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Today in NOLA: 9.23.14

Thou shalt not kill: tonight, writer Peter Abadie reads from his bone-chilling new study of notorious murders throughout recent history. The Stanton Moore Trio and Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns play shows on Frenchmen. On this day in 1986, Congress designated the rose as the national flower. LSU’s agricultural extension has the advice you’ll need to grow roses in Louisiana. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 9.16.14

Stanton Moore leads a crack trio at Snug Harbor tonight. Author Jesmyn Ward reads from her well-received new book, Men We Reaped, at Garden District Book Shop. And on this day in 1964, the Beatles rocked City Park—the only New Orleans show the band ever played. Celebrate tonight with an all-ages tribute show at Tad Gormley Stadium. Get more details and find out which local legend the Fab Four demanded to meet while they were in NOLA:


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: 9.5.14

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the Tony-winning comedy by playwright Christopher Durang, celebrates its New Orleans premiere at Le Petit Theatre tonight. Audubon Park debuts the 2014 season of Music Under the Oaks. Flow Tribe celebrate a brand-new album at Tipitina’s, and local rapper turned national star G-Eazy brings the heat to Republic. The Big Easy autumn arts calendar is heating up:

Today in NOLA: 9.4.14

Jazz in the Park kicks off its sixth season tonight with To Be Continued Brass Band and the Shannon Powell Band at Armstrong Park. The NOLA Project’s new production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest opens at NOCCA. Plus, a jazz trio at the Ogden and two more chances to check out restaurant-themed items from the vaults of the Louisiana State Museum. Get all the details for Thursday:

Today in NOLA: 9.3.14

The Louisiana Restaurant Association kicks off New Orleans’ Restaurant Week this evening with a catered party, and you can go! After a while off the scene, turn-of-the-millenium alt rock and nu metal band Alien Ant Farm perform at Southport Hall tonight. Plus, a local author debuts her novel at The Columns and the comedy of married life comes to Siberia. There's something for everyone, especially if you like hors d’oeuvres:

Today in NOLA: 8.26.14

Marine, MBA, and newly minted novelist Michael Pitre appears at Octavia Books this evening, presenting his new book, Five and Twenty-Fives. The Blue Nile’s Open Ears series presents a taste of Italy, with saxophonist Piero Bittolo Bon and vocalist Marta Raviglia on tour from their home country. Plus, pop- and post-punk pair up at Community Records’ Gasa Gasa show night. Have a look:

Today in NOLA: 8.16.14

Show your stripes and shake your tail feather at the Fair Grounds this afternoon when zebras and ostriches hit the track for exotic animal races. Writer George Gurtner, profiler of local oddballs, signs his new book Cast of Characters on Maple Street today. Rotary Downs and Sylvan Esso play uptown tonight, and Crocodiles headline a late show downtown. Read on for all the details:

Today in NOLA: 8.12.14

Political junkies and fans of Dead Huey Long turn up at Octavia Books tonight to meet U of L history professor Michael S. Martin, discussing his new book about the Kingfish’s son, Russell Long. Are you prepared to sleep in on Wednesday? Siberia and Dragon’s Den both host late-night punk shows tonight. Read on for all the details:

Today in NOLA: 8.6.14

This evening, share a glass of wine and a smart conversation with a trio of NOLA women journalists at Pearl Wine Company. Mustered Courage summon up alternative bluegrass from Down Under at the BEATnik tonight, and legendary 60s pop singer Frankie Valli plays the Saenger. Happy birthday to Rebirth Brass Band trombonist Stafford Agee, celebrating his 44th. Details and more events happening tonight:

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