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The Music Box Village's Grand Re-Opening



New Orleans Airlift's Music Box Village has become not only one of the most important arts venues in the Bywater neighborhood, but in NOLA overall. In 2017 alone, the Village saw everything from Martin Quintron's orchestral interpretation of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" along with top NOLA musicians and the weather-responsive analog synth Weather Warlock, to Aurora Nealand's The Monocle, to seasonal solstice parties, to Tank and the Bangas recording their entry for their now award-winning NPR Tiny Desk video. On Saturday, the team celebrated its official fall reopening. Brandon Robert was on hand to capture the night's proceedings. 


Today in NOLA 9.16.17


Today, celebrate the grand reopening of Music Box Village in the Bywater. Annunciation Park is taken over by an epic arts festival dedicated to hispanic heritage in New Orleans. Fashion and furry creatures come together at the 10th annual Bad to the Bone runway show, while some of the city's greatest musicians perform at Art Klub. On this day in 1964, The Beatles played City Park Stadium for $5 a ticket. Now, more details for today's festivities. 


Today in NOLA 6.29.17


This Thursday, get to talkin’ jazz, enjoy the talents of Andrew Duhon, support a smashing of stigma, lhear some stories at one of the city's most unique venues, or cool off with some free ice cream and comedy. On this day in 1967, famous actress Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car accident along Hwy 90. She was not decapitated, contrary to popular belief. Her children, including Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU) were also in the accident. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 6.17.17


This Saturday, stroll your way to and through the art galleries of Julia Street, hang with the Chewbacchus krewe at the weirdest science fair in town, celebrate the summer solstice with a plant-themed dance party, or channel your inner Jack Sparrow and throw on your best pirate getup. On this day in 1978, the Gentilly streetcar ran for the final time. Now, more of today's happenings. 


Flower Power


This Saturday, an epic plant-themed experiential party will channel the powers of the summer solstice and inspire New Orleanians to come into bloom, as the team at the Airlift’s Music Box Village host a seasonal shindig at their Bywater home, neighboring the End of the World. 


Today in NOLA 5.31.17


Keep this rainy week bright with music, music, and more music this hump day. If that's not enough, there's an opportunity to get your groove on for a great cause benefitting Music Box Village. On this day in 1985, Tom Benson bought the Saints for $70,204,000 from John M. Mecom Jr., who was the team’s first majority stockholder. 


Digital Get Down

Aurora Nealand's The Monocle Ensemble Explores Love & Technology at Music Box Village



Aurora Nealand’s show Saturday (5.27) at the Airlift's Music Box Village could fittingly be compared to a post-America apocalyptic fairytale. Drawing from Nealand’s new politically charged, indie-electronic accordion album recorded as her alter ego The Monocle, Kind Humankind, the performance was made spectacular from Shannon Stewart's precise choreography, to Nealand's multi-facted performance, moving from poetry to prolific accordion playing. 


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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