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Rosa Keller Library (5:00-9:00 PM)
My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
Maple Leaf (8:00PM)
Feel the Mardi Gras Indian beat with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Rebirth Brass Band
Crescent City Farmers Market
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
The second evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters, Benedick and Beatrice, in a war of words and wits
1445 Pauger Street (6:00 PM)
Cultural philanthropists Dorian and Kel Bennett have opened their historic Marigny home for this inaugural event with music, theater and dance performances
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Punk rock on Lee Circle
Walter Wolfman Washington
d.b.a. (10:00 PM)
Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
Blue Nile (10:00 PM)
The NOLA rapper's weekly party
Banks Street Bar (10:00 PM)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Weekly Wed Gig- $3 martinis and free admission for the service industry folks.
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Piano man meets a golden voice.
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Weekly Wed Gig- Gypsy jazz upstairs in the Marigny
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- from the street to the stage. Midnight Snax throwdown follows at 10pm.
dba (7:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band
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'
State of District B Address: LaToya Cantrell Talks Unity, Policy, Parades
The platforms where New Orleans City Council members and the public normally debate the issues of the day were covered in flora Tuesday night, giving way to a single podium, flanked by two flags. For one night, Councilmembers Jackie Clarkson and Stacy Head were seated among the roughly 200 members of the public in the audience, giving one of their colleagues sole possession of the floor. Taking an unusual step for a District councilmember, LaToya Cantrell took the floor to sum up the State of District B, calling for unity across a district that in the past has often been characterized as divided along St. Charles Ave.
News Analysis: Jackie Clarkson's Bigger Battles During Food Truck Reform Fight
During the April 18 regular City Council meeting, Vice-President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson fought a bitter battle to add her amendments and get her say into Council President Stacy Head's revised Food Truck legislation—or to at least get her opposition stance on the record.
Food Truck Fracas: City Councillors Cantrell, Clarkson Grill Mobile Vendors on Reform Laws
The proposed changes to the city regulations governing food trucks were on the griddle again today at City Hall as the effort to change the City's laws the govern food trucks and other mobile food vendors went back before a City Council committee. The kitchen got a little hotter for the coalition of food trucks, supporters, and Councilmember Stacy Head, as two of the Council President's fellow members put forward questions about the regulations during a two-hour Q&A session.
Cantrell, Kaplan Tout New Round of Endorsements in Council Runoff
by William Dilella
With the Dec. 8 runoff approaching, politicians started picking sides once again. Over the last week, a number of new endorsements were made for District B's runoff candidates. The biggest new nod came from former candidate Eric Strachan, who was once a staffer for City Councilwomen Stacy Head and Jackie Clarkson. Strachan came out for Latoya Cantrell.
NOAH's End: Mayor Mitch Axes 11 City Boards to Cut Bureaucracy
Those who lament the byzantine and wasteful state of our municipal government will be happy to learn that Mayor Mitch heard your concerns. Da’ Mayor announced plans today to “streamline government and eliminate redundancies,” through cutting inactive and inefficient municipal boards and commissions, transferring some responsibilities to larger entities and eliminating others completely. The most celebrated elimination goes to NOAH, the controversial program best known for post-Katrina corruption.
Eyes on Isaac
City on 'High Alert' as Tropical Storm Heads into the Gulf
With a Hurricane Warning declared for most of Southeast Louisiana late this afternoon, New Orleans moved into "High Alert" mode Sunday afternoon as Cone of Uncertainty re-entered our vocabulary and Rouses started piling up gallons of water. Before the day was out, Bobby Jindal was spotted inside the state. To officially welcome the anxiety, Mayor Mitch called a press conference where he declared a state of emergency, and ran down precautions the City is taking. Here's a play-by-play:
Jackie Clarkson has no need for vetting. Eric Strachan hasn't even qualified yet , but the City Council president already handed the City Council District B candidate and her former employee her endorsement. Clarkson. “He’s walked the walk,” Clarkson said at a campaign launch event for Strachan.
City Council Crushing on Costco
Turns out Costco doesn't only want to open up shop here so they can lavish us with free samples. After the Big Box giant opens on S. Carrollton, they'll get about $5.8 million in infrastructure covered by the City. The satisfaction of getting to vote to give away this money was enough to cajole City Council President Jackie Clarkson to call the retail giant a "role model" on Thursday. Equally, Councilwoman Susan Guidry's love for Costco lead her to declare that the store had the best hot dogs in the city. But this time Councilwoman Diana Bajoie was quick to reel things back in, reminding Guidry about the existence of a little Freret spot called Dat Dog.
Freddie Charbonnet Chosen to Fill City Council Void
CBD -- The New Orleans City Council is back up to seven people. By a vote of 4-2, the Council chose Freddie Charbonnet to temporarily fill the seat vacated upon felony conviction last week by Jon Johnson. Charbonnet is a lawyer from eastern New Orleans who formerly worked with the City. Charbonnet will sit on the Council until a permanent replacement is elected this fall. He beat out Michael Darnell, a former state Senate candidate who served as interim councilmember after Oliver Thomas resigned amid bribery charges.
The Small Booth at the Big Convention: State Insurance Commissioner, Councilman Talk Econ Development
by Shay Sokol
CBD - Economic development in New Orleans East, and the city as a whole was a topic of a City Council hearing, as State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon made an appearance in the chambers. District "E" Councilmember Jon Johnson was on hand to talk up the growing number of businesses willing to invest in his District, as was New Orleans Business Alliance CEO Roderick Miller, who provided an update about 15 months after the City Council created the economic development agency. Councilman Johnson had one question for Donelon: “Why are insurance rates so high in New Orleans?”
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