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Mahalia Jackson, 7p.m.
Famous married comedians knock your britches off
Civic Theater, 8p.m.
Classic Pac-West riot grrrl band returns
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
Regular dance party
Gallery tour with art all-stars
Op-Ed: Escape from the Zoo
by Alex Johnson
As Earth Day (4.22) approaches, a reader recalls a wild sighting of the Great Horned Owl near Audubon zoo and reminds us to pause for a moment, look up from our Smartphones and listen to our natural mother.
Letter to the Editor: Strike Debt NOLA
New Orleanians tend to focus much of their outrage towards FEMA, crime, and Roger Goodell. However, one group of readers believes that we are neglecting another key issue, student debt. The Strike Debt NOLA Collective wrote to NoDef calling upon citizens to join them in their fight for absolution.
Revolt of the Believers
Cripple Creek's Civillian Theatre Project
Recently, Cripple Creek performed The Revolt of the Beavers at Stein’s Deli. Shannon Flaherty did some research on the supposedly innocuous children’s play and the work’s effect on community, then and now.
MailBag: Golfer Tees Off On New Course
The South Course in City Park is being rebuilt, but some citizens would rather that the land remain wild. This week, protestors took to trees in an attempt to block construction. Then reader Chip Patterson wrote in with a counterpoint. Today, Ben Kappel offers the opinion of a golfer against the course in an Open Letter to Bob Becker, CEO of New Orleans City Park.
Cripple Creek Introduces New Series Exploring WPA
Over the next few months, NoDef will partner with Cripple Creek Theatre to feature a series of articles about the history and legacy of the WPA in New Orleans. CCT cofounder introduces the project.
Cripple Creek Theatre Company’s Civilian Theatre Project intends to integrate theatre into the civic fabric of our city by exploring the works and legacy of the Federal Theatre Project. During the Great Depression, the federal government set about putting a large swath of Americans to work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The Federal Theatre Project was the WPA’s attempt to put over 15,000 theatrical professionals to work plying their trade.
Mailbag: The Argument for More Golf in City Park
There is a new golf course coming to City Park, but not everyone thinks that is a good idea. This week, protestors took to trees in an attempt ot block construction. Reader Chip Patterson disagrees with the activists. Today, he writes to NoDef to explain the benefits of the sport and new facility to different demographics.
Mailbag: ProjectNOLA Demands City Support
ProjectNOLA founder, Bryan Lagarde is angry with City Hall. Today, he writes an open letter to the Mayor demanding that the City help maintain the ProjectNOLA camera system by assisting in the search for private funding as well as supplying volunteers to screen crime footage.
Mailbag: No More Golf Courses in City Park
There is a new golf course coming to City Park. However, not everyone is polishing their clubs. Some NoDef readers think that the public park should stay open to the public for free. They have written a letter urging a better use of the land.
Violence against women is at the forefront of the news in 2015, but the problems persist. Last week, hip-hop artist Afroman was arrested after assaulting a woman onstage. Author, attorney, and advocate Arita Bohannan weighs in on the attack.
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