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Today in NOLA 4.12.17

Tonight, Longue Vue keeps its gardens open for a chance to picnic and paint among the greenery. Bar Redux will screen Apocalypse Now, while The Theatre at St. Claude will perform New Orleans’ only live soap opera. The Franklin hosts a night of food, cocktails, and music inspired by the Iberian Peninsula. On this day in 1861, Louisiana General PGT Beauregard began the Civil War with the first shots on Fort Sumner. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

State of Play: Theatre Listings 7.01-7.15

Compiled by Michael Martin

Save for the fifth anniversary of Debauchery, Pat Bourgeois’ much-loved monthly soap opera parody, July is filled with all-new productions. The Princess and the Pea and Pinochio will entertain audiences of all ages. Shakespeare is well represented Uptown and a "sidewalk sale" at the Old marquer celebrates smaller works. Click through for complete listings.

Today in New Orleans 2.20.13

Wednesday is here already, and there’s plenty of live music and theatre to help get you through your week. Happy Birthday to jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones, born in New Orleans on February 20, 1958. Now, more hump day happenings.

Today in New Orleans: 6.27.12

Today, Aaron Neville performs at the House of Blues, salsa dance for a cause at Rita’s Tequila House, Debauchery premiers at Mid-City Theater, Shadowbox Theatre performs Verbatim Verboten, and Tomas Moniz reads excerpts from his Rad Dadmagazine at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse. On this day in history, founding member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tony Spargo (1897) and drummer Johnny Vidacovich was born in New Orleans (1949).

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