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Today in NOLA: 4.06.16

A French EDM act is coming to town and locals will be flocking to Lafayette Square. A few classic NOLA gigs are also making their regular appearances on the Monday calendar. On this day in Louisiana history, Huey Long’s impeachment trial began in 1929. Now, more to do in 2016.

Today in NOLA: 6.24.15

Sister Sparrow is bringing her Dirty Birds to Blue Nile and in City Park, the Jesters are taking on Atlanta’s soccer side. Downtown, a couple of local favorites are keeping the beat going long past dark. On this day in 1976, Ferriday, LA native Jerry Lee Lewis appeared on the TV program The Midnight Special. More details tonight:

Fest at Night, 4.30.14

Before artists fill the stages on the Fair Grounds for the second weekend of Jazz Fest, they are performing in smaller venues from Freret St. to the Marigny. The New Resonance Orchestra is debuting their latest musical, crooner Tom Jones is at House of Blues, and Theresa Andersson is performing at City Park. More to do tonight. 

Today in New Orleans 6.19.13

The legendary Pat Benatar is performing at House of Blues, Bassik is on St. Claude, and there’s some Latin funk and jazz at Algiers Point. 60 Juneteenths ago, African-Americans in Baton Rouge began the nation’s first public bus boycott of the Civil Rights movement. Now, more to do this Wednesday.  

Today in New Orleans: 6.29.12

Today, catch Red Light Winter at Shadowbox Theatre, take in a radio play spin-off of Alien and Titanic at Allways Lounge, hear the Shannon Powell Trio at Hermes Bar, crack Egg Yolk Jubilee at d.b.a., and the Wolfman plays at Tip’s for free. On this day in history, Lloyd Price’s “Personality” hit #1 on the R&B Chart (1959), swamp blues guitarist Leroy Washington passed away at age 34 (1966), and R&B singer Li’l Millet passed away at age 61 (1997). Escape dat heat:

Today's Events: August 14

Today in 1885, Japan issued her first patent... for rust proof paint. In 1908, the first beauty pagaent was held in Folkestone, England, and in 1935, Social security was inventing. (They're still fine-tuning that one.) Today is also the birthday of the American Football League, and Steve Martin. So, if the weekend wasn't enough for you, get out, get busy with these events.

Pay It Forward: Musicians Profit from Treme

According to, HBO’s “Treme” watches out for local musicians spotlighted in the series. From playing weekly gigs in bars to entering the homes of millions across the country, David Simon’s NOLA-gram has definitely created awareness for many neighborhood ‘celebs’ (hola Kermit). Beyond recognition, the show’s also helping these musicians get that paper. Between hiring bands to perform (as opposed to actors), synchronization, licensing, and appearance fee pay-outs (last year’s numbers exceeded $1 million), the performers profit.

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