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Jeudi

April 28th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, 11-7p.m.

Tedeschi Trucks, Elvis Costello, Flo Rida, Snarky Puppy  headline

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Six piece soul from ‘bama

 

Shorty Fest

HOB, 9p.m.

Benefit for Troy Andrews’ foundation

 

Black Joe Lewis

Tip’s, 2a.m.

Blues, soul, and funk

 

Rage Fest

Joy, 10p.m.

Funksters get loud!

 

Naughty Professor

30/90, 10p.m.

NOLA funk done right

 

Luther & Cody Dickinson

3 Keys, 10p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars brother

 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Blue Nile, 11:59p.m.

Electric cello and horns bring the groove

 

Snarky Puppy

Republic 10p.m.

Jazz nerds’ darlings

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps, 11p.m.

6th Ward brass mixes funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop

 

Ground Up All-Stars

Republic, 10p.m.

Michael League, Bob Lanzetti, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock

 

Dash Rip Rock

Circle Bar, 9:30p.m.

Original Louisiana rocker

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week feat. music from Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Morning 40 Federation

Siberia, 9p.m.

Locals’ favorite rockers

Vendredi

April 29th

The Funky Meters

Tip’s. 9p.m.

NOLA funk originators

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Los Lobos

Republic, 8p.m.

Famed Mexican-American rockers

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

The Roots with Hot 8

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Tribute Clarence “Trixie” Slaugher

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

“I Can Play Drum”

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Freeman & Weedie Percussion Night

 

Marcia Ball

Le Petit, 9p.m.

NOLA’s top songstress

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

All aboard for NOLA trumpet great!

 

Tuba Skinny

D.b.a., 6p.m.

Trad jazz greats for the swing dance set

 

Communion

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

My Jerusalem, Purple, Los Coast and Luxley


Obama Thanks French President for New Orleans


French President Francois Hollande is keeping most of this week's state visit to the U.S. around the Potomac, but our own prez was sure to give a nod to the end of the Mississippi. During remarks at an arrival ceremony welcoming Hollande Tuesday, President Barack Obama thanked the French for New Orleans.

 

Speaking next to Hollande on the White House's South Lawn, Obama reflected on the U.S.-France relationship, "from a field in Yorktown to the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Afghanistan."

 

Obama then ran down the more physical things that the U.S. can thank L'Hexagone for providing.

 

"This capital city, designed by (Pierre) L'Enfant," he said, speaking of Washington, D.C. "Our Statue of Liberty, a gift from France."

 

Then came our turn, indicating that perhaps First Lady Michelle Obama is still pushing for her dream trip.

 

"And something many Americans are especially grateful for, New Orleans and the French Quarter," Obama said.

 

Some laughter then emerged from the assembled crowd.

 

In the highly-choreographed activities of the state visit, New Orleans won't go unrepresented. Mayor Mitch flew to D.C. to attend a luncheon in honor of the French President that was hosted by Vice President Joe Biden. Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries were also expected to attend.

 

As for the food, the assembled guests also have New Orleans to thank:

 

 

While in D.C., Landrieu is also holding meetings on New Orleans' murder reduction strategy and the development of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport's new terminal, his office said. He will return to New Orleans on Wednesday.




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