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Fourth of Juy

July 4th

Go 4th on the River

Riverfront, 9:00pm

Dueling barges provide fireworks

 

Krewe of Kolossos

Bayou St. John, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Boat parade with patriotic bent

 

Essence Fest

SuperDome, doors 7p.m.

Erykah Badu, Common, and Missy Elliott, Mystikal.

 

St. Bernard Salutes America

Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 3:00pm-9:00pm

Da Parish throws a suburban party

 

America: The Party

Rusty Nail, 7:00pm

BBQ, Quickie Mart, Tony Skratchere, prizes

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Sam’s shows are a mix of groove and party, get funky

Viral Video: Mardi Gras Funk


Mardi Gras is a time for dancing and sometimes that choreography makes the leap to viral video. For evidence, one need not look any farther than 2013’s wobble craze. Now, the Lafayette group that bought us Sneaux Day  is back at it with a Carnival track.


'Mixologist' Parodies Craft Cocktail Scene (VIDEO)


Just in time for next week's Tales of the Cocktail, the white guy rappers from the other LA that brought you that Whole Foods parody of Mr. Ghetto's Wal-Mart chime in with a send-up of the fancy drinking scene. With references to cocktails from "pre-Civil War New Orleans," the Ramos Gin Fizz, and huge ice cubes that seem like they would do the trick on an afternoon when the Heat Index is hovering around 110, New Orleanians can find plenty to relate to in "Mixologist." On the other hand, the coasts can have their laughs during the part about $20 cocktails. Certain things are too frightening to be funny. Click through to view:


2 Cent Drops Annual Christmas Parody


Literacy advocates cum hip-hop virtuosos cum filmmakers, 2 Cent are at it again. At the stroke of midnight, the civic minded artists released their third annual Christmas video. As always, the group spread awareness, holiday joy, and laughs while taking aim at some of music's biggest stars. This year, they skewer the likes of Lady Gaga, Rick Ross... and Weezy. Video after the jump.


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