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Jeudi

April 17th

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews  

 

Umphrey's McGee

Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)

with Lionize

 

Tuba Skinny

Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)

After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10  

 

Concerts in the Courtyard

Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)

French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales

 

The Breton Sound

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

with Pinkerton

 

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Zydeco Night!

 

Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)

Brass band jam on Magazine Street!

Vendredi

April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  

 

Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more

 

Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  

 

Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  

 

YG

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  

 

Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   

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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