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Today in New Orleans: 6.23.12

Today, drive down to Des Allemands for Catfish Fest, pig out on a grub crawl in the French Quarter, listen to artist Alexa Kleinbard in a rare walkthrough of her work at Ogden Museum, and show NOLA Pride. On this day in New Orleans history, blues belter Luther Kent (1948), Donald Harrison Jr. (1960) and snare drummer Lumar LeBlanc (1960) were born, and  Louis Armstrong had a heart attack in Spoleto, Italy while on tour (1959). Now back to today:

Ogden Openings Explore Intersection of Development, Environment

by Brad Rhines

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art brings the bayou to the business district this week, as a slate of new exhibitions celebrate the diverse landscapes of the Gulf Coast.  A whopping nine new shows open on Thursday, all of them focused on some unique aspect of Southern geography, from the waterways to the wilderness.  The openings take place at the Ogden’s weekly After Hours event, and will feature music from bluesman Johnny Sansone.

The Outsiders

Art World Strangers Explored in Ogden Museum Exhibit

While some Southern artists travel the globe hoping to garner the attention of the art world, others never leave the small towns they’re born in, only getting “discovered” when the art world comes to them.

Today's Events: 8.7.11

August 7: He's already been roasted, but today is former governor Edwin Edwards actual birthday. He's 84, but, as he said, you're only as old as the woman you feel. It's also the day  Simón Bolívar triumphed over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.(1819), and the birthday of Garrison Keillor (1942) and actor, David Duchovny (1962). If the silver fox is still kicking, you can get out there today and prove you are, too. Here's a guide to your Sunday:

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