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    Second line: YMO Jr. 131st parade rescheduled for Saturday

    This parade has been rescheduled to roll this Saturday after cancelling original date 9-27-15 due to rain. Saturday?s parade begins at noon.

    City Council presses NOPD after New Orleans restaurant robberies

    Members of the New Orleans City Council have received several complaints and calls to action to address robberies at two Uptown restaurants and one barroom. The Council pulled together a special Criminal Justice Committee meeting with New Orleans Police Department's (NOPD) top brass to ask why these crimes are happening, and what other resources NOPD needs.

    District A City Councilmember Susan Guidry said the robberies and other recent violent crimes are "highly disturbing and have everyone on edge" and there's a sense that "violence is around every corner."

    "The rash of robberies in high-profile establishments is not why we?re here today," said Council President Jason Williams Jason Williams. "The issue is they were brazen, they were planned, and the risk of harm to others is so high."


    A critical vote for Louisiana: Gambit's endorsements

    Gambit makes the following endorsements in the Oct. 24 Louisiana primary election. Early voting begins Sat., Oct. 10.?

    Indywood Theater finds permanent home on St. Claude Avenue

    It was a sad day for local film fans when the Indywood Theater lost the lease on its Elysian Fields Avenue building in June of this year. But, as promised at the time by Indywood?s brother-sister founders and management team Will Sampson and Haley Sampson, this downtown hub for independent and regional film will rise again.?

    "Marilyn" domestic violence case settles

    A woman was strangled and thrown against a mirror in her apartment by an ex-boyfriend. When she returned from the hospital the next day, she received notice from the property manager to leave the apartment complex ? her lease agreement read, in part, that a "resident or any member of the resident's household, or a guest or other person under the resident's control, will not be involved in any aspect of domestic violence."?

    Review: The Walk

    Hollywood has spent much of the last three decades gradually improving computer-generated imagery (CGI) in hopes of achieving true photorealism without using a camera. The promise ? as conceived by early CGI pioneers ? was unlimited creative power for filmmakers no longer obliged to build costly sets or devise elaborate in-camera effects.?

    Bevi Seafood Co. opens Oct. 2 in Mid-City

    Bevi Seafood Co. (235 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7503) opens today, Oct. 2, in Mid-City. The N. Carrollton Avenue seafood spot serves a menu similar to the offerings at the flagship restaurant in Metairie, including raw and boiled seafood dishes and po-boys. 

    The Mid-City corner shop was home to Cajun Brothers and Kjean's Seafood before Bevi Seafood owner Justin LeBlanc took over the spot earlier this year. 

    LeBlanc opened the Metairie location in 2013, quickly picking up a following of crawfish aficionados and fans of the shop's "peacemaker" sandwich, made with roast beef debris, shrimp and Swiss cheese. 

    Everything on the Metairie menu will be available at the Mid-City location, LeBlanc says, but a larger kitchen area will allow for a additional offerings.?

    Shank Charcuterie opens, and We?ve Got Soul pops up at Carrollton Station

    Kristopher Doll opens Shank Charcuterie (2352 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5281) today. The new butcher shop, breakfast and lunch spot is across from St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave.), where he also sells cured meats and charcuterie under the same name. 

    At the market, Doll offers a pared-down version of what he plans to serve at his new brick and mortar, where daily cuts of pork, beef, chicken and other cured meats will be sold in addition to a full breakfast and lunch menu.?

    Louisiana governor candidates spar at WDSU-TV debate

    Sen. David Vitter was the major target at a televised debate tonight featuring all four of the major gubernatorial candidates: Vitter, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. Also on the dais were two minor candidates: Democrat Cary Deaton of Metairie and the Rev. Jeremy Odom of Natchitoches (no party).

    The hourlong event, held at WDSU-TV and moderated by Scott Walker, was heavily focused on social issues ? the first 10 minutes were spent on Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, another 10 minutes were spent on marijuana (medical and recreational), while the national Planned Parenthood controversy took up more time.?

    WDSU: It's not true that an anti-David Vitter PAC will air ad during gubernatorial debate

    Talking Points Memo reports
    that Gumbo PAC, the political action committee that calls itself a "non-partisan clearinghouse of information focused on educating Louisiana voters about U.S. Senator David Vitter's disgraceful public record," will run an ad featuring a baby in a diaper during tonight's live gubernatorial debate on WDSU-TV.

    Joel Vlmanay, general manager of WDSU, told Gambit the report, written by TPM's Caitlin McNeal, was untrue. "It's a commercial-free debate," Vilmanay said.?

