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MARDI

May 23rd

Joe Goldburg Jazz Trio

Bamboula’s, 3PM

Jam out to some clarinet and saxophone

 

Alexandra Marzano-Lesnevich

Garden District Books, 6PM

The author will read and discuss her new memoir, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

 

Dine For The Animals

Vessel NOLA, 6PM

Dine for a great cause benefitting the SPCA

 

Concert Series Encore

Paradigm Gardens, 7PM

Food, drinks, music in a lovely garden

 

LOGAN NOIR

Prytania Theater, 730PM

One night only, Q+A to follow

 

Le Cinema et Les Mots

Français à la carte, 8:30PM

Discover the 1969 cult French film Trafic, by director Jacques Tati

 

Brass Lightning

Sidney Saloon, 10PM

Support by the BoomDocs

 

Steve Mignano Band

Apple Barrel, 10:30PM

Get down with some funky electric feels

MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

NOLA/Balkan Band Blato Zlato Drops Folktale-Inspired Music Video


New Orleans-based Balkan band Blato Zlato (Bulgarian for “Swamp Gold”) today shared their first music video in support of their debut album, released earlier this year. “Miatalo Lneche Iabalka” is a musical retelling of a Bulgarian folktale. 


Common, Questlove Surprise Local Youth Musician (Video)


Jazz Fest season is a time in New Orleans when musicians of all different genres and backgrounds come together to celebrate the power of music. While the fest's Sunday festivities got off to a rainy start, an impromptu music jam took place on Frenchmen Street between a young street performer and some national superstars. 


Ali-Spinks in da Dome (Video)


On Friday (6.03), America and the boxing community lost a great. Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 years-old according to a family spokesperson. Ali was a man who suffered several setbacks, but always pulled himself off the canvas and rose to higher heights—like the City of New Orleans. On September 15, 1978, Ali traveled to NOLA to defeat Leon Spinks and win the WBA Heavyweight belt for the third time.


Hart Attacks (Video)


LSU football might have Tim McGraw as an outspoken celebrity fan, but LSU track has comedian Kevin Hart. Hart stopped by the team’s practice last week and even raced two time All-American sprinter for the cameras.


Friday Morning Auto Theft (Video)


Friday (3.04) morning, video from Project NOLA captured footage showing a man stealing a minivan from a driveways on the 2400 block of Columbus Street. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is seeking public assistance finding the suspect.


"I'm Talking to You Son"

Clay Higgins a.k.a. Cajun John Wayne Resigns



St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers’ viral video star Clay Higgins resigned from his job as a Sheriff’s Captain on Monday (2.29) according to KATC. He announced the move in a typically melodramatic presser on the steps of the Parish Courthouse following criticism from the ACLU following ACLU criticism about his most recent video.


Elevator Music


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Grammy night second line with Trombone Shorty and Dave Growl quickly became local legend. Now, there is a some lagniappe footage of the musicians jamming in the elevator before making their triumphant entrance into the Staple Center.


Dee-1 Cruises in "Mae Back"


NOLA hip-hop artist Dee-1 has been on the cusp of fame for several years. Now, the rapper is finally receiving some national attention for a viral video—about student loans. His one week old single “Sallie May Back” is drawing critical accolades not to mention lots of clicks.


Trump Swings in the Red Stick


The antiestablishment refrains were there also. “Politicians are all talk and no actions. These politicians — the blood suckers, I call them the blood suckers — we’ve got to get rid of them.”


Suspects ID'd in East Mugging


On Monday (2.01), a man was muggers in the East. After a week of investigations, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released photos of the suspects and asked the public’s help in tracking them down.


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