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Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

d.b.a., 10p.m.

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux

No Go Hone: Jindal Backs Questionable Claims on Islam in Europe


Like many presumed presidential hopefuls, Bobby Jindal suffered from criticism that he lacked foreign policy experience as a governor. So, Bobby J took a trip to Europe. Now, da Gov’ is at the center of an international controversy centered around the existence (or lack thereof) of “no-go zones.” Many media outlets are backing down from previous reports on the topic, but Jindal is doubling down.


Dissonance Abroad

Jindal Travels to Europe; Talks Immigration, Terror, & Clinton



Where in the world is Bobby Jindal? Louisiana’s governor has drawn criticism at home for his frequent trips out of state. Like many 2016 hopefuls, da’ Gov has been spending time in Iowa kissing babies and eating corn dogs. Now, Bobby J has hopped across the pond to traverse Europe. On Wednesday (1.14), Jindal’s office also leaked the text of a speech that he will deliver in London. The remarks tackle faith, terror, and his heritage… and perhaps the next election.


Op-Ed: Let It Glow

Positive Christmas Cards for Louisiana



Tiny Daiquiri is busy running errands and fixing things this week, so his mom has taken over his column Rather than get all the-sky-falling and democracy-is-failing, she has decided to put a positive spin on things and write Christmas cards to some of Tiny’s favorite targets.


Op-Ed: Pray, Don't Tell

Jindal Consulting Providence Before a Presidential Run



Don’t look now, but God is working overtime in Louisiana.

The Saints are looking increasingly incapable of producing a late-season miracle and the Pope confirmed that he’s coming to America in the near future. So consider yourself absolved of all sin if you missed the OTHER theological news of the past few days. Bobby Jindal transitioned from rejecting a run for the presidency to “mulling it over" about a year ago. Now he has reached DefCon 2; he's officially “praying on it.”


Candid State? Jindal Slams Obama Foreign Policy at AEI Speech (Text)


Bobby J has not officially declared a run for President, but da Gov’ sure looks like a candidate. Jindal has made a political pilgrimage to Iowa recently, and on Monday (10.6) he tried to establish some foreign policies bonafides in an address to the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute. 


Abortion Tug of War

Judge Issues Injunction, States Across the 5th Grapple With New Restrictions



Federal Judge John deGravelle of Baton Rouge issued a temporary injunction on Monday (9.1), limiting full enforcement of Louisiana's Unsafe Abortion Act. Enforcement of the law could result in the abrupt closure of abortion clinics across the state. While Louisiana doctors must continue to seek hospital admitting privileges, similar laws have been struck down in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. The struggle over abortion rights in the Gulf South is nowhere near over.


Child of the Corn: Jindal Hits Iowa


Time to put an ethanol engine on your airboat and corn in your gumbo. The 2016 election is approaching, and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal is spending a lot of time in Iowa, the early caucusing heart of the cornbelt. This weeked, the 'Gov was looking like a candidate kissing babies at the Iowa State Fair, fielding questions at meet n' greets, and preaching to the faithful at an evangelical conference in Ames.


Jindal Calls Common Core a Federal Takeover in New Filing


Bobby Jindal is going national with his lawsuit against Common Core. In a new filing issued Wednesday, the Louisiana governor takes his effort to get the education standards out of Louisiana a step further, asking a judge to ban the use of Common Core in the state. Instead of simply violating state procurement law, Jindal now argues that the state's contract to administer the exam that tests students on Common Core curriculum amounts to a federal takeover of education.


Jindal, BESE Jump Into Common Core Legal Showdown


Just weeks before the start of the new school year, the Common Core battle between Bobby Jindal and the state's top education officials is headed for court. The state's top school board added its name Tuesday (7-29) to a list of Common Core proponents who sued the governor to prevent him from removing the national education standards from the state's curriculum. In response, Jindal filed a counter suit that argues the state's agreement to implement Common Core violates procurement code.


New Common Core Compromise Proposed to Jindal


State education officials are trying once again this week to compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal over Common Core. In a letter released Wednesday (7-16), the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) relents on the governor's order to acquire a new standardized test for the 2014-15 school year, but they still want to retain the use of questions that were developed to adhere to the national Common Core standards.


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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,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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