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Today in NOLA 8.10.17


Today, the Ogden stays open late while Kermit Ruffins plays early in the Seventh Ward. A nine-month pregnant woman takes the stage at the Allways for a one woman comedic show. Bar Redux opens its patio for a night of nunsploitation. On this day in 1936, Louisiana clocked its highest-ever temperature: 114 degrees in Plain Dealing. It could be worse! 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. 


Today in NOLA: 5.19.16


DMX is in town and so is a delegation of Cleveland’s top punks. Plus,there is free music in Armstrong Park and plenty of locals playing out. On this day in 1949, Elisha Archibald Manning III (better known as Archie) was born. Manning played for the Saints from 1971 to 1982 and sired two sons, Peyton and Eli. More on activities today after the jump.


Today in NOLA: 5.13.16


The mercury is starting to rise. So, enjoy some music before it gets too humid. Sticky Finger and Explosions in the Sky are downtown and your favorite local musicians are all gigging. On this day in 1938, Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “When the Saints Go Marching In,” in New York. Now, more to do this Friday.


Today In NOLA 3.17.16


Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The green seen is kicking today. Plus, Chapter Soul, Kermit, and Rotary Downs are all playing. For lagniappe, the LPO is offering a great program. As legend has it, the first ever "coffee break" was initiated by the managers of the Delta Steamship company who called some 80 employees to the Hibernia building on this day in New Orleans in 1930 to drink the caffeinated beverage and take a recess. 


12 Songs of Christmas

NoDef's Annual Playlist of Louisiana Holiday Music



Christmas in Louisiana is an excuse to cook in a place that needs no excuse to cook. Even greater than our love of pork, turduckens, and game-birds, Lousianans love music. NOLA Defender's staff compiled a list of some of our favorite local Christmas tunes. There are Nevilles, Satchmo, some zydeco, and of course, lots of brass to provide a soundtrack for your Christmas. (Videos after the jump.)


Today in NOLA: 4.8.15


Kermit Ruffins fires up the music this Wednesday at the Square, along with Alanna Royale. Prytania Theatre continues screening The Vatican Museums this afternoon, and a burlesuque rendition of the musical Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Once More With Feeling" gets steamy at the Old Marquer Theatre. There's also the annual Bill Russell lecture, hosted by the Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC,) which delves into the Golden Age of brass bands this year. Last year, Bill Russell's lecture discussed pioneers of American popular music, the Boswell Sisters. Now more things to do this Wednesday. 


Today in NOLA: 12.30.14


Before people whip out the black-eyed peas for New Years day, we've still got a couple more days of 2014 to savor. And what better way to savor the final moments of the year than with music. Tonight, keyboard virtuoso Jon Cleary is at Chickie Wah Wah. Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers get down at home in the 7th Ward. The Bucktown Allstars mix up a recipe for getting down at the bowling lanes. On this day in 1956, Storyland at City Park was dedicated; back then the grounds were populated by nursery rhyme characters. Now more on how to soothe those final nightlife cravings of auld lang syne. 

 


From the Vault: 12 Songs of Louisiana Christmas (Videos)


Christmas in Louisiana is an excuse to cook in a place that needs no excuse to cook. Even greater than our love of pork, turduckens, and game-birds, Lousianans love music. NOLA Defender's staff compiled a list of some of our favorite local Christmas tunes. There are Nevilles, Satchmo, some zydeco, and of course, lots of brass to provide a soundtrack for your Christmas. (Videos after the jump.)


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