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    Brewsday Tuesday: Port Orleans to open May 9

    Port Orleans Brewing Company (4124 Tchoupitoulas St.) has filled all of the brewery?s fermentors, and the taproom?s soft opening begins May 9. The taproom kitchen also opens May 9 and features a beer-focused menu created by chef Phillip Mariano (formerly of Domenica) and Jeremy Wolgamott (formerly of High Hat Cafe).?

    WATCH: Landrieu discusses Confederate-era monument removal on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared
    on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show tonight to discuss the removal of four of the city's Confederate-era monuments, the first of which came down in the early hours of Monday morning.



    Y@ Speak: CATs, dogs, alligators
    Alligators in the parks and in the streets, marches in defense of science in an increasingly facts-absent world, 3-year-old bus drivers ? pretty normal week.

    Jazz Fest 2017 cubes
    Print 'em out or take a screenshot Friday, April 28 Saturday, April 29 Sunday, April 30

    Jazz Fest 2017: week one
    Artist interviews, maps and more Performance picks: Friday, April 28 | Saturday, April 29 | Sunday, April 29 Interview: The Soul Rebels, ruling the world with Nas The band performs with the rap artist April 28?

    Jazz Fest 2017 information: tickets, travel and more
    What you need to know before you go TICKETS ? Single-day tickets cost $70 in advance, $80 at the gate.?

    Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
    Jrue Holiday,a New Orleans Pelicans point guard, received the March NBA Cares Community Assist Award recognizing his donation of $31,000 to the Greater New Orleans Foundation for tornado relief efforts. Holiday also was recognized for appearing in the NBA's campaigns promoting gender equality.?

    Zeus' Place grand opening
    Zeus' Place (4601 Freret St., 504-304-4718; celebrates the grand opening of its second location, Zeus' Rescues (2520 Napoleon Ave.; from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2.?

    Rose Boutique hosts Tony Martin trunk show
    Rose Boutique (4513 Magazine St., 504-900-1242; hosts a trunk show of "Vibrational Art" by Tony Martin 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30.?

    Yestadt Millinery pop up
    New York City-based Yestadt Millinery ( presents its spring collection of hats for men and women at a pop-up shop in the courtyard of the W New Orleans hotel in the French Quarter (316 Chartres St., 504-581-1200; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28?29 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.?

    Jazz Fest highlights Cuba at Cultural Exchange Pavilion
    The fest features Cuban music, food and art The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival began planning to feature Cuba in its Cultural Exchange Pavilion two years ago, well before then-President Barack Obama lifted the embargo against the island nation in October 2016. Since travel to and from Cuba has opened, there's a full slate of music, craft and cultural displays in the Cultural Exchange Pavilion tent, located between the Congo Square Marketplace and the major food areas.?

    Interview: Hugh Masekela on No Borders, Satchmo and reuniting the Jazz Epistles
    The trumpeter performs April 29 and May 4 A chorus of voices singing in work-style unison sets the stage for the first song on Hugh Masekela's new album, No Borders. A growling, funk-laced guitar chimes in before Masekela sings: "I been workin' in your house 500 years / You never give an aboriginal a break."?

    I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans this Week (April 25, 2017)
    1. CHARBONNET STEPS DOWN TO RUN FOR MAYORMunicipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet resigned her judgeship last week so she can officially run for mayor.?

    Interview: The Soul Rebels, ruling the world with Nas
    The band performs with the rap artist April 28 The Soul Rebels have incorporated hip-hop in their brass band sound since the band was founded 25 years ago. It's now collaborating with hip-hop stars.?

    Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Sunday, April 30
    NOON-12:50 p.m. A Tribute to Jo "Cool" Davis Gospel Tent The late Jo "Cool" Davis was a treasured, only-in-New Orleans figure.?

    Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Saturday, April 29
    11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Lost Bayou Ramblers Gentilly Stage Hailing from Arnaudville, bandleader brothers Andre (button accordion, lap steel) and Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals) built a band on the traditions and memories of Les Freres Michot, the Cajun family band into which they were born.?

    Jazz Fest 2017: performance picks for Friday, April 28
    11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Batiste Fathers & Sons Acura Stage Funk-filled R&B rooted in second-line and Mardi Gras Indian rhythms shines in this drum- and percussion-heavy family legacy band made up of members hailing from the Batistes' local music dynasty. Helmed by keyboardist David Batiste Sr., Batiste Fathers & Sons features the patriarch alongside his progeny, drummers Russell and Jamal, drummer and keyboardist Ryan, percussionist Damon and David Batiste's grandson, Christopher.?

    Five new albums and record release parties from New Orleans artists
    New releases from Trombone Shorty, Sweet Crude and more Trombone ShortyParking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)Making his debut for venerable jazz label Blue Note, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews slides comfortably into rich, intimate grooves weaving stripped-down funk and blues and loose, playful horns into a seemingly D'Angelo-inspired spin on his incarnation of New Orleans R&B. Fittingly, he takes a nearly straightforward stab at Ernie K-Doe's classic "Here Come the Girls," wedged into 10 original tracks, from the tight pocket of "Dirty Water" to a second-line beat filling out "Tripped Out Slim." With Parking Lot Symphony, Shorty dutifully (and beautifully) bridges the past and present of New Orleans music with a confident voice he can call his own.?

    Review: Le Petit Theatre stages Dividing the Estate
    The theaterpresents Horton Foote?s drama Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote told compassionate and realistic stories about ordinary Americans coping with difficult situations and inevitable change. Sometimes called America's Chekhov, Foote built many of his stories around characters living in small Texas towns much like his childhood home.?

    Review: mystery, family and the secret life of landscapes at Barrister?s Gallery
    Surrounding Circumstances and Conspiracies run through May 6 Families can be wonderful, but they also are mysterious. Complex truths often unfold slowly, especially where children are concerned.?

    Review: Personal Shopper
    Kristen Stewart stars in the French horror film Ghost stories and French art films don't typically coexist in the mind of the modern moviegoer. But that doesn't stop award-winning writer/director Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours) from orchestrating just that unlikely mashup with Personal Shopper.?

    Whitney performs at Tulane University April 28
    The band's latest is 2016's acclaimed Light Upon the Lake Even Bob Marley ? if he were alive ? would concede "No Woman, No Cry" is a played-out collegiate anthem at this point. But the comma placement in the title continues to fascinate, lending a George Jones-like second meaning to what is, on its face, a simple consolation.?

    Review: Petit Lion at The Troubadour
    Chef Phillip Lopez presents contemporary bistro fare At Part & Parcel, chef Phillip Lopez's modern delicatessen, and at his restaurants Root and Square Root, there's no mistaking who is in charge. The chef's touch is evident everywhere ? from creative charcuterie plates toppling with obscure cured meats and pickled bits to the avant-garde approach and cutting-edge techniques that pepper his creative menus.?

    The count: homeless young people who are victims of trafficking
    19 percent SOURCE: Loyola University New Orleans' Modern Slavery Research Project. Nearly one in five young people experiencing homelessness were the victims of human trafficking, according to a report from Loyola University New Orleans' Modern Slavery Research Project.?

    Clancy DuBos: An alternative to gridlock
    If lawmakers can't even agree on the simple things, maybe a constitutional convention can address the big picture The Louisiana Constitution of 1974 was far from a perfect document when voters approved it more than four decades ago. Proof of that is the fact that it has been amended more than 180 times ? and lawmakers currently are considering still more amendments.?