Today in NOLA: 7.27.14

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Accomplished trumpeter Wynton Marsalis returns to his native city this evening for a special benefit concert with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the band he leads in New York. Audubon Zoo wraps up its family-friendly outdoor movies with a showing of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Longtime Louisiana Representative Lindy Boggs passed away one year ago today. She was the state's first woman in Congress . Read on for more of Sunday’s featured events:

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Blood drive at Publiq House on Sunday in response to Bourbon Street shooting

The Uptown Messenger -

The Freret Street Publiq House is hosting a blood drive Sunday (July 27) sponsored by the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and the Organ Grinders marching group in response to the recent shooting on Bourbon Street. “Help make a difference and say NO to violent crime in our city and music culture!” organizers wrote in an [...]

Bridge House / Grace House to host annual Christmas In July dinner for homeless

The Uptown Messenger -

The Bridge House / Grace House substance-abuse center on Camp Street will be hosting its annual Christmas In July dinner for the homeless and indigent population of New Orleans on Sunday, serving a meal prepared by Mother’s Restaurant and handing out packages of donated clothing and toiletries. For details, see the news release below: On [...]

Alleged Central City drug dealer indicted on federal charges, police say

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An alleged Central City drug dealer was indicted this month on federal cocaine charges, and New Orleans police say his arrest has quieted down the streets he used to frequent. Jeffrey Wilson is indicted on three cocaine-related charges, including distribution of more than 28 grams of crack cocaine, dating to incidents on May 13 and [...]

Today in NOLA: 7.26.14

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Roller derby and classic rock at UNO tonight—or, a fun people-watching game known as Big Easy Rollergirls Enthusiast Or Steely Dan Devotee? Plus, a banned Iranian film at the Zeitgeist and two modern pieces at the Marigny Opera house. On other side of the Gulf, today’s date recalls the 26th of July Movement, the revolutionary guerrillas Fidel Castro led to power in Cuba. More details tonight:

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Choice Vigil

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Operation Save America has been taking to the streets of New Orleans to speak out against abortion all week. On Thursday night, a pro-choice group marched outside City Hall to add their voices. The two groups came face-to-face when members of the out-of-town anti-abortion org showed up at Duncan Plaza.

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