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Today in New Orleans 5.2.13


Jazz Fest starts up again today! If you’re in the mood for something a little less crowded, Kermit Ruffins is playing Armstrong Park, and the Botanical Gardens in City Park are hosting some Latin beats. On this day in 1964, the Dixie Cups’ “Going to the Chapel” entered the Billboard R&B chart. Now, more ways to kick off your second Jazz Fest weekend. Check back for after dark events.


Today in New Orleans 4.27.13


If you’re looking for something to do on your way to the Fairgrounds, stop by 12 Mile Limit for a musical brunch. Later on, see Dr. John, or head to the Marigny for some giant puppets. On this day in 1874, the White League formed to intimidate African-Americans from voting and oust Republicans from office. Now, more to do before, after, and during the Fest.


Today in New Orleans 4.25.13


Tonight, live outdoor concerts from the Treme to Mid-City, New Orleans’ Second Annual Puppet Festival, and Ogden After Hours. Happy Birthday to Ervin “Vin” Bruce, noted Cajun musician and Lafayette native, born on April 25, 1932. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today's Events: 3.31.12


Today, the NCAA brings us The Funky Meters, Blondie, and The Black Keys-  fo' free! Elsewhere, NOLA Drive-In returns, the Big Easy Rollergirls crack open their season and the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival carries on. This day in history, St. John the Baptist Parish was created (1807), and "I Wonder" by Louis Amstrong and His Orchestra entered the R&B Jukebox Chart (1945).


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New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival Debuts in the Bywater



It's Festival Season in New Orleans, but standing around, drinking and listening to music isn't the only order of the weekend. Down in the Bywater, the first-ever New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival offers a chance to take in some true artistry this weekend.


Today's Events: 3.29.12


Today, Otis Clay and Glen David Andrews headline a Southern Soul Throwdown at Tip's, the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival kicks off and indie rockers Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus play at the Circle Bar and . On this day in history, N.O. Parochial schools were ordered to desegregate by the Archbishop (1962), and trumpeter and longtime Olympia Brass Band leader Milton Batiste Jr. passed away in new Orleans at age 66 (2001).


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