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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
So Fresh and So Green: Hollygrove's Garden Party
Whether you buy their veggies straight from the source or eat them plated at restaurants like Tivoli & Lee, most NOLA folks have enjoyed produce from Hollygrove Market (8301 Olive Street). Tomorrow night, the farm’s fans can show some love at the nonprofit’s Fourth Annual Party in the Garden.
JazzFest After Hours: Backbeat Series' Pro-Local Lineup
If you have enough energy after seeing JazzFest's headliners, show some love for the locals at this year's Backbeat Music Series. For eight years, the nonprofit has been pushing local acts into major venues, and this year's lineup includes Blue Nile, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Honey Island Swamp Band, Cyril Neville, and dozens more.
Today in New Orleans 1.30.13
It’s yucky outside, but New Orleanians never let weather stop them from having a good time. Today, there’s Super Bowl lagniappe for locals, plus live music from Oak Street to St. Claude. On this day in 1835, President Andrew Jackson made history when he became the victim of the first assassination attempt against an American president and survived two bullets. Now, more to do this wet Wednesday.
Today in New Orleans 1.16.13
It’s rainy and cold, but that’s no reason to stay inside your house. There’s still comedy, theatre, and live music going on all over the city. On this day in 1972, Tulane Stadium hosted the Super Bowl VI in which The Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins. Now, more hump day happenings.
Today in New Orleans 12.29.12
Tonight, get a double dose of the New Orleans Suspects and Dr. John, see Honey Island Swamp Band at d.b.a., and don’t miss George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. On this day in 1898, John McDonogh’s Lafayette Square monument was dedicated. Click through for more to do this Saturday.
JazzFest Weekend 2 Opens
The Fest powers threw open the gates of JazzFest's second weekend today, with four furious days of music, food and watermelon sacrificing lined up. Today's often been called Locals Thursday, and that's especially true at NOLA Defender, as we see some of our past special guest writers take the stage. At the Acura Stage, Hurray for the Riff Raff opens things up, while Honey Island Swamp Band is on at 2:25 p.m, while Flow Tribe and Mia Borders occupy the Gentilly Stage at from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Elsewhere, Kourtney Heart plays Congo Square at 11:15 a.m., and Stooges Brass Band stop off at the same spot at 2:45 p.m. Meanwhile, there's one more schedule change to pass along.
Tipitina's Hosts Friday Night Blowout for Steve Gleason
It may not have a fancy title like Gleason Gras, but Tipitina's own benefit for Steve Gleason, the former Saint who is battling ALS, is shaping up to be a huge party of its own. Tomorrow night, the legendary Uptown club will pack them in up to the bottom of Professor Longhair's chin to raise money for the Gleason Family Trust, which supports Steve and Michel Gleason directly as he undergoes treatment and lives daily with the rapidly debilitating disease.
Night Out for NoDef Features Music, Art, Shearer
On the heels of last week's burglary at NOLA Defender headquarters, one commenter said it best: "I'd be happy to contribute what I can, but this is NOLA, where's the benefit concert?" Well, he's right. And so, Night Out for NoDef was born. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 20. That night, comic actor, documentarian and man of many other descriptors Harry Shearer will MC an evening of music art at the Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen St.). Music will be provided by NoDef playlist alums Honey Island Swamp Band and Helen Gillet along with a silent auction featuring works by Susan Gisleson, Zack Jacobs, Lance Vargas and more. The cover charge for the evening is $10.
Today's Events: 3.14.12
Today, Wednesday at the Square returns to the CBD, The Lion King opens at Mahalia Jackson Theatre and Art in Bloom sprouts up at NOMA. On this day, a mob lynched 11 Italians charged with the murder of police chief David Hennessy (1891), and Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2005). Now back to today:
3 Ways to Help NOLA Defender in the Wake of Last Week's Burglary on Burgundy
Fallout continues from last week's burglary at NOLA Defender headquarters. Despite immediate access to iPhone tracking technology that showed the location of the staff's computers, phones, and assorted electronic goods that were stolen, police have yet to act on the case. As of Monday afternoon, NOPD has yet to assign a detective to the case. But even if police don't want to take an opportunity to help, readers can. Click through to see three ways to help us keep producing the site:
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