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Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister

Feds: Traffic Court Accountant Bought Bentley, Casino Chips with Stolen Money


Updated 11.4, 9:35 a.m.

A former accountant for New Orleans Traffic Court was indicted on embezzlement and money laundering charges, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite. Vandale Thomas, 40, was charged with stealing $680,000 through overbilling. He used the money to buy a Bentley and casino chips, the indictment states.


Casino Crime: NOPD Seeks Ticket Thief (Video)


It's not uncommon for people to lose all their cash in the casino, but last night's robbery victims lost more than money. The NOPD has surveillance of the crooks who stole seven NFL tickets from some unsuspecting gamblers. 


Harrah's Casino to Close Due to Tropical Storm Isaac


by Mary-Devon Dupuy

Those who were planning on riding out the storm behind the comfort of a slot machine, think again. Harrah’s is closing up shop tonight in preparation for the impending tropical storm, and devout gamblers will have to stick to playing cards by candlelight.  


Bellator Fighting Championships Brings Mixed Martial Arts to New Orleans in May


by Shay Sokol

On May 25, the New Orleans Convention Center will host the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight between Army Boxing Champ Eric Prindle and reigning Heavyweight Champ Cole Konrad. Harrah’s New Orleans is presenting the Bellator Fighting Championships, which is in its sixth season of tournament-based mixed martial arts fighting.


Today's Events: 4/25/11


April 25th, the day the thimble was patented (1684) the first time the Guillotine was used (1792), America's introduction to automobile license plates, starting in in New York (1901), the first use of the seeing eye dog (1938) when Pioneer 10 traveled beyond Pluto’s orbit (1983), when Southern California saw 14” of snow (1994), when Oliver Cromwell (1599), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Al Pacino (1940), Jason Lee (recently spotted at Bistro Daisy) (1970) were brought into the world, and when Ginger Rogers (1995) and B. Arthur (2009) left it. Today, the sights and sounds continue- so don’t call this no reign of terror:


Robbed At The Slots


By Shay Sokol

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT- An 85-year old woman had her purse stolen out of her hands on Tuesday, January 25th at Harrah’s Casino by a man who must’ve run out of luck at the slots. Surveillance tapes reveal the unknown perp as a middle-aged white male wearing a black leather jacket, light colored pants, and a fedora hat. Crimestoppers is now offering up a hefty $2,500 reward for information. Eighth District Detectives are on the case to teach us all a valuable lesson: not just anybody can blow their luck at Harrah’s, and leave with someone else’s.


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