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Mardi

March 31st

Da Truth Brass Band & Action Jackson

The Bottomline, 10p.m.

WWOZ personality and band take the second line inside

 

Matt Rhody & John Rankin

Columns Hotel, 8p.m.

Fresh off a gig with Stevie Wonder, local violinist keeps it up

 

Ashlin Parker

Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse, 8p.m.

Cold trumpeter in a hot venue

 

Dr. Dog

The Varsity (BR!), 8p.m.

Diehards can see the band in Baton Rouge

Mercredi

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

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


Large-Scale Lichtenstein Pops Up on NOMA's Lawn


Pop art has popped up on the lawn at NOMA, with Lichtenstein's “Five Brushstrokes” erected today. The museum announced the joint donation from Sydney and Walda Besthoff in October, and the large-scale sculpture is greeting visitors now, in the midst of some renovations. 

 

Clean lines and loud colors characterize the towering aluminum sculpture. "Five Brushstrokes" embodies Lichtenstein’s attention to detail and tongue-in-cheek humor.  One brushstroke stacked atop another draws the viewers’ eye up with different color panels. 

 

NOMA is still in the process of renovating their pool, as well as adding seating and additional lighting to the area around the sculpture. Spokesperson Allison Gouaux said that NOMA expects all renovations to be completed by the spring.

 

The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, Susan M. Taylor, issued a statement on the new 20 ft. sculpture, thanking the Besthoff’s for making such a boast-worthy piece possible.

 

“Its placement in front of the museum will ensure that it will be appreciated and enjoyed by generations of visitors for many years to come. We are honored to be able to showcase Roy Lichtenstein’s work here at NOMA,” said Taylor.

 

 




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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.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock