Po-boys Pack Oak Street

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On Sunday afternoon, people packed Oak street gill to gill for po-boys from over 50 different vendors, restaurants and food trucks. Live music from Rebirth Brass Band, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and others played on various stages on and off of Oak street. Art galleries and shops along Oak street also had their [...]

Today in Nola 11.23.14

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Senator Mary Landrieu was born today. Po Boy fest kicks off on Oak St. Church throws down at the Dragons Den. Nola Comedy Hour and the Fringe Fest ensue on St. Claude. 

Po-Boy Fest (Oak St., 10-6)
The beloved poor boy sandwich hits Oak in a big way for a single day all in tribute to this mighty sandwich. Musical performances by Tank and the Bangas, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Theresa Anderson and more. Surrounding stores and vendors will be open for sales as well. Get out there and support this great mini-fest. 

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Second District Blues Festival livened up Palmer Park (Photo Gallery)

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On Saturday, the 6th annual Second District Blues festival was held in Palmer Park, on the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne. Its a festival benefiting COPS 2, Citizens Organization for Police Support 2. The festival featured music by Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste Jr., Mia Borders, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the [...]

Pilgrims' Progress

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Thanksgiving is a day devoted to delicious food and indulgence – and also being thankful and stuff. And no one does food quite like NOLA, while everywhere else in the world people eat to live, we proudly live to eat. However, there is much more to the day. So, NoDef has compiled a list of all the holiday's highlights.

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Council Marks Tragic Broadmoor Fire with Annual Day of Awareness

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After a tragic fire in Broadmoor claimed the lives of two adult women and three children, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) and City Council are taking action to prevent another tragedy. The Council declared November 11th “Anderson Family Smoke Detector Day,” in memory of members of the family who perished because their home was not equipped with working smoke detectors. Derrick Anderson was the only survivor. He and his relatives were present at the meeting. 

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Today in Nola 11.22.14

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It’s the second to last night of Fringe Fest, which has been rolling through indie theatres since Wednesday (Nov 19). Prospect 3 events continue today. A special second opening of the popular street art gallery Exhibit BE gives the public another chance to catch this building transformed into an amazing 5 story work of art. Rachelle Thomas and Steven Kennedy discuss Blight and property acquisition at the Treme Market Branch as part of P.3 and an effort to restore the historic building. Today, John F.

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The Sunday Critic: Sarge, Enter Your Sleep, A Nudist's Wedding

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Besides the opportunity to be windy and wordy, the main advantage of keeping my amateur status as a critic rather than going pro (i.e being paid) is that I am not obligated to the scene as a whole. I get to what I get to. I’ve taken a pass on many shows. Sometimes, there's a conflict, other times shows are just not ready for a review, and sometimes words just don't do justice to a work.

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Mardi Gras Zone Denied Alcohol Permit (Again)

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By Ashley Rouen

Hours of Thursday’s (11.120) City Council meeting were dominated by the budget, but the most passionate debate may have surrounded the Mardi Gras Zone. The neighborhood  market and defacto community center in Marigny was denied a liquor license again. The question appearance on the Council agenda bought an overwhelming number of supporters and many opposed to owner Benny Naghi’s desire to sell packaged liquor. Ultimately, the Council unanimously sided with the City Planning Commissions recommendation to deny granting a zoning change that would let Mardi Gras Zone acquire proper licensing.

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Fringe Singes

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The second night of Fringe bought a fresh round of premiers. NoDef was there to catch all the action and deliver a fresh round of reviews as well. Palindrome, Baghdad Puppies, Montana, Now and at the Hour, The Wake, and Professor Nakamoto's Nexus of Numbers are all tackled in this installation.

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Between the Bread

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Po-Boys are as essential to NOLA as jazz, the Saints, or glue guns. It’s only fitting that they have their own fest. The seventh annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is returning November 23rd. From Leonidas to Willow, the street will be crawling with Po-boys and other delectables from over 40 vendors from all across South Louisiana. 

 

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Encore! Marigny Opera Reopens Doors

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The show must go on! The Marigny Opera House is once again open for (show) business and the Fringe Festival will be holding their regularly scheduled performances in the venue all weekend. The popular downtown venue made headlines last week when it hosted Solange Knowles’ wedding and then made the front page again on Wednesday (11.19) when the venue was briefly shuttered.

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NORDC basketball and volleyball registration open, volleyball season starts Saturday

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The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission volleyball season starts this Saturday, but registration remains open through Dec. 1, and boys and girls basketball registration will be open through Jan. 15. Co-Ed ages for volleyball are 7-15. For registration details and playground locations, click here. NORDC’s 2014 basketball season for boys and girls ages 7-14 starts [...]

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