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Women of Note Explores Female Jazz Artists in NOLA


After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by a renewed consideration of women’s rights in the political sphere, technology, the workplace, and culture. A new exhibition at the New Orleans Jazz Museum sheds a light on the profound influence of female music makers in the Crescent City jazz scene that has been dominated by their male counterparts over the past century. 

 


A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum Celebrates Pete Fountain



2017 marked the first Mardi Gras in over forty years that Pete Fountain did not lead his merry krewe through Uptown to wake up the city to the day’s offerings. The legendary clarinetist died last August, but New Orleanians could take comfort that during Carnival his spirit was very much alive. There is a similar feeling walking through The New Orleans Jazz Museum’s new exhibition, “Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast.” Perhaps it's the dozens of album covers, Jazz Fest posters, and photographs that cover the walls, or perhaps it’s the life-sized figure of Fountain himself holding court in the corner of the exhibition room — but within the walls of the Old U.S. Mint, Fountain never left us. 


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: 9.2.14


New Orleans has a new home for college football: Tulane celebrates the official opening of Yulman Stadium today. The team play their first game in their new home this Saturday against Georgia Tech. Get a taste of the history of New Orleans’ most venerable restaurants at the Louisiana State Museum, tonight and Thursday only. And it’s time to space out: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner saxes it up at Siberia tonight. Click through for more events and free punk rock tonight:


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. 


Mascot and Anonymous: Salacious New Orleans Newspaper's Scandals, Duels Revisited


by M.D. Dupuy

Many New Orleanians have been less than pleased with the Times-Picayune’s recent shift from daily publication, but no one challenged Steven Newhouse to a duel or even staked outside of his office to beat him with a cowhide. Disgruntled readers reacted differently in the late 1800’s, when The Mascot, which will be the subject of a Wednesday night presentation, was still active.


Today in New Orleans: 5.10.12


Today in New Orleans, Jazz in the Park brings the music back to Congo Square, the Louisiana State Museum explores a sensationalist NOLA newspaper of yore and the Louisiana Philharmonic tackles the toughest piano piece in the world. It's the birthday of Louisiana's (and America's) first African-American governor, P.B.S. Pinchback (1837), Zydeco legend Cleveland Chenier (1901) and trumpeter Teddy Riley (1901). Now back to today:


Steamboat Saturday in Jackson Square


The year eighteen hundred twelve was not only the year of its namesake war, nor was it merely the year that Louisiane gained her place among these United States. In 1812, the first steamboat completed traveling the length of the Mighty Mississippi to make port in New Orleans. The journey, undertaken by the steamboat's architect and Teddy Roosevelt's great uncle Nicholas Roosevelt, took more than four months to completes.


Today's Events: 1.19.12


Today, the Alabama Shakes bring a dose of old fashioned rock 'n soul to the Quarters, Marigny locals hold a benefit for an outta town DJ and the federal flood is discusses along gender lines. On this day in history, the War of 1812 really ended (really). The conflict's final skirmish even beyond the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette - wrapped up at Ft. St. Phillip in what is now Plaquemines Parish. Don't think today is over before checking these out:


Today's Events: 12.5.11


Today, Dr. Richard Anthony Lewis talks photos at the Louisiana State Museum, Biz Markie DJs at Maison and Mr. Gnome plays at Siberia. In equally celebratory times, prohibition came to an end (1933), President Polk confirmed the discovery of god in California, triggering the Gold Rush of ’49 (1848), New York became the first city to ban artery-clogging trans fats at restaurants (2006), O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in jail for an armed robbery at a hotel (2008), Walt Disney was born (1901), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died (1791).


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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