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Spring Into Art

NoDef's Preview of This Season's Gallery Openings



No joke, this April Fools Day seems to be quite the popular day for art in the great city of New Orleans. NoDef offers a list of must-see events happenings about town — from live painting en plein air to Frankenstein-ed kitten dinosaurs (feline-osaurs?) — to help you narrow your search for the perfect Saturday. Read on for our top picks. 


It Stakes A Village

Airlift's Music Village Finds Permanent Home



The Roving Music Village is known for rolling out news and events during fest season. This year, they announced their biggest news yet: the arts installation will no longer rove. Instead, the Music Village will forgo their nomadic ways for a permanent base camp.


Room 220

Journal Jolt



Editor John Freeman and author Garnette Cadogan will present the inaugural issue of Freeman’s, a new journal featuring writing by some of today’s most notable authors, with an event from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Garden District Book Shop (2727 Prytania St.).


Faux Real, Faux Sure

A Look At Week One's Highlights



On Wednesday (11.04), the Faux Real Festival of the Arts will bring over 150 performing arts, literature, and food & drink to New Orleans. That’s a lot of arts to process. So, today, NoDef starts rolling out some fest spotlights. Check out some Week One favorites after the jump or see the whole schedule here.


State of Play: Theatre Listings 7.01-7.15


Compiled by Michael Martin

Save for the fifth anniversary of Debauchery, Pat Bourgeois’ much-loved monthly soap opera parody, July is filled with all-new productions. The Princess and the Pea and Pinochio will entertain audiences of all ages. Shakespeare is well represented Uptown and a "sidewalk sale" at the Old marquer celebrates smaller works. Click through for complete listings.


Today in NOLA: 5.08.15


Get your seersucker ready for the Ogden’s annual sartorial soiree. Or, head up to City Park to see a movie or Solange at the penultimate Music Box performance. On this day in 1863, Union troops overtook Alexandria. Now, more to do tonight. 


Southern Rep Releases 2015-2016 Schedule


Southern Rep still does not have a permanent home, but the local theatre company is rolling out lots of work. The group just announced their 2015-2016 schedule. Plays will tackle art versus reality, a Shreveport murder, masculinity framed by football, and a Tennessee Williams classic.


State of Play: Theatre Listings, 3.2-3.16


Compiled by Michael Martin

Theatre season is heating up. The next couple of weeks feature no less than 12 different new works opening. Anthony Bean Community Theater is taking on Shakespeare for the the first time. Cabaret abounds across town. A D&D inspired play continues its run. For full theatre listings, click on through.


Spellbound: Quintron & Miss P Announce Tour, New Projects


Quintron and Miss Pussycat are downtown idols, but they are certainly not idle. The duo just announced a series of spring tour dates as well as the now expected eccentric mix of new projects.


Festival International Releases Lineup


Jazz Fest is not the only celebration of Louisiana music at the end of April. Lafayette’s Festival International de Louisiane runs from April 22 to 26, drawing massive crowds. Today the Cajun cousins announced a 2015 lineup truly worthy of the title “international.”


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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