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Today in NOLA 9.2.17


Southern Decadence is in full swing, but there's plenty to do besides the parties around town. Check out the soon-to-be hot spot on Lake Ponchartrain for a free concert with food and drinks. Or, laugh this Labor Day weekend at the Comedy Soul Fest. Luke Winslow King plays on Frenchmen, while Bar Redux welcomes Ruby & The Rogues. On this day in 1909, New Orleans was first linked by rail to Houston. Now, more to do tonight. 


Sofia Coppola Shares Her NOLA Faves


Sofia Coppola’s appreciation for New Orleans was hard won. Initially turned off by Bourbon Street tourist traps, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, director, and actress (folks, forgive her for The Godfather III) fell in love after spending two months living in NOLA while working on her newest film The Beguiled. During her time in Hollywood South, she developed a list of her favorite spots around town, which she kindly shared Conde Nast Traveler.

 


Today's Events: 9.12.11


September 12, the world’s first female cop was appointed, to the LAPD (1910), when four teens followed their dog down a hole to discover the 17,000 year old Lascaux Cave Paintings (1940), when John F. Kennedy married Jackie O. (1953), when ‘Lassie’ debuted in CBS (1954), when Journalist and critic H.L. Mencken was born in Baltimore (1880), and when Country musician Johnny Cash died at age 71 (2003).


Kristin Diable

A Celebrity Music Playlist



Hola Nola, and Hola Baton Rouge Native, New Orleans resident, singing songwriting Kristin Diable. After leaving the South to test the music waters of New York City, Ms. Diable has returned to New Orleans and is making moves, from regular Frenchmen gigs to multi-festival digs.


NoDef Nods

Top 10 Places to Eat in 2010/Top 11 Places to Eat in 2011



2010 was a year when casual dining reasserted itself in NOLA- from street food, to Pho, to star chefs gone dress-down, we loved to eat without airs this year. 2011 will bring us a bit more of the same, conversely some bar food gone fancy, lots of ethnic cuisine, and a few other surprises. The (again, unordered) list y’all...


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