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Today in NOLA: 7.24.14

The Coathangers play the early show at Siberia tonight so you can rock out on a weeknight. A pair of one-act operas make their debut at the Marigny Opera House. In film, catch the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth at the Zeitgeist, or a Kurosawa and Jarmusch double feature at the Joy. Plus, the City Park Botanical Garden and the Ogden Museum host their weekly evening music series. Read on for full details:

Today in NOLA: 6.26.14

Hot 8 Brass Band brings the party to the Treme in Tuba Fats Square this afternoon. Comedian Paul Oswell presents his one-man show, and unique hip-hop artist Sage Francis performs at Southport Hall in Jefferson. Plus, the Joy screens Wes Anderson and music documentaries continue at Indywood. Read on for more tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.20.18

Hope you got a good night’s sleep: there’s LOT to do tonight. Pride Festival kicks off at Boomtown Casino, the Ogden hosts its inaugural Magnolia Ball, and the Zeitgeist premieres Alex de la Iglesia’s latest. Happy 75th birthday to R&B singer and NOLA native Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. Read on for details, and peep left for way more live music tonight.

State of Play: Theatre Listings May 5-11

The annual post-JazzFest eruption of theatre begins. Get a jump on what’s about to be a raft of difficult choices (and congratulate these companies for doing their tech while the festival was still dominating the city) by enjoying a selection of the following, listed in order of opening:

Today in New Orleans 1.9.14

Tonight, comedian Colin Quinn is at the Joy Theatre, General Pakenham's Final supper celebrates the Battle of New Orleans, and Louis Michot, Pilette Ghost and Zach Smith are also performing. On this day in 1805, Louis and Clark found a skeleton of a blue whale. Now, more to find this Thursday.

Finger Lickin' Wings Closes, 10th Ward Buck Talks

Bounce artist 10th Ward Buck has taken on a political campaign, an autobiography, and even a theatre production at the Joy. However, the entrepreneur met his match when he opened Finger Lickin’ Wings (739 Jackson Avenue) in his native neighborhood. Buck recently closed up shop at the corner of Jackson and Annunciation, and he cites his lack of liquor license as the primary factor in his decision.

Today in New Orleans 12.15.12

Today, you can get rowdy with some stampeding Santas, enjoy a new take on an old classic of A Christmas Carol, or head to St. Claude for some southern rock. 22 years ago today, local legends The Neville Brothers were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. Now, read on for more on what to do this Saturday. 

New Orleans' Lost Movie Houses Found in Prytania Theatre Owner's New Book

by Erica Boni

These days we have the Prytania and the recently rekindled Joy. But in days gone by, going to a single-screen movie theatre merely required walking down the street. And now there's a book to prove it. On Thursday night, the Prytania theater hosts an event to celebrate the release There’s One In Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans, a coffee table book two years in the making that reveals the details of hundreds of lost theaters throughout the city.

Pick of the Flicks

New Orleans Film Festival Director Offers Highlights From This Year's Lineup

Make room, Mike Scott. Starting Thursday, everyone in New Orleans is a critic. The New Orleans Film Society is holding the 23rd annual New Orleans Film Festival from October 11 to October 18, featuring some of the best films from around Louisiana and the world. Throughout the week, the festival packs in more than 200 films, 70 directors, panels and parties into 8 days of cinematic adventure.

While You Were Out

The city is pulsating and the NOPD's focus lasers are out, but let's face it: Coming back to work after the holidays leaves a little lag in the swag. Plus, you feel out of the loop. So, allow us to catch you up some non-football happenings. Despite a 2011 murder rate 14 percent higher than 2010, Chief Ronal Serpas talked about his confidence in the police force. But the City didn't make it 24 hours into 2012 without a homicide. Before that, a 40-car pileup killed 2 and closed I-10 in the East for a long time. Click through for news that's not about death.

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