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Live Nation to open 2,200-capacity Fillmore music venue inside Harrah's New Orleans casino

BY KEITH SPERA | kspera@theadvocate.com

The vast, long-vacant second story of New Orleans’ downtown casino has found a flashy new tenant: The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, a multimillion-dollar live music and entertainment venue slated to open in early 2019. Read more

Hall and Oates, who play the Smoothie King Center Thursday, are 'just a band' despite what RIAA says

BY KEITH SPERA | kspera@theadvocate.com

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Hall & Oates is the best-selling duo in the history of popular music. Read more

ESPN: Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston to be suspended by NFL for 3 games; will miss season opener against Saints

Advocate staff report

News of an impending suspension for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston could make the New Orleans' Saints 2018 season opener a little easier to manage, according to an ESPN report. Read more

House rejects half-cent tax measure after day of behind-the-scenes work; negotiations continue

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ecrisp@theadvocate.com

Louisiana House members find themselves in a familiar position with just days to go in the third special session of the year. Read more

The Rundown: 'Groundhog Day' again at the Capitol as House rejects another tax bill, plus more Louisiana politics news

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ecrisp@theadvocate.com

Today in The Rundown: The latest in the Legislature's special session; a possible but still uncertain revenue boost thanks to SCOTUS; a senator heads to Russia; a congressman gets a Trump endorsement; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today. Read more

Man arrested in Baton Rouge slaying after falling from Texas bridge while reportedly trying to take selfie

BY EMMA DISCHER | edischer@theadvocate.com

The man suspected in the June 14 fatal shooting of a young woman in Baton Rouge was arrested after having fallen 40 feet from a bridge in Texas the day after the slaying, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. confirmed. Read more

U.S. Attorney: Irvin Mayfield, Ronald Markham face new wire fraud, money laundering charges

BY DAVID HAMMER | dhammer@wwltv.com

The federal government has filed four new charges of wire fraud and money laundering against Grammy-winning New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and his longtime friend and business partner Ronald Markham, alleging they transferred an additional $140,000 from public library donations to finance their jazz orchestra and Mayfield’s luxury hotel stays. Read more

City Council taps lead Ray Nagin prosecutor to examine if Entergy paid actors to support power plant

BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | jwilliams@theadvocate.com

The lead prosecutor in the federal corruption case against former Mayor Ray Nagin will investigate Entergy New Orleans' role in a scheme to hire actors to support its proposal to build a new power plant, the New Orleans City Council decided Thursday. Read more

Kenner council votes to support school board's ban on Mike Yenni

BY CHAD CALDER | ccalder@theadvocate.com

The Kenner City Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging the Jefferson Parish School Board to continue to ban Parish President Mike Yenni from public school facilities. Read more

Meet the man behind New Orleans' LeBron James billboards and other 'LeBrow' raising ideas

BY JEFF NOWAK | jnowak@theadvocate.com

Roughly translated, it's "Let the Bron Times Roll." 

And if LeBron James shocks the world and chooses to play basketball in New Orleans, he’ll have one heck of a catchphrase ... Read more

Kushner: Not much will change after Thursday's NBA draft — at least for a while

BY SCOTT KUSHNER Special to the Advocate

The bright lights, sleek suits, smooth handshakes and endless potential are part of what makes the NBA draft such an intriguing event. Read more

Man freed from drug-related life sentence immediately rearrested on 1993 New Orleans murder

BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS | rvargas@theadvocate.com

Kevin Santiago has had a dizzying few days. Read more

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