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Details Announced for Big Chief Bo Dollis Remembrance

Last Tuesday (1.20), Big Chief Theodore “Bo” Dollis became an ancestor. The Dollis family has now announced the details of his funeral services. The remembrance will span two days (1.30, 1.31) and feature all the pomp befitting a man of his stature.

Council Declares April 24 Bo Dollis Day

The New Orleans City Council’s debate of the Smoke Free Ordinance banning smoking in bars and public spaces in the regular meeting today (1.22) is the meeting’s marquis event. But, before deliberations begin on the controversial ban, the Council recognized the late Big Chief Theodore “Bo” Dollis for his lifetime achievements in preserving the music and culture of the city. The first day of Jazz Fest (4.24) will be recognized as Bo Dollis Day.

Big Chief Bo Dollis Becomes an Ancestor

Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis passed away this morning at the age of 71 years old while sleeping at home, according to a representative of his family. The Chief of the Wild Magnolias, his departure was described as peaceful. Dollis is credited with ushering in a new era for Mardi Gras Indians.

Today in NOLA: 1.09.15

Mardi Gras is growing near and it is evident in the day’s offerings. The Pussyfooters are holding their annual ball and the Wild Magnolias are taking the stage at Tips. Over at the Convention Center, Comic Con has arrived. On this day in 1805, Louis and Clark found a skeleton of a blue whale. Now, more to find this Friday.

Today in New Orleans 10.06.12

There’s a wide variety of events going on today beginning with Carolyn Hembree’s poetry reading at Crescent City books. Stop by the shop to hear her latest material Skinny and have your copy signed. Later, gallery openings will take place throughout the city for Art for Art’s Sakes. Last but certainly not least The Wild Magnolias perform at the I club tonight led by Big Chief Bo Dollis and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Seven years ago today New Orleanean singer and actress Linda Hopkins was officially honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Today's Events: 7.28.11

July 28, when Henry VIII of England executed Thomas Cromwell and married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day (1540), when the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was certified, granting citizenship and due process of law for African-Americans (1868), when the city of Miami, Florida, was incorporated (1896), when Hugo Chávez (1954), Delfeayo Marsalis (1965) and Soulja Boy (1990) were born, and World Hepatitis Day. Doing two things today isn't a bad thing, especially with this list:

Hola Nola: Celebrity Mixtape Edition

Vol. I: DJ Soul Sister

Whenever I do a set, it's never planned out, always improvisational, always going from how I feel and what's going on with me that minute.  My sets are very artistic in that way, very different. That's why I'm blessed that the lovely people who come to my parties allow me to express myself in that way.  It's the kind of mode that you expect from a musician, and not so much from a DJ - but you should.  

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