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1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (11:00 AM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (2:00PM- 5:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs, with live music by The Nigel Hall Band
Michalopoulos Studio (2:00PM and 8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Zephyr Field (4:00PM and 6:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
Gerken Bike’s 5 Year Anniversary Party
Gerken Bike’s Back Yard (7:00 PM)
Drinks! Snacks! Thanks! And music by Raya Brass Band and others
Tulane University’s Dixon Hall (8:00 PM)
The final evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Hi- Ho Lounge (11:00 PM)
Weekly dance party with the Queen of Soul
Swamp Thing: NBC Green-lights NOLA-Set Marching Band Comedy
by Jillian Firnhaber
Although Treme's time on the tube may be limited, fear not! Among NBC's newly announced pilots is a show tentatively titled The Swamp, focused on a college scramble-style marching band, and set in New Orleans. Likely a response to Fox's hit show Glee, The Swamp will blend light-hearted comedy with musical numbers. Named for the house in which the band resides, NBC has remained relatively mum on the green-lit pilot, only saying that the kids' “unlikely mentor” will be a key point of the show.
Lawrence Jackson is occupied with Southern’s Human Jukebox; so, a different director was found. Showrunner Tom Brady, best known for directing Rob Schneider in The Hot Chick, despite being a Harvard alumnus, will helm the production. Much of Brady's previous television experience came in the form of animated comedy. He's penned several episodes of The Simpsons, and was an executive producer on the well received, but short-lived MTV series Good Vibes. He most recently directed the Adam Sandler produced Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which holds a rare 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was nominated for six Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture of the Year. Time will tell if Brady can turn The Swamp into the next television sensation or if he will remain out of step.
NBC has yet to set a time-line for The Swamp's release, and no details about whether the show will be shot on location in NOLA have been provided.
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