LSU’s Alex Box Stadium #2 in college ballpark ranking

1 year ago The Advocate 0
The Alex Box Stadium experience may be No. 1 in your heart, but it’s not at the top of the SEC, according to a ranking by Baseball America. LSU’s stadium comes in at No. 2 on the top 10 ranking of the best college ballparks in America, sandwiched between two of its SEC foes. The Read More

Organizers announce that metal detectors will be used at 2018 Jazz Fest

1 year ago The Times-Picayune 0
It’s a sad but necessary sign of the times. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has announced that for the first time in the festival’s history, metal detectors will be in use at entrances to the Fair Grounds site in 2018. Festival goers will also be subject to manual bag searches. “To expedite admission, Read More

The 4th Annual Lil’ WeezyAna Fest hits Champions Square on August 25

1 year ago The Times-Picayune 0
For the fourth year, New Orleans-born superstar Lil Wayne will lead a rap extravaganza on Aug. 25 in Champions Square beside the Superdome. This year’s show will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lil Wayne’s much-heralded album The Carter III. The lineup hasn’t been finalized. But Gucci Mane, Young Boy NBA, Rich the Kid, and Kodie Shane Read More

FEMA and EBR Parish to buy several flooded homes

1 year ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – In June 2016, East Baton Rouge Parish accepted a nearly $2 million grant from FEMA to buy flooded homes from their owners. Two months later, most of the parish was underwater. “2016 was the worst,” said Central resident Jimmie Downs. “We had a little over 8 feet.” Downs’s property on Shady Knoll Read More

Pelicans to face Golden State Warriors in second round of NBA playoffs

1 year ago The Times-Picayune 0
The New Orleans Pelicans were the first team to reach the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs. Now, they finally have some company. The Golden State Warriors became the second team to advance to the Western Conference after beating the San Antonio Spurs, 99-91, Tuesday night (April 25) to complete a 4-1 victory in the Read More

Jazz Fest 2018: New Orleans musicians help make Connick’s TV band legit

1 year ago The Times-Picayune 0
Every day on TV screens across the land, Harry Connick Jr.’s band adds a brassy, funky punch to the blue-eyed singing star’s New York City-based talk show, “Harry.” The band features two of Connick’s fellow New Orleans natives, trumpeter Mark Braud and trombonist-percussionist Lucien Barbarin. Another member, bassist Neal Caine, is a St. Louis native Read More