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Today in NOLA 8.18.17


Today, comedians explore the deeper recesses of their subconscious with a pop psychology show at the Voodoo Lounge. Little Gem Saloon will put on the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. NOMA's John Waters Festival comes to a close tonight with a screening of Pecker, while Delish Da Goddess rules the stage at One Eyed Jacks. On August 18, 1812, a hurricane with winds over 115 miles per hour struck New Orleans. Forecasters began naming hurricanes in 1950. Read on for details tonight below. 


Today in NOLA 7.28.17


Today, learn the basics of astrological chart reading with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Polyester, while 80's idol Corey Feldman will perform a show with his heavenly Angels backing band. Aurora Nealand brings one of her many side projects Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers to Tip's for a free show. On this day in 1998, jazz musician Dorothy Sloop (the inspiration for the classic rock song "Hang On Sloopy") passed away, while jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis was born in 1965. Now, more to do this fine Friday. 


Today in NOLA 7.21.17


This Friday, the long-anticipated Sportsman Show returns to New Orleans. NOMA celebrates John Waters with his trash classic Pink Flamingos, while Comedy Central star Shane Torres will swing by Frenchmen Street. The Free Fridays series at Tip's returns with Walter "Wolfman" Washington. On this day in 1964, Dr. Mary Stults Sherman was murdered in her home on St. Charles Ave. She was an orthopedic surgeon as well as a cancer researcher. Her murdered has been included in several conspiracy theories. Now, more to do to close out the work week.


NOMA's John Waters Retrospective Offers Good Bad Taste


Attention, Dreamland fans. The New Orleans Museum of Art is turning its attention to the Pope of Trash with a summer retrospective on author, filmmaker, and artist John Waters. The five-week series will highlight his most iconic films, and will run in conjunction with NOMA’s current exhibition Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, which includes several pieces by the Baltimore-born counterculture icon.

 


Today in NOLA: 3.26.15


If you were hoping for tickets to indie pop sensation Sylvan Esso at Tip's or filmmaker extraordinaire John Waters at the Joy, those shows are sold out, but there's much more going on today and tonight. The literary schedule for the Tennessee Williams Festival is already underway featuring Master Classes and Panel talks through Sunday. Mary Chapin Carpenter is in town, along with electronic producer Kodak to Graph. On this day in 1911, the West End Streetcar took its first ride. Now, more on Thursday happenings. 


King Khan

Ahead of OEJ Gig, Khan Talks NOLA, K-Doe, Waters, & his Name



Arish Ahmad Khan doesn’t have a cell phone. “I think of technology as a virus in some ways,” he says. “People don’t know what meditation is, what silence is.” Rich words, coming from a man whose public persona as King Khan is dedicated to causing a ruckus, but Khan’s always had as much soul in his attitude as in his music. He’s played psychedelic garage-rock revival for almost 20 years now, first with the Spaceshits and later with his bands BBQ Show and the Shrines. You get the sense he’s in for good.


Today in New Orleans 12.10.13


John Waters, Prince of Puke and the Pope of Trash is giving audiences at the Civic Theatre his take on the holidays. Christmas cheer continues in Jackson Square, with a free gospel concert from the Melody Clouds. On this day in 1860, then Governor Moore called a special session, calling for Louisiana to secede from the Union. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Civic Theatre: Russell Brand, Passion Pit on Fall Lineup


A renovated Saenger Theatre has attracted acts from Jerry Seinfeld to Diana Ross, but the landmark venue isn’t the only recent restoration. The Civic Theatre (510 O’Keefe Avenue) opened its doors again in January, welcoming big names like Russell Brand, the Black Crowes, Passion Pit, and John Waters to the stage for the upcoming fall season.


Today's Events: 10.26.11


Today, Harvest the Music gives a taste of Bama sans Roll Tide chants, John Waters' Desperate Living plays at Antenna Gallery, and The Cool Kids hit up Howlin' Wolf. But on this day in the books, The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia (1774), The Erie Canal opened (1825), Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty (1994), the U.S. passed the Patriot Act (2001), Mahalia Jackson was born (1911), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton died (1902). Now read more about today:


A Dutiful Feeling

Art for Arts' Sake, From Magazine to Julia



From Romantic-influenced swamp-scapes to John Waters' giant roach trap, NoDef Art Writer Kathy Rodriguez seeks the superlative expression on a 5-mile tour of current gallery exhibitions.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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