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Today in NOLA: 5.09.16

Young Thug is visiting from Atlanta today. Across the rest of the city, musicians are resuming their regular gigs now that the crowds have passed. On this day in 1944, country singer and former Governor Jimmie Davis, who wrote “You Are My Sunshine,” took office for his first term as governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in NOLA: 2.29.16

Happy Leap Year! Celebrate your extra day with local favorites like Luke Winslow King, Nicholas Payton, George Porter Jr., and Gerald French. Today in 1964, Louis Armstrong’s biggest hit, "Hello, Dolly" entered the Billboard Top 40. It would later knock The Beatles off the top of the charts. Now, more to do in 2016.

Today In NOLA 1.11.16

Today in New Orleans, shake off those Monday blues with WWE Raw at the Smoothie King Center. The George Porter Jr. Trio will play their classic Monday set at the Maple Leaf, and Zeitgeist is screening Jordan’s Academy Award entry, Theeb. In book news, Octavia Books will present James Rollins’ The Bone Labyrinth. On this day in 1965, black professional football players boycotted the AFL Allstar game in New Orleans. Now, more ways to spend your Monday!

Today In NOLA 12.21.15

Today in New Orleans, the Saints take on the Detroit Lions at the Superdome, and George Porter Jr. will play his weekly show at the Maple Leaf. In more classic Monday news, Alexis and The Samurai will jam at Chickie Wah Wah, and Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses will bring NOLA jazz jams to the Maison. On this day in 1921, Governor P.B.S. Pinchback, Louisiana’s only black governor, passed away. Now more on today's events. 

Today In NOLA 12.14.15

Today in New Orleans, Zeitgeist is screening American Hero, and Alexis & the Samurai will jam at Chickie Wah Wah. George Porter Jr. Trio will be at the Maple Leaf, and the Pelicans will take on the Trail Blazers at Moda Center. On this day in 1814, the British advance on New Orleans began with the Battle of Lake Borgne. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in NOLA: 12.8.14

Tonight alt-J performs at the Civic Theatre for the lucky ones who snagged a ticket before the show sold out. For the rest of us, there are plenty of classic, local acts around the rest of the city. Charmaine Neville plays her regular gig at Snug Harbor. Local talent performs at Cafe Negril's Super Jam. George Porter Jr. will be rockin' the Leaf. In 2008, the Saints beat Carolina today 30-20, unlike the upsetting loss yesterday (12.07.)


Today in NOLA: 8.30.14

Decadance parties on in the Quarter tonight. If you’re venturing downtown, allow us to suggest the LBGTQ punk benefit concert at Siberia or naked karaoke at Allways Lounge. Rebirth Brass Band and Caddywhompus both play Uptown shows tonight. And it’s not too late to catch MidCity Theatre’s mashup of The Big Lebowski and Shakespeare. We’ve also got an early matinee film and late-night comedy. Make the absolute most of your Saturday:

Today in NOLA: 6.07.14

This morning, the Creole Tomato Festival kicks off in the French Market. This afternoon, a jazzy block party in Central City. Tonight, George Porter Jr. brings the funk to Tipitina’s. On this day in 1892, New Orleans native and Plessy v. Ferguson plaintiff Homer Plessy was arrested for violation of segregation laws. Visit his tomb in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. More from today:

Today in New Orleans 12.30.13

Kyle Kinane is bringing belly aches to Café Istanbul tonight, Kwanzaa observers will light a candle in Mid City, and Magnetic Ear is back for their weekly gig at Gasa Gasa. On this day in 2005, LSU beat the Miami Hurricanes when the teams played each other in the Peach Bowl. Now, more to do on the eve of New Year’s Eve. 

Today in New Orleans 12.23.13

As New Orleans approaches Christmas, holiday parties continue to pop up at Lee Circle and House of Blues. Local rapper Dee-1 is ending his tour tonight at The Republic. Before there was a midnight mass in Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral was dedicated on this date in 1794. Now, more to do this Monday.  

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