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Today in NOLA 4.30.17


Stormy weather has affected day three of Jazz Fest, with festivalgoers having to wait until the afternoon to Lorde, Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker, Dr. John and the dozens more acts on the lineup today. Still, for those not up to brave Fair Grounds, there is plenty to do around town. A Lord of the Rings burlesque show will come to Eiffel Society. Blato Zlato performs their swamp Balkan tunes, while Helen Gillet will improv a soundtrack to Belgian avant garde films. Maple Leaf will host a crawfish boil and NOLA all-stars. On this day in 1803, The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed. Now, more to do this Sunday.


Life of Will Smith to be Celebrated at 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil


In the year since the killing of beloved Saints captain Will Smith, his death has left a void in the New Orleans community and beyond. After the one year anniversary of his passing on April 9, Smith's life and legacy will be celebrated at the Mid-City Yacht Club this weekend with a second annual crawfish boil benefitting his namesake memorial scholarship fund. 


Life & Legacy of Jamie Galloway Will Be Celebrated at Annual Crawfish Boil


The life of beloved musician and chef Jamie Galloway will be celebrated at Maple Leaf Bar this weekend, with an annual crawfish boil and street party commemorating the fourth anniversary of his passing at the age of 41-years-old.


Hannibal Buress No Fan of the Berl


Comedian Hannibal Buress’ love of New Orleans is well documented through his famed ode to Coops on Decatur and the Quarter foot parade. But, Buress is no fan of the berl. In a recent video for Comedy Camisado TV, the funny man takes a few shots at one of NOLA’s most revered practices.


Season's Eatings

Photo Recap of the Weekend's Crawfish Boils



Crawfish season is on its last legs, and New Orleanians are throwing boils all over the city before it gets too hot. UNO hosted their annual Crawfish Mambo on the Lakefront this weekend, and Zatarain's boiled 25,000 pounds of mudbugs in what was touted at the World's Largest Crawfish Boil. Brandon Robert captures the ritual from a friend's backyard boil. 


Saturday at Champions Square: 25,000-Lb. Crawfish Boil


Even when the Saints aren't playing, New Orleanians look to the Superdome as their prime communal gathering point. Fittingly, Zatarain's will add crawfish to the Champions Square equation on Saturday. The local food company is celebrating its 125th birthday at Da Dome with a berl that's aiming to break records.


Boil Advisory

Crawfish Mambo Cook-Off Helps UNO Alums



Jazz Fest has wrapped and the Fair Grounds are empty, but the festival season continues this weekend down by the lake at the campus of UNO.


Today in New Orleans 4.20.13


The weekend is jam packed with crawfish, music, and beer, from Tulane to Mardi Gras World. Gear up for a Spring Brake Yrself race this evening, plus a free festival in Mid City’s beautiful Fortier Park. On this day in 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes effectively ended Reconstruction in the state when he withdrew federal troops from Louisiana. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Nice Tails: Tulane's Crawfest Comes to Quad


Bad weather doesn't stop NOLA folks from reveling, and unseasonable cold and lazy mudbugs are no obstacle for a good ol' fashioned berl. Piles of freshly boiled crawfish, snowballs, and stellar Louisiana lineups draw droves of Tulane students, neighborhood friends and even some maroonies to McCalister quad each year for Tulane’s annual Crawfest.  This Saturday is no different.  


Missing Man Last Seen at Crawfish Boil


New Orleans police are asking for the public's help in locating a 53-year-old man who is missing from Uptown's Unity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Joseph Quezerque was last seen on Saturday, March 16 at a crawfish boil at the center, which is located in the 1500 block of Delachaise St. 


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