Decadence Delivered (Photos)

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By Ashley Rouen

This weekend the rain stoppped and the sun beat down on Bourbon Street for Southern Decadence. The heat index hit a scorching 98 degrees as onlookers scrambled for shade. Still, the mood on the street is one of pride with a rainbow flair. Though public nudity is prohibited, leather daddy's and beaus show off their bodies in a gay celebration that got its start back in 1972.  Amidst a landscape of shootings and just after the ninth anniversary of Katrina, New Orleanians took a minute to pay tribute to the good times, ourselves and what makes us uniquely us -- our decadence.  

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Audubon Park, Loyola College of Music’s free Friday concert series starts this week

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Music Under The Oaks is a free fall concert series taking place on four Friday nights in Audobon Park. The concert series is presented by Bellwether Technology, staged in partnership with the Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO, in order to celebrate the new Audubon Conservancy. The Friday night concerts will take [...]

Today in NOLA: 9.2.14

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New Orleans has a new home for college football: Tulane celebrates the official opening of Yulman Stadium today. The team play their first game in their new home this Saturday against Georgia Tech. Get a taste of the history of New Orleans’ most venerable restaurants at the Louisiana State Museum, tonight and Thursday only. And it’s time to space out: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner saxes it up at Siberia tonight. Click through for more events and free punk rock tonight:

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Crime Bits

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NOPD's busy summer continues. Police are investigating a new shooting and searching for suspecrs in an old shooting. A lead opened up in a home invasion. A man was carjacked in the Quarter, a McDonald's robbed in the Marigny, and uptown, a roommate squabble went awry.

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Film Review: The November Man

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Now is the winter of our discontent, made inglorious summer by another appalling, jejune movie. Films spotlighting a lone middle-age man kills dozens of people while taking a young woman somewhere should not be produced anymore. Alas, the previews for the disapointment that is Novemebr Man promise at least another two films of the formula. Hollywood now makes movies the same way GM makes cars. Sheer size, tradition and intermittent government assistance keep the assembly lines of shoddy products churning.

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Today in NOLA: 9.1.14

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Happy Labor Day! We’ve made it through another August in New Orleans—not that it’s about to cool down just yet. If you’re not spending this holiday Monday grilling or chilling, how about going out to the ball game? For Labor Day, Antenna Gallery presents a special set of documentaries about the lives and work of labor activists. Plus, a daring classic film that was banned on release. Details tonight:

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Bourbon Suite (Recipes)

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Tomorrow starts National Bourbon Heritage Month and this time, we’re not talking about the French dynasty. In one of Congress’ more productive acts, they legislated September to be a celebration of Kentucky’s finest whiskey. NoDef is spending the month talking to bartenders about their favorite bourbon beverages. For starters we talked to Chris Benton at Le Foret (129 Camp St.), Cane & Table (1113 Decatur St.) and Emeril’s gang at NOLA (534 St. Louis St.)

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