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Today in NOLA 8.27.17

It's an artful day in New Orleans., no matter the rain First, see NOLA through the eyes of some of its greatest photographers. Cripple Creek Theatre presents its final staging of Caligula, while the Architecture & Design Film Festival presents the premiere of a local-focused documentary. Later on, socialize at the city's premiere art party. On this date in 1895, former governor Earl K. Long was born. Now, more ways to keep busy today.

Today in NOLA 8.23.17

Looking to ball out on a budget? Not a problem, as there are some amazing free events around town today. Bar Redux hosts an outdoor screening of the black comedy Brit flick Trainspotting, while The New Movement founders return for their weekly improv show. Get down without breaking the bank at One Eyed Jacks at the burlesque dance party, or shape up at the Jazz Museum without spending a dime. On this judge in 2002, a three-judge court appeals panel unanimously rejected Edwin Edwards appeal on convictions. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Women of Note Explores Female Jazz Artists in NOLA

After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by a renewed consideration of women’s rights in the political sphere, technology, the workplace, and culture. A new exhibition at the New Orleans Jazz Museum sheds a light on the profound influence of female music makers in the Crescent City jazz scene that has been dominated by their male counterparts over the past century. 


Today in NOLA 5.24.17

Today, ramp up your fitness in an appropriately New Orleans way at the Mint, get down in Lafayette Square, have the New Orleans dance party brought to you by the Big Easy Playboys, or enjoy some multi-media art at the Hi-Ho Lounge. 53 years ago on this day, New Orleans resident, Carol Burgard Crosby was one of the first people to crash through the Causeway railing, plunge into the lake, and survive.

Prelude to Danny Barker

Fest Before the Fest Honors NOLA Music Legend

Tonight and tomorrow, string players will honor the legendary Danny Barker in a prelude to the January 2015 festival bearing his name. Tonight and tomorow, shows will honor the man at Snug Harbor and the Old U.S. Mint. Barker's influence on New Orleans is immeasurable. The banjo player influencer musicians ranging from Leroy Jones to Derrick Tab. He helped start a social aid and pleasure club, made brass cool to a new generation, and preserved the legacy of the past. It is only fitting NOLA will celebrate him twice.

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: 9.2.14

New Orleans has a new home for college football: Tulane celebrates the official opening of Yulman Stadium today. The team play their first game in their new home this Saturday against Georgia Tech. Get a taste of the history of New Orleans’ most venerable restaurants at the Louisiana State Museum, tonight and Thursday only. And it’s time to space out: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner saxes it up at Siberia tonight. Click through for more events and free punk rock tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.15.14

Gear up for the game as the Saints play their first home preseason match against the Tennessee Titans at 7 tonight. Be prepared: here’s a few tips for safe tailgating. Plus, electronic music at the Old U.S. Mint, free music at Tipitina’s, and Life of Pi at NOMA. Who Dat! Get all the details for the evening, plus a review of last week's preseason opener, just in case you missed it:

Today in NOLA: 8.3.14

Satchmo Fest wraps up this evening with a special two-part performance from Kermit Ruffins. But tonight’s biggest show is none other than Justin Timberlake, the former NSYNC singer who matured into one of R&B’s biggest crossover stars. French film continues at the Prytania tonight, with a screening of Michel Gondry’s well-received new work at 5p.m. On this day in 1918, Louisiana ratified Prohibition—perish the thought. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.2.14

Saturday evening is White Linen Night in the Art District on Julia Street. Satchmo SummerFest plays on at the Old U.S. Mint, and the French Film Festival continues. Big History and I, Octopus each play a goodbye show, and Ex-Cult and Mykki Blanco cause a ruckus tonight. Learn how you could conceivably spend the entire afternoon, evening, night, and early morning seeing live music in New Orleans:

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