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Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

 

Shotgun Cinema Turns One

Freeport Auditorium at the CAC, 7p.m.

Screenings of Night Moves & Monsieur Hulot's Holiday; $7 each

 

Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Most Wanted Brass Band Stream New Album Free for Mardi Gras


Just in time for Mardi Gras, a new brass band hit the streets with a few recognizable members. A handful of former members of the Stooges Brass Band have reformed as the Most Wanted Brass Band. The band recorded a CD that's already making the rounds, and they're posting up at the Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude Ave.) for a Tuesday night residency. Click through for a fresh Mardi Gras soundtrack:


Today's Events: 6.13.11


June 13, when Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora against the Roman Catholic Church's celibacy rule (1525), when Rhode Island became the first colony to ban the importation of slaves (1774), when the first sodium vapor lamps were installed (1933), when the Supreme Court ruled that criminal suspects first and foremost had to be informed of their constitutional rights, in the Miranda vs. Arizona decision (1966), when Christo (1935), Steve-O (1974), and the Olsen Twins (1986) were born, and when King of Swing Benny Goodman died (1986). Today, either get down with a ‘Full House’ marathon at home, or go out and do this:


Today's Events: 4/27/11


April 27th, a day to remember. Trumpeter Al "Jumbo" Hirt, a Louisiana Music Hall of Famer who died on this day in 1999 at the age of 77. Born and raised in New Orleans, Hirt’s father was a police officer, an officer who handed his son a trumpet at the age of six, only to change his life, as well as the world’s. Hirt was playing professionally before college, until moving to Ohio to study at the Cinciniatti Conservatory of Music. Ten years (and a whole lot of swing dancing) later, the trumpeter returned home to lead Dixieland groups, win a Grammy, record the theme song for "The Green Hornet," open his own club on Rue Bourbon, and manage to get injured while performing on a float during Mardi Gras in 1970. Hirt is buried in Metarie Cemetary.


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