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Today in New Orleans 2.21.14

Tonight, the Prytania Bar is keeping the party alive following Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra. Neutral Milk Hotel is back at the Civic, and artist Mel Chin is discussing his retrospective at NOMA. On this day in 1882, Lake Charles held their first Mardi Gras parade. Now, back to New Orleans’ post-parade happenings: 

Win Free Tickets to Dr. Dog at the Civic Theater

It is a big week at the Civic Theater (500 O'Keefe), with psychedelic folk sextet Dr. Dog performing Wednesday, before Neutral Milk Hotel's two-night stand. Dr. Dog tickets are still available for $30, but NoDef has a pair for free. Click through to enter the raffle, NoDef will announce a winner tomorrow morning by 10 a.m. 

Today in New Orleans 12.10.13

John Waters, Prince of Puke and the Pope of Trash is giving audiences at the Civic Theatre his take on the holidays. Christmas cheer continues in Jackson Square, with a free gospel concert from the Melody Clouds. On this day in 1860, then Governor Moore called a special session, calling for Louisiana to secede from the Union. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Jamey Johnson at the Civic (PHOTOS)

Photos by Lisa Cates

Last night, country artist Jamey Johnson paid tribute to the late great Hank Cochran, touring for his 2012 tribute release. Click through for more photos from the Civic Theater (510 O'Keefe Avenue) by NoDef's Lisa Cates. 

Today in New Orleans 11.14.13

Tonight, competing quartets for chamber music lovers, Nappy Roots is in the Warehouse District, and Hell Yes Fest continues to bring the belly aches at the Hi Ho, The New Movement, and the Shadowbox. On this day in 1960, New Orleans’ schools were legally desegregated. Now, more to do this Thursday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.12.13

Start your day off with a food truck app launch party in the CBD, and hang out for The Honorable South at Little Gem Saloon. Hell Yes Fest opens at One Eyed Jacks, bringing a week's worth of stand up, improv, and sketch comedy from the CBD to the Marigny. On this day in 1977, Ernest N. Morial became New Orleans’ first black mayor. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.5.13

Tonight, Lupe Fiasco at Tip's, a two-night improvisational music fest kicks off on Frenchmen, and Coheed and Cambria at the Civic. On this day in 1996, Senator Mary Landrieu became the first Louisiana woman elected to the US Senate. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Review: 2 Cellos Make Classical Pop with Top 40 Covers (PHOTOS)

Photos by Lisa Cates, Review by Robin Cates

After reading a description of 2 Cellos I was curious to see them play, but upon viewing their press photos, I became obligated.  Who knew there could be such hot babes playing classical instruments?   Initially, my attendance was to lurk, but I walked away totally stunned by the performance.  

Today in New Orleans 10.31.13

Prepare the clever DIY bike accouterments and costumes, NOLA Halloween is here. Quintron and Miss Pussycat are in the Quarter, Galactic is at the Civic Theater, and Voodoo Fest (not the Music and Arts Experience) is back for the 15 th year. On this day in 1985, Hurricane Juan made his first of two stops in Louisiana, causing days worth of torrential downpours. With this hurricane season on its way out, check out more frightful happenings this All Hallows’ Eve. 

Today in New Orleans 10.30.13

Tonight, Diana Ross is at the Saenger, and 2 Cellos is stopping in the CBD to play at the Civic Theater. There is a spooky food truck fest at Finn's, and hunger-fighting happy hour in Lafayette Square. On this day in Louisiana 2002, the then Hornets won their first NFL game in New Orleans against Utah. Now, more hump day happenings.  

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