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JEUDI

September 18th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs and Colin Lake

 

Thursday Nights At Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden

This week ft. John Autin

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Edward David Anderson

 

Micah McKee and Little Maker
Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Earth, King Dude
One Eyed Jacks, 7p.m.

Minimal instrumental and drone metal pioneers

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

The Noise Complaints
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Two-man NOLA rock’n’roll

 

Timecode:nola Premiere Party
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Filmmakers debut original shorts, each shot on one roll of Super 8 film

Today in NOLA: 9.18.14


Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Thursday evening means it’s time for Jazz in the Park. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs perform tonight, along with Colin Lake and the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School Marching Band. For live music and air conditioning, drop in on singer-songwriter Edward David Anderson at Ogden After Hours. Plus, a special screening of short films shot exclusively on Super 8. Get all the details after the jump.

Kitty Looter! LGD Cat Burglar Caught

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Bywater may have a problem with feral cats, but the Lower Garden District had a problem with a cat burglar. NOPD say that cat’s now in the bag. Police have arrested a Travis Stahlman, a 35 year old Pennsylvania man, in connection with at least six LGD burglaries.

Multitude of Mayors Announce Plan for Mighty Mississippi

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Many, many Mayors gathered in a NOLA ballroom overlooking the muddy waters today (9.17) to announce the formation of the Mississippi River Sustainable Development Fund. The fund is the joint effort of Mississippi River World Trade Center Alliance and 18 Community Foundations. The project aims to to unite communities along the muddy waters to work together for a common good.

Quarter Horses Want More Than a Fraction of the Purse

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Over at the Fair Grounds, there is pandemonium with the ponies’ purses. A group of Louisiana quarter horse owners, trainers, and jockeys have filed a lawsuit demanding a bigger piece of the pie. However, one man’s gain is another man (or horse's) loss, and the litigation means that the prizes in thoroughbred races will be lessened.

Council Urges Action on Ebola

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The New Orleans City Council normally sticks to issues in Orleans parish, but the local legislature is going global with one resolution. The Council unanimously approved a resolution urging the federal government and international aid agencies to formulate a comprehensive strategy to fight Ebola in their last session.

Third Thursday

Lower Royal Galleries Launch Their Own Art Walk


Juliua Street has art walks on the first Saturday of the month, and St. Claude has the second Saturday. Now, the Royal Street galleries are introducing a monthly art walk of their own: Third Thursday. As the name suggests, the Quarter galleries will be straying open late and offering some lagniappe to culture crawlers on the third Thursday of each month beginning tomorrow (9.18).

Baronne Bike Battle

City Debates Adding Cycle Lane to CBD


Bikes have not been forgotten in the CBD building boom. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow to discuss plans a bike lane on Baronne Street intended sculpt an outlet for bicycle commuters between the CBD and Uptown. However, don't pump up your tires too fast. The plan is generating doubts along with support.

Into the Child

Kopfler Opens l'Enfant at Molly's at the Market


 Chef Matt Kopfler has an impressive stack of experiences. The St. Stanislaus grad has lived in destinations ranging from Caribbean islands to the island of Nantucket. He has worked in classic kitchens, private kitchens, and co-founded popular pop-up PPX. Now, at Moly’s at the Market (1107 Decatur Street), the prodigal son is attempting to cull all of those experiences together with his his new venture l’Enfant.

 

Scott's Soul

Music at the Mint Interview Series: Alexandra Scott


 

Music at the Mint sat down to chat with Alexandra Scott about her music and New Orleans. The singer-songwriter plays a genre that she describes as "dream-a-billy," slow soulful songs "for rainy nights." Over the course of the interview, Scott played a few tracks and discussed the City, her roots, music, and of course, lots of food.

 

The talk and the the tunes follow.

 

Mint: Where are you from?

Moonwalk Meditations

A Photo Essay Along the Mississippi


Along the riverfront, a mystery rogue has been decorating the Moonwalk between Governor Nicholls Street and the Natchez Riverboat dock with rock sculptures. Anybody could be sculpting this urban art. It could be one person or many. Maybe it’s not meant to be art at all, but a form of territory marker, or meditative practice. Or maybe, it is just the groups of people who hang out on the rocks in the late afternoon and sing to string sounds of the ukulele or banjo as the river flows south and tugboats disappear around the bend. 

 

VENDREDI

September 19th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. Loyola Jazz Alumni Jam

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-10p.m.

Music by Cindy Scott and an outdoor screening of Sunset Boulevard

 

Makers: Women in Comedy
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
Part of a PBS series on women in historically male-dominated industries (free)

 

Concerts in the Courtyard
Historic N.O. Collection, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers ($10)

 

2014: A Strauss Odyssey
Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 7:30p.m.
LPO’s 2014-2015 season kicks off ft. soprano Susanna Phillips ($20-$99)

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Tim and Eric
The Civic, 8p.m.
Adult Swim goofs bring their absurd comedy tour to NOLA ($40)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Local metal legend

 

Katey Red, Chilldren, Magnolia Rhome
Siberia, 9p.m.
Bounce night also ft. BJ So Cole, Da Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man


Soul Sister’s 8th Annual Birthday Jam
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Ft. DJ Soul Sister and DJ Maseo of De La Soul

 

Debauche, Smoke n Bones
Maison, 10:30p.m.
Russian folk-punk and NOLA funk at Maison tonight

SAMEDI

September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)

Cops Catch Mid City Burglar, Search for FQ Mugger

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

On Monday (9.15) morning, NOPD found themselves grappling with two different robberies. In Mid-City, a determined woman and her brother helped police track down their home invader. In the quarter, cops are on the hunt for a mugger on a bike.

