Legendary artist and performer Daniel Johnston announced his new and final tour on Wednesday. The Daniel Johnston & Friends: Hi, How Are You Tour is set to start in New Orleans this fall.
The New Orleans Police Department saw seven crimes hit the city on Tuesday (7.25). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two shootings, suicide, homicide, a stabbing, a fatality, and a car jacking.
Happy hump day, y'all. To get you through the mid-week blues, unwind with some mindful meditation or get sapiosexual with some debaucherous duet readings. If you're more in the mood to watch a good movie, Gasa Gasa is screening the retro-tinted feminist film The Love Witch while Bar Redux calls on all horror buffs for a George Romero retrospective. On this day in 1896, the first permanent home for screening movies in the United States opened on Canal Street at Exchange Alley and was called the Vitascope.
“Every beginning is cheerful; the threshold is the place of expectation,” Goethe once noted. At any given performance, audiences are typically good-natured and generous at the start, eager for their expectations to be met. Beginnings are easy. Then comes that certain moment in a piece when one feels the audience swing — whether into disappointment, delight, contemplation, or bewilderment. It happens in the bat of an eye. Derek Brueckner’s “Collaborative Studio” exploits and extends this moment at the threshold.
Indie pop outfit Alvvays (a stylistic take on ‘Always’) dropped the second single off of their forthcoming sophomore album Antisocialites, be released September 8th on Polyvinyl Records. Check out the new tune below to get to know their sound before the Toronto-based band quartet swings by New Orleans this fall on their worldwide tour.
Recently, U.S. Senator John Kennedy opined on the Times-Pic’s website about the current state of the crime problem in New Orleans. Yes, we have one. Sadly, we’ve had one for quite some time and lately, it’s worsening. Near the close of his sobering sermon, the Senator offered up an oh-so-novel solution to stem criminal activity in New Orleans’ streets – what he refers to as a “stop-question-and-frisk program”, and what T-P Columnist Tim Morris later clarifies in a “he meant to say” column addressing Kennedy’s “stop and frisk" suggestion.
Now, maybe I’m giving Sen. Kennedy a bit too much latitude on this one, more so than Mr. Morris might allow, but adding a new wrinkle to this plank of the “broken windows” strategy might actually allay concerns over racial profiling and, to the contrary, make allies instead of enemies.
The New Orleans Police Department saw twelve crimes hit the city on Monday (7.24). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, four armed robberies, three rapes, homicide, two simple robberies, and a shooting.
Today, say goodbye to Frenchmen Art Market's home next to the Spotted Cat in true New Orleans fashion. Elvis DeLarge will croon songs by the late King, while the Fake Ladies of Wrestling return with a knock-out event. If the work week has already got you down, let it go with Idina Menzel. On this day in 1859, New Orleans-born socialite Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau passed away. She gained international fame as the subject of John Singer Sargent's Madame X, which now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, more to do this Tuesday.
It's mid-summer, which means you might have had your fill of crawfish boils by now. Turn your attention to another fruit of the sea with this weekend's upscale shrimp boil at The Ace Hotel. On Saturday (7.29), chefs from three top restaurants around town will go head to head to benefit the Audubon G.U.L.F. Institute.
Tomorrow, the Frenchmen Art Market will say goodbye to its home next to the historic Spotted Cat Music Club in true New Orleans fashion, with a second line parade and party.