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Lafayette Square (5 p.m.)
Plus Bill Iuso and the Restless Natives
Café Istanbul (8 p.m.)
Plus Bruce Davenport Jr., Jacinta Gonzales, and more
Gasa Gasa (8 p.m.)
Folk singer/songwriter and guitarist from Seattle performs after neo-folk artist Armon Jay
Marigny Opera House (7 p.m.)
Film series presents Lithuanian psychosexual thriller, Vanishing Waves
Siberia (10 p.m.)
New album “Eureka,” other acts include The No Shows and Zach Quinn
Allways Lounge (10:30 p.m.)
Progressive music duo
Carrollton Station (9 p.m.)
Stand-up comedy open mic in Riverbend
Walter Wolfman Washington
d.b.a. (10 p.m.)
Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
Banks Street Bar (10 p.m.)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Half-off admission to pool area for service industry members from 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Mississippi Rail Co.
Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)
Blues on Oak St.
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9p.m.)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band.
Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)
This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews
Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)
Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)
After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10
Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)
French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales
Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)
Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)
Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)
Brass band jam on Magazine Street!
Mayor Mitch Floats Higher Minimum Wage for City Govt. Workers
Though Mayor Mitch often talks about how the City is strapped for cash, Landrieu signalled Thursday that he's willing to find some money to pay the workers a bit more. Amid a raft of changes to civil service, Da Mayor announced a plan to raise the minimum wage for City employees to $10.10.
NOPD, Harrah's Figure Into City Legislative Agenda
Even with some unfinished local election business coming up next Saturday in New Orleans, the state's political attention is set to shift upriver this week with the kickoff of the annual state legislative session on Monday. Like most going concerns, the City has a legislative agenda in Baton Rouge. Late Friday, Mayor Mitch's office released the details of the bills he's backing, most of which are focused around public safety, blight and City Hall itself.
Mayors Gather in New Orleans to Launch Urban Anti-Violence Intiative
by Stacy Coco
City leaders have been meeting in New Orleans over the last two days to launch an initiative aimed at reducing violence among young African American men and boys. On Tuesday, Mayor Mitch was joined by Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia to discuss the efforts of Cities United.
Winter Storm Leon to Bring Ice, Closures
Fish bowls do not handle ice very well, and a series of local schools and events are closed or canceled in preparation for the midweek Wintry Mix. Mayor Mitch held a press conference today to alert citizens about the wintry storm that the Weather Channel has named Leon.
New Terminal Planned at MSY (PHOTOS)
by Stacy Coco
Mayor Mitch and the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) announced their $826 million plans Thursday for a new 650,000 sq. ft. North Terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The site will feature two concourses, 30 gates and 2000 parking garage spaces. Included in the construction estimate is an on-site hotel, power plant project and a flyover addition from I-10 to improve access to the airport for travelers.
Mayor, Committee Announce New Orleans MLK Day Events
Weeks after the Carnival craze was renewed in the city, New Orleans will take time to reflect on a more solemn celebration. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up on Mon., January 18, but the events surrounding MLK last for four days. Mayor Mitch and the MLK Planning Commission took to the podium in Landrieu’s press room today to usher in the 28 th annual local event.
Obama Makes Port in New Orleans
President Barack Obama needed a break from his usual surroundings up north this week, where he felt like he just wasn't being understood. So, as many people have before, he came to New Orleans Friday to soak in some local hospitality.
Mayor Mitch, Gusman Reach Settlement on OPP Consent Decree
A settlement was reached in the funding fracas that erupted between Mayor Mitch and Sheriff Marlin Gusman over paying for the consent decree that will govern reforms at Orleans Parish Prison. According to federal court documents, the city agreed to pay the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office just shy of $1.9 million to fund consent decree reforms for the remainder Fiscal Year 2013. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk signed off on the order Monday morning.
Bill Clinton, D.C. Press on Mayor Mitch's Northern Swing
Mayor Mitch is on the road once again, but he only left Louisiana to find Bubba once again. Da Mayor is on a two-day swing through New York and Washington, D.C. that finds him talking toughness with Bill Clinton, and talking gun violence with the Beltway press corps.
Mayor Mitch Uses Essence Fest Platform to Talk NOLA Violence
On Thursday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu welcomed the Essence Festival back to New Orleans for four days of daytime seminars, evening concerts and cultural events. "For 19 years and counting, Eseence has been a tremendous partner and we're proud to host the festival in New Orleans again this year,” said Mayor Mitch.
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