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Vendredi

August 28th

Yoshio Toyama & Dixie Saints

Snug Harbor, 8p.m. & 10p.m.

Classic New Orleans jazz of banjo, piano, trumpet, and vocals, $25

 

Thistle Marie Musgrave Opening

Parse Gallery, 7p.m.-10p.m.

"FLUX", diverse, ethically-sourced wearable art

 

Tom Worrell

Le Bon Temps Rouler, 7p.m.

Keys guy at a classic venue

 

Boyfriend's Third Anuual B-Day Bash

One Eyed Jack's, 9p.m.

Boyfriend, Trixie Minx, Fleur de Tease, and more, plus visual installations, a cupcake bar, pop-up shop, $10

 

"Phoenix"

Prytania Theatre

Disfigured German-Jewish nightclub singer searches for answers after WWII


  Arts

"and yes I said yes I will Yes"

Irish House Ready for Bloomsday



To most, today, June 16, might just be another Tuesday. But for James Joyce fans around the world, June 16 marks the ever-important literary celebration, Bloomsday. In commemoration of the Irish writer’s novel Ulysses, The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.) will be hosting a reading of the epic story. Writers and literary enthusiasts from across the city will come out to narrate excerpts of the famously dense, Ulysess. 


Inside the Orpheum

NOLA Theater Gem Returns (Photos)



Photos by Jamey Shaw

New Orleans’ theatre district continues to grow. The Orpheum Theater is finally ready to reopen following a decade long hiatus. Today, the Theater opened their doors to the media to provide a sneak-peak of the completely restored Beaux Arts gem.


State of Play: 8.27-9.09


Compiled by Michael Martin

The fall theatre season is upon us. Early offerings are beginning this week with a Katrina retrospective, new work from Jim Fitzmorris, and the NOLA Project's "Marie Antoinette." On the North Shore, lesbians and hitches are in, and Mary Poppins is ready to take flight. Click on through for all of this week's offerings.


The Sunday Critic

Flowers in the Attic Reviewed



Do you know someone suffering an idée fixe? Someone staring, who returns obsessively, in a low drone of helpless servility, to a single topic, usually sexual in nature? If that someone was fixated on adolescent sibling incest, with hefty helpings of related fetishes – idealized dead fathers, libidinous unreliable mothers, children as pretty dolls, Biblical invocations of damnation, and of course sadomasochism – she or he could have written Flowers in the Attic.


Lineup Reveal: Jazz in Armstrong Park


Tis’ the season for lineup announcements. Today, People United for Armstrong Park (PUFAP) rolled out the fall schedule for their Jazz in the Park series. The free series running from September 3 through October 29 will include performances by Jon Cleary, Partners N' Crime, Little Freddie King, and the Raw Oyster Cult amongst others.


Y'at Pack


In New Orleans, we love our local music, but there is still a respect for the masters. On October 23rd, local musical institution David Torkanowsky will convene a meeting to honor the Chairman of the Board. The Orpheum Theater will play host to a night honoring Frank Sinatra.


Memorial in Music

Songs of the Storm, Flood, & Recovery



New Orleans is a city built on music. It is no surprise that after Katrina anger about the Federal Flood and love for the Crescent City was manifest in music by artists both local and national. Ten years later, NoDef is looking back at some of the best compositions inspired by the Storm, the levee breach, and the recovery.


State of Play: 8.21-8.26


The lull before the storm ahs begun. The theatre scene in NOLA is in the midst of a reprieve in advance of fall seasson. However, there are still some shows to see. The Cradle Will Rock, Flowers in the Attic, and What Difference Does It Make are continuing their sucessful runs.


Voodoo Casts A Wider Spell


Johnny Rotten has not faded away. In fact, the punk legend will be playing the 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. The Halloween weekend fest announced the addition of John Lydon’s Public Image to the lineup today. EDM favorite Steve Angello as well as Metric, Peaches and Ruby Amanfu will also be joining the bill.


Portrait of an Artist

Zack Smith's "My Muse Louisiana"



Photographer Zack Smith’s work is virtually ubiquitous in the Crescent City. For the last fifteen years, he has captured many of NOLA’s most prominent musicians on film. Now, Smith has turned his focus to other artists, not to mention, to the rest of the Boot with his new project “My Louisiana Muse.”


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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock