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New Philanthropic Event Benefits Over 300 Local Nonprofits

The Greater New Orleans Foundation, is hosting their first GiveNOLA Day, a one-day online giving event that allows the community to make donations supporting over 300 of the city’s non-profit organizations. 

Big Sound, Little Gem

Birdfoot Chamber Music Fest Suspends Time at Little Gem Saloon

Thursday, the Night Train rolled down Frenchmen, but this year’s Birdfoot Festival is just picking up steam. This evening, May 24, New Orleans’ premier chamber music festival continues its journey to the heart of the CBD for a night of French opulence, music in microcosm, and a work heralding the end of time.

Today in New Orleans 5.24.13

Tonight, Rebirth turns 30, and Greek Fest celebrates its 40th birthday on Bayou St. John. There are more silly plays, culinary activities, chamber music, and more happening all over the city. On this day in 1999, Britney Spears’ debut album Baby One More Time was certified four times platinum. Now, more to do this Friday.

Today in New Orleans 5.23.13

Tonight, Birdfoot Chamber Music Fest continues at Snug Harbor, Thursdays at Twilight welcomes Alex McMurray, and more. On this day in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed in Bienville Parish, the end to the infamous pair’s three-year crime spree. Now, click through for Thursday's events.  

Today in New Orleans 5.21.13

Tonight, grub out in Broadmoor, check out DJ Soul Sister’s weekly film screening, or enjoy some chamber music at the JCC. On this day in 1958, the segregation of the New Orleans streetcars officially ended. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

Birdfoot Festival's First Fauré is Tonight

The Louisiana Philharmonic may be done for the summer, but there's still classical music to be absorbed in New Orleans. The inaugural Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival launches tonight with a concert at the Old U.S. Mint. The festival offers a chance to see intimate pieces in a shifting scene of intimate settings - and a chance to enjoy a drink while listening. A wide variety of musicians, both from all over the U.S. and - through a mentoring program - from local schools, will play at the trio of performances. Click through for details about each engagement:

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