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Virtues of Vinyl


Vinyl is much more than a medium. To the faithful, the record is a religion and every April, a holy day is celebrated. Today (4.18), Record Store Day brings a bevy of new and special edition releases nationwide. The Day also provides a reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available.


Feast Season

St. Joseph's Day Altar Locations



Fest season is nearly here, but today is all about the feast. St. Joseph's Day with its tradition of elaborate food filled altars is a perfect fit for the city. Across town, locations from bars to churches will host the public at these homages to St. Joseph today (3.19).


Polls Position

Details for Election Day



Saturday (3.05), all the hype of the presidential primaries finally yields to an opportunity for actual action. Whether you want to make America great again, think it's great now, wish to fight income inequality, or just feel that the Kasich Action Plan is underappreciated, your chance to hit the polls is today! All the details follow.


Early Herds


The presidential candidates dominated the news cycles in recent days with pivotal primaries in Nevada and South Carolina this weekend. Here, in Louisiana, voting began on a smaller scale on Saturday (2.20). In Orleans Parish, four locations, including City Hall, are open for early voting all week.


TGI Fryday

Fish Frys Abound As Lent Begins



For many locals, the 40 days following Mardi Gras is a time to take a break from the booze. However, for faithful Catholics, the period is a time of literal fast punctuated by fish on Fridays. For all New Orleanians, lent is a great time eat some tasty seafood.


Trees Please

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree



Traditional Christmas tales always include a family drive on frozen roads to visit a remote farm and cut down your own tree. Here in SoLa, there probably won’t be too much snow, but there are a few opportunities to chop-your-own. A handful of farms offer top-notch trees and a great excuse for a road trip.


Early Voting Begins Today


Louisiana’s “jungle primary” means that citizens will likely have to wait several months until they know who their next governor is. However, the election finally begins today. For those who don't want to wait until October 24th to cast a ballot, early voting begins today in Orleans Parish. Four locations, including City Hall, are open. 


Foaming at the Mouth: La-SPCA Holds Rabies Drive


With Harper Lee’s new (old) book set for release, the topic of rabid dogs in the South is once again vogue(ish.) But, in Orleans Parish, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) has been dealing with the issue for years. On Palm Sunday (3.29,) the group will host their annual Rabies Drive.


Altar-nate Plans

Locations to Honor St. Joseph



New Orleans need no excuse to prepare a feast. Naturally, St. Joseph's Day with its tradition of elaborate food filled altars is a perfect fit for the city. Across town, locations from bars to churches will host the public at these homages to St. Joseph today (3.19).


Out of the Frying Pan

New Orleans Fish Fry Season Picks Up Steam



For many Catholics, the 40 days following Mardi Gras is a time of fast punctuated by fish on Fridays. For many more locals, Fridays are a time for community and unity. Fish Frys are popping up around New Orleans today and for weeks to follow. 


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