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Today in NOLA 9.14.17


Today, educate yourself about the climate change in New Orleans with a forum featuring mayoral candidates. Bono will take the stage at the SuperDome as U2 rolls into town, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra opens their 2017-2018 with a stirring show. The American Italian Cultural Center will screen the classic Stromboli, starring Ingrid Bergman. On this day in 1874, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred. It is considered on of the largest killings of municipal police officers in American history. Five thousand members of the White League descended on the state government offices to try to forcefully impose Democratic candidates. A coalition of black, Italian, and Union militiamen formed the municipal police force. Many men, both defending the government and rebelling against it, died. Finally, federal troops stopped the insurrection and reimposed the Republican government. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


U2 Announce New Orleans Concert


When U2 first announced their Joshua Tree tour that would take them around North and South America through the end of 2017, the Crescent City sadly did not make the cut. On Monday (6.12), Bono & Co. remedied this oversight with the announcement that they will drop by the Superdome this fall. 


Today in NOLA 5.26.17


Today, country music's chart toppers take over the Superdome. Stroll down Royal St. for the ultimate wine and food experience in the Vieux Carre. On the music front, get down to some retro sounds in the Marigny or enjoy some completely free music at Fulton Alley. On this day in 1865, arrangements were made in New Orleans for the surrender of Confederate forces West of the Mississippi. Now more about Friday's festivities. 


Ali-Spinks in da Dome (Video)


On Friday (6.03), America and the boxing community lost a great. Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 years-old according to a family spokesperson. Ali was a man who suffered several setbacks, but always pulled himself off the canvas and rose to higher heights—like the City of New Orleans. On September 15, 1978, Ali traveled to NOLA to defeat Leon Spinks and win the WBA Heavyweight belt for the third time.


Bey to Bring her Honey to NOLA


Last year, Beyonce spent a lot of time in Louisiana during shoots for her “Formation” and “Lemonade” videos, but the Crescent City did not make the cut for a tour to support the new projects. On Thursday (5.05), the Queen Bey remedied that omission, adding a NOLA stop to the Formation World Tour.


Guns n F'n Roses to Rock NOLA July 31st


The patience has paid off and Guns n’ Roses 2016 reunion tour dates are out. New Orleanians will received a once in a million opportunity to see the no longer estranged pair of Slash and W. Axl Rose at da Dome on July 31st.


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.


Classic Attendance Numbers for the Classic


On Saturday (11.28), Grambling State blew out their nemesis Southern by a score of 34-23. However, a different set of numbers marked a victory for tourism in New Orleans. The attendance numbers were the highest logged by the annual matchup since the Storm.


Rain Out at Da Dome


The Saints’ offense was not the only thing broken at the Superdome this afternoon. An equipment malfunction in da Dome caused some flooding and closed part of the stadium for almost all of the first half.


Dome Dash


Saints season starts tomorrow. Before settling in with some adult beverages and a spread before the matchup against the Saints, many WhoDats took the morning to get some exercise. Over 6000 fans descended on downtown for the annual Saints 5K Kickoff Classic.


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