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Today in NOLA: 6.01.16

Hurricane season starts today. Fortunately, the (Tengger) Calvalry is coming to town. So is cult hero Kevin Smith. Plus, today is your last chance to check out Wednesday at the Square for the season. On this day in 1975, the Rolling Stones kicked off their Tour of the Americas at LSU. Read on for more events today:

Today in NOLA: 5.25.16

Before Memorial Day, head out to the Square for some free live music or enjoy some late night tunes at a smaller venue. Forty years ago today, Dr. John performed his hit “Right Place, Wrong Time” on NBC’s The Midnight Special. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Today in NOLA: 5.18.16

The Deftones and We Are Scientists are playing tonight. Plus, John Calhoun is hosting some local stars on St. Claude. On this day in 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson established the constitutionality of segregation with “separate but equal” reasoning. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today In NOLA 3.23.16

“The Witch” is screening up at the the Prytania today and Nashville alt rock sensations Wild Feathers are in town. For local music, check out the Treme Bras Band and Tin Men. Al Copeland, father of Popeye's Chicken and local character remembered for his restaurants, as well as his over the top Christmas light displays at his home in Metairie, passed away on this day in 2008 from Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Now, more details on this humpday. 

Today in NOLA: 5.27.15

Today, check out the myriad of movies and music in the city. Indywood presents Miami Connection and Irma Thomas rocks YLC Wednesdays at the Square.  Then later this evening, catch New Orleans’ own bands, Treme Brass Band and Tin Men. On this day in history, Henry Shreve and his men began the creation of Shreveport (1836), and two regiments of former slaves freed by the Emancipation Proclamation made six unsuccessful charges on the Confederate fortifications at Port Hudson, LA (1863). But now for more on today:

Today in NOLA: 5.13.15

The weather is beautiful. So, get your blankets ready for some funk at Wednesday at the Square. If you’re looking for something harder, head uptown for Indonesian Grind “assault” Core or take the trip to Frenchmen for some more traditional NOLA music. On this day in 1938, Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “When the Saints Go Marching In,” in New York. Now, more to do this Wednesday.

Today in NOLA 2.25.15

Shoegaze inspired band with a creepy name performs a blend of psych rock on Freret. Popular musician of the 70s Jonathan Richman is at One Eyed Jacks. Seasoned mockumentarists, the Trailer Park Boys, unleash their comedy at Mahalia Jackson. On this day in 1964, Eastern Airlines Flight 304 crashed into Lake Pontchartrain killing 51 passengers and 7 crew, including opera singer and actor Kenneth Lee Spencer and Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in NOLA: 10.01.14

Happy Hump Day. Today a famed sculptor comes to town. Some local legends play downtown. Swimming and poetry abound for the rest of us. Historically, October 1st is a big one. In 1800, Spain ceded Louisiana to France and 11 years later the first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrived in New Orleans. Click on for more to do today.

The Right Gourd

Bywater's Mirliton Festival Harvests a Good Time, Raises Money for Park Upkeep

Randy Stephens remembers when every local had a mirliton vine growing in their backyard. These days, every vendor at the locals' festival celebrating the gourds has a mirliton dish.

Today in New Orleans 11.21.12

Just one day shy of Turkey day, and there’s still plenty to do tonight in the Big Easy. Hear music at Tip’s, the Maple Leaf, and of course, on Frenchmen. Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott are on Canal for their weekly gig. Happy Birthday to Dr. John! The legendary local turns 72 today. Now, for more hump day happenings.

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