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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


  NOLA

Krampus Gras

NOLA Fetes Demon Who Visits the Night Before St. Nick



Krampus is the stuff of nightmares. His name is derived from the German word Krampen, or to claw, and the night before Nikolaustag (Saint Nick’s Day) the beast creeps into town and beats the children into being nice. Of course, New Orleans will be feting this anti-hero with a mini-fest on December 5.


The Girls in the Band


by Ashley Rouen

Jazz Fest is just around the corner, but Jazz Heritage is a pillar upon which this city spins all year round, especially for our young musicians. On Jazz Fest Eve (4.23) next week, locals have will have a chance to help raise money for a girl's band camp by attending a film screening of "The Girls in the Band" at Funky Nola, located a stone's throw from the festival gates (1700 N. Broad,) at 6p.m. this Thursday (doors and refreshments at 5:30p.m.)


Today in NOLA 4.17.15


Today in NOLA, the LPO is offering some top flight classical music. Tank and the Bangas are continuing their mercurial rise and musicians are banding together to fight for the Gulf. On this day in 1811, Attakapas Country was abolished and established as St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. Now, more to do in Orleans Parish.


'Week of Action' Precedes Big Oozy Birthday


Tis the season for lineup rollouts. But, amidst all of the festivals roster reveal, one somber schedule was released. April 20 marks the five year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill. A week of activities is scheduled preceding the Big Oozy’s birthday.


Today in NOLA 4.16.15


Tonight offers a double bill of art in the CBD, an alt country heart-throb at One Eyed Jack’s, and lots of bounce at Republic. On St. Claude, Ginger Licous is bringing her edgy burlesque to the Hi Ho. Today, April 16, is the date New Orleans was officially founded in 1718. Now, more to do a few hundred years later.


Today in NOLA 4.15.15


It's Tax Day, but after the last return is post-marked, there is plenty happening. The Pelicans’ season comes down to tonight, DJ T-Roy is spinning reggae, Big Sam and Amanda Shaw are playing the Square, and trad-jazz is swinging on Frenchmen. On this day in 1795, the Pointee Coupee Slave Rebellion began their revolt on Julien Poydras’ plantation. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Today in NOLA 4.14.15


The rain shows no sign of stopping this week. The good news is that the music doesn’t either. A pair of experimental music series are bookending the map, uptown at Gasa Gasa and downtown at the Blue Nile. Over at the Leaf, Rebirth playing their regular hometown gig. On this day in 1965, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t that a Shame” was released. 


Pressure Drop: Construction to Disrupt Water


Low water pressure is on tap across New Orleans. Robert Jackson at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has been busy issuing advisories about three forthcoming construction projects and their effects. Elysian Fields, Holy Cross, and Common Street are all on the docket.


Singing in the Rain (FQF Photos)


By Dr. Bill Copen

Sunday (4.12) saw some showers, but the rain did not stop the French Quarter Fest. Local favorites like Kermit Ruffins, Rockin' Dopsie, and Stanton Moore all inspired big crowds to dance the downpour away. NoDef's Dr. Bill Copen braved the elements to find the fun.


Today in NOLA 4.13.15


One fest has passed, but for those still in the mood, George Porter and King James are paying their regular gigs. The Hill Country Hounds are heating up the Hi Ho and a great film is playing for those who need to take it down a notch. Today would have been the 89th birthday for R&B pioneer Cosimo Matassa. Now, more to do this Monday.  


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