1. FOUNTAIN MEMORIAL SET FOR AUG. 17New Orleans clarinet great Pete Fountain, who died Aug. 6 after a long illness, will be sent off in style Aug. 17 with a visitation and words of remembrance at St. Louis Cathedral from 9 a.m. until noon, when a Mass will be celebrated in his honor.
This story has been updated to reflect U.S. District Court's Aug. 8 announcement that Big Freedia's court date has been rescheduled. 1.
1. David Sedaris, Monty Python's Cleese and Idle headed to N.O.Author and humorist David Sedaris heads to New Orleans in October for new readings of his work and a book signing.
1. Beck, Newsom added to crowded September concert calendarSinger-songwriters Beck and Joanna Newsom (pictured) bring their tours to New Orleans this fall, adding to a heavy September schedule that includes Alabama Shakes, James Blake, Beyonce, Dinosaur Jr., Dixie Chicks, Drake, Gary Clark Jr., Kraftwerk, Sturgill Simpson and other high-profile acts.
1. Weezyana returnsAfter reuniting most of the Hot Boys at his inaugural 2015 edition, rapper Lil Wayne's Lil' Weezyana Fest concert returns to New Orleans Saturday, Aug. 27 at Champions Square.
1. Feds open civil rights investigation into Sterling deathThe U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have launched a civil rights investigation into the July 5 shooting death of 37-year-old black man Alton Sterling by two white Baton Rouge police officers outside a convenience store.
1. Quote of the week"That's all about me growing up in New Orleans and a lot of the people that I ran across in my life.
1. SATCHMO SUMMERFEST MOVES TO JACKSON SQUAREThe 16th annual Satchmo SummerFest — the August festival celebrating its namesake's birthday with jazz, brass and funk bands — will move to Jackson Square from its previous home at the Old U.S. Mint.
1. GLEASON TO OPEN JULY 29 IN NEW ORLEANSGleason, the award-winning documentary about former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, his wife Michel and their struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), will open July 29 at the Theatres at Canal Place and the AMC Elmwood Palace 20.
1. Voodoo Fest
reveals 2016 lineupArcade Fire, Tool and The Weeknd will headline the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the 18th annual edition of the Halloween weekend festival at City Park.
1. MEDICAID EXPANSION BEGINS in LouisianaBeginning this month, thousands of Louisianans are eligible to get federally subsidized health insurance coverage under Gov. John Bel Edwards' Medicaid expansion.
1. NEW HOME FOR MID-CITY LIBRARYThe Mid-City branch of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), which narrowly averted eviction from its home at the American Can building last year, will move to the two-story Automotive Life Insurance Building at 4140 Canal St. this fall, City Librarian Charles M. Brown announced last week.