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Today in NOLA: 10.23.14

With Prospect.3 about to descend upon New Orleans, Thursday is the perfect night to go visit some of the local museums in the area. Tulane University will host a gallery reception at the Newcomb Art Gallery this evening, and Ogden After Hours features a fais do-do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears. The Delta Saints will bring their “Bourbon-fueld bayou rock” to Publiq House, and Julian Benasis will bring electro- house grooves to Republic. On this day in Louisiana history, Wilson “Boozoo” Chavis was born in Lake Charles (1930). 

Teen Shot to Death in Desire

New Orleans woke up to another dead teenager this morning. NOPD are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15 year old man in the Desire neighborhood. Police say that there have been 121 murders in New Orleans in 2014.

Today in NOLA: 10.21.14

Hard hitting film abounds this Tuesday, with Spike Lee’s oeuvre Do the Right Thing screening at Dillard University and Big Charity playing today and tomorrow night at the Joy Theater. Wayne Curtis discusses the journey of Edward Payson Weston across the country by foot in 1909, and indie rock band Warpaint hit the Republic along with special guest Liam Finn. On this date in 2002, former Governor Edwin Edwards finally reported to prison in Fort Worth, TX after 10 years of trials and delays.

Order in the Court: Criminal Court Judicial Candidates on the Issues

On Election Day, New Orleanians will be picking judges as well as legislators. While the Senate race has generated a national media frenzy, the judge positions have slipped under the radar making the choice a bit more difficult. Fortunately, NoDef’s friends at WYES-TV are making the choice a little easier. As part of their ongoing initiative RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, in partnership with ProjectJusticeNOLA, hey invited Criminal District Court Judge candidates to answer the following questions about court governance, efficiency, and policy. 

Today in NOLA: 10.20.14

After a busy festival weekend and demoralizing Saints game, take in a film screening or author lecture at one of the city’s many cultural outlets.  Many of tonight’s topics center on life in contemporary Louisiana, whether it be state’s rapidly eroding coast or the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010.

Arrest Made in FQ Hate Crime

The French Quarter is no stranger to crime. Over the last year, the historic district has been the setting for shootings, muggings, and credit card fraud. Early Friday (10.17) a rarer offense was added to the roster. NOPD have made one arrest and identified a second suspect in a hate crime.


Bjork-ing It Out

NoDef's Critic Reviews the Icelandic Artist's Two Films

The Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Theater brings two films about the Icelandic international music figure Björk Friday. The first is a British documentary When Bjork Met Attenborough discussing the influences of science on the pop star as she made her 2011 album Biophilia. The second is a concert film, Björk: Biophilia Live, a recount of her last stop on the Biophilia tour at Alexandra Place in London last September. The film premiered in America at the Tribeca Film Festival last April.

Today in NOLA: 10.17.14

Let the reminiscing commence this Friday evening, as bands from all over seek to channel the wayward days of your misspent youth. “Where-are-they-now?” groups like Soul Asylum (at Tipitina’s) and Brand New (at the Civic Theatre) will endeavor to make you feel not too much older, as another nostalgia-embracing group the Generationals brings jangly indie pop to One Eyed Jacks. Everyone’s favorite deranged Russian band Debauche celebrate their second album release, and the New Orleans Film Festival rolls on into its second night. On this day in 1861, General Mansfield Lovell arrived in New Orleans.

Big Event for a Little Parade

Krewe Formerly Known as "'tit Rex" Auctions Shoebox Sized Floats

The smallest of Carnival krewes is getting a little bigger. The krewe formerly known as ’tit Rex, known for their shoebox sized floats (and legal spat with Rex) is putting 17 of their shoebox sized floats on the auction block at a fundraiser on November 13th. Proceeds will go towards increasing pay for musicians in the parade, hiring an additional band, and the Roots of Music.

Roots Royalty

Luke Winslow King Talks About his Latest Release

If the Blues and BBQ Fest on Friday (10.17,) does not slake your thirst for NOLA music, swing by the Blue Nile to catch an album release party of Luke Winslow King’s latest compilation Everlasting Arms. The show is slated for 10p.m. after the festival in Lafayette Square finishes up. Little Freddie King will play with Luke to showcase a project they’ve been working on together, and trumpeter Johnny Sansonne is set to play the next set. Everlasting Arms stacked shelves on September 30th and celebrates an array of jazz, blues and rock sounds. King spoke to NoDef about the work.

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