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Anthony Davis powers Pelicans past Kings 106-100

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)

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 night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had 18 points, and Eric Gordon… Continue reading →

Street Performer Series: Artist Artis Lewis

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

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 a very unique style. Lewis hopes that when he “leaves this planet” his legacy will live on through his painted work.… Continue reading →

Saints fan Tony Williams who snatched ball away from Bengals fan Christa Barrett: It was fair game

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Saints fan at the left hijacked a touchdown football which a player tried to hand to the woman at right as the New Orleans Saints faced the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Tony Williams said Monday morning he kept it for his eight-year-old grandson, who plays football. Continue reading →

Saints’ frustration reaches new high after 27-10 loss to the Bengals

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Larry Rolling reflected the frustration of Saints fans during their loss to the Bengals on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Kenny Vaccaro sat down Saturday night and started watching all of the defensive plays from his rookie season. Then he watched all of the plays from this season. And then he watched the Cincinnati Bengals offense. The safety was up late — maybe even too late, considering the New Orleans Saints played the Bengals on… Continue reading →

Make The New Orleans Advocate part of your morning routine

The New Orleans Advocate debuts a new television commercial, featuring real subscribers and their affection for their daily newspaper with their morning coffee.… Continue reading →

Make The New Orleans Advocate part of your morning routine

The New Orleans Advocate debuts a new television commercial, featuring real subscribers and their affection for their daily newspaper with their morning coffee.… Continue reading →

Fatal Broadmoor fire claims five lives, including three children

A fatal fire Tuesday morning, Nov. 11, 2014, took five lives, including a 77-year-old woman, her daughter and her three grandchildren. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.… Continue reading →

Street Performer Series: Tarot Card Reader JT Canko

JT Canko has been reading tarot cards for over 30 years and can be found in Jackson Square.  Advocate video by Kevin McQuarn

JT Canko has been reading tarot cards for over 30 years and can be found in Jackson Square. Even though her readings don't usually include things like “hitting the lottery” or “meeting a tall, dark stranger,” Canko believes she gives customers a deeper sense of themselves. Canko also enjoys reading cards because it allows her to share in… Continue reading →

Holt Cemetery caretakers on life among the dead

Caretakers of the Holt Cemetery in New Orleans ponder life and death as they go about their daily duties. Holt Cemetery, established in 1879 on City Park Avenue, is a Potter’s field cemetery where many bodies of the indigent were buried, and many of the markers are hand built and hand written. See… Continue reading →

Election 2014: A Walt Handelsman animation for Oct. 29, 2014

Watch out for those negative campaign ads, Walt Handelsman says. Continue reading →

Scenes from Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show

The Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show, Oct. 25-26, 2014, in Convent featured cooking competitions, music, a pig roast, more than 30 food choices, more than 125 arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, face painting, tours of the historic mansion and lots more. Video shows scenes from Day 1.… Continue reading →

Video: B-29 World War II display at Lakefront Airport

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A B-29 ‘Superfortress’ is on display at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans as part of the attractions of the World War II Airpower Expo that begins on Friday and runs through Sunday.… Continue reading →

Long-standing second-line tradition uniquely New Orleans

Organizations have been marching behind brass bands in New Orleans since the 1840s. 170 years later, these processions, often referred to today as “second-lines,” can be found on the streets on most Sundays from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Videographer Caitlin McNally caught up with the second-lines of today and filed this report.… Continue reading →

Street Performer Series: Mime Uncle Louie

Uncle Louie, a street performer in New Orleans, performs with a tourist.Advocate video by Kevin McQuarn.

Uncle Louie is a full-time mime who can be found on Royal Street and near the Natchez Riverboat. He has been performing for over 21 years and believes the hardest part about street performing is making admirers happy. If there was one message Uncle Louie could share with the world, it would be simply, “love.”… Continue reading →

Tanker truck fire claims life in New Orleans

fatal accident and fire involving a tanker truck early Friday was caused by a woman driving the wrong way as she crossed North Claiborne Avenue near Franklin Avenue about 2:30 a.m., authorities said.… Continue reading →

Video: 130th Anniversary YMO Parade

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Braving the rain, Gregg Stafford of the Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association first division chomps on a big cigar while dancing to the music of the New Birth Brass Band. The oldest second line group, the Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association, Inc., had its 130th anniversary parade through the streets of Central City and Uptown New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The parade featured five divisions with several brass bands including Da Truth Brass Band, the Stooges, TBC (To Be Continued), the Hot 8, and New Birth Brass Bands.

