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Mercredi

April 1st

April Toole’s Day

The Irish House, 7:30p.m.

A celebration of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces


 

Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

The Revivalists and Robin Barnes play for the seasonal fest

 

Shiba San

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

French DJ and producer

 

Hazy Ray Trio

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.

Rhythm and blues from the souls of local rockers

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Dinky Tao Poetry

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.

Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson

Jeudi

April 2nd

Boukou Groove

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

New Orleans funk

 

Woodenhead 40th Anniversary/CD Release Show

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

With special guests John “Papa” Gros, Helen Gillet, Tommy Malone and The Bonerama Horns

 

Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock 'N Bowl, 8:30p.m.

Zydeco swamp pop

 

The Collossal Heads

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Surprise show with TCH plus  Bantam Foxes and Hello Nomad

Vendredi

April 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6p.m.

This week features music by Chris Thomas King

 

NOLA Social Ride’s Happy Thursday Bike Ride

Dat Dog, 7-11p.m.

Sports theme! This week the group stops to play a quick game of dodgeball 

 

Future Leaders of the World, Appetite for Destruction

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Local F.L.O.W. plus Guns N Roses tribute band

 

Mike Dillon, The Funky Knuckles

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

 

Swans

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.


  Opinion

Op-Ed: Captain Black Says Remember Michael Price


By Nadra Enzi

Greetings fellow hostages! I just received a pizza delivery and gave the driver a tip AND a free can of pepper spray- in honor of Michael Price, the recently slain Dominos driver here in New Orleans. 


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.


Depression Impression

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.


Opinion: Afro"man"


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.


Of Waves And Rallies

Opinion: Crime Hits Home



A wave is something that leaves as easily as it came. It’s something you ride out, or simply ride. When a big wave passes, you rebuild your sand castle, maybe a little further from the shore, and go back about your day at the beach. I’m not sure we can call the violent crime in New Orleans a “wave” anymore.


Mailbag: Captain Black Writes That Mayor Mitch is Micro Managing Chief Harrison


NoDef Reader Nadra Enzi, better known as Captain Black, "the Hood Conservative," is angry about NOPD Chief Harrison. Cap Black writes that Harrison is micromanaged by the Mayor and believes that reasons why are rooted in race. Read the full letter below. 


OpEd: Today's Battle of New Orleans

Public Defender Weighs In On The City's Legal Fights



Two hundred years ago, Andrew Jackson led a poorly equipped and badly outnumbered force of American volunteer soldiers to defeat British troops in the last major battle of the War of 1812. Today, a different battle continues in New Orleans’ courtrooms. The Orleans Public Defenders (OPD) fight for New Orleans every day, representing the majority of the city’s residents charged with felonies and misdemeanors.


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Contributors:

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,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock