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Robert Plant Belts in Bywater (VIDEO)
BJ's Lounge went on a Plant diet Monday night. Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant stopped in to the Bywater haunt to sit in with Guitar Lightnin' Lee and his Thunder Band. The rocker regaled the crowd with a few New Orleans R&B standards, and two videos have already emerged from the encounter.
Today in New Orleans 11.12.12
Don’t let the rainy weather get you down, there’s plenty of music all over the city to bring you out of your Monday slump. Get funky on Oak Street, have some red beans in the Bywater, or groove to some ukulele in Lee Circle. On this day in New Orleans, Ernest Morial was elected the city’s first black mayor in 1977.
Michael Aaron, Original Rough 7 Member, Memorialized in Bywater Friday
Tomorrow night, the Bywater faithful will second line an entire block for one of their own. One of the original guitarists of downtown rock gaggle R Scully's Rough 7, Michael Aaron died in December at the age of 49. The former owner of Rock 'n Roll Collectibles on Decatur St. was a noted downtown musician, audiophile and friend to the many who crossed paths with him. To celebrate his life, Aaron will get a full block party on Lesseps St., followed by a midnight second line to BJ's for a performance by the Rough 7.
Today's Events: 6.13.11
June 13, when Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora against the Roman Catholic Church's celibacy rule (1525), when Rhode Island became the first colony to ban the importation of slaves (1774), when the first sodium vapor lamps were installed (1933), when the Supreme Court ruled that criminal suspects first and foremost had to be informed of their constitutional rights, in the Miranda vs. Arizona decision (1966), when Christo (1935), Steve-O (1974), and the Olsen Twins (1986) were born, and when King of Swing Benny Goodman died (1986). Today, either get down with a ‘Full House’ marathon at home, or go out and do this:
Today's Events: 5.30.11
May 30, Anguilla Day in Anguilla, Canary Islands Day in the Canary Islands, Joan of Arc day in France, Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago, Mother’s Day in Nicaragua, Parliament Day in Croatia, and Memorial Day in New Orleans (...and the rest of the United States):
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz
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