Braving the rain, members of the Young Men Olympian Jr., Benevolent Association parade through the streets of Central City and Uptown New Orleans on Sunday, celebrating the group's 130th anniversary. The parade featured five divisions with several brass bands.… Continue reading →

Travel Trouble: A Walt Handelsman animation

Mary Landrieu is on the move in Walt Handelsman’s new animation.… Continue reading →

LSU grad student develops artificial limbs for horses

Nike Hansen’s doctoral research at LSU aims to create the first successful prosthetic legs for horses — artificial limbs implanted into the horses’ bones that can support a 1,000-pound animal and up to 4,000 pounds of force.… Continue reading →

Tiger Band, Golden Girls wow crowds in Tiger Stadium

LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland and the university’s dance team The Golden Girls entertained fans in Deaf Valley Saturday night during the LSU-UL-Monroe football game.… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Yulman Stadium fills for first time

Tulane’s new football stadium filled for the first time recently, and The New Orleans Advocate has time-lapse video of the event.… Continue reading →

Video: ‘Without the Eye of the Tiger,’ it wouldn’t really be Tiger Stadium

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Eric Fasbender, LSU Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities & Grounds, sprays gold paint as he and his crew of staff and student workers paint the Eye of the Tiger, in preparation for Saturday's Tiger Stadium home opener, which pits LSU against Sam Houston State. The 90-year-old stadium's new south end zone expansion and scoreboards loom behind him. The grass gets a special water-based paint that has optimized amounts of binding agents and solids, for adherence and color, but also to allow as much light as possible to pass to the plant, allowing the photosynthesis that keeps the grass alive. His crew battled intermittent rain showers Thursday as they painted the Eye, all the numbers, hash marks and SEC logo. Tiger Stadium is unique in that it paints numbers in five yard increments, not the usual 10, he said. 'But without the Eye of the Tiger,' it wouldn't really be Tiger Stadium,' he said.

Eric Fasbender, LSU assistant director of athletic facilities and grounds, and his crew of staff and student workers paint the Eye of the Tiger, in preparation for Saturday’s Tiger Stadium home opener, which pits LSU against Sam Houston State. The grass gets a special water-based paint that has optimized amounts of binding agents and solids, for adherence and… Continue reading →

Saints owner Benson honored with statue at Superdome

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--A statute of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson holding the Vince Lombardi trophy for Super Bowl XLIV where the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts is seen after an unveiling ceremony in Champions Square by the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Tom Benson was moved to tears. Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, was honored Tuesday with a statue of himself on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s grand staircase, overlooking Champions Square. The statue is of Benson in a suit smiling and holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft after the Saints won the Super Bowl… Continue reading →

Video: Get ready for ‘Pregame’ in Tiger Stadium

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Video by Moe Athmann, Command Cam Productions The LSU Tigers will play their first home football game against Sam Houston State University on Saturday, Sept. 6. Here’s a video from the LSU Tiger Marching Band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, to get fans revved up before the band steps on the field to play “Pregame.”… Continue reading →

Video: Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban discuss American Idol

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Contestants for the FOX show American Idol wave as Harry Connick, Jr. arrives on the Smokey Mary float from Connick's Mardi Gras Krewe of Orpheus at the New Orleans Convention Center for tryouts for the show in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban discuss judging contestants on American Idol after arriving at the New Orleans Convention Center. Connick arrived on the Smokey Mary float from his own Carnival Krewe of Orpheus.… Continue reading →

Video: The Spirit of 45

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Auston O'Neill plays taps on the USS Kidd Tuesday during a stop in Baton Rouge with  his wife Bonnie as they tour the country in a National Spirit of '45 Unity Tour bus to bring attention to veterans and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in 2015.

The Express is part of the National Spirit of ‘45 Unity Tour and organizers Auston and Bonnie O’Neill are on a mission to raise public awareness about the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII next year. The anniversary will be celebrated August 14, 2015. The event was hosted by the USS Kidd.… Continue reading →

McAllister takes ice bucket challenge R

Rep. Vance McAllister took the ALS ice bucket challenge and made a challenge of his own -- for fellow elected officials to take part in the event.… Continue reading →

Ready for Blast-off!: A Walt Handelsman animation

Here is the latest from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and animator Walt Handelsman.… Continue reading →

Neighbor renders aid to shooting victim

Troy Blazio talks about helping his 4-year-old-neighbor, who was shot in Sunday’s mass shooting in which two died among seven who were shot. The boy remains in critical condition… Continue reading →

Malcolm Scott discusses life for the homeless in New Orleans

Former LSU and NFL tight end Malcolm Scott expounds on the plight of the homeless in New Orleans, particularly those living underneath the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass.… Continue reading →

Video: Being LGBT in Louisiana

Joe Traigle and Carey Long. Photo provided by Joe Traigle

Joe Traigle, a prominent businessman and former Louisiana Secretary of Revenue, shares his experiences of being gay in Louisiana. He also discusses tolerance, and how religion is sometimes used to divide instead of unite. Traigle believes that conversation and leadership is needed to bring about a better future for all in Louisiana.… Continue reading →