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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. 

R. Kelly Cancels NOLA Show Amid Sex Cult Rumors

R&B singer R. Kelly has been no stranger to controversy throughout his career, but his most recent scandal may prove to cause too much damage for the artist. Following an inflammatory BuzzFeed article released less than two weeks ago, the New Orleans stop of his “After Party” tour was canceled on Monday (7.31).  


Arcade Fire Announce New Album, Fall Show in NOLA

Thursday (6.1) was a big day for Arcade Fire, as the band dropped the first single off of their forthcoming fifth album, scheduled for release July 28th through Columbia Records. The Canadian rockers also announced that they will swing by NOLA this fall as part of their major North American tour. 

Today in NOLA 5.28.17

Sunday, the day of rest…but not if you’re in New Orleans. Today, catch a new contemporary music series, revel in the lovely sounds of Erykah Badu’s musical skills, find your new favorite Fleetwood Mac remix or step back in time with some roots styled tunes. On this day in 1910, Page Mercer Baker, journalist and active participant in in the struggle to free the state from radical rule, as well as one of the founders of the New Orleans Herald, passed away in New Orleans.

Today in NOLA 5.9.17

Today, Selena Gomez’s main man plays the arena. Blink-182 take the stage at Lakefront Arena, and Bud Rips hosts the top drag talent in NOLA. Burgundy Picture House is back after a short hiatus for a screening of a post-Vietnam War era drama. On this day in 1944, country singer and former Governor Jimmie Davis, who wrote “You Are My Sunshine,” took office for his first term as governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Today in NOLA 2.22.17

Tonight, rock legend Sting is performing at the Lakefront Arena. If you're looking for more local music, Delfeayo Marsalis is leading The Uptown Jazz Orchestra on Frenchmen at his weekly gig, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays up the street. Or, check out the Krewe of Nyx and the Krewe of Ancient Druids as they kick off the week-long countdown to Mardi Gras. On this day in 1936, Ernie K-Doe, New Orleans music star and self-proclaimed “Emperor of the World,” was born at Charity Hospital. Now, more music to check out this Wednesday.

Today in New Orleans 11.24.12

The big day is here for Southern and Grambling fans. Once the game’s over, see Wiz Khalifa at the Arena, Guitar Lightin’ Lee at Tip’s, or the Valparaiso Men’s Chorus on St. Claude. On this day in Louisiana history, William Charles Cole Claiborne offered a $500 reward for Jean Lafitte’s capture (1813). 

Today in New Orleans 10.10.12

Tonight, catch weekly music gigs all over the city, or see Gotye on the New Orleans stop of his big tour. Head to Tulane for a dramatic revisiting of an old southern tabloid, or see some free shows and help feed New Orleans at Harvest the Music. Today in Louisiana history, Cindy K. Bell became the first woman Louisiana State Trooper (1974). Happy Birthday to Cyril Neville, born October 10, 1948! Now, more on today's events. 

Mayor Mitch to Summit: Crime is a 'Public Health Crisis'

Permits, ordinances and blight-fighting aside, crime is the major issue facing Mayor Mitch's administration. Yesterday, he gathered the throngs at the Lakefront Arena to address the endemic problem in a summit with the tagline, S.O.S: Saving Our Sons. Click through to see the full text of the Mayor's speech.

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