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Today in New Orleans 3.1.13

Tonight, get weird on Prytania with a new movie from Quintron and Miss Pussycat, check out local music from Oak St. to the Quarter, and more. On this day in 1932, the Louisiana State Capitol Building was completed after just 14 months. Now, more to do this Friday in New Orleans. 

Today in New Orleans 2.26.13

Start your morning off at the Farmer’s Market, see some live music on Frenchmen, and end your day with Rebirth Brass Band on Oak Street. On this day in 1917, The Original Dixieland Band recorded “Livery Stable Blues” in New York City, marking the first jazz recording. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in New Orleans 2.25.13

Monday is here again, but there’s plenty to do once you get off work. See live funk, Jazz, and more from St. Charles to St. Claude. On this day in 1986, local trumpeter Wynton Marsalis won two Grammy’s for Black Codes from the Underground. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Today in New Orleans 2.24.13

Get some free music lessons from a local pro, enjoy some brass on Tchoup, and see some indie folk rock at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1992, Branford Marsalis and Dr. John both won Grammy awards. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in New Orleans 2.22.13

Tonight, see a play about Malcolm X, enjoy some contemporary Cajun music, or enjoy some indie rock on Oak Street. Happy Birthday to the late Ernie K-Doe, a local R&B legend who would have made 77 today. Now, more to do this Friday night.

Today in New Orleans 2.20.13

Wednesday is here already, and there’s plenty of live music and theatre to help get you through your week. Happy Birthday to jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones, born in New Orleans on February 20, 1958. Now, more hump day happenings.

Today in New Orleans 2.19.13

Start your day off making groceries at the River Bend, see some classical music uptown, and close out the night on Frenchmen with some traditional brass. On this day in 1977, Gospel Queen Mahalia Jackson won a Grammy for “Best Soul Gospel Performance.” Now, more to do this Tuesday.

Today in New Orleans 2.17.13

It’s the first Sunday of Lent, which means you can blow off your resolutions for just one day. From the afternoon well into Monday morning, enjoy live music from Frenchmen to Oak. On this day in 1805, New Orleans was incorporated as a city. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

Today in New Orleans 2.13.13

It's Ash Wednesday, a chance for all New Orleanians to recover from the long Super Bowl-Carnival season. As residents plan their Lenten sacrifices and nurse their hangovers, there's a lot of non-alcoholic fun to be had in the Crescent City. On this day in 1899, the lowest recorded temperature in our state's history chilled residents of Minden, La at a frigid -16 degrees. Now, more to do this hump day. 

Today in New Orleans 1.29.13

The Super Bowl is approaching, and football fans can talk bounties, injuries, and sports journalism tonight at Tulane. See live music all over the city, and make groceries at the Uptown Farmer's Market. On this day in 1999, Kermit Ruffins, Leroy Jones, and James Andrews were musical guests on a New Orleans edition of “Regis and Kathie Lee Show.” Read through for more to do this Tuesday.

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