- This week in Louisiana history. August 6, 2016. Famous New Orleans jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain died today.
- This week in New Orleans history. On August 5, 2011, a
federal jury in New Orleans convicted five police officers of
myriad charges related to the cover-up and deprivation of
civil rights in the Danzinger Bridge shootings. April 20,
2016. Four former New Orleans police officers were sentenced
Wednesday (April 20) to prison terms of 7 to 12 years for the
brutal shootings of six unarmed civilians on the Danziger
Bridge days after Hurricane Katrina, closing the gravest case
of police brutality in the storm's aftermath. A fifth former officer was sentenced
to three years for his role in a subsequent cover-up of the
Sept. 4, 2005, incident. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt
sentenced the five men in federal court, moments after they
admitted guilt as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors
that was endorsed by the victims' families.
- This week in Louisiana.
Thursdays at Twilight
Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans
Friday, August 25
6:00 PM CST
Pavilion of the Two Sisters
One Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
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Outdoor concert series featuring New Orleans' musical talent. Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water and food are available for purchase. No outside food, drink, or pets are allowed.
- This week in Louisiana books. Katherine Jeffrey, editor of Two Civil Wars, has an event upcoming in August, a Heritage Lecture (sponsored by Preserve Louisiana) at the Old Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge, Thursday August 10th, 6-8 p.m. The title is "Finding and Losing History: Lessons Learned from Two Civil Wars."
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