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Today in Nola 11.23.14

Senator Mary Landrieu was born today. Po Boy fest kicks off on Oak St. Church throws down at the Dragons Den. Nola Comedy Hour and the Fringe Fest ensue on St. Claude. 

Commune Defense: HiHo Hosts Benefit to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Bobby Jindal has not been shy about diving into the national debate about Ebola fighting measures. However, tonight an event at the Hi Ho Lounge aims to put aide the talk of quarantines and work toward hard action in Africa. The United Against Ebola Benefit will feature African music, drumming, a raffle, and auction to raise funds for Liberian Abel Cheayan’s effort to fight the deadly disease.

Today in NOLA: 9.22.14

Raise a bow and take a bow: the New Orleans Civic Symphony presents a fall concert featuring a trio of Romantic composers. Indie dream-rock band Real Estate plays at One Eyed Jacks. Happy birthday to New Orleans-born rapper Mystikal—he’ll be 44 today. Read on for more music picks tonight, including some you can play yourself:

Today in NOLA: 8.18.14

It’s officially the dog days of summer. When things cool down tonight, Kansas country punks The Calamity Cubes will headline the early show at Siberia. Plus, with the Kid Carsons at Chickie Wah Wah and Bluegrass Pickin’ Party at Hi Ho Lounge, Monday has a distinctly folksy bent. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Get the details tonight:

Today in New Orleans:01.14.14

Tonight, San Francisco rock quartet Cool Ghouls are in Lee Circle, and New Orleans Outlaw Funk band Chapel Blues is performing at the Hi Ho. Charlie Miller and Albinas Prizgintas are both performing their free weekly gigs. On this date in 1897, LSU printed their first edition of The Reveille. Now, more music to see this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 11.11.13

Tonight, Lee Fields is bringing his contemporary soul to One Eyed Jacks, indie rock trio Geographer is on St. Claude with Royal Bangs, and up-and-comer Saint Rich is in Lee Circle. On this date in 1984, the Louisiana World Exposition closed on a financial loss after suffering poor attendance. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 10.22.13

Get some respite from the daily grind with a night full of music and movies.  At Antenna Gallery, DJ Soul Sister gives a glimpse into DC counter culture.  Blues and country come to the Hi Ho, and Michael Buble is at the New Orleans Arena. Check out more Tuesday happenings below.  On this day in 1958, Louis Armstrong began work on his film, The Beat Generation.    

Today in New Orleans 10.08.13

Hispanic heritage month shows New Orleans what’s up with music and dancing at Que Pasa Fest.  Later, indie rock lives on with The Dodos downtown, and three musicians put the chick in Chickie Wah Wah.  On this day in 1988, Ivan Neville appeared as the musical guest on SNL with Keith Richards.   

Today in New Orleans 10.07.13

Multi-talented songstress, comedian, and actress Jane Krakowski is in town tonight, showcasing her vocal skills for the Broadway in NOCCA series. Later on, celebrated hip-hop artist Curtis Cross, more widely known as Black Milk, is at the Hi Ho Lounge. On this day in 1829, Governor Derbigny passed away after being thrown from a carriage.  Now, more buggy-free ways to kick off the work week. 

Live Music Back on at Mimi's, DJ Soul Sister to Remain at Hi-Ho Lounge

After five months, Mimi's in the Marigny has secured a permit that will allow the bar to have live music. But that doesn't mean everything is back to the way it was at 2601 Royal St., as one of the bar's most popular weekly gigs will remain at another location. 

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