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Today in NOLA 8.26.17

Been itching to shout, "Who Dat" for months?! The time has finally come, as the Saints are back with their first home game of the preseason. Cafe Istanbul hosts the 2018 New Pride Pageant, while artists get real about symbolic and systematic oppression at Studio Be. Louisiana rockers Swamp Motel take the stage at Gasa Gasa in honor of their album release. On this day in Louisiana history, Gov. "Uncle" Earl K. Long was born at the Long family homestead in Winnfield (1895), and Hurricane Andrew hit S. Louisiana near Morgan City (1992). Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Today in NOLA 7.10.17

Today, get a book signed over some sweet gelato, see Andre Lovett’s debut, settle into Spanish movie night with The Motorcycle Diaries, or have a drink alongside some likeminded individuals. On this day in 1884, Paul Charles Murphy, who was considered to be the greatest chess player of his era as well as unofficial World Chess Champion, died in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 6.30.17

Today, get the farm to table 101, party with a NOLA celeb, bring a good attitude to the longitude event, or find a reason to dance at Poor Boys. On this day in 1936, Albert Miles Pratt became mayor of New Orleans for less than a month. He was one of three acting mayors in the summer of 1936. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Today in NOLA 6.14.17

Today, get a handle on what’s going into your glass, explore the reality of some women’s exeriences, learn what the planets hold for you at Rosalie Apothecary, or hear love expressed as music. On this day in 1864, William Freret (known now of Freret St.), died in New Orleans. Now, read on for more about hump day happenings. 

Feeling the V.I.B

NOLA Musician Talks Artistic Motivation and the Need for Inspiration

New Orleans has been a welcoming mother to musical talents for many decades. Perhaps it is something in the sweet air or the rains that come down that encourage seeds of poetry to sprout. Recently, I came across a local artist who caught my attention as he was telling a friend about the future he sees ahead for himself. Curious, I asked him to tell me about himself. “It's Vizhin coming straight outta New Orleans, LA — but all my friends just call me Viz.” 

Ninth Ward High School Students Publish Book About Life in NOLA

On Tuesday (5.23), students of George Washington Carver High School came together at Cafe Istanbul in the Marigny to celebrate not the completion of final exams or impending summer vacation plans, but a nationwide literary endeavor that far beat any yearbook inscription. The junior class of the Ninth Ward school toasted the publication of their collective book, History Between These Folds

Today in NOLA 4.24.17

Today, the Ogden unveils some new work in honor of International Sculpture Day. The Carver will host the local favorite, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues. The Andrew Jackson Hotel opens its doors for a sleepover ghost hunt while Cafe Istanbul screens a foreign film about the French presidential election. Also, on this day in 1877, reconstruction ended in Louisiana.

Today in NOLA 4.14.17

Today, NOMA stays open late for an evening dedicated to the artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Cafe Istanbul hosts a LGBTQ benefit variety show, while the harmonic meditation of VESSELS is showcased at Catapult. Kanye collaborator Cashmere Cat will make an appearance at Republic. On this day in 1831, construction of the Pontchartrain Railroad completed. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Today in NOLA 4.7.17

French Quarter Fest is underway in the Vieux Carre, swing by for local food and Louisiana talent. Cafe Istanbul is celebrating la vie en rose at a French Party. The King and Queen of Country, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill drop by the arena while Brit rockers Bastille play Champions Square. Zeitgeist hosts the opening screening of "Growing Up Smith." On this day in 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for “Blood on the Fields.” Now, more to do this Friday.


Today in NOLA 4.4.17

This Tuesday, snack on bites from over half a dozen food trucks at Rose F. Keller Library's EATmoor event. Author Linda Thurman discusses the Hollywood South, while aerial and circus artists perform at Cafe Istanbul. The Saenger hosts the traveling production of Broadway's "The Bodyguard." Today is ripe for political causes, from Equal Pay Day to the nationwide protest screening of "1984." On this day in 1764, the first official announcement in d'Abadie's journal of Acadians arrival in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

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