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Offerman's Dunces Broadway Bound?

Yesterday, The Daily News received lots of attention for the paper’s Trump/Palin slamming “I’m With Stupid” wood. However, the paper also ran a story of greater interest to New Orleanians. The News reported that A Confederacy of Dunces may be heading to Broadway soon.

Today in NOLA: 4.1.15

There's not much going on in New Orleans tonight. April Fools! April Toole's Day delves into the writing of Toole's locally inspired novel A Confederacy of Dunces with a night of reading excerpts aloud. The Revivalists and Robin Barnes are at Lafayette Square. Hi Ho Lounge hosts french DJ and producer Shiba San. Today in history, radio station WRNO (The Rock of New Orleans, or West Bank Radio New Orleans) pranked the airwaves by repeating a loop of the Rush Limbaugh Show's theme song all day to celebrate their acquisition of the show from WWL. Now, more on hump day happenings. 

'A Confederacy of Dunces' Manuscript Heads Back to Louisiana

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has locked another gem in their Toole box and purchased a rare copy of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces. UL Lafayette purchased the 290-page typed manuscript of the classic New Orleans novel earlier this month, at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. 

John Kennedy Toole Biographer Appears Twice in Two Days

Cory MacLauchlin is on a tour of New Orleans that includes meetings everywhere but under the Woolworth's clock. Over the weekend, he answered questions after a screening of a documentary about John Kennedy Toole. Early this week, the Confederacy of Dunces author's most recent biographer will get the floor to himself with two apperances scheduled to talk about his book, Butterfly in the Typewriter.

Soldiers of Fortuna

Dawn DeDeaux's Prospect.2 Exhibition Takes a Multi-Medium Look at the Classical Influences Behind 'A Confederacy of Dunces'

New Orleans native Dawn DeDeaux is staging an intervention to fight the dark ages of our times, and The Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces, In an Effort to Make Sense of It All - a multimedia project inspired by John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces is the mandate to spread joyous enlightenment throughout the swamp and great continental wilderness beyond.

The Clock Keeps Ticking: Chateau Bourbon Saved, Will Become a Hyatt

While the crisis at Le Petit Theatre has raged, another storied French Quarter landmark has also been having a hard spin of the financial wheel of luck. We know Canal Street's Chateau Bourbon as the hotel with the statue of Ignatius J. Reilly out front, and the clock on the front under which A Confederacy of Dunces begins. But the storied suite house, which opened as DH Holmes Dept. Store in 1849, was in a jam, until today.

Rare Closure: Books Returned to Maple St. Shop

Either a speed reader or a person of conscience, the thief who swiped first editions from Maple Street Book Shop last week apparently brought the books back. An employee of the Uptown store who often rescues stray cats was trying to corral one such feline Sunday morning. The cat ran into an abandoned vehicle in the backyard of the house next door, where the employee found the books said manager Gladin Scott. 

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