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Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker

 

Irvin Mayfield’s Birthday Celebration

Royal Sonesta, 8p.m.

Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests

 

Pine Leaf Boys

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Local grammy nominees take the stage

 

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

State of the Screen: Film Picks for the Week


By Ashley Rouen

Thanksgiving is a popular time for folks to head to the movies. The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 1 held a five-day streak at number one through the holidays, grossing 82.6 million dollars. While big blockbusters hog much of the movie going hype, many local theatres set out to bring classic and independent films to the big screen.


Today in NOLA: 12.1.14


The Saints finally stole a win over the Steelers yesterday (Nov 30) after three losses in a row. To start off the week after Thanksgiving, Walter Isaacson speaks again on his new book The Innovators and Melissa Etheridge plays at the Saegner. For those still working off the tryptophan from last week’s Turkey Day, NoDef suggests taking to the theatres. The Prytania is showing The Hunger Games Mockingjay until Dec 4, but if the dystopian world of Katniss Everdeen isn’t your thing, Zeitgeist and Indywood feature some great, off the beaten path films as well.


Today in Nola 11.14.14


Bookworms, get on your mark. The New Orleans Book Festival begins this evening with a special concert at the Latter Library. But the literary adventure doesn't stop there. It's opening night for Rusalka, a dark operatic retelling of the famous Little Mermaid tale, and a screening of Citizen Kane closes out Movie in the Garden. 


Film Review: The Shootist


No, John Wayne wasn’t dying when he made The Shootist, which plays  this Sunday and Wednesday at 10a.m. at the Prytania Theater. The old man had been breathing on one lung since before he made The Sons of Katie Elder (1965). He did tote an oxygen tank everywhere he went. He had a wracking cough, and was physically pushing himself. With only one lung, John Wayne still chained-smoked.


NOLA-Listers: Hollywood's Party Scene Hits NOLA


By Jason Raymond

How soon before New Orleans becomes a “Hollywood lunch" town? That storied SoCal entertainment establishment, the Hollywood party, is beginning to appear on the Hollywood South scene.


Film Review: Gone Girl


By Jason Raymond

After sitting through the endless, endless Gone Girl, I looked up the run times of David Fincher’s last seven movies. Here’s the list:


Film Review: John Wick


By Jason Raymond

While it seems I review a “ one man kills entire Russian Mob” movie once a month, John Wick has clearly risen to the top of those movies and even recent action movies. People often ask me if I like “normal movies” wherein lots of people get shot to death under preposterous circumstances while everyone displays minimal emotion. Sure, I do sometimes and this is one of them. John Wick rates higher than Liam Neeson’s recent A Walk Among the Tombstones. It’s at least twice the equal of The Equalizer.


Smothered & Others

John Schneider Talks Filmmaking



Actor/Director/Writer John Schneider does a mean Christopher Walken impression. The man who described himself “a Westchester County boy” (outside of New York City), slipped into Walken's voice, mimicking his interviewer’s snobby elocution. And the impersonation is spot-on. Schneider, the man, quickly turns out to be far, far more complex and insightful than the TV roles that made him famous.  


Today in NOLA: 10.21.14


Hard hitting film abounds this Tuesday, with Spike Lee’s oeuvre Do the Right Thing screening at Dillard University and Big Charity playing today and tomorrow night at the Joy Theater. Wayne Curtis discusses the journey of Edward Payson Weston across the country by foot in 1909, and indie rock band Warpaint hit the Republic along with special guest Liam Finn. On this date in 2002, former Governor Edwin Edwards finally reported to prison in Fort Worth, TX after 10 years of trials and delays.


NO Film Fest Lagniappe: Events for 10.19.14


By Jason Raymond

Having opened with its red-carpet screening and gala reception Thursday night, the New Orleans Film Festival offers plenty of receptions and events along wiht the actual films. Here are some things to check out today.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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