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January 26th

Kate Voegele (CANCELLED)

The Beatnik, 8p.m.

Now Nashville based, former One Tree Hill musical starlet brings her acoustic set to New Orleans

 

Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

Sixers take on the Pelicans on their home turf

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring an instrument and join in (free)

 

Charmaine Neville Band

Snug Harbor, 8p.m. & 10p.m.

Neville niece brings her soul and her band to Frenchmen

 

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

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.


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.


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