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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Today in New Orleans 5.12.13
Happy Mother’s Day to all Crecent City moms, grandmothers, and great grandmothers! Celebrate mamas at Audubon Zoo with the Queen of Soul, or head to the 7th Ward for a second line in her honor. Happy Birthday to Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn), born on May 12, 1955, in Shreveport. Now, more to do this Sunday.
Sarracenias and Soul for Mother's Day in New Orleans
From old-fashioned florists to unbeatable brunches and even to a performance by the mama of soul herself, Irma Thomas, New Orleans' maternal instincts are on full display this weekend for Mother's Day.
Today in New Orleans 4.19.13
Tonight in Mid City, celebrate 15 years of American Routes with Nick Spitzer and a long list of the city’s best talents. Crystal Castles are at House of Blues, NOMA is screening a movie in the sculpture garden, and more. On this day in 1960, Louisiana elected Governor Jimmie Davis. Now, more to do to kick off your weekend.
Best of the Fest: FQ Festival Picks (4.11.13)
It's a big year for French Quarter Fest as it enters into its 30th run of providing music, culture, and art to the masses. The free festival has gotten even bigger and better, drawing legendary Louisiana talent to it stages, jazz brunch, and art booths. Experience the best the fest has to offer with our must-see music guide from its early start on Thursday to final festivities Sunday.
Gigging and Giving: Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Galactic Play Weekend Benefits for Musicians
New Orleans has produced some of the world’s greatest giggers, but living show-to-show is a challenge for musicians with health problems, and for those who have yet to make it home after the Flood. Tomorrow night, Tipitina’s and the Howlin’ Wolf will be full of talents trying to help bring the Houseman home, and get Warmdaddy back on his feet. Saxophonist Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson and Theryl “Houseman” Declouet have some famous friends that will perform, including Allan Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Galactic, The Revivalists, and many, many more.
WWOZ Kicks off Pledge Drive with New Swag, Studio Appearances
by Ryan Sparks
Whether it’s caught on a car stereo, an app on a smartphone, streamed through a computer, or bumping on the boombox in the corner of a barbershop, WWOZ is the soundtrack of choice for citizens citywide as well as aficionados around the world. The freeform station frequents 90.7 in airspace and handful of colorful rooms overlooking the French Market on your map, but without the support of listeners they’d be nowhere.
Harry Connick Jr., La. Musicians Let in Some Sunshine on PBS
We've seen troops and treasures unfurled to celebrate Louisiana's 200th birthday. But the bow on this bicentennial present to the Pelican State, as ever, will come in the form of a song that's near and dear to our hearts. And you can watch in on TV! Sunday night on PBS (LPB/WLAE, 7 p.m.). "Sunshine By the Stars" stretches Gov. Jimmie Davis' famed "You Are My Sunshine" into a full hour with some help from famed Louisiana musicians.
New Orleans' Thanksgiving Feast of Benevolence
by Emma Boyce
It’s Thanksgiving, the one excuse to overindulge in all of your holiday favorites. But after you’ve sat around a table thanking friends and family for turkey and cranberry sauce, it’s time to focus on the giving part. This Thanksgiving, help make someone else's Turkey Day at these meals:
Voodoo 2012: 5 to See on Sat., Oct. 27
Whether you came to Voodoo to bang your head or get down, Saturday's lineup offers the full gamut. Here's a smorgasboard of offerings that aren't worth missing from all five City Park stages:
Today in New Orleans: 5.13.12
Today, NOLA Veggie Fest gets even sexier in the Marigny, the Original Big 7 second line through downtown and the LPO gets a visit from Kermit Ruffins. Happy Birthday to trombonish Revert "Peanut" Andrews (1971). Be sure to call on your mama before heading out to these:
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
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