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Today in NOLA 8.2.17

Today, learn what in your pantry and fridge can lead you on a road to better health. Early noughties icons Icubus and Jimmy Eat World play Champions Square, while Walter "Wolfman" Washington will swing by Frenchmen. Bywater's Bar Redux screens a noir parody in the form of Leslie Nielsen's Police Squad. On this day 40 years ago, the New Orleans Saints had their first ever game. The team lost to the Los Angeles Rams. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in NOLA 6.13.17

Today, bring a little zen into your life with an aromatherapy-based workshop at Glitter Box. Art Klub invites all artists to come meet, collab, and play at their open studio. We Are Young Funny bring their improv talents to Bar Redux, while all the late 90's feels will be happening at Champions Square thanks to Third Eye Blind featuring Silversun Pickups. On this day in history, Louis Armstrong’s 1963 album “Hello, Dolly!” reach No. 1 on the Billboard Albums Chart (1964). Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA 6.8.17

This Thursday, get a first listen to Naughty Professor's new album, learn about mid-century architecture in the city, have a feelings-heavy jam out to Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars, or get your mind blown by the best 80s drag night around. On this day in 1909, it was reported by The Atlanta Constitution that the first ever car of Georgia peaches were shipped to New Orleans. Now, more on today's happenings. 

The xx Announce Outdoor Fall Concert in New Orleans

When London electro-pop stars The xx first embarked on their lengthy American tour, the Big Easy sadly did not make the cut. On Monday (5.15), the band remedied this with the announcement that they will drop by NOLA for an outdoor concert this fall. 

Champions Squared

Champions Square will host yet another big-name show this spring. Weezer and Panic! at the Disco will be coming to town on June 12th.

My Morning Jacket Announces Champions Square Date

Even after festival season ends, New Orleans is poised to continue pulling big name touring acts. Today, My Morning Jacket announced a July 31 gig at Champions Square. The show is part of an extensive tour of North America and Europe to promote their upcoming release The Waterfall.

Gleason Gras Trades Melts the Ice this Friday

By Ashley Larsen

Put down the ice bucket and grab your Saints’ gear, the 4th annual Gleason Gras is coming on Friday (10.24). Gleason Gras is a musical festival held yearly at Champion Square, in support of Steve Gleason’s foundation. Gleason, a former Saints’ safety beloved for his block of Atlanta punt in the Dome re-opening, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011 and has raised awareness of the disease ever since. 

Today in NOLA: 8.28.14

Are the Saints ready for the real season? Make your judgements tonight, when they play the Baltimore Ravens in the final game of the preseason. Tonight’s your last chance to catch Bug at the Shadowbox. In music, Terence Higgins and Cliff Hines team up for an inspired duo performance and the band with the most interesting resume in indie rock arrives at the BEATnik. Tonight’s picks are enlightening:

Today in NOLA: 7.20.14

The Superdome hosts dueling arena shows tonight, with The Doobie Brothers at Champions Square and Beyoncé and Jay Z in the Dome itself. (We’re going to have to call this one for Bey and J.) Plus, Billy Wilder’s classic films come to the Prytania and Tales of the Cocktail wraps up for the year. Happy 353 birthday to Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, the seventeenth century explorer and the founder of the French colony of Louisiana. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.21.14

Tonight, TV’s Tim and Eric mock classic rock while across town, the Doobie Brothers do it for real. Plus, three music documentaries are hitting the silver screen. Today marks 50 years since the 1964 murders of three Mississippi civil rights workers, the Freedom Summer’s most infamous act of violence. Read on for four YouTube previews of tonight:

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