Horoscopes for Week of May 22nd

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This week is rather gentle astrologically speaking, thank goodness. All the action happens on this Thursday (5.25) with the New Moon in Gemini and Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Any New Moon is a time to set intentions, get back on track, and check-in. New Moons are also a time for beginnings and renewals. If there is something you are trying to call into your life, the day of the New Moon is when is when it is most auspicious to do so.

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Promotin’ the General Welfare

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Well, the day after the monuments came down has come to pass, and I have to tell ya: it feels pretty… anticlimactic. Not that I thought there would be more drama, not that we needed more fodder for the national media for what was, basically, a smart business move by the Mayor. But now comes the hard part. Forgetting the news coverage and the protests, and the impotent charade of failed civil unrest brought to us by concerned neighbors from nearby parishes and states, where is the plan laid out that addresses how we move forward? It would have been a timely presentation to make, accentuating the positive in this graduation season. 

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Today in NOLA 5.22.17

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Today, Parkway Bakery and Tavern invites you to appear with them on a Food Network show. Beat the Monday blues with a variety of music around town, from NOLA outfits like Antoine Diel Trio at Buffa's and the Porter Trio at Maple Leaf, or the garage rock leanings of Black Lips, performing tonight at One Eyed Jacks. Twenty years ago today, then-Mayor of New Orleans Marc Morial declared it to be Eddie Bo Day. Edwin Joseph Bocage was a blues-funk singer and New Orleans pianist and was later named New Orleans’ music ambassador to Pakistan. Now, learn more about today's happenings. 

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MERCREDI

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Overnight Crime Report: Rape, Three Armed Robberies, Car Jacking, Shooting, Attempted Robbery, Stabbing, Unclassified Death

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The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Saturday (5.20). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an aggravated rape, three armed robberies, a car jacking, a shooting, attempted armed robbery, a stabbing, and an unclassified death. 

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MARDI

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Joe Goldburg Jazz Trio

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LUNDI

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Today in NOLA 5.21.17

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Ah, Sunday. Some call it the day of rest, but we all know New Orleans never does. Today, check out a unique art market at Hotel Storyville. Several new and historic properties in the Marigny open their doors for an architectural walking tour, while LOOP NOLA wants you to challenge your fears at City Park. On the music front, get down with DJ Soul Sister or rock out at Siberia. On this day in 1970, Beulah Levy Ledner, the originator of the Hungarian adaptation that led her to the now famous Doberge cake, opened a new bakery following her being bought out in 1946 by Joe Gambino. She ran the bakery until her retirement in 1981, when she sold the shop and recipe to Maurice’s French Pastries. Now, learn more about today's happenings. 

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Overnight Crime Report: Four Robberies, Two Shootings, Two Stabbings, Unclassified Death

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The New Orleans Police Department saw nine crimes hit the city on Friday (5.19). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two simple robberies, two shootings, two armed robberies, two stabbings, and an unclassified death. 

 

At 2:52AM, a 21-year-old man was riding his bike down the 2400 block of St. Bernard Ave. when a man approached, pulling him off his bike. The subject then stood over the man and demanded his wallet. He complied, and the perp fled in a black SUV. 

 

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Shuck Yeah: New Orleans Oyster Festival Drops 2017 Details

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In just under two weeks, the annual New Orleans Oyster Festival will return for it’s eighth attempt at educating the country about the benefits of the Louisiana Gulf Oyster, while celebrating the many restaurants and farmers who have made the French Quarter into the Oyster Capital of America. The free fest, which will run June 3-4, will feature food, drinks, crafts, and of course, live music. 

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Today in NOLA 5.20.17

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This Saturday offers one way to get your hands dirty at Longe Vue, and a feline festival. The 2017 HOPE Gala will offer a party for a cause, while rising pop talent Kehlani takes the Republic stage. Today in NOLA history, Jazzland, what would have been New Orleans’ closest amusement park, was opened to the public in 2000. It was later turned into a Six Flags and then closed not long after in 2006.

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Man slams girlfriend to ground, stabs her with screwdriver, police say

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New Orleans police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man who allegedly slammed his girlfriend’s head to the ground at an Uptown intersection and then stabbed her with a screwdriver, authorities said. The man — identified as 39-year-old Percy Smith — “threw something” at his girlfriend’s truck shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, [...]

Local hip-hop artists recruit rapper Chuck Inglish for Howlin’ Wolf show

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“The Coolest Wans: Spun by Chuck Inglish”, a hip hop show full of local performers, will feature rapper Chuck Inglish DJ’ing at the Howlin’ Wolf. The Saturday (May 20) show at The Howlin’ Wolf’s “porch” stage will host rappers Rodo, Gemellus, Tay Miles, OG Muchee, and Adam Dollar$. The show begins with DJ sets by Chuck [...]

Pour Job: NOLA Chefs Star in Coca-Cola Ad Campaign

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Be it jambalaya and Sazeracs or po-boys and Abita, the union of food and beverage is the holiest of matrimonies in the Crescent City. A new campaign “Serve with a Coca-Cola” enlisted several top New Orleans chefs to do just that — with Aarón Sánchez of Johnny Sánchez and Byron Bradley of Sylvain offering meals to pair with the soda in a series of new ads. 

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