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Today in NOLA 8.13.13


Local author George Bishop is signing copies of his latest book 'Night of the Comet,' while contemporary jazz hits Gasa Gasa.  On this day in 2007, the Recording Industry Association of America dubbed Fats Domino an American Music Legend. More to do this Tuesday:   


Today in New Orleans: 7.17.12


Today, we celebrate the birthday of Lionel Ferbos. The famed trumpeter turns 101 today. Elsewhere, those who had a rough Monday and are looking to unwind can catch Rebirth’s weekly gig at the Maple Leaf or drive down St. Claude to see the Gulf Coast All Stars at the Allways Lounge. Screen printers and burgeoning artists can test their skills at the open shop at NOLA Community Printshop, and theater lovers can discuss “The Glory of Grassroots,” at the Lost Love Lounge with the people from Fringe Fest.  


Today in New Orleans: 6.16.12


Today, join the marathon reading of “Ulysses” for Bloomsday at The Irish House, drink all-day to benefit The Roots of Music in Charity Poker Crawl, sing your heart out at the start of the five-week Stage Door Idol competition, rock out at Punk Fest at Big Top Three Ring Circus, and gawk at the many burlesque troupes hitting the town tonight. On this day in history, trombonist Homer Eugene was born in New Orleans (1914), and two barges rammed the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway, killing six people (1964). Now back to today: 


Today's Events: 8.16.11


August 16th, when the first edition of Sports Illustrated was published (1954), when Cyprus gained its independence from the UK (1960), when Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly and with it his 7th gold medal of the Beijing Olympics (2008), and when Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi wed (2008); it’s when Madonna (1958), and Steve Carrell (1962) were born, and when Babe Ruth (1948) and Elvis Presley (1977) died. In other news:


Today's Events: 8.2.11


August 2, when the Declaration of Independence was signed (1776), when the first US Census was conducted (1790), when the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed, outlawing pot in America (1937),when Mattel recalled nearly a million Chinese-made toys from its Fisher-Price division that were found to have excessive amounts of lead (2007). It's the birthday of James Baldwin (1924), and Kevin Smith (1970), and the last day of 1859Horace Mann (1859), Alexander Graham Bell (1922), Fritz Lang (1976) and Raymond Carver (1988). 


Today's Events: 7.26.11


June 26, when the United States Post Office Department was established by the Second Continental Congress (1775), when President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, creating the CIA, the Department of Defense, the Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the U.S. National Security Council (1947), when Truman a year later desegregated the U.S. military (1948), Geroge Bernard Shaw (1856), Mick Jagger (1943), Kevin Spacey (1959), and Sandra Bullock’s (1964) birthdays, and Diane Arbus’ last day (1971). Here's what's happening in the now:


Stage Door Idols Sing for the Fences


WAREHOUSE DISTRICT - New Orleans has talent! Not to mention a slew of musical theatre majors and semi-pro singers all fighting for stage time and hoping to quit their day jobs.  Last night at the National WWII Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, 10 contestants sang in front of a capacity crowd, all competing to be this year’s Stage Door Idol.


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

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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