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Today in NOLA 8.28.17


Today, Helen Gillet and Raphael Bas lighten up an otherwise dreary afternoon with some music in the Bacchanal backyard. Learn about astrological natal chart techniques with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Aurora Nealand plays her recurring gig on Frenchmen, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1990, Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy promoted his dive into a shark tank at the yet-to-be-opened Aquarium of the Americas. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 8.14.17


Today, Aurora Nealand will kick the week off right with her recurring Frenchmen gig with the Royal Roses. Learn about astrological moon cycles with the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts. Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls play Gasa Gasa, while Dawn Reno Langley is reading from her new novel. On this day in 1903, Albert Batson was hanged in Calcasieu Parish after being tried and convicted for murdering five members of the Earle family. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Today in NOLA 5.8.17


Well, we made it — Jazz Fest 2017 has come and gone. As you recover from your weekend, ease back into work with regular gigs at Carver Club and Maison. The Nth Power plays Blue Nile. For something a bit different, Chicago trio Chevelle plays HOB. On this day in 1541, Spanish explorer DeSoto discovered the Mississippi River. Now, more to do around town. 


Today in NOLA 4.29.17


Jazz Fest continues on today with the second day of music, food, and fun at the Fair Grounds. The National Weather Service (NWS) anticipates temps in the mid 80’s throughout the day. Don’t let those grey skies get you down — the NWS predicts a one percent chance of rain. Today, the fest will feature Usher & The Roots, Maroon 5, Jon Batiste, New Breed Brass Band, Delfeayo Marsalis, and dozens more. After hours, Galactic and Roar will perform at Tip’s. Along Frenchmen St., head to Blue Nile to see Stooges or over to Maison to see NOLA all-stars team up for a super show. For folks who have already gotten their concert fix, the Theatre at St. Claude will stage their final performance of a historically-minded musical spoof. Happy Birthday to Master P, local rapper and label founder who makes 47 today. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Today in NOLA: 9.15.14


After a weekend of rodeo bull-roping, Restaurant Week gluttony, and disappointing football, New Orleans heads back to the work week. Kick back tonight with trad jazz on Frenchman, world jazz Uptown, rock’n’roll in Midcity, or indie rock in the French Quarter. On this day in 1699, Jean-Baptiste de Bienville tricked his competitors in a move known as the English Turn, keeping the English out of the future territory of Louisiana. Details tonight:

 


Going Inside The Mind of Mannie Fresh on Frenchman


Mannie Fresh is reuniting his crew for one night only. As the tenth anniversary of his debut solo album approaches, the renowned Cash Money Records producer will appear at Maison tonight with New York Incorporated, featuring Mia X, Denny D, and DJ Wop.


Today in New Orleans 6.2.2013


Don’t let the rain keep you inside. There is more second lining, swimming, and shucking on the agenda for today. Plus, the LPO is going for Baroque with another concert Uptown. On this date in 1865, Edmund Kirby Smith became the last confederate governor to surrender to federal forces. Now, more to do this Sunday.


JazzFest After Dark: 5.5.13


JazzFest is closing out on Cinco de Mayo, so store up some energy for some Latin Funk after your fest. George Clinton is taking the House of Blues stage with DJ Soul Sister, Dumpstapunk is celebrating their 25th year, and Blue Nile is keeping is funky but better. Click through for what to do after the fairgrounds. 


R&B Combo Social Set to 'Celebrate' Debut EP on Frenchmen


A dimly lit bar sets the mood for newly formed R&B quintet Social Set's first video, its slightly blurred patrons all smiles and joy. “Ridiculous” is the “Just Got Paid” for a new generation, following an unlucky protagonist who is determined not to let any small mishaps get in the way of a good time.


Today in New Orleans 10.26.12


Voodoo is here! After hours fun is going on all over the city, from Anne Rice’s Vampire Ball, to Russian Punk Rock in the Marigny, to a costumed extravaganza in Mid City and a Freaksheaux on St. Claude. On this day in 1911, the “Queen of Gospel,” Mahalia Jackson, was born in New Orleans. Now, more on today’s creepy events.


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