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Today in New Orleans 9.28.12

This Friday in the Big Easy, enjoy some soul at the Blue Nile, hear from the city’s Mardi Gras Indians at the Healing Center, and become part of a live recording Uptown at the Maple Leaf. City Park will be filled with LOVE in the Garden, and author John Shelton Reed will give his audience a taste of life in the French Quarter circa 1920. On September 28, 1868, the Opelousas Massacre left between 200-300 African-Americans dead over the right to vote. Now for more on today’s events:


Soul Project (Blue Nile Balcony Room, 10 pm)


Join members of Soul Project, Jon Cristian Duque on guitar, Will Repholz on bass, Colin Davis on drums, Jeremy Habeggar and David Ludman on the sexy sax for a soulful Friday night at the Blue Nile on Frenchman.  Take a load off and party down into the night.  


Voices of the Big Easy (Café Istanbul, 9 pm)

“Save up your nickels and dimes, cause pretty big chief want some wine!”  Bring your instruments, poetry and your drinking stamina because the Mardi Gras Indians want you to join the rest of the tribe at Cafe Istanbul for a night of music, culture and drinking. 



New Orleans Suspects Live CD Recording (Maple Leaf, 10pm)


Not only can you see some of the city’s brightest talents play at the Maple Leaf two nights in a row, you can be part of a live recording. The suspects hail from bands like the Radiators and the Neville Brothers, but they’re a full time band now on their third album. Admission $10, $5 for students with valid ID.


Dixie Bohemia (Octavia Books, 6pm)



Author John Shelton Reed discusses his book, which focuses on what life was like in the Quarter nearly a century ago.  Dixie Bohemia delves into the daily life of characters like William Faulkner and William Spratling who lived among the “artful and crafty ones in the French Quarter.”  Bring your copy or buy one at the author event.



NOMA's Love in the Garden (NOMA, 7pm)


John Boutte, Sasha Masakowski, and DJ Soul Sister will perform at this year’s fundraising event in the garden, with performances by the 610 Stompers and unlimited snacks and libations all night. Guests’ attire should be dressy casual, more info on the event here.

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