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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Grand Palace Hotel Catches Fire
CBD -- A plume of smoke stretched across the sky in the center of New Orleans tonight. Turns out, the billowing smoke originated on the top floors of the former Grand Palace Hotel, at the corner of Canal St. and N. Claiborne Ave., which caught fire after 8 p.m. The two-alarm blaze forced road closures around the area of the 18-story building, including Interstate 10 in both directions between the Claiborne Ave. and Orleans Ave., according to officials. About 10:30 p.m., the interstate was reopened.
A cause wasn't immediately identified by the fire department. The gutted building is located at the northwest corner of the intersection. Flames were highly visible from the CBD on the South side of the building, as the blaze scorched the top few floors of the building. Fire officials did not immediately give details about the cause. The abandoned hotel, which is inside the LSU-VA hospital footprint, was scheduled to be demolished later in July.
In addition to the interstate, authorities also shut down surface streets around the blaze including Canal St. from Galvez to Villere, as well as Claiborne Ave. between Cleveland and Iberville.
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