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Jeudi

May 5th

Sinkhole de Mayo

Woldenburg Park, 4p.m.

Celebrate Mexico and NOLA’s crumbling infrastructure

 

Father

HOB, 9p.m.

Croatian alt-metal

 

Sister Sparrow

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Arleigh Kincheloe’s funky soul outfit

 

Peach Kelli

Siberia, 9p.m.

Po-mo garage rocker

 

Wild Belle

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Brother-sister psychedelic reggae

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

Amy McCarley, art, Ms. Linda

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

3700 Orleans Ave., 3p.m.-7p.m.

Midcity edition of the city's prime local market

 

Brass-A-Holics

Le Bon Temps,, 11p.m.

Go-go meets NOLA brass

Vendredi

May 6th

Katt Williams

UNO Lakefront, 8p.m.

Comedian brings his Conspiracy Theory

 

The Unnaturals

Bank St. Bar,

Beachabilly with a little swing, dress appropriately

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 10p.m.

Romy Kaye & the Mercy Buckets provide soundtrack

 

The Jesse Smith Project

Maison, 10p.m.

Big brassy swamp funk


Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson Hearing Call of Congress, Says D.C. Mag


Louisiana political fixers and A&E execs thought the Bayou State's love of reality shows and charismatic campaigners would find a happy medium with a show about Edwin Edwards. But a special election has things moving toward a different dynasty. According to the Washington Examiner, Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson is being prodded to run for the special election to fill the spot of departing North Louisiana Congressman Rodney Alexander.

 

Robertson, a Republican from West Monroe, has made no formal announcement about his intentions. He is a self-styled "redneck millionaire," ardent pro-lifer and avowed fan of the American flag headband. In addition to the hunting and general antics depicted on the reality show, he's also been seen praying at a Nascar race

 

The show that made his bearded band household names is the top-rated reality show on cable. But these days he's hearing a different call. "Key Republican operatives" are urging Roberston to get into the race to replace Alexander, who he is reportedly "friendly with," according to the Examiner. Alexander resigned last week in a huff about partisan politics, then promptly signed up to take a seat in Gov. Bobby Jindal's cabinet.

 

Like the Duck Commander family's bad ideas, elections make good TV. So, the Beltway is already salivating at the prospect of headlines during a slow election cycle. But one advisor cautioned the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard not to read too much into things, just like Willie.

 

"Celebrity candidates are very appealing to inside-the-Beltway consultants and reporters, but they usually run lousy campaigns," an unnamed operative told the Examiner. "That, and Louisiana tends not to favor celebrity candidates."

 

After Alexander's announced retirement from Congress and subsequent re-entry into the political sphere, Jindal set a special election for Oct. 19. So far, announced candidates for the race include state Reps. Neil Riser, Jay Morris and attorney Jeff Guerriero on the Republican side. State Rep. Marcus Hunter is throwing his hat in the ring on the Democratic side, with more potentially to follow.

 

The 5th Congressional district, which is centered primarily on Monroe, runs from the Arkansas border south to parts of Baton Rouge, and east to portions of the Florida parishes.

 

Here's Robertson talking family values with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News:

--Stephen Babcock




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