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Defender Picks



April 18th

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Pioneer of Mardi Gras Indian music crossing over into funk


BERG Double Header

UNO, 5p.m.

AllStars vs. Detroit Derby Girls, Crescent Wenches vs. Cajun Rollergirls


Story Time with Miss Maureen

Maple Street Books, 11:30a.m.

Reading circus sotry, Keith Graves' Second Banana


Earth Day Festival and Solar Derby

Palmer Park, 11a.m. to 7:30p.m.

Russel Honore leads an eco-fest


State of Play: Theatre Listings 4.16– 4.20

Compiled by Michael Martin

The spring season is winding down, but there still is plenty to see. Tennessee Williams continues to enjoy a local resurgence. Southern Rep is rolling out their much hyped multi-disciplinary Boudin project. For full listings of theatre in teh area, click on through.

Something Beautiful: Shorty Fest Reveals 2015 Lineup

In the midst of Jazz Fest madness, New Orleans favorite son Trombone Shorty hosts his own star-studded celebration. Troy Andrews is headlining his own festival for the third year. The concert for a cause just released their impressive 2015 lineup which will also includes John Boutte, Sweet Crude, and an all-star salute to Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

Timecode:NOLA Focuses on Indie Film at Fest

All fests do not involve music and rows of vendors. Timecode:NOLA’s latest project tends to skew more towards soundtracks and rows of sprockets. On Thursday (4.16), the Third Annual Independent Film Fest hits local screens.

NOizeFest Releases Lineup

As the cruelest month drip-drops its way towards a close, all eyes are focused on the Fair Grounds and the forthcoming fete. But, seasoned New Orleanians know that the true gems of Fest Season can be found far from Mid City. Today, NOizeFest released details and a preliminary lineup for their tenth annual celebration of the unique musical genre that is distorted ambiance.

The Sunday Critic

If You Breathe, It Breaks
: The Glass Menagerie at ABCT

Gwendolyne Foxworth’s portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie alone makes the ABTC production worth your time…at least if you haven’t visited Tennessee Williams’ game-changing memory play for awhile, or ever. (Even then, I assume no plot summary is necessary. This is one of those perennials that every theater lover “knows” even if they don’t know it.)

Southern Rep Releases 2015-2016 Schedule

Southern Rep still does not have a permanent home, but the local theatre company is rolling out lots of work. The group just announced their 2015-2016 schedule. Plays will tackle art versus reality, a Shreveport murder, masculinity framed by football, and a Tennessee Williams classic.

Opera Ends Season With Figaro's High Note

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was pretty damn good at composition. The virtuoso’s life and work inspired several movies and hundreds of books. His work is as close to sing-along music as the classical genre has to offer. So, when the New Orleans Opera Association chose to stage his The Marriage of Figaro this weekend, they had a success before the curtain even lifted.

French Quarter Fest Picks: Saturday

We've had a couple days to roll into French Quarter Fest, but today is the main event. With all of the fete's stages belting out all day long and the weather nothing short of picturesque, Saturday is looking to be a prime day for cutting loose. Below, NoDef hand picks our festival selections for this fine Saturday:

Nick of Time: Films at FQF

French Quarter Fest is filled with music and food, but that’s not all. Throughout the weekend, many revelers will take a break from the sun and absorb some Crescent City culture on the silver screen.

Today in NOLA: 4.06.15

Today, a human beatbox is coming to Republic and a classic film is playing at Indywood. A couple classic NOLA gigs are also making their regular appearances on the Monday calendar. On this day in Louisiana history, Huey Long’s impeachment trial began in 1929. Now, more to do in 2015. 

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