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Today in NOLA 9.9.17


This Saturday, celebrate the great Mississippi at the Downriver Festival. Intramural Productions stages a play by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard. The Ogden hosts a curatorial talk, while Grow On hosts an artists showcase. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Saints first game in NOLA, beginning the longstanding rivalry against the Atlanta Falcons. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA 8.23.17


Looking to ball out on a budget? Not a problem, as there are some amazing free events around town today. Bar Redux hosts an outdoor screening of the black comedy Brit flick Trainspotting, while The New Movement founders return for their weekly improv show. Get down without breaking the bank at One Eyed Jacks at the burlesque dance party, or shape up at the Jazz Museum without spending a dime. On this judge in 2002, a three-judge court appeals panel unanimously rejected Edwin Edwards appeal on convictions. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Women of Note Explores Female Jazz Artists in NOLA


After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by a renewed consideration of women’s rights in the political sphere, technology, the workplace, and culture. A new exhibition at the New Orleans Jazz Museum sheds a light on the profound influence of female music makers in the Crescent City jazz scene that has been dominated by their male counterparts over the past century. 

 


Today in NOLA 8.3.17


Today, learn about the women who shaped jazz at the Jazz Museum's new exhibition. James Taylor will roll through the arena with His All-Star Band, while 2Chainz takes the Joy Theater stage. Gypsy returns to the Summer Lyric Theatre. On this day in 1975, the Superdome opened for the first time. Musicians Pete Fountain and Al Hirt performed at the ceremony. Now, more to do this Thursday.  


Today in NOLA 5.24.17


Today, ramp up your fitness in an appropriately New Orleans way at the Mint, get down in Lafayette Square, have the New Orleans dance party brought to you by the Big Easy Playboys, or enjoy some multi-media art at the Hi-Ho Lounge. 53 years ago on this day, New Orleans resident, Carol Burgard Crosby was one of the first people to crash through the Causeway railing, plunge into the lake, and survive.


Today in NOLA 4.13.17


This Wednesday, Chris Brown returns to the arena. Eric Benét and Marsha Ambrosius bring their talents to the HOB stage, while the Ogden stays open late for Helen Gillet. Learn about the half-fast life of Pete Fountain at the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s free lecture. Happy Birthday to Cosimo Matassa, born on this day in 1926. Now, more to do this Thursday. 

 

Ogden After Hours (Ogden Museum, 6PM)


A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum Celebrates Pete Fountain



2017 marked the first Mardi Gras in over forty years that Pete Fountain did not lead his merry krewe through Uptown to wake up the city to the day’s offerings. The legendary clarinetist died last August, but New Orleanians could take comfort that during Carnival his spirit was very much alive. There is a similar feeling walking through The New Orleans Jazz Museum’s new exhibition, “Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast.” Perhaps it's the dozens of album covers, Jazz Fest posters, and photographs that cover the walls, or perhaps it’s the life-sized figure of Fountain himself holding court in the corner of the exhibition room — but within the walls of the Old U.S. Mint, Fountain never left us. 


Today in NOLA 2.22.17


Tonight, rock legend Sting is performing at the Lakefront Arena. If you're looking for more local music, Delfeayo Marsalis is leading The Uptown Jazz Orchestra on Frenchmen at his weekly gig, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays up the street. Or, check out the Krewe of Nyx and the Krewe of Ancient Druids as they kick off the week-long countdown to Mardi Gras. On this day in 1936, Ernie K-Doe, New Orleans music star and self-proclaimed “Emperor of the World,” was born at Charity Hospital. Now, more music to check out this Wednesday.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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