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7:42 am
Mon December 22, 2014

NOPD Downgrades Number Of Untested Rape Kits

New Orleans police now say that only about half of more than 400 untested rape kits may need testing.

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said over the weekend that the department is storing 220 of 429 kits. Most of the stored kits are from people who got tested by medical personnel but declined to press charges.

The untested rape kits were disclosed during a New Orleans City Council hearing last week on failings in the department's handling of rape and child abuse cases.

Continuum
12:58 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Continuum: Natus Est — A Medieval Christmas

Thais St. Julien & Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr.

Continuum presents a special holiday program this week, Natus Est — A Medieval Christmas, medieval Christmas music performed by the two oldest early music ensembles in the U.S.: New Orleans Musica da Camera and Boston Camerata.

The music is from the Musica da Camera CD, Natus Est, Centaur CRC 2208 and the Boston Camerata CD, A Medieval Christmas, Elektra Nonesuch 9 71315-2.

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Le Show
12:57 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Le Show For The Week Of Dec 21, 2014

Harry Shearer

It's a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukah/Happy Kwanzaa/Happy Pagan Winter Solstice edition of Le Show, full of music and mirth!

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New Orleans Saints
4:26 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Saints Drop Series, Season, In Loss To Atlanta

The New Orleans Saints were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday afternoon in a 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

It was their second loss to the Falcons this year.

The Saints needed the win, or a Carolina loss to the Cleveland Browns, to keep their playoff hopes alive. They got neither.

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New Orleans Pelicans
8:30 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers Burn New Orleans Pelicans, 114-88

Looking for Santa? Sorry.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t look like a team who had played a triple-overtime game the night before.

The Blazers played a three-hour-seven-minute contest in San Antonio, got on a plane, came into the Smoothie King Center, and trounced the New Orleans Pelicans, 114-88.

Pelicans players missed layups. They missed jump shots. They missed slam dunks. They missed free throws. They gave Portland every fast break, slow break, medium break…

The Pelicans just looked broke.

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Sports
2:59 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Win Fourth Straight New Orleans Bowl

Lafayette Head Coach Mark Hudspeth accepted his fourth straight New Orleans Bowl trophy with a salute to the tens of thousands of Cajuns fans in the Superdome on Saturday.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns won their fourth straight R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, beating the Nevada Wolf Pack 16-3.

Winning in the New Orleans Bowl has become an annual tradition for the Cajuns, who inspire tens of thousands of their fans to come along, making it essentially a home game for UL.

Lafayette is now the first team ever to win the same bowl game in four straight seasons. Eight other teams have three consecutive wins in the same bowl.

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Latest News
5:04 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

UNO Romance Language Program Closure Has Been Postponed

The closure of the master's program in romance languages at the University of New Orleans has been postponed, NOLA.com reports.

At a meeting of the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors last week, faculty and staff in the foreign languages department questioned the low enrollment numbers used in a report about restructuring the programs.

Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten
2:22 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Jazz New Orleans Jazz Christmas Party

Trumpet great Wynton Marsalis


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Music
12:05 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Tune In Saturday At Noon For A Live Broadcast Of Verdi's 'La Traviata' From The Metropolitan Opera

Marina Rebeka as Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata."
Credit Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata on WWNO HD-2. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, who made a notable debut as Donna Anna in the 2011 new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, brings her acclaimed Violetta to the Met for the first time. American tenor Stephen Costello stars opposite her as her impetuous lover Alfredo, with American baritone Quinn Kelsey as his disapproving father, Giorgio Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Latest News
7:32 am
Fri December 19, 2014

More Trouble At NOPD Sex Crimes Unit

The embattled New Orleans Police Department sex crimes unit is facing more criticism.

The unit commander tells a city council committee that more than 400 rape kits remain untested.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the announcement comes from Commander Paul Noel. He had been praised in the past for clearing a backlog of 800 kits gathering dust in the evidence room.

But he left that job in 2011. He says the backlog has grown in his absence.

The unit was slammed last month in an Inspector General’s report that found hundreds of cases were not investigated.

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