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Today in NOLA: 10.04.14

The first full weekend of October brings the first wave of fall acitivies into full relief. On Frenchmen, the brass is pumping and theatre season is in ful force with a new play from the NOLA Project. Even Gretna is getting in on the action with a fest of their own. On this day in New Orleans history, the first theatre in Louisiana opened on St. Peter St. in 1792. Click through for today's performances:

Today in NOLA: 10.02.14

It's Thursday and the twon is hopping. There's free music in Armstrong park and a healthy dose of culture at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Today also marks the anniversay if an 1893 hurricane that ripped through Louisiana and Mississippi killing over 2000 people. Click through to see more about what's happening today in 2014.

Today in NOLA: 9.30.14

It’s the last day of September and all the local gigs are returning.  Purists can catch Kermit or the Treme Bras Band and everyone can enjoy a farmers’ market. On this day in 1949, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong recorded "You Can't Lose a Broken Heart," as well as "My Sweet Hunk O' Trash." Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA: 9.29.14

Welcome to fall. WhoDats can try to forget last night debacle with some live music or experimental theatre. On this day in LA history, rock 'n roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Ferriday in 1935. Now, read on to see what’s happening in 2014. 

Trumpeter Nick Etwell Gets Filthy in NOLA

You may not have heard of Nick Etwell, but you probably have heard his music. The trumpeter just finished another tour with Mumford & Sons. In the past, he has played with likes of David Axelrod and Tom Jones to name a few. In the interim, the British horn player is touring the U.S. with his side project The Filthy Six. 

Today in NOLA: 9.27.14

The weekend kicks off with drama, education, and lots of musical opportunities. Start off your day with the annual Smithsonian Museum day, followed by an exciting drama by a NOLA native, and end your day with some good old fashioned funk. On this day in 1983, native New Orleanian, Lil Wayne was born DeWayne Carter. 

Today in NOLA: 9.26.14

New Orleans is offering a day of horror, drama, and all around fun. Starting with the return of all things scary at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival followed by some merriment of hairy proportions and a funky time at the Blue Nile. On this day in 1997, Louisiana guitarist James Burton made it on to Hollywood’s Rock Wall. 

Freshly Minted Interview

A Talk with Rejected Youth Nation

As part of their ongoing interview series, NoDef's partners at Music at the Mint talk to New Orleans natives Rejected Youth Nation, featuring Omari Neville on vocals. Visit Music at the Mint online for more details. 

Today in NOLA: 6.28.14

As Elvis once said, it’s Another Saturday Night (live in Shreveport, 1975!). Kick it off with the King at the Historic New Orleans Collection’s film screening this morning and wrap it up with modern surf punks Guantanamo Baywatch at Siberia tonight. Plus, a full bill of local performing arts. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.03.14

This Tuesday evening, see live music all over town with Jack White at the Saenger Theatre, Animals at Leaders at Tipitina’s, and Nothing at Siberia. A happy 117th birthday to blues musician Memphis Minnie, born in Algiers on this day in 1897. Details about tonight:

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