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Defender Picks



October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Today in NOLA: 2.4.15

Hump Day is here. With only a couple more days until this weekend's Mardi Gras parades roll, Wednesday's events may have the power to sustain you until then. The Goodnight Show with John Calhoun at Cafe Istanbul puts on a Carnival episode. At St. Louis Cathedral, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will be exploring the sound and culture of Spain. Ian Neville and Corey Henry get funky at the Maple Leaf. In 1927, the Saegner Theater opened on this day. Now, more things to do today. 


Today in New Orleans 12.01.12

Get your credit cards out, Jazz Fest tickets go on sale this morning! Once you’ve gotten your discounted passes, fan out all over the city for Comic Con, and you’re your costume to check out great live music at the Maple Leaf. On this day in 1998, New Orleans lost Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. Now, more on what to do this Saturday.

Today in New Orleans 10.18.12

Today, enjoy some jazz in the park with John Boutte, see a lily transform into a human being in a New Orleans theatre collaboration, and celebrate the Treme’s 200th birthday. Happy Birthday to our city’s own multiple Grammy-winning musician, Wynton Marsalis, born October 18, 1961.

Today's Events: 1.23.12

Today is the first day of the Year of the Dragon on many Asian calendars. The most fortunate and powerful symbol of the Chinese zodiac , our local Vietnamese community is set to celebrate what's sure to be a memorable year this weekend. But today is the real Tet. Elsewhere, Siberia and d.b.a. make sure Monday is just as funky as the rest of the week. On this day, legendary N.O. trombonist Kid Ory died in Hawaii at 86 years young. Check out the details to celebrate this Monday:

Wednesday at the Square

By Laura Cayouette

The Youth Leadership Council Wednesday at the Square, presented by our own Super Bowl Champions, the New Orleans Saints, was once again a deservedly popular affair this May 5th. The evening opened with a fun, family festive attitude.


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

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Michael Martin


Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

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Jason Raymond


Paolo Roy

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