Today in NOLA: 9.17.14


Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Disney star turned teen pop sensation Demi Lovato brings her self-titled world tour to Lakefront Arena tonight. If that’s not quite your style, perhaps you’d consider trying a metal show, or some good old New Orleans music. On this day in 1967, the Saints scored on opening kickoff of the opening game of the season. There’s hope! Check out live music picks tonight:

Suspect Sought in Gentilly Shooting

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Police have identified a suspect wanted for a September 1st murder in Gentilly. The victim Chad Wilson, years old, was shot to death on the 2600 block of Dreux Street. Now detectives have released photos of the alleged killer.

Go Play Cupid: NOLA Leads Nation in Singles

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

By Ashley Rouen

No need to increase the radius on your OKCupid profile; NOLA has plenty of singles. A new analysis by the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Atlantic’s City Lab places Louisiana, along with the city of New Orleans in the lead for top selfie status. 

State of Play: NOLA Theatre 9.16-9.15

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

This week offfers bit of a lull in openings so you can catch up on the wide array of offerings. For one performance only, catch up with NOLA's patron Saint, Joan of Arc or take advantage of one of two opportunities to see a staged reeading of Driving Miz Daisy. NOLA Project's Cuckoo's Nest and Thin Walls continue their stellar runs and there are plenty of Broadway offerings circulating about the area.

Art Openings & Shows in NOLA

June 24-30

Great art continues all around NOLA this week! The Ogden extends its open invitation After Hours with 7 Walkers/Double Uptown Shotgun front man Papa Mali, kicking off the last weekend in June juuuuust right: by bringin’ the funk. Friday Nights at NOMA treats the senses with the guitar stylings of Daniele Spadavecchia, a handsome and talented transplant from Italy.  Friday Nights also features “The Artful Palate,” a cooking demonstration of dynamic and delicious proportioins. Registration for “The New Orleans Antiques Forum 2014” is open at the Historic New Orleans Collection.


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

Tweetin' for Teach': Loyola Adds Social Media Minor

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

All those likes, friends, and followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter may now qualify you as an academic.  Loyola University announced that their School of Mass Communications will be adding social media as a minor.

Tommy Boggs Passes

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Tommy Boggs, a Louisiana legend who eventually settled in Washington D.C. and earned the nickname the King of K Street, passed away at the age of 73 years old on Monday (9.15). Boggs, the son of House Majority Leader Hale Boggs and Representative Lindy Boggs, was a revered figure in the Beltway credited with transforming lobbying if not government.

 

Drug Deal Destination Veers Violent, 5 Shot

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Monday night (9.15) five men were shot at a troubled corner in New Orleans East. The intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Dale Street has garnered a reputation for illicit activity and now crime.

 

According to NOPD PIO Officer Frank Robertson, a white “transport van” pulled up to the intersection, and a gunman exited the vehicle and began firing. The victims were all male aged 20, 35, 31, 54, and 61 years old. All of the men were hospitalized. The 31 year old is listed in critical condition. The rest are stable.

 

Today in NOLA: 9.16.14

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Stanton Moore leads a crack trio at Snug Harbor tonight. Author Jesmyn Ward reads from her well-received new book, Men We Reaped, at Garden District Book Shop. And on this day in 1964, the Beatles rocked City Park—the only New Orleans show the band ever played. Celebrate tonight with an all-ages tribute show at Tad Gormley Stadium. Get more details and find out which local legend the Fab Four demanded to meet while they were in NOLA:

 

Opinion: Sen. Landrieu’s not the only one still living with Mom & Dad

Monday, September 15th, 2014

By Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), candidate for U.S. Senate

Food Truck Park Coming to St. Claude


Monday, September 15th, 2014

Look out Austin! NOLA is about to get her first food truck park. A vacant lot on the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Feliciana Street will provide an outdoor food court populated by the trendy trucks from October 2 - November 8. Of course, this is Louisiana not Texas; so, the venue will also feature beer and food.

 

The area will be outfitted with picnic tables and strings of Christmas lights. In addition, there will be portapotties, bike parking, and security. The park will operate Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6p.m. to 9p.m.

 

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Rolling on the River

Downriver Fest Returns to Old US Mint


Pop over to the Old U.S. Mint this Saturday to peep the Downriver: The Mighty Mississippi River Festival. The free festival celebrating the bend in the river is returning for a second year. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friends of the Cabildo, in collaboration with the French Market, invite the public to a themed event celebrating culture and life on the crescent of muddy waters that have formed the cradle of New Orleans history. This year’s theme is coffee and bananas, which will be discussed in lectures and cooking shows scheduled throughout the day.

New Stock at Bellocq

Lee Circle Cocktail Destination Rolls Out Food Menu & New Drink List


Bellocq at the Hotel Modern is taking a step towards the present wile keeping touch with their vintage roots. The lounge, CureCo’s cobbler capital, has long had no food of its own, relying on their proximity to Tivoli & Lee. Now, Bellocq will feature their own food menu. Additionally, the bar will continue serving the 19th century classic, but they will sit aside other offerings on a new drink menu.

To and Fro

Homeless Protest Council's Crackdown on Tents


Homeless people gathered at Camp and Calliope Streets to protest  a recent City Council ordinance restricting right of way. On Thursday, September 4, the Council ended weeks of debate and passed a stripped down version of Councilmember Cantrell’s Ordinance 30,273 focusing on right of way primarily on homeless living in tent camps under the bridge.

Drilling for Answers

Pols, Academics, & Industry Weigh In at Gulf Energy Forum


The Atlantic Magazine flew south to host “An American Town Hall” on energy and the midterm elections yesterday.  Industry representatives, academics, and politicians sat on four small panels and discussed fracking on the Northshore, commuter trains to Baton Rouge, Mary Landrieu’s senate race, and many things in between.

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