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September 4th

Mötley Crüe

Smoothie King Center, 8p.m.

The heavy metal band’s final tour

 

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music

 

Saints vs. Packers

Lambeau Field, 6p.m.

Last preseason game

 

 

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Arts and Letters with Thomas Beller

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Free evening of music this week ft. Flow Tribe and Stoop Kids

 

futureBased + Carneyval

Republic, 10p.m. 

Get your electronic fix

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September 5th

Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest

Lakefront Arean, 8p.m.

Salt N Pepa, Slick Rick and others take Nola

 

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Celebration of the state’s seafood and music

 

Disorientation

Howlin’ Wolf, 9:30p.m.

Naughty Professor + Elysian Feel and more

 

 

Bourbon Street Extravaganza

Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, 6p.m.

Free outdoor concert as part of Southern Decadence

 

Crescent City Farmer’s Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market

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September 6th

Louisiana Seafood Festival 

City Park Festival Grounds, 11a.m.

Last day to grab some seafood and catch some jams

 

Mistress America

Prytania, 12p.m.;2p.m.;4p.m.;6p.m.;8p.m.;10p.m.

A college freshman is seduced by her step-sister’s mad schemes

 

What So Not

Republic, 9p.m.

Australian electronic music project

 

September Open Mic & Slam

Old Marquer Theater, 6:30p.m.

Monthly slam and fundraiser 

 

Southern Decadence Walking Parade

Golden Lantern, 2p.m.

Pride and parades

K10: La Renaissance de la Nouvelle-Orléans


An Op-Ed by Alexandre Vialou of nolafrancaise.com

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal levees destroyed lives and the physical infrastructure of the City of New Orleans. With it, the indigenous connection that had existed between New Orleanians and their French cultural heritage for 297 years was -yet again- put to test. Iconic Cajun and Creole restaurants had to close, local french-singing musicians were scattered all around the nation. Uncertainty even surrounded the fate of Carnival in 2006.


K10: No White Flags


Many portions of the Recovery elicit controversy. When Gleason blocked an Atlanta punt in 2006, he earned a spot in locals' hearts. Then, the courage that the former Saint later displayed in the face of ALS coupled with his devotion to his adopted home moved the entire City. Ten years after the Federal Flood, Gleason has published an open letter about NOLA and Evacuteer.org.


Danny Coy


It seems as though New Orleans gets whacked by a storm (including The Storm) on the same dates at the end of August. However, Cassandras worried about Hurricane Danny blaming NOLA amidst the K10 commemorations can revel in some relief. The National Weather Service (NWS) says that Danny is weakening.


Mega Bust!


The MegaBus may be moving from the Marigny to the Union Passenger Terminal, but the line’s problems are far from over. Late Friday (8.21) afternoon, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite unsealed an indictment alleging that a drug trafficking ring has been using Mega Bus as transit.


State of Play: 8.21-8.26


The lull before the storm ahs begun. The theatre scene in NOLA is in the midst of a reprieve in advance of fall seasson. However, there are still some shows to see. The Cradle Will Rock, Flowers in the Attic, and What Difference Does It Make are continuing their sucessful runs.


Voodoo Casts A Wider Spell


Johnny Rotten has not faded away. In fact, the punk legend will be playing the 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. The Halloween weekend fest announced the addition of John Lydon’s Public Image to the lineup today. EDM favorite Steve Angello as well as Metric, Peaches and Ruby Amanfu will also be joining the bill.


POTUS Time


After Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees broke, the absence of then President George W. Bush provided a conspicuous exclamation point to the federal government’s lack of action. The current POTUS will not be making the same mistake during the ten year anniversary commemorations. Obama will be visiting NOLA on August 27th according to the White House.


Checkpoint Charlies


The time for crushing some beers at backyard barbecues is growing slim. But, do not over imbibe and drive especially not this week. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced beefed up drunk driving checkpoints set for the next few days.


Pay Day! Mitch Signs Living Wage Ordinance


While the concept of the “living wage” will undoubtably continue to hit headlines nationally as election season continues, in New Orleans progress is at hand. On Monday (8.17), Mayor Mitch signed into law an ordinance that requires city contractors and recipients of grants to pay (or be paid) a “living wage” of $10.55 per hour and provide a minimum of seven paid sick days.


Room 220

Please Forward: An Interview With Cynthia Joyce



A decade on, their images endlessly recycled on-screen, it is hard in the swirl of activity surrounding the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to forget how shocking those first visuals were. The scenes of devastation broadcast in living rooms, airports, motels, and restaurants around the country seem indelibly inked on our national mind, to the point where they are now a familiar part of our visual lexicon.


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Contributors:

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,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock