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Lundi

April 27th

Marco Benevento

Blue Nile Balcony, 10p.m.

Multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist

 

Eric Lindell

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Local singer-songwriter with a funky edge

 

FREQUINOX

Blue Nile, 9:15p.m.

Stanton Moore, R.Walter, W.Bernard, Donald Harrison, Mercurio + Ronkat & Brian J

 

DRKWAV

Maison, 10p.m.

John Medeski, Skerik & Adam Deitch, and Yojimbo

 

Joan Armartrading

Civic Theater, 9p.m.

British singer-songwriter

 

Amanda Shaw

Rock n Bowl

Fiddle phenom matured and so has her sound

 

Instruments A Comin’

Tips, 8p.m.

Benefit to help kids with music feat. HISB, Johnny Sketch, New Orleans Suspects, Paul Barrere, Wild Magnolias, Galactic, Anders

 

Marcia Ball

HOB, 8p.m.

Godmother of New Orleans Soul

 

Jimbo Mathus

d.b.a 10p.m.

Squirrel Nut Zippers alum plays solo singer-songwriter work

Mardi

April 28th

Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf Bar, 10p.m.

 

DRAGON SMOKE

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell, Robert Mercurio

 

The WHIP!

Blue Nile, 12a.m.

Brian J(Pimps), Ron Kat, Robert Walter, Pete Shand, Corey Henry, John Staten

 

Skerik

Blue Nile Balcony, 10p.m.

Experimental sax virtuoso

Mercredi

April 29th

Bob Dylan

Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.

The master returns to the town he says “saved his life”

 

Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

Side project from Yojimbo and Skerik

 

Johnny Vidacovich, Ivan Neville, June Yamagishi & George Porter Jr.

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

 

Megalomaniacs Ball

Howling Wolf, 10p.m.


Horror Show: Fire Ravages Delgado Theatre Production, Show Must Go On


For a Delgado Community College theater department, horror came after the production was over on Saturday night. Early Sunday morning, a catastrophic fire engulfed the set of the outdoor Rocky Horror Show production as well as the majority of the department’s sound and electrical equipment. Originally thought to be an electrical fire, inspectors now believe the blaze was sparked by the smoldering of a carelessly flicked cigarette.

 

Director Tim Baker, a professor at Delgado, explained that the night’s Saturday performance had wrapped and the cast and crew had left for the night around 11:30 p.m. A call about the fire went into the fire department between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. Sunday.

 

“It wasn’t just the set; the whole department went up in flames.  It’s really such a shame. We lost cables, thirty different lighting instruments, 14 body mics; basically all of our electrical equipment…we estimate the damage between $50,000- $100,000.  It will take a long time to re-establish what we lost,” said Baker.

 

A great deal of the department’s equipment had been relocated outdoors to the lawn at Delgado College for the production, which would be a more interactive performance with a real car and actual squirt guns. The show however, must go on and the department is working furiously to maintain the show schedule through this weekend and next weekend. Fortunately, the production lends itself to using the charred remains of the original set as the backdrop.

 

“We are working very hard and only missing one day of show on Thursday, but will be up for Friday and Saturday’s shows this weekend and next.  The old set will be the new backdrop, which ironically fits with the show’s apocalyptic theme.”

 

Even though now somewhat limited, Prof. Baker promises a spectacular science fiction double feature show awaits you at City Park. The Rocky Horror Show will take place outdoors at Delgado's City Park Campus (615 City Park Ave.) with performances Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, at 7:30 and 11 p.m. and the following weekend, performances at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and on April 19-20 at 7:30 and 11 p.m.

 

Update: 4.11.13, 4pm- Rocky Horror has been cancelled for the weekend of April 12. The show will resume again on April 17.

 

Tickets are $12 and $15.  Call 504-671-6360 for more information.

 

If you would like to make a donation to the Delgado Community College Theater Department to assist in their efforts to re-build, please mail checks to 615 City Park Ave., 70119 and have them made out to ‘Delgado Community College Theater Department’.




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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock