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Today in NOLA 9.8.17


Kick off your weekend with a selection of fests, parties, happy hours, and more. Saint Claude Social Club celebrates their anniversary. Friday Nights at NOMA will present new art and a film screening, plus live music. Sample the best bites in the south at the Chefs Taste Challenge, or get down to Stephanie Mills and Deniece Williams at Jazz in the Park Burger Fest. On this day in 1967, Jefferson Parish Councilman Vial J. Blanke was implicated in Life Magazine as an ally of Joseph Armenio, described by the magazine as "a convicted murderer" and an associate of Carlos Marcello, leader of the New Orleans crime family. Now, more to do this Friday. 


Today in NOLA 5.25.17


This Thursday, sway to the sweet sounds of Jazz in the Park or hit up the Ogden as it stays open late for Margie Perez. Enjoy a progressive conversation about an powerful art exhibit centered on the work of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña. Close out the day with some delta style blues from Luke Winslow King. In NOLA History, Roy James Brown passed away this day in May, 1981. An American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, he had a pivotal influence on the early development of rock and roll as the first singer in recording history to sing R&B songs with a gospel steeped delivery, which was considered taboo by many churches at the time.


Today in NOLA 5.4.17


Jazz Fest kicks back up again, but there is plenty of music to see beyond the Fair Grounds. Trombone Shorty’s annual fest comes to the HOB stale, while a free concert welcomes Russell Batiste and friends. A musical mashup hits the Carver. Foundation of Funk returns to Republic, while the Mint holds a benefit for the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp. On this date in 1970, author T.H. Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Huey Long. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA: 5.26.16


Memorial Day weekend is beginning and New Orleans is hopping. Today sees some classic rock gods and some up-and-comers alike coming to town. Plus, there is free msuic outside, a party in the museum, and lots of local legends. On this day (5.26.15) many years ago, the U.S. Navy began the Mississippi River blockade, bringing the Civil War to Louisiana (1861), and the Army of Trans-Mississippi surrendered in New Orleans (1865). Now, for more on today.


Jazz in the Park Drops 2016 Schedule


Local music lovers have Lafayette Square on Wednesdays, and Thursdays are for Jazz in the Park. The popular downtown free concert series announced their Spring 2016 lineup today.


Today in NOLA: 9.25.14


Ahhhh! The New Orleans Horror Film Festival opens at Indywood tonight. Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, and 5th Ward Weebie bounce into Tip’s. Russell Batiste and Friends perform at Jazz in the Park, and clarinetist Tim Laughlin plays at the Ogden. Plus, lit mag The New Orleans Review launches its fall double issue. Details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 9.18.14


Thursday evening means it’s time for Jazz in the Park. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs perform tonight, along with Colin Lake and the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School Marching Band. For live music and air conditioning, drop in on singer-songwriter Edward David Anderson at Ogden After Hours. Plus, a special screening of short films shot exclusively on Super 8. Get all the details after the jump.


Today in NOLA: 9.11.14


Jazz in the Park bops back to Armstrong Park with soul singer and keyboard player Nigel Hall, backed by his band the Congregation and supported by rising young horn player Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill. Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Cory Branan performs at the Beatnik. And while most of us have adjusted to the Sometimes-Picayune, media scholars are still debating its import. Plus, weekend theatre picks tonight:


Today in NOLA: 9.4.14


Jazz in the Park kicks off its sixth season tonight with To Be Continued Brass Band and the Shannon Powell Band at Armstrong Park. The NOLA Project’s new production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest opens at NOCCA. Plus, a jazz trio at the Ogden and two more chances to check out restaurant-themed items from the vaults of the Louisiana State Museum. Get all the details for Thursday:


Jazz in the Park Announces Sixth Season Lineup


On any given 90-degree day in August, you're apt to feel like you never want to go out again. Luckily, Jazz in the Park promises to put a Carnival spring in your step this September and October with its sixth season since 2012. The fall lineup at the Armstrong Park concert series features Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Russell Batiste, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet, Daria and the Hip Drops, and more. Find the full schedule below.


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