    Maple Street Book Shop to close at end of 2015

    Maple Street Book Shop owner Gladin Scott announced the store will close at the end of 2015.

    "With dwindling sales, it's tough to keep open a bookshop that isn't self-sustaining," he said.

    Scott said changing technology contributed to the difficulties of keeping the shop open.

    "I think technology has changed the way people read and buy books," he said.

    Scott became a manager of the bookshop in 2008 and purchased it in 2013.?

    Sean Payton's Ahab Complex: Do the Saints have any idea what they're doing?

    Yesterday, the Saints traded defensive lineman Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots for bottom-of-the-depth-chart tight end Michael Hoomanawanui. The move was surprising, to say the least, because Hicks is ostensibly a starting lineman, ever on the verge of a breakout year, a physically-imposing man with the most magical of athlete words attached to him: potential.?

    Avery?s on Tulane adds dinner service Oct. 2

    Mid-City po-boy shop Avery?s on Tulane (2510 Tulane Ave., 504-821-4110) launches dinner service Oct. 2.

    Husband-and-wife team Justin and Christy Pitard opened the Tulane Avenue restaurant in 2012 as a daytime spot.?

    Review: Stage Kiss

    Working with a former flame can be awkward. It?s even worse for an actress who hasn?t auditioned for a play in 10 years and is cast opposite the love of her life in Stage Kiss, presented by Southern Rep. The two start to reconnect, but she?s married and nothing is as it seems.

    In Sarah Ruhl?s romantic comedy, the play-within-a-play scheme works hilariously as the framework sets up rewarding juxtapositions.?

    Cupcakes and cognac concept to open on Magazine Street

    A New York couple with different tastes ? she has a love for sweets and he leans toward liquid treats ? Adilah Brodie and her husband Darryl eventually settled on a business plan that would combine their two loves.

    Brodie?s Love, a cupcake boutique and cognac bar, is set to open in late 2015 at 4132 Magazine Street.?

    Following Uptown armed robberies, Louisiana Restaurant Association increases Crimestoppers reward to $30,000

    Following the third in a series of brazen Uptown business robberies, including two restaurants, the Louisiana Restaurant Association donated $5,000 toward a Crimestoppers reward.

    The total reward, now at a combined $30,000, was announced Tuesday morning during a press conference in which authorities asked that anyone with any information on the suspects come forward.?

    Review: Wilco returns to New Orleans for the Orpheum's reopening

    Jeff Tweedy ? decked in a denim shirt, big brown glasses and a stout white Stetson ? greeted the audience at the Orpheum Theater on Sept. 28 for the first time after after Wilco had already played nearly an entire album.

    "So glad this place is opened... Incredible," he said.?

    Brewsday Tuesday: Sour beer home brewer Mitch Grittman

    Home brewer Mitch Grittman, also known as the "Half Hearted Brewer," has impressed local palates with his unique sour beers. At NOLA On Tap?s (NOOT) home brew beer competition in New Orleans City Park on Sept. 26, Grittman won second place for his Watermelon Gose and third place for Aigre Blanc, a sour fermented with two strains of Lactobacillus and a wild strain of Saccharomyces, and dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc.?

    The New Orleans Exercist: World?s Longest 5K

    Each week, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy. Fall means festival weather, charity 5K races and Gleason Gras, which is both and then some: it?s more like a 6K.?

    Live Theater Events (Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015)
    OrfeoFri.-Sun. Oct. 2-4 | The Marigny Opera Ballet premieres Maya Taylor's ballet exploring the tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice.?

    Live Music Events (Sept. 28 - Oct 4, 2015)
    Beach HouseFri. Oct. 2 | Beach House boards up the windows for Depression Cherry (Sub Pop), the Baltimore duo's fifth season of accordion lungs and moaning organs, broken chords and broken hearts.?

    Events (Sept. 28 - Oct 4, 2015)
    Gretna FestFri.-Sun. Oct. 2-4 | The festival fills downtown Gretna with music, amusement rides, a beer garden and more.?

    Food & Drink Events (Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015)
    Sept 29Pork and beer dinner7 p.m. TuesdayMeauxbar, 942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979www.meauxbar.comThe dinner features pairings of Belgian beers and dishes featuring pork from Chappapeela Farms.?

    The Internet hates you. Public shaming in the global age
    What?s it like to be attacked online? by Kevin Allman In August, shortly before journalists descended on New Orleans for a week of coverage and events the city had hashtagged #Katrina10, Chicago Tribune editorial board member Kristen McQueary (aka @StatehouseChick on Twitter) sent a tweet: "'Chicago is so good at hiding its rot.'?