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Jeudi

March 5th

Jyl Benson and Sam Hanna
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
New book focuses on New Orleans' Casual Restaurant Recipes

 

Bounce ft. Sissy Nobby

Republic, 10p.m.

Wobble, baby

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Rouler, 10p.m.

Enjoy these brass rebels and a game of pool!

 

Greensky Bluegrass

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

This Michigan quintet knows how to rock bluegrass

 

Taylor 2

Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.

Dance troupe of famous dancer Paul Taylor performs 3 nights in a row

Vendredi

March 6th

Six Years of Beers

NOLA Brewing Co, 5:30p.m.

Release of the 6th Anniversary Ale (a sour ale this year) ft. music with Tauk, Gravity A, New Orleans Suspects

 

Gogol Bordello

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Gypsy Punk band from the Lower East Side

 

Francisco Goldman

Tulane Auditorium, 6p.m.

Academic all-star chats about Interior Circuit

 

Celtics v. Pelicans

SKC, 7p.m

 

Mario Cart Challenge

Republic, Doors 10p.m., free before 12 w/ college ID

Multiple N64s set up for the annual Mario Kart Challenge - compete to win a section and bottle of booze; music by DJ G

Samedi

March 7th

Julia Street

Monthly art crawl, 6-9p.m.

 

Haiku With Ghosts

Foundation Gallery, 6-10p.m.

Opening reception for Demond Matsuo’s new show

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 1 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

 

Jim Roche: Culture Mechanic

Ogden, 6p.m.

Opening of acclaimed retrospective

 

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

SKC, 6p.m.

 

Katt Williams

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Popular comedian on his Born Again...Again tour

 

Tank and the Bangas

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths exude creativity through song

Dimanche

March 8th

Tobymac, Mandisa, & Capital Kings

Saenger Theater, 7p.m.

Grammy Award Winners on tour w/ electronic pop duo the Capital Kings

 

Bo Burnham (Sold Out)

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Wunderkind comedian wombed on the web

 

Glen David Andrews

Botanical Gardens, 4p.m.

Party in the Garden with Andrews and Swamp Donkeys

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 2 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

Trombone Shorty, High School Students Discover Delgado


by Stacy Coco

Local high school students were not the only ones discovering Delgado today. To help with the push to attract students, Trombone Shorty stopped by the school's City Park campus to be on TV.


Higher Ed vs. Hired

Louisiana Colleges Trumpet Workforce Training Amid Budget Cuts



As public universities face funding cuts, Workforce Training programs are getting a larger foothold in higher education.


Horror Show: Fire Ravages Delgado Theatre Production, Show Must Go On


For a Delgado Community College theater department, horror came after the production was over on Saturday night. Early Sunday morning, a catastrophic fire engulfed the set of the outdoor Rocky Horror Show production as well as the majority of the department’s sound and electrical equipment. Originally thought to be an electrical fire, inspectors now believe the blaze was sparked by the smoldering of a carelessly flicked cigarette.


Staring Down Budget Hole, Delgado Freezes Expenses


UNO isn't the only public higher education institution in town that's facing budget woes as a result of state funding cuts. Delgado Community College is currently in a $13 million budget hole, and will be forced to put a freeze on extra expenses as a result. The College, which has campuses near City Park, in Algiers and in seven other locations around the metro area, announced a freeze on expenses today, and said that still wouldn't be enough to dig them out.


Today in New Orleans 10.13.12


There’s a lot to do this Saturday in the Big Easy, with some college football in Baton Rouge, galas all over town, festivals with the city’s best food and music, an animal expo for dog lovers, and the weekend’s Endless Gaycation events! Today in Louisiana music history, Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars appeared live on CBS’s “The Edsel Show,” (1957). Now, more on Saturday’s events.


Dressed-Up Dogs Welcome at Delgado for Daylong Animal Expo


by Emma Boyce

Don’t forget your leashes. The dogs are taking over the Delgado Community College campus near City Park this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the Delgado Veterinary Technology Program’s 5th annual Animal Expo.  From Jack Russells to Great Danes and everything in between, all dogs (with up to date vaccinations) and owners are welcome to participate in a day of activities.  


Below Sea Level

Pawel Wojtasik Holds a Mirror to New Orleans During Prospect.2



Even in New Orleans, many residents tend to stick the places they know, rarely leaving the comfortable confines of the neighborhoods where they live and work. Or at least that’s our excuse for getting lost on the way to Delgado Community College for the opening of Pawel Wojtasik’s video installation Below Sea Level.


Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs Boss to Talk Small


Land Bill Gates, and the rest will follow. Tomorrow morning, financial whiz Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein will be in town to address a class of 30 small business owners graduating from a Delgado Community College program. The pair helped fund the program to the tune of a $20 million investment. The 10,000 Small Businesses Program offers its students classes in accounting, negotiation, marketing and human resources. The program is also helping Buffett move up from his old stomping grounds at CNBC. The Oracle of Omaha will appear with Mayor Mitch on MSBC's Morning Joe tomorrow at 7:20 a.m. to tout the program.


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Contributors:

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,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock