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Samedi

May 23rd

Greek Fest

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Eat, dance and drink wine from a tiny cup

 

Dax Riggs

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Swampy southern folk rock plus opening band Strange Roux

 

Papa Roach

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Hard rock with heavy metal influence

 

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahalia Jackson, 7:30p.m.

Performance of Verdi’s Requiem with vocals by Elizabeth DeShong, Alfred Walker, Lori Guilbeau and Paul Groves

 

Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBT Youth

Ashe Powerhouse Theatre, 7p.m.

BreakOUT presents stories of transgender youth

 

Woodenhead Forty Year Itch

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Instrumental rock on Canal

Dimanche

May 24th

Tom Leggett

30-90, 5p.m.

New Orleans based singer songwriter jazzes up the new Frenchmen St. venue

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Regular show featuring the “Wolfman” and Russell Batiste

 

Geoff Clapp Organ Quartet

Snug Harbor, 8p.m.

Clapp is joined by Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson on alto sax

Today in NOLA: 5.19.15


Get ready for a book launch downtown today. Plus, Rebirth and the Treme Brass Band are playing a couple classic NOLA gigs. On this day in 1949, Elisha Archibald Manning III (better known as Archie) was born. Manning played for the Saints from 1971 to 1982 and sired two sons, Peyton and Eli. More on activities today after the jump.


Jazz Fest After Hours: 5.02.15


The Fest ends tomorrow. So, make the most of tonight! A couple big acts like Kreutzman’s Voodoo Dead, Primus, and the EDM’s Go Hard Tour are in town. Plus, there is funk, jazz, and afrobeat at nearly every venue in town. Over 20 different acts to check out tonight follow.


Today in NOLA 4.20.15


Today marks the Fifth Anniversary of the Big Oozy disaster. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 people, and then proceeded to leak millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. The hemorrhaging took almost six months to stop and the effects are still with us today. On a brighter note, click through to find out about all the music in town tonight.


Today in NOLA 4.14.15


The rain shows no sign of stopping this week. The good news is that the music doesn’t either. A pair of experimental music series are bookending the map, uptown at Gasa Gasa and downtown at the Blue Nile. Over at the Leaf, Rebirth playing their regular hometown gig. On this day in 1965, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t that a Shame” was released. 


Today in NOLA: 2.24.15


Tonight offers a good mix of classic music and third wave parties. And, there will be a farmers’ market beforehand to get y’all right for making groceries. On this day in 1927, the Lake Charles Little Theater opened its doors for the first time. Now, more to do in NOLA’s 2015 theaters.


Today in NOLA: 2.15.15


Sunday features some of New Orleanians favorite parades. After the beads and the plush, the super-krewes of New Orleans music will be gigging. Rebirth is at the Prytania, Trombone Shorty is at Tips, and Flow Tribe is at Generations Hall. On this day in 1957, influential Civil Rights group the Southern Christian Leadership was founded. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Classic Mardi Gras Music


Time is ticking before New Orleanians must once again pack their favorite Carnival albums and wait a year. If you don't feel like strolling down Bourbon St. in the interim, NoDef has put together a playlist for you with all the classics from Dr. John to Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. Very few cities have music for every season, and none have better music in any season than New Orleans.

Click through to listen.


Today in NOLA 5.26.12


Today, the Greek Fest continues, the Big Easy Comedy Festival yields laughter, grand tastings and wine seminars in the CBD, and Quintron and Miss Pussycat get strange at Siberia. On this day in New Orleans history, the Civil War came to LA when the U.S. Navy began the Mississippi River blockade (1861), the Army of Trans-Mississippi surrendered in New Orleans (1865), and former Governor Edwin Edwards married his 29-year-old girlfriend Candy Picou (1994). Here’s how to seize the day:


At the Square


By Laura Cayouette

Dr. John will be playing this week's Harvest the Music benefitting Second Harvest, Wednesday the 6th at 5pm at Lafayette Square. Last week's concert featured Rebirth Brass Band. The huge crowd was packed Jazz Fest-style into the small urban park on one of the most wonderful weather days of the year. 


Wednesday at the Square


By Laura Cayouette

The Youth Leadership Council Wednesday at the Square, presented by our own Super Bowl Champions, the New Orleans Saints, was once again a deservedly popular affair this May 5th. The evening opened with a fun, family festive attitude.

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