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Vendredi

January 30th

Lynn Drury

Old US Mint, 2p.m.

New Orleans songwriter performs a solo show

 

Helen Gillet

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Cellist uses electronic loops to create compelling compositions

 

Pelicans vs LA Clippers

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

L.A. vs. LA

 

Donnie Darko

Prytania Theatre, 12:15 a.m. (also playing 31st)

Cult classic takes to the big screen…again

 

Soul Creole

d.b.a., 10p.m.

A band made up of LA and TX natives mix up a pot of gumbo goodness with hints of zydeco, blues, soul and hip hop

 

Gravity A: Re-Orientation

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New Orleans funk quartet gets reoriented with Sonic Bloom ft. Eric Bloom of Lettuce

 

In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review

Saegner, 2p.m. and 7p.m.

13-piece band jazzes it up with six singer-dancers complete with WWII era costumes

 

Slippery When Wet

House of Blues, 8p.m.

A tribute to Bon Jovi

Samedi

January 31st

Krewe du Vieux

French Quarter, 6:30p.m.

The raunchy and sarcastic Quarter parade is back and rolling down a new route

 

Krewe Delusion

French Quarter, 7:15

Burlesque diva Trixie Minx presides over Delusion rolling after Krewe de Vieux

 

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Get funky after Krewe de Vieux


Today's Events: 1.17.12


Today, B.B. King teaches us how to blues in Louis Armstrong Park, and Painted Palms join STRFKR at One Eyed Jack's for an evening of electronica. On this day in Louisiana history, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and the Duke Ellington Orchestra graced the stage of Municipal Auditorium all at once in 1945. Making a special guest appearance was Sidney Bechet, in his first New Orleans appearance in a quarter-century. Here's a couple of today's returns:

 

8:00 PM BB King - There's perhaps no one in America more associated with the blues than Mississippi native B.B. King. As a JazzFest performance in 2010 showed, there's good reason for that. He might be getting on in years, but the man born Riley B. King can still play. Tonight, he and Lucille are sure to shake the Mahalia Jackson Theatre crowd from under their feet. (Mahalia Jackson Theatre) 

 

10:00 PM STRFKR, Painted Palms - STRFKR hooks you in the name, and makes you stick around by getting you to dance to songs about death and the end of the world. Painted Palms lets the noise wash over. Think of it as an electronica bath. These two electronic based teams are quickly gaining steam, and make a stop at One Eyed Jack's tonight. (One Eyed Jack's)

 

10:00 PM Rebirth Brass Band - Discover an old favorite like it was new again. Rebirth's 3 sets remain the citywide gold standard of brass music. If you really want to see them work it out, be sure to stay til the end. (Maple Leaf Bar)

 

 




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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock