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Friday, September 23, 2016

Second line Sunday: YMO Jr. 132nd Annual Parade

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:22 PM

YMO Jr. 132nd parade route
  • YMO Jr. 132nd parade route

YOUNG MEN OLYMPIAN JR. BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, INC. 132ND ANNUAL PARADE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 1-5pm


Dedicated to the Memory of Bros. Elroy Stroughter and Howard Turner, Sr.

(route details below the jump!)

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Second line Sunday: Goodfellas and The Wild Bunch

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Goodfellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club
  • Conrad 'Sam the Picture Man' Wyre
  • Goodfellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club
GOODFELLAS SOCIAL & PLEASURE CLUB ANNUAL SECOND LINE

1 p.m.-5 p.m. SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016

(route details below the jump!)

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Voodoo releases 2016 day-by-day lineup

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Arcade Fire performs at the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Oct. 28-30. - ERIC KAYNE
  • ERIC KAYNE
  • Arcade Fire performs at the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Oct. 28-30.

Arcade Fire, The Chainsmokers and Band of Horses will close out the 2016 Voodoo Experience on Oct. 30, the last day of the 16th annual Halloween weekend event in City Park.

The Weeknd, G-Eazy and Kevin Gates headline Friday, Oct. 28, and Tool, Cage the Elephant and Die Antwoord headline Saturday, Oct. 29.

The festival unveiled its day-by-day lineup today — see it below. Single-day tickets are $70, three- day general admission is $155, and and three-day VIP Loa tickets are $450.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Esperanza Spalding opens Faux/Real festival Nov. 3

Posted By on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Esperanza Spalding performs in New Orleans Nov. 3. - JOHANN SAUTY
  • JOHANN SAUTY
  • Esperanza Spalding performs in New Orleans Nov. 3.

Esperanza Spalding
will perform at the Orpheum Theater Nov. 3 to open the Faux/Real Festival of Arts. Spalding is touring following the March release of Emily's D+Evolution, and in the show, the jazz bassist roves through musical genres and adds theatricality. 

Faux/Real director Ben Mintz notes that the festival is evolving. It's still focused on elements of theater and performance art, and Spalding's piece is more than a concert, he notes. The festival is condensing its schedule from three weeks to 10 days (Nov. 3-13), and there will be 30 events, including theater, magic and culinary events. The full schedule will be released this week, Mintz says.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Second line Sunday: YMO Jr. 132nd Anniversary Parade

Posted By on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 4:02 PM

YMO Jr. Anniversary Parade
  • Kim Welsh
  • YMO Jr. Anniversary Parade

YOUNG MEN OLYMPIAN JR. BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION 132th ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY PARADE

1 p.m.-3 p.m. SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016

Dedicated to the memory of Bro. Howard Turner Sr. and Bro. Elroy Stroughter


(Note: This is the club's two-hour anniversary parade — no stops. The Young Men Olympian Jr.'s big, multi-division parade is Sunday, Sept. 25.)

Route details below...

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Backstreet Cultural Museum's Back To School Drive

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Sylvester Frances, Museum Curator
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  • Sylvester Frances, Museum Curator


The Committee Members of Fi Yi Yi Present

THE 32ND ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC

Saturday, September 3, 2016 11am-4pm



(additional info below the jump!)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Community Records announces 2016 music festival lineup, shows

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:50 AM

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New Orleans-based record label Community Records presents its ninth annual, daylong music festival showcasing some of its roster highlights and touring artists at One Eyed Jacks on Saturday, Oct.  22.

The 2016 edition of Community Records Fest — formerly Block Party — includes Gland, Slingshot Dakota, Dowsing, Ratboys, Football, Etc., All People, Pope, Boyfriend Material. A Living Soundtrack, Sexy Dex & The Fresh, Hestina, Mean Girls, Treadles and Hughes & The Saturation. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

There also is an all-ages pre-festival show Friday, Oct. 21 at Hey! Cafe with Stuck Lucky, Pudge, Zach Quinn and Tare. Admission is $5.

Tickets to the show at One Eyed Jacks are $15 in advance through Sept. 14, then $17 until the day of the show, and $20 at the door. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR).

The festival's move to One Eyed Jacks signals a new home for 2016 as it approaches its decade-long, stalwart-status clearinghouse and foundation for all things DIY in New Orleans. Block Party began as an annual takeover of The Big Top gallery and its adjoining 1600 block of Clio Street, hosting dozens of punk rock bands and alternative artists on two or three stages inside and outside the space. In 2014, following that venue's closure, Block Party was held inside the Carver Theater. Last year, Block Party spread over two nights at Gasa Gasa.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Culture Collision is Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Culture Collision is at the National World War II Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion
  • Culture Collision is at the National World War II Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion

Culture Collision, a happy hour hosted by local arts and cultural organizations to share info about their programs and upcoming seasons, is 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the National World War II Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion. There are more than 50 arts organizations, short performances by some participating groups, a cash bar, raffles and more.

Participating groups range from museums and theater companies to film groups and festivals. They include Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Shotgun Cinema, The NOLA Project, New Orleans Ballet Association, Marigny Opera House, OperaCreole, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Film Society, French Quarter Festivals, WWNO 89.9 and others. There's an updated list here.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Second line Sunday: Valley of Silent Men

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Valley Of Silent Mens 2011 parade

THE VALLEY OF SILENT MEN SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB 31ST ANNUAL PARADE

3 p.m.-7 p.m. S
UNDAY, AUG. 28

Dedicated to our beloved members Leon Anderson Sr., Larry Mazent and John West

(route details below)

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Doggy fashion show Bad to the Bone: Rescued on the Runway returns Sept. 17

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Photo courtesy Diane Lundeen/Petcetera - PHOTO CREDIT: SCOTT STUNTZ
  • Photo credit: Scott Stuntz
  • Photo courtesy Diane Lundeen/Petcetera


Bad to the Bone: Rescued on the Runway
is a professionally produced fashion show, but its staff extends beyond the usual cadre of stylists, makeup artists and Zoolander types. Along the runway, dog handlers sub for paparazzi, placed to reassure the dogs who cruise the … er … catwalk with the models.

Bad to the Bone co-founder Diane Lundeen says the dogs have varying degrees of enthusiasm for the spotlight. 

“Some dogs are just fine. They’re like ‘Hey, I’m here! Take me home!’ Other dogs are like ‘Are you kidding me? You want me to do what?’” she says. 

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