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Today in NOLA: 3.24.15


The famous Stevie Wonder performs his legendary Songs in the Key of Life album in New Orleans tonight. Electro pop singer Twin Shadow is at Republic, and a couple indie rock bands are slated to play Uptown at Gasa Gasa and The Willow. A documentary exporing the women's liberation movement screens at the Indywood. Happy Birthday to Nathan Williams, leader of Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, who turns 52 today. Now, more on Tuesday's events. 


Overjoyed: Stevie Wonder to Play NOLA


On a rainy Thursday, New Orleans is getting a little sunshine. Living legend Stevie Wonder will be returning to the Crescent in March. Wonder will play the Smoothie King Center as part of his “Songs in the Key of Life Performance” tour.


Winner Visions: Landrieu Campaign Enlists Stevie Wonder


Most of this weeks LaSen coverage if focused on the Beltway and an endgame for the Kestone XL pipeline. However, in New orleans, Landrieu staffers are trying to take the incumbent’s battle to higher ground. Stevie Wonder announced that he’s with Mary and will be headlining a fundraiser.


SBXLVII Party Recap: Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, & the Younger Knowles


It's a football weekend, but the NFL aren't the only stars in town. Last night's pre Super Bowl shows welcomed  the legendary Stevie Wonder to the stage, and Justin Timberlake performed for the first time in five long years. Celebs from Paul McCartney, to John Legend, to Sofia Vergara showed up, and some performances were touching enough to bring Ravens and 49ers fans together for a few minutes. Well, maybe. 


Stevie Wonder Offers Bounce Bonus at New Orleans Gala (VIDEO)


Stevie Wonder was in town to receive a Legend Award at the 2012 National Urban League Conference on Saturday, July 28, and ended up performing to bounce music by night’s end. At the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Masquerade Gala,at the Morial Convention Center, he performed a few classics on a baby grand to close out the conference, where U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and National Urban League president Marc Morial were in the house. At an after party, Stevie Wonder got on stage and performed “Superstition,” “Do I Do,” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” to an old-school Bounce beat provided by DJ Raj Smoove and 2 Cent was there to catch it on film:


Stevie Wonder the Sunshine of Tulane Commencement


Amid the free food lines and giant, faux live oaks at the Mardi Gras World after-party, many a Tulane University grad - and even their next of kin - boasted last night's commencement was the best they had ever been forced to sit through. Stevie Wonder was expected to add another honorary degree to his collection, but few expected him to treat the crowd to a performance of "You Are the Sunshine of my Life." He also played harmonica with Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band. In total, Wonder appeared four times on the stage at the Morial Convention Center.


Aurora Nealand

Hola Nola: A Celebrity Mixtape Series- Vol XI



Hola Nola- and Hola Aurora Nealand, leader of her own Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, member of Panorama Jazz Band, Panorama Brass Band, Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship, Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers, and The Brian Coogan Band.


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