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Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)
This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews
Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)
Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)
After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10
Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)
French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales
Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)
Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)
Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)
Brass band jam on Magazine Street!
Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)
With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more
Tipitina's (9 p.m.)
Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more
Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)
Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs
NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)
Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together
House of Blues (9 p.m.)
Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour
Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)
Bluesy New Orleans guitar
Today in New Orleans 4.14.14
Tonight, superstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is at Tulane, the French Alliance (L’Alliance Francaise) is showing a comedy starring Audrey Tatou, and blues-rock band Charlie Patton’s War is performing at the Howlin’ Wolf Den. On this day in 1865, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t that a Shame” was released.
French Quarter Fest After Hours: 4.12.14
Once the fest is done, the party goes on 'til Sun. On Saturday night in the clubs, Better Than Ezra hosts a giant fundraiser at the House of Blues, brass bands head to Blue Nile and Tip's, while a pair of dance parties unfurl on St. Claude and in Mid-City. Peruse all of tonight's post-French Quarter Fest happenings:
Suspect Sought in Saturday 7th Ward Shooting
A man was shot on St. Bernard Ave. in the 7th Ward early Saturday morning, and police are looking for the perp. Just after midnight, Myles Dolliole, 49, and a 40-year-old man got into an argument in the 1600 block of St. Bernard Ave.
Melissa Harris-Perry Moving from Tulane to Wake Forest
Melissa Harris-Perry is heading to North Carolina. The current Tulane professor and MSNBC host will join her alma mater of Wake Forest University, according to a news release from Wake Forest.
Into the Fire
Brews News: Cajun Fire Brewing's Big Idea
With a recent boost from a victory at a local competition for entrepreneurs, the team behind Cajun Fire Brewing is poised to bring their beer and their story to a wider local audience.
Dashing NOLA Celebrates Grand Opening
by Hillary Ervin
Dashing NOLA, the bicycle boutique at 628 N. Rampart St., is marking French Quarter Fest 2014 with a Grand Opening celebration from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday (4/12). The event offers a chance to stop in and meet the team powering this funky new storefront space right across from Armstrong Park.
Today in New Orleans: 4.12.14
French Quarter Fest continues, and Better than Ezra is having their annual philanthropic performance at House of Blues. Jazz vocalist Cindy Scott is singing at the Louisiana Music Factory this afternoon. On this day in 1861, Louisiana General PGT Beauregard began the Civil War with the first shots on Fort Sumner. Now, more to do this Saturday.
Pols Reeling Over Shortened Red Snapper Season
In the midst of the pressure cooker of a U.S. Senate race, it's rare that political rivals agree on anything. But in Louisiana, red snapper fishing is having a rare unifying power for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep Bill Cassidy. Over the last two days, the opponents in the fall election have spoken out against the great injustice that looms with the potential of the shortest red snapper fishing season ever recorded in the Bayou State.
Arrest Made in 2 Carrollton-Area Home Invasions
Updated 5:35 p.m.
New Orleans police arrested a man "in the act" of a home invasion and sexual assault in the Carrollton area on Wednesday evening, Chief Ronal Serpas said Thursday. James Johnson, 21, is also one of three suspected perpetrators of another home invasion on Friday, April 4, in the 7800 block of Panola St.
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