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April 1st

April Toole’s Day

The Irish House, 7:30p.m.

A celebration of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces


 

Wednesday at the Square

Lafayette Square, 5p.m.

The Revivalists and Robin Barnes play for the seasonal fest

 

Shiba San

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.

French DJ and producer

 

Hazy Ray Trio

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.

Rhythm and blues from the souls of local rockers

 

Treme Brass Band

Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Dinky Tao Poetry

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 8p.m.

Weekly open poetry hour hosted by Jacob Dilson

Jeudi

April 2nd

Boukou Groove

Chickie Wah Wah, 9p.m.

New Orleans funk

 

Woodenhead 40th Anniversary/CD Release Show

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

With special guests John “Papa” Gros, Helen Gillet, Tommy Malone and The Bonerama Horns

 

Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock 'N Bowl, 8:30p.m.

Zydeco swamp pop

 

The Collossal Heads

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Surprise show with TCH plus  Bantam Foxes and Hello Nomad


Jazz in the Park Reawakens Armstrong


With a bunch of new DVDs putting Treme back in the news today, it's worth remembering that music and life in the 6th Ward goes on even when the cameras aren't rolling. One of the more noticeable signs of life in the neighborhood happened when the gates of Armstrong Park were thrown back open to the public. With the park that houses Congo Square finally available for enjoyment after so many years of neglect, the community has been using the park on Thursdays this spring for a little outdoor food and music.

 

Jazz in the Park was christened on April 5, and will resume this Thursday from 5-7 p.m. On the musical menu is one of Treme's favorite trombonists, Glen David Andrews, as well as Michael Baptiste, DJ Quickie Mart and, proving that the little guys can play, too, the Craig Elementary School band. The event, which is sponsored by People United for Armstrong Park, is free and open to the public, but no coolers or outside food and drink is permitted.

 

Future incarnations of the event are planned for April 26, when Kermit Ruffins will play a really early gig before his early gig at Vaughn's, and May 10, when Big Chief Donald Harrison will help everyone dance the JazzFest wearies.




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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