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UNO Lakefront, 8p.m.
Comedian brings his Conspiracy Theory
Bank St. Bar,
Beachabilly with a little swing, dress appropriately
Mix of brass standards and funky covers
Jazz Playhouse, 10p.m.
Romy Kaye & the Mercy Buckets provide soundtrack
Big brassy swamp funk
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: 5.05.16
Now that Jazz Fest has passed, Cinco de Mayo gives New Orleanians yet another reason to party. There are parties all over the city and Croatian rockers Father are in town. On this day in 1713, Antoine Cadillac was appointed Spanish Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Thursday.
Crabby Cabbies Strike Back
Taxi Drivers Sue Uber Drivers
NOLA’s cabbies may have been forced to install credit card machines and accept pedicabs, but the livery drivers are drawing the line with Uber. In a Monday (5.02) filing, 26 cabbies sued 21 Uber drivers for what they see as unfair competition.
Wednesdays at the Point Drops 2016 Lineup
Wednesdays at the Square are in full force right now, but as season winds down, it’s time to look forward to Wednesdays at the Point. The popular series in Algiers Point dropped their 2016 schedule today.
What Happened to GiveNOLA?
Tuesday (5.03) was an opportunity for New Orleanians to give to their favorite charities during the annual GiveNOLA Day. However, massive server issues at tech partner, Kimbia, meant that for almost ten hours, NOLA givers were unable to access the giving portal. One day later, there is plenty to explain.
Today in NOLA: 5.04.16
The Fest has passed, but some of the celebration lingers. A mini-parade honoring Star Wars is on the docket. Locals are returning to their weekly gigs but some out-of-towners are still laying down the funk. On this date in 1970, author T.H. Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Huey Long. Now, more to do before it gets too late.
Sinkhole de Mayo
The mix of an excuse for a party and public infrastructure failure is distinctly New Orleans. Likewise, the mix of a small joke and big, viral reaction is distinct to our modern web powered society. These world collided on Tuesday (5.03) when a Sinkhole de Mayo party became an instant rage. Then, organizers were faced with the dilemma of managing a joke that became a very real event for over 1000 people.
Glitch NOLA Day
NOLA is a magnanimous place. Sometimes, it’s too magnanimous. Tuesday’s (5.03) annual GiveNOLA Day was disrupted when the online “giving portal” crashed “due to the high volume of generosity for giving days across the county.” Donors were asked to give via phone and charitable organizations expressed concerns about decreased donations.
Today in NOLA: 5.03.16
Some serious southern metal is coming to town tonight. There are also opportunities to check out folk, inside pop, and local NOLA tunes. On this day in 1699, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville returned home to France after exploring the northern coast of the Gulf. Now, more to do this Tuesday.
All That Jazz
Photographs from Jazz fest 2016
Jazz Fest offered two weeks of food, drinks, sun, rain, and of course music. Paulo Steven Diniz and Rachel June braved the mud and sun at the Fairgounds to photgraph it all for our readers. Click on through to the check ou the best of the 2016 Fest in photos.
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,
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz
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