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May 26th

Gawd Save the Queen

Snug, 7p.m.

A musical tribute to Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

Maggie Koerner, art, Ms. Linda

 

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park, 5p.m.

Colin Lake, James Andrew play free outdoor series

 

Bad Company

Champions Square, 6p.m.

Rawk n’ Roll! Joe Walsh opens

 

Devil You Know

Republic, 9p.m.

Metalcore supergroup

 

Mrs. Magician

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Up and coming San Diego dismal pop

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermitt weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

Feufollet

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Cajun indie rock--and it’s great

 

Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf, 11p.m.

Weekly gig from one of the city’s top drummers


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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