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April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister

Mardi Gras Indians' Super Sunday Postponed Due to Rain


Mardi Gras Indians spend thousands of hours beading their elaborate outfits, and the tribes cannot risk letting the rain ruin their hard work. Super Sunday 2014 has been postponed from March 16 to March 23, according to Ashlye Keaton. There is currently a 62 percent chance of precipitation, with scattered showers expected throughout the day. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60's and low 70's.  


Thanksgiving NOLA: Cash Money, Sheriff Gusman Give Back


Second Harvest Community Kitchen, Cash Money, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman are showing their gratitude this Thanksgiving week with some giveaways of their own. Birdman and Slim are headed to Central City this afternoon for their 17th annual turkey giveaway, and Sheriff Gusman invites all citizens to come out this Thursday for the city's 39th annual free Thanksgiving Dinner.  


Mardi Gras Indians Set for Super Sunday


Get out the way! The Whole Wide Creation, or, at least, the part that hails from Uptown, will don their colorful suits and take to the streets for another day of communal celebration on March 17, as the annual Super Sunday steps off with a fest and parade in Central City.


Two Final Chances to Spot This Year's Mardi Gras Indians Suits


The word has gone out to the Whole Wide Creation, and the weather forecast looks downright mild. So, as of now, plans are holding for Super Sunday to go off on Central City as planned*. This year, the annual parade and festival at A.L. Davis Park (Washington and LaSalle) is conveniently followed the next day by St. Joseph's Night, which is the last time Indians mask before retirinf this year's suits.


Today's Events: 8.21.11


August 21, when Nat Turner led free and enslaved blacks in the rebellion of (1831), when the American Bar Association was founded (1878), when The Mona Lisa was stolen by an employee of the Louvre (1911), when President Eisenhower swore in Hawaii as the 50th state of the Union (1959), when Hayden Panettire was born (1989), and when Leon Trotsky died (1940).


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