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Today in NOLA: 8.2.14

Saturday evening is White Linen Night in the Art District on Julia Street. Satchmo SummerFest plays on at the Old U.S. Mint, and the French Film Festival continues. Big History and I, Octopus each play a goodbye show, and Ex-Cult and Mykki Blanco cause a ruckus tonight. Learn how you could conceivably spend the entire afternoon, evening, night, and early morning seeing live music in New Orleans:

Big History Back at Voodoo

Electronic audiences are accustomed to one-man-shows, but local band Big History believes that soulful vocals, instrumentation, and synthy beats can co-exist. Sunday, November 3,  Amanda Wuerstlin, Meg Roussel, Blandon Helgason, Cory Schultz, and Matt Glynn are playing Voodoo for the second year in a row.

Today in New Orleans 5.31.13

Tonight, plays Clybourne Park and Buttboy and Tigger continue, the Zephyrs take on the Round Rock Express, and there’s live music from Toulouse to Freret. On this day in 1964, the original Canal streetcar line ran for the last time. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today's Events: 1.26.12

Today, Dave Jordan pulls double duty for the release of his new CD, Big History tops an all-night bill at TIp's and A Behanding in Spokane resumes at Allways Lounge. On this day in Louisiana history, Louisiana's Secession Convention voted to secede from the Union and become the Republic of Louisiana (1861). Happy birthday to the late Huey "Piano" Smith (1934), Jean Knight (1943) and, from out Lake Charles, Lucinda Williams (1954). Get on your way to becoming Mr. Big Stuff today with the following:

Today's Events: 7.9.11

July 9, when the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting full citizenship to African Americans (1868), when the inaugural Wimbledon Championships opened (1877), when British and Canadian forces captured Caen, France in WWII’s Battle of Normandy (1944), when Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles(1962), and when Pan Am Flight 759 crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 145 (1982); it’s when June Jordan (1936), O.J. Simpson (1947), Courtney Love (1964), Jack White (1975), and Fred Savage (1976) were born, and when Zachary Taylor, the nation’s 12th President, died. So take a walk in City Park, and then:

Today's Events: 4/15/11

April 15, the day GE formed (1892), when the Titanic sunk (1912), when Bergen-Belson was liberated (1945), when Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947), when Leonardo da Vinci (1452) and Henry James (1990) were born, and when Greta Garbo (1990) and Joey Ramone (2001) passed. Now here’s some history in the making:

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