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Today in NOLA 5.7.17

Happy 299th birthday, New Orleans! You’re looking pretty great for your age. It’s the last day of Jazz Fest, so head over to Fair Grounds to see Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Kings of Leon, The Meters, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, among others. Tonight, NOLA all-stars Dumpstaphunk, Naughty Professor, and DJ Soul Sister will perform at Tip’s. Joe Krown Trio plays their regular gig at Maple Leaf, while a Talking Heads tribute takes HOB. Looking for something a bit more literary? Blue House is hosting a reading an discussion from a book on famed Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. 

Today in NOLA 4.30.17

Stormy weather has affected day three of Jazz Fest, with festivalgoers having to wait until the afternoon to Lorde, Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker, Dr. John and the dozens more acts on the lineup today. Still, for those not up to brave Fair Grounds, there is plenty to do around town. A Lord of the Rings burlesque show will come to Eiffel Society. Blato Zlato performs their swamp Balkan tunes, while Helen Gillet will improv a soundtrack to Belgian avant garde films. Maple Leaf will host a crawfish boil and NOLA all-stars. On this day in 1803, The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today in NOLA 3.19.17

Between Super Sunday and St. Joe's Day, there's lots to do around town during the daytime. But the fun doesn't stop there. Tonight two powerhouse female singers come to town. Following a decade-long legal battle, singer JoJo is back to play from her album "Mad Love," her first LP in ten years. Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson is taking the House of Blues stage, while Joe Krown Trio is doing their thing at Maple Leaf. The Theatre at St. Claude is playing host to an all-female retelling of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing," moving the drug-addled action from Las Vegas to the streets of New Orleans. On this day in 1919, "The Axeman" said he would kill anybody at 12:15 a.m. who wasn't playing jazz music inside their establishment (nobody died that night.) Now more to do this Sunday. 

Today in NOLA 3.12.17

Rain or shine, there's lots to do in New Orleans this Sunday. Tulane University is hosting a free screening open to the public of Ousmane Sembène's seminal 1960s film, Black Girl. Wendell Brunious is coming home to Pres Hall, playing three shows tonight with their all-stars band. Pat Casey & the New Sound and Joe Krown Trio will be doing their thing on Frenchmen. On this day in 1997, former Governor EWE took $400,000 cash in a briefcase from 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo in an extortion payoff. Read on for more this Sunday. 

Today In NOLA 1.10.16

Today in New Orleans, Brian Regan will crack some jokes at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, and the Joe Krown Trio will jam as always at the Maple Leaf. Garden District Book Shop will present Petty, and the Pelicans will take on the Clippers in Los Angeles. On this day in 1812, the first steamboat made to navigate the meandering waters of the Mississippi arrived in New Orleans and was dubbed "The New Orleans" after its home port. Now, more events to do this Sunday.

Today In NOLA 9.21.15

Today in New Orleans, catch a reading by Julia Kasdorg at Tulane. There’s also plenty of music to see. The Sleeping Ghost is bringing Cali music to Nola, and The Benny Maygarden 3 are taking over Chickie Wah Wah. For a classic Monday, check out Joe Krown Trio at the Maple Leaf. Today, in Louisiana history, renowned New Orleans Jazz pianist, Henry Butler, was born, ready to electrify the world with his piano skills. Take a look at some of these events: 

Today in NOLA: 6.21.15

A burlesque, sideshow, and circus fest is wrapping up at the Wolf and at the arena, the Big Top is in town. An Alabama rapper is getting down at HOB, and the Leaf is featuring Joe Krown. Plus, the Prytania is screening a classic. Today marks 51 years since the 1964 murders of three Mississippi civil rights workers, the Freedom Summer’s most infamous act of violence. Read on for some 2015 happenings.

Today in New Orleans 6.6.13

It's D Day's 69th anniversary, and you can honor the troops at the World War II Museum this morning. Later on, there's a free concert in Armstrong Park, Thursdays at Twilight in Mid-City, and Ogden After Hours with Marc Stone. On this day in 1869, Dillard University was chartered. Click through for more to do.

Jazz in the Park 2013 Lineup

The entrance of Armstrong Park was abuzz with brass this morning as People United for Armstrong Park announced the lineup for Jazz in the Park 2013. Now on its third full season, the free Thursday night series that brings New Orleans music back to its spiritual home in Congo Square is bringing big names to the stage every Thursday from April 18 to June 13. Look out for Glen David Andrews, Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias, Colin Lake, Flow Tribe, and the Joe Krown Trio, just to name a few. 

Today in New Orleans 3.10.13

Today, catch a contemporary dance performance, or take the kids to a free workshop at Tip’s. Later on, there’s more live music from Oak to St. Claude. On this day in 1992, Nola native Branford Marsalis became the music director of the Tonight Show. Click through for more to do this Sunday. 

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