve Scalise can cancel that appointment with the interior designer. It looks like the House Majority Whip will not be upgrading offices or jobs any time soon. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked beltway insiders this morning with the announcement that he will not seek the Speaker’s seat. that means that McCarthy will not be vacating the Leader’s office so coveted by Scalise.
Culinary pioneer Paul Prudhomme died today at the age of 75-years-old. Prudhomme is often credited with popularizing Creole and Cajun cuisine with a national audience. In New Orleans, the chef held court at his restaurant K-Paul’s and nationally he gained acclaimed through cooking shows on PBS.
Michael Allen Zell’s thrid book, Run Baby Run was just published by Lavender Ink. A slight departure from Zell’s previous work, Run Baby Run is a crime novel set in New Orleans. NoDef sat down with the author to gain some quick insight into the story and its relation to the City.
Domestic violence connives to plague New Orleans and the nation. On Wednesday (10.07) night, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested two women for stabbings tied to the intra-family crime.
Today in Nola, Champion’s Square is hosting yet another concert— this time A$AP Rocky. Twin Shadow will be at Republic, and Garden District Book Shop is presenting Creole Son about Edgar Degas in New Orleans. Ogden is hosting their weekly Ogden After Hours. But once upon a time, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series (1956), Che Guevara was captured in Bolivia (1967), President Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security (2001), Chevy Chase (1943), and R.L. Stine (1943) were born, and John Hancock died (1793). Don’t get Goosebumps:
One local crime victim had the shirt stolen off of their back—sorta. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is on the hunt for a suspect accused of stealing several packages of t-shirts from a discount store.