Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: Fall beer events and seasonal releases

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM

NORA MCGUNNIGLE
  • Nora McGunnigle

September and October are very busy months in the local beer scene, with events and the release of many seasonal beers. Louisiana Craft Brewers Week runs from Sept. 18-25, with events across town and the LA-SPCA fundraiser NOLA On Tap finishes that week.

Second Line Brewing just started distributing its Batture Blonde and IPA in six-packs, using its new bottling system. The six-packs hit the market next week.

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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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Y@ Speak: Invest-ed

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 5:40 PM

President Obama visits Louisiana following the August floods, Invest 99 Luftballoons pops its head into the Gulf, the Saints pick up some Duraflame logs to get started on this season's tire fire, and more from the final hours of The Worst Month.

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Big Tymers plan reunion performance Oct. 7 at House of Blues

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Big Tymers reunite Oct. 7 at House of Blues. - JONATHAN MANNION
  • JONATHAN MANNION
  • Big Tymers reunite Oct. 7 at House of Blues.

Cash Money Records duo Big Tymers — featuring label founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams, aka Baby, and influential producer, DJ and MC Mannie Fresh — parted ways more than a decade ago, leaving behind five studio albums and the foundations of a New Orleans rap empire, from the label's local beginnings to global phenomenon.

The duo announced a reunion on the heels of Cash Money's partnership with Apple Music and the release of the documentary The Cash Money Story: Before Anythang. While Lil Wayne's fraught relationship with Birdman continues (Wayne once again announced "f— Cash Money at this weekend's Lil Weezyana concert), the reunion marks Fresh's reintroduction to the Cash Money camp.

The Big Tymers perform Friday, Oct. 7 at the House of Blues (225 Decatur St.). Tickets are $47.50 and are available via presale Aug. 30 with general admission opening 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

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Downtown Crescent City Farmers Market moves to new location Oct. 1

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Organizers show a map of the new Crescent City Farmers Market  site on Aug. 27. Left to right: Market Umbrella Development Chair Katie Rosenblum, Market Umbrella Community Advisory team member Bruce Gallassero, Domain Companies Community Engagement Manager Mary McCullough, Market Umbrella Executive Director Kate Parker, May Gallery & Residency board member Ava Kerr. - COURTESY CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • COURTESY CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • Organizers show a map of the new Crescent City Farmers Market site on Aug. 27. Left to right: Market Umbrella Development Chair Katie Rosenblum, Market Umbrella Community Advisory team member Bruce Gallassero, Domain Companies Community Engagement Manager Mary McCullough, Market Umbrella Executive Director Kate Parker, May Gallery & Residency board member Ava Kerr.

After spending more than two decades on the corner of Magazine and Girod streets, the downtown Crescent City Farmers Market is moving to a new home in the Central Business District. Starting Oct. 1, the Saturday morning market will be at the parking lot outside the May Gallery, at 750 Carondelet St., organizers announced Aug. 27.

Real Estate developer The Domain Companies, which is a partner in the lot and adjacent buildings, has donated space to both the gallery and the market.

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Gambit's Digital Edition, August 30, 2016

Posted on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Elmwood Theater premieres Rob Zombie horror film 31

Posted By on Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 2:10 PM

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The Elmwood Theater and Fathom Events will present the premiere of Rob Zombie's new film 31 on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Described by the director as an "old school" horror movie, 31 tells the story of five carnival workers kidnapped the night before Halloween and "forced to fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs." Also on the program are the world premieres of two new music videos, “Gore Whore” and “Get Your Boots On,” and an exclusive Q&A with Zombie. More info and tickets are here.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

An open letter to Louisiana flood victims

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM

COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD
  • COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD

Dear Neighbors,

This time of year always evokes memories of Katrina, but this year those flashbacks are much more poignant for seeing the devastation that you are now enduring. As I look back on my Katrina experiences, I feel many emotions and recall many lessons. I’d like to share some of those lessons with you in the hope that they will help you get through the difficult times ahead.

• Recovery happens from the ground up. Government does not move quickly, though it was heartening to see FEMA doing a much better job with this flood than it did with Katrina. Thank FEMA head Craig Fugate and his team for that. Still, the best way to start the recovery is by picking yourselves up by your own bootstraps. That’s what we did — with the help of neighbors and strangers alike. You’ve already seen how that works. (Big hat tip to the Cajun Navy.)

• This tragedy is also an opportunity — to rebuild better, smarter, stronger. New Orleans did it in fits and starts, and with a lot of pain, but we did it. No doubt you will do it faster and, hopefully, even better. I say this as a way of offering hope, not in any way to minimize the human toll of this disaster.

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New Orleans 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb commemorates first responders Sept. 10

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 5:20 PM

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At the New Orleans 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, first responders — including firefighters, law enforcement officers, members of EMS and the military — will scale stairs equaling 110 floors at 400 Poydras Tower to commemorate fellow emergency personnel who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

The event, which is the first of its kind in New Orleans, honors fallen emergency professionals and also recognizes 137 Louisiana veterans who have been killed since the attacks. Each climber wears a deceased individual's name on his or her clothing, and the climb represents the height of the former World Trade Center towers.

All proceeds raised benefit Louisiana Heroes Project, a nonprofit which assists service members and veterans. 

The climb takes place the morning of Sept. 10. An after-party at Barcadia follows. Climbers and event volunteers may register online


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Review: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Werner Herzog
  • Werner Herzog

For all his accomplishments, legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog might not be anyone’s first choice to direct a documentary about the internet. It’s not that he lacks vision or skill. Herzog’s body of work includes early art-house classics such as Woyzeck and Aguirre, the Wrath of God, award-winning documentaries such as Grizzly Man and oddly insightful genre pictures like Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. He has put his singular stamp on films of every imaginable kind. But the famously tech-averse director refuses to carry a cell phone and uses the web only for email so he can live in the U.S. while maintaining his production company back home in Germany.

In typically eccentric style, Herzog manages to turn that liability into an asset with Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. Bringing a fresh eye to the subject of the internet is something few of us could hope to pull off. We are too immersed in the digital world to see it clearly as it permeates every aspect of our lives. The director seems to have no trouble leaving all preconceptions behind as he explores the past, present and possible futures of the internet — like an inquisitive alien who just fell to earth and hopes to understand what all the fuss is about.

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