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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
New Treme Center Offers Camps, Comps, Pool
New Orleans ever-evolving restoration initiative saw a new ribbon cut today in Treme at the Community Center on N. Villere. The building suffered extreme damage in Katrina, and with the investment of Mayor Mitch’s office, city officials and partnerships, the Treme neighborhood and its children have re-established an area for them to learn, play and swim.
News Analysis: Jackie Clarkson's Bigger Battles During Food Truck Reform Fight
During the April 18 regular City Council meeting, Vice-President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson fought a bitter battle to add her amendments and get her say into Council President Stacy Head's revised Food Truck legislation—or to at least get her opposition stance on the record.
Food Truck Reform Passes City Council
The lengthy and often brutal battle over a rewrite of the regulations governing food trucks in the city saw a victory for the mobilized on Thursday. The New Orleans City Council passed a reform measure that allows more food trucks to take the streets, and gives them more room to roam.
City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring City Employees to Live in Orleans Parish -- With Some Exceptions
The New Orleans City Council signed off on a group of newly-reenacted employment rules that require any new city worker or officer to reside in Orleans Parish within 180 days of getting hired. But, as ever, grandpa had to have his say first.
Blackout Bowl Babble: Entergy Traces Cause of Super Bowl Outage, City Council Weighs in
by William Dilella
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell (District D) convened an emergency meeting of the utility committee on Friday, February 8, to investigate Sunday's Super Bowl power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. While the Council was in full soundbite mode, Entergy took away some of their zap by specifying the cause of the blackout.
City Council Slates Super Bowl Blackout Hearing
Updated 1:45 p.m.
Roger Goodell and Twitter already weighed in on the Superdome blackout, but it's locals' turn to shed some light the end of the week. On Friday, the New Orleans City Council will have their say on the Super Bowl's 34-minute epoch of darkness. City Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell called an emergency meeting of the Council's Utility Committee, and she plans to call Entergy on the carpet.
Barnes & Noble Founder Leonard Riggio to Fund 100 More Homes in Gentilly
by M.D. Dupuy
The people behind the largest single post-Katrina housing development are at it again, and their project has nothing to do with Brad Pitt or the Ninth Ward. Gentilly was one of the areas hit hardest by the Federal Flood, and Barnes and Noble Founder Leonard Riggio and his wife Louise came all the way from New York to create “Project Home Again.” The pair is at it again, with 100 new homes slated for completion in the next 12-18 months.
Isaac-Delayed Budget Meeting for District D to be Held Tonight
District D residents get their belated chance to sound off on the City budget tonight. A few weeks ago, Mayor Mitch, City Council members and other City Hall brass held meetings in each Council district to allow citizens a chance to voice their budget priorities, but Isaac forced the area including Gentilly and parts of the Upper 9th Ward to be shelved for another time. Tonight, da mayor and Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell will hold the meeting at Gentilly Baptist Church (5141 Gentilly Blvd.). The meeting begins at 6 p.m. City officials will be at the meeting 30 minutes before the start for face-to-face meetings about residents' concerns.
Second Line Vendor Permits, Generators and Deuce on City Council Docket
Two of New Orleans' most talked about institutions are on the agenda at Thursday's City Council meeting. Issues that arose from second lines and Entergy will fill up some of the City Hall session's space, as the legislative body considers two measures that cut to the core of recent controversies. According to Uptown Messenger, the Council is set to consider a measure authored mostly by Mayor Mitch's office that would require guys who carry coolers and bring their smokers to second lines to obtain permits.
Freddie Charbonnet Chosen to Fill City Council Void
CBD -- The New Orleans City Council is back up to seven people. By a vote of 4-2, the Council chose Freddie Charbonnet to temporarily fill the seat vacated upon felony conviction last week by Jon Johnson. Charbonnet is a lawyer from eastern New Orleans who formerly worked with the City. Charbonnet will sit on the Council until a permanent replacement is elected this fall. He beat out Michael Darnell, a former state Senate candidate who served as interim councilmember after Oliver Thomas resigned amid bribery charges.
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