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May 29th

HOP Fest

Cafe Istanbul, 8p.m.

Katey Red and the Honorable South headline benefit

 

Little Freddie King

BJ’s, 9p.m.

Bywater Bluesman at home

 

TechN9ne

HOB, 9p.m.

Strange Music rapper with Chopper style

 

Mike Dillon

Maple Leaf, 9p.m.

Eclectic talent spans from punk to funk

 

Meschiya Lake

d.ba., 6p.m.

Songstress sings the classics

 

The Seven Five

Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.

A documentary about an extremely crooked NYC cops

Wink's and a Smile

Dwight Henry Opens New Buttermilk Drop Bakery on Decatur



Dwight Henry, owner of the 7th Ward's famed Buttermilk Drop bakery and recently-minted movie actor has opened another hub for traditional New Orleans baked goods on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  He dubbed the new spot Wink’s Buttermilk Drop, after the Beasts of the Southern Wild character that made him famous beyond St. Bernard Ave.


Hollywood South Film Review: 12 Years a Slave


Slavery doesn't ever look good. We're all agreed about that. But once the gleaming white columns and wrought-iron railings appear, it's hard not to imagine Vivian Leigh just around the corner, her smirk reflected in the glossy hardwood floors. 12 Years A Slave, currently in wide releasetakes place in the antebellum South, yet in frighteningly different cinematic territory.


Beyond 'Beasts'

The Bathtub Comes to Life at the CAC



Hollywood's stars are still recovering from Oscar excesses. Meanwhile, Hollywood South's Quvenzhané Wallis is trending on Twitter and being parodied on Saturday Night Live, baker-turned-actor Dwight Henry is working to develop three new restaurants. For their part, the creators of Beasts of the Southern Wild are getting down and dirty.


Exclusive: Beasts Director Benh Zeitlin Talks Oscar Nods, NOLA


This week's news about Beasts of the Southern Wild’s four Oscar nominations hasn’t altered much for the Bayou-set film's director, Benh Zeitlin. A native of New York City, the director became enamored with New Orleans and South Louisiana after moving here in his mid 20s. However, Zeitlin says it’ll take a lot more than a couple gold statues to tear him away from the Crescent City. 


Beasts of the Southern Wild Receives Four Oscar Nods


Beasts of the Southern Wild director and New Orleans resident Benh Zeitlin has swept the independent awards circuit, but today’s news about the film’s Oscar nominations bumps Zeitlin and his cast into a new category. The Academy seems to have been as impressed as Sundance and Cannes, and Beasts and the movie's cast are up for a number of statues, including Best Picture. 


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