Events & Announcements

Celebrate pop culture at Comic Con

NEW ORLEANS – Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge to celebrate pop culture at the New Orleans Comic Con. The event takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, horror, wrestling, original art, collectibles, Anima, Manga and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.wizardworld.com/neworleans.html or at the door on the day of the event. Tickets are $25-$45. […]

Events & Announcements

Man vs. bull at 10th annual riding challenge

HOUMA – The 10th annual Enterprise Products’ “Fear No Evil” bull riding challenge will be held on Jan. 29 at the Houma Civic Center. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. with a 4-H livestock show. A kids’ pre-show party will start at 6 p.m. with the main show starting at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Red Fish Rental and Louisiana Machinery. Fifty bulls will face off with 40 cowboys from around the country for an eight-second battle for cash. After the bull riding show, a free post show concert and dance will be held with Good Feelins’ Band. Tickets are $15-$24, with kids getting $3 off. Tickets increase by $2 on day of show. Purchase tickets at the Civic Center Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet or by calling (800)488-5252. For more information, visit Fear No Evil Bull Riding on Facebook.
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Events & Announcements

Get down at music awards show

NEW ORLEANS – Join the music community in one of the greatest musical cities on earth for the 2010 Best of the Beat Awards on Jan. 28 at Generations Hall. Enjoy great music while finding out who will be named Best Blues Artist, Best R&B Artist, Best Cajun Artist, Best Brass Band and more. Tickets are $29 in advance and $39 at the door. For more information, visit www.offbeat.com/2010-best-of-the-beat-awards.
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Columns

Oil, gas drilling unlikely to return to normal

Left entirely to the whims of the Obama administration, there is little hope that oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will remotely resemble the pre-moratorium activity levels any time soon. The regulatory agencies that oversee energy production are expanding faster than a bad fungus in a rain forest, but none of the expansion is fostering a return to energy exploration and production in the Gulf. In fact, it appears to be having just the opposite impact.
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