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Today in NOLA: 9.20.14


Dr. John pays a house call tonight with a hometown show at the Joy Theatre. Big Sam’s Funky Nation comes to Blue Nile, and Tiptina’s prepares to kick off Saints season (first home game is tomorrow!). Plus, a conservation official from the African Wildlife Trust lectures at the zoo. Details tonight:


Today in NOLA: 9.19.14


It’s Friday! Ease into the weekend with live music at Audubon Park and the Historic New Orleans collection—wine in hand, of course. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of the noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Adult Swim comedy duo Tim and Eric perform at the Civic tonight. And happy birthday to DJ Soul Sister! New Orleans’ queen of rare funk LPs spins in her own honor at Tipitina’s tonight.


Today in NOLA: 9.18.14


Thursday evening means it’s time for Jazz in the Park. Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs perform tonight, along with Colin Lake and the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School Marching Band. For live music and air conditioning, drop in on singer-songwriter Edward David Anderson at Ogden After Hours. Plus, a special screening of short films shot exclusively on Super 8. Get all the details after the jump.


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: 9.12.14


Two new plays open in New Orleans tonight: Sam Shepard’s family drama A Lie of the Mind comes to Midcity Theatre, and local writer Michael Allen Zell’s dark comedy Thin Walls premieres at the Shadowbox. Maple Street Book Shop celebrates fifty years of fighting the stupids with a golden anniversary soirée. Plus, a songwriter featured on NBC’s The Voice plays on Frenchmen. See more Friday night events:


Today in NOLA: 9.11.14


Jazz in the Park bops back to Armstrong Park with soul singer and keyboard player Nigel Hall, backed by his band the Congregation and supported by rising young horn player Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill. Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Cory Branan performs at the Beatnik. And while most of us have adjusted to the Sometimes-Picayune, media scholars are still debating its import. Plus, weekend theatre picks tonight:


Today in NOLA: 9.10.14


Sarah Carr, an education reporter who wrote a close study of New Orleans' unprecedented experiment with public charter schools, speaks at Tulane tonight. Shotgun Cinema sceens Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s film Ida. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike returns to Le Petite this weekend, Black Lips play Tipitina's, and Restaurant Week continues. Dinner and a show, right this way:


Today in NOLA: 9.6.14


It’s time to let your judgment go as Shotgun Cinema screens Stop Making Sense tonight. Tulane inaugurates a new stadium and ignites regional rivalries with a home game against Georgia Tech. Plus, Ty Segall performs in the French Quarter, Little Freddie King plays on Frenchmen, and two top-quality local theatre productions continue their opening weekend. Have a rockin’ Saturday night:


Public Radio Host Kai Ryssdal Speaks at Le Petite


It can be easy to forget, but radio personalities do have faces and bodies off the air. New Orleanians will meet two tomorrow evening when Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal joins WWNO’s Eve Troeh for a discussion at Le Petite Théâtre.


Petit Theatre Bylaws Ok'ed: Deal Moves Forward


By a vote of 74 to 58, the membership of the Le Petite Theatre approved a change to the historic thetre's bylaws which will pave the way for the organization to sell a portion of the Jackson Square property. Sources report that the ballyhooed ballot began tense as the first 20 votes went against the deal, but slowly the tide turned. Ultimately, the members' opinion proved a mandate.


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