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May 30th

Memorial Day Remembrances

WW II Museum, All Day

Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

 

Barman’s Fund Crawfish Boil

Industry Bar, 11a.m.-5p.m.

Music and mudbugs for a good cause from the service industry

 

DIIV

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Heavy guitar driven rock from Brooklyn
 

The Asylum Chorus

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Local all-star vocalists

 

Jazz Vipers

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Local trad jazz standard bearers

 

George Porter Jr.

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Baddest bass in town

Broadmoor Shooting Claims Two Lives

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The recent crime wave continued on Memorial Day (5.30) morning. Two men were fatally shot at a Broadmoor residence on Monday morning according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Play Ball!

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Louisiana may not have a pro baseball franchise, but the Pelican State is dominant at the college level. Five teams from the state received seeds to the College Baseball World Series. Baton Rouge and Lafayette will each host regionals.

Today in NOLA: 5.30.16

Monday, May 30th, 2016

There is one last day of the long weekend remaining and there are plenty of ways to wrap it up in style whether you’re looking for a berl in the Quarter, music, or a more serious remembrance for the holiday. On this day in 1862, Union Admiral David Farragut captured Baton Rouge. Now, more to do, today.

Second Line Alert:Bayou Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Get set for the rare Mid-City second line today. The New Orleans Bayou Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club are ready to strut in their Parade For Peace Saturday (5.29) afternoon.

Short Work of a Long Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Events in NOLA


If you haven’t noticed by the gradual slowdown in work, Memorial Day Weekend is nearly upon us. Although some locals may be leaving town there is plenty to do here including three fests, a big boil, movies, and a more somber celebration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Toilet Tussle

Louisiana Sues Feds Over Bathroom Directive, JBE and Landry Feud


The state of Louisiana is part of a lawsuit filed against the Obama administration, positing that a directive allowing transgender students in public schools to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity lacks any authority. However, the state government, itself, is embroiled in an internal war over LGBT rights.

Wind in Their Sales

Pirate's Alley Battles to Stay Open


Another French Quarter institution is danger of disappearing amidst a zoning dispute. Locals are rallying to save Pirate’s Alley in advance of a June 11th meeting scheduled to determine the future of the small bar.

Today in NOLA: 5.29.16

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Today in history: in a crushing blow to the Confederates, Union forces captured New Orleans on May 29, 1862. However, the city is thriving in 2016 with three fests and two great evening musical performances. For more to do, click on through.

Rob Ryan (Finally) Talks Some Trash About Saints

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Just a few years ago, NOLA was awash in love for Rob Ryan. But, the former Saints defensive coordinator quickly went from the hero of Ms. Mae’s to an exiled goat. It appears that the feelings are now mutual. During an interview with “The MMQB”, Ryan finally took some swipes back at the Black n’ Gold.

Today in NOLA: 5.28.16

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is in full force. There are four fests to keep you busy during the day. If you’re still standing this evening, music offerings span from Morning 40 to Doug E. Fresh to Johnny V.’s birthday bash. On this day in 1818, PGT Beauregard, inventor, first prominent general of the Confederacy, and Louisiana Lottery Commissioner was born in St. Bernard Parish. Now, more to today.

Art Openings & Shows in NOLA

September 23-October 4

Art for Arts’ Sake is coming up on October 4, which means this week is your last chance to see just about every exhibition on Julia Street and at the CAC. Drop into Soren Christensen for a solo show by internationally recognized Pakistani-born artist Jamali, or get a sneak preview of what AFAS has to offer at Callan Contemporary and Octavia Gallery. This Friday, NOMA hosts its gala fundraiser Love in the Garden. Saint Claude is between openings, but there’s plenty of work to be seen this weekend.


Each week, NoDef brings you comprehensive listings of the visual arts in the Crescent City from St. Claude to Julia

Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Three Shootings, Mugging, Internet Date Gone Bad

Friday, May 27th, 2016

An unclassified death, two rapes, three shootings, a mugging, and a internet date gone horribly wrong kept the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) busy in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).

