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Today in NOLA 8.22.17


This Tuesday is a fine day to experience the sounds of the city. Galactic's Stanton Moore will perform two shows with his namesake trio at his weekly gig on Frenchmen. Just slightly up the street Treme Brass Band and Smoking Time Jazz Club will perform. For the late night crowd, catch Rebirth in their regular gig at Maple Leaf. On this day in 1812, former Governor W.C.C. Claiborne became the highest paid governor in the United States, with a salary of $7500 a year. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Today in NOLA 6.5.17


Today, witness five artists compete for the chance to win five grand, cure your Monday blues with Tasche or the Porter Trio, or step outside of your cinematic horizons at Café Istanbul. On this day in 1991, Harry Connick Jr’s album “20” which was recorded in his 20th year, was certified as a Gold Record.


Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.21.15


Jazz Fest does not begin until Friday (4.22), but the music elevates to another level tonight. Local favorites like Anders, Johnny V., and Stanton Moore will be joined by national names like Skerik, Charlie Hunter, and Oteil Burbridge this evening. Click on through for all the listings.


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Passing Time at the Maple Leaf



Gentle reader, it is said that Time keeps everything from happening all at once. Apart from that, I find it a nuisance. My free ride to Uptown came well before Rebirth Brass Band was to play. And I was bound to sit upon a barstool and wait. Day bled out to night as the patrons traded faces, and I struggled to remain coherent in a bar that alters by hours as a year through the seasons. Come, my friends, and keep the watch with me at The Maple Leaf Bar.


Today in NOLA: 6.21.15


A burlesque, sideshow, and circus fest is wrapping up at the Wolf and at the arena, the Big Top is in town. An Alabama rapper is getting down at HOB, and the Leaf is featuring Joe Krown. Plus, the Prytania is screening a classic. Today marks 51 years since the 1964 murders of three Mississippi civil rights workers, the Freedom Summer’s most infamous act of violence. Read on for some 2015 happenings.


Today in NOLA 4.14.15


The rain shows no sign of stopping this week. The good news is that the music doesn’t either. A pair of experimental music series are bookending the map, uptown at Gasa Gasa and downtown at the Blue Nile. Over at the Leaf, Rebirth playing their regular hometown gig. On this day in 1965, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t that a Shame” was released. 


Today in NOLA: 12.25.14


The fat man in the red suit jingled and jangled his way through the bayou last night, but the music never stops in New Orleans. Benny Grunch and the Bunch are kicking off an early 12 Yats of Christmas performance in Mid-City. Later, the grownups can see live jazz. On this day in 1913, radio personality and musician “Candy” Candido was born. Now, more to do this Christmas.


Today in New Orleans 3.12.14


Tonight, the Honorable South opens for Cody ChestnuTT at Tip’s, and Shotgun Cinema is back with a new French film installment at the Marigny Opera House. On this day in 1997, former Governor EWE took $400,000 cash in a briefcase from 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo in an extortion payoff. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Today in New Orleans 3.7.14


Willie Nelson and Family are set to rock the House of Blues, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation are performing on Oak Street. Today in 1830, Governor Jacques Villere died on his own plantation, south of New Orleans. Click through for more to do this Friday.


Today in New Orleans 12.30.13


Kyle Kinane is bringing belly aches to Café Istanbul tonight, Kwanzaa observers will light a candle in Mid City, and Magnetic Ear is back for their weekly gig at Gasa Gasa. On this day in 2005, LSU beat the Miami Hurricanes when the teams played each other in the Peach Bowl. Now, more to do on the eve of New Year’s Eve. 


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