Photos: Weekly Gallery for Nov. 23-30, 2013

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Kyla Sims, 11, dressed in "fancy shawl" style, dances at the Louisiana Indian Heritage Association's annual Powwow on Saturday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. NIHA was organized to educate the public and to preserve Native American traditions and customs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- St. Augustine's Leonard Fournette catches a pass from Toi Jackson as they play Rummel at Yenni Stadium in Metairie, La. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. ORG XMIT: LABAT

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  • Advocate staff photo by April Buffington -- Bernice Walker, standing center talks with from left Don Green, James Young, Jolene Relan, 7, Patricia Salassi and Marie Kraft as they sit around the fire at the 2013 Camp Moore Living History & Reenactment on Saturday, November 23 in Tangipahoa.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Drew Sagona, from Carriere, Mississippi, performs the Men's Fancy Dance at the Louisiana Indian Heritage Association's annual Powwow on Saturday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. NIHA was organized to educate the public and to preserve Native American traditions and customs. Fancy dancers wear two feather bustles - on on their lower back and one on their shoulders. Fancy dance movements tend to be larger and faster than other dances.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Work continues on a $100 million renovation of the U.S. 190 Mississippi River bridge (old bridge) which in includes repair, but mostly painting. The west-bound lane of the bridge is shown here, looking east from the West Baton Rouge Parish side.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Alexander Barkoff -- Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, LA, November 28, 2013. Horses break from the gate for the 2nd race at the Fair Grounds. Number 2, Puckleberry Finn,right, with Roman Chap aboard was the winning horse. A claim of foul by the jockey of the 3 horse, Richard Eramia, was disallowed.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Cheerleaders use megaphones to fire up the fans prior to the first half outside LSU's Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The LSU Drum Corps fires up the fans prior to the first half outside LSU's Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --LSU's Golden Girls perform before the first half Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Byron Perkins, 8, add his flag to the globe during the DRAW-A-THON on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. The 8th annual 24 hour DRAW-A-THON is the only event of its kind in the city of New Orleans that is an art experience in which people are active participants not spectators; where the entire premise is to encourage creating for the sake of creating.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- The Gamma Gamma chapter of the Omega Psi Psi fraternity of Grambling State University performs at the Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands and Greek Show in the Superdome New Orleans, La. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- The Beta Sigma Ques of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity of Southern University throw a member in the air during their step routine at the Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands and Greek Show in the Superdome New Orleans, La. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- The Delta Iotas of the The Beta Sigma Ques of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority of Grambling State University perform at the Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands and Greek Show in the Superdome New Orleans, La. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders leap from the top of Mike the Tiger's travel trailer prior to the first half in LSU's Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU flag corps members perform before the game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mike the Tiger live mascot surveys his domain prior to the first half in LSU's Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Chris Miguez, Robbie Mahtook and Robert Karam put up a flat screen TV as they help set up Hab Karam's tailgate on Friday at the corner of Nicholson and Skip Bertman Drives in Baton Rouge. Karam has been tailgating in that spot since 1987. He said students often visit him after four years of attending LSU and seeing his signature ceiling fan. "If the ceiling fan is on, the football game is on," Karam said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Robert Karam puts up a ceiling fan as he helps set up Hab Karam's tailgate on Friday at the corner of Nicholson and Skip Bertman Drives in Baton Rouge. Karam has been tailgating in that spot since 1987. He said students often visit him after four years of attending LSU and seeing his signature ceiling fan. "If the ceiling fan is on, the football game is on," Karam said.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Siblings Jillian and Reed Kennedy hug for a photo being taken by their mom Stacy Kennedy as children and adults kicked off the holiday season at the Roosevelt Hotel which held a Teddy Bear Tea with a presentation of fancy tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, sparkling wine and also for the little ones, there washot cocoa, peanut butter and jelly & ham and cheese sandwiches, with holiday cookies in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

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