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Today in New Orleans 11.25.13

Tonight, Latin funk from Mexico playing in Mid-City, and modern, Austin-based blues on Decatur. On this day in 1684, LaSalle continued his journey towards the Louisiana Gulf Coast, departing from Santo Domingo. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 8.19.13

Tonight, there's a funk quartet on Oak Street, plus jazz drummer Paul Thibodeaux at Gasa Gasa on Freret. In Mid City, Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft are playing their weekly gig at Chickie Wah Wah. On this day in 1955, Archbishop Rummel announced that Parochial schools would be desegregated by the following academic term. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 7.22.13

The National Council of La Raza is in town through tomorrow, and it’s the last day of their family expo at the Convention Center. On Canal in Mid-City, Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft are playing with special guest Susan Cowsill. On this day in 1923, Vinton, Louisiana native Ted Lyons pitched his first major league baseball game. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 7.8.13

Tonight, check out weekly gigs, or celebrate Thurston Harris’ birthday at One Eyed Jacks, and stick around for birthday cake at midnight. Happy Birthday to bluesman Larry Garner, born in New Orleans on July 8, 1952. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in New Orleans 6.24.13

Today, Pride weekend comes to a close with a memorial service for the Upstairs Lounge Fire. In the Quarter, One Eyed Jacks is throwing a birthday party for Glenn Danzig. On this day in 1957, Fats Domino's "It's You I Love" entered Billboard's Top 40. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 6.17.13

This Monday, actors at Dillard are coming together for Project1Voice and performing A Soldier’s Play. Charmaine Neville and Jon Cleary are performing weekly gigs, and there’s a bluegrass party on St. Claude. On this day in 1868, the first town election was held in Lake Charles. Now, more ways to kick off your workweek. 

Today in New Orleans 6.10.13

Kick off your workweek with Bravo’s housewife whisperer, Andy Cohen, in town for a book signing tonight. The New Orleans Civic Symphony is closing out their season with a free show at UNO, and there will be blue grass and red beans on St. Claude. On this day in 1961, the famous Preservation Hall officially opened its doors. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in New Orleans 5.27.13

Happy Memorial Day! In honor of our nation’s veterans, the WWII Museum is offering a day full of free activities. On this day in 1863, two Louisiana regiments made six charges on rebel fortification. A Black Captain named Andre Cailloux was the biggest hero of the day. Now, more to do this Memorial Day.

Today in New Orleans 5.20.13

Tonight, get fresh at Hollygrove’s annual Party in the Garden, catch a horror flick on St. Claude, or head to Oak Street for the new regular gig from Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Happy Birthday to local singer/songwriter Susan Cowsill, born May 20, 1959. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Today in New Orleans 5.13.12

As you recover from your weekend, ease into work with regular gigs from Oak to St. Claude, a Dalai Lama film series on Oretha Castle Haley, and a signing of Julia Reed’s new culinary adventure chronicle. On this day in 1864, Union troops burned Alexandria to the ground. Now, more to do this Monday.

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