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  1. Mardi Gras 2016: Week 2Saturday, Feb. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Best of New Orleans

    N.O.M.T.O.C. 10:45 a.m. Location: West Bank Theme: The Best Things in Life Floats: 20 Queen: Jada Monet Pierre King: Philip W. Lundy Throws: Jugg man beads, krewe emblem sun visors, umbrellas, tambourines and backpacks The theme celebrates indulgences and simple pleasures. Floats depict a New York shopping spree, high fashion, a sunny day, "The Sweet Smell of Success" and day dreaming.

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  2. Mardi Gras 2016: Week 2Monday, Feb. 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Best of New Orleans

    Proteus 5:15 p.m. Location: Uptown Theme: The Hindi Heavens Floats: 20 Queen: announced day of parade King: secret Throws: plush seahorses, LED bouncing balls, bracelets, seahorse medallions and flambeaux, footballs, neoprene bottle wraps and krewe cups and doubloons The Krewe of Proteus marks its 135th anniversary this year, and the traditional parade features antique floats including a king's float modeled after one of its earliest royal float designs, plus 50 flambeaux. The theme honors Hindu gods including Ganesh and Vishnu.

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  3. Mardi Gras 2016: Week 2Tuesday, Feb. 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Best of New Orleans

    Zulu 8 a.m. Location: Uptown Theme: Celebrating 100 Years of Incorporation Floats: 42 Queen: Artelia Bennett-Banks King: Jay H. Banks Throws: Zulu coconuts, various krewe medallion beads The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club celebrates its history, marking a century since its official incorporation, though Zulu groups had marched since 1909, and under other guises years prior. The club announced the acquisition of signature floats for its many elected characters, including Witch Doctor, Province Prince, Mr. Big Stuff, the Big Shot and others.

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  4. Live Theater EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Best of New Orleans

    The dramatic circus arts show tells the story of struggling performers in the era when the rise of movies forced vaudeville houses to close. Starring LadyBEAST, Guglielmo, Clay Mazing, GoGo McGregor, Maestro Sarah Jacques and others.

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  5. Live Music EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Best of New Orleans

    "You down with O.P.P.?" Naughty by Nature asks, as if you have a choice. Between that and "Hip Hop Hurray," no 1990s rap group made more out of two tracks.

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  6. Review: 2016 Oscar-nominated short filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2014 | Best of New Orleans

    There are few chances to see accomplished short films outside of the major festivals, which means that even devoted film fans remain largely unfamiliar with the unique pleasures of the form. Just as short stories contrast sharply with novels, short films lend themselves to subject matter and modes of storytelling different from those of feature-length films.

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  7. Endymion place-saving: Five days outRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Best of New Orleans

    The Endymion place-savers were out in force over the weekend, using spray paint and whatever objects were at hand to mark the spots on the Orleans Avenue neutral ground where they can best execute enfilade and defilade as the Krewe of Endymion rolls this Saturday. More territorial disputes, one attempt at peacemaking - and a breach of the neutral ground spills onto N. Carrollton Avenue.

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  8. Y@ Speak: The #Chad AwakensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Best of New Orleans

    It's Carnival time - you know what that means: watching buildings burn, spray-painting public spaces, catching Confederate flag beads and sleeping on strangers' stoops.

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  9. Endymion place-saving 2016: Eight days awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    As I was taking the photos for today's installment of As the Endymion Turns, a man in a sweatshirt and shorts demanded to know if I was "with Ronnie 'n' dem." No. Lots of activity on the Orleans Avenue neutral ground overnight, including a new phenomenon: If someone got to the space you wanted first, apparently it's OK to spray-paint your name over that person's spray-painted name.

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  10. Coen Brothers comedy Hail, Caesar! arrives next weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    It's been a long time since the Coen Brothers made a film that could comfortably be described as a comedy , but their star-studded Hail, Caesar! appears to fit the bill.

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  11. After spike in New Orleans heroin overdoses, naloxone available over the counterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    The New Orleans' Health Department has made naloxone - which can reverse the effects of a heroin or opiate overdose - available without a prescription at the University Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy . The city issued a public health advisory following a rise in overdoses in 2016 as Mardi Gras nears.

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  12. Review: 2016 Oscar Nominated Short Films - Live ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    There are few chances to see accomplished short films outside of the major festivals, which means that even devoted film fans remain largely unfamiliar with the unique pleasures of the form. Just as short stories contrast sharply with novels, short films lend themselves to subject matter and modes of storytelling different from those of feature-length films.

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  13. Now what for the Confederate monuments?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    That the City of New Orleans has the legal authority to remove Confederate-era monuments from prominent public spaces was never really in doubt. Now that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has affirmed City Hall's dominion over city property, the real fighting can begin: What do we do with them now? Mayor Mitch Landrieu started the debate last summer in the wake of a horrific, racially motivated mass murder in a Charleston church.

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  14. Amazon to release documentary about Steve GleasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    Variety and Deadline.com both report that Amazon Studios has picked up distribution rights to Gleason , J. Clay Tweel's documentary about former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS : The films includes footage shot over four years of Gleason's post-diagnosis activities, which include becoming a father, skydiving, speaking at the United Nations, attending the State of the Union Address, founding an ALS research project and the organization Team Gleason - which has a mission to improve the lives of those who have ALS, the symptoms of which include gradual paralysis.

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  15. Prytania Theatre screens Hitchcock's North By Northwest this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    It's hard to imagine a better way to recharge for the physically taxing Carnival season than by sitting down for Alfred Hitchcock's masterful North by Northwest . Nothing else in the Hitchcock cannon constitutes such a pure blast of cinematic pleasures.

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  16. Musee Conti to close for good Jan. 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Best of New Orleans

    Andrew Jackson leads the Battle of New Orleans in this exhibit at Musee Conti. The wax museum closes Jan. 31 after 52 years.

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  17. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Mark O'Connor perform at Loyola University Jan. 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Best of New Orleans

    Acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is Loyola University's first resident artist in music, and began a two-year stay in September 2015. On Saturday, Jan. 30, she's joined by Mark O'Connor for a concert with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra.

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  18. Lucy's in the Warehouse District becomes 701 Bar and RestaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Best of New Orleans

    The corner of Tchoupitoulas and Girod streets is looking a little different these days: Warehouse District watering hole Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar is no more. Within the past few months the owners of the California beach-themed bar have changed the restaurant's name twice, going from the original "Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar" to simply "Lucy's" to its most recent moniker, the 701 Bar and Restaurant.

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  19. Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe gets green light to apply for liquor licenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Best of New Orleans

    The owners of Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe are applying to sell alcohol at the Uptown breakfast and brunch spot. Uptown brunches might get a little more festive at Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe now that the neighborhood spot got the green light from New Orleans City Council to apply for a liquor permit.

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  20. Hope for ALS therapyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Best of New Orleans

    Researchers have found a naturally occurring protein that could open a pathway for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis . A research paper written by J. Gavin Daigle, a doctoral candidate at the Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Graduate Studies, was published this month in the online journal Acta Neurpathologica.

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