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Today in NOLA 2.25.17

Take a break from all the fests and feasts happening this weekend, and check out some of the unique cultural events around town this Saturday. Comedy legend Chris Rock is blowing up the Saenger tonight. Film society Caravan Cinema will screen a 1990s cult comedy, starring RuPaul and “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne, for free in the French Quarter. The geniuses over at Howlin Wolf combine emerging art and breakfast foods, while Fleur de Tease offerings their burlesque retelling of Alice in Wonderland. The Dixiana Bakery, famous for its Sarah Bernhardt Cake (rich wine cake with nuts, red apple jelly glaze and whipped cream) celebrated it’s grand reopening on this day in 1950. Now more things to do this Saturday. 

Today in NOLA: 2.13.16

Happy Valentine’s Day Defenders! Today, Trixie Minx is hosting some romantic burlesque. Micah McKee is offering happy hour entertainment. Meschiya Lake and the Hot 8 Brass Band are both playing some classics. On this date in Louisiana history, Hattie Caraway (D-Ark) was elected as the first female senator with the help of Louisiana’s Huey P. Long. Now more for 2016.

krewedelusion Crowns Trixie Minx in 2015

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx will take her tease to the entire city on January 31. Carnival upstarts krewedelusion announced today that Minx has been crowned as “Empress of the Insane & Captain of New Orleans.”

Mascot and Anonymous: Salacious New Orleans Newspaper's Scandals, Duels Revisited

by M.D. Dupuy

Many New Orleanians have been less than pleased with the Times-Picayune’s recent shift from daily publication, but no one challenged Steven Newhouse to a duel or even staked outside of his office to beat him with a cowhide. Disgruntled readers reacted differently in the late 1800’s, when The Mascot, which will be the subject of a Wednesday night presentation, was still active.

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The Burly Beat

Summer in New Orleans is typically a time of hibernation, even for those of us who run around half naked to begin with.  

The Burly Beat Guide to JazzFest Burlesque

by Moxie Sazerac

While it’s true that burlesque and live music go together like sunburn and mango freezes, there are just a few select offerings for this year’s festers. This Saturday April 28 brings the return of Mistress Kali’s Freaksheaux to Geaux to the All Ways Lounge and Marigny Theatre. The circus flavored show, originally conceived as a one off fundraiser now cultivates the best in traveling and local sideshow and burlesque.

Today's Events: 9.13.11


September 13, when Congress authorized the first national election and declared New York City the nation’s (temporary) capital (1788), the first fatale car accident in the U.S. (1899), when ‘Law & Order’ premiered on NBC (1990), and when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Awards (2009); it’s Sherwood Anderson (1876) and Roald Dahl’s (1916) birthdays, George Wallace’s death (1998), and Nation Celiac Disease Awareness Day.

The Wizard of Oz: A Review as Editorial

Facing the Stage

FRENCH QUARTER - Burlesque Diva Trixie Minx might have reset the inciting incident as a hurricane, but it still felt like a tornado.

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