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Today in NOLA: 7.12.14

It’s not Bastille Day ‘til Monday, but New Orleans celebrates today with festivals downtown, in Midcity, and at the Children’s Museum. OUTTakes Film Festival continues, including a late-night John Waters screening. Tonight, Marissa Nadler performs at the BEATnik and Ballzack, Odoms, and company come to One Eyed Jacks. Click through for details:

Today in NOLA: 7.9.14

This evening, take in theatre old and new with Shakespeare at Tulane and new productions at Midcity Theatre and the Shadowbox. The OUTTakes Film Festival continues at the Old Firehouse with a pair of LGBTQ film screenings. Plus, Quintron and Miss Pussycat shake up Siberia. On this day in 1957, West Monroe, LA country singer Webb Pierce recorded “A Holiday for Love” for Decca Records. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 7.7.14

Seven plus seven: July 7, 2014 is a date that really adds up. Release your inner geek with cult films screening at Siberia and a live Shakespearean version of Star Wars Episode IV at Midcity Theatre. Even better, you can drink at both of these events. According to some theorists, a UFO crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico on this day in 1947. Creepy! Read on for details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 7.6.14

Essence Fest 2014 wraps up tonight with performances by Erykah Badu, Lionel Richie, and more. Remember to start the day with a spiritually healthy breakfast at Kirk Franklin's gospel brunch. On July 6, 1971, Louie Armstrong passed away. You can see his first cornet in the Louisiana State Museum's Jazz Collection at the Old U.S. Mint. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 7.2.14

It’s a relatively quiet Wednesday evening as New Orleans gears up for Essence Festival and Fourth of July festivities this weekend. Catch local productions in Midcity and on St. Claude, or share your own work at poetry and songwriter nights. And a happy 44th birthday to jazz guitarist and New Orleans native Todd Duke. Details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.27.14

Take your pick of locally produced Friday night premieres with theatre in Midcity, dance in the Marigny, film at Indywood, and an original cabaret drama at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center. Plus, sibling rivalry at Gasa Gasa. On this day in 1957, tragedy struck Cameron, LA in the form of Hurricane Audrey. Read on for more previews of tonight:

Today in NOLA: 6.17.14

Tonight, see short theatrical works presented in Midcity and on St. Claude. Plus, up-and-coming hip-hop superstar Future performs at the House of Blues. On this day in 1868, Lake Charles held its first town election. Details for tonight:

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