Journey, April 15, 2022

Come see Journey on their current tour live in New Orleans.


Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Dr
New Orleans, LA 701130

April 15, 2022

Tickets $49 – $742+

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KEM & Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, April 7, 2022

Enjoy live music and entertainment with Babyface in New Orleans.

KEM & Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122

April 7, 2022

Tickets $57 – $125+

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Cinderella, April 8-10, 2022

This is the rescheduled date because of Hurricane Ida in Metairie.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society
177 Sala Avenue
Westwego, LA 70094

April 8-10, 2022

Friday and Saturday 7:30pm

Sunday 2pm

Tickets $20 – $35

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New Plans For the Market Street Power Plant

The Market Street Power plant has been part of the New Orleans riverfront for 120 years. Locals are familiar with the big Victorian-style smokestacks but they won’t be there for long. The new owners, local developers Louis Lauricella and Brian Gibbs, are currently devising plans to convert the property into a hotel, offices, shops, and some kind of entertainment venue.

The Market Street Power Plant, an old coal-fired plant, was built in 1902 by Entergy Corp. Entergy was responsible for supplying electricity to New Orleans.

This is not the first person to plan to convert the old plant. Developer Joe Jaeger purchased the plant in 2015 for $8.7 million and had plans to turn it into a Live Nation music venue. In 2020 he put the property up for sale along with an additional 7-acres surrounding the plant for $16.9 million.

Now the 160,000-square-foot power plant will be turned into a “new-to-market concept which will include restaurants, retail, entertainment, hotel, and office space.

“The Market Street Power Plant site is an important piece of our overall vision for the riverfront,” Lauricella said. “This site holds the potential to be a transformative project for our community.”

The project is just a small part of the new area which is called The River District. Adjacent to the plant is the 39-acres that will be the remaining part of the new entertainment-focused district. The district will include housing, retail, entertainment, and office space and will cost around $1 billion. There will be a civil rights museum as well as around 300 apartments that will be affordable for lower-income residents.

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Audubon Nature Institute’s Okapi Will Have A New Baby

The New Orleans and San Diego zoo organizations have come together to breed endangered species. Asili, an okapi is one of these endangered species and she is now pregnant.

“It’s a very big deal” in the zoo world, according to Michelle Hatwood, General Curator at the Audubon Nature Institute’s Species Survival Center in Algiers.

“She’s doing great, she’s huge,” Hatwood said. “She’s already a big female, so now she’s got this big belly on her.”

The okapi, also known as the giant pandas of the hoofed-stock world, is an endangered species from Central Africa. Asili, who looks like a horse and zebra came together, lives on a 1,200-acre site along the Mississippi that Audubon leases from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The 1,200 acres are used by both Audubon and San Diego Wildlife Alliance to allow these endangered species to live and roam. So far, they have produced 52 mammals that were eight different species and 83 birds from six different species.

The main goal is to breed these animals for zoo populations but the bongo has been successfully re-established in the wild. The Bongo is a highly endangered species that lives in Central Africa. They are now trying to re-establish the whooping cranes which became extinct in Lousiana years ago. So far Audubon is slowly adding the bird back into the wildlife population around Lake Charles.

“If we don’t step up, who is going to?” said Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute president and CEO. “This alliance is going to make a difference.”

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