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Today in NOLA 5.6.17


Tonight, hang with Galactic at the Orpheum or catch NOLA legend Big Freedia perform with local talents gone big, Tank and the Bangas. Aurora Nealand is teaming up with choreographer Shannon Stewart for a performance of her album The Monocle. The New Movement brings a new dating game show to town. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this Saturday.  

 


TODAY in NOLA 2.25.17


Iris, Tucks, and Endymion all roll today. Follow the Endymion krewe to the Superdome for their epic after-party — there will be something for everyone there, with performances by the painted-face rockers KISS and rapper FloRida, and put on your boogie shoes for KC & the Sunshine Band. On this day in history, Hattie Caraway (D-Ark) was elected as the first female senator with the help of Louisiana's Huey P. Long. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Freedia Pleads Guilty


Apparently, it is not all about dat azz. For Big Freedia it is also about assets. Freedia, legally Freddie Ross Jr., plead guilty to felony fraud charges connected to 35,000 dollars in illegal Section 8 vouchers on Wednesday (3.16).


Azzets A Liability?


Azz does not trump assets. Local bounce hero Big Freedia is in trouble with the Feds. On Tuesday, federal prosecutors formally accused of Freedia, legally Freddie Ross Jr., of committing fraud to continue receiving Section 8 vouchers.


Today In NOLA 12.26.15


Today in New Orleans, Christmas is over, and it’s back to real life, but there’s still plenty to do around the city. Big Freedia will bring bounce to Siberia, and George Porter Jr. will celebrate his 68th birthday at the Howlin’ Wolf. The Saenger will present the Moscow Ballet and the Great Russian Nutcracker. In sports, the Pelicans will take on the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center. On this day, 68 years ago in New Orleans, funk-bassist George Porter Jr. of the Meters was born. Happy birthday George! 


Freedia's New Azzets


There was a time in the not so distant past when one could lease a half shotgun in the Marigny for 500 dollars a month. At nights, music lovers could walk up to St. Roch and see Big Freedia perform for a pittance. However, rents have skyrocketed and times have changed. Accordingly, Freedia just announced a national tour and it will be with Live Nation.


Freedia & BERG Bout 'dat "Dangerous" Azz (Video)


Big Freedia may have a hit show on FUSE, a world record, and a gallery exhibition, but she never forgets that best azz is NOLA azz. Today (4.01,) the Queen of Bounce released her latest video featuring the Big Easy Roller Girls. Click through to watch the action.


Twerk of Art (Photos)


Twerkaholics get ready. The Queen of Bounce is back on the air tonight. Big Freedia’s reality show will begin its third season on FUSE at 10:00p.m. Before the big premiere, Freedia also debuted “Twerk of Art” her new gallery show. Photos from the Hollywood opening are after the jump.


Today in NOLA: 2.12.15


Babylon, Chaos, Muses. Those three words roll off the tongue as if they were always meant to be together. They roll Uptown along the regular route, with Muses to begin at Jefferson and Magazine. Republic hosts a Mardi Gras Bounce show featuring Big Freedia smack dab in the middle of Carnival season. Led Zeppelin 2 pays homage to the historic rock band at the House of Blues. Singer Kina Grannis is at One Eyed Jacks, and dub heavy electronic master Kastle performs at the Hi Ho.


Today in NOLA: 1.18.15


Start the day by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue your Sunday by listening to a tribute to Danny Barker. At sunset, Quintron will play the weather, and then in the evening, Big Freedia will cut it up downtown. On this day in 1962, Southern University, the South’s largest HBCU, closed after the majority of students protested the expulsion of sit-in participants. Now, more to do this Sunday.


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