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Today in New Orleans: 9.05.12

Today, network with over 50 New Orleans based cultural organizations at Culture Collision, take in some 80s fuzz pop or some aughts folk-punk and see a new program that's working for the kids in Central City. On this day in Louisiana history, the late trumpet player Jean Baptiste was born (1934) and Jean Lafitte’s brother Pierre and a group of other pirates escaped from the Cabildo, and remained free thank to his brother Jean's negotiations (1814) and Gov. Uncle Earl Long passed (1960).



Culture Collisions (Generations Hall 5:30pm) Network with over 50 performing and Visual Arts organizations. All participating groups will be selling tickets for specific events as well as memberships for the upcoming year. A great place to explore the multitude of cultural events this lovely city has to offer.


Jesus and The Mary Chain (House of Blues, 8pm) The band, made up of brothers Jim and William Reid was originally formed in 1983 and broke up in 1999. Since they reunited in 2007, they’ve continued to come up with great original material. Don’t miss the groovy Scottish alternative rock tunes at the House of Blues 8 pm


Generation K (Ashe Center, 5:30pm) The New Orleans kids partnership hosts this forum as a part of its citywide “Generation K” project aimed at securing basic rights for New Orleans children in the post Katrina city. Their goal is to ensure academic aptitude, physical and mental health and career readiness for New Orleans through the community school model.


Zydepunks, Outernational (Circle Bar, 10pm) Dance the night away with the Zydepunks exciting mix of klezmer, Cajun, zydeko and punk rock music. With vocals, violins, accordions, drums and base guitar, there will be plenty to tap your feet to on lee circle at 10pm.


David Dondero (One-Eyed Jack’s, 10pm) The former lead singer of Sunbrain and member of This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb was named one of the “best living songwriters” alongside Bob Dylan and Tom Waits by NPR’s “All Songs Considered”. Don’t miss his performance of hauntingly beautiful solo tunes.


Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market (484 Sala Ave, 8pm) Stop by the Westwego farmers and fisheries market to enjoy local produce and seafood or browse their handcrafted jewelry and local art. With delicious homemade breads, jams pastries and Cajun cooked snacks you’re bound to find a tasty treat!


Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake (Chickie Wah Wah, 8pm) Check out their weekly duet. With her Apalachian-style vocal training and his eclectic style on the piano, the music is uniquely magical.  Enjoy the tunes in the intimate and smoke free setting.


Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses?(Mimi's, 10pm) With a background in theater music, Aurora puts a unique spin on the New Orleans style mix of Jazz, Klesmer, Swing and Balkan influenced tunes she performs throughout the city. Stop by Mimi's for her weekly performance of gypsy jazz at 10pm.


Busker’s Ballroom (Hi-Ho Lounge, 8pm) Sweet Street Symphony’s local jazzy ragtime performs along with a variety of street performers. Feel free to bring instruments to this indoor busking event. No Cover!

Tin Men (d.b.a, 7pm) The Tin Men’s unique combination of Sousaphone, Washboard and Guitar adds up to a unique sound that draws from elements of each Jug Band, Swing Jazz, R&B, Motown, heavy metal and more!


Treme Brass Band (Candlelight Lounge, 10pm) Led by snare drummer Benny Jone’s senior and featuring trumpet player Kenny Terry, the traditional marching brass band is about as classic New Orleans as it gets. Enjoy the footstopping, celebratory tune.

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