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Today in NOLA: 5.23.16

It’s a different type of 80’s night in the Quarter with Millencolin and Modern English in town. Plus, there are some great locals playing tonight. On this day in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed in Bienville Parish, the end to the infamous pair’s three-year crime spree. Now, click through for Monday’s events.  

Today in NOLA: 5.16.16

The King of Surf Rock is coming to NOLA tonight and Josh Ritter is bringing his soulful Americana to the other side of the CBD. Plus, all your favorite locals are playing at the clubs. On this day in 1929, 15 senators signed a pledge to block the impeachment of Governor Huey Long. Now, check out today’s events.

Today in NOLA: 5.02.16

Jazz Fest is over. Once locals finish decompressing,there’s lots of music to be had from regular gigs to touring bands as well as a few lingering funk holdovers. On this day in 1964, New Orleans’ girl group The Dixie Cups’ “Chapel of Love” entered the Billboard Charts. Now, more to do in modern day NOLA.

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: 5.15.15

In Mid City, the Bayou Boogaloo is ready to go. For the fested-out, there are lots of other events. Rap, theatre, burlesque, and a classic 80’s arena show are all kicking off this evening. On this day in 1915, Huey Long passed the Bar and became a “full-fledged lawyer.” Now, more to do tonight. 

A Handful of JazzFest: Saturday, April 27

Don't let the cubes turn you into a square. Jazzfest has plenty to offer, and not a lot that should be missed. On Saturday, April 27, violin rules our picks with three very different takes on the time-tested string insturment. Check out who's playing, and a couple other highlights of the schedule, as well:

Today in New Orleans 11.26.12

Monday is back after the long weekend, and there’s no shortage of things to do in New Orleans to ease into the workweek. Old Crow Medicine Show is making a stop in the Big Easy, the art of funk is at Banks Street, and great local acts are performing all over the city. On this day in 1955, “Tutti Frutti,” by Lil’ Richard entered the R&B Charts. The track was written by native Dorothy LaBostrie and recorded in Cosimo Matassa’s Studio.

Today in New Orleans: 7.2.12

Today, celebrate Independence day a little early with Marine and Navy brass bands at St. Louis Cathedral, listen to Paul Sanchez talk and sing at Crescent City Books, check out “Hit Girl” weild a gun for a different reason in Hick (R) at Zeitgeist, and nightly music. On this day in history, Lee Allen, late tenor sax legend and session player at Cosimo’s with Dave Bartholomew, was born in Pittsburgh (1926) and funky bass player Nick Daniels III of the Neville Bros. and Dumpstaphunk was born in New Orleans (1955).

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