After being hounded for weeks by lobbyists from all sides vying for our literary-political clout in the race to determine which book will be selected as the coveted “One Book” of the 2015 One Book One New Orleans campaign, Room 220 has made a decision. By any measure imaginable, of the three finalists being considered, there can be only one: New Orleans Boom and Blackout: 100 Days in America’s Coolest Hotspot by Brian Boyles.
The first ever Moth GrandSLAM Championship held at the Joy Theater has sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't go out. The krewe that formed at a simple house party and has now grown into more than 100 members and a Mardi Gras dance troupe is hosting their fundraiser at Treo tonight featuring drink specials and bocce ball! If you're passing by the Old Mint early on this afternoon, pop in to see St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus around 2p.m. Grammy Award winner, who sang on Jay-Z's track "Lost One," will be performing at the the Saegner. Twelve years ago today, Ivan Neville starred as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Now, more events to soothe your entertainment cravings.
A quartet of new show was announced today. Sufjan Stevens is coming to the Saenger. Primus and Primal Scream are both coming to the Civic. And, Hannibal Buress will be back in town. All tickets go on sale on January 30.
In New Orleans, we do things a little different. For an example, one need look no further than the common cup of coffee… or iced coffee as the case may be. Here we cold drip and buy concentrate. In celebration of the local favorite, the brew krewe at PJ’s is giving away a recipe book. The Louisiana institution shared a preview with NoDef.
Many residents of the Quarter have been pontificating about taking the law into their own hands. On Tuesday (1.28) night, a group of good Samaritans backed up the talk and tried to stop a mugging. Unfortunately, the accused thief was armed and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are asking the public to help again, this time with clues.
Carnival is coming! With only a few weeks before the big parades roll, krewes are releasing the finer points of the festivities. Today (1.26), Bacchus and Zulu announced some of the special guests joining their processions.
Greetings everyone, from Angie Z (hey, that's me)! NOLA's newest jazz-singing, burlesque dancing, recent transplant from South Florida. After visiting as often as I could and falling madly in love with your city, cabaret scene and beguiling inhabitants, I finally decided to make New Orleans my home. I'm tickled to present to you, every week, a cornucopia of opportunities to get your very own fix. You may even happen to see my face (among other things) on one of these fabulous stages.
New Orleans Crime is making headlines across the pond. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) did not identify the victim of a Tuesday (1.27) morning shooting as per standard policy, but over a dozen European papers did. According to Irish papers, the wounded man is a police officer in County Limerick.
Last Tuesday (1.20), Big Chief Theodore “Bo” Dollis became an ancestor. The Dollis family has now announced the details of his funeral services. The remembrance will span two days (1.30, 1.31) and feature all the pomp befitting a man of his stature.
Today in New Orleans, South African born singer Gregory Alan Isakov is slated to perform at One Eyed Jacks. The Pelicans battle the Denver Nuggets on their home turf. Two metal bands are at the House of Blues. Resident percussionist Mike Dillon shares the stage with Brian Haas and James Singleton. The Loyola Avenue Streetcar line opened on this day in 2013. Now, more details on live and local events.
I say, I say, I say, Frankie & Johnny’s days as a furniture powerhouse have passed, but their ad campaign lives on. In local lore, the Special Man holds a hallowed position along with the likes of Morgus and Mr. Bingle. The ads even gained a national following when NOLAphile Conan O’Brien began featuring them in running jokes. Now, the Pelicans are getting in on the game.
Recently, protests against the police have dominated the headlines, but the next week features a couple of events in support of the boys in blue. Citizens will stage a rally to back the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) this weekend. Next week, there will be a party to benefit the mounted units.
Krewe du Vieux is known for their satire and (sometimes their phallic floats,) but the parade is not without a cause. This year, the cause is evident in the theme, “Begging for Change.” 2015 King Dr. Jim Aiken will be gathering a gaggle of naughty nurses to assist in his panhandling. The change they are begging for will be directed to the cash-strapped New Orleans Musicians Clinic.