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Fest at Night, 4.30.14

Before artists fill the stages on the Fair Grounds for the second weekend of Jazz Fest, they are performing in smaller venues from Freret St. to the Marigny. The New Resonance Orchestra is debuting their latest musical, crooner Tom Jones is at House of Blues, and Theresa Andersson is performing at City Park. More to do tonight. 

NOLA Rapper Dee-1 Ends Tour at Republic

Local artist Dee-1 is coming home for the holidays, following his tour with Lupe Fiasco. After signing with RCA in November, the conscious rapper is playing a show at The Republic tonight. 

Today in New Orleans 12.18.13

Tonight, Sister Act is at the Saenger, author Debhorah Burst is reading and signing copies of her latest book at the Marigny Opera House, and there’s more free jazz in Jackson Square. On this day in 1948, WDSU became the first TV station in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

NOLA Rapper 'Shah' Talks Debut EP

As New Orleans’ hip-hop scene grows, the city is beginning to attract rappers who were born outside of the 504. Shah, a native of Toronto, splits his time between New York and New Orleans. The emerging rapper talked to NoDef about the Big Easy, his inspirations, and his uncommon career path. 

Today in New Orleans 11.6.13

Tonight, close out Frenchmen's first improvisational music fest, see some Irish indie rock in the Quarter, or check out German garage punk on St. Claude. On this day in 1965, Victor Schiro was reelected Mayor of New Orleans. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Review: 2 Cellos Make Classical Pop with Top 40 Covers (PHOTOS)

Photos by Lisa Cates, Review by Robin Cates

After reading a description of 2 Cellos I was curious to see them play, but upon viewing their press photos, I became obligated.  Who knew there could be such hot babes playing classical instruments?   Initially, my attendance was to lurk, but I walked away totally stunned by the performance.  

Today in New Orleans 10.29.13

Tonight, Celtic/folk, updated classical, and legendary lo-fi take over New Orleans' stages. On this day in 1989, former Governor David Treen passed away. Now, more to do this Tuesday: 

Cray Day: Robert Cray Brings Bluesy Set to Civic

The brand of blues on stage last night at the Civic Theater (510 O’Keefe) took a turn from New Orleans’ typical blues-jazz-funk hybrid. After 35 years performing, Robert Cray still puts on a lively, albeit simple, set. The new CBD venue was the perfect fit for the calm atmosphere, and they redid the floor and scaled back on the lights for the occasion. 

Today in New Orleans 8.14.13

Tonight, the Austin-based duo Technicolor Hearts is on St. Claude, with Hill Country Hounds Uptown at the Maple Leaf. On this day in 1903, Albert Batson was hanged in Calcasieu Parish after being tried and convicted for murdering five members of the Earle family. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Neutral Milk Hotel, Esperanza Spalding Added to Civic Theatre Comeback Calendar

The Civic Theatre is keeping the booking mojo working this summer. With an already-strong fall lineup including Russell Brand, Steve Earle and John Waters, the reawakened and renovated CBD theatre at 510 O'Keefe Ave. is already looking ahead to February with a pair of recent bookings. Athens indie rock legends Neutral Milk Hotel are set to for a stop on their reunion tour on Feb. 20, and the New Orleans Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding to town on Feb. 6, 2014.

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