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Today in NOLA: 9.17.14

Disney star turned teen pop sensation Demi Lovato brings her self-titled world tour to Lakefront Arena tonight. If that’s not quite your style, perhaps you’d consider trying a metal show, or some good old New Orleans music. On this day in 1967, the Saints scored on opening kickoff of the opening game of the season. There’s hope! Check out live music picks tonight:

Today in NOLA: 9.14.14

The Saints play against the Cleveland Browns in Ohio tonight. Giddyup to get to Lakefront Arena: Rodeo New Orleans ropes down its second and final day of Western-themed sports and attractions. Don’t feel like cooking? Sunday night marks the end of this year’s Restaurant Week, so you might as well go out. All that, plus theatre matinées this evening:


Today in NOLA: 8.31.14

Decadence goes on parade! This afternoon’s romp through the French Quarter marks the culminating moment of New Orleans’ Labor Day Weekend gay festivities. Maze and Frankie Beverly bring a quiet storm to Lakefront Arena, and the Polyphonic Spree play Southport Hall. Maybe you’re just looking to chill out this evening—we got that covered, too. Check out the events for this long weekend:

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:

Today in NOLA: 7.26.14

Roller derby and classic rock at UNO tonight—or, a fun people-watching game known as Big Easy Rollergirls Enthusiast Or Steely Dan Devotee? Plus, a banned Iranian film at the Zeitgeist and two modern pieces at the Marigny Opera house. On other side of the Gulf, today’s date recalls the 26th of July Movement, the revolutionary guerrillas Fidel Castro led to power in Cuba. More details tonight:

American Idol Auditions Head to Lakefront

Win fame for the price of a song. American Idol Auditions are back in New Orleans this Wednesday, June 25. Interested men and women between the ages of 15 to 28 should head to the Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans (6801 Franklin Ave).

Paul McCartney, Steely Dan Line Up New Orleans Tour Dates

Festival season is set to offer music mavens plenty of classic rock hits, but it's also time to start making plans for arena shows. Tickets went on sale Monday morning for Sir Paul McCartney's upcoming tour stop at Smoothie King Center. Meanwhile, Steely Dan announced a summer stayover at the Lakefront Arena.

Widespread Panic Set for 3-Night Halloween Weekend Haunt

Along with Boo and Voodoo, Widespread Panic will grip New Orleans over Halloween weekend. On the heels of their extra long JazzFest set in the spring, Widespread Panic is set for a three-night stand at UNO's Lakefront Arena from Oct. 31-Nov. 2. As always, the Southern rock ramblers are looking to spread some jam around to the locals.

Gospel Before Gridiron: Fantasia, NFL Players' Choir to Welcome Super Bowl with Joyful Noise

by Samantha Hilsenrod

Any good Southern football fan knows that before the game comes church. In a city as musical as New Orleans, it is only fitting that the kickoff celebration for the Super Bowl should be a melodious one. On February 1, NFL players and Grammy award winning artists will join together on stage in the 14th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at the University of New Orleans' Lakefront Arena.  

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