Jaguars, Tigers, fans flock to New Orleans for annual Bayou Classic rivalry

Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND Lois Turner cheers on the Southern University Jaguars during first half action of the State Farm Bayou Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.

They won’t face each other on the football field until Saturday afternoon, but Jaguars and Tigers already are prowling the streets of New Orleans as the annual Bayou Classic kicks off its 41st year with a parade Thursday. About 200,000 visitors are expected to descend on the city to take in… Continue reading →

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Walt Handelsman for Nov. 27, 2014

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and animator Walt Handelsman’s work appears in The New Orleans Advocate four days a… Continue reading →

Hubig Pie Co. manager on possible reopening: ‘I have no good news to report’

Advocate staff photo by Ian McNulty - Racks of Hubig's Pies, still bare.

For a perishable product that’s been out of circulation for more than two years, reminders of Hubig’s Pies… Continue reading →

Justice Department blasts Kurt Engelhardt in Danziger appeal, requests new judge in the event of retrial

FILE - In Jan., 2007 and June, 2011 file photos, five New Orleans police officers are seen in a combination of photos, in New Orleans. From left:  Robert Faulcon Jr., Robert Gisevius Jr., Kenneth Bowen, Anthony Villavaso II, and Arthur Kaufman. A federal judge on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013ordered a new trial for the five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations stemming from deadly shootings on a bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ruled Tuesday that the

In their bid to restore the convictions of five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shooting,… Continue reading →



Associated Press photo by RICH PEDRONCELLI -- 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 last Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif. The Pelicans won 106-100.

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

Street Performer Series: Artist Artis Lewis

Artis Lewis is a street artist in Jackson Square who expresses his feelings through art. He believes creativity and an appreciation for the beauty of life gives him… Continue reading →


Capitol security project progessing, traffic changes put on hold

Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- The State Capitol is installing a pedestrian plaza in front of the main entry stairs as part of a security upgrade. Huey Long's statute and grave site is in the garden.

Major traffic pattern changes planned as part of a State Capitol security upgrade are being delayed, the state’s construction manager said. The Louisiana Legislature begins its 2015 session in April and there is a concern that the road work would not be… Continue reading →


New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson writes poignant facebook message about Ferguson, Mo.

. New Orleans Saints backup tight end Benjamin Watson, no doubt still weary and frustrated in the hours after his team's 34-27 loss to the Baltimore Raven , took on an even bigger opponent on Monday. Disappointed over… Continue reading →


Nell Nolan: Giving Thanks

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. Kiki Baker Barnes, Sally-Ann Roberts, Gayle Benson, EM1 (SW) Mionne Gooch.

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Under the chairing of Stephanie Osborne and Elizabeth “Betsy” Stoner, both Girl Scout Council board members, and with presenting sponsorship by Winn-Dixie, the Girl Scouts Louisiana East held the 2014 Women of Distinction Luncheon in the Audubon Tea Room. Sponsors and honorees… Continue reading →


Holiday events make New Orleans sparkle and shine

Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The annual switch-on of the Christmas lights on Canal Street was hosted at the Astor Crowne Plaza Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

With concerts, tree lightings, parades and parties, there are dozens of ways to get into the spirit of the season. Here’s a roundup of December holiday events that range from family fun to grown-up elegance, with lots of merriment in between.… Continue reading →


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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