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Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.30.16

Jazz Fest is back and so are the insane after hours offerings. Haynes, Denson, Galactic, Rebirth, and the Dozen are just a few of the acts jamming tonight. On this day in 1812, Louisiana officially became the 18th state in the Union. And, there is lots to do to celebrate statehood.

Today in NOLA: 4.19.16

The (sort of) calm before Jazz Fest is about to be shattered. Locals and visitors should seize upon this final day to see music before venues hit saturation points. Check out Jon Cleary, Meschiya Lake, the Treme Brass Band, Rebirth, Crooked Vines, or even the rare hometown show from Curren$y.  On this day in 1960, Gov. Jimmie Davis was elected. Now, more to do this Sunday.

Today In NOLA 3.19.16

It's St. Joseph's Day and many churches and organizations around town will be displaying a host of treats on their altars in honor of the saint. Tonight, Fallout Boy and Backstreet are both playing arena shows. Ivan Neville is bringing a very cool show to Congo Square, and Feullfollet as well as Jon Cleary are both gigging. 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 less violent options for 2016.

A Very SoLa Grammys

Many locals would argue that “music’s biggest night” falls some time during Jazz Fest, but for the rest of America it was at the Grammy on Monday (2.15) evening. Of course, Louisiana was well represented at the awards show as well.

Grammy's Daddy

Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar snagged national headlines for their Grammy nominations this morning. However, it is hard to discuss music without discussing Louisiana and the music industry’s awards were no exception. The Boot was represented nearly a dozen times in the nominations.

Today In NOLA 11.10.15

Today in New Orleans, Zeitgeist will screen Finders Keepers, a documentary about the fight for an amputated leg. Publiq House will host their weekly trivia, and British keyboardist will Jon Cleary will jam at Chickie Wah Wah. At Hi-Ho Lounge, wear your best Western attire for the Spaghetti Western Show. On this day in Louisiana history (2001) Dr. John performed on Saturday Night Live and sang with the show’s house band. But now, more for today.

Today In NOLA 9.28.15

Today in Nola, Queen of Earth is screening at Zeitgeist, and Octavia Books is presenting Biloxi Memories. In the music scene, Zedd is playing at Champions Square and the New Orleans classic Jon Cleary will be jamming at the Maple Leaf. On this day in 1868, dozens of black Americans were killed in the Opelousas Massacre. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in NOLA: 7.21.15

Today in Nola, jam with Milo Greene at One Eye Jacks, grab a partner and take country line dance lessons at Mag’s, hear the classic Jon Cleary at Chickie Wah Wah or explore immigration issues with Teatro Sin Fronteras No. 4. On this day in history, late clarinet and sax player Omer Simeon was born in New Orleans (1902), and prolific session player Plas Johnson was born in Donaldsonville (1931).

Today in NOLA: 7.01.15

Before the holiday, check out some music. Wednesdays on the Point is getting rolling and North Carolina’s Mipsho is in town. Hometown heroes are playing a regular gig in the Treme and Uptown, it’s poetry night. On this day in 1912, Louisiana officially adopted the pelican flag. The mother pelican and her three chicks form a stylized fleur de lis. Read on for details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.30.15

Tuesday has a little something for everyone. Jon Cleary and Sasha Masakowski will entertain music lovers. Jose Torres-Tamas is tackling immigration through art. For those staying in, stop by the Crescent City Farmers Market for some groceries. On this day in 1870, the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez embarked on a steamboat race; the Lee won. Read on for details tonight:

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