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Today in NOLA 6.6.17

This Tuesday, grab a pipin’ hot piece of pizza pie for a great cause, bring your younger readers to meet their favorite authors, discover a new favorite artist, or say goodbye to the disco stylings of Mamma Mia. On this day in 1998, New Orleans lost one of its cities legends. Thomas Covington Dent, writer, civil rights activist, dramatist and former executive director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, was well loved and well known throughout our fair city. Now, more about today's happenings. 

Today in NOLA 5.10.17

Today, see Helen Gillet perform at the Ace’s Three Keys with Nikki Glaspie. Creed Bratton, star of the U.S. version of The Office, will hang at Hi-Ho for a night of music and comedy. Mary Gaitskill will discuss her new book, while Bar Redux will host an outdoor screening of Polanski’s Chinatown. Pinckney Benton Stewart (P.B.S.) was born in Georgia on this day in 1837. Stewart would later become the Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Today in NOLA 3.13.17

Today, attend the public meeting hosted by the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. Neko Case is taking the stage at Pres Hall, while NOLA all-stars like St. Louis Slim and Walter "Wolfman" Washington pay tribute to one of the great at The Carver. On this day in 1919, NOLA serial killer The Axeman sent a letter to the press threatening to kill anyone not listening to jazz. Learn more about this gruesome story and catch Miriam Davis reading from her new book about the Axeman. Now, more this Monday. 

Today in NOLA 3.7.17

Today in New Orleans, explore the lives of musician Carole King and food writer M.F.K. Fisher. Or, live out your riot grrl fantasies at a screening of the 80s cult flick Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains. Justin Hayward is taking the stage at the Orpheum and the Stanton Moore Trio is doing their weekly thing at Snug Harbor. On this day in history, the Knights of Electra first used electricity in a Carnival parade in 1889. Now, read on for this Tuesday. 

Bibliophiles' Ball: Indie Bookstore Day Arrives

Independent Bookstore Day was started as a California only event last year. Following immense success, organizers decided to take the pulp and print party international. In 2015, over 400 bookstores are participating. The rest of the nation toasted tomes last week, but in NOLA we like to do things a little different. On account of Jazz Fest, the Crescent City was granted disposition to celebrate a week late on March 9.

Today in NOLA: 3.09.15

Throw back some Jameson today. If you’re in a more mellow mood, check out a screening of the The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. For younger tastes, Peter Deranges is in town signing books. On this date in 1804, the Three Flags Ceremony marked the transfer of Upper Louisiana to France, before France transferred it to the United States. Now, more to do this Monday.

Today in NOLA: 9.5.14

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the Tony-winning comedy by playwright Christopher Durang, celebrates its New Orleans premiere at Le Petit Theatre tonight. Audubon Park debuts the 2014 season of Music Under the Oaks. Flow Tribe celebrate a brand-new album at Tipitina’s, and local rapper turned national star G-Eazy brings the heat to Republic. The Big Easy autumn arts calendar is heating up:

Today in NOLA: 9.4.14

Jazz in the Park kicks off its sixth season tonight with To Be Continued Brass Band and the Shannon Powell Band at Armstrong Park. The NOLA Project’s new production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest opens at NOCCA. Plus, a jazz trio at the Ogden and two more chances to check out restaurant-themed items from the vaults of the Louisiana State Museum. Get all the details for Thursday:

Today in NOLA: 8.26.14

Marine, MBA, and newly minted novelist Michael Pitre appears at Octavia Books this evening, presenting his new book, Five and Twenty-Fives. The Blue Nile’s Open Ears series presents a taste of Italy, with saxophonist Piero Bittolo Bon and vocalist Marta Raviglia on tour from their home country. Plus, pop- and post-punk pair up at Community Records’ Gasa Gasa show night. Have a look:

Today in NOLA: 8.12.14

Political junkies and fans of Dead Huey Long turn up at Octavia Books tonight to meet U of L history professor Michael S. Martin, discussing his new book about the Kingfish’s son, Russell Long. Are you prepared to sleep in on Wednesday? Siberia and Dragon’s Den both host late-night punk shows tonight. Read on for all the details:

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