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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.
Today in NOLA: 6.19.16
There’s lots of PRIDE in the Quarter today while City Park is celebrating some island pride. If you’re looking for something harder, check out Castle at Siberia. There’s always R. Kelly at the arena also. June 19, 1865, was Emancipation Day; today, the holiday of Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom. More to see today:
Today in NOLA: 6.18.16
Reggae is rocking City Park today and the Fairgrounds are hosting a brass band throwdown. Two classic dance parties will keep locals moving after hours. As lagniappe, The Bulemics, Bantam Foxes, and Mainline are also gigging. On this day in 1921, Louisiana ratified a new constitution. It lasted until 1974. Details for tonight:
Today in NOLA: 6.17.16
A couple of gals from Nashville are bringing their own take on country to the Quarter tonight while Seth Stainback wraps up his run in Mid City. Plus, Kermit, Tab, Christian Scott, and the New Orleans Suspects are all taking the stage. On this day in 1868, Lake Charles held its first town election. Details for tonight:
Today in NOLA: 6.16.16
Tonight offers no shortage of activity. The Ogden is opening their much hyped graffiti show and Seth Stainback is in Mid City. For those looking for sports, the US is playing Ecuador in the Copa America quarterfinals. Amd, for everyone else, there are blues, brass, and funk to check out. On this day in 1932, Huey Long’s new state capitol was opened during the inauguration of Governor O.K. Allen. Now, more for your Thursday.
Today in NOLA: 6.15.16
Kentucky’s White Reaper is visiting Freret tonight and HISB is playing a free show on the West Bank. Around the rest of town, some NOLA darlings are playing regualr shows. On this day in 1910, Louisiana created Evangeline Parish, naming it after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem about a young Acadian woman. More tonight:
Today in NOLA: 6.14.16
Tonight, pop sensation Selena Gomez is in town. For those of us above the age of 25, there is also some brass, organ, trad jazz, and funk to check out (plus a book signing). Happy Birthday to keyboardist Gerald Dural, born on June 14, 1957, in Lafayette, La. Dural is the brother of Buckwheat Zydeco. Now, more to do this Tuesday.
Today in NOLA: 6.13.16
Steve Gunn is visiting Uptown tonight, but across the city, there is plenty of opportunity to check out NOLA jazz, indie rock, end even some comedy. On this day in 1964, Louis Armstrong hit the top of the album chart with Hello, Dolly!. Find those dancing shoes and get ready for more tonight.
Today in NOLA: 6.12.16
Today, head down to the fest and then check out Weezer by da Dome. If you want to hear some of the souds of the futue, Wax Idols and Domo Genesis are also in town. On this day in 1912, Allen Parish was incorporated in southwest Louisiana. Read on for more tonight.
Today in NOLA: 6.11.16
Today in NOLA, the Creole Tomato Fest opens with food and music. In the evening, OEJ hosts (another) Prince tribute, a Star Trek metal band is visiting, Tab Benoit is covering Sting, and Kirk Franklin is bringing some gospel downtown. Plus, check out DJ Soul Sister or Corey Henry. On this day in Louisiana music history, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame” made number one on the R&B charts in 1955. Now, for more on this Saturday’s events.
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