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Today in NOLA: 7.01.15


Before the holiday, check out some music. Wednesdays on the Point is getting rolling and North Carolina’s Mipsho is in town. Hometown heroes are playing a regular gig in the Treme and Uptown, it’s poetry night. On this day in 1912, Louisiana officially adopted the pelican flag. The mother pelican and her three chicks form a stylized fleur de lis. Read on for details tonight:


Wednesdays on the Point Returns to Algiers July 9


Right after the dueling barges are relocated downriver, Algiers Point will be making way for this year's edition of Wednesdays on the Point. The summertime concert series is back to up the ante on Hump Day happenings, with the likes of Little Freddie King, Soul Rebels, The Iguanas and others set to play over the eight-week stretch.


A Ferry Important Date: Wednesdays on the Point 2013 Lineup


With Wednesday at the Square and Jazz in the Park coming to an end, it's time to get to the Point. Proving once again that free happy hour concerts don't slow down for humidity or ferry in New Orleans, Wednesdays on the Point is back on the West Bank this week for the opening installment of an eight-week stand near the Algiers courthouse.


Today in New Orleans: Obama, Tales and Last Chance for Wed. at the Point


Today, President Obama addresses the National Urban League, Tales of the Cocktail kicks off its 10th annual citywide festival, and Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys perform on the last night of Wednesdays on the Point. On this day in history, late jazz trombonist Charles Christian was born in New Orleans (1885), late jazz cornetist Johnny Wiggs was born in New Orleans (1899), and blues scholar, former NOLA resident and WWOZ DJ John Sinclair was found guilty for possession of two marijuana joints in Destroit in 1969. Sinclair was sentenced to 10 years in jail, but was released after serving 29 months, when a massive rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan (attended by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale) called for his freedom. Now for today's rallying points:


Today in New Orleans: 7.18.12


Today, Wednesdays on the Point shakes its brass, a fundraiser for InterACT NOLA flows into the Rusty Nail, and MichaleGraves of The Misfits spooks Checkpoint Charlie’s. On this day in history, Louis Armstrong impressed the Brits in an overseas performance at the London Palladium in 1932, the first broadcast of the New Orleans Jazz Club’s radio program aired in 1949, and jazz bassist Stewart Davis passed away in New Orleans at age 67 in 1985.


Today in New Orleans: 7.11.12


Today, the Treme Brass Band offers up their regular gig at Candlelight Lounge to honor of Uncle Lionel Batiste, George Porter gets to the Point, a hip-hop food drive lights up The Hookah, Creepy Fest begins with a B-movie double feature at Big Top, and erotic readings tantalize Allways. On this day in history, guitarist session player Cranston Clements was born in New Orleans (1951) and Cajun accordionist Bruce Daigrepont was born in New Orleans (1958). Now back to today:


Independence Day in New Orleans


Today is Fourth of July! Celebrations at the National WWII Museum, the French Market and Riverwalk, Pontchartrain Park, Algiers Ferry Dock, Bayou St. John, and Mandeville. On this day in history, blues pianist Champion Jack Dupree was born in New Orleans (1910), trumpeter Shamarr Allen was born in New Orleans (1980), and our nation was born (1776).


Today in New Orleans: 6.27.12


Today, Aaron Neville performs at the House of Blues, salsa dance for a cause at Rita’s Tequila House, Debauchery premiers at Mid-City Theater, Shadowbox Theatre performs Verbatim Verboten, and Tomas Moniz reads excerpts from his Rad Dadmagazine at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse. On this day in history, founding member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tony Spargo (1897) and drummer Johnny Vidacovich was born in New Orleans (1949).


Today in New Orleans: Circus, Solstice and SIN


Today, watch the circus parade before it enters the rings, get Hot and Bothered for the solstice, watch a trio of lesbian aliens come to Earth to find love in a Pride Week screening,  get the blues at Wednesdays on the Point, and go Man in Black at the One Eyed Jack's Johnny Cash tribute concert. On this day in New Orleans history, blues harp legend Lazy Lester was born in Torras, Louisiana (1933), and crooner Al “Carnival Time” Johnson was born in New Orleans (1939).


Today in New Orleans: 6.13.12


Today, check out the visiting Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars in the French Quarter, see HBO’s documentary on obesity at Café Istanbul, hit the West Bank for Wednesdays on the Point, listen to Kermit Ruffins on the turntables, and bowl while Fredy Omar con su Banda plays Latin music. On this day in history, pianist, brass player and music publisher Richard M. Jones was born in Donaldsonville, LA (1889), blues guitarist Lafayette Thomas was born in Shreveport, LA (1928), and Louis Armstrong’s 1963 album “Hello, Dolly!” reach No. 1 on the Billboard Albums Chart (1964). What to do this Wednesday:


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