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Today in NOLA 2.22.17

Tonight, rock legend Sting is performing at the Lakefront Arena. If you're looking for more local music, Delfeayo Marsalis is leading The Uptown Jazz Orchestra on Frenchmen at his weekly gig, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays up the street. Or, check out the Krewe of Nyx and the Krewe of Ancient Druids as they kick off the week-long countdown to Mardi Gras. On this day in 1936, Ernie K-Doe, New Orleans music star and self-proclaimed “Emperor of the World,” was born at Charity Hospital. Now, more music to check out this Wednesday.


Kalinda Laveaux (New Orleans Jazz Museum, 2PM)

Voodoo Priestess Kalindah Laveaux honors her ancestral lineage and spiritual practices through her music. Expect a mix of traditional jazz standards, world spirituals and call-response songs at this show sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.


Krewe of Druids (Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM)

Not much is known about the Krewe of Druids, apart from their extremely limited membership (kept at 200 members) and their satirical parades never fail to impress. 


Krewe of Nyx (Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM)

In just six years, Nyx has become the largest all-female krewe to ride in Carnival. Scope out a spot during Druids to increase your odds of gettings one of Nyx's prized, hand-decorated purses. 


Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra (Snug Harbor, 8PM & 10PM)

Part of New Orleans’ legendary jazz family, Delfeayo Marsalis is a jazz trombonist and record producer who leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra in their weekly residency. Their most recent album “Make American Great Again!” (not an endorsement of President Trump) does its part to blend American patriotism, African roots and the swinging groove sounds of New Orleans. ($25)


Sting (UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM)

Sting brings his “57th + 9th Tour” to New Orleans. Joining the former Police leader is his longtime three-piece band, and special guests singer Joe Sumner and Tex-Mex rock band The Last Bandoleros.


Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott (Chickie Wah Wah, 8PM)

After nearly a decade in New Orleans, singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand is an established and versatile voice in the city’s musical community. Nealand is also a member of Panorama Jazz Band, Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship, and The Royal Roses. Her collaboration with pianist Tom McDermott can be heard on the 2015 album “City of Timbres.”


Walter "Wolfman" Washington (d.b.a., 10PM) 

As a young man in the 1950s and 1960s, Walter "Wolfman" Washington played in the bands of artists like Lee Dorsey and Irma Thomas. Later, he developed his singing style beside Johnny Adams, the legendary New Orleans gospel and blues singer. These days, Washington plays blues, funk, and soul with his band the Roadmasters, including a regular Wednesday night gig at d.b.a. 


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