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NoDef Speakeasy: April 23-30


by Leon Perniciaro

All eyes might be on Jazzfest this week, but while you're stimulating your ears, don't forget your brain gets hungry too. Check out this week's collection of panels, book signings, readings and more. This week, get your blood boiling with a talk at Tulane on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, hear an eminent cotillion dress designer discuss her newest book at the Louisiana State Museum, and watch a Persian-Language drama at Loyola about the plight of women in Iran. Enter the NoDef Speakeasy by clicking on "Read More." Just don't tell them we sent you.


Today in New Orleans: Singing Priests and Bubba Watson's Return


Today, Irish sensations The Priests belt Loyola into the next century, Roberta Brandes Gratz talks smaller cities and Bubbamania touches down in New Orleans. On this day in history, Ponchartrain Railroad opened, first west of Alleghenies (1831), early jazz clarinet great Jimmie Noone was born (1895) and New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders was found dead in his French Quarter hotel room (1991). Now back to what's on tap today:


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Contributors

Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

Photographers


Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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