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Today in NOLA 5.25.17

This Thursday, sway to the sweet sounds of Jazz in the Park or hit up the Ogden as it stays open late for Margie Perez. Enjoy a progressive conversation about an powerful art exhibit centered on the work of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña. Close out the day with some delta style blues from Luke Winslow King. In NOLA History, Roy James Brown passed away this day in May, 1981. An American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, he had a pivotal influence on the early development of rock and roll as the first singer in recording history to sing R&B songs with a gospel steeped delivery, which was considered taboo by many churches at the time.


Jazz in the Park (New Orleans Armstrong Park, 4PM)

 Sponsored by People United for Armstrong Park, this is a weekly free concert series includes many talented acts from around the city. This week, we are treated to the Honey Island Swamp Band as well as Hot 8 Brass — not to mention the selection of wonderful local vendors.


Ogden After Hours (Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 6PM)

Margie Perez is well known for her mix of blues, pop, and New Orleans funk. She began her musical journey right after she left NOLA on her first-ever visit to the city, and quickly adopted the Crescent City as her home. In 2005, she performed at Jazz Fest as backup for Marva Wright and five years later, she headlined her own show. Come enjoy her continued passion at this very special edition of Ogden After Hours.


Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña (Contemporary Arts Center, 7PM)

This conversation on Chilean poet-artist Cecilia Vicuña’s “About to Happen” exhibit features the Helis Foundation’s Chief Curator of Visual Arts Andrea Andersson, Social Science and Cultural studies Chair member at the Pratt Institute Macarena Gómez-Barris, as well as experimental poet, playwright and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano. They will discuss the aforementioned exhibit as well as the economic disparities and environmental crises of the 21st century.


Luke Winslow King (Tipitina’s, 9PM)

With a sound that is described as looking to the past to move to the future, there is no doubt that Luke Winslow King is progressive in his sound. With an eclectic mix of Mississippi delta blues, folk music, blues, traditional jazz and roots rock and roll, his sound is rustic yet elegant and always unexpected. Catch him at Tip’s with support by The Washboard Rodeo.

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