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Today in NOLA: 9.16.14

Stanton Moore leads a crack trio at Snug Harbor tonight. Author Jesmyn Ward reads from her well-received new book, Men We Reaped, at Garden District Book Shop. And on this day in 1964, the Beatles rocked City Park—the only New Orleans show the band ever played. Celebrate tonight with an all-ages tribute show at Tad Gormley Stadium. Get more details and find out which local legend the Fab Four demanded to meet while they were in NOLA:


Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped (Garden District Book Shop, 6-7:30p.m.)
Seeking to explain the painful losses of several young men in her circle of family and friends, Jesmyn Ward found herself up against some of the most intractable issues in American society: race, class, and economic disadvantage. The writer grew up poor in Mississippi, and she draws from a lifetime of personal experience in this memoir of African-American struggle. Paperbacks available for $16.


WYES Beatles Tribute (Tad Gormley Stadium, 7p.m.)
The Beatles only ever played one show in New Orleans: at City Park Stadium on September 16, 1964. While they were in town, there was one legendary musician the band insisted on meeting: Fats Domino. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of that concert tonight, with a Beatles bash in City Park welcoming all ages, from kids to folks who were there in 1964. Tribute band The Fab Four will perform in the roles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Tickets $40.


Lydia Loveless (One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.)
Like another crossover country singer you could probably name, Lydia Loveless walks the line. For Loveless, that line runs between alt-country, honky tonk, and punk rock. Pop into One Eyed Jacks tonight to catch a young firebrand who refuses to be constrained by genre. Tickets $10.


Stanton Moore Trio (Snug Harbor, 10p.m.)
On Tuesday evenings this September, Astral Project bassist James Singleton and pianist David Torkanowsky join Galactic drummer Stanton Moore on at Snug Harbor, a local favorite among the jazz venues on Frenchmen Street. Each man in this trio can boast a broad range, but this month, their sets together will be oriented towards modern jazz and funk. Tickets $15.


Open Ears Music Series (Blue Nile, 10p.m.)
Every week, the Open Ears Music Series expands the minds of Frenchmen Street with free jazz and improvised music at the Blue Nile’s Balcony Room. This evening’s performance features Rob Wagner's String Thing. Suggested admission $10.

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