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May 25th

Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 6p.m.

Mia Borders plays popular outdoor series

 

Marisa Anderson

Siberia, 9p.m.

Guitar virtuoso rooted in Americana

 

Tin Men

d.b.a., 7p.m.

The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio, weekly

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf, weekly

 

Major Bacon

Banks Street Bar, 10p.m.

Blues rock in Midcity—come early for BLTs, weekly

 

New Breed Brass Band

Blue Nile, 11p.m.

Trombone Shorty proteges play funky takes on classics, weekly


  Politics

All the Fray

The Story Behind LBJ's NOLA Civil Rights Speech



HBO premiered “All the Way,” a small screen adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s TONY award winning play about the early years of LBJ’s presidency and the cicil rights movement. The critically acclaimed film featured proud New Orleans native Anthony Mackie as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but the NOLA connections go back some 50 plus years. At the center of the work is a speech delivered by the POTUS in an attempt to curb the Dixiecrat faction.


Cajun John Wayne Heads to Harm's Way


Viral video star Clay Higgins is looking to take his passion for law enforcement from the Vermilion River to the Potomac river. The “Cajun John Wayne” announced that he is tossing his cowboy hat into the ring to represent Louisiana’s 3rd District in the House of Representatives.


Pierce Booked on Battery After BernieBro Brawl


BernieBros can be hard to reason with but actor Wendell Pierce may have taken politics too far early on Saturday (5.14) morning. Atlanta police confirmed that the celebrated actor was arrested after what TMZ reports was a political argument.


Cards on the Table

Louisiana's Leader Give Trump Their Chips



The 24-hour news cycle is quickly turning into a rinse cycle. After Donald Trump ascended the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, some in the party raced to embrace him. However, other elephants want to wash their hands clean of a candidate with a history of offense, including  misogyny and xenophobia. How does Louisiana stand on The Donald? Click on through.


Jindal Logic


Bobby Jindal has not been relevant to the national political scene for years, but that did not stop the former Louisiana governor from launching a quixotic bid for the Republican nomination. Apparently, the politico formerly known as Candidate J finally got the memo. In a Friday (5.06) interview with CNN, he stated that he would not be attending the GOP convention in Cleveland.


Party People


Louisiana’s favorite husband-and-wife comedy routine received a big shakeup on Thursday (5.06). Mary Matalin announced that she is no longer a member of the Republican Party, but did not commit to a position on presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.


David Duke Salutes the Donald


Perhaps, Hillary Clinton should consider borrowing Edwin Edwards’ legendary “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important” slogan. EWE’s old nemesis, David Duke, has been buddying up to Clinton’s presumed opponent Donald Trump lately. On Wednesday (5.04), Duke used his radio show to shower Trump with praise as well as rattle off several anti-semitic conspiracy theories.


Danziger Protest in CBD


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

On Saturday (4.30), a protestors took to the streets of the CBD to rally against sentence reductions in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The group chanted and cheered speakers who labelled the new penalties handed to officers involved in the 2005 shooting and coverup, six days after Hurricane Katrina, are a miscarriage of justice.


Rainbow Warrior: Edwards Issues LGBTQ Protections


On Wednesday (4.13), Governor John Bel Edwards made good on a campaign promise and signed an executive order rescinding Bobby Jindal’s previous religious freedom order. In addition, the current Governor issued a second order  aimed at protecting all citizens including transgendered Louisianans from discrimination.


Gov. Edwards to Revoke "Religious Freedom" Order


With “religious freedom” bills back in the national news again, Governor John Bel Edwards is getting ready to follow through on a campaign promise. Deadline Hollywood reported that Edwards is preparing to revoke a Jindal era executive order that allows businesses to to deny service to same sex couples.


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