Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review: Reefer Madness The Musical

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 6:04 PM


Maggie Windler stars in Reefer Madness The Musical. - MASON WOOD
  • MASON WOOD
  • Maggie Windler stars in Reefer Madness The Musical.


I hope fears about our current national problems turn out to be as unfounded as the perils of marijuana posited by the 1936 cult classic film Reefer Madness. The movie ominously warns: “Its first effect is sudden, violent, uncontrollable laughter. Then come dangerous hallucinations … followed by emotional disturbances, inability to direct thoughts, the loss of all power to resist physical emotions.” Those symptoms also might describe audience reaction to Reefer Madness, The Musical, which The Storyville Collective presents at Cafe Istanbul and Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts (Feb. 2-12).

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SWEGS Kitchen opens in Mid-City

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:38 PM

SWEGS Kitchen, a new health-focused grab-and-go meals spot, is now open in Mid-City. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • SWEGS Kitchen, a new health-focused grab-and-go meals spot, is now open in Mid-City.

SWEGS Kitchen (231 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-301-9196), a health-conscious grab-and-go meals spot with locations in Metairie and Mandeville, is now open in Mid-City.

The retail spot opened last week in the same strip mall that houses a Subway and Brown Butter Southern Kitchen and Bar. SWEGS's menu includes salads, wraps, sandwiches, entrees and gluten-free pizzas. The menu has a color-coded system to label items that are gluten-free, vegan, low sodium, low calorie, heart healthy and dairy-free.

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At Tulane appearance, columnist Charles Blow defends the press in 'fake news' era

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM

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In a Jan. 16 conversation that ranged from his childhood chasing hogs in Gibsland, Louisiana, to a discussion of the ultra-polarized 2016 election, New York Times columnist Charles Blow defended the media against charges of bias and stressed the importance of its role in the Trump era.

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Brewsday Tuesday: beer news on the Northshore

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Josh and Jamie Ericsson founded Chafunkta Brewing. - NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle
  • Josh and Jamie Ericsson founded Chafunkta Brewing.

The craft beer scene is growing on the Northshore. Chafunkta Brewing Company (21449 Marion Lane No. 2, Mandeville, 985-869-0716) has expanded its tasting room hours to 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. There are free brewery tours at 7 p.m. Friday, and Chafunkta sells beer in tasting sizes, flights, pints and in growlers to take home.

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Radiohead announce U.S. tour., including New Orleans performance April 3

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Thom Yorke of Radiohead. The band performs April 3 in New Orleans. - STEVE KEROS
  • STEVE KEROS
  • Thom Yorke of Radiohead. The band performs April 3 in New Orleans.
Following its acclaimed ninth album A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016, Radiohead will perform nine shows in the U.S., including two headlining spots at 2017's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Radiohead also performs in New Orleans for the first time since 2003, when the band headlined the UNO Lakefront Arena after the release of Hail to the Thief.

The band performs April 3 at the Smoothie King Center. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20; sales are limited to four tickets per order.

A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead's first album since 2011's The King of Limbs, relies on minimal ambient washes and acoustic, orchestral arrangements, walking a thin line between bleak desolation and a gorgeous melancholy.

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Comedy show Jan. 19 benefits New Orleans Abortion Fund

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 3:30 AM


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As a presidential administration widely feared to be hostile to reproductive rights takes office, women's health care observers make note of a significant date: Jan. 22, the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion services. To mark the occasion, Paul Oswell's Thursday night comedy show Jan. 19 becomes "Night Church v. Roe v. Wade," a benefit for New Orleans Abortion Fund (NOAF).

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Y@ Speak: health caring

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Last week in Twitter: The battle for health care, the ballad of King Cake Baby, Mississippi being supremely Mississippi, and resistance in the days before the Trump era.

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Gambit TV: Workleisure fashions in CUE magazine

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Brand-spankin'-new Gambit special sections editor Katherine Johnson stops in to WWL-TV to discuss "workleisure," or professional looks inspired by athletic wear. The trend also is broken down in this month's CUE, which is on newsstands now.


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Gambit's Digital Edition, January 17, 2017

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Second Lines all weekend: Saturday Danny Barker Parade and Sunday with The Undefeated Divas

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Danny Barker with the Onward Brass Band
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  • Danny Barker with the Onward Brass Band

Noon SATURDAY: Danny Barker Parade and Festival

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY: Undefeated Divas Annual Second Line parade


(info for both events below)

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