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April 29th

The Funky Meters

Tip’s. 9p.m.

NOLA funk originators

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Los Lobos

Republic, 8p.m.

Famed Mexican-American rockers

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

The Roots with Hot 8

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Tribute Clarence “Trixie” Slaugher

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

“I Can Play Drum”

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Freeman & Weedie Percussion Night

 

Marcia Ball

Le Petit, 9p.m.

NOLA’s top songstress

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

All aboard for NOLA trumpet great!

 

Tuba Skinny

D.b.a., 6p.m.

Trad jazz greats for the swing dance set

 

Communion

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

My Jerusalem, Purple, Los Coast and Luxley

Forum on the Future of New Orleans Journalism, Live Streamed


From 7-9 p.m. tonight at Loyola University's Nunemaker Auditorium, media mavens and the public are gathered at a forum to consider the future of New Orleans journalism in the wake of the cuts at the Times-Picayune. At the forum, the panel and public will consider what kind of news and information they want, and how they want it delivered. For those who can't make it, The Lens is live streaming the event.


Jack Dempsey, Legend in His Own Time, Passes


Down near the end of Poland Avenue, there's a neighborhood steak and seafood joint that seems like a relic from its own time. Jack Dempsey's is legendary around the Bywater, and it turns out its not named for the legendary heavyweight champion. According to the T-P, the restaurant's namesake is a longtime local crime reporter who was the sort of guy that would pretend he was a doctor to get stories and sing Huey Long's theme song at parties. He was never called the champ, but he signed all of his stories "ALIHOT" - A legend in his own time. Da Paper has the obit for Dempsey, who died today at age 92.


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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