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October 9th

Ariana Grande

Smoothie King Center, 7:30p.m.

Pop musician known for licking donuts she doesn’t buy


Kacey Musgraves

Howlin’ Wolf, 6:30p.m.

Country and Western Rhinestone Revue


Blackest of the Black ft. Danzig

The Civic, 6:30p.m.

Also ft. Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong and Witch Mountain


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

Opening of Traditions Transfigured


La Traviata

Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8p.m.

Opera story of love and sacrifice


October 10th

Dwight Yoakam

Orpheum Theater, 8:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter and country music pioneer


Meg Myers

OEJ, 7p.m.

Smoky Mountain singer-songwriter


Moon Taxi

The Civic, 8p.m.

Nashville rock band



HOB, 7p.m.

Reggae from Cali


Suggestive Gestures

Zeitgeist, 9:30p.m.

Experimental feature and drag performance


Moonlight Market: A Celebration of 20 Years of CCFM

Reyn Studios, 7p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market fundraiser


October 11th

Bent, Not Broken Gallery Talk

Ogden, 2p.m.

With Curator, Michael Meads


Odd Man Out

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of Halloween Classic Series


Masters of Illusion

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Magicians from the hit TV show


Papa Mali

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

George Porter Jr., Robert Hunter and Bill Kreutzmann

Algiers and Chalmette Ferries Back in Service

Ferry commuters can breathe a sigh of relief after yesterday’s suspension of the Canal St.-Algiers connection. As of July 31 at 1:25pm, the West Bank-Downtown route is back in service, according to the LADOTD. The Chalmette ferry, St. John, is also operating on its normal routine after undergoing repairs. 


The St. John ferry was deemed out of commission due to mechanical issues, and the LADOTD sent the Algiers ferry Levy to Da' Parish as a substitute. Now that the St. John's steering issues have been turned around, both locations are up and running. 


Although the latest news offers travelers temporary transport, the long term future of the ferries still hangs in the balance. The state will drop funding funding soon, but locals could take over if the Regional Transit Authority agrees to assume operations.


Last week, the RTA proposed an increase of fares to $2 one-way. In the meantme, the ferry was already operating on reduced hours, ending service as early as 6:30 p.m.


Ferry fans can stay in tune by following the motor vessel on Twitter (@Canal_Ferry), or on the LADOTD's website


M.D. Dupuy contributed reporting 


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