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MACCNO Action Alert Calls To Save French Quarter Music in Restaurants

MACCNO has requested an action alert for all persons who want to be sure that music continues to be heard in the French Quarter: The city of New Orleans proposed new zoning ordinance singles out French Quarter restaurants for live music restrictions. The new, and final, draft of New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance is out, [...]

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Earphunk CD Release Party at Tipitina’s Sept 27

Earphunk will be playing live at Tipitina’s on Saturday, September 27 in celebration of the band’s third LP, Sweet Nasty. Sweet Nasty which released on August 18, reached over 500,000 downloads within one week and over 65,000 downloads in 24 hours. In support of the album, the local progressive-funk quintet is currently on a national [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Bourbon Street Extravaganza VIP Experience

We’re giving away five VIP passes to the Bourbon Street Extravaganza on September 30 at Napoleon’s Itch on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Ann. Dolly Parton tribute artist Sandy Anderson, singer Inaya Day, country singer and actor Waylon Payne, and 2012 Southern Decadence Queen Jeanie Tracy will all perform at the Extravaganza. Enter [...]

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Hunter Hayes to Play Lakefront Arena December 4

Louisiana’s own Hunter Hayes will be performing live at the UNO Lakefront Arena Thursday, December 4, 2014. Along with Hayes, his Warner Music Nashville labelmates Dan + Shay and The Railers will also be joining the show. The three acts will soon be leaving for the recently announced Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, headlined by Hunter [...]

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HNOC Boswell Sisters Exhibit to Close With Revue

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s popular exhibit “Shout Sister Shout! The Boswell Sisters in New Orleans” will close out with a special three day event October 9-11 called “The Boswell Sisters – Their Music Goes Round and Round.” The closing events will include performances by an international roster of Boswell Sisters devotees on Friday, October [...]

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Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Renewed for Two More Seasons

We all know Big Freedia is the Queen of Bounce, but now she has been crowned the Queen of the Fuse network as well. The popular Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce television program has been renewed for two more seasons after posting the highest ratings in Fuse history for the recently concluded second season. Production [...]

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The Historic New Orleans Collection Screens The Cincinnati Kid

The Historic New Orleans Collection will offer a free screening of “The Cincinnati Kid” on Saturday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. in the Williams Research Center. The screening marks the fourth installment of THNOC’s ongoing exhibition, “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film,” an examination of Louisiana’s role in the film industry spanning from the [...]

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Distillery Swap Meet Connects Performance Artists on August 22

The Distillery and the Contemporary Arts Center will be holding a Swap Meet performance at the Freeport-McMoRan Theater on Friday, August 22, at 7:00 p.m. The docket for the night will include 15-20 minute excerpts new projects by interdisciplinary artists Aurora Nealand, A Scribe Called Quess?, Evan Spigelman and Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, with opportunities to interact [...]

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6th Annual Gospel Music Festival September 13 at Carver Theater

The 6th Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held on September 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Carver Theater in the Treme. The Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Black Ministries is sponsoring the event along with the Historic Carver Theater Foundation, 2-Cent Entertainment, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Jazz and Heritage Foundation. [...]

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GRAMMY Award Submissions in New Orleans August 25-26

The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter is hosting two opportunities for New Orleans musicians to submit recordings for GRAMMY Award consideration. The first session will be held on Monday, August 25 from 2-5 p.m. at the New Orleans Musicians Union Hall (2401 Esplanade Avenue). The second session will occur on August 26 from 2-5 p.m. at [...]

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