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Today in NOLA 4.9.17


Today, start your day over sipping bottomless mimosas as NOLA's top queens perform at a drag brunch. Watch Charlie Chaplin's timeless Depression-era comedy "Modern Times," or see one of Joel McHale's two stand-up shows at One Eyed Jacks. It's the final day of French Quarter Fest, so swing by the Vieux Carre to celebrate the largest offering of Louisiana music in the world. On this day in 1864, the Battle of Pleasant Hill led to a Union victory in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Sunday. 


Today in NOLA 4.8.17


Day three of FQF is underway in the Vieux Carre. Watch some classic or live kung fu at Shaolin-Do’s Second Saturday. Kenny Chesney plays HOB to benefit two great causes. On this day in 1682, the Louisiana Territory received its name from Sieur de la Salle. Now, more to do this Saturday.


Cinema File

French Quarter Fest's Film Lineup



This week, the four-day French Quarter Fest takes over the Vieux Carré to share the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world. New to the FQF family this year is Cinema on the Bayou, a film organization working in tandem with the fest's organizers to present the Whitney Bank Film Festival, a curated selection of music-driven movies.

 


Today in NOLA 4.7.17


French Quarter Fest is underway in the Vieux Carre, swing by for local food and Louisiana talent. Cafe Istanbul is celebrating la vie en rose at a French Party. The King and Queen of Country, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill drop by the arena while Brit rockers Bastille play Champions Square. Zeitgeist hosts the opening screening of "Growing Up Smith." On this day in 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for “Blood on the Fields.” Now, more to do this Friday.

 


A Talk Half-Fast

Tim Laughlin Sounds off on Pete Fountain at French Quarter Fest



Jazz legend Pete Fountain is synonymous with the city of New Orleans. Before his passing last summer, Fountain was renowned for his famed Half Past Marching Club; his television appearances with Lawrence Welk as well as his dedication to local fans; and of course, his skills on the clarinet. He was a founding member of French Quarter Festival and a regular performer the event. In 2017, French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron will celebrate Pete’s legacy with a panel at Let Them Talk, the lecture series located inside the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. The panel takes place on Sunday (4.9) at 2:30PM, with moderator duties performed by Louisiana State Museum's Music Curator David Kunian. 


Today in NOLA 4.6.17


Today, head over to the French Quarter for the first day of FQF. The Ogden welcomes Tuba Skinny, while rockers Real Estate will take the stage at Republic. Early Italian prewar cinema will be showcased at the American Italian Cultural Center’s screening of “Everybody’s Lady.” On this day in 1929, Huey Long stood for his impeachment trial. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


French Quarter Fest: How to Get Around the Vieux Carre


Ahead of tomorrow's kickoff of the 34th annual French Quarter Fest, the City of New Orleans released traffic instructions for locals and tourists alike to navigate the area. The four-day celebration of music, film, and food will overtake the Vieux Carre, offering 60+ local restaurants and the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world. 


Time Is On Her Side

Irma Thomas Returns to French Quarter Fest



New Orleans continues to hail royalty long after Mardi Gras is over. Irma Thomas, the New Orleans Queen of Soul, will once again grace the stage of the French Quarter Fest presented by Chevron. Thomas' set will be one more jewel in a crown that she has worn with dignity for decades. 


French Quarter Feat


The numbers are out for French Quarter Fest 2016 and they are, uh, yuge. The local music festival set an all-time record for attendance boasting over 760,000 festers over the course of the four day event.


French Quarter Finale

Final Fest Fotos



On Sunday (4.10) French Quarter Fest concluded with a bang. Helen Gillet, Cedric Burnside, Honey Island Swamp Band, and Buckwheat Zydeco played to massive crowds to close out the festival. Dr. Bill Copen spent one final day in the Vieux Carré to shoot it all for y'all.


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