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Dimanche

April 26th

Slayer

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Metal gods of yester-year offer an alternative to funk fest

 

Allen Toussaint

Snug Harbor, 9p.m., 11p.m.

A rare chance to see the master pianist and songwriter in a small venue

 

Helen Gillet

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Local avant-garde cellist

 

Country Music Fest

Mags, 7p.m.

Lineup includes he Best Western Swingers, Todd Day Wait's Pigpen, The Good Gollies and Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue

 

Dead Feat

Howlin Wolf

Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Acoustic Duo, Bill Kreutzmann, Billy Iuso

 

Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit

Rock n’ Bowl

 

The Nth Power

Republic

New big thing in funk mashes up with members of Dumpstaphunk, Glactic, and Bonerama

 

Adam Deitch, Donald Harrison

One Eyed Jacks

 

Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude

One Eyed Jacks

Two young Louisiana bands with distinct sound and show verging on performance art

 

The Word, Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Joy Theater

 

Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Wil Blades

Little Gem, 8p.m.

Jazz (not big brass) from three masters

 

JJ Grey & Mofro

Tips, 9p.m.

Southern rock, blues, and funk

Today in New Orleans 3.23.13


Whole hogs at City Park, an Easter egg hunt in Algiers, theatre performances from the CAC to Gentilly, live music, and more are happening today in the Big Easy. On this day in 1957, Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’” hit number one on the Billboard Chart. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Box Office: Vagina Monologues at Ashé


Local theatre spans the gamut from Broadway to Burlesque, but it wouldn’t be complete without a production of The Vagina Monologues. Central City’s Ashé Cultural Arts Center is bringing the play to life this weekend. The event even prompted District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell to leave the dais for the stage.


Today's Events: 4.20.12


Today, the Big Easy Roller Girls gold up for their annual fundraiser, Mainline Brass Band releases a new album and much more. On this day in Louisiana history, President Rutherford B. Hayes ended Reconstruction by pulling out the last troops (1877), and the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 and setting off the largest environmental disaster in American history (2010). Now back to today:


V-Day Reprise Helps Safe Space


by Brad Rhines

Around New Orleans this weekend, lady parts will be getting lots of love, as V-Day NOLA presents two performances of The Vagina Monologues, with proceeds going to Hagar’s House, a safe shelter for women and children.  On Friday, the Howlin’ Wolf hosts the first performance as well as an after party with live music and dancing, and the second show takes place on Sunday at Café Istanbul in the Healing Center.


Hot Humanitarian Action

The Burly Beat



Greetings, lovies.  It seems like every uptight dude in a suit is talking lady bits these days, amiright?  Thankfully, the fringed and feathered females of our fair city are offering ways to support women locally, and the burlesque community is right there to lend a hand (and some leg, buns, and tassels…).


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Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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