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MERCREDI

May 24th

Jazz Pilates

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 12PM

Led by renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan

 

Happy Hour Sessions

The Foundation Room, 5PM

Featuring the raw blues and smokey femininity of Hedijo

 

Shake It Break It Band

21st Amendment, 5PM

Step back in time and enjoy some tunes

 

Lighting from a Theatrical Perspective

NOLA Community Printshop, 6PM

Hosted by veteran Lighting Designer, Andrew J. Merkel

 

Free Spirited Yoga

The Tchoup Yard, 6:30PM

Free yoga, optional beer and food

 

Big Easy Playboys

Bank Street Bar, 7PM

Mixing roots, rock, and blues

 

Think Less, Hear More

Hi-Ho Lounge, 9PM

Spontaneous compositions to projected movies

 

 

JEUDI

May 25th

Soft Opening

Royal Brewery, 11AM

Come celebrate the opening of NOLA’s newest brewery

 

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Royal Street, FQ, 11AM

Doreen Ketchens and her band

 

Jazz in the Park

New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM

Music by Honey Island Swamp Band + Hot 8 Brass Band

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM

Featuring the funky sounds of Margie Perez

 

Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM

Discussion on the “About to Happen” exhibition

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

R&B, rock blues, and everything in between

 

Luke Winslow King

Tipitina’s, 9PM

Support by The Washboard Rodeo

 

Dave Easley

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10PM

Witness one of the city’s best guitarists

 

VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl


Diamonds & the Tough

College World Series--How It Works



Yesterday, the seeds and brackets were announced for the 2016 College World Series. We all know that the road to Omaha is long, but it’s also twisting with a hybrid of different tourney formats involved. So, NoDef is offering a quick primer as we prepare to watch five Louisiana teams compete for the big prize.

 

Regionals

The competition begins with 64 D1 teams ranked and then split into 16 brackets for regionals. Within these groups, there are mini ranking (1-4) with the top team hosting the regional. LSU and ULL both hold said honor. In addition, the best eight squads are ranked as super seeds. These schools are distributed in such a way that they can not face one another in the first two rounds. It is important to note that the rankings set at the beginning tournament remain relevant all the way through Omaha.

 

The regionals will run from Friday, June 3, to Monday, June 6 (at the latest). This portion of the contest is double elimination which means that if one team loses twice, they are out of the tournament. The format of this section also means that some teams will be able to lock in victory early and garner an extra rest day.

 

Super Regionals

The 16 winners of the regionals will advance to the next round, the super regionals. The super regionals are set up as straight best-of-three series. Te host team will be determined by the original rankings with the higher positioned team taking home field advantage. This means that if the super seeds advance they retain host privileges. (As far as Louisiana’s teams are concerned,  LSU will is in line for a super regional, but the outlook for the other four teams is grim). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on Monday, June 6 at approximately 10p.m. (CST).

 

The Show

Eight teams will emerge from the super regionals and head to Omaha to play for all of the marbles. Based on the original rankings, the finalists are placed into two four-team groups. A new double elimination tourney is played in those groups. The group’s victors then face off in one final best of three series for the championship on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings. The 70th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

All of the games will be televised.

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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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