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Vendredi

April 17th

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Mahalia Jackson, 7:30p.m.

LPO along with John Kimura Parker present the music of Beethoven and Shostakovich

 

For the Gulf

Howlin’ Wolf, 7p.m.

Benefit concert  ft. The Honey Pots, special guest Charmaine Neville and more! Plus a screening of "The Restoration"

 

Tank and the Bangas

Prytania Bar, 9p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths mix funk and performance art Uptown

 

The Transplanted Roots

Hi Ho Lounge, 7p.m.

Folk rock

 

Cakewalk

Maison, 12a.m.

Bringing the funk on Frenchmen

 

Buena Vista Social Latin Dance Night

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Downtown spot trades techno for tango

 

Eric Bolivar, Casandra Faulconer, Brian Coogan, Andrew Block & Jason Neville

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

JazzFest is near and the allstar jams are beginning

Samedi

April 18th

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Pioneer of Mardi Gras Indian music crossing over into funk

 

BERG Double Header

UNO, 5p.m.

AllStars vs. Detroit Derby Girls, Crescent Wenches vs. Cajun Rollergirls

 

Story Time with Miss Maureen

Maple Street Books, 11:30a.m.

Reading circus sotry, Keith Graves' Second Banana

 

Earth Day Festival and Solar Derby

Palmer Park, 11a.m. to 7:30p.m.

Russel Honore leads an eco-fest


The Times-Picayune's Final Daily Edition


Following through on plans announced in the spring, The Times-Picayune ended its 175-year run as a daily newspaper today. Sunday's edition was the final print paper that will be distributed on the seven-days-a-week printing schedule. The front page of today's paper marks the day with a note to readers promising the new editions will have "substantial content and heft." The end of the publishing schedule also means waving goodbye to familiar bylines.

 

Farewell pieces over the weekend broke down into a few types. St. Tammany Bureau Editor Ron Thibodeaux, longtime editor Dennis Persica and political columnist Stephanie Grace all turned in farewell pieces that take readers from where they were when they arrived at Da Paper to where they ended up. With final pieces detailing the dire need to address Louisiana's disappearing wetlands and an important-yet-overlooked player in civil rights, Outdoors Editor Bob Marshall and reporter Katy Reckdahl turn in final pieces that speak to their passions. In all, 200 people lost their jobs when the NOLA Media Group reorganization was announced. Other staffers left voluntarily.

 

Sunday also marks the final edition with longtime publisher Ashton Phelps Jr. at the helm. Instead of a message from Phelps, the editorial page sends a message to the publisher, whose name was at the top of the masthead for 32 years. Ricky Matthews takes over as publisher of the newly formed NOLA Media Group tomorrow.




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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock