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Dimanche

May 1st

Michael Jackson v. Stevie Wonder

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Sick lineup has some fun with their favorites

 

Voodoo Dead

Republic, 10p.m.

Chimock, Greene, Porter cover band beyond description

 

Noize Fest

Happyland, All Day

Grassroots alt-fest

 

CC Adcock

3 Keys, 9p.m.

Cajun rock n’ roller

 

Mia Border & Colin Lake

Blue NIle Upstair, 10:30p.m.

NOLA’s top singer-songwriters team up

 

Charlie Wooton Project

Chickie Wah Wah, 11p.m.

Lafayette bass badass

 

Stanton Moore Trio

d.ba., 10p.m.

Galactic drummer’s side project

 

Dumpstaphunk

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Ivan Neville’s famed funk

The Sunday Critic

Theatre Review: She Was Born



Last year a friend brought to my attention a quotation from the famed producer, playwright, and critic Robert Brustein that is much less sunny than he thought it to be. "The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent." I take Mr Brustein to mean that theatre has no higher goal than to make it possible for genius to operate, fully and freely, whatever it takes.


hello I AM

Teen Board's Latest CAC Exhibit, Reviewed



The CAC show “Hello I AM” features artwork by New Orleans high school students from NOCCA, Warren Easton, Benjamin Franklin, McMain, Haynes, Grace King, Ursuline and Lusher.


'Macbeth' in Marigny

Skin Horse Theatre's Take on Shakespeare's Tragedy, Reviewed



Ever wonder how to hit heartstrings even harder when mounting one of Shakespeare's most famous and most powerful tragedies?  Try having the title character hammer out some Satie and Debussy on the piano as he verbally wrangles the fangs of insanity. The Skin Horse Theatre does just that with their scaled-down production of Macbeth at the Tigermen Den (3113 Royal St.), focusing on the innate horror of the play and flaunting a few wonderful performances.


SARAH: A Review

Facing the Stage



Fringe Fest is over, but the New Orleans theatre community chugs on. Down in the Bywater, a performance collective known as Skin Horse is keeping their production of Sarah going well past the theatrical smorgasboard of mid-November. Today, Helen Jaksch reviews the site-specific work.


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