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Today in NOLA: 5.30.15

Fest season continues with a celebration of oysters. Women are once again arm wrestling and between DJ Soul Sister and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band there will be a lot of funk downtown. On this day in 1862, Union Admiral David Farragut captured Baton Rouge. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Pops Goes the 4th

On Legend's Birthday Weekend, Satchmo Summerfest Celebrates Armstrong, New Orleans Jazz

As the Crescent City welcomes the cool front that is giving us relief from the heat, Satchmo SummerFest, New Orleans’ three-day summertime local music showcase, preparing to show off a jazz community that remains in Mint condition. Free and open to the public, the festival shifts the lens upon the roots of jazz music and the life of beloved trumpeter Louis Armstrong, as it celebrates its 14th anniversary with contemporary sounds from local jazz musicians and brass bands.   

Wednesday at the Square 2014 Lineup Unveiled

The weather is not quite suited for outdoor concerts, but New Orleans is sure to heat up by the time this year's Wednesday at the Square kicks off. The free outdoor music series in Lafayette Square returns March 19, kicking off with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Flow Tribe, the New Orleans Suspects, Marcia Ball, and many more are on the schedule. 

Black Crowes Return to New Orleans

Already on their second visit to New Orleans this year, The Black Crowes' love of the Crescent City is no mystery. Tonight and Wednesday at the Civic Theater (510 O'Keeffe St.), the Crowes will be once again dipping their Georgia toes into the pool of the New Orleans music scene. When the band released their third album almost 20 years ago, they decided to take a bit of New Orleans on the road with them.

Bayou Boogaloo Brings Zero-Trash Bash to Mid-City

When thousands of people gather together for a festival, waste is inevitable.  Trashcans overflow with beer bottles, empty cans glimmer in the grass under a hot sun, and paper plates with half-eaten poboys litter the sidewalks.  One festival, however, aims to combat collateral refuse by bringing more than just music to the table.  This weekend, the MotherShip Foundation’s annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo rings in its eighth year with revamped musical acts, better food vendors, more art, and an even more powerful message of sustainability.  

First Shorty Fest Brings Brass Class to NOLA Kids

by Morgan Dowdy

If the mission statement of the Trombone Shorty Foundation can be summed up in a single phrase, it’s this: pass it on. The first annual Shorty Fest, a benefit concert for the foundation, gives you the opportunity to participate in that mission this Thursday evening.

Today in New Orleans 1.26.13

Whether it’s colossal Krewe or a kid-sized parade you’re after, Saturday night has something in store for you. There’s also live music and theatre from St. Claude to Oak Street. On this day in 1861, Louisiana’s Secession Convention voted to secede from the Union to become the Republic of Louisiana. Now, more Carnival craziness in the Crescent City.

Today in New Orleans 1.17.13

Tonight, come early to the Krewe du Vieux Queen’s Shakedown! See performances from Dr. John, George Porter Jr., and more. Theatre people can head to the CAC, or check out the first day of MicroFest. On this day in 1990, Louis Armstrong was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Click through for some pre-weekend events.

Today in New Orleans 1.5.13

Whether you’re looking for pasties and tassels or a gala event, tonight has something in store for you. There’s live music, theater, and more from uptown to the Marigny. On this day in 1987, “Pistol Pete” Maravich was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Now, more Saturday happenings.

Today in New Orleans 12.28.12

Celebrate the start of the weekend with art after hours, brass on Frenchmen, and the Nite Tripper at House of Blues. On this day in 1862, the former state Capitol was burned by Union soldiers. Now, more ways to kick off your weekend.

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