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Today In NOLA 1.13.16

Today in New Orleans, Big Sam Trio will jam at the Maple Leaf, and Chickie Wah Wah will host a happy hour with singer-songwriter John Rankin. The Pelicans are taking on the Sacramento Kings, and Howlin’ Wolf if hosting the Coast 2 Coast Live Interactive Showcase. On this day in 1995, controversial demolition began on the Rivergate, an exhibition hall at the foot of Canal, to clear space for the new Harrah’s hotel and casino. Now, more info on Wednesday’s events.

Today in NOLA: 6.05.15

Whether you’re uptown or downtown there is a lot of funk tonight. In the Quarter, there is theatre and down by the river, Jaws is showing. Trumpet Black will also receive one final sendoff. On this day in 1953, Louis Armstrong started working on the film The Glen Miller Story. Now, more Friday happenings.

Today in NOLA 4.15.15

It's Tax Day, but after the last return is post-marked, there is plenty happening. The Pelicans’ season comes down to tonight, DJ T-Roy is spinning reggae, Big Sam and Amanda Shaw are playing the Square, and trad-jazz is swinging on Frenchmen. On this day in 1795, the Pointee Coupee Slave Rebellion began their revolt on Julien Poydras’ plantation. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Fest for Last

Photo Review of the Last Sunday of JazzFest

Trombone Shorty closed out Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 4, Big Sam proposed during his set, and Arcade Fire brought some indie rock and youthful crowds to the Acura Stage. Click through for highlights in photos by Daniel Paschall 

JazzFest After Dark: 5.5.13

JazzFest is closing out on Cinco de Mayo, so store up some energy for some Latin Funk after your fest. George Clinton is taking the House of Blues stage with DJ Soul Sister, Dumpstapunk is celebrating their 25th year, and Blue Nile is keeping is funky but better. Click through for what to do after the fairgrounds. 

Today's Events: 5/2/11

May 2, the day that President Johnson offered a $100,000 reward for the capture of Jefferson Davis, in relation to his being behind Lincoln’s assassination, 1865. Eight days later, Jefferson would eventually be captured by Federal/Union troops. On this day in 1949, Arthur Miller received the Pulitzer for his ‘Death of  Salesman’; ironically, Joseph McCarthy died eight years later, on this same day, as did Leonardo Da Vinci, in 1519. Lake Charles, LA’s favorite astronaut Domonic L Pugwill Gorie was born (1957), and Diane Crump became the first female jockey to compete in the Kentucky Derby (1970).

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