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Today's Events: 4/26/11

April 26, the first demonstration of the Smallpox vaccine (1721), the opening exhibition of Madame Tussaud’s waxwork opens in London (1928), Shostakovich completes his 4th symphony (1936), Arnold Schwarzenegger weds Maria Shriver (1986), the final episode for both ‘Who’s The Boss’ and ‘Growing Pains’ aired their final episode on ABC (1992), the births of Stevie Nicks (1948), Carol Burnett (1933), and Ludwig Wittenstein (1989), and the deaths of John Wilkes Booth (1865), Lucille Ball (1989), and Count Basie (1984). In other news:


8-bit byting Anamanaguchi are playing One Eyed Jacks tonight, along with Peelander-Z and The Local Skank. Anamanahuchi makes ‘loud, fast music with a hacked NES from 1985’, and are from New York City. As are Peelander-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, with local skataniks The Local Skank. P-A-R-T-Y.


Over at the House of Blues, School of Seven Bells open up for Interpol. Former Secret Machiner Benjamin Curtis and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza are who make up School of Seven Bells, named after a mythical Latin American pickpocket academy. Interpol are (gasp) also from NY, and rip post-punk inspired rock.


If music’s not your thing (move), or find a cinematic alternative at the CAC. Tonight, the Contemporary Arts Center, in conjunction with theirexhibit “Then and Now,” The New Orleans Film Society presents four short films that represent a generation of Louisiana filmmaking: paul Grass’s  Heavy Brass (1998), Henry Griffin’s Mutiny (1999), Benh Zeitlin’s Glory at Sea, (2008), and Andrew Bryan’s Statue, the winner of the Louisiana Shorts award at NOFF 2010.


New Orleans, where we make the best everything, and prove Oscar Wilde wrong, especially when he says nonsense like: "Ha! Tuesday.  How depressing."

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