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Portland based cult rock favorites
Chesapeake Energy Arena, 7p.m
Birds try for run before the break
3700 Orleans Ave., 3p.m.-7p.m.
Midcity edition of the city's prime local market
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week feat. music from Helen Gillet
Parkway Bakery, 7p.m.
Valentine’s Day Lipstick Ride
Smoothie King, 8p.m.
Rihanna castoff tries to transform ya
UNO Lakefront, 8p.m.
Georgian R&B group brings Happy Days
Jazz Market, 8p.m.
NOJO performs Mick & Keith’s best, $27.24–522.95
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
NOLA brass with a touch of DC go-go
Cajun classics from Bruce Daigrepont plus geneology night
Do the time warp again with Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Joy Theatre, 9p.m.
Indie rock, lo-fi favs, duo from L.A.
Funk from Neville, Porter, and Batiste
Eclectic three part harmonies from New England, $25
Joy Theatre, 8:30p.m.
Catchy indie-pop from L.A.
Team of pro pop and classical vocalists get creative
Locally grown blues
700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.
Downtown edition of the city's prime local market
14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd, 6-9a.m.
Produce, meat, groceries & more in NO East
Mailbag: Frenchmen Poet's Plea for Help
This fall, the growing safety concerns on Frenchmen Street resulted in the creation of the Frenchmen Street Patrol. While many locals applauded the move, street poet Heath Stevens is concerned that the stepped up police presence is stifling artistic expression. He explains his view in a letter to the editor.
Mailbag: Meter Made--FQ Workers Respond to Parking Compromise
Mayor Mitch’s plan to make public parking downtown more expensive was met with outrage from French Quarter service industry types. So, a compromise was offered. In response, three leaders of the opposition, Nick Detrich, Mark Schettler, and Chris Lane penned an open letter calling for more attention to root issues such as public transit.
Mailbag: Keep Royal's Pedestrian Mall Open
Earlier in December, Brennan’s restaurant spearheaded a push to close the pedestrian mall on Royal Street. Reader Chris Olsen, a small business owner working out of the Quarter, was appalled by the idea. He launched a petition and penned an open letter to Council-Member Nadine Ramsey.
Letter to the Editor: Meter Hike Will Have Local Biz Working for Dimes
The City recently announced plans to raise rates and increase hours for parking meters in the Quarter. Business owner, William Kahn thinks the change is going to hurt local business and push more consumers to chains and big box store. In the following letter to NoDef, Kahn lays out his case against the hike.
Mailbag: NOPD Must Embrace Project NOLA
Crime is on the rise and so are the surveillance cameras that let locals stream videos of violence at the click of a mouse. Bryan Lagarde of Project NOLA, a crime camera advocacy group, says that if the police worked better with his organization crime might be on the decline. In an open letter to Superintendent Harrison Lagarde calls on the Department to embrace Project NOLA. read the letter after the jump.
K10: La Renaissance de la Nouvelle-Orléans
An Op-Ed by Alexandre Vialou of nolafrancaise.com
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal levees destroyed lives and the physical infrastructure of the City of New Orleans. With it, the indigenous connection that had existed between New Orleanians and their French cultural heritage for 297 years was -yet again- put to test. Iconic Cajun and Creole restaurants had to close, local french-singing musicians were scattered all around the nation. Uncertainty even surrounded the fate of Carnival in 2006.
Mailbag: "Stories That Do Not Belong to You," A Response to Beller's NY'er Piece
Tulane prof Dr. Thomas Beller recently published "Don't Call It Katrina," an essay about the Federal Flood and Katrina in The New Yorker magazine. the essay was received with critical kudos and social media buzz. However, reader Robin McDowell was not impressed. Below she offers a rebuttal arguing that Beller's article continues a dangerous practice of subjugating minorities.
Letter to the Editor: Smoking Ban Extinguishes Tourism
The ashtrays have been removed from bars and in the eyes of the Council, the smoking ban is fait accompli. However, the effects are still trickling down. One reader in Texas writes in to say that he believes the ban is misguided and will not be visiting NOLA as long as crime is high and smokers are unwelcome.
Op-Ed: MaCCNO & the Musical Masses
Cripple Creek's Civillian Theatre Project Series
This Monday at Cafe Istanbul, the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO) will be hosting their annual Fest Season fundraiser featuring Rebirth Brass Band, James Andrews, and more. This next installment of the Civilian Theatre Project series on Nola Defender was written by Hannah Kreiger-Benson, a musician and organizer for MaCCNO. In this opinion piece, Kreiger-Benson explains the controversial organization's stance and future.
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.
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