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Blue Dreams

In the past few years, an influx of reopened venues resulted in a surge of touring bands adding the Crescent City to their itineraries. However, a couple of announcements are heralding some unconventional entertainment coming to town. The Blue Man Group will play the Sanger and “Kim The Happy Medium” will come to the Civic.

Today in NOLA: 5.11.15

Have you recovered from yesterday’s brunch binge? NOLA music is getting loud for a night with Author & Punisher on Frenchmen and Primal Scream at the Civic. For those needing something sedate, there is Tai Chi at NOMA. On this day in 1988, a fire destroyed the top room of the Cabildo. Now, more to do in 2015.

Today in NOLA: 5.10.15

Happy Mother’s Day. After the brunching ends, there is plenty to do spanning from coffee cocktailing to rock at the Civic. Pinckney Benton Stewart (P.B.S.) was born in Georgia on this day in 1837. Stewart would later become the Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in NOLA: 5.06.15

As you recuperate from two weekends of Jazz Fest, there is still some music playing. Wednesdays at the Square are back in action and so is a local favorite. Metal is coming to the Civic. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this hump day.  

Today in NOLA 4.19.15

Some serious comedy is coming to the Mahalia Jackson tonight. Sleater-Kinney is bringing a dose of nostalgia to the Civic and Unicorn Fukr is keeping the party going all night at the Den. On this day in 1960, Gov. Jimmie Davis was elected. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in NOLA: 3.12.15

Tonight, the 610 Stompers are hosting a dinner, Elvis Costello is in town, and NPR devotees’ favorite game show is taking the stage. On this day in 1997, former Governor EWE took $400,000 cash in a briefcase from 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo in an extortion payoff. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Stevens, Buress, Primus, & Primal Scream Announce NOLA Dates

A quartet of new shows were announced today. Sufjan Stevens is coming to the Saenger. Primus and Primal Scream are both coming to the Civic. And, Hannibal Buress will be back in town. All tickets go on sale on January 30.

The King Is Back

This just in, singer-songwriter Elvis Costello will perform a solo set at the Civic Theatre Mar 12. The presale starts Friday (12.5) at 10a.m. The show starts at 8p.m. with doors opening at 7p.m. Costello is calling it his “Detour”. Kicking off Mar 1 in Boulder, he invites his fans to get intimate as he performs in smaller venues across the country. The Civic Theatre also recently announced Shpongletron 3.1, presented by Simon Posford, slated for Mar 4 with visuals by Zebbler. 

Ndegeocello, Phillips, Neon Trees Announce NOLA Dates

Music aficionados will be happy to hear about a trio of fall announcements with everything from pop to new wave represented. Meshell Ndegeocello will be coming to the CAC. Phillip Phillips is slated for the Saenger. Neon Trees will be coming to the Civic on on October 28th.

Today in New Orleans 4.29.14

Tonight, Nick Spitzer's NPR hit, American Routes features Dr. Michael White and Topsy Chapman live at the Civic Theatre. Off-the-wall rapper Riff Raff is performing at House of Blues, and City Park is hosting a Garden Party with Cyril Neville. Happy Birthday to Master P, local rapper and label founder who makes 43 today. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

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