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Dimanche

April 26th

Slayer

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Metal gods of yester-year offer an alternative to funk fest

 

Allen Toussaint

Snug Harbor, 9p.m., 11p.m.

A rare chance to see the master pianist and songwriter in a small venue

 

Helen Gillet

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Local avant-garde cellist

 

Country Music Fest

Mags, 7p.m.

Lineup includes he Best Western Swingers, Todd Day Wait's Pigpen, The Good Gollies and Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue

 

Dead Feat

Howlin Wolf

Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Acoustic Duo, Bill Kreutzmann, Billy Iuso

 

Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit

Rock n’ Bowl

 

The Nth Power

Republic

New big thing in funk mashes up with members of Dumpstaphunk, Glactic, and Bonerama

 

Adam Deitch, Donald Harrison

One Eyed Jacks

 

Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude

One Eyed Jacks

Two young Louisiana bands with distinct sound and show verging on performance art

 

The Word, Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Joy Theater

 

Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Wil Blades

Little Gem, 8p.m.

Jazz (not big brass) from three masters

 

JJ Grey & Mofro

Tips, 9p.m.

Southern rock, blues, and funk

Today in NOLA: 4.24.15


Today is the big day! The Fair Grounds open their gates for Jazz Fest this morning and the music begins. For those looking for something more mellow than the after-hour shows, there’s a great NOLA doc at Indywood and an evening event at NOMA. Also, on this day in 1877, reconstruction ended in Louisiana.


Timecode:NOLA Focuses on Indie Film at Fest


All fests do not involve music and rows of vendors. Timecode:NOLA’s latest project tends to skew more towards soundtracks and rows of sprockets. On Thursday (4.16), the Third Annual Independent Film Fest hits local screens.


Nick of Time: Films at FQF


French Quarter Fest is filled with music and food, but that’s not all. Throughout the weekend, many revelers will take a break from the sun and absorb some Crescent City culture on the silver screen.


Patois Film Fest Returns: Lineup


Today, a film festival is returning after a three year hiatus. While much has changed about the city and world in that span, the need to address social and civil rights issues has not. Patois: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival takes aim at these issues through the lens of the camera.


Short-List: Louisiana at the Oscars


Tonight, the Academy Awards air on WGNO at 6:00p.m. Louisiana must have expended her supply of glitz and glamour during Carnival. Only one film with local tie-ins made the short-list.


Today in NOLA: 1.20.15


Today established local trumpeter Kermit Ruffins does his weekly thing at Bullet's. For those who want a night off from music, Siberia is hosting trivia night and Blue Ruin is playing at Indywood. On this day in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Lewis had promised to abstain from obscenities during the show, but he broke his promise.


Hollywood South Absent at Oscars


Hollywood South had a great run at the Oscars. First, there was the feel good story of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. In 2013, Beasts of the Southern Wild received four nominations and even more cache in buzz. The following year, locally shot films like Twelve Years a Slave and Dallas Buyer’s Club dominated the awards. However, when nominations were released today (1.15), Louisiana was conspicuously missing.


Yule Jewels: Movie Listings for Christmas Eve & Day


On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, some people prefer to do their merry-making at the movies. In New Orleans, a mix of Hollywood blockbusters like The Hobbit: Five Armies and Exodus: Gods and Kings is playing along with some yule time classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. NoDef has put together a full list of the offerings in Orleans Parish for y’all.


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.


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