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Today in NOLA 9.14.17


Today, educate yourself about the climate change in New Orleans with a forum featuring mayoral candidates. Bono will take the stage at the SuperDome as U2 rolls into town, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra opens their 2017-2018 with a stirring show. The American Italian Cultural Center will screen the classic Stromboli, starring Ingrid Bergman. On this day in 1874, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred. It is considered on of the largest killings of municipal police officers in American history. Five thousand members of the White League descended on the state government offices to try to forcefully impose Democratic candidates. A coalition of black, Italian, and Union militiamen formed the municipal police force. Many men, both defending the government and rebelling against it, died. Finally, federal troops stopped the insurrection and reimposed the Republican government. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA 7.29.17


Today, feast on a shrimp boil (for a good cause!) at The Ace Hotel. Learn the art of brush lettering with Lionheart Prints, or cool off with some very funny people in the Orpheum's Ice Pit. Mecha Con's late night screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show will have you don your cult classic finery. On this day in 1862, Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested by Union forces. She was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor for passing information to General Stonewall Jackson. Now, more to do this Saturday.

 


Today in NOLA 7.27.17


Today, the Ogden stays open late for the musical stylings of Paul Sanchez. The Orpheum offers a free screening of the Hollywood classic Singin’ in the Rain. Little Freddie King is doing his thing on Frenchmen, while Derek Brueckner showcases an exhibition and performance at the Art Klub. On this day in 2012, a fire broke out at the legendary Hubig’s Pies factory in the Marigny. After a series of disagreements and stalled efforts to re-open, the famed pie company has not opened a new location in the past five years. 

 


Today in NOLA 5.31.17


Keep this rainy week bright with music, music, and more music this hump day. If that's not enough, there's an opportunity to get your groove on for a great cause benefitting Music Box Village. On this day in 1985, Tom Benson bought the Saints for $70,204,000 from John M. Mecom Jr., who was the team’s first majority stockholder. 


Today in NOLA 5.6.17


Tonight, hang with Galactic at the Orpheum or catch NOLA legend Big Freedia perform with local talents gone big, Tank and the Bangas. Aurora Nealand is teaming up with choreographer Shannon Stewart for a performance of her album The Monocle. The New Movement brings a new dating game show to town. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this Saturday.  

 


Today in NOLA 3.23.17


Today, the Courtyard Brewery hosts a books-and-beers party for the New Orleans Public Library. The Ogden hosts Bob Malone, and the LPO plays a selection of the Beatles's greatest tunnes. Over 70 restaurants, bars, and spirits companies compete for the Top Taco NOLA prize. On this day in 1788, a Good Friday fire caused $2.6 million in damage to the city. Now, more to do this Thursday.

 


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. 


Hotline Sing: Drake & Kraftwerk Coming to NOLA


It’s easy to forget, but music in New Orleans will continue after Fest Season. Today, hip hop artist Drake and electronica pioneers Kraftwerk both announced September shows in the Crescent City.


Y'at Pack


In New Orleans, we love our local music, but there is still a respect for the masters. On October 23rd, local musical institution David Torkanowsky will convene a meeting to honor the Chairman of the Board. The Orpheum Theater will play host to a night honoring Frank Sinatra.


Council Green Lights Orpheum Theater Restoration


The New Orleans City Council cleared the way for Thursday for the reopening of the latest CBD theater with designs on lighting up the marquee once again. The Council signed off on an ordinance that provided approval for the Orpheum Theater to clear the way for theater to come back online.


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