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Lundi

March 30th

Geek Trivia: Live Long And Prosper

Siberia, 7p.m.

Nerd out and win free Trakian ale

 

George Porter

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Hear the baddest bass in town

 

Trumpet Black

Ooh Poo Pah Doo, 7p.m.

Get your night started with this Andrews family hornsman

 

Higher Heights

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Always a packed house for this reggae band on Frenchmen

 

Whiplash

Indywood, 9p.m.

Oscar favorite about high school drummer

Mardi

March 31st

Da Truth Brass Band & Action Jackson

The Bottomline, 10p.m.

WWOZ personality and band take the second line inside

 

Matt Rhody & John Rankin

Columns Hotel, 8p.m.

Fresh off a gig with Stevie Wonder, local violinist keeps it up

 

Ashlin Parker

Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.

Cold trumpeter in a hot venue

 

Dr. Dog

The Varsity (BR!), 8p.m.

Diehards can see the band in Baton Rouge

Today's Events: 6.6.11


June 6, when the first slaves arrive in Louisiana (1716), when Levi Strauss makes his first blue jeans (1850), Tetris is released (1984), Uncle Kracker is born (1974), Carl Jung dies (1961), Memorial Day in South Korea, National Day in Sweden, Teacher’s Day in Bolivia, Queensland Day in Queensland, and National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Day in the United States. In conclusion, here's how we would celebrate Tetris's birthday:


Today's Events: 5.31.11


May 31, when the New Orleans Mint closed (1861), when John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal" (1894), the first NAACP conference (1909), the release of the first jazz record, Dark Town Strutters Ball (1917), when the Supreme Court ordered school integration "with all deliberate speed" (1955), when the Saints sold for $70,204,000 (1985), when Walt Whitman (1819) and Clint Eastwood (1930) were born, and when WWII icon Rosie Will Monroe, aka Rosie the Riveter, died (1997). Quite the laudable list, to say the least…lest us not let down:


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock