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February 20th

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a., 10PM

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

 

Detox to Retox

Big Easy 'Bucha, 6:30PM

Free yoga and kombucha for a mid-Carnival cleanse

 

Jazz Manouche Mondays

The Dragon's Den, 7PM

Cover all your bases with a gypsy jazz jam session, dance lesson, and dinner potluck 

 

Blue Velvet & Kuwaisiana & Green Gasoline

The Allways Lounge and Theatre, 7PM

A triple threat lineup of independent rockers

 

Alexis & The Samurai

d.b.a., 7PM

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7PM

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

 

Alex McMurray

Chickie Wah Wah, 8pm

A New Orleans classic, belting out fox-trot slot-machine music

 

Bluegrass Pickin' Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8PM

Bring an instrument and join in 

 

Comic Strip 

Siberia, 9PM

Burlesque and standup ($5)

 

Poetry on Poets

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

Weekly poetry open mic with live music ($5)

 

Brass-A-Holics

Blue Nile, 10PM

NOLA brass with a touch of DC go-go

 

 

MARDI

February 21st

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM & 10PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Film Screening

Burgundy Picture House, 8PM

John Cassavetes' 1970 film Husbands

 

Comedy Beast

Howlin' Wolf Den, 8:30PM

Free comedy show

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Intergalatic future funk at this high-energy show

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 10PM

Benny Jones and friends keep classic NOLA music thriving

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters play their weekly gig

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 11PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9AM-1PM

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

New Trial Begins for ex-NOPD Officer Convicted in Henry Glover Case


The ghosts of post-K chaos continue to linger at Camp and Poydras. Jury selection began Monday morning in a new trial for one of the former NOPD officers who was convicted in connection with the death of Henry Glover. David Warren, who shot Glover near a strip mall in Algiers on Sept. 2, 2005, was granted the new day in court by a federal appeals panel last year.


Danziger Convictions Overturned

Judge Orders New Trial for 5 NOPD Involved in Post-Katrina Killings, Cover-up



Updated 11:10 p.m.

There will be a new chapter in the case of the post-Katrina police shootings on the Danziger Bridge. In a blistering order issued Tuesday morning, a federal judge tossed out the 2011 convictions of five NOPD officers in the killing of innocent people, and resulting cover-up.  


Local Leaders Reflect on 8th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina


New Orleanians are known for living in the moment, but when the calendar turns to August 29 the city is given to a day of reflection. Though it is now eight years since the destruction brought by Hurricane Katrina, the levee breaches and the response crisis, the events of 2005 continue to shape the City. The anniversary of the hurricane making its second landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi brought an outpouring from local leaders.


Hurricane Katrina, 8 Years On: Remembrances, March, Hip-Hop


Eight years ago today, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, setting off a chain of events that eventually left 80 percent of the city underwater, and killed more than 1,800 people. While the numbers of the annual Katrina Index offer a stark reminder of the daunting work surrounding the recovery, many New Orleanians will choose to find comfort away from the numbers. From the hip-hop rev to a backatown parade, a series of events are slated to mark the day, as well as remember all those who have yet to come home.


Mayor Mitch Floats Plans to Move City Hall to Charity Hospital


The much-talked about, yet still vacant, Charity Hospital could soon have a new use, if plans that the Landrieu Administration are putting in motion come to bare. Mayor Mitch's administration wants to move City Hall into the sprawling former public hospital on Tulane Ave., according to a budget request form issued by the City.


SCOUTS Rejects Federal Flood Case


The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to wade into the MR-GO. The highest court in the land opted not to hear the appeal of a case that blamed damages from the flood following Hurricane Katrina on shoddy work by the Army Corps of Engineers on the since-closed Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet.


Hurricane Party

Bywater StormFest Eases New Season's Nerves



Saturday, June 1, marks the first official day of the time of year New Orleanians dread most: hurricane season.  While the city should always take a stirring cyclone seriously, why not combat the chaos and ring in the new season with what the city does best: a festival.  This Saturday from noon to 5 pm, the Goodchildren Social Aid and Pleasure Club hosts StormFest at Holy Angels (3500 St. Claude Ave., Bywater).


Rot and Bothered

Southern Rep Premieres John Biguenet’s 'Mold': Theatre Review



Though the city’s collective memory of the flood may not need sharpening,  the final play of John Biguenet’s Rising Water trilogy, Mold, transports audiences to New Orleans one year after the disaster, when the city stagnated in its quiet ruin.


Renovations Begin on Circle Food Store


Randy Hamilton worked at the Food Circle Store for 22 years until Katrina hit and five feet of water forced the downtown New Orleans one-stop-shop to shut its doors. Since then, denizens of the 7th ward have been asking one thing about the iconic building at N. Claiborne Ave. and St. Bernard Ave.: Are you coming back? Now, after years of waiting, residents finally get their answer. On Monday afternoon, the mayor, media, council members and loyal customers all gathered at the blighted corner store to announce its return.  


David Vitter Calls Harry Reid 'Idiot' Over Katrina-Sandy Comparison


Updated 4:30 p.m.

Washington name-calling is at a new high in the new year, thanks to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In addition to twice being told, "Go fuck yourself" by House Speaker John Boehner, the Nevada Democrat attracted scorn from these parts when he sized up Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy on the Senate floor last week, and decided the mid-Atlantic's devastation was worse than the Gulf's.


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