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Ogden After Hours
Mark Powell: The Sheltering
Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Terence Higgins, Cliff Hines
1st Annual Positive Hip-Hop
Mad Decent Block Party
Friday Nights At NOMA
Beach Day, Ben Polar One Man Band
Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Underdogcentral HeadPhones Release Party
Foundation Free Fridays
TNM Presents: The Match Game
State of Play: NOLA Theatre 8.26-8.31
Theatre is starting to crank up again in NOLA. An all-star team is staging a concert staging of the iconic post-K work (in progress) Nine Lives. Spuds McConnell is reprising his portrayal of Huey P. Long. On Frenchmen St. Compleat is getting funky. Full listings follow.
Film Review: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
I must concede I would have enjoyed this second Sin City had it run 20 minutes. The complex visual composition of the movie alone keeps your attention for that long. Credit Frank Miller and Robert Rodriquez for having a specific vision for each scene. I often chide films for being cartoons. However, cartoons take skill to create, and this one has been created with consummate expertise.
New Service Creates Reels for Aspiring Actors
Dream of screen acting? Actor/Director/Entrepreneur Vanessa Cloke suggests finding an agent: no agent, no real acting work. How do you get an agent? That remains tricky, even in a city with expanding performance opportunities. "One of the biggest challenges to even getting an agent out here," Cloke explains over coffee in Mid-City, "because it's becoming extremely exclusive, is if you don't have footage so they can see your acting, if you don't have a resume, if you don't have credits, you probably won't get an agent."
Review: Saints and Sisters: Nuns with Guns in Old New Orleans
It’s a good thing feisty, can-do sisters Jessica and Jasmine James have a destiny to fulfill. Otherwise they’d snipe affectionately and banter forever, telling one another things each should already know so the audience can find out too. But a visit to a speakeasy presided over by Pappy, an extremely well-informed bartender (and populated by a batty old drunk lady, for fun) sends them to the door of the Ursuline Convent. There, they are ushered into a hidden society of ninja nuns devoted, so they claim, to the protection of New Orleans, presided over by a mysterious Mother Superior and her lackey priest.
NOVAC Drills PA's at Boot Camp
New Orleans Video Access Center [NOVAC], working with the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, finished a two-day "PA Bootcamp" this weekend. The "PA" means production assistants, who work on movie and television sets, performing a wide-array of duties. "It's really an entry level view of the film industry for people who are interested in getting in, in any capacity," says NOVAC's Executive Director Darcy McKinnon. "So we recommend it highly to anyone who wants to be in the industry."
Today in NOLA: 8.24.14
Sunday is a day of rest, but the actors and directors of Flambeaux Theatre won’t be resting: they’re writing and mounting seven short plays in the space of 24 frantic hours. Come out tonight to see how they did. Tonight’s Boyz II Men concert was cancelled, but you can still dance your cares away with Alligator Chomp Chomp at One Eyed Jacks. Full details tonight:
Filthy Linen Night
Frenchmen Stages Hipper Art Crawl Replete with Free PBR
If you haven’t gotten around to your laundry lately, don’t worry. In fact, go head and air out those threads because tonight (8.23), the second annual Filthy Linen Night hits Frenchman Street and the Marigny. Following, Julia Street’s White Linen Night and the Quarter’s Dirty Linen night, FLN provides an emerging scene with a funkier art crawl, replete with free PBR.
Ndegeocello, Phillips, Neon Trees Announce NOLA Dates
Music aficionados will be happy to hear about a trio of fall announcements with everything from pop to new wave represented. Meshell Ndegeocello will be coming to the CAC. Phillip Phillips is slated for the Saenger. Neon Trees will be coming to the Civic on on October 28th.
DJ PJ: Kajun Kourage
"Please do not sing Total Eclipse of the Heart." The man known inside Kajun's Pub as DJ PJ would request a moratorium on Bonnie Tyler's 1984 Number 1 hit, but knows he won't get one. The song remains almost a nightly staple, sung as loudly by the audience as the performer onstage.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
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