Today in New Orleans: 7.31.12

Today, the Food Network turns the spotlight on a local, Paula Deen arrives to talk to medical types and more. On this day in history,  jazz guitarist Davy Mooney was born in New Orleans, Congressman F. Edward Hebert completed the longest term of office for a Louisianan at 35 years, 6 months and 28 days and local rapper Warren Mayes was murdered in New Orleans at 33-years-old (1999)


National Medical Association Conference featuring Paula Deen(Convention Center, 2:00pm-4:00pm) The National Medical Association is in New Orleans for their annual conference this week. The National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American physicians. Paula Deen, who has been very public about her diagnosis with diabetes and focus on weight loss, will host a free “Diabetes in a New Light” cooking demonstration. Expect less butter. While the demo is free, you must pre-register for a seat. Doors open at 1:30pm.


Ryan Holiday: Confessions of a Media Manipulator (Octavia Books, 6:00pm) A professional media manipulator talks on how marketers make the news, and how easily they can be lied to as truth. From the event’s description: “In the digital age, blogs control the news—and Ryan Holiday knows how to control the blogs. He dove into a PR career at nineteen, creating wildly successful and infamous campaigns for American Apparel and Tucker Max. Ryan soon realized others were using the same tactics to manufacture news stories, affect stock prices, and shape elections.” His new book is called Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.


Kermit Ruffins (Bullet’s Sports Bar, 6:00pm) Regular gig going down for those that want a big but early Tuesday night, so you can get to bed on time while still fitting in your kicks. Horns and New Orleans character in the 7th Ward.


Mark Weliky Trio (Bacchanal Wine, 7:00pm) If you’re feeling like a calm Tuesday evening, but you want a glass of wine and to be outside, listening to jazz, then Bacchanal is the spot for you tonight. Jazz guitar, upright bass and fast drums makes some sophisticated, lively background music for dat sipping and eating.


Chopped Viewing Party (Irish House, 8:00pm) Chef Matt Murphy of Irish House was selected as a competitor for the 12th episode of the Food Network’s Chopped. In each episode, four chefs compete to make the best dishes from mystery ingredient baskets in minimal time. The viewing party at Murphy’s domain will include specialty drinks, free drinks, happy hour prices, door prizes from NOLA Brewing Company, Guiness and Crescent Crown, a “Chopped Down” $10 menu of Irish House’s favorite dishes, free Covey Rise Farm duck gumbo, and more. Party starts at 8:00pm. Show starts at 9:00pm.

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