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Vendredi (10.24)

October 25th

Gleason Gras

Champions Square (4p.m.)

Raise ALS awareness with a fest

 

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City

 

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.

Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

 

Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

 

Cottonmouth Kings

Spotted Cat, 10p.m.

Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile 8p.m.

Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Today in New Orleans 10.09.13


Hump day is bringing music from local funk, to indie rock from near and far. Locals can take advantage of this weather, perhaps with a show at Lafayette Square or some late-season sunbathing at the Country Club. On today’s date in 1930, Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra recorded “Body and Soul” for the Okeh label in Los Angeles. Now, more to do this Wednesday:


Today in New Orleans 9.25.13


Today, Lafayette Square welcomes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue for a free, outdoor show in the rising star's hometown. Later on in the Quarter, local indie/folk act Hurray for the Riff Raff is playing One Eyed Jacks. Happy Birthday to Lafayette Creole music star Cedric Watson, born on this day in 1983. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Today in New Orleans 4.17.13


Tonight, Wednesday at the Square welcomes the Revivalists! Million Dollar Quartet at the Mahalia Jackson, and an artist mashup on Elysian Fields. On this day in 1972, New Orleans lost a great bandleader and clarinetist, Tony Parenti. Now, more to do this hump day. 


Today in New Orleans 3.27.13


Tonight, head to Lafayette Square for a free concert from Ms. Marcia Ball. On Elysian Fields, enjoy peformances and a panel discussion with Trixie Minx, Nanette Ladet, and more. On this day in 1934, Rev. Gerald Smith delivered a speech to Sulphur’s “Share Our Wealth” Club. Now, more to do this chilly Wednesday. 


Today in New Orleans 3.20.13


Tonight, see Col. Bruce Hampton for free at Wednesdays at the Square. Check out some Americana at Tipitina’s, noise music on St. Claude, and more. On this day in 1839, Shreveport was designated as a city. Now, more hump day happenings. 


Wednesdays at the Square Returns


by Brad Rhines

Daylight Savings Time means an extra of hour of sunshine, which leaves many folks around town wondering how best to spend it.  If it’s Wednesday, your best bet is probably “Wednesdays at the Square,” the weekly concert series sponsored by the Young Leadership Council that starts today.


Today's Events: 3.14.12


Today, Wednesday at the Square returns to the CBD, The Lion King opens at Mahalia Jackson Theatre and Art in Bloom sprouts up at NOMA. On this day, a mob lynched 11 Italians charged with the murder of police chief David Hennessy (1891), and Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2005). Now back to today:


Today's Events: 4/20/11


 April 20, the day that Warner Bros. announced the Vitaphone, the process that adds sound to film (1926), when Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit” (1939), the premiere of Annie Hall (1977), the Columbine school shooting (1999), Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe (2010, more on that later), Napolean (1808) and Hitler’s (1889) birthdays, Charles Richter’s death (1985), and 4/20 day. Here’s the scoop:


Today's Events: 4/6/11


The Defender Picks (a gauche) lay down our list of suggestions each jour de la semaine, but here's our daily ‘pick of the litter,’ spotlighting a few of the day's offerings with some added detail.

 

Hola hump day- If we had it our way, today would go a little something like this:


Wednesday at the Square


By Laura Cayouette

The Radiators will be playing this week's Harvest the Music benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank.  The free weekly event at Lafayette Square takes place every Wednesday at 5 pm through November 3rd.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock