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Today in New Orleans 10.06.13


Who Dat! The Saints are taking on the Bears today in Chicago, leaving their fans at home to practice their game day rituals from the privacy of their own bars and living rooms. In the Treme, a Family Ties Second Line will step out. On this day in 1837, a hurricane destroyed the Bayou St. John Lighthouse. Now that Karen has fallen back into her depression and let everyone else breathe a little easier, click through for more to do this Sunday.


Today in New Orleans 10.05.13


It's still unclear where fickle Karen will make her final stop, but New Orleans is carrying on with a weekend full of soirees, festivals, gallery openings, and classical music all the same. Happy Birthday to Keith Frazier, co-founder of Rebirth Brass Band, born on this date in 1968. Now, more local music to celebrate this Saturday. 


Today in New Orleans: 10.07.12


Today, the Saints try to get their first W against the Chargers, Louisiana is alive with music and culture as three of our favorite festivals in Gretna, Gentilly and New Orleans come to an end, but not before some face-melting performances by Dumpstaphunk, Rebirth and others. Today in Louisiana history, Gov. Derbigny suffers fatal accident when thrown from carriage (1829) Louis Armstrong’s album, “What a Wonderful World,” went Gold (1991), along with Wynton Marsalis’ album, “Hot House Flowers” (1994). Now back to today:


Today in New Orleans 10.05.12


Two big festivals kick off today on the city’s outskirts. Choose between Gretna and Gentilly for family friendly entertainment from food to bands to carnival rides. Stop by the Bywater’s café Istanbul for the kickoff of the New Orleans’ Afrikan film fest for spoken word, orchestral music and a documentary screening. On this day in New Orleans history, the bandleader, promoter, writer and manager William “Billy" Diamond was born in the 9th ward (1916). Diamond is responsible for changing Antoine Domino’s name to Fats Domino when the musician was still a teen. We also wish a happy birthday to Dirty Dozen brass band leader Roger Lewis (1941) and Rebirth Brass Band bass drummer Keith Frazier (1968) and Treme Brass Band trumpeter Kenny Terry (1969). Now for today's big celebrations:


All Things Gentilly

Gentilly Fest Brings Brass, Food, and Dancing to Pontchartrain Park this Weekend



This weekend’s 5th Annual Gentilly Fest gives residents of the once-storm-torn area a chance to take pride in their progress.  The neighborhood’s historic Pontchartrain Park Playground is rebuilt, restored, and ready to host thousands of guests at this weekend’s festival, which will celebrate all things Gentilly.


Today's Events: 10.2.11


Today, Gentilly Fest continues, Local Threads offers a Silkscreening Workshop at Staple Goods, and the Tune-Yards perform at One Eyed Jack's. In pervious years, October 2 saw Charles M. Schultz’ ‘Peanuts’ first published (1950), The Twilight Zone premier on CBS (1959), Thurgood Marshall sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court, Nat Turner (1800) and Groucho Marx’s (1890) birthdays, Samuel Adams’ death (1803), and International Day of Non-Violence. 


Today's Events: 10.1.11


Today, Gentilly Fest kicks off in Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans on Tap touches down in City Park, and the LPO performs Mahler’s 1st Symphony at Mahalia Jackson. But on this day before 2011, Spain ceded Louisiana to France (1800), the first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrived in NOLA (1811), Congress established both Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks (1890), the Ford Model T went on the market for $825, (1908), and Cartoon Network launched (1992). It’s Jimmy Carter’s Birthday (1924), E.B. White’s death (1985), World Vegetarian Day, and International Day of Older Persons. So go eat at Sweet Tomato:


Eat, Drink and Dougie at Gentilly Fest


by Kevin O'Neill

Recovery and rebuilding continues out in Gentilly. But this weekend, the neighborhood is havin' a party. Gentilly Fest returns for its fourth annual party to celebrate the racially diverse, historically middle class neighborhood. The free event runs from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon till 6 p.m. Sunday at Pontchartrain Park Playground, located near the corner of Press and Prentiss drives, just off Leon C. Simon Blvd.


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