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MARDI

May 23rd

Joe Goldburg Jazz Trio

Bamboula’s, 3PM

Jam out to some clarinet and saxophone

 

Alexandra Marzano-Lesnevich

Garden District Books, 6PM

The author will read and discuss her new memoir, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

 

Dine For The Animals

Vessel NOLA, 6PM

Dine for a great cause benefitting the SPCA

 

Concert Series Encore

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Food, drinks, music in a lovely garden

 

LOGAN NOIR

Prytania Theater, 730PM

One night only, Q+A to follow

 

Le Cinema et Les Mots

Français à la carte, 8:30PM

Discover the 1969 cult French film Trafic, by director Jacques Tati

 

Brass Lightning

Sidney Saloon, 10PM

Support by the BoomDocs

 

Steve Mignano Band

Apple Barrel, 10:30PM

Get down with some funky electric feels

MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

Coco Robicheaux Passes

Iconic Bluesman & Friend to NOLA Heads "Home"



Bluesman and local icon Coco Robicheaux died Friday evening after suffering a heart attack at the Apple Barrel on Frenchmen Street, bar staff said. According to witnesses, paramedics were able to briefly revive the local legend. Bar staff said he passed an hour later at a local hospital. One confidante described his last words simply as, "I'm home."

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Coco Robicheaux Passes


Bluesman and local icon Coco Robicheaux died Friday evening after suffering a heart attack at the Apple Barrel on Frenchmen Street, bar staff said. According to witnesses, paramedics were able to briefly revive the local legend. Bar staff said he passed an hour later at a local hospital. One confidante described his last words simply as, "I'm home."


Dr. House Sings the Blues


Dr. House sightings have been plentiful in New Orleans since the man who plays him on TV, Hugh Laurie, decided New Orleans was his "Jerusalem." Laurie traded the cane for the keys recently to record a New Orleans blues album, Let Them Talk. And, what a surprise! You can also see him on TV! On Friday, PBS will screen a "Great Performances" episode that has about the best French Quarter setting this side of Sweet Emma. To provide attendant hype, Laurie has been making rounds on the interview circuit, talking about what New Orleans and the music mean to him. Diagnoses here, here and here.


Little Freddie King's Neighborhood Gig


MARIGNY TRIANGLE- Little Freddie King is New Orleans Blues royalty, but seeking an audience with the King's Court ain't always easy. However, tonight, the legend gets local with a free gig at Iggy's. The small corner institution has pulled out the pool table and put on their party hats to make way for the Man and his Guitar. Fun starts at ten. NoDef will be there. (Touro & North Rampart.)


Burnin' Down da' House


Hugh Laurie is known to Brits as half of comedic legend, Fry & Laurie, and known to Yanks as House, the eccentric doctor on Fox (based on Sherlock Holmes!) Well, soon he will be known to all as "New Orleans Bluesman!" Or, at least he's recording an album of New Orleans Music.


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