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Today in NOLA 9.1.17

Southern Decadence is offering some can't-miss events this Friday (NoDef's run-down here), though the fun doesn't stop there. It's a great night for music, as rapper Boyfriend plays The Joy and Sylan Esso takes the stage at The Civic with Flock of Dimes. Tip's welcomes Big Sam's Funky Nation and Miss Mojo for a free show. HOB throws a party for the King of Feelings, Drake. On this day in 1932, the Clio streetcar — the first streetcar to cross Canal Street — ran for the final time from Canal up to Clio to Magnolia Streets, before returning on Erato and Carondelet Streets. Now, more to do today. 

Today in NOLA 8.3.17

Today, learn about the women who shaped jazz at the Jazz Museum's new exhibition. James Taylor will roll through the arena with His All-Star Band, while 2Chainz takes the Joy Theater stage. Gypsy returns to the Summer Lyric Theatre. On this day in 1975, the Superdome opened for the first time. Musicians Pete Fountain and Al Hirt performed at the ceremony. Now, more to do this Thursday.  

Today in NOLA 6.11.17

This Sunday, step back into time while enjoying some brunch bites, get a better handle on your herb knowledge at SPROUT NOLA, delight in the sounds of Tour de Fat, or dance the night away with Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers. On this day in 1974, the balance of the Jefferson Downs property was squired by Jefferson Parish and was used to create Lafreniere Park.

Today in NOLA 2.23.17

It's a new era for the Pelicans, with DeMarcus Cousins making his debut with the team tonight following a massive NBA trade. An illuminated bicycle parade rolled during Carnival on this day in 1887. Celebrate this 130 year anniversary by hitting up Knights of Babylon, Chaos or Muses — all parading along the Uptown-St. Charles route. Read on for more tonight. 

Odesza Set for Joy

EDM crossover darlings, Odesza,announced today that the band will kick off the North American portion of their fall tour in New Orleans. The duo from Seattle will take “Phase 1” of their  In Return World Tour 2015 to the Joy Theater on October 30.

Ode to Joy

A Look at the Joy Theater Three Years After Reopening

Three Decembers ago, the Joy Theater reopened its doors post Katrina and became a pioneer in the revitalization of Canal Street’s theatre district. A little over three months ago, Winter Circle Productions helped keep the renewed spirit alive through their contemporary art series This Is NOLA. The event showcased the storied space’s past and provided a glimpse into the Joy Theater's vibrant future.

Make a Joyful Noise

#ThisIsNOLA's Electric Debut (Photos)

The line queued up for This Is Nola at the Joy Theatre an hour before doors opened Friday (10.17) and didn’t stop. Hyped by hashtag, #ThiIsNOLA, the inaugual event of Winter Circle Productions' new series looked like a success even before the first band hit the stage. The night's promised fusion of contemporary arts indeed delivered.

Today in NOLA: 9.20.14

Dr. John pays a house call tonight with a hometown show at the Joy Theatre. Big Sam’s Funky Nation comes to Blue Nile, and Tiptina’s prepares to kick off Saints season (first home game is tomorrow!). Plus, a conservation official from the African Wildlife Trust lectures at the zoo. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.21.14

How bad is Grandma’s Boy? Find out tonight, when the Joy Theatre screens a film loathed by critics but loved by audiences. If you hate it, don’t worry—they’ll make it up to you afterward with a live performance from Groovesect. Top 40 pop-rock superstars OneRepublic play the Lakefront Arena, while underground noise rockers Whores play Siberia. Tonight’s picks could not be more polarized. Get the details:

Dr. John Returning to NOLA for September Joy

After a searing JazzFest weekend set at the Saenger, Dr. John is staying on Canal St. for his next New Orleans gig. On the heels of a new album devoted to Louis Armstrong, The Nite Tripper is set for a Sept. 20 date at the Joy Theater.

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