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NoDef Nods: Music
Top 13 of '13 in NOLA Music (& 5 to Watch)
New Orleans musicians have long gained attention around the country, but this year’s crop appear to have the kind of diversity that harkens back to the golden 90’s. Whether we’re settling into a new era of New Orleans influence remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt the entire local music community is showcasing a stylistic diversity that’s never been a secret to people who live here. Add in some controversy in the clubs, and we’re boiling much faster than a gumbo pot. Here’s 13 musical happenings of the last year, and 5 to watch out for in the New Year:
The Rap Game
MPW's Latest Appeals to ArmChair Hip-Hoppers
To the windows down, music up, driver’s seat rappers, to the roommates gone, kitchen dancing, ladle clutching lyricist, and to the underwear only, rap to your reflection, mirror-audience wordsmith; it’s time to pull on some pants, hop in your vibrating Prius, and lay it down for real at Mimi’s in the Marigny this Saturday at 10pm (2601 Royal St.).
Today's Events: 8.18.11
August 18th, when French astronomer Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discovered helium (1868), when women’s suffrage was granted under the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920), when Nabokov’s Lolita was first published in the U.S., when Robert Redford (1936) and Patrick Swayze (1952) were born, and when Christopher ‘Into the Wild’ McCandless (1992) died. It’s also a day for:
Today's Events: 4/27/11
April 27th, a day to remember. Trumpeter Al "Jumbo" Hirt, a Louisiana Music Hall of Famer who died on this day in 1999 at the age of 77. Born and raised in New Orleans, Hirt’s father was a police officer, an officer who handed his son a trumpet at the age of six, only to change his life, as well as the world’s. Hirt was playing professionally before college, until moving to Ohio to study at the Cinciniatti Conservatory of Music. Ten years (and a whole lot of swing dancing) later, the trumpeter returned home to lead Dixieland groups, win a Grammy, record the theme song for "The Green Hornet," open his own club on Rue Bourbon, and manage to get injured while performing on a float during Mardi Gras in 1970. Hirt is buried in Metarie Cemetary.
Hola Nola: A Celebrity Mixtape Series- Vol XIII
Hola Nola- and hola Meschiya Lake, baroness of the Little Big Horns, and Frenchmen St. fixture. Originally from South Dakota, Lake moved to New Orleans with the Circus in 2000, started as a street performer, and would often be found performing on Royal with the Loose Marbles. As we wish all true talents would, she eventually worked her way indoors.
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