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October 8th

ASAP Rocky

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Harlem rapper come to NOLA



The Civic, 8p.m.

Swedish heavy metal band


Twin Shadow

Republic, 8p.m.

Dominican-American musician


Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. King Edward


Creole Son

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Account of Edgar Degas in Nola


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

Bobby Jindal Talks Health Care, Times-Picayune Cuts & Mardi Gras on Meet the Press (VIDEO)

After storming out of the gates Thursday, our Veep-seeking gov, Bobby Jindal, continued his rapid-fire opposition to Obamacare on Sunday morning's edition of Meet the Press. Paired with former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, Jindal rattled off his case against President Barack Obama's health care refrom, but host David Gregory still had a chance to press him about his declaration that he won't enact Obamacare in Louisiana. Jindal also chimed in with some Mardi Gras and TImes-Picayune talk.


Since the Supreme Court's decision upholding health care reform came down, Jindal has been saying he won't enact the reforms in Louisiana. He said he won't set up exchanges, or expand Medicaid in the Pelican State, and will instead work to get Mitt Romney elected in an effort to repeal the law.


"We're gonna have more people in the cart than pulling the cart," he said of adding a large, new federal program to the national budget. :We're going to go the way of Europe if we don't repeal this law."


Later, Gregory again pressed Jindal when he was making a point about leaving health care to the states. 


"I come from one of the most culturally distinct states in the entire country. Mardi Gras is right for Louisiana It may not work as well in Vermont or other states. The reality is what works in Massachusetts may not be appropriate for another state," Jindal said, referring to the state where Republican nominee Mitt Romney enacted a health care program similar to Obamacare while governor.


"Wait, you're really comparing Mardi Gras to universal health insurance?" Gregory said.


"What I'm saying is every state is different," Jindal responded before going on to say the Supreme Court is eroding our freedoms.


At the end of the interview, Gregory took a moment to ask Jindal about the cuts at the Times-Picayune. He said he was "saddened" by the reduced print schedule, and said newspapers are necessary for holding government officials accountable.


"I have a lot of friends that work at the paper. I don't always agree with the paper, and I shouldn't always agree with the paper," Jindal said. "I think it's important for democracy that we've got robust news-gathering organizations."


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Jindal did come across rather

Jindal did come across rather timid. He just couldn't find a way to work his usual one-liners into the conversation.

According to the Census of

According to the Census of the 50 states and Washington DC, Louisiana has the second highest infant mortality rate, and only four other states have shorter life expectancies.

Dean buried him.

Dean buried him.

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