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Jeudi

January 29th

St. Cecilia’s Asylym Chorus

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

Choral group welded through New Orleans eclectic music scene; $5

       

Jonathan Freilich

Ogden After Hours, 6p.m.

Hear the guitarist/composer play and speak at Thursday’s premier after hours event

 

Chrisette Michelle

Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Grammy nominated singer for her album “Better” in 2013

 

Johnny Vidacovich

Maple Leaf, 12a.m.

Drumming sensation takes the stage with Mike Dillon and Brian Haas

 

 

Moth GrandSLAM Championship: 1

The Joy Theater, 7:30p.m.

Ten StorySLAM champs retell their tales to the theme “Fish Out of Water”

 

Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

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

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux


Preparation, Pretty Lights are High Points of Red Cross Hurricane App


by Mary-Devon Dupuy

The 2012 hurricane season has been kind to the Crescent City so far, but the Red Cross has just released a free Iphone app to remind us that we’re not in the clear yet. Until November, New Orleans residents need to gather emergency supplies, map out their evacuation routes, and come up with family plans before it’s too late. The new app, simply called, “Hurricane,” gives people all the information they could possibly need to prepare before a hurricane, and maybe even a little bit to help out during the throes of a big storm.

 

 

The application tracks its users' locations, offering them points on a map where they can find the shelters closest to them. There is also a section called, “Prepare,” in which users can find information regarding what to do right before, during, and after a hurricane, as well as a “Plan Ahead,” section. As most of us know, there is absolutely no phone reception during a hurricane, so the app may prove useless as a tool for the actual storm. However, the gobs of features for pre-planning make it worth the phone memory.

 

If you didn’t already know what the categorical threshold is for a hurricane to become an imminent threat, (spoiler alert: it’s a Category 2) or if you don’t know exactly how many gallons of water each person should have in the house in case of a major storm, you have a lot to learn from The Red Cross’ app. There are quizzes on hurricane history, knowledge, and how to prepare for storms to test your knowledge once you think you’ve adequately prepared. Of course, there is also an “alerts” section with push notifications provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service. The best part of the app: it comes with a strobe light.

 

That’s right, if you press the tool box at the top left hand corner, you can access the app’s “Emergency Tools.” There is a flashlight, a strobe light, an alarm siren, and even an “I’m Safe,” message prepared to be tweeted, facebooked, text messaged, or emailed to friends and loved ones.

 

Download the app here.




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