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Today in Nola 11.26.2014


In 1903 the City Park Board of Commissioners approved a New York businessmen’s proposal to build an ostrich farm near City Park’s shooting range. This evening, Garden District Book Shop hosts an author with many secrets. The Shiek returns, and local bands Flow Tribe, Gravity A and more bust out to a Beastie Boys tribute of “Licensed to Ill.” 

 


Crowds “Draw the Second Line” Against Tar Sands (PHOTOS)


by Brandon Robert

This weekend, second liners stepped out to party in protest of pipelines. Led by Tulane Green Club and 350nola.org, hundreds converged in Woldenberg Park to form a second line along the Mississippi, to reject tar sands pipeline KeystoneXL. Crowds came equipped with posters and slogans to "draw a (second) line" against crude oil. 


Son of a Saint Brass Bash Backs NOLA Boys


For the second year in a row, Heritage: A Brass Band Celebration will benefit Son of a Saint Foundation.  Four New Orleans based brass bands will play to raise awareness for the cause of fatherless youths in the New Orleans area and help continue a legacy begun by Saints son, Bivian “Sonny” Lee III. The musical event will happen this Saturday, April 6th at Studio 3 (3610 Toulouse St.).


All Things Gentilly

Gentilly Fest Brings Brass, Food, and Dancing to Pontchartrain Park this Weekend



This weekend’s 5th Annual Gentilly Fest gives residents of the once-storm-torn area a chance to take pride in their progress.  The neighborhood’s historic Pontchartrain Park Playground is rebuilt, restored, and ready to host thousands of guests at this weekend’s festival, which will celebrate all things Gentilly.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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