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Dimanche

January 25th

Rock N Roll New Orleans 10K

Hilton, St. Charles Ave, 7a.m.

Register as Race Day VIP and receive a pre-race Continental Breakfast presented by John Besh’s Restaurant

 

Dial M for Murder

Prytania Theatre, Noon

Hitchcock thriller in 3D! (Also playing Jan 28)

 

King Cake Festival

Champions Square, 11a.m.-6p.m.

The 2nd annual party that celebrates the quintessential cake of Mardi Gras

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 5p.m.

Dallas comes to town to battle our NOLA birds

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

This group keeps country culture alive 

                

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

New Orleans staple busts out their brass every Sunday in the den ($10)

 

NOLA Comedy Hour

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Comedians and friends from The New Movement

Lundi

January 26th

Kate Voegele

The Beatnik, 8p.m.

Now Nashville based, former One Tree Hill musical starlet brings her acoustic set to New Orleans

 

Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Sixers take on the Pelicans on their home turf

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring an instrument and join in (free)

 

Charmaine Neville Band

Snug Harbor, 8p.m. & 10p.m.

Neville niece brings her soul and her band to Frenchmen

 

Glen David Andrews

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

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

Second City Staged at Saenger

Chicago Reviewed



The Broadway in America touring production of Chicago is bringing one of the America's most popular stage shows to NOLA. The Jazz Age musicalization of a 1920s drama occupies a unique place in American culture, having become to we’re-smarter-than-all-those-chumps cynicism (the chumps being, I guess, everybody outside the theatre) what Annie is to teeth-grinding optimism. The work centers on incarcerated murderesses, the diva Velma Kelly and the ingénue Roxie Hart. The duo are rivals for sympathetic press coverage as well as the attentions of prison matron Mama Morton and high-powered shyster Billy Flynn. Chicago purports to explore the American obsession with fame at any price. Really it’s a celebration of being hipper than thou.


Every Little Step They Take

Theatre Review: 'A Chorus Line' from Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane



Once you catch your breath after the ecstatic opening sequence, the most striking thing for a first-time viewer of A Chorus Line is what a simple, low-tech show it is.


Uptown Home Invasion Reported By Tulane Police


Two men forced their way into a house Friday afternoon in the University area, according to Tulane police. About 3 p.m., a man who is not affiliated with the university answered the door of his home, which is located on Broadway St. near Spruce.


Annie, Mamma Mia! on Saenger Theatre's 2014-15 Lineup


One successful season is underway at the restored Saenger Theatre, and some of Broadway’s biggest hits are ahead in 2014 and 2015. Upcoming shows include Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story on Stage, Annie, Once, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mamma Mia! 


Uptown Construction to Shut Broadway, Freret Block


The long Uptown construction season continues, as road closures that already snarled the likes of Napoleon and Jefferson Ave. are set to expand to more main thoroughfares. Broadway and Freret St. are the next two pieces of pavement to be shut to cars.


Which is Witch?

'Wicked' Brings New Sorcery To New Orleans: Theatre Review



Most of us expect certain happenings when we see musical theater—people sporadically bursting into song and dance, quick-witted one liners, facials that would be frightening in normal conversation, and bright lights that have our eyes saying “ohhhhh.”


'Million Dollar Quartet' Shakes into Mahalia


They say timing is everything, and in one divine coincidence, on a random Tuesday in December of 1956, the timing was right for the jam session of the century to be laid to track. In the storefront studio of Sun Records in Memphis, four of rock n’ roll’s founding fathers assembled for an hours long free-form and impromptu play date where they recorded renditions of their favorite songs of gospel, rock, rockabilly and R&B.  


Tulane Frat House Bust Yields $10k in Drugs


A stash of psychedelics that was hoarded at a Tulane frat house is now in the hands of authorities. State Police seized $10,000 worth of drugs from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house at 627 Broadway St. Friday after a pair of students from the Uptown university accepted a fresh shipment from the fuzz. Jules Staib and Wyatt Silverman, both 19 and Tulane students, were arrested after they accepted a package containing 107 grams of ecstasy (MDMA) from undercover state police officers.


'Flashdance: The Musical' Pulls on its Leg Warmers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre


For 80’s maniacs out there who miss leg warmers, leotards and cut-off sweatshirts, Flashdance: The Musical is thundering into the Mahalia Jackson Theatre (1419 Basin St). The musical is ready to set the stage a blaze with explosive dance and iconic music.


David Henry Hwang Gives Loyola a Bite of Broadway


One of the nation's pre-eminent writers for the stage and Asian-American culture is coming to Loyola Monday. Tony award winner David Henry Hwang, who wrote M. Butterfly along with other notable works, will touch down at the Uptown campus for two events tomorrow at Loyola's Nunemaker Auditorium.


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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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Stephen Babcock