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Today in NOLA: 9.15.14

After a weekend of rodeo bull-roping, Restaurant Week gluttony, and disappointing football, New Orleans heads back to the work week. Kick back tonight with trad jazz on Frenchman, world jazz Uptown, rock’n’roll in Midcity, or indie rock in the French Quarter. On this day in 1699, Jean-Baptiste de Bienville tricked his competitors in a move known as the English Turn, keeping the English out of the future territory of Louisiana. Details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 9.9.14

What are you having for lunch? And is it too soon to think about dinner? The 2014 Restaurant Week menus can’t satisfy your cravings, but they will help you decide where to dine tonight. Galactic drummer Stanton Moore brings his eponymous trio to Snug Harbor for the second in a series of September gigs. Plus, notable punk shows in Midcity and downtown. Here’s the Tuesday rundown:

Today in NOLA: 8.18.14

It’s officially the dog days of summer. When things cool down tonight, Kansas country punks The Calamity Cubes will headline the early show at Siberia. Plus, with the Kid Carsons at Chickie Wah Wah and Bluegrass Pickin’ Party at Hi Ho Lounge, Monday has a distinctly folksy bent. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Get the details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.11.14

After another packed weekend, New Orleans heads back to the grind. (Don’t wash that red dress with the dirty linen.) If you’re going out tonight, check out Jodorowsky films at Indywood or ukulele jams at Neutral Ground Coffeehoues. Happy birthday today to the Superdome, where construction started on August 11, 1971. The Saints play the Tennessee Titans in a preseason game this Friday. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 7.21.14

Two legendary careers will be on display tonight as musician Nick Cave performs with the Bad Seeds at the Mahalia Jackson and the New Orleans Film Society screens the new Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself in Chalmette. Plus, Japanese comedy from the 90s and James Singleton and Mike Dillon back-to-back at Cafe Istanbul. Read on for more details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.22.14

This Monday afternoon, music documentary screenings continue at Indywood and live music plays on all sides of town. Happy 47th birthday to Lumar LeBlanc, snare drummer and founding member of the Soul Rebels. Details for tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.16.14

This Monday evening, Scott Cowen speaks at Garden District Books and the musical Graham partners swing into the Old U.S. Mint. On this day in 1964, six people died after a pair of barges rammed a hole in Causeway bridge and their bus tipped into the gap. Details from tonight:

Today's Events: 7/1/11

July 1, when the Battle of Gettysburg began (1863), when SOS was adapted as the international distress signal (1908), when The Communist Party in China was founded (1921), when ZIP codes were introduced for U.S. mail (1963), when Sony introduced the Walkman, when the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating (1984), when Sydney Pollack (1934) and Missy Elliott (1971) were born, and when Harriet Beecher Stowe (1896) and Argentina’s 29th and 41st president Juan Perón (1974) died. So let’s hear it for The Way We Were, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and obsolete technology:

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