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Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister


  NOLA

Today in New Orleans: 4.24.14


Tonight, the Ogden Museum is hosting a trunk show to prepare for Sippin’ in Seersucker, the House of Blues is hosting a pair of desert rock artists, and Nicholas Payton performs in the Riverbend. On this day in 1877, reconstruction ended in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Thursday.


Updated: Power Out on Frenchmen St.


Updated: About 150 homes and businesses lost power on Frenchmen St. and an adjacent area of the Marigny Wednesday evening, according to Entergy. The outage was due to a downed wire, according to the utility's View Outage map. 


Socialite Mickey Easterling Throws Posthumous Party


Mickey Easterling’s memorial service at the Saenger Theatre epitomized New Orleans’ approach to death. Friends, family, and followers of the philanthropist and socialite honored her one last time. Of course, Easterling herself was a prominent feature at her final party. Her body was positioned in a seated position, cigarette in one hand and a champage glass in another, wearing a pin that read “Bitch.”   


City Breaks Ground on Hollygrove Senior Center


Mayor Mitch, along with City Councilmembers and FEMA got their hands dirty at a groundbreaking this afternoon. City officials dug their shovels into the future home of the Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center.


Moss for Words

Earth Day Look at Scenic City Park (Photos)



New Orleans' Earth Day celebrations will culminate at City Park today, April 22. Photographer Rachel June captures some of the park's natural delights, from rich Spanish moss, to towering oak trees, to ducks searching for stale bread.  


Film Crews to Shoot Car Crash, Gunfire in Central City


Residents can expect real traffic in Central City tomorrow, but the car crash and gunfire will be fake. Film crews are setting up at the intersection of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..


Today in New Orleans 4.22.14


Today is Earth Day. Tonight, local author John Griswold presents his latest essay collection, and Brooklyn-based blues singer-songwriter Dayna Kurtz performs at Café Istanbul.  On this day in 1782, Jean Lafitte was born in Port au Prince in Haiti. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


High Ranks for NOLA in Biking, Fatalities


New Orleans is a top 10 city for bike commuting, but also ranks in the top 5 for bicycle fatalities, according to a new report.  The Alliance for Biking and Walking's recently released Benchmark Report compiled data for 52 U.S. cities. The Crescent City jumped from 10th to 8th in the number of people who biked to work. According to a repackaging of the data by Vox.com, New Orleans ranked 5th in the number of bicycle fatalities over a two year period.


Corps Closes Portions of Carrollton, Claiborne, Prytania


Uptown road closures don't end with Mardi Gras these days, as work continues on a massive project to keep water off the streets. The Army Corps of Enigneers is stanching the flow of traffic on a section of Prytania St. as they complete a drainage project.


Very Bunny (Photos)

Review of this Weekend's Bunarchy Bar Hop, Earth Day Fest in Armstrong Park



In addition to candy and parades, Easter weekend in NOLA included a rabbit-themed bar hop, and an Earth Day Festival at Armstrong Park. Rachel June captured photos of this year's Bunarchy in the Marigny, and Daniel Paschall caught some highlights from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade's Earth Day Festival and Green Business Expo. Click through for photos. 


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