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Today in NOLA 5.17.17


Today, NOMA welcomes all ages crowd and large scale puppets to the Sculpture Garden. Anders Osborne and Tank & the Bangas play an outdoor show. Get your music fix with shows at the Carver and Howlin Wolf. On this day in history, schools in Louisiana and the rest of the country were ordered desegregated with the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling (1954). Here's more of today's happenings.


Today in NOLA 3.15.17


This Wednesday is for the ladies. Rock legends Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde are blowing up the arena, while Voodoo Priestess Kalindah Laveaux will play the Mint. Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas will be in Lafayette Square for a free evening show. On this day in 1729, a ceremony was held for Sister Stanislas Hachard at the Ursuline Convent to make her the first woman to become a Catholic nun in the United States. Now, more to do today. 


Today in NOLA: 6.01.16


Hurricane season starts today. Fortunately, the (Tengger) Calvalry is coming to town. So is cult hero Kevin Smith. Plus, today is your last chance to check out Wednesday at the Square for the season. On this day in 1975, the Rolling Stones kicked off their Tour of the Americas at LSU. Read on for more events today:


Today in NOLA: 5.25.16


Before Memorial Day, head out to the Square for some free live music or enjoy some late night tunes at a smaller venue. Forty years ago today, Dr. John performed his hit “Right Place, Wrong Time” on NBC’s The Midnight Special. Now, more to do this Wednesday.


Today in NOLA: 4.20.16


Today marks the sixth anniversary of the Big Oozy disaster. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 people, and then proceeded to leak millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. The hemorrhaging took almost six months to stop and the effects are still with us today. On a brighter note, click through to find out about all the music in town tonight.


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: 3.30.16


The Prytania is screening a classic Southern film this morning and across town, there is some classic Southern music. Locals will flock to the Square, Walter “Wolfman” Washington is on Frenchmen, Gravity A is at the Leaf, and Lightnin’ Malcom is bringing the thunder in Mid-City. On this day in 1870, the 15th amendment officially gave African-Americans the right to vote. Now, more to do this Wednesday.


Spring Lineup for Wednesday at the Square Drops


The next week of Carnival is sure to be a blur, but after the bleachers at Lafayette Square come down, a stage will go up. The Young Leadership Council (YLC) Wednesdays at the Square series is slated to return March 2nd. Today, organizers revealed the season’s schedule.


Today in NOLA: 5.06.15


As you recuperate from two weekends of Jazz Fest, there is still some music playing. Wednesdays at the Square are back in action and so is a local favorite. Metal is coming to the Civic. On this day in 1996, Aaron Neville performed for then President Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton on the White House South Lawn. Now, more to do this hump day.  


Today in NOLA 4.15.15


It's Tax Day, but after the last return is post-marked, there is plenty happening. The Pelicans’ season comes down to tonight, DJ T-Roy is spinning reggae, Big Sam and Amanda Shaw are playing the Square, and trad-jazz is swinging on Frenchmen. On this day in 1795, the Pointee Coupee Slave Rebellion began their revolt on Julien Poydras’ plantation. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


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