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April 17th

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Mahalia Jackson, 7:30p.m.

LPO along with John Kimura Parker present the music of Beethoven and Shostakovich

 

For the Gulf

Howlin’ Wolf, 7p.m.

Benefit concert  ft. The Honey Pots, special guest Charmaine Neville and more! Plus a screening of "The Restoration"

 

Tank and the Bangas

Prytania Bar, 9p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths mix funk and performance art Uptown

 

The Transplanted Roots

Hi Ho Lounge, 7p.m.

Folk rock

 

Cakewalk

Maison, 12a.m.

Bringing the funk on Frenchmen

 

Buena Vista Social Latin Dance Night

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Downtown spot trades techno for tango

 

Eric Bolivar, Casandra Faulconer, Brian Coogan, Andrew Block & Jason Neville

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

JazzFest is near and the allstar jams are beginning

Samedi

April 18th

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Pioneer of Mardi Gras Indian music crossing over into funk

 

BERG Double Header

UNO, 5p.m.

AllStars vs. Detroit Derby Girls, Crescent Wenches vs. Cajun Rollergirls

 

Story Time with Miss Maureen

Maple Street Books, 11:30a.m.

Reading circus sotry, Keith Graves' Second Banana

 

Earth Day Festival and Solar Derby

Palmer Park, 11a.m. to 7:30p.m.

Russel Honore leads an eco-fest


  Sports

Finish Fine: CCC Winners


The Crescent City Classic is one of the few races that does not discourage drinking or walking. However, the annual 10k is still a respected destination on the running circuit and pros come to compete. Saturday’s (4.04) race provided a thrilling finish for the serious sprinters.


Tigers Den: LSU Alums Sign Up for Zurich Classic


Attention is focused on the new golf course in City Park right now, but from April 20-26, lots of locals will be watching the far less controversial links at the Zurich Classic. In fact, three of the competitors will be LSU alums making a homecoming.


Grave Consequences: LSU Senate Debates Tomb for Mike the Tiger


Cemeteries are part of South Louisiana culture. So is Louisiana State University football. One grad student at LSU thinks that two staples are not  that far removed from one another. Tim Landry introduced a bill into the Student Government Senate urging the creation of a tomb or mausoleum for the beloved mascot Mike the Tiger.


Brees Keeps the Keys


A series of recent moves by the Saints front office have led to speculation that the Black n’ Gold are trading everyone from the beer vendor in Section 336 to Breesus himself. Today, GM Mickey Loomis made it clear that Brees is here to stay, as first reported by USA Today.


Hoop-LA


Sunday (3.15) was a big day for basketball in Louisiana. Louisiana State University (LSU) learned that they will be dancing in March. A healthy Pelicans team lost in double overtime and dropped out of the playoff cue.


Write End: Saints Reportedly Ink Deal to Trade Graham


Jimmy Graham became an instant hero in da Dome. Drew Brees’ favorite target thrilled WhoDats with his goalpost dunks and gaudy numbers. Then he became the source of controversy with contract arbitration, goalpost dunks, and not so gaudy numbers. Now, ESPN is reporting that a trade to Seattle will end Graham’s Saints days.


"Blessed" Ingram Stays a Saint


Mark Ingram is a man accustomed to proving the pundits wrong. First, the talking heads were adamant that the Saints running back was yet another Heisman winner who couldn’t make it in the pros. After, the five foot nine, 215 pound Alabama allum put up a Pro Bowl season, the chattering class was convinced that a departure from New Orleans was imminent. Ingram proved them wrong again. Number 22 inked a four year, 16 million dollar contract to stay a Saint.


Indy Go Go


Indie music and indie film have emerged as powerhouses in NOLA since the Federal Flood. Now, Indy Racing is trying to join the clique. Today (3.2), organizers of the inaugural 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana released a packed schedule of racing set for April 10-12.


Former Saint Eddie "Boo" Williams Talks Depression


Depression was taboo in America for generations. Perhaps no place more than a locker room is the disease regarded as a pariah. An article by Jim Trotter published today attempts to shed life on the issue amongst NFL players. At the center of the piece is former Saints tight end Eddie “Boo” Williams.


LSU's Martin Funk Dunks (Video)


The Brow had to sit out the NBA’s dunk competition during the All Star Weekend, but LSU’s Jarell Martin made sure that Louisiana was represented in the world of aerial acrobatics on Saturday (2.21). The sophomore forward’s dunk versus Florida became an instant viral sensation.


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