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Today in NOLA: 4.27.16

Popular mini-fests, Chaz Fest and Fiya Fest, are slated for today. Plus local and regional favorites like St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Rockin’ Dopsie, and the Soul Rebels are on the calendar. On this day in 1806, Donaldsonville was officially dedicated. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Dumpstaphunk CD Release: 'Dirty Word'

The word in music today is as dirty as New Orleans’ favorite funky five, Dumpstaphunk. Ivan Neville’s group released their third album, Dirty Word, with Red Hot Records in late July. 

Dumpstaphunk Drops 'Dirty Word' at Maple Leaf Bar

The Maple Leaf is set for some dirty funk on Wednesday night. Dumpstaphunk officially dropped their new album on Tuesday. By tomorrow, New Orleans will be locking into the groove Uptown as the band heads Uptown for a CD release party at the Maple Leaf.

Today in New Orleans 5.8.13

Today, a free show from Dumpstaphunk, Much Ado About Nothing opens at NOMA’s Sculpture Garden, and more. On this day in 1541, Spanish explorer DeSoto discovered the Mississippi River. Now, more hump day happenings.

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.  

American Routes at Rock N' Bowl for 15 Years of Radio

by Devin Bambrick

Hardcore fans of Nick Spitzer's public radio juggernaut American Routes are no doubt quivering in anticipation for tonight's celebration of the program's fifteen year anniversary at Rock N' Bowl. 

Today in New Orleans 2.14.13

Whether you’re going out with your better half or hanging out with friends, there’s plenty to do for Valentine’s Day in the Crescent City. See live music at venues from Oak Street to St. Claude, plus art after hours. On this day in 1957, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded in New Orleans. Now, more V-Day events. 

Today in New Orleans 10.08.12

Don’t spend your Monday night watching reality TV! Tonight, get taken to school by the Wu-Tang Clan's Genius, chill with up-and-comers the Bombay Bicycle Club, fresh off the boat from the UK, and then turn the clock back to 1974 with a screening of Soul Power.  Today in Louisiana history, Gov. Alejandro O'Reilly limited the number of taverns in New Orleans to 12 (1769), and early jazz legend Clarence Williams (1898), R&B Singer Wallace Johnson (1937) and bassist James Singleton (1955) were born. Check out what Monday has in store this week:       

Today's Events: 5/4/11

May 4, the date of the first Grammy Awards (1959), The Kent State University student killings by members of Ohio’s National Guard (1970), the first Kiss concert (1976); the birthday of Audrey Hepburn (1929), Keith Haring (1958) and moonman Lance Bass (1979). It was also the date of Sherlock Holmes’ apparent death at Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland (1981). An impressive list of historic events, but nothing beats what’s on today’s NOLA plate:

Today's Events: 5/2/11

May 2, the day that President Johnson offered a $100,000 reward for the capture of Jefferson Davis, in relation to his being behind Lincoln’s assassination, 1865. Eight days later, Jefferson would eventually be captured by Federal/Union troops. On this day in 1949, Arthur Miller received the Pulitzer for his ‘Death of  Salesman’; ironically, Joseph McCarthy died eight years later, on this same day, as did Leonardo Da Vinci, in 1519. Lake Charles, LA’s favorite astronaut Domonic L Pugwill Gorie was born (1957), and Diane Crump became the first female jockey to compete in the Kentucky Derby (1970).

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