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MERCREDI

September 24th

6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans

 


Richard Buckner, HAWN
BEATnik, 8p.m.

California singer-songwriter

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington
d.b.a., 10 p.m.
Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week

 

Felice Brothers
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New York-based folk rock band, plus Spirit Family Reunion ($15)

 

Horse Thief
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Psychedelic folk rock on tour from Oklahoma City ($5)

JEUDI

September 25th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Russell Batiste and Friends, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Mike Soulman Baptiste

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Tim Laughlin and The New Orleans Review launch party

 

Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
New Orleans Athletic Club, 7p.m.
Associate Director of famers’ market org discusses merits of eating local

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

The Geraniums
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Moody local rock foursome ($5)

 

Rue Fiya
Maison, 10p.m.
Feel-good music with influence “from Afro-Funk to Zydeco”

 

Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Bounce all-stars celebrate Q93's DJ Ro’s Birthday


Moveon.Org Wins Billboard Battle


MoveOn.org's Obamacare billboard can stay up, a judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick parried a request by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne to take down the Obamacare-focused placard, which satirizes the state's "Pick Your Passion" tourism campaign.

 

Moveon.org, the national left-leaning netroots org, posted the billboard on Interstate 10 heading east into Baton Rouge in early March. Directly juxtaposing the state's tourism campaign with Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to reject Obamacare's Medicaid expansion money, the sign reads: "Pick Your Passion! But hope you don't love your health. Gov. Jindal's denying Medicaid to 242,000 people."

 

Dardenne, whose office oversees tourism promotion, claimed trademark infringement on the grounds that the billboard would confuse people into thinking the state is criticizing its own governor.

 

Dick soundly rejected that argument, writing that MoveOn's parody is protected under free speech, and that people are unlikely to look at the billboard and think that the state

 

"In this Court's view, the Lieutenant Governor underestimates the intelligence and reasonableness of people viewing the billboard," she writes.

 

With the ruling in hand, MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland that more signs are likely in the future.

 

"We are doubling down on our campaign to ensure every American has access to health care. We are expanding our billboard campaign in Louisiana," she said. "And we will will not rest until Governor Jindal and all of the other Republicans blocking access to Medicaid get out of the way."

 

Dardenne, who is running for governor in 2015, hasn't indicated whether he will appeal the ruling.




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Anna Gaca

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Jason Raymond

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Paolo Roy

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