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Hear author of Steve Jobs speak about pioneer of computer programming Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter and other innovators of the digital age
Catch this Blues Hall of Famer uptown
The Beatnik, 9p.m.
Join this class act local bluesman in Central City
The sexiest electronic R&B show you’ll probably ever go to
The Country Club, 10a.m.-3p.m.
Do it how you live it + $10 bottomless Mimosas every Sat and Sun
Blue Nile Balcony Room, 1a.m.
Two nights of EDM from the princess of Indian dj’s
Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.-1a.m.
Get ya hustle on to humble resident DJ who spins it how she lives it
Witness local jazz vocalist’s voice floating on Frenchmen ($10)
Second-line funk and dank boogaloo groove made to make ya move ya feet
San Franciscan native turned Cajun sifts through elements of blues and soul $15
Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rockgal
Southport Hall, 7p.m.
Philip Anselmo's local metal cult
Rivals Southern University and Grambling State duke it out for the 41st time in this annually played game
Champions Square, 9a.m.-1p.m.
Music outside da dome featuring 5th Ward Weebie and more
Heinz Fields, 12p.m.
Through long games of labor, and nights devoid of ease, the Saints still hear in their souls the music of wonderful Who Dat melodies and silently steal away
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.
This 76 year old honky-tonk gives new meaning to the term live show
Do tha dance to traditional jazz with Washboard Chaz, Will Smith, Paul Roberson, Seva Venet, Robert Snow, Bruce Brachman and John Dodli
Weed-themed Death Metal from Richmond, VA
Gallier Hall, 7p.m. & 7:30p.m.
Projection mapping and spatial augmented reality starts tonight
Circle Bar, 5-9p.m.
Free music for happy hour
Gambling Battles Southern at Dome Tonight (Videos)
There’s no question: NOLA’s got brass. So, the nation’s top marching band showdown fits right within the beat of the city. Tonight, ‘da Dome plays host to the Annual Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands. The event provides an intense hour plus of music and theatrics as two of the country’s best units face off.
Film Review: Fury
By Jason Raymond
Psychokinesis describes what happens in contemporary war movies as well as anything else I can think of. During the many battle sequences of Fury you are mesmerized by all the CGI pyrotechnics, complex sound, and quick edits that transport you inside an M4 Sherman tank. For about twenty-five years [1942-1977], America churned out movies about World War Two when much of the audience actively participated in the conflict to some degree. Yet the technology underpinning filmmaking never could achieve - what? technical accuracy? - the sheer spellbinding visuals in this movie.
Catch 'em All: Dates Announced for Freedia's Third Season
Back off the wall and turn on your television. Fresh off entering the Guinness Book of World Records for largest crowd of simultaneous “twerkers,” Big Freedia is back in the news. Fuse network announced the release dates for the third season of her show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.
Reviews: My Horse's Name is Loneliness, Roller Rink Temptations
The plus of having your planned slate of Fringe Fest shows fall apart is that you start just wandering around to whatever’s still available and sounds interesting. That’s when synchronistic patterns emerge. Two of the four shows I saw Saturday night – My Horse’s Name is Loneliness, Aztec Economy’s sequel to its Fringe hit, My Aim is True, and newbie troupe Beaubourg’s production of Catherine Weingarten’s A Roller Rink Temptation – both seem to me to be modern, niche variations of the old-school gay sensibility’s main contribution to culture: Camp.
A Feel For Fringe: Loop's End, They Don't Eat Corn Here, City of Songs & More
The Fringe Fest kept rolling on Friday (11.22) night. Of course, NoDef's team of critics was on hand to check out the theatrical offerings. In this edition of Fringe reviews, we check out Loop's End, Violence of the Lambs, They Don't Eat Corn Here, A Beaver Licous Family Affair, City of Songs, and Pussy Panic.
The Sunday Critic: Sarge, Enter Your Sleep, A Nudist's Wedding
Besides the opportunity to be windy and wordy, the main advantage of keeping my amateur status as a critic rather than going pro (i.e being paid) is that I am not obligated to the scene as a whole. I get to what I get to. I’ve taken a pass on many shows. Sometimes, there's a conflict, other times shows are just not ready for a review, and sometimes words just don't do justice to a work.
Reviews: Palindrome, Baghdad Puppies, Montana, Now and At the Hour, & More
The second night of Fringe bought a fresh round of premiers. NoDef was there to catch all the action and deliver a fresh round of reviews as well. Palindrome, Baghdad Puppies, Montana, Now and at the Hour, The Wake, and Professor Nakamoto's Nexus of Numbers are all tackled in this installation.
Encore! Marigny Opera Reopens Doors
The show must go on! The Marigny Opera House is once again open for (show) business and the Fringe Festival will be holding their regularly scheduled performances in the venue all weekend. The popular downtown venue made headlines last week when it hosted Solange Knowles’ wedding and then made the front page again on Wednesday (11.19) when the venue was briefly shuttered.
Fringe Flings: Cajun Face, Bullet, Exquisite Mistake, Myrtles, & More
The Fringe Festival kicked off on Wednesday (11.20) night. NoDef’s squad of writers was out on the scene to report back on the offerings. Reviews of Cajun Face, Bullet, Exquisite Mistake, It’s…The Myrtle Family Show, and The Cherry Jaxxxson Webcam Show follow.
NoDef's Theatre Critic Does Opening Night: Cicada, The Other Mozart, Boesman and Lena
Two or three years ago, I grew disgruntled with the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Except for any absolute obligation shows, I started avoiding it in its entirety. Sheer size had not made the fest a “victim of its own success.” There’d been no noticeable decline in the quality of its slate. Rather I believed that the rest of the New Orleans scene had fallen victim to it. It’s all in the timing: Whereas in most cities a fringe fest invigorates the off-season, the theatrical dead zone, ours had set up camp in the middle of prime time – in a town where workable periods for full-run shows is already severely limited by the major holidays – then grown so huge as to suck all the air out of the room.
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.
B. E. Mintz
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