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Shania Twain to Bring Country Pop to NOLA


She’s still the one. A few weeks shy of the September 29th release of Shania Twain’s long-anticipated fifth album Now  her first in fifteen years! — the Canadian country pop star announced a major North American tour that will bring her to the arena next summer. 


Today in NOLA 8.9.17


Today, learn the art of tarot or show off your movie trivia knowledge. John Mayer plays the arena, while a troupe of performers and storytellers make up Esoterotica. On this day in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested in New Orleans following an altercation when he was distributing pro-Cuba leaflets on Canal Street. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


Today in NOLA 8.6.17


It's a glorious day as Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie come to town for a show at the arena. The Maple Leaf is hosting an epic concert to benefit a team member in need, while the Hi-Ho hosts its legendary comedy open mic. Or, develop your meditation practice at Tibetan House's one day retreat. On this day in 1974, Aunt Sally's Praline Shop, located at 314 Royal Street, was destroyed after catching fire in what many contend was a conspiracy over the property ownership. Now, more details for Sunday's events.  


Today in NOLA 8.3.17


Today, learn about the women who shaped jazz at the Jazz Museum's new exhibition. James Taylor will roll through the arena with His All-Star Band, while 2Chainz takes the Joy Theater stage. Gypsy returns to the Summer Lyric Theatre. On this day in 1975, the Superdome opened for the first time. Musicians Pete Fountain and Al Hirt performed at the ceremony. Now, more to do this Thursday.  


Comedy Get Down to Come to NOLA for Round Deux


Even in a city as dominated by artists as New Orleans, rarely do you get the opportunity to experience the top talents in an industry under one roof. Four living comedy legends aim to remedy that, as Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez are scheduled to stop by NOLA in an epic fall show. 


Today in NOLA 6.9.17


This Friday, celebrate love in all its expressions, enjoy a movie in a unique spot, explore the power of the black feminine, or throw it all the way back with Journey. On this day in 1909, Julie Street, from the Greenwood Cemetery Line to the West End, was renamed West End Boulevard. Read on for more happenings today. 


Hello Dolly?


Dolly! Country music icon Dolly Parton is coming to NOLA—maybe. A social media announcement on Friday (5.13) revealed that the songstress will be wrapping up her fall tour at the Smoothie King Center on November 30th. However, the postings then disappeared.


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.


Spaces & Jams


Stay away from da Dome and arena on Friday (12.04)! Some big sporting events are going to result in even bigger traffic delays according to officials with venue managers SMG.


Idol Idles, Crue's Krewe Coming


Retro fans received mixed news today. Eighties icon Billy Idol was forced to postpone his Wednesday (1.21) show at the House of Blues. However, music lovers may find some consolation in an announcement by Motley Crue that the band will include a NOLA stop in their final tour.


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