Monday, September 19, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform at Smoothie King Center Jan. 10, 2017

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at Smoothie King Center Jan. 10, 2017. - CLARA BALZARY
  • CLARA BALZARY
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at Smoothie King Center Jan. 10, 2017.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced dates for part of its 2017 tour. The band performs at the Smoothie King Center Jan. 10, 2017. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will open  for the Chili Peppers on the tour.

The Chili Peppers last performed in New Orleans at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 24. 

The band released The Getaway in June. 

Tickets are available to fan club members on pre-sale Sept. 21 and are available to the general public Sept. 23.

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Gambit's Digital Edition, September 20, 2016

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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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Review: Snowden

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden

One of the most memorable moments delivered by Oliver Stone’s Snowden occurs before the film begins. A public service announcement asking moviegoers to turn off their phones — ostensibly to avoid disturbing fellow theater patrons — is made by the director himself. In a self-referential bit that reflects Stone’s 42-year career as a filmmaker, the message turns both humorous and sinister.

Holding up a smartphone and looking directly into the camera, Stone says, “This will be our undoing.”

The director surely is poking fun at his own reputation as a conspiracy hound, built through signature films like JFK and Nixon. He’s also providing a fitting introduction for Snowden, Stone’s biopic of National Security Administration whistleblower Edward Snowden, who exposed the U.S. government’s practice of spying and collecting data on its own citizens — all of its citizens — among many other potentially illegal or unconstitutional surveillance programs. As the film illustrates, technology is in use right now that can remotely transform any computer or smartphone into a literal window on the user’s life.

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Race in America film and discussion series begins Sunday at Tulane University

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Slavery by Another Name
  • Slavery by Another Name

Race in America: Past, Present, and Future is a film and discussion series presented by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Welcome Table New Orleans community-building initiative and the Tulane Center for Public Service and Office of Multicultural Affairs. The first event in the series takes place on Sunday, Sept. 18 and features a screening of documentary Slavery by Another Name. The film examines the system of forced labor endured by African Americans through the beginning of World War II. The House I Live In looks at the racial motivations behind the war on drugs and screens on Oct. 6. Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North documents a white family's journey to discover its slave-trading roots and screens on Oct. 24.

Each screening starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments and discussion, all at the Kendall Cram Room, second floor of the Lavin Bernick Center at Tulane University. The events are free and open to the public.

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Chef Phillip Lopez to helm restaurant, bars at the new Troubadour hotel

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Chef Phillip Lopez will open a restaurant and two bars at the Troubadour hotel, which opens Nov. 4. - COURTESY JOIE DE VIVRE HOTELS
  • COURTESY JOIE DE VIVRE HOTELS
  • Chef Phillip Lopez will open a restaurant and two bars at the Troubadour hotel, which opens Nov. 4.

Chef Phillip Lopez has had a busy year. The Root and Square Root chef opened the high-end delicatessen Part & Parcel (611 O'Keefe Ave., 504-827-1090) in August. Lopez will run food operations, including a restaurant, lounge and rooftop bar, at the Central Business District hotel The Troubadour (1111 Gravier St.), which opens Nov. 4.

The  184-room boutique hotel is the first New Orleans property from Joie de Vivre hotel group. The 17-story landmark building on the corner of Gravier and N. Rampart streets will feature rooms with a “a modern aesthetic with subtle touches of New Orleans mysticism, music, and local culture,” according to a statement from the property’s owners.

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Review: Alleged Lesbian Activities

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

Alleged Lesbian Activities revisits New Orleans' lesbian bar scene. - MELISA CARDONA
  • MELISA CARDONA
  • Alleged Lesbian Activities revisits New Orleans' lesbian bar scene.

The title Alleged Lesbian Activities might suggest a flamboyant show, but that is only partly right. Based on oral histories about coming out in the 1960s and 1970s, its tone is bittersweet. The nostalgic play, focusing on a New Orleans “dyke” bar, reminisces about a pivotal time in New Orleans’ gay history.

With standout performances by the cabaret’s master of ceremonies (Hannah Pepper-Cunningham) and Franki’s bar owner (indee mitchell) to ’70s hits that beckon the audience to join in and dance, Alleged Lesbian Activities is a loving portrayal of an almost forgotten lesbian experience.

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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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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Station 6 opens in Bucktown

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM

HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND

At Station 6 (105 Metairie Hammond Hwy., 504-345-2936), it’s all about family.

That’s not just because husband-and-wife team Alison Vega-Knoll and Andrew Knoll run the show, or that their sons help out in the dining room and in the kitchen. Or that, without pursuing any publicity, a crowd of 450 people, including many family and friends, showed up on opening night Friday, Sept. 9.

At the new Bucktown restaurant. guests are greeted by a blown up photograph of a 7-year-old Alison and her father fishing on a boat in Pass Christian, Mississippi and another one shows a hazy sunset where she remembers trout fishing in the Louisiana marsh.

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Wynton Marsalis to receive National Humanities Medal

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 4:54 PM

Wynton Marsalis will receive a medal next week from the National Endowment for the Humanities. - CLAY MCBRIDE
  • CLAY MCBRIDE
  • Wynton Marsalis will receive a medal next week from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Add another award to the portfolio of Wynton Marsalis: the New Orleans trumpeter and composer will be awarded a National Humanities Medal next week in a White House ceremony hosted by President Barack Obama.

While Marsalis won't be at the ceremony — he's playing a concert at New York's Rose Theater that night —  it's an accolade he can add to his 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Music and several Grammy Awards. Marsalis is currently the director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York.

Eleven other people will receive the medal that night, and the event will be livestreamed on the White House website

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