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Anders Osborne, Tank and the Bangas (PHOTOS)

Stephen Charles Nicholson Photographs YLC Wednesday at the Square



On Wednesday (7.17), one of the most exciting shows in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesday at the Square 2017 programming took place in Lafayette Square. In the penultimate concert in the 12-week series, NOLA all-stars Anders Osborne and Tank and the Bangas took to the stage, performing a rollicking show that beat all hump day blues. Scroll on for photos from Stephen Charles Nicholson. 


Today in NOLA 4.26.17


Tonight, celebrate the 40th anniversary (la-di-da) of Woody Allen’s classic Annie Hall. Alton Brown brings his food and science demo show to the Saenger, while Flow Tribe performs a free show in Lafayette Square. Dine al fresco on the farm with Paradigm Gardens’ outdoor dinner party. On this date in 2003, Jaime Foxx and his sister were arrested by NOPD following an argument with police officers at the casino. Now, more to do this Wednesday.  


Swine & Song

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival Returns



The forecast is calling for warm weather and sunny skies all weekend which means that the Annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival will be hopping. Thousands of swine and song lovers will descend on Lafayette Square from October 16-18.


Wednesday at the Square (Photos)


Photos by Andres Delmonte

The popular Wednesdays at the Square free concerts are nearing an end, but locals are savoring the series while it lasts. Yesterday (6.04), crowds turned out to check out badass bass George Porter and his Runnin' Pardners along with openers the Pocket Aces Brass Band. Andres Delmonte was on hand to capture all of the action.


Today in NOLA: 6.03.15


George Porter is representing the old guard of NOLA music at the Square today. At Circle Bar, Them Too Are Us are bringing the new guard of the Bay Area. For those looking for an even deeper tradition, Treme Brass Band is playing at home. On this day in 1902, the Louisiana Legislature made today, June 3, “Confederate Day.” More to do this Wednesday: 


Today in NOLA: 4.1.15


There's not much going on in New Orleans tonight. April Fools! April Toole's Day delves into the writing of Toole's locally inspired novel A Confederacy of Dunces with a night of reading excerpts aloud. The Revivalists and Robin Barnes are at Lafayette Square. Hi Ho Lounge hosts french DJ and producer Shiba San. Today in history, radio station WRNO (The Rock of New Orleans, or West Bank Radio New Orleans) pranked the airwaves by repeating a loop of the Rush Limbaugh Show's theme song all day to celebrate their acquisition of the show from WWL. Now, more on hump day happenings. 


Today in NOLA: 3.18.15


It's finally time for Wednsday at the Square. Tonight, noise pop band from Melboune performs at Gasa Gasa. Bay Area rock comes to town in the form of Cool Ghouls to play at late night bar, the Saint. Maple Leaf hosts a tribute to Meters' album "Look-Ka Py Py." On this day in 1687, LaSalle was assassinated by his own men. Now, more details on this Wednesday's events. 


Ferguson Fallout Hits Home

New Orleanians Gather in CBD to Protest MO Shooting



On Thursday evening, New Orleanians gathered in Lafayette Square to protest the shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18 year old shot and killed in Ferguson, MO by police officer, Darren Wilson. The protest was one of many across the country organized through social media by @feministajones and the hacktivist group Anonymous under the hashtag #nmos14. The New Orleans event was peaceful and there was little tension with local authorities.


Today in New Orleans 4.9.14


NOLA’s classical avant-garde is taking the stage this evening. A pair of local super groups is performing in Lafayette Square, and poppy folk artist Brett Dennen is at House of Blues. On this day in 1864, the Battle of Pleasant Hill led to a Union victory in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Lafayette Square Protesters Bash "JindalCare"


by Stacy Coco 

Protesters rallied around Lafayette Square today to enroll passers-by into the “JindalCare” health care system-the satirical version of Governor Bobby Jindal’s health plan. In 2013, Jindal opted out of $16 million in federal Medicaid money and exchanges in protest of the Affordable Care Act. According to the protesters’ slogans, an estimated 242,000 Louisianians are being denied benefits because of Jindal’s stance. 


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