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Defender Picks



September 22nd

Luke Winslow King
d.b.a., 7p.m.

Young singer-songwriter with an old soul


New Orleans Civic Symphony Fall Concert
UNO Recital Hall, 7:30-9:30p.m.

Performing music by Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Schumann


Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday


Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.
Bring an instrument and join in (free)


Real Estate, Regal Degal
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Dreamy, kitschy pop vibes from New Jersey ($18)


Glen David Andrews
d.b.a., 10p.m.
The Tremé Prince brings his trombone to Frenchman


King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues


September 22nd

Crescent City Farmers Market
Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market


Michael Rubin: The Cottoncrest Curse
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author’s new mystery, set on a Louisiana plantation


Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
Spotted Cat, 6.p.m.

Jazz singer with a vintage twist


Peter Abadie: Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
Garden District Books, 6-7:30p.m.
Abadie’s latest is about the motivations of assassins 


Stanton Moore Trio
Snug Harbor, 10p.m.

Moore, Singleton, and Torkanowsky play Frenchmen on Tuesdays in September ($15)


September 24th

6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans


Kelcy Mae
BEATnik, 8p.m.

NOLA songwriter combines folk, Americana, bluegrass, and pop


Walter “Wolfman” Washington
d.b.a., 10 p.m.
Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week


Felice Brothers
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New York-based folk rock band, plus Spirit Family Reunion ($15)


Horse Thief
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Psychedelic folk rock on tour from Oklahoma City ($5)


September 25th

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

This week ft. Russell Batiste and Friends, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Mike Soulman Baptiste


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

This week ft. Tim Laughlin and The New Orleans Review launch party


Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
New Orleans Athletic Club, 7p.m.
Associate Director of famers’ market org discusses merits of eating local


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


The Geraniums
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Moody local rock foursome ($5)


Rue Fiya
Maison, 10p.m.
Feel-good music with influence “from Afro-Funk to Zydeco”


Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Bounce all-stars celebrate Q93's DJ Ro’s Birthday


Tweetin' for Teach': Loyola Adds Social Media Minor

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.

Lights Out for Cigarettes at CVS

Smokers in New Orleans and across the nation accustomed to picking up a pack at their local CVS will have to learn some new habits. The pharmacy chain, newly rebranded as CVS Health, quit selling all tobacco products nationwide yesterday (9.3).

Hello, Dolly: Tropical Storm Predicted to Make Landfall in Mexico

Now upgraded from a Depression to a Tropical Storm, Dolly continues to head for the coast of Mexico. The National Weather Service predicts that Dolly will make landfall later today or early tomorrow.

Weekend Weather & Tropical Outlook: 8.23, 8.24

By Patrick J. Pearson

Hot! The Song remains the same as we burn into a particularly hot weekend, weather-wise. Highs are projected in the mid to upper 90's with Heat Indices into the triple digits both Saturday and Sunday. Stay cool and hydrated and check in on the elderly and shut-in's you may know too. Rain chance are 10 percent at best both days. Off Puerto Rico, we're keep an eye on 96L which is still disorganized.

Alliance Française Holds Open House as NOLA Says Bienvenue to New Consul

Are you thinking about learning French? This Saturday, Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans invites the public to enjoy une journée portes ouvertes, or open house, to sample the organization’s language courses—glass of wine in hand, of course. With a new Consul General of France arriving in New Orleans this week, it’s a great time to take up la belle langue.

Discreet Affair: Site Provides Census of NOLA Cheaters

Does your idea of the perfect extramarital affair include romantic candlelit dinners and long walks in Audubon Park? You should probably take things a little farther from home, because according to data from a “married dating” site, most philanderers in New Orleans live Uptown.

Michael Cerveris Gets Crunk With ALS Ice

Michael Cerveris took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with an interesting twist this weekend. The actor and song & dance man posted a video depicting him dumping a pitcher of ice--well, you'll see--today. He then challenged Evita co-star Ricky Martin to rise to the occasion. (Video after the jump.)

Today in NOLA: 8.17.14

Let the good times roll! The first-ever New Orleans Sushi Fest rolls into Mardi Gras World this afternoon, with live entertainment, traditional crafts, Miss Linda the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, wrestlers wearing blow-up sumo suits, and oh yes, sushi. The Ashé Cultural Arts Center celebrates another cultural tradition as Mardi Gras Indian elders gather to give awards and share oral histories. Details today:

Weekend Weather & Tropical Outlook, 8.16-8.17

By Patrick J. Pearson

It's August in NOLA which means lots of heat, and a chance of storms, but this weekend is looking fairly tame. The southerly flow returns today as we say adios to the lower dewpoint's. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms are forecasted but none are expected to be severe in nature. Highs are predicted to be around 90F area wide. Details follow.

NoDef Bids Farewell to Managing Editor

by B.E. Mintz

Friday (8-15) marks the final day as Managing Editor of NOLA Defender for Stephen Babcock. During Babcock’s tenure at the Defender, the publication grew from a novelty into a thriving news source. He worked countless hours to enable and often spearhead that evolution. Babcock will retain the position Editor Emeritus and sit on the Defender’s board. Next week he will move to Baltimore where he will pursue several journalistic opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic.

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