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Today in NOLA: 6.03.16

The humidity is rising, but so is the volume today. Mystikal, Debauche, and Ike Stubbleflield are all setting their amps to 11 this evening. Plus, check out an art opening, the Stooges, or Colin Lake. On this day in history, men working at the Mint lost their title as federal employees after Louisiana seceded from the Union (1861), and Gov. Henry W. Allen delivered his farewell address at the end of the Civil War (1865). Don't lose today before checking these out:

Mystikal Thrills Fans With Halloween Track

Mystikal’s last hit was a collaboration with Mark Ronson. However, the local artist’s latest hit is look back at his roots. On Thursday (10.08) Mystikal thrilled fans with the surprise release of “Monsta” a Halloween themed track with lots of samples from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Today in New Orleans: 4.19.14

This Easter weekend, there is Earth Day Fest, an Easter Keg Hunt from NOLA Brewing, and a book reading and signing for a local author’s new  courtroom drama. On this day in 1960, Gov. Jimmie Davis was elected. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in New Orleans 2.11.14

Tonight, local folk rockers Hurray for the Riff Raff are celebrating their latest album release. Meanwhile, local hip-hop greats-turned mainstream, Juvenile and Mystikal, are also releasing their latest collaboration. On this day in 1965, black pro football players boycotted the AFL All-Star game in New Orleans, on the grounds that the league was practicing discrimination. Click through for more to do this Tuesday. 

Master P, Mystikal Offer HOPE to Keep Kids From Violence

Once marching in lockstep as No Limit Soldiers, Master P and Mystikal are in different hip-hop camps these days. But they're still willing to come together to speak out against violence on New Orleans streets. The pair will headline the Let the Kids Grow Foundation's “HOPE” Day Out Against Crime from noon until 4pm at Berhman Stadium Park located at 2529 General Meyer Ave. in Algiers, followed by a concert featuring NOLA hip-hop royalty.

NoDef Nods: Music

New Orleans Sounds of 2012 and A Look Ahead to 2013

The year in New Orleans music was full of Grammys, viral videos and unfortunate losses. It all adds up to a historically insular music scene on the verge of getting the national recognition it's always deserved. We look back at 2012 and look ahead to 2013:

Open Season: Music

Bountiful Bookings Slated Across New Orleans This Fall

With the local spring festival season often crowded and the ever-expanding national summer festival season pulling in more and more acts, New Orleans citizens know all too well the feeling of viewing their favorite bands’ tour schedules and seeing their city leapfrogged and left out.  But we have finally come to fall, and event calendars around town are filling up quickly with out of town acts as well as unique local alternatives and new combinations of old favorites.

New Mystikal Release Expected During Prison Term

Even if you can't get a fresh dose of Mystikal in person while he's in jail, there will still be a chance to hear that familiar voice. The New Orleans rapper, who is fresh off a set at Jazz Fest last week, has also been recording new music in advance of his scheduled Monday reporting date for an 81-day prison term for violating his probation, and plans to release a mixtape while he's in the clink. To get more details about what's in store for a comeback rapper who will have to make another comeback, Billboard caught up with him in that city where you find most New Orleans rappers: Miami. Read the interview here.

A Handful of JazzFest: 5 Acts to Watch on Friday, May 4

On Friday at the Jazz Fest, it's your only chance to see a legendary soul singer, a local rapper plays one of his last gigs before heading back to jail and some serious acoustic guitar shredding is planned to close out the day. Make scanning the cubes a little easier with these suggestions:

Mystikal to Serve 3 More Months in Jail

After JazzFest, Mystikal is heading back to jail. The much-loved New Orleans rapper, who just released a new single, was ordered back to prison for 90 days starting May 14 because he violated probation. According to The Advocate, the recent Cash Money Records signee, who was released in 2010 after serving six years for committing extorting and sexual battery against his hair dresser, was arrested in February on a domestic abuse battery charge in Ascension Parish.

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