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Today in NOLA: 5.20.16

Ready to get your boogaloo on in Mid City today? If you’re more of nightowl, there are plenty of other options to catch live music, indoors and out. Happy Birthday to local singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill, who was born on this day in 1959. Now for more of today's happenings:

Today in NOLA: 3.11.16

The rain is coming down and school is cancelled, but there is still plenty to do tonight. In the Quarter, a parade will be rolling. BUKU Fest is by the river. It’s 311 Day! Plus, the New Orleans Suspects, Nayo Jones, and Who’s Bad are all still gigging. On this day in 1861, delegates from South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas adopted the constitution of the confederacy. Now, more to do this Friday. 

Today In NOLA 11.27.15

Today in New Orleans, dance off a few of those holiday pounds with Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Tipitina’s or the New Orleans Suspects at the Maple Leaf. Young Jeezy will celebrate his album release at Republic, and the Pelicans take on the Clippers. On this day in 1982, Tulane beat LSU in the Tigers' home turf in what marked the Green Wave's first Baton Rouge victory in 34 years. Now, more Friday happenings. 

Today in New Orleans: 2.27.14

The parades are here all weekend, and Muses is rolling tonight. Psychedelic electronica band Papadosio is at Tip’s, and the New Orleans Suspects are performing a free post-parade show in the Warehouse District. On this day in 1827, New Orleans kicked off her first ever Mardi Gras. Now, more to do on Muses Thursday. 

Today in New Orleans 8.9.13

Tonight, the New Orleans Suspects play for free at Tipitina's, and Bonerama is in Mid-City. Downtown, Meta the Man and Logarda at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1965, the catastrophic Hurricane Betsy hit Louisiana. Now, more to do this Friday.

Widespread Panic Set for 3-Night Halloween Weekend Haunt

Along with Boo and Voodoo, Widespread Panic will grip New Orleans over Halloween weekend. On the heels of their extra long JazzFest set in the spring, Widespread Panic is set for a three-night stand at UNO's Lakefront Arena from Oct. 31-Nov. 2. As always, the Southern rock ramblers are looking to spread some jam around to the locals.

Krewe du Vieux Shakedown Show

Krewe du Vieux is coming early in 2013, but before they blow their load, they’re offering the public some civilized entertainment. Tonight at Howlin’ Wolf, the Krewe’s Shakedown Benefit is bringing Dr. John, George Porter Jr., Bonerama, and many more to the stage, giving crowds an all star lineup to support the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. We talked to Krewe du Vieux’s 2013 Queen and  NOMC’s executive director Bethany Bultman about health, wealth, and coming loudly.

Today in New Orleans 12.28.12

Celebrate the start of the weekend with art after hours, brass on Frenchmen, and the Nite Tripper at House of Blues. On this day in 1862, the former state Capitol was burned by Union soldiers. Now, more ways to kick off your weekend.

Today in New Orleans: 9.29.12

Today, LSU takes on Towson, a run and a concert raise money to restore Professor Longhair's house, the New Orleans Suspects continue recording their new live album and Lindy Hop Fest continues.On this day in Louisiana history, a major hurricane hit Louisiana, killing 275 (1915), and Rock n Roll innovator Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Ferriday (1935). Here's the rest of the roster for this Saturday:

Today in New Orleans 9.28.12

This Friday in the Big Easy, enjoy some soul at the Blue Nile, hear from the city’s Mardi Gras Indians at the Healing Center, and become part of a live recording Uptown at the Maple Leaf. City Park will be filled with LOVE in the Garden, and author John Shelton Reed will give his audience a taste of life in the French Quarter circa 1920. On September 28, 1868, the Opelousas Massacre left between 200-300 African-Americans dead over the right to vote. Now for more on today’s events:

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