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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

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


Reports: Mr. Magic, Former No Limit Rapper, Dies in Car Accident


Mr. Magic, a rapper from the 9th Ward who recorded with the famed No Limit Records during the 1990s, reportedly died in a car accident Saturday, according to numerous reports on social media. According to Complex Music, Mr. Magic, born Awood Johnson, died in the accident with his wife. The crash reportedly took place in Mississippi, 

 

Also known as Magic and Mr. Ninth Ward, Mr. Magic hooked up with No Limit after meeting Corey C-Murder Miller, the brother of No Limit head Master P. His 1998 debut "Sky's the Limit" came at the height of No Limit Records' run, and rose up the charts to No. 15 on the Billboard album charts. In 2004, he teamed with former heavyweight champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. and Choppa to form Body Head Bangerz. The trio released one album, which included the hit "I Smoke, I Drank."

 

As the news spread this morning, New Orleans hip-hop community took to Twitter to remember Mr. Magic:

 

 

 




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