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JEUDI

September 18th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs and Colin Lake

 

Thursday Nights At Twilight
City Park Botanical Garden

This week ft. John Autin

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Edward David Anderson

 

Micah McKee and Little Maker
Blue Nile, 7p.m.

Folksy local singer-songwriter

 

Earth, King Dude
One Eyed Jacks, 7p.m.

Minimal instrumental and drone metal pioneers

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

The Noise Complaints
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Two-man NOLA rock’n’roll

 

Timecode:nola Premiere Party
d.b.a., 10p.m.
Filmmakers debut original shorts, each shot on one roll of Super 8 film

VENDREDI

September 19th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. Loyola Jazz Alumni Jam

 

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-10p.m.

Music by Cindy Scott and an outdoor screening of Sunset Boulevard

 

Makers: Women in Comedy
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 6p.m.
Part of a PBS series on women in historically male-dominated industries (free)

 

Concerts in the Courtyard
Historic N.O. Collection, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers ($10)

 

2014: A Strauss Odyssey
Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 7:30p.m.
LPO’s 2014-2015 season kicks off ft. soprano Susanna Phillips ($20-$99)

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Tim and Eric
The Civic, 8p.m.
Adult Swim goofs bring their absurd comedy tour to NOLA ($40)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Local metal legend

 

Katey Red, Chilldren, Magnolia Rhome
Siberia, 9p.m.
Bounce night also ft. BJ So Cole, Da Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man


Soul Sister’s 8th Annual Birthday Jam
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Ft. DJ Soul Sister and DJ Maseo of De La Soul

 

Debauche, Smoke n Bones
Maison, 10:30p.m.
Russian folk-punk and NOLA funk at Maison tonight

SAMEDI

September 20th

Pratik Patel of the African Wildlife Trust
Audubon Zoo, 6p.m.
Tanzanian wildlife official speaks on conservation

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 8p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Le Petit Theatre, 8p.m.
Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy takes Chekhovian figures to Pennsylvania ($35+)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adaption of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Joy Theater, 9p.m.
A New Orleans legend returns home from tour

 

Afghan Whigs
Civic, 9p.m.
Cincinnati alt rockers return with their first new album in a decade ($30)

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Other Planets
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Get lost with this Grammy-nominated Cajun band

 

Black & Gold Kick Off Party
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Celebrate Saints season with Dumpstaphunk, Good Enough For Good Times, & Gypsyphonic Disko ($17)

 

Merchandise
Siberia, 10p.m.
Tampa post-punk; playing with Direct Attack, Heat Dust, TV-MA ($8)

 

Siren Sea
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Independent pop duo from Dallas ($5)

 

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Trombonist "Big Sam" Williams leads this municipality of Who Dat Nation

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
d.b.a., 11p.m.

Experience the brass band that locals love ($10)

 

Debauche
Carrollton Station, 11p.m.
NOLA’s only Russian Mafia band play a late-night show Uptown

DIMANCHE

September 21st

Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Superdome, 12p.m.

First home game of the regular season. Geaux Saints!!

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2p.m.
The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Thin Walls
Shadowbox Theater, 4p.m.
A dark comedy by Michael Allen Zell

 

Louisiana History Alive!
Shadowbox Theatre, 8p.m
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This month ft. Baroness Pontalba and "Mother of Orphans" Margaret Haughery

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock

 

Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 10p.m.
Experience the brass band locals love

 

Elaine Greer
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Singer-songwriter based in Austin, TX ($5)

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.


State Ed Leaders Propose Common Core Compromise with Jindal


Bobby Jindal wants to kick Common Core out of Louisiana, but the officials who run the state Education Department don't want to completely hit it out of the PARCC. In a letter to the gov sent Thursday (7-10), Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) officials proposed keeping Common Core questions within the state's annual standardized tests, but contracting with a new company to provide the test.


PPP Poll: Jindal's Popularity Plummeting


A new poll says Bobby Jindal can't win a race with the Silver Zipper, much less one of his potential GOP rivals for President. According to new data released by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling, the Louisiana governor would trail former governor Edwin Edwards 48-43 in a hypothetical matchup for the state's top post in 2015. 


Summer Reading: Jindal, Matalin, Roberts, Brazile


Beltway bulldog Politico took a look at what’s being read this summer by those with their hands on the handles of power. Louisiana was well represented in the survey. The article looked not just at names like Boehner, Emanuel, Rice, and Albright, but also at the Pelican State’s Bobby Jindal, Mary Matalin, Cokie Roberts, and Donna Brazile.


Bobby Jindal Dishes on Jimmie Davis' Dips


When he's been at the office, Gov. Bobby Jindal has been sticking to a steady diet of signing bills, bashing Obama and kicking out Common Core lately. But once he's home in the Governor's Mansion, he's free to turn to other topics like Jimmie Davis' sunshine. In a Buzzfeed profile published Monday, Jindal puts the politics aside for a fraction of an interview to give a stark Bayou State history lesson.


Mini Liquor Bottles Legalized in Louisiana


by Matt Young

Louisiana isn't known for tight liquor laws, but before this legislative session, the little bottles were left out. A new measure signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal last week allows liqour to be sold in 100mL bottles. The measure, cataloged in the legislature as SB 204, was authored by State Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans).


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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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