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Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister


Henry Glover Protest

Coroner's Office Agrees to Re-examine "Unclassified" Death of Man Killed, Burned in 2005



A group of protestors gathered at the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office (2612 Martin Luther King Blvd.) to demand that authorities reopen the file of Henry Glover, who was killed by NOPD officers and had his body burned on a levee in Algiers following the Federal Flood of 2005.

 

Orleans Parish Coroner Frank Minyard has agreed to reopen the file of Henry Glover, who was shot by former NOPD officer David Warren, after a protest this morning at the Coroner's office (2612 Martin Luther King Blvd.).

 

Glover's family and activists, many wearing "I am Henry Glover" t-shirts, demanded entrance into the building. In the wake of a retrial that aquitted ex-NOPD cop David Warren of wrongdoing, participants demanded that Glover's death be classified as a homicide. 

 

Currently, the coroner's report on Glover's death lists the cause as "unclassified" as opposed to "homicide." 

 

David Warren shot Glover outside of an Algiers strip mall on Sept. 2, 2005, and Glover's body was later found burned inside a vehicle on the levee. After the case was brought to light by the Nation magazine, Times-Picayune and others, Warren and other police officers were convicted for federal civil rights violations in the murder and cover up. Initially, Warren was sentenced to 25 years in prison. 

 

A federal appeals court granted Warren a re-trial, and he was aquitted of federal civil rights charges and gun charges on Wednesday, December 11. Warren said that he believed Glover was armed when he shot him, and he was tried separately from the officers who were charged with corruption for conspiring to hide evidence.     

 

In the wake of the Warren verdict, Henry Glover's family is continuing to bring attention to the case. Edna Glover, Henry Glover's mother, stood next to NAACP President and mayoral candidate Danatus King and addressed the crowd. 

 

"He admitted it. He have his son. I don't have my son, my son is in the ground," said Glover. "This has now moved beyond the Glover family. We have several organizations who are here."

 

W.C. Johnson of the United New Orleans Front, Big 7 President and community leader Edward Buckner, Sandra "18 Wheeler" Hester, Eloise Davis, and other protestors came in support of Glover. 

 

The group demanded entrance into the building, and was met with initial resistance from an employee. The protestors made their way in, shouting "This is a public building!" Minutes later, police officers arrived. 

 

Buckner, Johnson, and others eventually were led back to discuss the situation with Minyard. After approximately 20 minutes, King returned to address the crowd. 

 

"Within one week to ten days, the coroner will issue another report," said King, relaying what was discussed minutes earlier. "The investigation is officially reopened," said King. 

 

If the death is classified as a homicide, it could lead to murder charges.

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