After $11 million donation, Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium will be renamed in honor of Saints' Tom Benson

A general view of Fawcett Stadium during the Hall of Fame Game between the Saints and Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 5, 2012, in Canton, Ohio. The Saints won 17-10. (AP Photo/David Drapkin)

The stadium attached to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will be renamed in honor of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson after he pledged $11 million to benefit the group whose mission is to preserve the history of the nation’s most-watched sport. The monetary donation is said to be the largest… Continue reading →

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Eric Skrmetta; Forest Bradley-Wright

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Old favorites and new sandwiches satisfy crowds at Po-Boy Fest

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Harold Gaspard helps sells poboys at the Jacques Imo's vendor during the 8th annual Oak-Street Poboy Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

As a line 40 people long extended down Oak Street, hungry patrons waited anxiously while… Continue reading →

‘Speakeasy’-style bar planned for Lower Garden District

Photo provided by Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com -- Banks McClintock and Julie Simpson plan a European-style speakeasy and wine bar at 1330 Magazine St.

An intimate, European-style “speakeasy” serving wine, cocktails and a few French hors d’oeuvres is planned for a blighted… Continue reading →

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, center, receives congratulations from teammate Ryan Anderson, right, after scoring late in the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Pelicans won 106-100. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Anthony Davis powers Pelicans past Kings 106-100

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday… Continue reading →

Artis Lewis is a street artist in Jackson Square who expresses his feelings through art. Advocate Video by Kevin McQuarn

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After $11 million donation, Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium will be renamed in honor of Saints' Tom Benson

A general view of Fawcett Stadium during the Hall of Fame Game between the Saints and Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 5, 2012, in Canton, Ohio. The Saints won 17-10. (AP Photo/David Drapkin)

The stadium attached to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will be renamed in honor of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson after he pledged $11 million to benefit the group whose mission is to preserve the history of… Continue reading →

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Saints anxious to recover ‘Domefield advantage’ against Ravens

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --  Saints fans celebrate a touchdown by running back Mark Ingram during the Saints' 44-23 win over the Green Bay Packers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 26, the Saints' most recent home win. After two straight losses in the Superdome, the Saints are looking to get the fans back in the game and to regain their long-standing home-field advantage.

For the New Orleans Saints of the past nine seasons, losing consecutive home games hasn’t been an indication that a campaign is destined for disappointment. New Orleans lost consecutive regular-season home games during the two most important seasons in… Continue reading →

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Balance the binge: Holidays don’t mean you can’t splurge at festive meals

This Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows super fast roast turkey in Concord, N.H. ìThe Thanksgiving turkey is the centerpiece of the meal, but despite its being cooked every year for generations, it still causes anxiety. The annual conundrum? Getting a flavorful turkey that also looks good, and the rest of dinner, on the table before the grandparents fall asleep,î Tyler Florence writes in his new cookbook, ìInside the Test Kitchen.î (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) ORG XMIT: NHMM315

Mark that Thanksgiving calendar page in red — the annual holiday food binge is about to begin. It’s that time of year when we subject ourselves to a weeks-long eating frenzy, followed by a relentless and punitive New Year’s resolution… Continue reading →

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More Cosby shows canceled as women allege assault

In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington.  Cosby's appearance at Tuscons Desert Diamond Casino has been canceled. No reason was given by the casino for the canceled date, which had been scheduled for Feb. 15. In the past week, numerous allegations of sexual abuse by Cosby from a number of women have led to canceled interviews and NBC and Netflix projects. The Cosby Show also was pulled off the air on TV Land. Cosby issued a statement Sunday discrediting decades-old accusations and his attorney has denied four of the allegations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stage performances by Bill Cosby in Las Vegas, Illinois, Arizona and South Carolina have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel and… Continue reading →

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Ice skating at the zoo

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Delilah McDuff, 3, balances herself during a day of

As it did last year, the Audubon Zoo set up an ice skating rink Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The rink contains synthetic ice made from a high-tech plastic and measures 40 feet by 28 feet.… Continue reading →

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