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Today in New Orleans 3.12.14

Tonight, the Honorable South opens for Cody ChestnuTT at Tip’s, and Shotgun Cinema is back with a new French film installment at the Marigny Opera House. On this day in 1997, former Governor EWE took $400,000 cash in a briefcase from 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo in an extortion payoff. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Today in New Orleans 1.29.14

Weather permitting, there are food trucks and live music planned for this Wednesday. In Lee Circle, indie/pop/rock band New York City Queens are performing with Jane Jane Pollock and My Father’s Rifle. At Finn McCool’s, bacon is the theme of tonight’s food truck roundup. Twelve years ago today, Ivan Neville starred as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans 1.15.14

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are kicking off a two-night stand at the Saenger Theatre tonight. The Pelicans have another chance to beat the Houston Rockets, delta psych band Bipolaroid is in Lee Circle, and a one-woman show starts again this week at the Elm Theatre. On this date in 1815, famed SoLa pirate Jean Lafitte left his blacksmith shop to fight with Filipino settlers against the British army during the Battle of New Orleans. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans 11.13.13

Today, Rocky Charles was born in Boothville and Eldridge Holmes dies (too early at age 46) in New Orleans. However, in 2013, it's HumpDay, and NOLA is offering up lots to get y'all through that final stretch to the weekend. The comedy continues, offering a choice between national stand-up and local cinema. Local legend Eric Lindell is playing a farewell show before his tour takes him out of town, and libertarian standard-bearer, Ron Paul is coming to town.

Today in New Orleans 10.30.13

Tonight, Diana Ross is at the Saenger, and 2 Cellos is stopping in the CBD to play at the Civic Theater. There is a spooky food truck fest at Finn's, and hunger-fighting happy hour in Lafayette Square. On this day in Louisiana 2002, the then Hornets won their first NFL game in New Orleans against Utah. Now, more hump day happenings.  

Today in New Orleans 10.23.13

The Civic welcomes country music star Steve Earle to the newly renovated stage, and Harvest the Music is back with Anders Osborne, Rich Collins, and more in Lafayette Square. In Mid-City, House of Ruth is asking supporters to come bowl for their benefit. Happy Birthday to R&B’s legendary vocalist Carol Fran, born on October 23, 1933 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Find out where the local talent is tonight. 

Today in New Orleans 9.17.13

Tonight, indie veterans from Minus the Bear are playing Uptown, and the Country Club is giving service industry patrons half price, all day long. On this day in 1799, Sebastian Calvo was appointed governor general of Louisiana. Now, more hump day happenings:

Today in New Orleans 7.10.13

This Wednesday, head to Algiers Point for some free, live music. At the Mahalia Jackson, see UMOJA: the Spirit of Togetherness. On this day in 1974, Governor Edwin Edwards signed a bill that changed Grambling College to Grambling State University. Now, more hump day happenings.

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