Today in NOLA: 5.27.16

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is finally here. The annual Royal Street stroll will kick it off followed by a slew of indie bands in town for the night. On this day in history, Henry Shreve and his men began the creation of Shreveport (1836), and two regiments of former slaves freed by the Emancipation Proclamation made six unsuccessful charges on the Confederate fortifications at Port Hudson, LA (1863). But now for more on today:

Overnight Crime Report: Two Shootings, One Homicide, Bomb Scare, Carjacking, Armed Robbery

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Crime spiked back to the violent side on Wednesday (5.25). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to two fatal shootings, a bomb scare, mugging, a carjacking, and an internet deal gone awry according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).

Today in NOLA: 5.26.16

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Memorial Day weekend is beginning and New Orleans is hopping. Today sees some classic rock gods and some up-and-comers alike coming to town. Plus, there is free msuic outside, a party in the museum, and lots of local legends. On this day (5.26.15) many years ago, the U.S. Navy began the Mississippi River blockade, bringing the Civil War to Louisiana (1861), and the Army of Trans-Mississippi surrendered in New Orleans (1865). Now, for more on today.

Breesus Saves (Video)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Breesus continues to perform as many miracles away from the gridiron. This week Ellen DeGeneres checked hosted two friends with a touching story as well as their idol Drew Brees. The story is a moving NOLA tale.

Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Home Invasion

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The recent spate of shootings paused in the last 24 hours but the crime did not according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Two rapes and a home invasion were reported in the Major Offense Log (MOL).

Today in NOLA: 5.25.16

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Before Memorial Day, head out to the Square for some free live music or enjoy some late night tunes at a smaller venue. Forty years ago today, Dr. John performed his hit “Right Place, Wrong Time” on NBC’s The Midnight Special. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

All the Fray

The Story Behind LBJ's NOLA Civil Rights Speech


HBO premiered “All the Way,” a small screen adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s TONY award winning play about the early years of LBJ’s presidency and the cicil rights movement. The critically acclaimed film featured proud New Orleans native Anthony Mackie as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but the NOLA connections go back some 50 plus years. At the center of the work is a speech delivered by the POTUS in an attempt to curb the Dixiecrat faction.

Eclectic Boogaloo

Bayou Boogaloo Returns This Weekend


Mid City has its own personality and accordingly its own festival. The Bayou Boogaloo, a.k.a. The Little Fest That Could, will be returning this weekend. The banks of the Bayou St. John will once again be lined with tents and stages for one of the city’s best events.

Freedom Fighter

120 Years After SCOTUS Plessy v. Ferguson Decision


120 years ago today (5.18), the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a seven-to-one decision in Plessy versus Ferguson effectively beginning the Jim Crow era. While much has changed in the time since, there is still much work to be done and the descendants of the New Orleans men at the center of the case are leading the charge.

Excellent Elixir

National Chartreuse Day Celebrated


Today is National Chartreuse Day! While the liquer is not a staple in the United States, it enjoys vast popularity in NOLA. Before NoDef’s staff departed to drown themselves in the green sea, we chatted with the guys from CureCo to learn a little about the libation and snag a few recipes. 

Taryn Blume Developments

Curious Case Pits Cannizzaro & Star Prosecutor Against Investigator for Public Defender


Taryn Blume is having her trial delayed until August 15th with several key rulings expected before that date. Blume is a staff investigator for the Orleans Public Defender accused of impersonating an employee of the District Attorney’s Office while working on the defense of Curtis Hawthorne in 2014. She could face two years in prison if convicted.

Capstone

Commencement Schedules for NOLA's Universities


For some portions of the City, this time of year is not Fest Season, but Commencement Season. Caps and gowns have already taken flight at Dillard and SUNO, but Tulane, Loyola, UNO, and Xavier will all be distributing sheepskins in the days ahead. With dozens of events, it’s easy to be confused. NoDef has the full schedules for the local schools below.

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Frack Your Brain

This week, the Louisiana Lazarus ponders the Northshore's fracking-filled future.


Tip's Releases Foundation Free Friday Schedule

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Not all free, summer concert series are outdoors. Just in time for air conditioning months, the legendary Tipitina’s dropped the schedule for their Foundation Free Fridays. And, locals will have plenty of live music to listen to from June to September.

Overnight Crime Report: 2 Rapes, 2 Shootings, Home Invasion

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

NOLA was plagued by two rapes, two shootings (one fatal), and a home invasion according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Monday (5.23) from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

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