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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


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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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,

Listings Editor


Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock