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9-30-13

 

Bayou® Rum Announces Sponsorship with New Orleans Saints

Bayou® Rum to be featured in branded bars in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

  

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Louisiana Spirits LLC, as part of its New Orleans Saints sponsorship, will feature locally-made Bayou Rum in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the 2013 season. Adult fans will be able to taste the Spirit of Louisiana™ at 10 different locations throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  

Bayou Rum is handmade in Lacassine, La. at Louisiana Spirits Distillery, the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the U.S., utilizing traditional methods with state-of-the-art technology. Louisiana Spirits Distillery currently produces Silver Bayou Rum and Spiced Bayou Rum.

  

"Bayou Rum is now pouring at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. As a brand new company, we are excited and honored to be part of the New Orleans Saints family and the opportunity to reach locals and tourists alike. We look forward to fans enjoying the Spirit of Louisiana through our innovative sponsorship," said Trey Litel, President of Louisiana Spirits.

  

The sponsorship will bring Bayou Rum and signature Bayou Rum cocktails to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for all adult fans to enjoy during Saints games and all Mercedes-Benz Superdome events. As part of this sponsorship, Bayou Rum will be bringing Cocktails on Tap featuring exclusive Louisiana-themed cocktails to adult fans. In addition to having two branded bars at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, mobile Bayou Rum Cocktails on Tap carts will feature signature Bayou Rum cocktails poured through a tap-handle system - similar to that used for draft beer.

  

"Bayou Rum has emerged as a great local example of what we love about Louisiana culture. We look forward to adding Bayou Rum to our unique game day experience," said Jean-Paul Dardenne, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. "The Saints are proud to offer fans a taste of Louisiana at our home games and showcase great local products."

  

 

 

 

 

  

  

1 Sep 8 WIN   Falcons 17 Saints 23

2 Sep 15 WIN AT   Saints 16 Buccaneers 14

3 Sep 22 WIN   Cardinals 7 Saints 31

4 Sep 30 7:40PMCDT +   Dolphins 

 

  

The New Orleans Saints will host the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in their first night game (7:40 pm CT) of the 2013 regular season.

Television:

The contest will be nationally televised on ESPN's Monday Night Football (will also air locally on WDSU-6). Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters will be on the call.

Local Radio:
Monday's contest can be heard throughout the Gulf Coast on the Saints Radio Network (870 AM or 105.3 FM serve as the flagship stations in the New Orleans area) with Jim Henderson handling play-by-play duties, Hokie Gajan as color analyst and Kristian Garic reporting from the Saints sideline.

National Radio:

Westwood One's Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts and Darren Sharper will call the game.

Local Spanish Radio:

Marco Garcia and Victor Quinnonez will call the game for WFNO (830 AM)

Below are more options on how to watch and listen to the game:

  

 

Saints vs. Miami Dolphins

 Monday, Sep 30 2013

 07:40 PM (cst)  

 

Champions Square

Opening Time: 4:30PM

Entertainment: Bag of Donuts (4:55PM - 6:55PM)

 

Door Opening

1:30 PM - Press Only

4:30 PM - Suite & ADA Only

5:30 PM - All Gates

 

Parking

Garage 1A - Open 6:00 AM, $35

Champions Garage - Open 11:00 AM, $30

Lots 3 & 3A - Open 12:00 PM, $35 (Lot 3, $35 - $75)

ADA West & East - 2:30 PM, $35   

 

Entrances

NW Ground and A, C & G Ground

A, B, C, D, E, G, & H Plaza Level

Medical Entrance: Gates A Ground, D & H Plaza

 

 

 

Will Call

Saints Will Call: 4:30 PM - Half time

Ticketmaster Will Call: 4:30 PM - Half time

TicketExchange: 4:30 PM - End of 1st quarter (Only activated if game is sold out)

 

Children's Ticket Policy

Children 5 and under free admission without ticket

 

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include cans, bottles, weapons, fireworks, contraband, video cameras, cameras with lenses that exceed 6", recording devices, beach balls, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers and containers of any kind.

Bags are restricted to one (1) clear vinyl bag (12"x12"x6") per person and one (1) small clutch purse (4.5" X 6.5" maximum size). Clutch purse may be carried within clear bag or separately. Wallets cannot exceed 4.5" x 6.5". 

ADA Inquiries

 For detailed ADA information, please visit our ADA Guide or e-mail ada@smgneworleans.com

 

New NFL Bag Policy to Enhance Public Safety

 

The NFL is enhancing its public safety policy this year to include the type of bag you can bring into the stadium. This is a league-wide policy that applies to all stadiums including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The new policy should speed entry on game day.  

 

 

Preseason Games: (3-1)

 

Fri Aug 9 at 7PM vs Chiefs in New Orleans (W, 17-13)

 Fri Aug 16 at 7PM vs Raiders in New Orleans (W, 28-20)

 Sun Aug 25 at 3PM vs Texans in Houston (W, 31-23)

 Thurs Aug 29 at 630PM vs Dolphins in Miami (L, 21-24)

 

Regular Season Games: (3-0)

 

Sun Sept 8 at Noon vs Falcons in New Orleans (W, 23-17)

 Sun Sept 15 at 3PM vs Buccaneers in Tampa (W, 16-14)

 Sun Sept 22 at Noon vs Cardinals in New Orleans (W, 31-7)

 Mon Sept 30 at 7:40PM vs Dolphins in New Orleans

 Sun Oct 6 at Noon vs Bears in Chicago

 Sun Oct 13 at 3:25PM vs Patriots in Foxboro, MA

 BYE

 Sun Oct 27 at Noon vs Bills in New Orleans

 Sun Nov 3 at Noon vs Jets in East Rutherford, NJ

 Sun Nov 10 at 7:30PM vs Cowboys in New Orleans

 Sun Nov 17 at 3:25PM vs 49ers in New Orleans

 Thurs Nov 21 at 7:25PM vs Falcons in Atlanta

 Mon Dec 2 at 7:40PM vs Seahawks in Seattle

 Sun Dec 8 at Noon vs Panthers in New Orleans

 Sun Dec 15 at Noon vs Rams in St. Louis

 Sun Dec 22 at Noon vs Panthers in Charlotte

 Sun Dec 29 at Noon vs Buccaneers in New Orleans

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

9-30-13

 

 Tonight at The Haus

 

MNF at The Haus

 

 

 

Saints vs. Dolphins

Tonight at 7:30PM

 

Menu:

 

Fried Fish (Dolphins)

Brats

Nachos

Fries

 

*$7.00 plate, food served until the end of 3rd quarter.

*NO TAKE HOME BOXES!!!!!

*Doors open one-hour before kick-off!

  

1023 Ridgewood Drive
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Telephone: (504) 522-8014
E-Mail: info@deutscheshaus.org

 

 

 

 

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TONIGHT!!! Burlesque-ivus for The Rest of Us

Bella Blue

Today.10:00pm.

 

Like most hard working New Orleanians, you spend the majority of your life serving others for a living. Whether it's slinging drinks, pouring coffee, playing music, washing dishes, repeating and serving special after special, playing tour guide, giving lap dances....and so much more! While you're hard at work, there's amazing live entertainment happening that you never get to go see because they always happen on the weekends...

 

 Well, not anymore! We are happy to bring you a show that happens on what is typically an off night for the service industry. You can finally get to see all the amazing burlesque that your friends keep talking about!

 

 Sponsored by New Orleans Ice Cream and Bella & Harlow

 

 We'll have a pop up sex toy shop from Dynamo Toys owned by the lovely Hope Kodman!

 

 AND we will be having the live broadcast of the Saints game playing for all you die hard Who Dats!

 

 Burlesque-ivus for the Rest of Us

 Monday, September 30th

 The Allways Lounge

 2240 St. Claude Ave

 $10 cover

 Doors at 9pm. Show at 10pm

 Tips are encouraged

 

Allways Lounge

2240 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117



 

 

 

9-.30-13

 

Hollygrove Mkt  

Quoting Hollygrove Market & Farm

Help Us Grow the Market & Get a LIFETIME 10% Discount Card!!

That's it, we're pulling out all the stops. We're committed to hitting our goal for our first ever crowdfunding campaign, so we have DOUBLED the value of our $100 reward level, offering a 10% discount card for LIFE! That's right, for

$100 you

can help improve our operations and get a 10% discount off all future purchases at the market. We are limited in the amount we can give out, so make sure to get  yours soon if you are interested.

What's In the Weekend Box?

Saturday, September 28th thru

Monday, September 30th

Hours

Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm

Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm

(No Produce Boxes on Fridays)

8301 Olive St., New Orleans, LA

Cash, Credit, EBT, or Check

In the Weekend Box for Saturday, September 28th thru Monday, September 30th as well as Saturday & Sunday Home Deliveries:

 

-Butternut Squash (Glasers' Produce Farm, New Roads, LA)

 

-Green Onions (Frank Fekete Farms) OR Chestnuts (Cherry Creek Orchards, Pontotoc,

MS)

 

-Organic Pecans (Inglewood Farms, Alexandria, LA)

 

-Sweet Potatoes (Pointe Coupee Minority Growers Co-op, Pte. Coupee Parish)

 

-Eggplant (Covey Rise Farms) or Bell Peppers (Frank Fekete Farms)

 

-Naturally Grown Shiitake (MSNP, New Hebron, MS)

 

-Mustard Greens (Glasers' Produce Farm, New Roads, LA)

 

-Raw Sugar (Three Brothers Farm, Youngsville, LA)

 

-Brown Jasmine Rice (Cajun Grain) or Popcorn Rice (Campbell Farms)

 

-Okra (Monica's Okra World, Garyville, LA)

 

-Apples (Cherry Creek Orchards, Pontotoc, MS

 

 

 

  

  

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Please join us this weekend as we honor, celebrate and support our sisters Vera Warren-Williams, Mama "Jennifer" and the staff and volunteers of the Community Book Center.

 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

SUNDAY JAZZ/GOSPEL BRUNCH AT INDIGO

11am until 2pm

Joan Mitchell Center

2275 Bayou Road

$30 Adults / $15 Children

(tickets available only at CBC)

 

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Orleans Saints

Monday Night Football Party

6:30pm

Community Book Center (CBC)

2523 Bayou Road NOLA

Geaux SAINTS!!

Refreshments Sold

Donations Accepted

 

GALA and BRUNCH Package

$50 Adults / $25 Children

 

COMMUNITY BOOK CENTER (CBC)

More Than a Book Store

 

"He who does not know can know from learning"

   NEA ONNIM NO SUA A, OHU

West African Wisdom: Adinkra symbol of knowledge, life-long education and continued quest for knowledge

 9-30-13

 

Deanie's Seafood puts the 'SEA' in Seasons

Step Up to the Plate for Shrimp Season 2013  

 

At Deanie's Seafood restaurants, the four seasons have always been Shrimp, Crab, Oyster and Crawfish. Because of that, we're offering seasonal menus that feature items at their peak of freshness and flavor. 

 

Deanie's Seafood is now celebrating Shrimp season with Louisiana's mouthwatering best serving the freshest Louisiana Shrimp in a number of delicious variations.This Shrimp Season, step up to the plate and take a swing at Deanie's seasonal Shrimp menu:  

*             Barbeque Shrimp simmered in our unique blend of seasonings

*             Barbeque Shrimp Pasta in creamy BBQ sauce

*             Stuffed Shrimp with Crabmeat dressing

*             Cornmeal breaded Fried Shrimp

*             Coconut Shrimp with Creole Orange Marmalade  

*             Grilled Louisiana Shrimp & Vegetables with Citrus Herb sauce 

Regular Menu and Children's Menu also are available.    

http://www.deanies.com/seasonal-menus-sea-in-seasons/?utm_source=Shrimp+Season+at+Deanie%27s&utm_campaign=Shrimp+Season&utm_medium=email  

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Bombay Club 

830 Conti St. in the Prince Conti Hotel (504) 586-0972

New event at The Bombay Club

DAY                              DATE             ARTIST/TIME  

September

 

MONDAY                     30TH                 LUCAS DAVENPORT 7-10PM

October 

TUESDAY                     1ST                    LUCAS DAVENPORT  7-10PM

WEDNESDAY               2ND                   MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

THURSDAY                  3RD                   TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

FRIDAY                                     4TH                  MONTY BANKS 6-9PM /LUTHER KENT 9:30-12:30AM

SATURDAY                    5TH                  LUCAS DAVENPORT 6-9PM

                                                                  GLEN DAVID ANDREWS   9:30-12:30AM                                      

SUNDAY                       6TH                    TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

MONDAY                     7TH                    MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

TUESDAY                     8TH                    LUCAS DAVENPORT  7-10PM

WEDNESDAY               9TH                   MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

THURSDAY                  10TH                 TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

FRIDAY                                    11TH                 MONTY BANKS 6-9PM /INGRID LUCIA  9:30-12:30AM

SATURDAY                   12TH                 LUCAS DAVENPORT 6-9PM / ALEX PETERS 9:30-12:30AM

SUNDAY                       13TH                TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

MONDAY                     14TH               MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

TUESDAY                     15TH               LUCAS DAVENPORT 7-10PM

WEDNESDAY              16TH                MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

THURSDAY                 17TH                TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

FRIDAY                                   18TH               MONTY BANKS 6-9PM /LUTHER KENT 9:30-12:30AM

SATURDAY                  19TH               LUCAS DAVENPORT 6-9PM

                                                              SASHA MASAKOWSKI  9:30-12:30AM

SUNDAY                      20TH               TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

MONDAY                     21ST                  MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

TUESDAY                     22ND                 LUCAS DAVENPORT 7-10PM

WEDNESDAY               23RD                 MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

THURSDAY                  24TH                 TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

FRIDAY                                      25TH               MONTY BANKS 6-9PM /DON VAPPIE 9:30-12:30AM

SATURDAY                   26TH                 LUCAS DAVENPORT  6-9PM

                                                                  LINNZI ZAORSKI 9:30-12:30AM

SUNDAY                       27TH                 TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

MONDAY                     28TH                 MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

TUESDAY                     29TH                 LUCAS DAVENPORT 7-10PM

WEDNESDAY               30TH                 MONTY BANKS  7-10PM

THURSDAY                         31ST                     TONY SEVILLE 7-10PM

 

  Bombay Club

 Restaurant and Martini Bistro

 830 Conti Street | New OrleansLA70112

   Local Phone: 504.586.0972 | Toll-free: 1.800.699.7711

Email: info@thebombayclub.com

 

 

  

 

 

 

Thursdays (05:00 PM - 08:00 PM, 08:30 PM - 12:30 AM) 
Fridays (05:00 PM - 08:00 PM, 09:00 PM - 01:00 AM) 
Saturdays (09:00 PM - 01:00 AM)

 

Enjoy live New Orleans' jazz music nightly, Wednesday through Sunday, at the Carousel Bar and Lounge located inside Hotel Monteleone.

 

September

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH LUTHER KENT JAZZ QUARTET                                    9:00PM - 1:00AM

 

 October 

DATE                                                              TALENT                                                TIME               

Wednesday, Oct. 2          Chance Bushman & the Smokin' Time Five                       8:30PM - 12:30AM

Thursday, Oct. 3              Carl LeBlanc Jazz Trio                                            5:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, Oct. 3              George French Band                                              8:30PM - 12:30AM

Friday, Oct. 4                   Robin Barnes Jazz Quartet                                     5:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday, Oct. 4                   Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Trio                                     9:00PM - 9:45PM

                                         Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Band                                    10:00PM - 1:00AM

Saturday, Oct. 5               Luther Kent Jazz Trio                                              9:00PM - 1:00AM

 

Week of October 7 - 13

DATE                                                              TALENT                                                TIME               

Wednesday, Oct. 9          Chance Bushman & the Smokin' Time Five                       8:30PM - 12:30AM

Thursday, Oct. 10            Carl LeBlanc Jazz Trio                                            5:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, Oct. 10            George French Band                                              8:30PM - 12:30AM

Friday, Oct. 11                 Robin Barnes Jazz Quartet                                     5:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday, Oct. 11                 Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Trio                                     9:00PM - 9:45PM

                                         Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Band                                    10:00PM - 1:00AM

Saturday, Oct. 12             Luther Kent Jazz Trio                                              9:00PM - 1:00AM

 

Week of October 14 - 20

DATE                                                              TALENT                                                TIME               

Wednesday, Oct. 16        Chance Bushman & the Smokin' Time Five                       8:30PM - 12:30AM

Thursday, Oct. 17            Carl LeBlanc Jazz Trio                                            5:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, Oct. 17            George French Band                                              8:30PM - 12:30AM

Friday, Oct. 18                 Robin Barnes Jazz Quartet                                     5:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday, Oct. 18                 Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Trio                                     9:00PM - 9:45PM

                                         Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Band                                    10:00PM - 1:00AM

Saturday, Oct. 19             Carl LeBlanc Jazz Trio                                            9:00PM - 9:45PM

                                         Carl LeBlanc Band                                                 10:00PM - 1:00AM

 

Week of October 21 - 27

DATE                                                              TALENT                                                TIME               

Wednesday, Oct. 23        Chance Bushman & the Smokin' Time Five                       8:30PM - 12:30AM

Thursday, Oct. 24            Carl LeBlanc Jazz Trio                                            5:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, Oct. 24            George French Band                                              8:30PM - 12:30AM

Friday, Oct. 25                 Robin Barnes Jazz Quartet                                     5:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday, Oct. 25                 Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Trio                                     9:00PM - 9:45PM

                                         Tom Hook/Wendell Brunious Band                                    10:00PM - 1:00AM

Saturday, Oct. 26             Luther Kent Jazz Trio                                              9:00PM - 1:00AM

 

Week of October 28 - November 3

DATE                                                              TALENT                                                TIME               

Wednesday, Oct. 30        Chance Bushman & the Smokin' Time Five                       8:30PM - 12:30AM

Thursday, Oct. 31            Carl LeBlanc Jazz Trio                                            5:00PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, Oct. 31            George French Band                                              8:30PM - 12:30AM

  

 

 

 

 

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 Palm Court 

Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St
NO LA 70116
504-525-0200
Wed thru Sun 7p-11p
Music 8p-11


Dining and Live Traditional Jazz

30 closed 

  October 1- closed
Oct 2 - Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band
03 Charlie Miller and Crescent City Joymakers
04 Palm Court Jazz Band w/Lucien Barbarin
05 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
06 Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night Swingsters
07 & 08 closed
09 Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band
10 Duke Heitger w/Crescent City Joymakers
11  Palm Court Jazz Band
12 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
13 Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night Swingsters
14 & 15 closed
16 7p - 8p Jason Marsalis & Trad Vibes
      8p- 11p Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band
17 Leroy Jones & Katja Toivola w/Crescent City Joymakers
18 Palm Court Jazz Band w/James Evans & Kevin Lewis
19 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
20 Tom Fischer w/Sunday Night Swingsters
21 & 22 closed
23 Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band
24 Tim Laughlin & Eddie Bayard w/ Crescent City Joymakers
      and Memorial to Jack Mahue
25 Palm Court Jazz Band
26 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
27 Tom Fischer w/Sunday Night Swingsters
28 & 29 Closed
30 Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band
31 Tim Laughlin & Crescent City Joymakers 
 

 

  
 

 Snug 

 

http://www.snugjazz.com/calendar/index.php

jason@snugjazz.com 

 

 Snug Harbor

626 Frenchmen Street NOLA

504.949.0696

 

  

 

  

 

CHICKIE WAH WAH

2828 CANAL STREET

504.304.4714
MUSIC

  

http://www.chickiewahwah.com/

Call 1-855-2WAHWAH - for the daily music listings!

(1-855-29 

  

Mon 30        @ 8 - Alexis & the Samurai

 

 

 

  

 

 

      

2372 St Claude Ave, in the New Orleans Healing Center

 

 
9-30-13 
The Little Gem Saloon New Smoke Free Venue

445 South Rampart Street

New Orleans, LA

www.littlegemsaloon.com

The Little Gem Saloon, located on the ground floor at 445 S. Rampart

Street, effectively restores a nationally significant historic jazz

landmark into a spectacular restaurant and jazz club. At the same address

upstairs you'll find The Ramp Room.

THE RAMP ROOM

 

LITTLE GEM SALOON

445 S. Rampart Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

504 267-4863

www.littlegemsaloon.com

  

September 2013 MUSIC SCHEDULE

 

Monday September 30-

4:30 till                       SaintsGame Day Party-Dolphins 7:30pm

 

  

October 2013 Highlights:

  • The Little Gem Saloon is proud to proud to present the premiere of  Davell Crawfords' New Orleans Legends Series, an intimate night of music, conversations and more featuring Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans on Friday, October 11th, for two shows-- 8:00PM and 10:00PM (doors open at 7PM and 9:30PM). Tickets are $40 for general admission and are available in advance at www.littlegemsaloon.com or www.ticketfly.com or by calling 504 267-4863.
  • Gem Sessions, a new modern jazz series continues with Mike Clark  Saturday, October 26  10pm show.  Mike Clark is an American jazz and funk drummer, who is most noted for playing with Herbie Hancock and the  Headhunters band in the mid-1970s. Mike became known for his incisive playing on Hancock's Thurst album which garnered him an international cult following. The Gem Sessions is being presented by DJ Soul Sister and Lura Belle Productions. 
  • Paz Fest 3 presents An Evening with Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet, The Songs of Joni Mitchell  on October 4, 8pm show benefiting the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery. Tickets $15.00 & $20.
  • Rickey Sebastian presents The Jazz Master Series featuring Wendell Brunious  on October 10. Tickets $10.00 adv/$15.00 door
  • The Little Gem Saloon continues its popular Saints Game Day Party on all Home Games  featuring Food & Drink Specials, High Def Televisions, during each Saints home game. 

 

OCTOBER 2013 MUSICSCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 1

The Saloon

5:00 pm - 8:00pm        Happy Hour Richard Knox - No Cover

Wednesday, October 2

The Saloon

5:00 pm - 8:00pm        Happy Hour with Andre Bohren- No Cover

Ramp Room

11pm                           John Mooney and Alfred Uganda Robert. Tickets $8.00 advance/$10 door

Thursday October 3

The Saloon

5:00pm- 8:00pm          Happy Hour with Paul Sanchez - No Cover

Friday, October 4

The Saloon

5:00pm-8:00pm           Happy Hour with Jon Roniger - No Cover 

Ramp Room

8:00pm                        An Evening with Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet, The Songs of Joni Mitchell                                                  benefiting the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery. Tickets $15.00 & $20

Saturday, October  5

Ramp Room

7:00pm-10:00pm         Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers- Tickets $15.00           

Sunday, October  6

10:00am - 2:00pm  Jazz Brunch with Richard Knox

Tuesday, October  8

The Saloon

5:00 pm - 8:00pm        Happy Hour Charlie Miller - No Cover

Wednesday, October 9

The Saloon

5:00 pm - 8:00pm        Happy Hour with Andre Bohren- No Cover

Thursday, October 10

The Saloon

5:00pm- 8:00pm          Happy Hour with Paul Sanchez- no cover

The Ramp Room

7:30pm                     Ricky Sebastian and "The Jazz Master Series" feat. Wendell Brunious. Tickets $10 in advance/$15                                                 door

Friday,  October 11

The Saloon

5:00pm-8pm                Happy Hour with Jon Roniger- No Cover

The Ramp Room

8pm                             Davell Crawfords' New Orleans Legends Series with Special Guest Irma Thomas. Tickets $40.00

10pm                           Davell Crawfords' New Orleans Legends Series with Special Guest Irma Thomas. Tickets $40.00

Saturday, October 12

Ramp Room

8pm                             Don Vappie - Banjo:  The Original Jazz Instrument. Tickets $15 advance/$20 door

10pm                           Don Vappie - Banjo:  The Original Jazz Instrument.Tickets $15 advance/$20 door            

Sunday, October 13

10:00 am to 2pm          Jazz Brunch featuring Richard Knox

 Ramp Room

9:30pm                        Walter "Wolfman"  Washington. Tickets $8.00 advance/$15 door

Tuesday, October 15

The Saloon

5:00 pm - 8:00pm        Happy Hour with Richard Knox- No Cover

Wednesday, October 16

The Saloon

5:00 pm - 8:00pm        Happy Hour with Andre Bohren- No Cover

The Ramp Room

11pm                           Chris Mule' and the Perpetrators. Tickets $8 advance/$10 door

 Thursday, October 17

The Saloon

5:00pm-8:00pm           Happy hour with Paul Sanchez - No Cover

Friday, October 18

The Saloon

5:00pm-8:00pm           Happy Hour with Ron Roniger - No Cover

Ramp Room

9pm                             Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgss -  $10 cover         

Saturday, October 19

The Ramp Room

7pm-10pm                   Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers-  $12 advance/$15 at door

Sunday, October 20    

10am to 2pm                Jazz Brunch with Richard Knox

 

Tuesday, October 22

The Saloon

5:00 to 8:00pm            Happy Hour with Charlie Miller - No Cover

Wednesday, October 23

The Saloon

5:00pm-8:00pm           Happy Hour with Andre Bohren- No Cover

The Ramp Room

10pm                           Grayson Capps. Tickets $8.00 advance/$10 door

Thursday, October 24

The Saloon

5:00pm-8:00pm           Happy Hour with Paul Sanchez- No Cover

The Ramp Room

8pm                             The Afro Cube Project

Friday, October 25

The Saloon

5:00pm-8:00pm           Happy Hour with Jon Roniger- No Cover

The Ramp Room

7:30pm                        Dr. Michael White. Tickets 10.00 door/$15 advance

Saturday, October 26

The Ramp Room

10pm                           Gem Sessions presentsMike Clark. One show only. Tickets $25.00 

Sunday, October 27

9am till                         Saints Game day with Lagniappe Brass Band after the game- No Cover

Tuesday October 29

The Saloon

5pm - 8pm                   Happy Hour with Richard Knox - No Cover

Wednesday October 30

The Saloon

5pm - 8pm                   Happy Hour with Charlie Miller - No Cover 

Thursday October 31             

The Saloon

5pm to 8pm                  Happy Hour with Paul Sanchez - No Cover

The Ramp Room

9:30pm & 11pm        PAJAMA-RAMA with the Bayou Brothers featuring Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, Graham Robinson and Darcy Malone from the Radiator. Prizes for winning costume.

 

LITTLE GEM SALOON

445 S. Rampart Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

504 267-4863

www.littlegemsaloon.com

 

Laura B. Tennyson

Lura Belle Productions

504 319-9943

lauratennyson_2@msn.com

@lurabellepr

            

  

  

9-30-13

Maison 2011

The Maison - 508 Frenchmen St. NOLA 70116 - http://maisonfrenchmen.com -

504.371.5543

 

Monday Sept 30th

5pm Chicken Waffles (jazz)

7pm Sunflower City (swing jazz)

10pm Super Jam w/ Gene's Music Machine (new Orleans funk jam) 

  

Katie Goldstein

The Maison

508 Frenchmen St. NOLA

504-371-5543

katie@maisonfrenchmen.com

www.maisonfrenchmen.com

  

  

  

 9-30-13

    

The Hi-Ho Lounge
2239 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA
 

 

Monday Sept 30th

8pm Bluegrass Pickin' Party (bluegrass)

10pm Planet Earth

 

  Let me know if you need anything else!

Katie Goldstein

  

504-371-5543

  

katie@maisonfrenchmen.com

9-30-13 

Buffa's Bar & Restaurant

1001 Esplanade Avenue  

New Orleans, LA 70116 
(504) 949-0038 
All events non smoking 
No Cover Charge

Kitchen Open 24/7

http://www.buffasbar.com/calendar/

    www.buffasbar.com

 

Wed Oct 2                  7 p m  Gardenia       Moon  (Singer-Songwriter)

8 p m  Open  Mike    Night (Singer-Songwriter)

Thu Oct 3                   8pm Tom McDermott (Trad Jazz)

Fri Oct 4                     5 p m  HONOR         (Rock Jazz)

                                    8 p m Ruby Moon (Trad Jazz)

11:59 pm        Accessible Comedy  (Comedy)

Sat Oct 5                    8pm    Royal Rounders w/ Jerry Jumonville & Freddy Staehle (Rock Jazz)

11:30pm         Jeremy Lyons )Blues+)

Sun Oct 6                  11am  Jazz Brunch with Some Like It Hot (Trad Jazz)

Wed Oct 9                  7 p m  Gardenia       Moon (Singer-Songwriter)

8 p m  Open  Mike    Night (Singer-Songwriter)

Thu Oct 10                8 p m  Tom    McDermott     & Aurora Nealand (Trad Jazz)

Fri Oct 11                   5 p m  HONOR         Happy            Hour (Rock Jazz)

8pm The Mumbles (Rock Jazz)

11:59pm         Accessible Comedy  (Comedy)

Sat Oct 12                  8pm    Royal Rounders w/ Jerry Jumonville & Freddy Staehle (Rock Jazz)

11:30pm         Antoine Diel (Jazz)

Sun Oct 13                11am  Jazz Brunch with Some Like It Hot (Trad Jazz)

Wed Oct 16               7 p m  Gardenia       Moon (Singer-Songwriter)

8 p m  Open  Mike    Night (Singer-Songwriter)

Thu Oct 17                8 p m  Tom    McDermott     & Aurora        Nealand (Trad Jazz)

Fri Oct 18                   5 p m  HONOR (Rock Jazz)

8 p m  Shotgun Jazz (Trad Jazz)

11:59pm         Accessible Comedy  (Comedy)

Sat Oct 19                  8pm    Royal Rounders w/ Jerry Jumonville & Freddy Staehle (Rock Jazz)

11:30pm         Messy Cookers Jazz Band (Trad Jazz)

Sun Oct 20                11am  Jazz Brunch with Some Like It Hot (Trad Jazz)

Wed Oct 23               7 p m  Gardenia       Moon  (Singer-Songwriter)

8 p m  Open  Mike    Night (Singer-Songwriter)

Thu Oct 24                8 p m  Tom    McDermott     &         Aurora            Nealand (Trad Jazz)

Fri Oct 25                   5 p m  HONOR         Happy            Hour (Rock Jazz)

8pm    Davis Rogan  (Rock Songwriter)

11:59pm         Accessible Comedy  (Comedy)

Sat Oct 26                  8pm    Royal Rounders w/ Jerry Jumonville & Freddy Staehle           (Rock Jazz)                                       11:30pm         Keith Burnstein (Rock Jazz)

Sun Oct 27                11am  Jazz Brunch with Some Like It Hot (Trad Jazz)

Wed Oct 30               7 p m  Gardenia       Moon (Singer-Songwriter)

8 p m  Open  Mike    Night (Singer-Songwriter)

Thu Oct 31                8 p m  Tom    McDermott     &         Aurora            Nealand (Trad Jazz)

11:30pm Sick' Stunted Sextet (Rock Jazz)

Fri Nov 1                    5 p m  HONOR         Happy            Hour (Rock Jazz)

8 p m  Swamp           Donkeys (Trad Jazz)

11:30pm         Accessible Comedy  (Comedy)

On display currently-

NEW ORLEANS' MUSICIANS

-an exhibit of photographs by local lensman Eliot Kamenitz

 

 

 

9-30-13

     Maple Leaf Bar

 Maple Leaf Bar 

    8316 Oak Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 

   All shows start at 10:30 unless listed otherwise.    

Maple Leaf Bar - 8316 Oak St NOLA.

  

  September:

  Sundays 10pm: Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington &

  Russell Batiste

  Mondays:

    Sept  30- 10pm: Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes

 

  Tuesdays 11pm: Rebirth Brass Band

  

  Wednesdays 10pm: Mississippi Rail Company

  

  Thursdays 10:30: The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich & Special Guests

  

  Weekends 10:30:

  

       

 Maple Leaf Bar

  

8316 Oak Street New Orleans, LA

  

October:

Mondays 10pm: Corey Henry's Treme Funktet Weds 2, 9, 16 (10pm):  Micah McKee & Little Maker Weds 23 10pm: Kilmo's Allstar Birthday Bash/ New Orleans Musician's Clinic Benefit with Brian Stoltz, Jeff Watkins & Special Guests Weds 39 10pm: Boukou Groove Thurs 3 10:30pm:: Johnny Vidacovich, Terence Higgins & Special guests Thurs 10 10:30pm:: Johnny Vidacovich, Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey), James Singleton Thurs 17 10:30pm:: Johnny Vidacovich, Mark Mullins, Charlie Wooton Thurs 24 10:30pm:: Johnny Vidacovich & Special Guests

  Thurs 31 10:30pm: 2nd Annual Octobervich Halloween Blowout

  

Weekends start at 10:30pm:

Fri 4 : Sol Driven Train (Charleston, NC) Sat 5: Frogs Gone Fishin' (Denver, CO) Fri 11: Dave Jordan Band Sat 12: Alvin Youngblood Hart & Muscle Theory with Special guest Papa Mali Fri 18: Big Sam's Funky Nation Sat 19: Mia Borders Fri 25: Jon Cleary's Philthy Phew Sat 26: Stooges Brass Band

  

Halloween:

Fri Nov 1: 10pm Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes 1:30am: The New Orleans Suspects + Special Guests Sat Nov 2: 11pm: Bayou Gyspies: Eric McFadden, Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys), Eric Vogel & Terence Higgins perform Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys

  1:30am: Electro Rage Sunrise Set featuring Marco Benevento, Terence Higgins, Roosevelt Collier  

  

  

  

  

    

   532 Frenchmen Set

daily music 

532 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

 

 

  

 

    dba   

   618 Frenchman Street

 lo@dbabars.com (504) 942-3731

 New  Orleans, LA70116

 

 Contact Info

(504) 942-3731

smoke free venue

www.dbaneworleans.com

Rock n Bowl  

 

Mid-City Lanes Rock & Bowl

3016 S. Carrollton Avenue

New Orleans, LA70118

(504) 861-1700

adele@rocknbowl.com

 

   

 

9-30-13  

 

 

Monday, September 30 @ 8pm
The Preservation Hall Living Legends
Featuring: Maynard Chatters
Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  

 

  October, 2013 line-up for Preservation Hall

  Tuesday, October 1 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall-Stars

  Featuring: Shannon Powell

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Wednesday, October 2 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Thursday, October 3 @ 8pm

  Tornado Brass Band

  Featuring: Darryl Adams

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Friday, October 4 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters

  Featuring: Leroy Jones

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Saturday, October 5 @ 8pm & 9pm

  New Life Jazz Band

  Featuring: Lucien Barbarin

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Sunday, October 6 @ 8pm

  The New Orleans Legacy Band

  Featuring: Tommy Sancton

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Monday, October 7 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Living Legends

  Featuring: Maynard Chatters

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Tuesday, October 8 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall-Stars

  Featuring: Shannon Powell

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Wednesday, October 9 @ 8pm

  TBA

 

  Thursday, October 10 @ 8pm

  TBA

 

  Friday, October 11 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters

  Featuring: Leroy Jones

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Saturday, October 12 @ 8pm & 9pm

  Preservation Hall Brass Band

  Featuring: Will Smith

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Sunday, October 13 @ 8pm

  The St. Peter Street All-Stars

  Featuring: Lars Edegran

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Monday, October 14 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Living Legends

  Featuring: Maynard Chatters

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Tuesday, October 15 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall-Stars

  Featuring: Shannon Powell

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Wednesday, October 16 @ 8pm

  The Paulin Brothers Brass Band

  Featuring: Dwayne Paulin

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Thursday, October 17 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Friday, October 18 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters

  Featuring: Leroy Jones

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Saturday, October 19 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Sunday, October 20 @ 3-5pm

  The Smoking Time Jazz Club CD Release Party

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Sunday, October 20 @ 8pm

  The New Orleans Legacy Band

  Featuring: Tommy Sancton

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Monday, October 21

  VENUE CLOSED

 

  Tuesday, October 22 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall-Stars

  Featuring: Shannon Powell

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Wednesday, October 23 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Thursday, October 24 @ 8pm

  The New Birth Brass Band

  Featuring: Tanio Hingle

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Friday, October 25 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters

  Featuring: Leroy Jones

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Saturday, October 26 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Sunday, October 27 @ 8pm

  The St. Peter Street All-Stars

  Featuring: Lars Edegran

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Monday, October 28 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Living Legends

  Featuring: Maynard Chatters

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Tuesday, October 29 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall-Stars

  Featuring: Shannon Powell

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Wednesday, October 30 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

 

  Wednesday, October 31 @ 8pm

  VENUE CLOSED 

  

  

  

  

9-30-13 

Irvin Mayfield Logo  

IRVIN MAYFIELD?S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL

300 BOURBON STREET

(504) 553-2299

www.sonesta.com  

  

September 2013 SCHEDULE

  

 Monday, September 30

 8pm  Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

 

Tuesday, October 1

 8pm  Jason Marsalis

 

Wednesday, October 2

 5pm  Kipori Woods

 

8pm  Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield?s NOJO Jam performing the

 music of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet

 

Thursday, October 3

 5pm  NOJO Presents the Playhouse Swing Hour- Free Swing Dance

8pm  The James Rivers Movement

 

5pm  The Piano Professor Series featuring Joe Krown

 11:59pm  Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye

 

Saturday, October 5

8pm  Leroy Jones Quintet

11:59pm  Red Hot Jazz Revue featuring Faux Barrio Billionaires

 

Sunday, October 6

 

8pm ? Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle

 

Monday, October 7

 

8pm ? Treme Brass Band

 

Tuesday, October 8

 

8pm ? New Orleans Jazz Institute?s Masters Series featuring Victor Atkins

 

Wednesday, October 9

 

8pm ? Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield?s NOJO Jam performing the

 

music of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet

 

Thursday, October 10

 

5pm ? NOJO Presents the Playhouse Swing Hour- Free Swing Dance

 

8pm ? The James Rivers Movement

 

Friday, October 11

 

5pm ? The Piano Professor Series featuring Josh Paxton

 

11:59pm ?Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye

 

Saturday, October 12

 

8pm ? Leroy Jones Quintet

 

11:59pm ? Red Hot Jazz Revue featuring The New Orleans Swamp

 

Donkeys Traditional ?Jass? Band

 

Sunday, October 13

 

8pm ? Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle

 

Monday, October 14

 

8pm ? Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

 

Tuesday, October 15

 

8pm ? The ?Ones to Watch? Series

 

Wednesday, October 16

 

8pm ? Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield?s NOJO Jam performing the

 

music of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet

 

Thursday, October 17

 

5pm ? NOJO Presents the Playhouse Swing Hour- Free Swing Dance

 

8pm ? The James Rivers Movement

 

Friday, October 18

 

5pm ? The Piano Professor Series featuring Joe Krown

 

11:59pm ?Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye

 

Saturday, October 19

 

8pm ? Glen David Andrews

 

11:59pm ? Red Hot Jazz Revue featuring The Faux Barrio Billionaires

 

Sunday, October 20

 

8pm ? Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle

 

Monday, October 21

 

8pm ? Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

 

Tuesday, October 22

 

8pm ? New Orleans Jazz Institute?s Masters Series featuring Ed Petersen

 

Wednesday, October 23

 

8pm ? Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield?s NOJO Jam performing the

 

music of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet

 

Thursday, October 24

 

5pm ? NOJO Presents the Playhouse Swing Hour- Free Swing Dance

 

8pm ? The James Rivers Movement

 

Friday, October 25

 

5pm ? The Piano Professor Series featuring Joe Krown

 

11:59pm ?Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye

 

Saturday, October 26

 

8pm ? NOJO Presents Swinging at the Sonesta Swing Dance

 

11:59pm ? Red Hot Jazz Revue featuring The New Orleans Swamp

 

Donkeys Traditional ?Jass? Band

 

Sunday, October 27

 

8pm ? Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle

 

Monday, October 28

 

8pm ? Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

 

Tuesday, October 29

 

8pm ? New Orleans Jazz Institute?s Masters Series featuring Steve

 

Wednesday, October 30

5pm  Kipori Woods

8pm  Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield?s NOJO Jam performing the

 music of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet

 

Thursday, October 31

8pm  Halloween Bash featuring Purple Disrespect

 11:59pm  Halloween After Party

 New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

www.theNOJO.com

  

 

 

 Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center

  1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd.

  New Orleans, LA 70113

  504 352-1150 office

  www.zeitgeistinc.net

rene@zeitgeistinc.net

  Rentrak Theatre # 990509

 

  Please note the new Zeitgeist's Film Listings for this week:

      

   Opening October 4:

  THE DIRTIES - an indie film about two boys getting revenge on their

  high school bullies

  Monday, October 7 @ 7:30 p.m. - CAPITAL [Gathr]

 

  Saturday, October 12 @ 7:00 p.m. - FOR A DARK SKIN GIRL (Preview /

fundraiser)

  Monday, October 14 @ 7:30 p.m. - BIG SUR [Gathr]

 

  October 18, 19 & 20:

  NEW ORLEANS ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR

 

  Monday, October 21 @ 7:30 p.m. - AUTOLUMINESCENT [Gathr]

 

  Opening October 22:

  BROADWAY IDIOT - music doc about the band Green Day transforming their

  album into a Broadway show

  BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD - a doc about legendary filmmaker George Romero

 

  Opening November 1:

  ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW - an indie film shot in Disney World without permission

 

  Opening November 8:

  PAPADOPOULOS & SONS, a Greek / British comedy

10-1-13

 

Meet the Artist Series

UNO's Meet the Artist clinic series continues Tuesday, October 1 with Master Pianist and UNO Jazz Studies founder Ellis Marsalis. The workshop will take place at 1:30 in Performing Arts Center (PAC) Room 103. As always, this clinic is free and open to the public.

 

Additional clinics scheduled during the semester include:

*             Guitarist Doug Bradford Group 10/15

*             Drummer Johnny Vidacovich 10/24

*             Masakowski, Petersen & Atkins (Master's Month) 11/8

*             Pianist Jeff Gardner 11/13

*             Trumpeter Randy Brecker TBA

  

  

10-1-13

John Rankin 
The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Avenue in the heart of New Oileans 
Every Tuesday, 8 to 11, no cover 
  

 

  

10-1-13

The Fundamentals of Writing a Hollywood Screenplay

 

Description: This course is particularly for people interested in writing a commercial film, but those penning Indies will benefit, as well. Students will get an introduction to the elements and steps that go into creating a screenplay, from Casablanca to Lethal Weapon to BarberShop.  See schedule below for details.

 

 

Business:  Classes will meet at the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $75, which must be paid in full before or at the first meeting. Credit cards and PayPal accepted. Classes may be audio recorded. To Sign Up: Email me (Lee

Horvitz) at lee@ifthenink.com or call 504.994.4720.

 

 

Qualifications: A produced playwright and sold screenwriter, I began adult life as an actor. A 25-year detour from drama took me into teaching philosophy. In year 2001, I left academia to write, especially for screen and stage. That change also began an intensive study of dramatic writing. For more on me, visit www.ifthenink.com.

 

SCHEDULE

 

October 1:  Characterization-Archetypes, relation of character to story, backstory, motivation, character arc, major and minor characters.

 

 

October 8: Story and Structure I-Genre, turning points, sequences, scenes, dialogue, pacing.

 

 

October 15: Story and Structure II-Genre, turning points, sequences, scenes, pacing, plot, dialogue, script writing essentials.

 

 

October 22: Script Writing Essentials and Show Business-Treatment, beat sheet, step-outline, formatting, marketing, protecting your script.

 
 
 
 
10-1-13

Back Again - Updated!

 MONOLOGUES & MUSINGS... for Money, Honey II

Tues., Oct 1.; Wed., Oct. 2;  8 p.m.
Mid-City Theatre,  3540 Toulouse Street
(between American Can Company and Jefferson Davis Pkwy. Post Office)

written & produced by Nell Nolan
Starring Nell Nolan, Ashley Nolan & Steve Kelley
* to benefit Cancer Crusaders: tickets: $25
***

Reservations: 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com

 
Free, well-lighted parking; bar

 

Hope to see you - Nell

 

 
 
10-1-13
 
 
 
 
 
10-1-13
Cuban jazz pianist (and international rising star) Roberto Fonseca comes to the House of Blues on October 1 for a free Jazz Journey concert presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. Los Po-Boy-Citos  
 
 
 
 
10-1-13

NEW ORLEANS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION RELEASES

UPDATED REVIEW DRAFT OF THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE

City to Hold Ten Neighborhood Planning District Meetings to Discuss with Community

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Today, the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) released the updated review draft of the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). CPC also announced the final round of ten Neighborhood Planning District meetings where residents can view the draft CZO, learn how to use it, and give input on zoning issues in their neighborhoods. The draft CZO can be viewed on the CPC's website at www.nola.gov/cpc.

  

"The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance builds on the momentum established in the years after Hurricane Katrina for the redevelopment of our city. By incorporating the vision, priorities, and goals the CZO creates a blueprint for development moving forward and is critical to implementing the City's Master Plan. I encourage residents to attend and actively participate in the Neighborhood Planning District meetings," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

  

Released in 2011, the first draft of the CZO gathered input at a series of Neighborhood Planning District meetings attended by more than 2,000 residents. The release of the new draft CZO culminates nearly two years of review by CPC staff and consultants and includes refinements based on concerns raised by residents and neighborhood associations, as well as from interactions with City agencies, citizen advisory groups, various interest groups, and business community leaders. At the October planning district meetings, residents will have a final chance to give direct input and gain a deeper understanding of the new zoning configurations.

  

Some of the key attributes of the new CZO include:

*             Adjustments to ensure that the administration of the ordinance is consistent, predictable, and understandable;

*             The replacement of the cumulative zoning structure with place-based zoning districts;

*             Design controls and review processes to preserve neighborhood character;

*             New requirements to guarantee meaningful neighborhood input;

*             Clear standards for sites and uses that allow flexibility and protect adjacent uses;

*             New parking standards to reflect on-the-ground realities of historic and non-historic areas of the City; and

*             Landscaping and storm water management standards

Copies of the draft CZO are available at the following New Orleans Public Libraries:

  

The New Orleans Public Main Library

219 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans 70112

  

Algiers Regional Library

3014 Holiday Drive

New Orleans, LA 70131

  

East New Orleans Regional Library

5641 Read Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70127

  

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center

4300 S. Broad Street

New Orleans, LA 70125

  

Martin Luther King Library

1611 Caffin Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70117

  

Norman Mayer Library

3001 Gentilly Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70122

  

Robert E. Smith Library

6301 Canal Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70124

  

While comments on the CZO Draft will be documented at the Neighborhood Planning District meetings, residents have until November 30, 2013 to give comment by email cpcinfo@nola.gov or call (504) 658-7033.

  

NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING DISTRICT MEETING SCHEDULE

  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Orleans East /Districts 9, 10, and 11

Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel Church

5600 Read Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70127

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Central Business District and French Quarter/ District 1

National WWII Museum- LA Memorial Pavilion

945 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Algiers/ Districts 12 and 13

YMCA Federal City

2220 Constitution Street

New Orleans, LA 70114

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pontilly and Gentilly/ District 6

Ben Franklin High School

2001 Leon C. Simon Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70122

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lower Ninth Ward/ District 8

Dr. King Charter School

1617 Caffin Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70117

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lake Area/ District 5

Edward Hynes Charter School

New Orleans, LA 70124

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Uptown/ District 3

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School

3617 General Pershing Street

New Orleans, LA 70125

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Central City and Garden District/ District 2

Dryades YMCA

2200 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70113

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bywater, Eight Ward, Upper Ninth Ward/ District 7

KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy/ formerly Charles J. Colton Middle School

2300 St. Claude Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70117

6:00 - 8:00 PM

  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mid City and Tremé/ District 4

Tremé Recreation Center

900 North Villere Street

New Orleans, LA 70116

6:00 - 8:00 PM


10-2-13
 

The Saenger Theatre has teamed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to present a free show at the restored New Orleans landmark. On Oct. 2, the acclaimed classical ensemble will perform music from the Saenger's history as a film and theater venue.

 

The program has not been finalized, but selections will span the life of the hall, from 1927 to the present. Guest conductor Raul Gomez will lead the LPO.

 

Most tickets will be distributed to area schools, but the public also is welcome at the Wednesday morning program.

 

Free tickets are available for pickup at the box office for the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts at 1419 Basin St. Tickets are required for entrance to the concert, but seats will be first come, first served. Doors will open at 9 a.m., with the show beginning at 10 a.m. For more information on the LPO concert, visit saengernola.com/shows/lpofree or call the box office at 504.287.0351.

  

 

Saenger Theatre to Reopen this Fall with Private Parking for Patrons

 

The historic Saenger Theatre, slated to re-open in fall 2013, announced today it is now offering convenient, private parking to patrons. Located half a block from the Theatre across Canal Street, the partner garage, University Place Garage, will now provide patrons the option of securing guaranteed parking accommodations prior to Saenger events.

 

Saenger ticket purchasers will have the opportunity to pre-pay for their parking while buying concert and show tickets through Ticketmaster.com, or at the Saenger box office. This option will provide the patron with a reserved space at the garage the day of the event, starting over an hour and a half prior to the show, continuing up to one hour after the show finishes. The garage, located at 145 University Place, will be patrolled by the New Orleans Police Department, who will escort patrons across Canal Street to the Theatre.

 

"We are dedicated to creating a pleasant, comfortable and memorable experience for all of our patrons, and we understand that providing convenient, no hassle parking is a critical component to that experience," said David Skinner, General Manager, Saenger Theatre.

 

For more information on the Saenger Theatre, tickets and parking at the theatre, visit www.saengernola.com.

 

Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre will reopen in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre will host a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.saengernola.com for more information. 

 

Band Together: A free community concert with the LPO Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 10:00am

 

Music

2001: A Space Odyssey by Richard Strauss Strike up the Band by George Gershwin The Sorcerer's Apprentice from Fantasia by Paul Dukas An American in Paris by George Gershwin Medley from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein Main Title from Star Wars by John Williams Medley from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin Medley from Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock

 

Summary

Band Together explores the Saenger's history from its opening as a theater/movie house in 1927 until its grand re-opening in 2013 and features movie and Broadway favorites.

 

TICKETS: contact the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office at 504.287.0351.  

 

  

  

10-2-13

 

Deanie's Seafood's Bucktober Wednesdays:  

The Original Soundtrack of Seafood and Music

 

 

What goes better with charbroiled oysters than a side of hearty southern rhythm and blues? 
For boiled crabs, we suggest classic 80's rock, or perhaps a multi-instrumental/vocal combo. And nothing beats our fried seafood platter paired with a top-shelf party band.

 
It's time for the food and music extravaganza known as Bucktober Wednesdays at Deanie's Seafood in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., from 6-8 p.m., with free live music and a menu full of our famous seafood specials every Wednesday in October. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is beneficiary of Deanie's Bucktober Wednesdays series. 

 

One of New Orleans' favorite seafood restaurants, Deanie's in Bucktown will serve up drink specials plus charbroiled oysters alongside the restaurant's full menu. 

 

BUCKTOBER LINEUP:

Oct. 2    Mississippi Rail Company

Featuring a soulful, bluesy blend of upright bass, tenor saxophone, keyboard and drums, Mississippi Rail Company released their first full-length album "Coal Black Train" in 2012.   

 

Oct. 9    Vince Vance & The Valiants

With Louisiana legend, composer, pianist and entertainer Vince Vance, this high energy musical revue has thrilled audiences of all ages from Coast to Coast with their unforgettable brand of music and comedy. 

 

Oct. 16   Mia Borders

Singer/songwriter, Borders brings an energetic blend of blues, soul, funk and contemporary songwriting. Her second full-length album, "Magnolia Blue," earned her a nomination for Best Emerging Artist at the Big Easy Music Awards.

 

Oct. 23   Scott Schmidt Band

Led by singer/songwriter Scott Schmidt (currently lead singer of The Boogie Men), the Scott Schmidt Band plays a mix of original and classic rock and soul covers. Schmidt has a new CD, Timepiece," offering 11 rock & soul originals. 

 

Oct. 30    Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs
Shamarr Allen is a native New Orleanian, entertainer, producer, trumpeter and cultural ambassador. Allen and the Underdawgs perform all original music blending jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop, including songs from their upcoming album "True Orleans."

 

 Details are available at Deanies.com/Bucktober. Follow us on Facebook, and stay up to date with @DeaniesSeafood, hashtag #BucktoberWednesdays.   

  

  

  

10-2-13

Ellis Marsalis kicks off Fall Jazz @ the Sandbar Series Oct 2

 

*Jazz @ the **Sandbar** Returns *

 

*UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS FALL PERFORMANCE SERIES*

 

*LOCATION:** UNO COVE - SANDBAR (Founders Rd on UNO campus)***

 

*WHEN:** OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 20 / WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM TO 9:30 PM***

 

*GEN'L ADMISSION $5.00 PER PERSON//UNO STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF FREEW/UNO

ID* 

 

Jazz @ the Sandbar   Wednesday, October 2

It is becoming a tradition that UNO Professor Emeritus and jazz education icon Ellis Marsalis kicks off each Fall season of UNO's Jazz @ the Sandbar, and this year is no exception. The acclaimed pianist and patriarch of the New Orleans modern jazz community will be a special guest at the opening celebration of the performance series Downbeat Magazine calls "One of the best things going in America." Mr. Marsalis will be joining Jazz Studies students Amber Matthews, Jeronne Ansari, Albert Allenback, Glenn Hall, Jordan Baker, Tanarat, Chaichana, and Peter Varnado under the direction of Victor Atkins.

 

"Jazz at the Sandbar" was established in 1990 by Ellis Marsalis, the first Coca-Cola Endowed Chair of the Jazz Studies Program at UNO. The series is designed to provide UNO Jazz Studies students an opportunity to get real life experience performing with respected professional musicians in front of a live audience. Concerts are presented on Wednesday nights during the fall and spring semesters and feature a different respected jazz artist each week. Jazz @ the Sandbar provides a medium for our students to exercise their improvisational skills and gives them the rare opportunity to work with jazz masters.

 

The complete fall schedule includes these guest artists:

*             October 9 - Trumpeter Ashlin Parker (UNO Alumnus)        

*             October 16 - Saxophonist Dmitry Mospan from Russia

*             October 23 - Drummer Johnny Vidacovich

*             October 30 - Masters Performance: UNO Professors Steve Masakowski, Ed Petersen & Victor Atkins

*             November 6 - Guitarist/Banjoist Don Vappie

*             November 13 - Pianist Jeff Gardner from Brazil

*             November 20 - Trumpeter Randy Brecker

Jazz @ the Sandbar is presented by the UNO Jazz Studies Program with support from the UNO Student Government Association, Offbeat Media, WWNO FM, and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration. All admission proceeds go to the George Brumat Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call the UNO Music Department at (504)280-6039 or New Orleans Jazz Celebration (504)309-JAZZ, or visit us on the web at www.nojc.org/sandbar.

 

Concert times: 7:00 - 9:30pm.

Location: The Cove, Founders Road, UNO Lakefront Campus.

General Admission: $5.00 at the door.

Faculty, Staff & Student Admission: FREE w/ UNO ID Card.

Tickets sold at the door.

  

 

  

  

 

10-2-13

             
Wednesday, September 4 - Free Wednesdays at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Free admission on Wednesdays for all sponsored by the Helis Foundation.

Where: New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

10:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Everyone

Cost: Free

For more info: www.noma.org

  

 

 

  

10-2-13

       

               

     Hump Day SIN Night: Service Industry Swims for HALF OFF COVER 

 CountryClub NewOrleans 

  

Every Wednesday 10am-1am, Service Industry employees get into the pool area HALF OFF.  

  

This includes servers, bartenders, barbacks, kitchen workers, baristas, hotel workers or delivery drivers. You must bring a bar card (or a copy of it) or a check stub to HALF your pool cover! No exceptions!

  

The Country Club

634 Louisa St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117-6733

  

   

 

 

  

10-2-13

       

2013 Harvest the Music Performers

 

OCTOBER 2         IRMA THOMAS AND THE PROFESSIONALS

+ KHRIS ROYAL & DARK MATTER

OCTOBER 9         DRAGON SMOKE

+ PIGEON TOWN

OCTOBER 16       THE REVIVALISTS

+ PAPA MALI

OCTOBER 23       VOICE OF THE WETLANDS ALL-STARS

W/SPECIAL GUEST ANDERS OSBORNE

+ RICH COLLINS

OCTOBER 30       RAW OYSTER CULT

+ JOHNNY SKETCH AND THE DIRTY NOTES

 

CAUSE:

Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and its mission of fighting against hunger and building food security in south Louisiana.

 

DATES:

September 11th - October 30th

 

TIMES:

5:00-7:30pm

 

COST:

Free

No outside food or drink. Concession sales keep our concerts free!

LOCATION:

Lafayette Square

 

PARKING:

Parking is available at 650 Poydras Street for $5 after 5:00 pm. You enter the parking garage on Camp Street.

 

SPONSORSHIP:

Harvest the Music is a wonderful vehicle for building brand awareness, promoting new products and services, and providing a unique hospitality experience. Contact us at harvestthemusic@secondharvest.org about becoming a sponsor!

 

WHAT CAN I BRING?

Lawn chairs, cameras and pets (see pet policy below)

 

PET POLICY:

All pets must be kept on a leash with a maximum length of 6 feet at all times. Animals exhibiting aggressive behavior are not permitted. Owners are asked to immediately remove an animal that exhibits aggressive behavior. By entering the concert area, owners agree to be solely liable for the actions of their pets. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

CONTACT US:

Volunteering: volunteernow@secondharvest.org

Media/Sponsorship: harvestthemusic@secondharvest.org

Lost & Found: harvestthemusic@secondharvest.org 

  

  

  

  

  

  

10-2-13

W French Quarter Hosts Retail Therapy during NOLA Fashion Week

 

Mix and mingle over pop-up boutiques, martinis and manicures

 

 

 

WHAT:            Retail Therapy will bring together some of the top

boutiques in the New Orleans area for a night of shopping, sipping and socializing over cocktails, music by DJ Jive and fashion during the 2013 fall installation of NOLA Fashion Week. Participating boutiques include Hemline, Langford Market, Wish, The Blues Jean Bar and Hazel & Florange.

A Martini/Manicure package will be available for $20 and will feature mini-manicures by Spa Atlantis and a signature martini.

 

 

 

WHO:              This event is free and open to the public ages 21 and

older. Tickets for the Martini/Manicure package are $20.

 

 

 

WHEN:            Wednesday, October 2, 2013

 

                         5:30 - 7:30 pm

 

 

WHERE:           316 Rue Chartres Street

 

                         Courtyard

 

 

WHY:               Everyone needs a little retail therapy every now and

then to unwind. Treat yourself to an evening of pampering and cocktails.

Mix and mingle, sip on specialty martinis while you browse the boutiques and indulge with a mini-manicure from Spa Atlantis.

 

 

HOW:              Tickets for the Martini/Manicure package may be

purchased at the door. RSVP in advance by emailing "Retail Therapy" to wnolaRSVP@whotels.com. Special parking rate of $8 for 3 hours. To share the event on social media, use the hashtag #wretailtherapy

 

 

For more information about Retail Therapy, please visit wfrenchquarter.com/WHappenings <http://www.wfrenchquarter.com/WHappenings> . Follow W New Orleans - French Quarter on Twitter and Instagram @whotelsnola and become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/wfrenchquarter <https://www.facebook.com/wfrenchquarter> . 

  

  

 

 

10-2-13

 

 

 

 


 
10-2-13

ANIMAL WELFARE EVENT!

 

"TNR" PROGRAM OFFERED AT EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

 

METAIRIE, LA -The Jefferson Parish Library will host an animal welfare class titled "Trap, Neuter and Return: Your Neighborhood and Beyond," 

at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the East Bank Regional Library,

4747 West Napoleon, Metairie.

 

This event is presented by Julie Hugel and Liz Newman of the nonprofit

Project: Spay/Neuter with the help of the Humane Society of Louisiana, the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, and Alley Cat Allies.

 

The event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is strongly suggested but not required. Those interested in attending this event should visit the following website to register:

https://www.registertoattend.com/Event-Registration/RegInfo.aspx?Code=14oYIcwKaBVtbRxLUUsI

 

 

TNR involves the humane trapping of outside (feral) cats, taking them to local experienced spay/ neuter clinics and having them spay/ neutered and vaccinated. Cats also can be treated for fleas and can be dewormed at the same time. The cats are released back to the managed colony they came from.

 

This class will present information gathered by experienced TNR trappers on the most effectively techniques to TNR cats. The class will also cover how to expand TNR to other neighborhoods, how to handle the unexpected issues in TNR, hard to trap tips and other helpful hints.

 

For more information about this event, contact tnrnolacats@gmail.com<mailto:tnrnolacats@gmail.com>.

 

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Adult Programming Manager for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net<mailto:wcsmith@jplibrary.net>.

   

 

9-29-13

   

UPCOMING EVENTS


Saenger Theatre  reopens 

  "jewel of Canal Street" 

e Saenger's grand opening celebration will include a free concert on Oct. 2.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will set the tone musically for the event. It plans to perform selections from famous movies that played at the Saenger during its heyday in the 1930s and 1940s. 

 

   

October 2

Band Together: A Free Concert from the LPO

 

October 4

D.L. Hughley & Eddie Griffin

 

October 5

Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

 

October 6

Christmas Cantata

 

October 10

Brian Regan

 

October 12

A Prairie Home Companion

 

October 13

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

   

October 30

Diana Ross

 

November 3 & 4

Theresa Caputo Live!

The Experience

 

November 5

So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2013

 

November 9

1964 The Tribute

November 15

Christ Tucker

 

November 16

Bill Maher

 

November 17

Celtic Thunder

   

November 26

Joe Bonamassa

 

December 3

The Irish Tenors Christmas

 

December 7

Bonnie Raitt

   

December 26

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

 

January 10

The Fresh Beat Band

Saenger Theatre - Managed by Arts Center Enterprises | 1111 Canal Street | New Orleans | LA | 70112

At the Saenger, we want to create an unforgettable

experience for our patrons. And we rely on volunteer ushers to help us do that!

 

If you are interested in the volunteer usher program,

call 504.525.1052 or email volunteer@acetheatregroup.com for more information.

 

 

 

 10-2-13

Wetlands Walk

Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve has a Wetlands Walk with a National Park Service ranger every Friday-Monday at 10:00 a.m. Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk through swamp and marsh. The walk is typically 1/2 mile down and 1/2 mile back on the Bayou Coquille Trail. Appropriate attire and footwear is suggested, and bug spray is a must in the summer.    

Where: 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point)

When: 10:00 AM

Who: Everyone

How: Call a day ahead to verify ranger staffing

Cost: FREE!

  

Wetlands Walk

  • Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 08/10/2013 to 09/29/2013

    Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero | Map Time: 10:00 AMFee Information: freeContact Name: Barataria Preserve, MarreroContact Email: e-mail usContact Phone Number: 504-689-3690 ext. 10

Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk through swamp and marsh. Stop by the visitor center to find out which trail the day's walk will visit.

The Barataria Preserve is at 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero near Crown Point. The preserve is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras (Tuesday, March 4, in 2014), so no walk is offered. Note that parking lot gates are open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 Monday-Tuesday and on federal holidays for access to trails;

 gates are closed on Mardi Gras.  

 

10-3-13

Inside New Orleans Sports every Thursday  6-7 pm on WLAE TV. with a rebroadcast on Friday's 10-11 pm A weekly live sports show covering Saints, Pelicans, LSU, Tulane & Prep Sports. The format will be a live call in show featuring a reporters round table with the media members covering the local sports scene.

Eric Asher

Talk Show Host

Inside New Orleans

WGSO 990AM Weekdays 11 AM-1 PM

Inside New Orleans Sports

WLAE TV Thursday's 6-7 PM & Friday's 10-11 PM

www.ericasher.com

 

Twitter @eric_asher 

 
 
 
 
 
10-3-13

 

 

 

 

The partying continues at Kermit Ruffins' Treme Speakeasy when we second line over to 1535 Basin Street for more good food and drinks, and music to keep you dancing 'til whenever!

 

Can't wait to see you, this Thursday and every Thursday 'til October 31st, when we'll have our huge Halloween party with Rebirth Brass Band!

 

Old New Orleans Rum is mixing its signature mojitos at Jazz in the Park this fall!

 

While you stroll around our Arts & Crafts Village, check out our marketplace, have a bite to eat, and listen to our great musicians, a mojito is the ideal drink to sip and enjoy.

 

Old New Orleans Rum has three great flavors for you to choose from too: blueberry, raspberry, and mango.  We've tried all three and can tell you they are delicious and refreshing--a wonderful complement to the whole Jazz in the Park experience.

 

Old New Orleans Rum has been a faithful supporter of all the fun and festivities in Armstrong Park, and we're grateful for all they have done to keep the music free!

 

Please stop by and give them a shout when you come to the park this Thursday, and have one of their delectable mojitos while you are it.

 

 

 

     

  

  

  

  

Jazz in the Park returns , running from October 3 to October 31st, with a stellar roster of New Orleans music that features Stephanie Jordan, The Soul Rebels, Rebirth Brass Band, Dumpstaphunk, Jon Cleary

, and Davell Crawford, to name a few.  The hours of Jazz in the Park are now noon to 8PM, with the Treme Nights after party happening at Kermit Ruffin's Treme Speakeasy from 8PM to 11PM.  Kermit Ruffins will lead a second line to his place every week after the close of the show.

 

The Congo Square Arts and Crafts Village is a great place to start the weekend a little early and grab lunch, as in addition to thirty-eight vendors offering original, handcrafted items for sale, Direct Select Seafood, Woody & Son, and Pat O'Brien's will be on hand.  Pat O'Brien's will serve their beloved Hurricanes and Bloody Marys.  The Yisrael Trio provides music from noon until 4PM.

 

Second lines are once again a welcome and integral part of the Jazz in the Park experience, and each week a different social aid and pleasure club struts their stuff.  The club with the most original costumes, moves, and overall presentation will be awarded $1000 by a panel of judges at the close of the fall season.  The weekly second line begins at 4PM, with music by Da Truth Brass Band.  This initiative is possible thanks to the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, who along with the People United for Armstrong Park, have a vested interest in the preservation and continued growth of New Orleans culture. 

 

As in previous seasons, the Marketplace at Armstrong Park, in cooperation with the Institute of Community Development, opens at 3PM and is available for food and grocery purchases until 8PM.

 

The line up:

   

 October 3: The Soul Rebels / Soul Project

 October 10: Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk / Gaynielle Neville & Her Sweet Stuff Band

 October 17: Jon Cleary / Wes Raymond & The Soul Factory

 October 24: Dumpstaphunk / The Brass-A-Holics

 October 31: Rebirth Brass Band & Kermit Ruffins

 

Pedestrian entrance at N. Rampart St. & St. Ann St. Contact 504-233-4-ARM for inquiriesor info@armstrongpark.org

 

The Marketplace at Armstrong Park

 

 
 
 
10-3-13

International School of Louisiana Open House

 

On Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 1 p.m., the International School of Louisiana will hold an open house for parents and prospective students at its Algiers Point location at 502 Olivier St. Interested parents are invited to tour the school. The mission of the International School is to provide a challenging education, emphasizing French and Spanish language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility.an arts and music festival at 207 LeBoeuf St. It starts with a second line from the Algiers Point ferry landing at 12:30 p.m. Musical performers include the DeSoto Street Band, the New Creation Brass Band, and the inimitable Little Freddie King. This festival is the brainchild of artist Charles Gillam, Sr. Family-friendly, it promises to be a good time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
10-3-13

LOCAL COSPLAY ORGANIZATIONS BAND TOGETHER

 

TO OFFER COSTUME WORKSHOP AT EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

 

METAIRIE, LA - A Halloween and Mardi Gras costume workshop featuring several local "cosplay" groups will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 3, at the EastBank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metairie.

 

All ages are welcome to attend this event. It is open to the public and is free of charge. Registration is not required.

 

Cosplay, is short for "costume play." It is an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction.

 

This is the second year this event has been offered. In the first year, speakers talked about a range of costuming tips such as: how to make a shield; the best glues for various costumes; good retail places to purchase costumes or costumes parts; unique ways to use feathers, beads, leather, and other costume items; and much more. They also talked about their organizations and how to join.

 

Cheri Curio, the organizer of the event, represents G.E.E.K., an acronym for Geeks Empowering Extraordinary Kids. Her club will offer tips on costuming, cosplay and makeup.

 

Other groups include the following.

 

  • House of Shock will provide a makeup demonstration.
  • The USS New Orleans, the local chapter for STARFLEET, a Star Trek Association, will discuss costuming, especially as they relate to Star Trek.
  • The Krewe du Who, a community of enthusiastic Whovians who share their ongoing celebration of Doctor Who, will discuss tips for costuming.
  • The Adventurers' League of G.E.A.R.S., a local Steampunk performance organization, will discuss Steampunk costumes and how to create them.
  • Brian Held, a member of several krewes including 501st and Krewe de Vieux, will talk about making props including shields, helmets, and intricate uniforms.

 

Members of these groups will appear in full costume. Participants also are free to come in costume and can get advice on ways to improve them, or just to show off.

 

 

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net

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10-3-13
 

Rockin' the Rails Free Concerts at the Covington Trailhead - Thursdays in October

 

The City of Covington's Rockin' the Rails concerts are "back on track" with an all-star lineup! The free concerts take place every Thursday in October from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead outdoor music venue in the downtown historic district. Concert goers are advised to bring their own chairs, as seating is limited. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. In an effort to keep these events free to the public, the City of Covington requests that attendees purchase their beverages at the concert.

 

This October's series promises to be another great success!

  

  

  

 

 

10-3-13

 

  

 

Please join us for our 3rd annual Kenner Wine & Food Event at Chateau Golf & Country Club.  It's a first class event that showcases all of the wonderful restaurants that are right in our backyard.  Plus there's about 100 types of wines you can pair with these wonderful dishes! Proceeds from this year's event will go to Raintree Children & Family Services. Raintree Children and Family Services is a multiservice, non-profit organization assisting the Greater New Orleans Area since 1926. Please let us know if you have any questions about the event or would like to participate this year. 

 

Sincerely,

Michelle Swanner Yenni & The Chateau Staff

Chateau Golf and Country Club

 

Event Info

A fun,chic evening of sampling a wonderful variety of wines and delicious dishes from all over Kenner & the metro area.  Live entertainment by Groovy 7, plus door prizes and raffles.  Event will be poolside; dressy casual.   

 

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

6:00PM-9:00PM

3600 Chateau Blvd.

Kenner, Louisiana 70065

 

Wines

Over 100 types of wine including Jordan, Silver Oak, Franciscan, Simi, Belle Glos, Sonoma Cutrer Russian River, Perrier Jouet, & Piper Heidseick.  Courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, Purveyor of Fine Wines, Glazer Distributers, Select Wines,

Wines Unlimited, & other local distributers.

Plus, you will have the opportunity to purchase wines at a special discount price.

 

Restaurants

 

Cuisine from top local restaurants, including

12 Seasons, Acme Oysters, Andrea's, Austin's, Bravos, Café Du Monde, Casa Garcia, Chateau Country Club, Chateau Café, Chateau Pub, Copeland's, Deanie's, Dorignac's, Gambino's, LaBella's, Messina's, Mr. Ed's,

Mr. John's/ Desi Vega's Steakhouse, Pascal's Manale, River House, Ruth's Chris, Zea, and Thanh Trúc Bistro.

 

 

Tickets

Ticket will be available for purchase on Monday, August 19th,2013,

@ $75 per person.  Open to the Public. $90.00 at the door.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.chateaugcc.com

or at Chateau Country Club M-F 10-4.

Please call or email if you have any questions.

$10 discount to Chateau Golf & Country Club & Chateau Estates Civic Organization Members. 

10-4-13

 

  

WHAT: Shivaree, by William Mastrosimone. 
WHO: Four Humours Theater. Directed by Jane C. McNulty, featuring Ashton Akridge, Blake Buckert, Rebecca Holligsworth, Mason Joiner, and Cammie West. 
WHERE: The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St Claude [at St Roch].  
 
HOW: $15 at the door. 
Reservations and information, 504-298-8676
 

TWO MORE. Friday October 4 and Saturday October 5, 9pm.

AND THAT'S IT. We mean it, this time.

 

SHIVAREE, by William Mastrosimone. Produced by FOUR HUMOURS THEATER.

The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St Claude [at St Roch].

$15 at the door. Reservations and information, 504-298-8676.

 

"Definitely worth seeing. JANE McNULTY's casting is brilliant. [The] fast-talking Southern belly dancer with a zest for life named Shivaree [is] played to perfection by ASHTON AKRIDGE."

Smason, Examiner.

 

"Akridge flows across the stage in the title role. Her natural beauty comes through the adornment of the bedazzled costuming, as does the true heart of the character's personality. Her dancing, choreographed by KIM KARNELL, was compellingly graceful.

"Mary Ann, sharply played by CAMMIE WEST, begins as the domineering mother, but doesn't allow the role to become the one-dimensional villain. West elicits the audience's empathy...

"REBECCA ELIZABETH HOLLINGSWORTH gives the hooker Laura an overtly aggressive sex appeal, enjoying both her work and some of the play's funniest lines. BLAKE BUCHERT brings a goofy, even friendly, sleaziness to his role as Scagg, the second-rate pimp."

Mahne, Times-Picayune.

 

"[A] luminous production. First time director Jane C McNulty beautifully captures the play's tangy and tender emotions as well as its physicality, giving the characters motion when necessary, keeping them still when not. It sounds easy, but more experienced directors don't always pull it off this well. And she wisely guides her cast into line readings that give some of the overwritten passages a knowing, ironic edge...

"As Chandler, a young man with a big imagination who may be too smart for his own good, recent UNO graduate MASON JOINER gives a remarkable performance, projecting the requisite intelligence when talking about astronomical events and other scientific subjects. Yet he makes plain the emotional brittleness that his upbringing has engendered and Chandler's desperate yearning to free himself from the strictures his mother has imposed. He's like a colt with an IQ of 180, eager to play in new pastures (even if he still sleeps on Star Wars sheets)...

"When Shivaree opened at the Long Wharf Theater in 1984 it got a devastating write-up in the New York Times. Perhaps if it had been this production that was reviewed, it's name would've been much more familiar to us by now."

Sands, Ambush. 

 

 

 

10-4-13

 

Voice of the Wetlands Preview Party

featuring: Mia Borders plus Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

and the Wild Magnolias plus special guests

Friday October 4th | Doors at 10PM, Show at 11PM

Blue Nile

- 21+ Show -    

 

  On October 4th, Blue Nile will play host to the Voice of the Wetlands Festival preview party featuring voice of the Wetlands Festival performer Mia Borders plus Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Wild Magnolias plus special guests.

  Since its inception in 2004, Voice of the Wetlands, created by Tab Benoit to preserve wetlands in Southern Louisiana, has hosted a number of efforts including an annual 3 day free festival and taking a bold initiative by bringing over 50 New Orleans musicians to perform at both the Republican and Democratic Nation Conventions in 2008 to increase awareness.  This year Voice of the Wetlands will continue the festival experience October 11, 12 and 13th for the 10th year in Houma, LA.  For more information on the festival or Voice of the wetlands please visit voiceofthewetlands.org

 

  Not only will this be an excellent way to support Voice of the Wetlands, but this will also serve as the record release party for the new album from The Wild Magnolias, a heralded group of Mardi Gras Indians infusing funk with traditional New Orleans songs and Indian chants.  This new release is entitled New Kind of Funk and reflects the music of the band today with a salute to the music of its illustrative and culturally rich past. Previously the Wild Magnolias released two critically acclaimed full length albums in 1974 (The Wild Magnolias) and 1975 (They Call Us Wild), including the single "Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke it Right)," which entered the Billboard charts at #74 in 1974.  the new cd features tracks by Big Chief Bo Dollis, Sr. and Bo Dollis, Jr. along with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

 
For more information regarding this show and other upcoming shows please visit bluenilelive.
com
 

  

  

  

 

10-4-13

Canal Street Bistro            

3903 Canal Street - Reservations 504 482-1225     

 

Oktoberfest Celebration               

Fridays and Saturdays from September 27 -October 26  

6:00 to 10:00 p.m.             

 

Appetizers           

Smoked salmon and potato pancake with goat cheese cream, red             

onions and capers 9         

Saurer Presswurst . Fried blood sausage and head cheese vinaigrette salad 10     

Creamy asparagus, cauliflower, peas and black forest ham 9         

Potato- and Beer Soup 6                

Cream of Spinach 6          

 

Entrees                 

Braised Veal Shank with parsley, carrots and mushroom sauce, served with mashed        

potatoes 28         

Smoked Pork Loin served with red cabbage, potatoes and mustard sauce 22        

Braised Pork Shank marinated with achiote, served with sauerkraut and potatoes 24       

Wiener Schnitzel served with sauerkraut, mushroom sauce and spaetzel 24         

Jagerschnitzel served with mushroom sauce, red cabbage and spaetzel 24            

Beer Braised Brisket served with Kaesespaetzle (German Mac & Cheese) 24        

Desserts               

Apple Bavarian Torte 7  

Linzer Torte 7   

 

  

 

10-4-13

NORDC TO CONTINUE SUCCESSFUL MOVIES IN THE PARK PROGRAM

Fall 2013 Season  

NEW ORLEANS, LA -  2013 season of Movies in the Park, a free program featuring family-friendly movies in NORDC playgrounds for residents across the City.

  

Throughout the fall, residents will have the opportunity to watch family movies for free on a large portable outdoor movie screen in grassy areas in parks and playgrounds across the city. Movies will begin at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Movie goers are encouraged to arrive early to relax with family and friends and participate in fun physical fitness activities. 

  

In addition to the Friday evening movies, NORDC is partnering with the National Night Out Against Crime for "Men in Black 3" on Tuesday, October 8 the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue

"Movies in the Park is one of many initiatives that highlight our push to become the leading recreation program in the entire country and provide a fun and safe environment for our families in New Orleans," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. "It is a chance for people to get together and enjoy movies and the company of their friends and neighbors."

"Movies in the Park is an innovative partnership between NORDC and community organizations across the city," said Vic Richard, CEO of NORDC.  "Since 2011, over 6,000 families and friends have gathered together to watch movies at New Orleans playgrounds, which are the heart and soul of neighborhoods."

Movies in the Park is free and open to the public. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, smoking, or cooking will be allowed during the event.

The Fall 2013 schedule is as follows: 

  

October 4

"The Blind Side," hosted by Stallings Booster Club

Stallings Playground

2700 Laperyouse Street

New Orleans, LA 70119

  

October 8

"Men In Black 3," hosted by National Night Out Against Crime

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

5120 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70115

October 11

"A Bug's Life," hosted by Trinity Christian Community

Conrad Playground

3600 Hamilton Street

New Orleans, LA 70118

October 18

"Hocus Pocus," hosted by Sam Bonart Booster Club

Sam Bonart Playground

1200 Forstall Street

New Orleans, LA 70117

October 25

"The Smurfs," hosted by Sampson Booster Club

Sampson Playground

3100 Louisa Street

New Orleans, LA 70114

November 1

"Hotel Transylvania," hosted by Wisner Booster Club

Wisner Playground

4877 Laurel Street

New Orleans, LA 70115

November 8

"Men In Black 3,"hosted by East Shore Booster Club

East Shore Playground

14600 Curran Street

New Orleans, LA 70126

November 15

"Madagascar 3,"hosted by Milne Booster Club

Milne Playground

2500 Filmore Street

New Orleans, LA 70122

November 22

"Spiderman," hosted by Taylor Booster Club

Taylor Playground

2600 S. Roman Street

New Orleans, LA 70125

  

For more information about Movies in the Park, click here or call (504) 658-3016. 

  

  

10-4-13

 

The 2013 Ponderosa Stomp

Festival Events

Ponderosa Stomp Concert

October 4th - 5th

Rock 'N' Bowl™ - 3000 S. Carrollton Avenue

Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference

October 3rd - 4th

The Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans - 701 Convention Center Blvd.

Ponderosa Stomp Record Show

October 3rd - 5th

The Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans - 701 Convention Center Blvd.

The Hip Drop VI

October 3rd

The Official Pre-Stomp DJ All-Nighter

Clandestine Celluloid Screening of Muscle Shoals

October 3rd

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans - 900 Camp Street

Buy Tickets Now http://www.ticketfly.com/org/595-ponderosa-stomp-foundation/.

 
 
 
 
 10-4-13
 
 
 
 
 
10-4-13
 
 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
MAIN STAGE
Sponsored by WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER & BAYOU 95.7

7:00PM - 8:30PM UNCLE KRACKER
9:30PM - 11:00PM EARTH ,WIND & FIRE

RIVERFRONT STAGE
Sponsored by ZATARAINS & BANNER CHEVROLET

4:30PM - 6:00PM HECTOR NEIVES BAND
6:15PM - 7:45PM DANNY HEBERT BAND
8:00PM - 9:30PM DA-ROCKITS

GRETNA FEST STAGE
Sponsored by CRESCENT CROWN MILLER & UNIVERSAL COM ONE

5:00PM - 6:30PM AUGUST RUSH
7:00PM - 8:30PM CATEGORY 6
9:00PM - 10:30PM MOLLY RINGWALDS

MARKET STAGE
Sponsored by FNBC, BOOMTOWN & PROGRESSIVE WASTE

5:00PM - 6:30PM SKEETER THOMASSIE'S SWAMP POP ALLSTARS
7:00PM - 8:30PM DASH RIP ROCK
9:00PM - 10:30PM ROCKIN DOPSIE JR. & THE ZYDECO TWISTERS

POST OFFICE STAGE
Sponsored by JEFFERSON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU & GATTUSO'S

4:30PM - 6:00PM NAUGHTY PROFESSOR
6:15PM - 7:30PM HAZY RAY
7:45PM - 9:15PM THE UPSTARTS
10:15 - 12:00AM NEW BIRTH BRASS BAND

ITALIAN VILLAGE
Sponsored by IBERIA BANK & COX COMMUNICATIONS

5:30PM - 7:00PM THE WISEGUYS
7:30PM - 8:30PM LOUIS PRIMA JR.

  

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
MAIN STAGE
Sponsored by WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER & BAYOU 95.7

5:30PM - 7:00PM MARCIA BALL
7:45PM - 9:15PM BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
10:00PM - 11:30PM CHICAGO

RIVERFRONT STAGE
Sponsored by ZATARAINS & BANNER CHEVROLET

2:00PM - 3:30PM BUCK BAKER & THE DOMINOS
4:00PM - 5:30PM JOE CLAY BAND
6:00PM - 7:30PM THE FRANKIE FORD SHOW
8:00PM - 9:30PM KYLE TURLEY BAND

GRETNA FEST STAGE
Sponsored by CRESCENT CROWN MILLER & UNIVERSAL COM ONE

2:30PM - 4:00PM SOUL EXPRESS
4:30PM - 6:00PM SUNPIE BARNES & THE LOUISIANA SUNSPOTS
6:30PM - 8:00PM TOMMY MALONE OF THE SUBDUDES
8:30PM -10:00PM STEEL MAGNOLIA

MARKET STAGE
Sponsored by FNBC, BOOMTOWN & PROGRESSIVE WASTE

4:00PM - 5:30PM RACHEL FLEETWOOD
6:00PM - 7:30PM CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE WILD MAGNOLIAS
8:00PM - 10:00PM JOHNNY SKETCH & THE DIRTY NOTES

POST OFFICE STAGE
Sponsored by JEFFERSON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU & GATTUSO'S

2:00PM - 3:00PM KENNY CLAIBORNE BAND
3:30PM - 5:00PM CRESCENT CITY SOUL
5:30PM - 7:00PM MISS CLAUDIA AND HER BIER GARTNERS
7:30PM - 9:00PM LIL RED & BIG BAD
10:00PM - 11:30PM MAXIE & THE TRICKS BAND

FESTIVAL GROUNDS STARTS @ SECOND STREET GATE

4:30PM - 6:00PM CREOLE WILD WEST MARDI GRAS INDIANS
6:30PM - 8:00PM TREME BRASS BAND

ITALIAN VILLAGE
Sponsored by IBERIA BANK & COX COMMUNICATIONS

3:30PM - 5:00PM CARLO DITTA
5:30PM - 7:00PM THE YAT PACK
7:30PM - 8:30PM LOUIS PRIMA JR.

  

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013
MAIN STAGE
Sponsored by WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER & BAYOU 95.7

2:45PM - 4:15PM TAB BENOIT
5:00PM - 6:15PM BEN MILLER BAND
7:00PM - 8:30PM Z Z TOP

RIVERFRONT STAGE
Sponsored by ZATARAINS & BANNER CHEVROLET

2:00PM - 3:30PM STEVE ADAMS BAND
4:00PM - 5:30PM AMANDA SHAW & THE CUTE GUYS
6:00PM - 7:30PM DEACON JOHN

GRETNA FEST STAGE
Sponsored by CRESCENT CROWN MILLER & UNIVERSAL COM ONE

2:30PM - 4:00PM MRZ. CROWLEY
4:30PM - 6:00PM BAG OF DONUTS
6:30PM - 8:00PM THE TOPCATS

MARKET STAGE
Sponsored by FNBC, BOOMTOWN & PROGRESSIVE WASTE

3:00PM - 4:30PM GLEN DAVID ANDREWS
5:00PM - 6:30PM GINA BROWN & 4X4 CONNECTION
7:00PM - 8:30PM KERMIT RUFFINS & THE BARBECUE SWINGERS

POST OFFICE STAGE
Sponsored by JEFFERSON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU & GATTUSO'S

2:00PM - 3:30PM ALEXES AIKEN
3:45PM - 4:45PM MICHAEL AARON & THE STRAYS
5:00PM - 6:30PM MISS CLAUDIA AND HER BIER GARTNERS
7:00PM - 8:30PM RICH COLLINS

FESTIVAL GROUNDS START @ SECOND STREET GATE

5:00PM - 7:00PM STORYVILLE STOMPERS BRASS BAND

ITALIAN VILLAGE
Sponsored by IBERIA BANK &COX COMMUNICATIONS

2:00PM - 3:30PM PAUL FERRARA
4:00PM - 5:30PM THE YAT PACK
6:00PM - 7:30PM LENA PRIMA

  

  

  

Fil Asian Kitchen   Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

 Chicken on a Stick

 Pork or Chicken Kabob

 Hawaiian Pork Chop Plate

 Fried Green Tomatoes

 Sweet Potato French Fries

  

Bad to the Bone   BBQ Shrimp

 BBQ Ribs

 BBQ Chicken

 Sausage

  

Baskin Robbins   Ice Cream

  

Big Al' s Saloon   Boiled Shrimp

 Crabs

 Corn

 Potatoes

 Sausage

 Mushrooms

  

Boston Club West, Inc.   Fried Oreo

 Pulled Duck Po-Boy

  

Boy's and Girl's Club   Sweets

  

Café 615   BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy

 Snow Balls

 Shrimp Stuffed Tomatoes

  

Café Hope   Shrimp & Grits

  

Chiasson's Rub It   BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

 Brisket Sandwiches

  

Croatian American Society   Raw Oysters

 Charbroiled Oysters

  

Dos Gringos   Fajita Tacos

 Cheese Dip

  

Danny & Bonnie Seafood   Cracklings

 Crab Dip Nachos

  

Gigi's Cupcakes   Mini Cupcakes

  

Italian American Society   Italian Sausage

 Spumoni Ice Cream

 Gifts

 Beer

 Wine

 Tea

  

Jerusalem Shrine Motorcycle

 Escort Unit   Strawberry Lemonade

 Crawfish Bread

 Cheese Bread

 Artichoke Cheese Bread

 Drunkin Chicken Bread

  

Johnny McCraney   Roasted Corn

  

Kathy's Kona Ice   Snowballs

  

Krewe of Alla   Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy

 Stuffed Pistolettes

 Alligator Sausage

 Crab Cakes

  

Krewe of Choctaw   Shrimp Po-Boy

 Catfish Po-Boy

 Crawfish Pie

  

Krewe of Grela   Hamburgers

 Pulled Pork

 Hot Dogs & Chili

  

La Maison Creole   Beignet Fries

 Onion Mums

  

Mel's Ice Cream   Ice Cream

  

Mona's Café   Gyro

 Pita

 Hummus

  

N.O. Westbank Elks   Turkey Legs

 Funnel Cakes

 French Fries

 Chili Cheese Fries

  

New Orleans Nuts Co.   Honey, Cinnamon or Praline

 Pecans, Almonds and Cashews

  

Oceana Restaurant   Red Beans & Rice

 Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya Pasta

  

Paradise Sports Bar   Artichoke Chicken Roll w/Creole Cream Sauce

 Parmesan Chicken Roll w/Garlic Marinara

  

Prejean's   Crawfish Enchiladas

 Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

 Pheasant/Quail & Andouille Gumbo

  

Russ Schlievert   Popcorn

 Peanuts

 Candied Apples

 Cotton Candy

  

RSVL   Meat Pies

 Corn Dogs

 Boudin

  

Sailey's   Stuffed Artichoke

 Muffuletta

  

Samaritan's Social Club   Crawfish Pasta

  

Sassy Kats & Westbank

 Social & Marching Club   Chicken & Sausage Jambalya

 Fried Pork Chop Sandwich

 Spinach & Artichoke Dip

  

Specialty Italian Bistro   Personal Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza

 Spaghetti & Meatballs

 Chocolate Dip Cheesecake

  

Thanh Thanh   Fried Rice

 Spring Rolls

 Egg Rolls

  

The Happy Belly   Tornado Fries

 Shrimp Stew

 Deep Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

  

The Original New Orleans Po-Boys   Hot Sausage Po-Boys

 Baked Macaroni

 Wings

 Stuffed Bell Peppers

  

The Praline Connection, Inc.   Grilled Chicken Livers w/Hot Pepper Jelly & Greens

 smothered okra and Shrimp

 pralines

  

T J Gourmet   Mango Sorbet

 Crawfish Kabob

  

Vincent's Italian Cuisine   Cannoli

 Godfather Po-Boy

 Canneloni

  

Visitation of Our Lady Men's Club   Fried Fish

 Fried Eggplant w/Seafood Sauce

  

Waffle & Wings   Waffles & Lemon Pepper Naked Wings

 Seasoned Fries

  

Ye Olde Kettle Corn   Kettle Corn

 Cracklings

 Plain Popcorn 

  

  

  

Tickets:

  

  

Advance Sale Tickets

  

$15.00 Good Any One Day

  

 $40.00 Weekend Pass

  

(Ticketmaster fees additional)

  

  

  

 Order Online At Ticketmaster

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Gretna-Heritage-Festival-tickets/artist/1905133 

*Print at home

*Have tickets mailed to your home (not available 1-week out)

*Pick-up tickets at Ticketmaster outlets in WalMart Stores

WILL CALL NOT AVAILABLE

      

Day of Event

  

$20.00 Good Any One Day

  

 $50.00 Weekend Pass

  

Children 12 and under FREE

  

  

  

  

10-4-13

 

Blueberry Hill

Jefferson Performing Arts Society

Today at 7:30pm until October 20 at 5:00pm.

  

BLUEBERRY HILL

 An original New Orleans musical

 Written and directed by Butch Caire

  

 Blueberry Hill features classic New Orleans R&B songs

 made famous by local musical icons like Fats Domino,

 Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, and many others! Not a revue

 type show or a retelling of the history of the recording

 business, Blueberry Hill instead tells a new story of

 everyday people who find themselves dealing with love &

 betrayal, laughter & tears. Audiences will find themselves

 sharing in the joy and sadness onstage and singing along

 as the plot takes some unexpected twists while bringing to

 life the songs they know and love.

  

 PERFORMANCES

 FRI & SAT 7:30PM

 SUN 3PM

  

 Oct 4-OCT 6TH

  

 TEATRO WEGO

 177 SALA AVE. WESTWEGO, LA 70094

  

 OCTOBER 18TH-20TH

  

 FUHRMANN AUDITORIUM

 317 N Jefferson Ave, Covington, LA, 70433

  

 For more information

 visit www.jpas.org

 or call

 504.885.2000

  

 Adult- $30

 Sen, Mil- $27

 Student(with id)- $20

 Child(under 12)- $15 

10-5-13

Blues in da Parish Festival

Saturday, October 5, 2013

11:00am - 6:00pm

Docville Farm

5124 E St Bernard Hwy

Violet, LA 70092

 

The 2nd Annual Blues in da Parish Festival will be held on October 5,

2013 at Docville Farm, 5124 E St Bernard Hwy in Violet, Louisiana. The festival will feature free live performances from Paula and the Pontiacs, John Lisi and Delta Funk, the Alabama Slim Blues Revue, and the Coco Robicheaux Spirit Land Band Tribute.

 

The Festival will also include food booths, the Audubon Zoo?s Wetlands Express Mobile van, a Boogie Booth Photo Booth, and more.

 

The latest information and updates about the 2013 Blues in da Parish Festival are available at http://BluesInDaParish.com

http://facebook.com/bluesindaparish

http://twitter.com/bluesindaparish

 

 
 
 
 
 
10-5-13
 

THE NOCCA OPEN STUDIO EVENT

Saturday-October 5, 10 AM-1 PM

NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans

 

Saturday,

October 5, 10 AM!

 

NOCCA Open Studio

&

Application Release Party

 

Do Not Miss This Once-A-Year Event

 

Your Best First Step To A

Successful Audition

 

Application Release Party

Families will have the first opportunity to pick-up a NOCCA student application for the 2014-15 School Year

 

Middle and high school students and their families are encouraged to visit New Orleans Center for Creative Arts as the Center opens its doors to the community on October 5, 10 AM-1 PM with an Open Studio Day.  This is a great first step for students to learn details about NOCCA and attendance options.  No RSVP is required.

 

At Open Studio Day, families can see first-hand our studios and classrooms. Guests can talk directly with faculty and students to learn about NOCCA's audition process and what it's like to be a student. Application information tables will also be available.

 

Highlights of the Open Studio Day include information on:

Arts attendance options of ½ day and afterschool instruction in: Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Media Arts: Filmmaking & Audio Production, Classical Instrumental Music, Jazz, Vocal, Drama, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design and Visual Arts

NOCCA's full-day school Academic Studio

 
 
 
 
10-5-13

Algiers Folk Art Festival

 

On Oct. 5, from 1 to 6 p.m., there will be Algiers Folk Art Festival

 

On Oct. 5, from 1 to 6 p.m., there will be an arts and music festival at 207 LeBoeuf St. It starts with a second line from the Algiers Point ferry landing at 12:30 p.m. Musical performers include the DeSoto Street Band, the New Creation Brass Band, and the inimitable Little Freddie King. This festival is the brainchild of artist Charles Gillam, Sr. Family-friendly, it promises to be a good time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
10-5-13

Second Annual Blues in da Parish Festival set for October 5, 2013 at Docville Farm

 

Mark your calendars for this year's Blues in the da Parish Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 11 am to 6 pm at Docville Farm, 5124 E St Bernard Highway in Violet. If you attended last year's Festival, you know that it was a fun family event with lots of good food and great music 
 
 
 
 
 
10-5-13

CAC's Art for Arts' Sake

Dates & Times: Saturday, October 5, 6 - 9pm

Event Type: Fundraiser

Admission: FREE admission

Location: Contemporary Arts Center & Julia Street Block Party

Address: 900 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504.528.3805

Email: info@cacno.org

Website: http://cacno.org/events.html

 
 
 
10-5-13

Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra, Sweet Crude Team for Debut Performance of "Parlez Vous Nah Ney"

 

Live Recording Planned for Three-Set Show at Tipitina's on October 5, 2013

 

 

New Orleans- Family Fish Productions announced today an unprecedented collaboration between the groundbreaking all-star collective Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra (MGIO) and Sweet Crude, the newest sensation on the south Louisiana music circuit. Dubbed "Parlez Vous Nah Ney," the concert will feature a cross pollination of musical stylings highlighted by two separate versions of the theme song.

 

The evening will begin at 10 PM with a solo set by Helen Gillet. The acclaimed cellist/sound artist and founding MGIO member has been wowing audiences around the globe with her passionate intensity and inspiring performances.

 

 

Sweet Crude

features Sam and Jack Craft, two fixtures on the indie pop/classical music scene on violin and cello respectively, and internationally known vocalist Alexis Marceaux. The band is a seven-piece, percussion-heavy, Francophone ensemble (both of the Craft Brothers also triple on keyboards and drums). Besides keeping dance floors shaking, the band is helping to sustain the Cajun French language of south Louisiana while staying true to their progressive musical focus.

 

Expect Big Chief

David Montana of the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra to unite with Sweet Crude during their set for the debut performance of his original song, "Parlez Vous Nah Ney."  Montana will also reprise "Parlez Vous Nah Ney" with the full Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra (MGIO) during the closing set.

 

The Craft Brothers join the evolving cast of the MGIO for the final set. The orchestral big band, which includes violinist/arranger Harry Hardin and cellist Helen Gillet, will feature a four-piece string section (two violins and two cellos) for the first time. Additionally, vocalist and percussionist Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes will don his accordion for instrumental versions of classics from the black Indian canon such as "New Suit" and "Big Chief."

 

The MGIO also features June Yamagishi on guitar, Chris Spies on keyboards, Reggie Scanlan on bass, Kevin O'Day on drums, Sam Hotchkiss on guitar and Rosie Rosato on percussion.

 

Another special event is scheduled in conjunction with the concert at Tipitina's. As part of Art For Arts Sake, Aunt Sally's Praline Shop celebrates its grand opening at its new location at 750 St. Charles Avenue, two doors from Julia Street and honors Big Chief David Montana's accomplishments as a Mardi Gras Indian chief and artist.

 

"Indigenous Artists in New Orleans" features beaded dolls by Ruekyia Johnson, oil paintings of Mardi Gras Indians and carnival masks by Mike Williamson and fine art photographs of Big Chief David Montana by Wendy Schornstein.

 

The Big Chief will also perform with Helen Gillet on cello and Rosie Rosato on percussion.

 

For more information contact John Driver at (504) 251-7284 or John@jazzfestjohnny.com FAMILY FISH PRODUCTIONS

10-4-13

                           

   

12 noon

Frank Stansbury with Host Eric Asher

 
 
 
 
 
10-4-13

SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE: A Stevie Wonder Opera

Hits The Stage at Ashé Cultural Arts Center

 

Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder's 1976 recording, is the foundation of a theatrical work, hailed as "A Stevie Wonder Opera," is opening at Ashé Cultural Arts Center for a three-weekend engagement.  Conceived and directed by John Grimsley, the show opens October 4 and runs through October 19.  Specific dates are October 4-5, 10-12, and 17-19, 2013. All shows are at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, or by calling the box office at (504) 569-9070.  Tickets may also be purchased online at ­http://bit.ly/SongsInTheKeyofLife.  All tickets are $20.

 

Called "pure theatrical creativity," by the "New Orleans Times-Picayune," the show takes numbers from Wonder's recording and rearranges them without dialogue to tell the story of an urban family whose lives are changed by a single unexpected event.  Musical numbers featured include "Sir Duke," "Isn't She Lovely," "I Wish," and "Love's In Need of Love Today."  Infused with gospel tinged harmonies, cast members perform both solo and "family" numbers a capella with light percussion backup. The cast includes Gabriel Allen, Troi Bechet, Lloyd Daly, Suzé Goddard, Michaela Harrison, and others.

 

The show was first performed several years ago at the Black Theatre Festival in New Orleans, and then at Le Chat Noir also in New Orleans to outstanding reviews.  In 2006, the show was performed at the Bushnell in Hartford, Connecticut.  Director John Grimsley is the theater consultant at Ashé Cultural Arts Center and director of the New Orleans-based Dog and Pony Theater Company. 

 

For more information, call (504) 569-9070 or (504) 813-9008.

 

10-5-13

 

LSU 37   TCU 27

LSU 56  UAB  17

LSA 45   Kent State13

LSU  35    Auburn 21   

  

Schedule 2013  

9/28 at 5 Georgia 2:30pm

10/5 at Mississippi State 

LSU and Mississippi State will kick off their Oct. 5 game in Starkville, Miss., at 6 p.m., but the network to broadcast has not yet been determined, according to the conference office. It will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU and will be set by Sept. 29.

 

10/12 vs. 10 Florida TBA

10/19 at Mississippi TBA

10/26 vs. Furman TBA

11/9 at 1 Alabama TBA

11/23 vs. 7 Texas A&M TBA

11/29 vs. Arkansas 1:30 CT  

  

 

 

  

10-5-13

Objets Trouves

hosts

Art Opening for

Frank Giovingo

Art For Arts Sake

Oct 5

Music/Refreshments  --6-9 pm

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Introducing Frank Giovingo and his new series, "Louisiana Wetlands".  

Please come

by on Art For Arts Sake and meet Frank.  Isabelle Jacopin, will be present with new works.  Join us to Celebrate Fall and the Arts!

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Evening Rays

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OBJETS TROUVES

3956 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA 70115

504-897-0566

Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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  OBJETS TROUVES | OBJETS TROUVES | 3956 Magazine St | New Orleans | LA | 70115

 
 
 
 
 
 
10-5-13 

Public Canoe Trips on Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  "Paddling Through Time: People & Louisiana's Wetlands." This program provides a leisurely guided paddle on Cane Bayou, one of southeast Louisiana's iconic waterways. Paddlers learn how humans have interacted with and changed the land over time. The guided paddle includes both the natural and cultural history of the area as well as a basic introduction to proper canoeing techniques. The canoes have two seats for paddlers. Younger children will sit in the space between the seats. All equipment & canoes provided. There is no current, however occasionally you may need to paddle into the wind. Participants should plan on paddling for the majority of the trip.

 Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Each excursion will last 2-3 hours. Future dates are 10/5, 10/19 & 10/26)

 The trip is designed for adults, but children 5 and older may attend. Only children aged 10 and older will be allowed to paddle

 You must pre-register in order to participate. Click here: http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/c

alendar.html

  

Cost: Paddlers will be charged $10 and children 5 years old through 9 years old are $5. If you are a Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, Inc. member, your cost is $5 per paddler.

For more info: http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/calendar.html

  

   

 

10-5--13

 

 

 

Be sure to mark your calendars for all these great acts and make your way out here to Pontchartrain Vineyards. All shows  start at 6:30pm with gates opening at 5pm. Here's the Fall 2013 line-up -

 

 

October 5 ~ Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Grammy Award Winner Brings His Special Brand of Zydeco and Creole to the Vineyard!

 

October 19 ~ Brass-A-Holics

New Orleans Jazz with a Fresh Feel of Energy, Style and "Go-Go Brass Funk!"

 

November 2 ~ Luther Kent & His Band

A True Jazz'n the Vines Favorite - Soul, R&B and Blues Revue!

 

Volunteer at Jazz'n the Vines! We are looking for friendly, smiling faces to lend a hand at the winery during the concerts. It's a great way to meet folks, learn about wine and see some great music, too! If you volunteer to help out at 2 of the 5 shows, you'll get free tickets to attend the other 3! 

 

 

 

10-5-13

 

Blues in da Parish Festival

The latest information and updates about the 2013 Blues in da Parish Festival are available at http://BluesInDaParish.com

 http://facebook.com/bluesindaparish

http://twitter.com/bluesindaparish

 

10-6-13

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10-6-13
 

Saenger to host free concert by Gracias Choir

NEW ORLEANS - The Saenger Theatre will host a free performance of "Gracias Christmas Cantata" by the world renowned Gracias Choir and Orchestra next month in honor of the theatre's restoration following Hurricane Katrina.

 

The event, presented by Good News New Orleans Church, is scheduled Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

 

The Gracias Choir and Orchestra, founded in 2000 by Pastor Ock Soo Park, is currently presenting the cantata across the U.S. and in Canada. The performance, under the direction of conductor Boris Abalyan from St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music in Russia, is a compilation of opera, musical, and Christmas carols aimed at bringing the true message of the Christmas holiday to life.

 

Free tickets are available at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre Box Office. 

 

 

  

  

10-6-13

WHAT: The Park Bench Plays, Four Humours' second new-works showcase.
WHO: New scripts by Angela Jo Strohm, Stacie Lejeune, Adam Webster. Directed by Rebecca Meyers, Kathryn Talbot, Tim Caldwell. Featuring Jo Custer, Kate T Phillips, Mark Bryan, Mia Frost, Jason Kerzinski, Alison Butler. Production managed by Margeaux Fanning.
WHERE: Clouet Gardens, 707 Clouet Street, btwn Royal & Dauphine.
WHEN: Thursdays-Saturdays 6pm, October 6-21. Oct 6-7, Oct 12-14, Oct 19-21. NO PERFORMANCE THURSDAY OCTOBER 5.
HOW: Free or by donation. No reservations.

Four Humours Theater presents The Park Bench Plays, a showcase of new playwrights and directors. This year's plays feature the writings by Angela Jo Strohm and company member Stacie LeJeune as well as Chicago playwright Adam Webster.

 

"The Edge" by Stacie LeJeune is a play about a young woman's struggle with the decision to take a job that will force her to give up her creativity.  This one-act stars Mark Bryan and Mia Frost, directed by company member Kathryn Talbot.

"Biloxi" by Angela Jo Strohm is a voyeuristic journey through a couple's last conversation before being torn apart due to a career move. Starring company member Jo Custer and Kate T. Phillips, directed by Rebecca Meyers.

There will also be two short vignettes by Adam Webster. "Boo" and "Back to Hollow" feature Alison Butler and Jason D. Prather, directed by company member Timothy Caldwell.

Running time of the two one-acts and two vignettes is about an hour and fifteen minutes, starting at 6pm. Donations are welcome, but all performances are FREE. The show takes place in a small open park, on Clouet Street between Royal and Dauphine. Bug spray, chairs and/or blankets are encouraged.  Call 504.495-4781 for more information.
 
 
 

10-6-13

 St. Augustine Church Sunday Mass

 featuring the Soulful Voices Choir

10am

at historic St. Augustine Church

1210 Gov Nichols

corner of St. Claude in the Treme

New Orleans

Sunday at 10:00 a. m., we celebrate Mass in a way that only New Orleanians can. Our Soulful Voices Choir opens the service as we sing and clap in both prayer and praise. After the readings, Rev. Quentin Moody, our charismatic, Belizean priest, delivers a homily that you will not soon forget. Sometimes solemn, and sometimes playful, Moody always preaches the Word in a way that touches people of all faiths.

Later, during the offering of the sign of peace, parishioners mill through the pews, hugging, kissing, and giving each other blessings.

  

After communion, visitors are asked to introduce themselves, but not before we sing happy birthday to those celebrating that week. After Mass is over, our choir continues to sing and

  

  

to perform as it does throughout the service: soulfully and joyfully. Performing a mix of gospel, jazz, and spiritual tunes, the choir pairs radiant voices with the piano, drums, the saxophone, the tambourine, and  the occasional trumpet 

  

  

 

10-6-13

 

Get ready for another exciting season of great concerts in Heritage Park when the City of Slidell's popular Bayou Jam fall concert series returns on Sept. 29. The concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Park and admission is free.

  

The 2013 Fall Concert Series features concerts by Witness, October 6; and the annual Bayou Jam Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants, Oct. 27. The Bayou Jam concert series is now in its 12th season. Concerts are held in Heritage Park during the Fall and the Spring seasons, on Sundays, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Witness - October 6

Come help Witness celebrate their 25th anniversary with their concert in Heritage Park. Witness plays a wide variety of music that people love to dance to, including rhythm & blues, oldies, top 40 hits, rock & roll, country, Mardi Gras music, line dancing favorites and originals. One of Slidell's most popular bands, Witness features Missi Spinosa on vocals, saxophone and keyboard; her husband, Joey Spinosa on drums; Gnatt Boswell on bass; and Raymond Ybos on vocals, guitar and keyboard. Visit the band's website at www.witnessband.net.

 

Bayou Jam Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants - October 27

Vince Vance and the Valiants will perform a Bayou Jam concert Oct. 27 at Heritage Park in Slidell.

 

A Vince Vance and the Valiants' concert is always an entertaining celebration of six decades of music. Starring the maestro of ceremonies, Vince Vance, this wholesome, fun-loving, musical stage revue is filled with colorful costumes, choreography and hilarious bouts of audience participation that are sure to entertain kids of all ages. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in family-friendly Halloween costumes. For more information about Vince Vance and the Valiants, visit www.vincevance.biz.

 

Concert-goers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. On-site catering will be available for a nominal charge. Please note that park regulations prohibit pets in the park as well as the use of skateboards, scooters, barbeque grills and glass items.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-6-12

 

 

10-6-13
          
 Video from 2012
  

Loyola University's Loyola Ballet is holding registration for the "Beat It" and "Thriller" Halloween Flashmob workshop and hip hop dance class as part of Loyola's Preparatory Ballet Program. The  sessions will be held Through Oct. 27, on Sundays, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Music and Communications Building, Room 109, at Loyola, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

This event is open to the public and designed for the family. The cost  is $90 for the entire session or $10 per individual class.  To register, email kdbryan@loyno.edu or call 504-453-6991 or 504-865-2778.

Loyola Ballet alumnus and local performer Kenneth "Kynt" Bryan will lead classes. Several classes will focus on the choreography of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Beat It" videos.

  

Each class is designed to build into a showcase of multiple flashmob performances throughout New Orleans on Halloween.

Bryan graduated from Tulane University in 2012 with a master's degree in liberal arts and currently works as an actor, model and professional dancer. He has been a featured guest artist with Loyola Ballet since graduating with a special contract dance degree in 2002.

10-7-13
 

Be a SPONSOR of the Vieux Carré Commission Foundation's

 

2013 Gala at Galatoire's

Monday, October 7th, 2013

 

Join us for a magical evening celebrating French Quarter

art, architecture, food, music and FUN!

 

6:00 PM Patron Party

featuring Allen Toussaint

 

6:45 PM Live Auction

featuring exclusive trips and local items

 

7:00 - 9:00 PM Gala

featuring Rockin' Dopsie and a surprise New Orleans legend!

 

 

SPONSOR LEVELS

 □ $50,000 PRESENTING Sponsor: 40 Patron Party & Gala Tickets, Exclusive Meet & Greet with  Musical Guest, Program Recognition, Special Gift, Print and Electronic Recognition, Plaques on Two (2) Lampposts in the Vieux Carré

 

 

□ $25,000 Co-Presenter: 25 Patron Party & Gala Tickets, Exclusive Meet & Greet with Musical Guest, Program Recognition, Special Gift, Print & Electronic Recognition, Plaque on One Lamppost

 

 

□ $10,000 Sponsor: 15 Patron Party & Gala Tickets, Exclusive Meet & Greet with Musical Guest, Program Recognition, Special Gift

 

 

□ $5,000 Sponsor: 10 Patron Party & Gala Tickets, Program Recognition, Patron Gift

 

 

□ $2,500 Sponsor: 5 Patron Party & Gala Tickets, Program Recognition, Patron Gift

 

 

□ $1,000 Patron Party and Gala ticket(s) (couple) or $500 (individual): Program Recognition, Patron Gift

 

 

Funds raised will support implementation of the VCC Foundation's Lighting Study

 

Deadline for inclusion on the 2013 Gala at Galatoire's invitation is September 6th.

Please contact info@vccfoundation.org as soon as possible.

 

________________________________________

 

P.O. Box 57444  * New Orleans, LA 70157-7444 * (504) 342-4760

 

info@vccfoundation.org * www.vccfoundation.org

 
 
 
 
 
10-7-13
 

Slow Food NOLA 1 Year Anniversary Party & Healthy Supper Bowl Jam
Featuring Moscow 57

  Slow Food NOLA celebrates its 1-Year Anniversary with the return of NYC's Moscow 57, on October 7, 6-9p at Cafe Carmo, 527 Julia Street.  The evening will feature musical entertainment by M57's Ellen Kaye and Ethan Fein, and the return of Kayte Grace.  Food will be prepared by M57's Seth Goldman and Slow Food NOLA's Gary Granata.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit Slow Food NOLA and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. 
 
 
 
10-7-13
 

NOLATech Week is a week-long celebration of our city's unbelievable accomplishments, unrivaled community, and unbridled potential. The week's events will showcase how our community is utilizing our city's economic growth to innovate across a myriad of disciplines. NOLATech Week will bring together businesses and individuals at the forefront of innovation, technology, and culture. Focused on the entire greater New Orleans community, NOLATech Week will connect professionals from all over, ranging from tech companies, entertainment businesses, government agencies, environmental organizations, non-profits as well as health and science leaders. NOLATech Week is the future of New Orleans innovation.

 

NOLATech Week Quick Facts:

Nobody owns this event. This is a community created, funded, and crafted, event--by the community; for the community;

All events are free to the public

Marquee Events have been planned for the week, and we look forward to revealing them soon;

In addition to the incredible events that Marquee event partners have planned, the goal is to have countless Featured Events, created by community organizers such as yourself. As long as your event is free, and in the spirit of the Week, it will be listed on the schedule as a "Featured NOLATech Week Event." There's a form below, which makes it easy to submit a Featured event;

All events are intended to educate, engage, facilitate collaboration, or grow awareness, for all businesses, organizations, and members of our community;

Events can (and will) take many different forms. Potential event formats include: panels, classes, pitch competitions focused on sustainability, startup features, family tech activities, cocktail parties, competitions to bring in companies from out of state, a city-wide cultural/educational events, film competitions, and more;

While the events are free, and open to the public, NOLATech Week badges are needed to attend the Marquee events. But, you're encouraged to wear the badges at all the Featured events as well.

Everyone who registers to take part in the week, will receive a "NOLATech Week Attendee" badge at their first marquee check-in. While registering, those who choose to donate $5 will recieve a "NOLATech Week Supporter" badge, and some cool NOLATech Week gear;

100% of those donations will go to the crowdsourced charity, which will be selected by those who attend the closing party on October 12th;

Events will be going on all over the city, featuring a wide variety of our community's resources;

As community events continue to be submitted, we'll be updating the schedule, so keep checking back to see all the new events being added each day;

Sponsor and Partner donations will be collected to make the overall week a success. Community created events will also collect sponsoships directly, which is intended to help them offset their costs, locate future potential sponsors, and recognize those community sponsors on the NOLATech Week site, that made the events possible;

The goal of NOLATech Week is to come together as a community to celebrate all of the organizations, businesses, products, and people that makes New Orleans unique. This is the perfect platform to show how much we've already started to play a major part in the world's tech economy and how our city is perfect for innovations in Music, Health, Education, Art, Food, Energy, Entertainment, and so much more.

http://nolatechweek.org/schedule.html

 

Monday, October 7

 

11:00am

Marquee - Opening Press Conference

6:00pm

Marquee - Opening Party

 

Tuesday, October 8

 

12:00pm

Featured - Drop the Tech Talk - Dramatically Improve Your Results by Simplifying Your Communication LIMITED

3:00pm

Marquee - NOVAC Open House and Bywater Bar Crawl

5:30pm

Featured - Silicon is the New Black: A Wearable Technology Panel and Demo

6:00pm

Featured - FundDat: A LIVE Crowdfunding Affair Featured - Net2NO MeetUp

7:00pm

Featured - Hack Night

Wednesday, October 9

 

8:00am

Featured - Revelry Labs Tech Breakfast

10:30am

Marquee - Greater New Orleans Inc.

12:00pm

Featured - Legal Lunch & Learn LIMITEDFeatured - Tech Lunch Powered by Citrix & HP

3:00pm

Featured - Indywood: Crowdinvestment for Indie Films

4:00pm

Featured - Online Marketing Workshop for Small Businesses LIMITED

5:30pm

Marquee - The Idea Village's Shredder Night LIMITED

8:00pm

Featured - Networking Bytes

 

Thursday, October 10

 

10:00am

Marquee - BioDistrict New Orleans

2:00pm

Marquee - BioDistrict New Orleans

5:30pm

Featured - JNOLA Meetup

6:00pm

Featured - Data & Infographics: Creating Visually Appealing Stories With Raw Data

6:30pm

Featured - Building the New Orleans Technology Sector Featured - NOLA Game Developers Reboot

7:00pm

Featured - GNOcode Marquee - A Celebration of Failure LIMITED

 

Friday, October 11

 

12:00pm

Featured - Optimizing Your Software Development

2:00pm

Marquee - New Orleans CityBusiness LIMITED

4:00pm

Featured - DLC13 for Game Dev'rs and Gamers LIMITED

7:00pm

Marquee - 4.0 Schools: City Tech Hunt and After Party LIMITED

 

Saturday, October 12

 

10:00am

Featured - MakerState Meetup: Paper Automatons

2:00pm

Marquee - Engaging City Hall Through Technology LIMITED

6:30pm

Marquee - Closing Party

 
10-9-13

FestiGals invites you to

Get Things Off Your Chest!

Wednesday, October 9

5-7pm

Cafe Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar

300 Poydras Street

  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvres
  • Creative cocktails & wine
  • Book Signing celebrating the New York published author Melanie Young, "Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer"  

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 festigals@festigals.org

Proceeds of book sales will benefit the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans. 

 

 

  

 

  

10-9-13
 

 

September & October Performances at the Puccini

"Opera Returns to Bourbon Street"

 

Opera on Tap - New Orleans

Join us next Wednesday night for a fun evening of your favorite tunes from opera and Broadway and a taste of our next season including a piece from the upcoming The Vampire!   


As always this event is free and open to everyone!

TIME: 7PM - 8:30PM

PRICE: FREE - But if you want to reserve a table call the Food and Beverage Manager at 504 524 7611 ext 146. 

PLACE: Four Points Sheraton French Quarter (formerly the Inn on Bourbon) - 

541 Bourbon Street in the Puccini Bar

PARKING:Four Point Sheraton French Quarter has a special valet parking rate of $5 during the concert when you mention you are there for the Opera on Tap event.

 

*         Wednesday, October 9, 2013                        "Trick or Treat

With Bon Operatit!"

 

*         Wednesday, October 30, 2012                       New Orleans

Opera Association

 

Performances begin at 7 p.m.

  

"New Orleans Live & Local" Featuring The DeSantis Duo

 

*         "Cool Jazz"  w/upright bassist Jamie DeSantis & pianist Doc Sharp

 

Every Thurs thru Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Performances begin at 6 p.m.

 

$5 valet parking for attendees of all of these performances.

 

Also Visit

 

Located in the heart of the French Quarter and on one of the world's most popular streets,

 

The Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter consistently offers guests the finest personal service,

 

superior accommodations and overall value.

 

Visit fourpointsfrenchquarter.com/french-quarter-dining

 or call <tel:504.648-2331> 504.648-2331

  

  

  

  

  

 

10-9-13

  

   

WYES' WINE & COFFEE PAIRING DINNERS KICK-OFF A NEW SEASON! 

New Orleans, LA -  reservations for its 22nd annual WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES wine dinners with coffee pairings presented by Community® Coffee,  By calling (504) 840-4886 beginning at 9:00 a.m., callers will be prompted to leave their name, phone number(s), the restaurant(s) of interest and number of guests in their party. Please note, reservations are NOT complete until a confirmation call from WYES has been received. 

Reservation requests will be responded to in the order they are received. Reservations are limited and these dinners are easily sold out. Pre-payment by American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover is required. Dinners are community seating. 

The below are participants in the 2013 WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES. All dinners begin at 7:00 p.m. and are $85 per person with tax and tip included, unless otherwise noted (*). For a complete look at detailed menus, bus travel information and more - go to wyes.org (coming soon).  

OCTOBER 2013 
Canal Street Bistro - Wednesday, October 9      
Café b - Tuesday, October 15 
Nuvolari's  Ristorante -  Wednesday, October 23 
Chateau du Lac Bistro - Thursday, October 31
 
NOVEMBER 2013
Restaurant IPO - Thursday, November 7
Tableau - Wednesday, November 13 
Vianne's Tea House - Friday, November 22 
 
DECEMBER 2013
* The Teddy Bear Brunch by ETC! Catering - Sunday, December 1 (11am, $65)
 5 Fifty 5 - Thursday, December 12  

JANUARY 2014
Redemption - Wednesday, January 29

Throughout the WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES dinners, chefs are asked to use Community® Coffee as an ingredient in one or more of their courses. Each guest will judge on presentation, taste, originality, and creativity of coffee usage. If the chef so chooses to accept the cooking with coffee challenge, the award-winner will receive a feature on WYES! All guests receive a free sample of coffee and are eligible to win a special gift from Community® Coffee! The 2012 winner was Chef Chris Wadsworth of Restaurant IPO for his Mixed Greens Salad. 

 

WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES menus are ready to view online!!! 

Check out what deliciousness the chefs will be preparing during the 22nd annual WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES.

 

WYES will begin accepting reservations for its 22nd annual WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES wine dinners with coffee pairings presented by Community® Coffee Company, on  September 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Call (504) 840-4886 to make your reservation(s). 

http://www.wyes.org/season-of-good-tastes-2013/ 

Thank you, 
Aislinn 

Aislinn Hinyup


Promotion Manager 

WYES-TV

916 Navarre Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70124

 

Direct: (504) 838-0364 | Main: (504) 486-5511  

  

  

 
 
10-9-13

"Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans"

  Wednesday, October 9th

Community Coffee

  

Indigo Building, Joan Mitchell Center

2285 Bayou Rd

Wednesday, October 9th 

8:30 am to 11:30 am

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  

This fall, JMC invites YOU to join us for Community Coffee at the Indigo Building!

  

On the second Wednesday of every month, from 8:30am to 11:30 am, stop by to visit with us and learn about the Center, our programming, and opportunities for community partnerships.

  

  

* Take a tour of the site

* Join our mailing list

* Meet and greet staff

  

Join us every month:

* Wednesday, November 13th

* Wednesday, December 11th

  

For more information, email info@joanmitchellcenter.org

 [mailto:info@joanmitchellcenter.org

or just stop by and say hi!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  

Joan Mitchell Center | 2275 Bayou Road | 504.940.2500 www.joanmitchellcenter.org

 

10-10-13

 

The NOFS is proud to announce the 24th Annual Orleans Film Festival Opening and Closing Night Films12 Years A Slave by Director Steve McQueen and the documentary Bayou Maharajah by New Orleans' own Lily Keber. 

 

"Both of the films were produced in New Orleans and represent the burgeoning film scene in the city," says Jolene Pinder, Executive Director of the New Orleans Film Society. "We are honored that the New Orleans Film Festival will be the premiere for both films. With these two films bookending the Festival, we can showcase both larger productions now calling Louisiana home while also celebrating our indigenous filmmakers."

 

12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, and the stars of the Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Dwight Henry and Quvenzhane Wallis. The film was shot in New Orleans in the summer of 2012 and its international premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Director Steve McQueen and lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor are scheduled to attend.  

 

Opening Night at the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival is sponsored by Cineworks, Millennium Studios, Second Line Stages and Tectus Security Services.

 

This year's Closing Night film, Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker, explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." The film had its world premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival earlier this year. Director Lily Keber is scheduled to attend.

 

The Closing Night screening is sponsored by Louisiana Entertainment and the after party is sponsored by OffBeat Magazine.

 

WHEN: Opening Night: October 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

      

              Closing Night: October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

 

WHERE: The Civic Theatre

 

TICKETS: Opening Night is open only to ALL-ACCESS PASS HOLDERS. Once you have an All-Access Pass you will be able to reserve tickets to the screening starting September 30th.

 

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Closing Night is open to the general public. NOFS Members and All-Access Pass holders can start reserving tickets on September 30th. Non-members can purchase tickets starting October 7th. NOFS member tickets $15, non-members $20.

 

The Civic Theatre 

(510 O'Keefe Street)

10-11-13

LITTLE GEM SALOON LAUNCHES

DAVELL CRAWFORDS¹ NEW ORLEANS LEGENDS SERIES

  FEATURING IRMA THOMAS

 

The Legend Series, an intimate night of music and conversation, begins October 11th with the

  Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas!

 

(New Orleans, LA): Little Gem Saloon, downtown New Orleans newest restaurant and live music venue, announced the premiere of Davell Crawfords¹ New Orleans Legends Series, an intimate night of music, conversations and more featuring Irma Thomas, Friday, October 11th for two shows-- 8:00PM and 10:00PM (doors open at 7PM and 9:30PM) at the Little Gem Saloon, 445 S.

Rampart Street New Orleans, LA. Advance Tickets are $40 for general admission and are available today at www.littlegemsaloon.com <http://www.littlegemsaloon.com>  or www.ticketfly.com <http://www.ticketfly.com>  or by calling 504 267-4863.

 

Davell Crawford, a native son of New Orleans who recently released My Gift to You his first album in 14 years, is serving as Curator and Musical Director of the Legends Series. ³The Legend Series will be a night of great music and fabulous conversations with some of my musical friends² states Crawford. Adding, ³The Little Gem Saloon is an intimate seated venue with great acoustics, it was built to feature a great vocalist like Irma Thomas, and as both interviewer and musical director, I am sure that both Irma, myself and the audience will have a great time creating new musical memories.²

 

As one of today¹s most sought after American Roots performers who is also the grandson of the legendary R&B crooner and pianist Sugar Boy Crawford and godson of Roberta Flack, Davell adds ³I grew up in New Orleans hearing the R&B, Gospel, and Funk sounds of Irma Thomas, Jean Knight, Dr. John, Art Neville and so many others. They were my inspiration. During the Legend Series I will mix intimate conversations with a musical exploration. I want the audience to not only walk away humming an old tune but also to have learned something new about some of our musical trailblazers.²

 

New Orleans icon, Irma Thomas was selected by Crawford to be the inaugural artist of the Legend series. Known as the Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas has over 50 years in the music business and most recently won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for AFTER THE RAIN. Like many New Orleans legends, Thomas began singing in the church and made her debut at neighborhood talent shows that showcased many of the early R&B pioneers including Tommy Ridgely and Johnny Adams. Thomas made her mark nationally in the late sixties with such hits as IT¹S RAINING, RULER OF MY HEART, WISH SOMEONE WOULD CARE and TIME IS ON MY SIDE, to name just a few. During the Legend Series, Crawford promises to not only explore Irma¹s musical career but to also delve into her inspirations, as well as the challenges and triumphs of her life.

 

Davell Crawfords¹ New Orleans Legend Series, is collaboration between Davell Crawford and the Little Gem Saloon. ³We are thrilled to partner with Davell Crawford on the Legend Series. Artists like Irma Thomas have had prolific careers that have not only become the soundtrack of our lives but they have influenced a new generation of artists like Davell Crawford, This is what make her a legend,² states Charles Clarke, Managing Partner of Little Gem Saloon.

 

 
 
 
 
10-11-13
 

On October 11, Bayou Rebirth is hosting a one-day Native Plant Symposium on the benefits native plants bring to southeast Louisiana's urban environment.  This conference, to be held at Delgado Community College, will bring together a diverse group of professionals and community members to network, share knowledge and expertise, and discuss the role of native plants in urban water management, wildlife habitat and resilience to climate change.

 

The morning agenda includes keynote speaker Dr. Doug Tallamy followed by three panel discussions on Engineering and Planning, Benefits of Native Plants and Local Action and Reaction. Afternoon activities include breakout sessions to engage attendees to design solutions to water issues using native plants, and also optional field trips to nearby native plant gardens in the urban area.  These field trips and a pre-conference morning coffee site tour require an additional fee, but all Symposium attendees are invited to a complimentary reception put on by Longue Vue House and Gardens at the end of the day.

 

Register today! Early Bird tickets are $35 for professionals, $20 for general public, and $10 for students (free for Delgado students) - these prices will last only until September 20. Click here to register.

 

Anyone interested in volunteering before or during the event, please email info@bayourebirth.org.

 

Sponsorships are still available! If you, your company or your organization is interested in promotion before and during the event in exchange for a tax-deductible contribution, free guest passes and field trips, native plants to take home and an opportunity to dine with our keynote speaker, Dr. Tallamy.

 

Louisiana canna - $50: promotion, free field trip

Louisiana iris - $100: +1 guest, promotion, free field trip, native flowering plant for each guest

Swamp azalea - $250: +2 guests, promotion*, free field trip, native flowering plant for each guest, space at sponsor table during lunch

Bald Cypress - $500: +4 guests, promotion*, free field trip, native flowering plant for each guest, space at sponsor table during lunch, invitation to private lunch with Dr. Tallamy

Live Oak - $1000: +8 guests, promotion*, free field trip, native flowering plant for each guest, space at sponsor table during lunch, invitation (for 2) to private dinner with Dr. Tallamy

For more information on sponsorships or to sponsor online, click here, or just mail a check to Bayou Rebirth, P.O. Box 791431, New Orleans, LA 70119. Sponsors still must complete the registration form.

Currently, the Native Plant Symposium sponsors include: Global Green's Water Wise program, Waggonner and Ball Architects, Propeller, LifeCity, Susan Norris-Davis and Mark Davis, Go Natives Nursery in Seattle, Wa., FutureProof, New Orleans Green, and Joule Energy. The event is made possible by grants from the Louisiana Native Plant Society and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, as well as Natural Awakenings magazine.

 

Our sincere gratitude to all of our sponsors for helping Bayou Rebirth make this Symposium a success!

The day after the Symposium, on October 12, Natural Awakenings is hosting a one-day NOLA Healthy Living and Sustainability Expo at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, La. This event, put on by a major sponsor of the Symposium, will offer resources for natural and integrative health, wellness, environment and sustainable living in an experiential format that will include exhibits, presentations, panels, demonstrations and local artists. Speakers will include local nutritionists, integrative doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, local environmental experts and more. 

For more information on the Expo, click here. For those interested in attending that event as well, advance tickets can be purchased for $10 at our Symposium registration website.

Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.  

 
 
 
 
10-11-13

10/11-13 (Fri.-Sun.) - Lafayette; Festivals Acadiens at Girard Park; for directions, more detailed info, go to www.festivalsacadiens.com<http://by169w.bay169.mail.live.com/mail/www.festivalsacadiens.com>.

$ food/drinks; FREE admit. Bands scheduled are:

 

*Festivals Acadiens et Créoles 2013 Schedule *

 

Scène Ma Louisiane (Festival Stage)

Friday October 11

5:15 - 6:45 Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

7:15 - 8:45 Jambalaya with Special Guest Jimmy C Newman

 

 

Saturday, October 12

10:30 - 11:30 Jackie Caillier and the Cajun Cousins

11:45 - 12:45 Huval and Fusilier

1:00 - 2:00 Les Bassettes

2:15 - 3:15 Balfa Toujours

3:30 - 4:30 Dog Hill Stompers

4:45 - 6:45 Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Roddie Romero and Mitch Reed, Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars

7:00 - 8:00 Feufollet

 

Sunday, October 13

10:30 - 11:30 Forest Huval and Friends

11:45 - 12:45 Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys

1:00 - 2:00 Ray Abshire and Friends

2:15 - 3:15 Babineaux Sisters

3:30 - 4:15 Courtbouillon

4:30 - 5:45 Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

6:00 - 7:15 Wayne Toups ZydeCajun

 

 

 

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Heritage Stage

Presented by LUS

 

Saturday, October 12

10:30 - 11:15 Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boyz

11:30 - 12:30 Joel Martin and Friends

12:45 - 1:45 Sheryl Cormier and Cajun Sounds

2:00 - 3:00 Savoy Family Band

3:15 - 4:15 TBD

4:30 - TBD

5:45 - 6:45 Michael Doucet et les Amis Cadjins

7:00 - 8:00 Bonsoir Catin

 

Sunday, October 13

10:30 - 11:30 Chris Miller and Friends

11:45 - 12:45 Jimmy Breaux and Friends

1:00 - 2:00 Magnolia Sisters

2:15 - 3:15 High Performance

3:30 - 4:30 Corey Ledet

4:45 - 6:15 Pine Leaf Boys

 

 

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Louisiana Dance Hall

Saturday, October 12

10:45 - 11:45 Lee Benoit and the Bayou Stompers

12:00 - 1:00 Sara Jayde and the Sharecroppers

1:15 - 2:45 Creole Stringbeans

3:00 - 4:00 Curly Taylor

4:15 - 5:30 TBD

5:45 - 7:00 TK Hulin and Smoke

 

 

Sunday, October 13

9:30 - 10:30 Catholic Mass en français

11:00 - 12:00 The Mercy Brothers

12:15 - 1:15 Sons of Voodoo

1:30 - 2:30 Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys

3:00 - 4:15 Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express

4:30 - 5:45 Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

 

 

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Louisiana Folk Roots Atelier

Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots

Saturday, October 12

11 a.m.-Noon: LFR Kids' Camp Spotlight hosted by Yvette Landry and Brazos Huval

12:15-1:15 p.m.: Zydeco keyboard styles with Curley Taylor & Keith Clements

1:30-2:30 p.m.: The Life & Music of BooZoo Chavis with Pancho Chavis, Margaret John, Barry Ancelet and members of The Dog Hill Stompers

2:45-3:45 p.m.: La musique de la maison avec Marce Lacouture

4-5 p.m.: Roots of Swamp Pop with T.K. Hulin, Rob Savoy and Rick Olivier

5:15-6:30 p.m.: The Metro Playboys Reunion with Coz Fontenot, Tony Balfa and Mick Kinney

 

 

Sunday, October 13

12 Noon-1:00 p.m.: Milton Vanicor & Chris Miller

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Horace Trahan & Rodney Bernard

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Cajun & Creole Cowboy Culture: Charles Broussard, Conni Castille, Jimmy C Newman, Keith Frank and Barry Ancelet

3:45-5:00 p.m.: Brandon Ledet & Creole Touch

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Louisiana Folk Roots Jam des Amis Tent

Cajun and Créole Jam des Amis sessions led by accomplished musicians. All players are welcome!

 

Saturday, October 12

12:30-2 p.m.: UL Lafayette Traditional Music Ensemble

2:15-3:45 p.m.: Sheryl & Russell Cormier

 

 
10-12-13
 

BARKtoberfest 2013

Canine Connection

Saturday, October 12, 2013.4:00pm until 8:00pm.

Join us for BARKToberfest 2013 on Saturday, October 12th from 4-8pm at Canine Connection- 4920 Tchoupitoulas St. Canine Costume Contest, Food, Refreshments, Music, Raffle Items, Adoptions and More- all to benefit the LA/SPCA! Hope to see you there!

Canine Connection

4920 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

10-13-13
 

Tickets on sale now!

 http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/221664/770411

   

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

performing

Absynnian: A Gospel Celebration

featuring Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed

Sunday, October 13 7:00pm

Saenger Theatre

 

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

 

Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA is composed of 15 of jazz music's leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are internationally critically-acclaimed. "The finest big band in the world today," said the Daily Telegraph, UK.

 

Absynnian: A Gospel Celebration

 

The Abyssinian Baptist Church is one of the great cultural landmarks of New York. Founded in the early 19th century by free Ethiopian seafarers and African-American parishioners, this house of worship played a key role in the development of religious music during the Harlem Renaissance, and still remains at the forefront of the gospel tradition in the area.

 

The ABYSSINIAN MASS was a celebration of the bi-centenary of the Abyssinian Church. The sound of black Baptist services - the timeless 'Negro Spirituals' given such dignity by Mahalia Jackson and James Cleveland - is the wellspring of African-American music that has flowed into a myriad of other genres, from blues and R&B to soul and jazz. In fact, improvising musicians such as Max Roach, Billy Harper, James Williams and Duke Ellington, who famously recorded with Jackson, have all drawn on the vocabulary of gospel music to thrilling effect, and Abyssinian Mass affords Marsalis the opportunity to add to this lineage.

 

The trumpeter has often highlighted the vocal character of the horns in his arrangements for the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra and the presence of a choir, with its rousing, deeply affecting timbres, should produce moments of fathomless emotional depth. While the skipping rhythms of New Orleans music remain a core part of Marsalis' aesthetic he has, throughout his long career, created an engaging blend of bebop, modal jazz, big band swing and lush balladry. All of these forms of musical vocabulary can be enriched by the massed ranks of bass, contralto, tenor and soprano voices, and it will be fascinating to hear how the two elements, with their great technical skill and soulfulness, come together as one.

 

The performance will feature the 70-voice gospel choir Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed.

 

Visit saengernola.com for more information.

 

Tickets are on sale now!

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10-14-13
 
10-15-13

  

"Modern Fairy Tale" Open Tulane Season

Stephen Dietz's Still Life with Iris examines history, identity, and the search for home.

 

New Orleans, LA -

Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2013-14 season with Still Life with Iris directed by Sara Valentine and written by Stephen Dietz.  The story begins in the land of Nocturno, where the inhabitants design and construct the world we see every day-painting colors on the flowers, teaching the wind to whistle, and signaling for day to break.  Everyone who lives in Nocturno wears intricate, colorful coats that are the physical manifestation of their memories and their past.  When Iris is separated from her coat and sent to live with the rulers of Nocturno, she begins a journey to rediscover her identity recapture her past, and find her way back home.

  

Director Valentine calls Iris, "a story about memory and loss, the delicate nature of memory, and the mark our past leaves on us. The play is a fantasy-adventure story with magical elements that are reminiscent of fairy tales we're all familiar with, including The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland as well as the more recent Neil Gaiman story, Coraline." 

  

Still Life with Iris features costume design by Kirche Zeile with set design by Derek Blanco, and lighting design by Marty Sachs.   

  

  

Calendar Listing:

Show:                          Still Life with Iris by Stephen Dietz

Synopsis:                     In Dietz's play, a young girl separated from her past begins a journey to rediscover her identity and find her way home.

Director:                      Sara Valentine

Address/Phone:           215 McWilliams Hall

                                    Tulane University

                                    New Orleans, LA 70118-5683

                                    504-865-5106

  

When:                          October 15-19 at 8:00 PM

                                    October 20 at 2:00 PM

  

Venue:                        Lupin Theater, Tulane University

  

Ticket Prices:               General Admission        $12

                                    Tulane Community        $9

                                    Students & Seniors        $8

FOR INFORMATION, PHOTOS, & PRESS SEATS,

CONTACT BUSINESS MANAGER ARYNNE S. FANNIN

504-865-5106 or asherous@tulane.edu

 
10-16-13

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION 2013

 

WENDY RODRIGUE MUSES ABOUT LIFE WITH AN ARTIST:

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PAINTING

 

METAIRIE, LA - Wendy Rodrigue, the author of a new book titled The Other Side of the Painting, will speak at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 

16, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.

 

The presentation is the second of five book signings as part of the Coffee and Conversation series, a partnership between the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Jefferson Parish Library. The purpose of the event is to promote local authors and their books, as well as the two sponsoring organizations.

 

This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required. Members of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will be at the event to sell books to those who want to purchase them.

 

In The Other Side of the Painting, Wendy Rodrigue reveals the personal history behind George Rodrigue's art, including the story of the Blue Dog myths. She will discuss her role as wife and muse to a famous artist, while maintaining her own identity.

 

The Other Side of the Painting is based on Rodrigue's popular blog, "Musings of an Artist's Wife." She also addresses in detail the early history of Rodrigue's Blue Dog, along with analyses and quotes from the artist describing some of his most famous Cajun and Blue Dog works. The book weaves George Rodrigue's early years in New Iberia, Louisiana, with Wendy's in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, revealing both as rooted in the arts, yet products of their childhoods in the 1950s and 1970s, respectively.

 

Wendy Wolfe Rodrigue grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where her father was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. She graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with degrees in Art History and English, followed by graduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans and one year at the American University in Vienna. In 1991, she joined the staff of the Rodrigue Gallery in New Orleans and moved later that year to Carmel, California, where she managed George Rodrigue's gallery for six years. Today, Rodrigue remains involved in Rodrigue Gallery operations and the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts; writes occasional guest columns for publications including Gambit, Country Roads Magazine, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas; works on Rodrigue exhibitions and publishing projects; and lectures on Rodrigue art and Louisiana history. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Wendy's blog Musings of an Artist's Wife can be found at www.wendyrodrigue.com.

 

This event will be moderated by New Orleans author Patty Friedmann. 

Friedmann's most recent appearance on Amazon is with Pick-Up Line, an electronic version of a novel that almost was lost in 2006 in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Pick-Up Line follows her electronic bestseller Too Jewish that also came out from booksBnimble in 2010. She is now writing dark humorous literary fiction after two young adult novels, No Takebacks and Taken Away. Friedmann is the author of A Little Bit Ruined, Side Effects (now Pick-Up Line), Secondhand Smoke, Eleanor Rushing, and Odds, all currently in print from Counterpoint, and of The Exact Image of Mother (Viking 1991) and Too Smart to Be Rich (New Chapter 1988). This year her book An Organized Panic took first runner-up out of 406 novel entries in the Faulkner-Wisdom literary competition. In 2001-2002, she was writer-in-residence at Tulane University. In 2009 Oxford American included Secondhand Smoke with Gone With the Wind, Deliverance, and A Lesson Before Dying as one of the 30 Most Underrated Southern Books.

 

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net<mailto:wcsmith@jplibrary.net>.

10-15-13

MEDIA RELATIONS EVENT!

 

LOCAL COMMUNICATIONS EXPERTS SHARE STRATEGIES

 

ABOUT REACHING OUT TO JOURNALISTS

 

METAIRIE, LA - Randy Savoie and Havilah Malone, local communications professionals and business strategists, will conduct media training session at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.

 

The presentation is free of charge and is open to the public. 

Registration is not required.

 

During the session, the pair will focus on basic strategies and interview techniques for people who want to reach out to local media.

 

*         Why going off the record is a dumb idea.

 

*         Calling a reporter back by their deadlines.

 

*         Questions to ask before every interview.

 

*         Things to know about television interviews.

 

*         Ways to create memorable sound bites.

 

*         How to dress for a television interview.

 

 

Randy Savoie is the Communications Director for New Orleans Job Corps Center. In that capacity, he has been interviewed by The Times-Picayune, The Salt Lake City Tribune, The Dallas Examiner, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, FOX 8-TV, WWL-TV, WDSU-TV and WWL Radio. 

Since 2009, he has generated more than 40 radio, TV and newspaper appearances for Job Corps and has delivered presentations on media and publicity for the U.S. Department of Labor and Career Systems Development Corporation. Prior to joining Job Corps, Savoie served as the Program Director of Clear Channel's ESPN Radio (New Orleans) where he covered the New Orleans Hornets and LSU Football.

 

Havilah Malone started her career in the Fox 8 news-room as a production assistant and eventually began to produce show segments. 

She has worked with the Travel Channel, AMC and many independent projects acting, producing, directing and editing. She has served as a national spokesperson for HP on QVC, HSN, Shop at Home TV and other networks. Malone had a starring role in the Style Network TV show The Amandas, where she helped families and businesses get organized. She has also appeared in commercials and films and has modeled for Sears, FashionWeek New Orleans and more. Malone currently writes a column for BreakThru Media Magazine titled "Havilah's Corner" covering life advice, business tips and what's happening in the city. She is also in development of a national talk show as Host and Executive Producer.

 

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net<mailto:wcsmith@jplibrary.net>.

10-17-13
 

Talkin' Revolution

October 17-20, 2013

 

Talkin' Revolution is a historic four-day gathering of artists,

activists and educators coming together to celebrate and honor

the 50 year legacy of Free Southern Theater as carried forward

by Junebug Productions and others. Join us as we gather for

panel discussions, presentations and performances to reflect

on the historic and continued impact of Free Southern Theater.  

 

All access pass for the weekend is $225

For individual event pricing follow the registration link.

 

Click here to register!

http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138982928 

  

Hotel Information

 

Cotton Exchange Hotel

221 Carondelet Street

New Orleans, La 70130

  

Local: 504-962-0700

Toll Free: 866-247-8271

  

  

The Cotton Exchange hotel is in the heart of the French Quarter and is less than a 15 minute walk from the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans!

Make reservations by calling or go online and use the code "FST 50th Reunion"  

 

The deadline to receive group discount rate is October 3rd.  

___________________________

 

 

Look who's attending!  

 

Confirmed Speakers & Performers

FST founders and members

John O'Neal, Dr. Doris Derby, Kalamu ya Salaam,  

Chakula Cha Jua, Quo Vadis Gex Breaux, Frozine Thomas

  

Artists/Cultural Organizers

Dudley Cocke (Roadside Theater), Linda Parris-Bailey  

(Carpetbag Theatre), Carlton Turner (Alternate ROOTS),  

Amara Tabor-Smith (Urban Bush Women), Wendi O'Neal, Frederick "Hollywood" Delahoussaye, Progress Theatre,  

Junebug Productions

  

Scholar/Historians

Jerry Ward (Dillard University), Jan Cohen-Cruz (Syracuse University), James Smethurst (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Felipe Smith (Tulane University), Catherine Michna (Tulane University)

 

___________________________

 

 What's Happening! 

Schedule  

 

Thursday October 17th

                                                               

New Orleans Artist Showcase 

Performances by a new generation of New Orleans artists influenced  by FST & Junebug Productions.  

Featuring Michaela Harrison and friends 

  

 

Friday October 18th

                                                                   

Free Southern Theater Roundtable 

FST Beginnings

FST founders and members will discuss the theater's  

early years in Mississippi and its role as the cultural arm  

of SNCC. 

 

FST's Impact on Black Art: from the 1960s to Today

How did the rise of the FST shift conversations about  

African American theatre and dramatic writing in the early 1960s? 

 

Women in FST and the Civil Rights Movement

Women of FST will come together with women working in  

the civil rights and Black Arts movements to share their memories, accomplishments, aesthetics, and struggles.

 

An Evening of Performances Honoring Free Southern Theater 

Performances by Amara Tabor-Smith of Urban Bush Women, Junebug Productions, Progress Theater, Frederick "Hollywood" Delahoussaye and others followed by reception.

 

 

Saturday October 19th

 

Fishbowl Conversation: FST alumni and Younger  

Generations of Cultural Organizers

FST alumni from each of the theater's "generations" who will speak about the theater's impact on their lives, careers, and communities. Artists, cultural workers, students, and teachers are encouraged to sit down in the outer circle to ask questions and hear the stories and ideas that the  FST alumni have to share.

 

Civil Rights Tour

This bus tour through the historically black neighborhoods of  

Central City and Treme will highlight the sites and stories of individuals and organizations who made great contributions to  

the civil right movements.

 

Doris Derby Photo Exhibit Reception

Amid the violence and injustice of the civil rights movement,  

FST founder Dr. Doris Derby's photographs focused on the organizing efforts of African Americans. 

 

Sunday October 20th 

 

Story Circle, Community Sing & Networking Lunch

Facilitators will present the history, practice, and uses of the story circle and participants will share their stories.  The convening will close with a community sing featuring songs of the movement.   

  

 

Check out the full schedule of events on our event registration page, or our website!

http://junebugproductions.org/594/ 

 

 
 
 
 
10-17-13
 

10-18-13

 

New Orleans Women In Music Presents: A tribute to Juanita Brooks, Mahalia Jackson and Marva Wright ( An Annual Celebration and Networking Event)

 New Orleans Women in Music (NOWIM)

 

Friday, October 18, 2013.

7:00pm until 11:00pm.

NOWIM will host it's annual event at Cafe Istanbul inside The Healing Center. Doors open at 6:00p.m. Cocktail/Networking reception starts at 7p.m.- 8p.m. Music will begin at 8p.m. This year NOWIM will celebrate LOCAL, LEGENDARY, FEMALE musicians who have paved the way for all Female musicians. Members and Invited guests of NOWIM will perform songs by our three honorees; Juanita Brooks, Mahalia Jackson and Marva Wright.

 

 The House band for the evening will be an all female cast comprised of the Blues ladies of 30x90 and SOME of the fabulous women performing include local sweeties The HoneyPots, Mikhala "Jazz Muffin" Iverson, Our President Venessa "VeeJay" Williams,the oh so entertaining Roselyn Lionhart, Ellen Smith, Michaela Harrison, Judy Spellman, Charmaine Neville, Sharon Martin, Naydja Cojoe and Tara Alexander will be performing as well. The list keeps growing so check in here for latest information.

 

 The Event will also feature a Raffle and Parade of Prizes. We will also be collecting coats to donate to a local charitable organization so please take a minute to empty out your closets.

 

 The Cost of the event will be $15.00

 

 Please stay tuned to this page for updates.

Cafe Instanbul

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

 

 
10-19-13
 

Louisiana Reporter Todd Elliott joins JFK Assassination panel at Loyola; featured with girlfriend of Lee Harvey Oswald on Saturday, Oct. 19

 

Symposium marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

 

For media inquiries, contact:

J.Barnes (504) 897-6110 OR Kris Millegan - (800) 556-2012 or publisher@trineday.net

 

Judyth Vary Baker the author of ME AND LEE: How I came to know, love and lose Lee Harvey Oswald, is making her first appearance in New Orleans in more than a decade to discuss her intimate relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald and why she believes he is not the killer of President John F. Kennedy.

She will be joined at the one-day symposium exploring the 50th anniversary of the assassination's events linked to New Orleans with Louisiana reporter and author Todd Elliott, whose book A Rose by Many Other Names, explores the link between Eunice resident Rose Cherami and the JFK assassination. Ms. Rose was picked up by authorities 48 hours before the assassination and was the first non-public investigation into the murder.

Both authors will be the featured speakers at Loyola University's Miller Hall, Room 114 on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon, in New Orleans.  The symposium is sponsored by Trineday Publishing and Attorney Stuart H. Smith.

Judyth Vary Baker, a recluse who lives in Europe, will discuss as "summer of secrets" from 1963, when she worked with Lee Harvey Oswald and conducted a romantic relationship with him. Baker reports that on July 29, 1963 Oswald told her that there was a real conspiracy to kill JFK and that he was afraid that he was being set up to take the blame for the murder. Both Oswald and Kennedy were murdered that November.

Baker, a cancer researcher, was brought to New Orleans in April 1963 by Alton Oschner to work with a medical team on a secret project testing development of a cancer-causing biological weapon intended for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Oswald worked on the project with her; both were given cover jobs at Reily Coffee Company.

         Her book, published in 2010, has since garnered a strong following in the JFK research community.  "Stunning," said Former Governor Jesse Ventura, who hosts the TV series American Conspiracies and ranked it among his six favorite conspiracy reads, adding that, "her book shows beyond any doubt that (Oswald) was clearly a government agent."

The event is open to the public, but registration is required. A $20 admission charge includes Ms. Baker's book or another title by Trineday Books about the JFK assassination. Seating is limited.To reserve your space, go to http://trineday.com/Loyola

 . Phone inquiries: 800.556.2012

Please contact Kris Millegan at 1.800.556.2012/publisher@trineday.net to schedule an interview.

 
 
 
 
 
10-19-13

 

Anba Dlo 2013

What it means:  Anba Dlo (Pronounced "Ahnbah Dlo") is Haitian Kreyol for "Beneath the Waters" and is meant to acknowledge and honor the importance of water to our life.

 

Levee, Levee, Levee is borrowed from a sacred Haitian Kreyol song, meaning, "Wake up"

 

Anba Dlo is a great time for all but it's not just about the revelry, it's a way to learn and also to help support the economic revitalization of neglected downtown neighborhoods and to assist residents by providing helpful and necessary programs and services.

 

Anba Dlo VI Schedule

 

Noon - 4pm Water Symposium

 

5:30 Parade line up

 

6:00 Parade marches with Bata Bunde

 

6:30 Festival Doors Open

 

7:00 Parade arrives at Center

 

 

 

Sacred and Profane Stage (Fatoush Restaurant)

 

7:30 - 8:30 pm Africa Brass

8:45 - 9:45 pm Sean Johnson & Friends

10:00 - 11:00 pm Sweet Crude

11:00 - 11:10 pm Costume Contest

11:15 - 11:45 pm Purrrlesque

 

 

Live Music Stage (Café Istanbul)

 

7:15 - 8:00 pm Chuck Perkins and the Voices of the Big Easy

8:15 - 9:00 pm John Mooney

9:15 - 10:00 pm Rotary Downs

10:15 - 11:30 or 11:45 pm  New Orleans Suspects

12:30 - 1:45 pm Henry Butler

 

ATRIUM

 

6:30 Doors open

 

6:30 - 2:00 am 3 DJs on mezzanine:  DJ Tony Skratchere 7:00 - 9:00;

Harvey & James Carpenter alternating 1 hour sets 'till close

 

7:00 Parade arrives, dancing groups can perform routines

 

7:30 - 8:30 Marionette and Aaron perform acrobatics

 

11:45 - 12:00 live auction

 

12:00 - 12:30 La Source Ancienne Ounfo, ceremony and unveiling of water sculpture

 

Lasiren's VIP Lounge Stage

 

7:00 - 7:45 Alexandra Scott

8:00 - 8:45 Margie Perez

9:00 - 9:45 Felice Guimont Trio

10:00 - 11:00 Alexandra Scott and Margie Perez Duet

http://www.anbadlofestival.org/#!event-tickets/c6zx

 
10-22-13

 The Vienna Boys Choir will perform Oct. 22 at Loyola University.

 

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, located on the university's main campus.

 

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door for general admission, $5 for Loyola faculty and staff, and free for students.

 

Tickets are available online, by calling 504-865-2074, or at the door 30 minutes before the performance.

 

The choir's repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys' choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir's own arrangements of Austrian music, waltzes and polkas.

  

  

  

10-22-13

"HOW TO MAKE A CREPE"

 

IS SUBJECT OF FOOD PRESENTATION

 

AT EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

 

METAIRIE, LA - Nora Wetzel, a local chef and caterer, will discuss the art of making crepes at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.

 

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is not required.

 

Wetzel says that crepes are easy to make though many people believe they are difficult. During the presentation, she will discuss: the preparation steps needed to create crepes; the appropriate temperature settings needed; basic fillings; the types of pans needed; etc.

 

 

Wetzel began her professional career as a registered nurse and CPR instructor, which led to teaching heart-healthy programs as well as consulting to offshore-catering companies in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

Wetzel has been a member of the New Orleans chapter of the American Culinary Federation and the New Orleans chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food. She was active for 10 years in the nineteenth century open-hearth cooking program at the historic Hermann-Grima House.

 

 

 

After 10 years of consulting, Wetzel was offered a corporate position and began a career as an offshore field manager covering 30 locations. 

She commuted to work via helicopter, float plane and crew boat. Her duties included supervising catering operations, conducting culinary classes for staff development, and initiating culinary externship programs with the Cordon Bleu in Texas and Florida.

 

 

 

At the end of 2009, Wetzel retired from offshore to re-establish her catering business. She expanded into nutritional counseling, designing gourmet meals for special diets, personal chef service, cooking classes, while still offering floral design and full-service catering.

 

For more this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net<mailto:wcsmith@jplibrary.net>.

10-21-13
 

Join us on Oct. 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Café Reconcile for the 12th annual "Chefs to Watch" awards dinner presented by Louisiana Cookin' Magazine.

 

Featuring:

Silent Auction

Specialty cocktails and fine wines

Live Jazz with Joe Simon

The best new event venue in New Orleans!

 This event will showcase six of Louisiana's top chefs. Combining key ingredients of skill, imagination, local flavor, and plenty of heart and soul, these up-and-coming chefs will share their masterpieces with guests at this special event.

 

Proceeds from "Chefs to Watch" benefit Café Reconcile. We are excited to be hosting this special night in our new building and grateful for Louisiana Cookin' Magazine's continued support.

 Chefs to Watch

The Chefs are:

Chef Daniel Causgrove - Dijon, New Orleans

Chef Justin Girouard - The French Press, Lafayette

Chef Michael Gulotta - August, New Orleans

Chef Alex Harrell - Sylvain, New Orleans

Chef Chris Wadsworth - Restaurant IPO, Baton Rouge

Chef Bronwen Wyatt - La Petite Grocery, New Orleans

 
10-24-13

Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club  ("ARVLFC") is announcing plans for it's 25th annual Ball and 4th annual Undead Conference, four fun-filled days of events!

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013  8pm till 11pm

An Evening with the Angels and Saints of St. Alphonsus Church with special guests Anne and Christopher Rice.

2025 Constance Street, NOLA 70130  Secure parking in St. Alphonsus School fenced lot.

 

 

*ALL UNDEAD CON EVENTS are located at Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 S. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA  70130

 

Friday, October 25, 2013 

Author Forum 11am till 12:30pm with Christopher Rice, Molly Harper, Greg Wilkey, Carmen Dominique Taxer and Bobby Crutchfield.

Seminar from 2pm till 3pm with Allan Gilbreath, Michelle Brundage Weston and Kalila Smith on the Nature of Good and Evil

 

The Lestat Reunion Ball, HELD AT:  Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgings Drive, New Orleans, LA 70130 

from 9pm till 2am, doors open at 8pm (special early entrance at 7:30)

With Special Guests Anne and Christopher Rice

Featuring musical entertainment by Paul Mercer and the Ghosts Project, Jill Tracy, Nathaniel Johnstone, DJ Infam0us with dancers Tempest and Evil Sarah

 

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Author Panel - 11am till 12:30pm V.M.K. Fewings, Brad Keene, Kayden McLeod, Raven Raye, Kala Ambrose and Josephine Templeton

Seminar from 2:00pm till 3:30pm  Stanley B. Gill of New Orleans Moving Pictures Co. and The Hollywood South Blog (Facebook)

 

 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Author Forum 10:30am till 12:00pm by Paranormal Romance Guild featuring:  Marianne Morea , Melanie Nowak, Karen Fuller, T. Lynne Tolles, Alexanderea Wies, Kathi S. Barton, and Blue Remy.

Followed by the PRG booksigning.  

 

Cocktail Party  5pm till 7pm

 

Vendor Room available Friday thru Sunday open 11am till 4pm

Tarot readings, Tickets and Host Hotel Info Available at www.arvlfc.com

 

For information, contact:

Dionne Cherie Ballon

ARVLFC Press Coordinator

Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club

(504) 952 - 0122

307 Portsmouth Drive

Slidell, LA 70460

10-26-13

Fete Marigny, Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Washington Square Park (at Frenchmen and Royal Streets)

 

Fete Marigny is Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Washington Square Park (at Frenchmen and Royal streets) in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. This free event features music, food vendors, crafts, children's activities, and celebrates French culture, the vibrant creative economy in the Marigny, and supports preservation efforts undertaken by the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. A fund raiser will benefit maintenance for Washington Square Park. 

 

Bands include: Sweet Crude (headliner), Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, Helen Gillet's Wazozo Zorchestra, and Sarah Quintana.

 

For information visit http://www.faubourgmarigny.org/ 

 

 

MEDIA ALERT

Contact: Carol Gniady, 948-1859

10-28-13
 

Well-Strung

A singing string quartet

 - A portion of all proceeds benefit New Orleans Opera

 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cocktails - 6:00PM

Dinner - 7:00PM

Show - 8:00PM

 

Three course wine, dinner and show - $99.00 (wine, tax, entertainment & service included)

 

Special room rates available online.  Discounted valet parking $12 with validation.

 

R.S.V.P. - Judy.leblanc@bourbonorleans.com

504-571-4672

 
Fall Festivals
Tangipahoa Parish Free Fair
The fair features livestock shows, pageants, music, amusement rides and more.
www.tangipahoaparishfair.org
Amite
Oct. 2-6


Ponderosa Stomp
The festival features performances by one-hit-wonders and the legends of early rock 'n' roll and R&B, a screening of the documentary Muscle Shoals and more.
http://www.ponderosastomp.com/
Rock 'N' Bowl and other locations
Oct. 3-5

Gretna Heritage Festival
Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and ZZ Top perform at the annual music festival and fair.
www.gretnafest.com
Downtown Gretna
Oct. 4-6

Art for Arts Sake
Galleries and museums open shows for the opening of the season.
Citywide
Oct. 5

Fall Festival
The Antique Village hosts a festival with outdoor art, craft and antique vendors, food booths and live music.
www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net
Denham Springs
Oct. 5

New Orleans Film Festival
The festival includes regional premieres of major feature films plus juried programs of features, documentaries and short and experimental films.
www.neworleans-filmsociety.org
Various locations
Oct. 10-18

Louisiana Seafood Festival
Better Than Ezra tops the musical headliners and there's food from more than 30 vendors.
www.louisianaseafoodfestival.com
City Park
Oct. 11-13

Steamboat Stomp
Traditional jazz bands celebrate the history of jazz on riverboats.
Steamboat Natchez
Oct. 11-13

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
The author and public radio host broadcasts a live show.
Saenger Theatre
Oct. 12

Wooden Boat Festival
The festival celebrates boat-making and everything from canoes and piroques to larger vessels. There's food, music, crafts, contests a parade and more.
www.woodenboatfest.org
Mandeville
Oct. 12-13

Celebracion Latina
There's Latin food, crafts and music at the event celebrating the nations and cultures of Latin America.
www.auduboninstitute.org
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St.
Oct. 13

Fall for Art
Covington art galleries open new shows and celebrate visual art.
www.sttammany-artassociation.org
Downtown Covington
Oct. 16

Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars
There are elephants, tigers, clowns, a high-wire act, daredevil motorcycle stunts and more under the big top.
www.gotothecircus.com
Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell
Oct. 16-17
Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie
Oct. 18-20

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation neighborhood festival features Jonny Lang, James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Blind Boy Paxton and others.
www.jazzandheritage.org/blues-fest
Lafayette Square
Oct. 18-20

New Orleans Anarchist Bookfair
The fair features independent writers and publishers and caters to alternative political viewpoints.
www.nolaanarchistbookfair.org
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Oct. 19-20

Lestat Reunion Ball
Anne and Christopher Rice attend the Lestat Fan Club ball featuring live music and more.
www.arvlfc.com
Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Oct. 25

Krewe of Boo
The costumed krewe parades Mardi Gras-style on floats and parties afterward at Mardi Gras World with music by the Pimps of Joytime and Flowtribe
www.kreweofboo.com
Oct. 26

Olde Towne Slidell Fall Street Fair
The fair features antiques, furniture, jewelry, pottery, toys, food, music and more.
www.slidellantiques.com
Slidell
Oct. 26-27

Voodoo Music + Art Experience
Pearl Jam, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails and Bassnectar headline the festival.
www.worshipthemusic.com
City Park
Nov. 1-3

Theresa Caputo
The star of Long Island Medium shares stories and insights and gives readings to audience members throughout her show.
Saenger Theatre
Nov. 3-4

So You Think You Can Dance Tour
The top 10 finalists from season 10 of the popular Fox TV show perform.
Saenger Theatre
Nov. 5

Three Rivers Arts Festival
The festival features more than 200 artists, a run, kids activities, music, food and more.
www.threeriversartfestival.com
Covington
Nov. 9-10

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
Glen David Andrews and John Boutte perform, and vendors serve traditional Creole dishes.
www.jazzandheritage.org
Louis Armstong Park
Nov. 9-10

New Orleans Book Fair & Media Expo
The fair features small and independent publishers, readings by local authors and more.
www.neworleans- bookfair.com
CAC
Nov. 16

New Orleans Fringe Festival
The alternative theater event features a wide array of dramas, comedies, circus arts, puppetry and genre mashups.
www.nofringe.org
Various locations
Nov. 20-24

Oak Street Po-boy Festival
Local restaurants and chefs serve new and exotic po-boys and there's live music.
www.poboyfest.com
Oak Street from South Carrollton Avenue to Eagle Street
Nov. 24

Celebration in the Oaks
The live oaks of City Park are hung with holiday lights and decorations.
www.celebrationintheoaks.com
City Park
Nov. 29-Jan. 4, 2014 
    

COMING SOON

 

 

10-7-13

 

A week-long celebration of the technology industry in New Orleans, called NOLATech Week, will launch in October and  will run from Oct. 7 to Oct. 12 in yet-to-be announced locations around the city.

Organizations wanting to hold events in conjunction with NOLATech Week have until Sept. 27 to submit their plans on the event's website. For individual attendees, the event is free and open to the public. With a $5 donation, individuals can pre-register online. Donations will benefit a charitable organization selected by NOLATech Week participants during the event.

 

Anyone interested in sponsorships or partnerships in producing the event can contact Seidman at 504.388.6717 or jdseidma@gmail.com.

18th Annual Pasta & Puccini Gala - Head Dress Ball 2013

To Benefit JPAS Cultural Endeavors and Youth Programming for the 2013-2014 Season

Celebrity Auctioneer President John Young

 

 

 

 

10-8-13

 

Dirty Girl Mud Run Coming to New Orleans

The Nation's Largest Mud Run for Women Heading to New Orleans, 10/18

 

Dirty Girl Mud Run, the original women-only national mud run series and the largest in the country, is coming to the New Orleans area on Saturday, October 18. Register here to join the hundreds of women who will be getting muddy at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, LA.

 

Dirty Girl Mud Run challenges women of all ages and athletic abilities to get out of their comfort zones, get dirty, and accomplish something brand new as they run, jump, slip, and slide through Dirty Girl's 12 awesome obstacles, all of which are optional.

 

Dirty Girl believes in providing women with a challenging and empowering environment to achieve new levels in life-confidence while having fun and bonding with loved ones. From start to finish, the Dirty Girl Mud Run in New Orleans will be an unforgettable event and an incredible team-building experience. Participants can expect excitement, laughter and camaraderie-as well as lots of music, refreshments, and a complimentary drink. Each Dirty Girl event attracts thousands of participants, and over 350,000 women are expected to take part in events nationwide in 2013.

 

Women aged 14 and up can participate in Dirty Girl events. Entry fee is $65-$100, depending on how far in advance you register.

 

Running for a good cause: In 2013, Dirty Girl plans to contribute $250,000 in cash support to Bright Pink (brightpink.org), the only national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

 

Cancer survivors always participate in Dirty Girl events free of charge.

 

Register now for the New Orleans Dirty Girl Mud Run. The first wave of runners will take off at 8AM, and the last wave at 4PM. To learn more about Dirty Girl, visit www.godirtygirl.com.

 

 

Dirty Girl is a 5k womens only run for women of all ages and athletic abilities. Don't worry, it's not a "race" in the traditional sense.

It is an untimed obstacle course designed to push you slightly out of your comfort zone, but only as far as you are comfortable going. Forming teams is encouraged, and so is helping your fellow Dirty Girls get through to the finish. At a Dirty Girl Mud Run you'll find excitement, laughter, and camaraderie-as well as lots of music and even some adult beverages. It's a day you'll never forget.

 

PRESS: If you'd like to attend and cover the event, or interview a Dirty Girl spokesperson, please contact Stephanie Gomory at 646-495-4002 or stephanie@alissaneilpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

10-9-13 

CULINARY LEGACIES:

 

AL SCRAMUZZA DISCUSSES SEAFOOD CITY AND CRAWFISH

 

FOR LIBRARY'S CULINARY LEGACIES SERIES

 

METAIRIE, LA - Al Scramuzza, the former owner and proprietor of Seafood City, will discuss his role in shaping local culinary history at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the East Bank Regional Library,

4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.

 

Scramuzza's appearance is part of the Culinary Legacies series that is hosted by Liz Williams, founder and president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. The previous guest in this series was legendary chef Leah Chase.

 

This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required.

 

Al Scramuzza operated Seafood City, a giant supermarket of seafood that occupied an entire block at 1826 North Broad Street in Gentilly. 

"Doctor" Al Scramuzza, wrote and recorded a well-known jingle that many New Orleanians still know by heart.

 

 

"Seafood City is a very pretty

Down on Broad and St. Bernard

Stay with Al Scramuzza and you'll never be a loser Eighteen twenty-six North Broad!"

 

Scramuzza wrote and sang numerous songs which he recorded for his own indie record label, Scram Records. He produced a well-known track by Eddie Bo called "Hook and Sling." He was also involved in local politics.

 

During the Culinary Legacies interview, Scramuzza will be asked about his contributions to local food history, including his role as one of the first to promote and sell crawfish during the 1970s, long before dishes that included crawfish were popular.

 

 

Liz Williams will moderate the interview with Scramuzza. She is a lawyer who writes about the legal aspects of food, reflecting culture, policy and economics. She has served in the U.S. Army as a JAG officer, and has taught arts administration law and historic preservation law. She has been involved in several major economic development projects in New Orleans. She is the author of New Orleans: 

A Food Biography.

 

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us<mailto:wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-10-13

 

The 2013 New Orleans Film Festival, running Oct. 10 through Oct. 17, will open with a premiere screening of the New Orleans-shot "12 Years a Slave." The movie's director, Steve McQueen, will attend the screening, to be held at the recently renovated Civic Theatre.

 

The festival will close with "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker," a documentary by local filmmaker Lily Keber about the brilliant, troubled New Orleans pianist who died at 43 in 1983.

All-access passes will go on sale on Aug. 15 at neworleansfilmsociety.org ($125 for film society members, $150 for non-members). Pass holders are granted admission to all screenings and events at the festival.

 

General admission for all other festival screenings (including closing night) will go on sale Sept. 30 for film society members and Oct. 7 for non-members. Visit neworleansfilmsociety.org for more details. To purchase passes and for more information, visit www.neworleansfilmsociety.org

 

 

 

 

10-11-13

 

New Orleans Opera 2013-2014 Season

(NEW ORLEANS) - New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is excited to announce it's 2013-2014 opera season.

 

The Vampire

October 11, 2013 - 8:00PM / 

October 13, 2013 - 2:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts   

 

Marschner's masterpiece of nineteenth-century Romanticism, Der Vampyr, created a sensation at its 1828 premiere. This musical treasure is based on a ghost story by Lord Byron and sits musically and dramatically between Mozart's Don Giovanni and Wagner's Flying Dutchman. Its gorgeous music, recently heard at Carnegie Hall, was praised by the New York Times as a "gem of an opera" with an "alluring score" and "lovely choral writing...enlivened with many pictorial and evocative elements." Der Vampyr was a great influence on both composers and writers of the Romantic era, but our production will present this exhilarating supernatural tale in contemporary New Orleans-the setting for so much of the current fascination with stories vampiric!

GET BITTEN BY OPERA THIS SEASON!

 

 

Noah's Flood - November 15 & 16, 2013 - 8:00PM / November 17, 2013 - 2:30PM

Trinity Episcopal Church, Jackson Ave.   

 

New Orleans Opera celebrates Benjamin Britten's centennial with our first production by this great 20th-century master! Britten's hour-long setting of the medieval Chester Miracle Play unites professional and youth musicians in a wondrous and touching portrayal of the biblical account of the Great Flood and the building of Noah's ark. The composer wrote this captivating liturgical music drama expressly for church performances and we have the perfect host in Trinity Episcopal Church. Our professional cast will include television celebrity Norman Robinson in the speaking role of God and artists from the Metropolitan Opera, leading regional performers, and featured soloists of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This special collaboration will also feature the accompaniment of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and the participation of New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Trinity Episcopal School Bell Choir, and a chorus comprised of students from Lusher Charter School, Metairie Park Country Day School, Archbishop Chapelle High School, Mount Carmel Academy, New Orleans Jewish Day School, Isidore Newman School, Trinity Episcopal School, and the vocal studio of Valerie Jones Francis. Specially priced tickets for this event reflect the more intimate church venue.

DON'T LET THE ARK SAIL WITHOUT YOU!

 

 

Cinderella - February 14, 2014 - 8:00PM /

February 16, 2014 - 2:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts   

 

On Valentine's Day your heart will be captured by this gorgeous operatic confection from the pen of Jules Massenet, composer of Manon and Thaïs. Cinderella is a sophisticated re-telling of the classic French fairy tale, an operatic jewel-complete with glass slippers and a Fairy Godmother-embracing pathos, conflict, hilarity, and the sheer magic of true love! Our glittering new production will be a company premiere and the perfect entertainment for audiences of all ages.

SPEND VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THE NEW ORLEANS OPERA!

    

 

La bohème - April 4, 2014 - 8:00PM /

April 6, 2014 - 2:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts   

 

Starving artists in love in Paris - what can go wrong?

The tragic love story of Mimì and Rodolfo, set to Puccini's immortal music, never loses its power to move audiences. Don't miss this quintessential tale of love and loss set in Bohemian 19th-century France and fully captured by the lyrical sumptuousness of one of opera's most melodic and beautiful scores.

FALL IN LOVE AGAIN!

 

For more information or questions please contact Nancy Watts, Director of Audience Development nwatts@neworleansopera.org, 504-529-2278 ext. 225.

 

 

 

 

 

10-12-13

 

ZULU Social Aid & Pleasure Club Inc., presents

The Black and White Party;

Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown

 

Zulu presents

"The" Black & White Party of the year.

 

With special guest Heads of State; Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill, also with DJ Captain Charles.

 

Saturday, October 12th

Mardi Gras World Eastbank

1380 Port of New Orleans Place

 

Call 504 827.1661 for more details or go to www.kreweofzulu.com

 Get Your Tickets Now!

 

 

 

10-14-13 

Hidden Treasures: Jazz Edition

Presented by Friends of the Cabildo

 

                   Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce Hidden

Treasures: Jazz Edition at the Old U.S. Mint October 14th and 16th at 6 p.m.

& 7 p.m. nightly. Hosted by Louisiana State Museum Director of Collections Greg Lambousy, guests will be given unparalleled access to a collection that dates to the late 19th century to the present day.

 

             The Jazz Collection, initially donated by the New Orleans Jazz Club in 1977, is the single largest donation to the Louisiana State Museum and includes recordings, paintings, photography, film and instruments. Some of the highlighted items include Louis Armstrong¹s first coronet and bugle, over 10,000 recordings, rare photographs of Jelly Roll Morton and a sign from the San Jacinto Hall on Dumaine Street.

 

             A history of the entire music collection at the Louisiana State will be discussed as well the ongoing conservation efforts of the entire music collection. Tickets are $25 for the General Public and $15 for Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana Museum Foundation Members. Reservations are required and no tickets will be sold the night of the event. Tours are at 6 p.m and 7 p.m. nightly on Monday October 14th and Wednesday October 16th.

The Old U.S. Mint is located at 400 Esplanade Ave.

 

              To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Kaydee Nenninger at 504-523-3939 or go online at www.friendsofthecabildo.org

 

Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its property. Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.

 

 

 

Jason Strada

Chief Administrative Officer

Friends of the Cabildo

701 Chartres Street

New Orleans, LA 70116

 

Phone: (504) 523-3939

Fax: (504) 524-9130

Jason@friendsofthecabildo.org

 

www.friendsofthecabildo.org

www.facebook.com/friendsofthecabildo

www.twitter.com/cabildofriends

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

10-20-13 

Mark your calendars!

In honor of their 100th Anniversary, Pascal's Manale is hosting a block party on their corner of Napoleon Ave & Dryades

October 20th 2013

(No fear, this is a SAINTS bye week)

 

 

 

 

 

10-11-13

 

The highlight of the cultural season returns with the inaugural Head Dress Ball! Jefferson Performing Arts Society's (JPAS) 18th Annual Pasta & Puccini Gala - Head Dress Ball will be held Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans.  The festivities begin at 6:30PM. Join us for an unforgettable evening to benefit the 36th Anniversary Season of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. The evening will be highlighted by the first Head Dress Ball with fabulous head dress designs modeled by local celebrities, as well as an elegant seated dinner, complimentary cocktail hour, dancing and a concert by the JPAS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro DENNIS G. ASSAF with international and local vocalists. The evening also features a fabulous live and silent auction. Patrons are encouraged to wear their own fabulous head dresses to this black tie event.

 

Tickets and tables for this elegant affair are available for purchase now! Contact Valerie Hart at 504-885-2000 x212 or email valerie@jpas.org.

 

Single tickets start at $90 per patron.

 

Tables of ten start at $1350.

 

Location:

 

New Orleans Marriott

 555 Canal St.

 New Orleans, LA 70112

 

 

 

 

10-15-13

EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY HOSTS BOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR

 

STEAMPUNK ANTHOLOGY, NEW ORLEANS BY GASLIGHT

 

METAIRIE, LA - The editors and authors of a new steampunk anthology featuring stories set in New Orleans will be present for a book launch partyat 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.

 

The anthology is titled New Orleans by Gaslight and features local steampunk authors, including some who workshopped their stories at the library's Fiction Writers' Workshop. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. There is no registration.

 

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It is often described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes. Examples of steampunk in the movies include: Wild Wild West; Final Fantasy 7; Van Helsing; The Time Machine; Hellboy; and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

 

From the book's back page: "In a New Orleans that Never Was and Never Will Be, there are a thousand stories to tell. There are stories of sorrow and triumph, of passion and fury, of love and of revenge. Aloft with cloud and sun, great warrior airships drift silently over the city below, crewed by eager young men and women awaiting the moment they will be called upon to strike against foes with cannon and with sword. Steamboats float down the river bringing travelers from far climes and distant lands unknown to our more mundane world. Lovers ride down the boulevards upon clockwork carriages drawn by mechanical horses. Cheated gamblers decide between making a break for the door or breaking the quiet calm with the staccato beat of revolver gunfire. Ragtime music echoes as fallen women ply the world's oldest trade in the streets of Storyville. Soldiers lead clanking platoons of clockwork automatons through the port on their way to their next deployment and archaeologists, explorers and adventurers set forth aboard airships to find new lands, fortune and glory or perhaps death in the forlorn forsaken corners of the globe. These are the stories of New Orleans by Gaslight."

 

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. Library patrons that require auxiliary aids or devices or other reasonable accommodation under the ADA should submit requests to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance or as soon as possible. A 72-hour notice is needed to request Certified ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator / Office of Citizens with Disabilities, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 210 Jefferson, LA 70123; (504) 736-6086; ADA@jeffparish.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pig Fest 2013

 

Invite-Only · By Joe Stieffel, Emile Stieffel and 4 others

Friday, October 18, 2013.

2651 Mercedes Blvd  

Pig Fest is back and the Piglet Takeover has begun!

 

 Beginning on Friday, October 18 @ 6pm

 What we got: burgers, hot dogs, beer pong ($5 buy-in), ceremonial lighting of the pit, stuffing of the pig, dance of the virgins, and a Halloween party.

 -Contests: best pig costume, and bringing of the best beer

 

 Continuing on Saturday, October 19 @ 12pm

 What we got: Pig (duh), Emile's jambalaya, bbq chicken, Gene's family recipe gumbo, sausage, ribs

 -Contests: dessert with pig product, bbq sauce, pig call, pig joke

 

 

 ***What you need to bring: chairs, drinks (we won't be supplying many), side dishes, games, and good friends*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10-19-13

 

What: Anba Dlo Water Symposium: Levee, Levee, Levee

 

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 12 p.m. - 4 p.m

 

Where: The New Orleans Healing Center 2372 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, La

70117

 

Free and Open to the Public, and Free Lunch Provided

 

As part of the Sixth Annual Anba Dlo Festival, the New Orleans Healing Center willhost the Second Annual Anba Dlo Water Symposium: Levee, Levee, Levee.

This year we will have two panels that will discuss water on a national and locallevel.

 

Panel One: Got Water?  How the Future Belongs to Those Who Have Water, or Who Can Get Their Hands on It focuses on the emerging competition for water among states as local fresh water supplies diminish. In addition they will discuss West Coast scale water shortages on the East Coast, and the threat to long-term viability of entire cities and regions.

 

Panel Two: Making Decisions about the Future of the Mississippi River: 

the coast, our economy and society will bring the topic of water close to home by discussing the bold and audacious proposal to redirect the Mississippi River 30 miles south of New Orleans; they will address the possible effects on the environment, economy and society.

 

Speakers include: Denise Reed, David Muth, J. O. Evans III, Mark Davis and David Waggoner; Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Marshall will moderate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-24-13

 

New Orleans has earned a reputation as the premier destination for Halloween. This year will be no exception as the city prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Halloween New Orleans (HNO XXX)," October 24 - 27. The weekend-long extravaganza, benefitting Project Lazarus, is expected to bring in more than 5,000 visitors from across the country and will feature a premier performance by acclaimed New York City DJ, Abel.

 

"I've performed at some of the top parties around the world," said DJ Abel. "Halloween New Orleans is an event that's been on my radar for quite some time and I'm thrilled that the stars aligned to allow me to celebrate in the great city of New Orleans - a city known for doing it best."

 

Since its inception in 1984, Halloween New Orleans has raised more than $4.6 million for Project Lazarus and has become one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the Gulf South. The event was created to celebrate the gay community in New Orleans, to share love, a sense of family, a unique culture and a love of showmanship, while supporting Project Lazarus in its fight against HIV/AIDS.

 

"Our goal is to empower those living with AIDS and put them back into the community as responsible individuals," said Kim Moss, executive director of Project Lazarus. "We wouldn't be able to accomplish that without the funds raised by Halloween New Orleans. It has become the ultimate party for a cause."

 

This year's theme, "Chapel of Love," is a nod to the recent Supreme Court ruling, upholding gay marriage in those states that recognize it. The event festivities will be playfully themed around weddings.

 

"We've had a history of exciting themes over the past 29 years," said Arthur Roger, co-chair of the Saturday event. "The plans to commemorate the 30th anniversary are certainly fitting for such a milestone."

 

As part of the 30th celebration, Stonewall National Museum and Archives will induct event paraphernalia, including invitations, shirts, photos and awards, into their permanent display.

 

HNO XXX events:

*Thursday, Oct. 24: Kickoff Event

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Silent Auction

Food by Chef John Besh

*Friday, Oct. 25: Club Night

Civic Theatre (location of the first Halloween party)

DJ Brandon Moses (Dallas)

*Saturday, Oct. 26: Costume Contest/Parade and Dance Party

Mardi Gras World

DJ Abel (NYC)

*Sunday, Oct. 27: Brunch and Second Line

House of Blues

Jazz and Gospel Entertainment

Second Line to Bourbon and St. Ann Streets

 

A limited number of early bird passes are available starting at $125. Single day passes are available beginning Sept. 3. Visit www.halloweenneworleans.com for the latest information or to purchase tickets.

 

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The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation will award a trip for two to New Orleans to attend the event. To enter, go to: http://www.neworleansonline.com/promos/2013/halloween/index.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-26-13

 

 

 

 

10-29-13

 

University of New Orleans unveils 2013-14 season for acclaimed Musical Excursions series

 

The University of New Orleans quietly announced the lineup for its well-regarded Musical Excursion series with a social media post. 

Budget cuts had sidelined the series for a year, but in January a pair of New Orleans foundations stepped forward to fund the 2013-14 season.

 

The new season opens October 29 with pianist Fei-Fei Dong, a Cliburn Competition Finalist. The Ethos Percussion Group will visit UNO on February 11, 2014. The Italian Saxophone Quartet closes the series April 8, 2014.

 

Ticket costs for the upcoming season were not announced, but the series has always been one of the better deals in town, with general admission tickets costing less than $15. Steeply reduced prices for students helped to bring out a vocal young audience, too. For more information, call the UNO Department of Music at 504.280.6789 or email musicalexcursions@uno.edu.

 

Before the hiatus, Musical Excursions had turned the lakefront campus into a must-stop for classical music fans. Although modest in scope, the series offered savvy programming that took advantage of the grand acoustics of the UNO Recital Hall. Headliners included both rising stars and established talents, among them guitarist Odair Assad, the Ariel String Quartet, and cello soloist Alisa Weilerstein.

 

(The cellist, who went on to win a half-million-dollar MacArthur ?genius grant? at age 29, will share the stage with the Ariel players at a Tulane University show on February 3, 2014).

By Chris Waddington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-30-13

 

 

2013-14 New Orleans Pelicans Schedule

The Pelicans play eight of their first 14 contests of the season at home, including showdowns against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Nov. 8, and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Nov. 26. New Orleans will host the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat on Saturday, Mar. 22, along with the defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs on Monday, Jan. 13 and Monday, Feb. 3.   Oct. 30 Indiana, 8 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Nov. 2 Charlotte, 8 p.m.

Nov. 5 Phoenix, 8 p.m.

Nov. 6 at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Nov. 8 L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.

 

Nov. 10 at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

 

Nov. 12 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 13 at Utah, 9 p.m.

 

Nov. 16 Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

 

Nov. 20 Utah, 8 p.m.

 

Nov. 22 Cleveland, 8 p.m.

 

Nov. 25 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 26 Golden State, 8 p.m.

 

Nov. 29 at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 1 at New York, 7:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 2 at Chicago, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 4 Dallas, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 6 Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 11 Detroit, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 13 Memphis, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 15 at Denver, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 17 at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 18 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 21 at Portland, 10 p.m.

 

Dec. 23 at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

 

Dec. 27 Denver, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 28 at Houston, 8 p.m.

 

Dec. 30 Portland, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 1 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 3 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 4 at Indiana, 7 p.m.

 

Jan. 7 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 8 Washington, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 10 Dallas, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 11 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 13 San Antonio, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 15 Houston, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 18 Golden State, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 20 at Memphis, 5 p.m.

 

Jan. 21 Sacramento, 8 p.m.

 

Jan. 24 at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 26 Orlando, 6 p.m.

 

Jan. 28 at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

 

Jan. 29 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 1 Chicago, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 3 San Antonio, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 5 Atlanta, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 7 Minnesota, 9:30 p.m.

 

Feb. 9 at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 10 at Toronto, 7 p.m.

 

Feb. 12 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 19 New York, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 21 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

 

Feb. 22 at Washington, 7 p.m.

 

Feb. 24 L.A. Clippers, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 26 at Dallas, 8 p.m.

 

Feb. 28 at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.

 

March 1 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

 

March 3 at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

 

March 4 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

 

March 7 Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

 

March 9 Denver, 6 p.m.

 

March 12 Memphis, 8 p.m.

 

March 14 Portland, 8 p.m.

 

March 16 Boston, 6 p.m.

 

March 19 Toronto, 8 p.m.

 

March 21 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

 

March 22 Miami, 8 p.m.

 

March 24 Brooklyn, 8 p.m.

 

March 26 L.A. Clippers, 8 p.m.

 

March 28 Utah, 8 p.m.

 

March 29 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

 

March 31 Sacramento, 8 p.m.

 

April 2 at Denver, 9 p.m.

 

April 4 at Utah, 9 p.m.

 

April 6 at Portland, 9 p.m.

 

April 9 Phoenix, 8 p.m.

 

April 11 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

 

April 12 at Houston, 8 p.m.

 

April 14 Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

 

April 16 Houston, 8 p.m

 

 

 

 

11-1-13

 

In America's Antique City

 

Known variably as "The Mayberry of the South" or "The Strawberry Capital of the World," Ponchatoula has a third claim to fame-"America's Antique City." A result of cooperative effort among city officials and local businesses, this nomenclature was adopted in 1989 to solidify the town's identity as a mecca for antiquers. Now, on any given day, shoppers stroll around the walkable heart of Ponchatoula, drawn by its numerous art galleries, antique shops, and gift shops. But only twice a year does downtown Ponchatoula bust at the seams with antique purveyors from all over the nation.

 

Ponchatoula's Antique Trade Days are consistently held the first full weekends in March and November; this November, it will be held from the first to the third. The free, outdoor event is sponsored by the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce, and committee member Mary Scandurro explained that there is always a good variety of dealers, with new ones coming all the time.

 

The event features some children's activities to keep the rug-rats sufficiently distracted, but if Mom or Dad just want to leave the kids behind, then a Friday visit will ensure that kids are busy at their school desks while their parents stroll at a proper, adult pace through the aisles of wares. Scandurro also hopes to persuade The Big Fun Brass Band (the actual name of the band, not an adjective-strewn description) to once again march through the Trade Days grounds.

 

Just forty-five minutes from Baton Rouge and forty from New Orleans, Antique Trade Days is, "a quaint, wonderful step back in time." Maybe you'll see Opie walking down the street.

 

Antique Trade Days

November 1-3

Historic Downtown Ponchatoula

(985) 386-2536 * ponchatoulachamber.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-1-13

 

  

. The Historic Carver Theater

Performing Arts Center

Touching the future without disturbing the past!

2101 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116

Opening November 2013

Welcome back to the historic Carver Theater; during the 1950's hailed as "America's finest theater exclusively for colored patrons" with the latest in technology, architectural designs, and the finest amenities. Return as history moves forward with the installation of the Carver Theater's new state-of-the-art natural sounding Meyer Sound; an extraordinary breakthrough in sound technology which provides the optimal acoustical experience.

Re-designed as a live performance entertainment venue primarily focus on jazz, big band ensembles, chamber music, operetta, musicals, stage plays, dance recitals, and Off-Broadway Shows; the fully renovated 16,000-square-foot theater with the "finest amenities" will comfortably seat approximately 600 guests with the ability to accommodate a greater number for non-seated performances and special events. The beamless construction and flat flooring design provides for an obstruction less view and present endless opportunities for various productions.

State of the arts technology and the development of acoustical sound barriers designed to prevent the intrusion or extrusion of sound during performances allow the Carver to create the proper ambience for live audio and video recordings by the music, film, and entertainment industry. Located just blocks from the French Quarter, proximal to downtown New Orleans, the Carver serves as an excellent location for music conferences, film festivals, screenings, and other arts related events.

 

Welcome Back to the Historic Carver Theater! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-2-13

Calling It Home Festival at Docville farm an exciting new festival celebrating the rich culture and heritage of St Bernard.

 

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will be hosting the event. November 2 and 3 at Docville Farm the Oak Grove on 5124 East St. Bernard Hwy

 

Two stages of music, great regional music and

dancing: The line up will include : Paul Sanchez, Carlo Ditto, T?Cannille, Chalmette High Brass Band, Rayo Brothers, Rickey Castrillo, Jason Rusk Trio, The Blue Trees, Gal Holliday, Billy Gregory, Cajun Grass, Bruce Daigrepont and a few more TBA.

 

The two stages will be music to your ears.

 

Tasty jambalaya, gumbo, po boys, seafood, and barbecue, all local cooking

 

Islenos Culture and Heritage exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, along with arts and crafts

 

Join us on Saturday  Nov 2 for the United Way Team competition Jambalaya cook off beginning at

11 o?clock till 2 pm taste all the team?s samples of competition cooking

 

the Cajun Fais do do dancing till 7pm, the great barn has the best dance floor in the parish

 

Sunday  the festival  begins at 11 o?clock with great food, continous music, and arts and crafts till 5 PM

 

Mark the date for St Bernard?s newest festival Calling it Home

 

Come join us for a great time with your family

$10 admission, free parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-2-13

 

A renaissance of good, clean, sixteenth century fun

 

What do lances, falcons, swords, jugglers, and armor all have in common? If you guessed that they are all accoutrements of a die-hard Renaissance Festival fan, then don't bother reading further; we know you already have your bags packed for LaRenFest. If you aren't one of the converted, then keep reading, 'cause there's a sixteenth century adventure waiting for you down I-12.

 

Louisiana Renaissance Festival is touted as a combination festival/theme park that celebrates all things typical of the English Renaissance. Fictional English village Albright will rise from the Tangipahoa Parish earth, populated by over six hundred artisans, entertainers, and demonstrators during six weekends in November and early December.

 

Educational demonstrations range from music performances to glass-blowing. Hundreds of booths sell handmade wares, and entertainment runs the gamut from jousting competitions in a five thousand-seat arena to pub shows for Mom and Dad.

 

If dressing up is your thing, then please do. Period costumes are welcome, though certainly not required. If you'd rather just rent a saucy bar wench's smock for the weekend, that can be arranged. Another optional feature is the opportunity to pitch a tent for some rustic camping on the grounds.

 

Each weekend has a theme to help focus the fun. Pirates, heroes, Celtic, Princess Bride, mask, and fireworks weekends have been scheduled; details can be found on the website. Please leave your Pekingese or Chihuahuas at home, though; the raptors brought in as part of the falconry demo think little dogs are yummy.

 

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

46468 River Road

Hammond La.

(984) 429-9992 * larf.net

Every weekend from November 2-December 8

 

 

 

 

11-2-13

Big Easy Speakeasy!

An Arresting Experience with Jails, Jazz and Bonnie & Clyde Saturday, November 2, 2013 Patron Party 6:30pm to 8:00pm Main Party 8:00pm to 11:00pm Old US Mint in New Orleans, Louisiana Presented by Louisiana Museum Foundation

 

For advanced tickets, sponsorship or volunteer information call (504) 558-0493 www.thelmf.org

 

The Louisiana Museum Foundation

632 Dumaine Street

New Orleans, LA 70116

 

Mailing Address:

1000 Bourbon Street, #B429

New Orleans, LA 70116

 

(504) 558-0493

https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaMuseumFoundation

 

 

 

  

 

11-7-13

 

WOMEN PIONEERS OF THE LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

 

AT EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

 

METAIRIE, LA - Peggy Frankland and Susan Tucker, authors of Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement, will discuss and sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.

 

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is not required. Members of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will be present to sell copies of the book for those who would like to purchase them.

 

Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement provides a window into the passion and significance of 38 committed individuals who led a grassroots movement in a socially conservative state. The book is comprised of oral history narratives in which women activists share their motivation, struggles, accomplishments, and hard-won wisdom. Also, interviews with eight men, all leaders who worked with or against the women, provide more insight into this rich history.

 

The book sheds light on Louisiana and America's social and political history, as well as the national environmental movement in which women often emerged to speak for human rights, decent health care, and environmental protection. By illuminating a crucial period in Louisiana history, the women tell how "environmentalism" emerged within a state already struggling with the dual challenges of adjusting to the civil rights movement and the growing oil boom.

 

Peggy Frankland, an environmental activist since 1982, worked with a team of interviewers, especially those trained at Louisiana State University's T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. They interviewed 40 women pioneers of the state environmental movement. 

Frankland's work also was aided by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In this compilation, she allows the women's voices to provide a clear picture of how their smallest actions impacted their communities, their families, and their way of life.

 

As Curator of Books and Records, Susan Tucker oversees the Newcomb Archives and the Vorhoff Library. Her research interests concern gender, material culture, and archival studies. These interests have extended from a large-scale oral history project on domestic workers - Telling Memories Among Southern

For more this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net<mailto:wcsmith@jplibrary.net>.

 

 

 

 

11-8-13

Jeffrie Schultis Fricke

Spice of Life Womens Expo - New Orleans

A Women's Expo - 2 Day Consumer Event - All Things Women

 November 8 & 9, 2013 Morial Convention Center New Orleans Hall B

 

 

 

11-9-13

 

Inaugural Pink Rubber Boots Family Fishing Rodeo and Sportsman's Extravaganza planned in Slidell

The Slidell Women's Civic Club inaugural Pink Rubber Boots Family Fishing Rodeo and Sportsman's Extravaganza will be held Nov. 9. And though there are several months to go before the first line is cast, plans are well under way to make this one of the Civic Club's top fundraisers ever.

Tickets to enter the rodeo are $35 for adults and $15 for youth under 16, if purchased before Nov. 2. Each adult and child ticket includes one entry into the fishing rodeo and a T-shirt.

The sportsman's festival, food booths, craft booths and community vendors will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park in Slidell.

Already planning to participate are the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, United States Coast Guard, and Capt. Jim's Charter Service.

Sponsor forms and raffle tickets for a "Big Gus" piroque are available by calling Patricia Mayfield, 985.960.1336; or Ellen Lamarque, 985.643.4656.

Proceeds from the rodeo will benefit Slidell Women's Civic Club-supported charities including Mt. Olive AME Feeding Ministries, Relay

 

 

 

 

11-12-13

 Hel Yes Fest

Todd Barry, Sara Schaefer, Ian Karmel, Sean Patton, Nick Rutherford, Jade Catta-Preta, Mark Normand, WOMEN, Leon Blanda,  Vincent Zambon, Vanessa Gonzalez, Neal Stastny, Joe Cardosi, Stupid Time Machine, Cassidy Henehan, Dane Faucheux, Ariel Elias, Sophie Johnson, Andrew Healan, Katie East, Cyrus Cooper, Michael Foulk, Sean Dugas, Drew Platt, Lisa Friedrich, Chris Trew, You Me Them Everybody, Terrified!, Matt Wayman, Nick Mullen, Karl Hess, Water Park, John F. O'Donnell, Katie Pengra, Terance McDavid, Christina Parrish, Miami Improv Machine, Ashley Barnhill, Jake Weisman, Dave Ross, Pat Bishop, Allen Strickland Williams, Treats!, Adam Friedland, Sara Armour, Jenn Tisdale, Jamie Arrington, Brittany Purvis, Dean's List, Howard Hall, John Tole, Jono Zalay, Shipwrecked!, Strugglebus, Brows, Rob Gagnon's One Hour Comedy Festival

 

Hell Yes Fest Film: The Bounceback, Summer League, Sunken City, Least Favorite Love Songs, Chris and Tami

 

Plus more improv, podcasts and sketch comedy from: South Carolina, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin and Washington D.C.

http://www.hellyesfest.com/venues/

 

 

 

 

11-13-13

The Fun Under the Frescoes 2013-2014 Concert Series artists are announced!

 

November 13th - Paul Sanchez & Friends

December 11th -Holiday Concert with a Variety of New Orleans Nightingales

January 8th - Creole String Beans

March 12th - Irish Extravaganza with Beth Patterson and 2 Sexy Thugs plus the McTeggart Irish Dancers

 

 

 


 

 

11-14-13

 

CASEY STUART DELIVERS A HISTORY TALK,

 

"CLAUDE TREME: THE MAN AND HIS FAUBOURG"

 

METAIRIE, LA - Casey Stuart, a local historian and expert on preservation, will discuss "Claude Treme: The Man and His Faubourg" at

7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.

 

The author talk is free-of-charge and is open to the public. 

Registration is not required.

 

 

Claude Treme, a Frenchman, was a model hat maker and real estate developer who migrated from Saugivny in Burgundy, France, and settled in New Orleans in 1783. He married Julie Moreau, thus taking title to the property that now bears his family name. Seeing a chance to make a profit, the husband and wife subdivided the estate and sold off many lots on a first-come-first served basis to free people-of-color and others pouring in from the Old Quarter jammed with Haitian immigrants fleeing the bloody 1791 revolution in Haiti. After selling 35 lots, Claude and Julie Treme left their plantation home for a more peaceful life in 1810.

 

Stuart will discuss the life of Claude Treme and the other great families that contributed to this well-known New Orleans neighborhood.

 

Casey Stuart was born in New Orleans and worked for 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. After retiring in 2003, he earned a Master of Preservation Studies from Tulane University. Stuart taught New Orleans History for The People Program of New Orleans. He currently serves as Vice-President for Education and Community Outreach for Save Our Cemeteries.

 

For more information regarding this event, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us<mailto:wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us>.

 

 

 

12-5-13

 

 

 

 

12-14-13

 

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and BioDistrict New Orleans To Collaborate on GROWTH

Partnership to enhance scientific research and workforce development in New Orleans

The BioDistrict will host the ASCB's leadership and industry VIP's designed to introduce New Orleans as a global hub of health education, innovation, and commercialization with world class facilities, a trainable workforce, and capacity to grow.

 

 

 

 

3-12-14

 

Fans from around the Sun Belt Conference have selected the league's new basketball championship logo after several days of social media voting.

 

Polling was conducted via Facebook and fans submitted their choice among two logo options for three days last week.

 

The winning design features the New Orleans skyline along with the traditional New Orleans fleur-de-lis. The logo is also consistent with the Sun Belt Conference's primary brand as it features the same typography and color palette as the Sun Belt's primary logo.

 

The 2014 Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships are being held at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena from March 12 through 16. The men's championship tournament will begin on Thursday, March 13 and will conclude with the championship game being played at 12 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, March 16. The championship game will air on ESPN2 on "Selection Sunday." The women's championship tournament will begin on Wednesday, March 12 and will run through Saturday, March 15 with the championship game being played at 8 p.m. (CT) on ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-16-14

 

NOLA Food Trucks
 
Love New Orleans,
She Will Love You Back

Sincerely, 


Frank Stansbury
LaFete News


 

  

 

Compliments of We Are Dat!


2013 NFC SOUTH STANDINGS

TEAM             W L

New Orleans 3 0  

Atlanta           1 2  

Carolina         1 2  

Tampa Bay    0 3 

  

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

2013 Beaujolais Festival - Nov. 21 - JW Marriott - New Orleans

Mark your calendars for one of the FACC-GC's most anticipated annual events, the Beaujolais Festival, Thursday, Nov. 21, at the JW Marriott in New Orleans. This year's soirée, themed "Black & Gold Beaujolais," will combine two of Louisianians' biggest passions, football and wine. Join us, and revelers worldwide, in celebrating this year's vintage of Beaujolais wine and other libations along with delicious cuisine from Louisiana restaurants.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get tickets

 

http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/221664/1732682?brand=baa&camefrom=CFC_BAA_NWO_BOM_NOVENUEPRE

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Weekday Box for Tuesday, September 24th thru Thursday, September 26th as well as Tuesday & Wednesday Home Deliveries:

 

-Double Share of Sweet Potatoes (Pte. Coupee Minority Growers Co-op, Pte. Coupee

  Parish)

 

-Organic Pecans (Inglewood Farms, Alexandria, LA)

 

-Naturally Grown Shiitake Mushrooms (MSNP, New Hebron, MS)

 

-Golden Delicious Apples (Cherry Creek Orchards, Pontotoc, MS)

 

-Jalapeno Peppers (Frank Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)

 

-Green Onions (Frank Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)

 

-Organic Mixed Squash (Inglewood Farms, Alexandria, LA)

 

-Naturally Grown Mustards OR Naturally Grown Arugula (Blair Grocery, Market Lane

  Farm)

 

-Fresh Beans (Lima, Butter, or Pink Eyed Peas) (Indian Springs Growers Co-op, Petal,

MS)

 

-Fairytale Eggplant (Vicknair Family Farms) OR Okra (Monica's Okra World/Fekete

Farms)

 

 

Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm

Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm

(No Produce Boxes on Fridays)

8301 Olive St., New Orleans, LA

Cash, Credit, EBT, or Check 

 

 

 

 

New Orleans Opera 2013-2014 Season

(NEW ORLEANS) - New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is excited to announce it's 2013-2014 opera season.

 

The Vampire

 

October 11, 2013 - 8:00PM / 

October 13, 2013 - 2:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts   

 

Marschner's masterpiece of nineteenth-century Romanticism, Der Vampyr, created a sensation at its 1828 premiere. This musical treasure is based on a ghost story by Lord Byron and sits musically and dramatically between Mozart's Don Giovanni and Wagner's Flying Dutchman. Its gorgeous music, recently heard at Carnegie Hall, was praised by the New York Times as a "gem of an opera" with an "alluring score" and "lovely choral writing...enlivened with many pictorial and evocative elements." Der Vampyr was a great influence on both composers and writers of the Romantic era, but our production will present this exhilarating supernatural tale in contemporary New Orleans-the setting for so much of the current fascination with stories vampiric!

GET BITTEN BY OPERA THIS SEASON!

 

 

Noah's Flood - November 15 & 16, 2013 - 8:00PM / November 17, 2013 - 2:30PM

 

Trinity Episcopal Church, Jackson Ave.   

 

New Orleans Opera celebrates Benjamin Britten's centennial with our first production by this great 20th-century master! Britten's hour-long setting of the medieval Chester Miracle Play unites professional and youth musicians in a wondrous and touching portrayal of the biblical account of the Great Flood and the building of Noah's ark. The composer wrote this captivating liturgical music drama expressly for church performances and we have the perfect host in Trinity Episcopal Church. Our professional cast will include television celebrity Norman Robinson in the speaking role of God and artists from the Metropolitan Opera, leading regional performers, and featured soloists of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This special collaboration will also feature the accompaniment of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and the participation of New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Trinity Episcopal School Bell Choir, and a chorus comprised of students from Lusher Charter School, Metairie Park Country Day School, Archbishop Chapelle High School, Mount Carmel Academy, New Orleans Jewish Day School, Isidore Newman School, Trinity Episcopal School, and the vocal studio of Valerie Jones Francis. Specially priced tickets for this event reflect the more intimate church venue.

DON'T LET THE ARK SAIL WITHOUT YOU!

 

 

Cinderella - February 14, 2014 - 8:00PM /

February 16, 2014 - 2:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts 

  

 

On Valentine's Day your heart will be captured by this gorgeous operatic confection from the pen of Jules Massenet, composer of Manon and Thaïs. Cinderella is a sophisticated re-telling of the classic French fairy tale, an operatic jewel-complete with glass slippers and a Fairy Godmother-embracing pathos, conflict, hilarity, and the sheer magic of true love! Our glittering new production will be a company premiere and the perfect entertainment for audiences of all ages.

SPEND VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THE NEW ORLEANS OPERA!

    

 

La bohème - April 4, 2014 - 8:00PM /

April 6, 2014 - 2:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts

   

 

Starving artists in love in Paris - what can go wrong?

The tragic love story of Mimì and Rodolfo, set to Puccini's immortal music, never loses its power to move audiences. Don't miss this quintessential tale of love and loss set in Bohemian 19th-century France and fully captured by the lyrical sumptuousness of one of opera's most melodic and beautiful scores.

FALL IN LOVE AGAIN!

 

For more information or questions please contact Nancy Watts, Director of Audience Development nwatts@neworleansopera.org, 504-529-2278 ext. 225.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

      

Bob Hope: An American Treasure

NEW ORLEANS  The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce that a traveling exhibit celebrating legendary entertainer Bob Hope will open to the public.

Bob Hope entertained US troops at locations around the globe during World War II. The image of Hope walking on stage with a golf club at one of his many USO shows is a cherished memory for millions of Americans, especially military veterans. Those days will be revisited when the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum brings the Bob Hope: An American Treasure traveling exhibition to The National WWII Museum.

Created with the generous support of the Bob & Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation, the exhibition highlights several aspects of Hope's life, including his extraordinary relationship with the US Armed Forces. The exhibition will be on display in the Joe W. and D.D. Brown Special Exhibit Gallery inside the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion through October 31.

"I know my Dad would be proud to have his exhibit available to visitors at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, one of his favorite cities," said Linda Hope, daughter of the entertainer. "The men and women who served during that war had a special place in his heart. Their spirit and love of our country never ceased to inspire him. We hope that the visitors to the Museum and those who see this exhibition will enjoy it and hopefully it will trigger some special memories."

Bob Hope: An American Treasure features more than 160 artifacts, including Hope's Congressional Gold Medal, honorary Oscar statuette, Honorary Veterans citation and PGA of America money clip. More than 200 vintage photos and seven video displays tell the story of Hope's early years as a member of an immigrant family in the early 20th century, his rise as a star of stage, screen and radio, his devotion to US military personnel, his relationships with US presidents and his love of golf.

"When touring the Middle East with the USO, we, the performers, would often say 'now I know how Bob Hope felt,'" said Victoria Reed, director of entertainment for The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum. "He was the pioneer for carrying out this amazing tradition, the king of the morale boosters."

"My grandfather discovered the greatness of the military audience in 1941. At the time, he joked that they were, 'an audience so ready for laughter, it made what we did for a living feel like stealing money,'" said Miranda Hope, granddaughter of the entertainer. "But he truly loved the men and women who defended this country and took pride that his performances spelled, more than anything else, 'home.' He was their favorite comedian, they were his favorite audience, and it was a love affair that lasted more than six decades."

The Museum will host an opening reception on Thursday, August 1, starting at 5:30 pm. Miranda Hope will speak briefly about her famous grandfather, followed by the opportunity for questions. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are appreciated and can be made at 504-528-1944 x 226.

"Bob's relationship with the military is legendary and we're delighted to bring this exhibition to The National World War II Museum," said Jack Peter, Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. "We're also pleased to share Bob's love of the game with the great golf fans in New Orleans. We must thank the Bob & Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation for its support in bringing this exhibition to another new audience."

Access to the exhibit is included with standard Museum admission. For more information, including photos, about Bob Hope: An American Treasure, visit www.nationalww2museum.org

 

 

   

  

  

 

  

 

The City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation and ACE Theatrical Group invite locals and visitors to officially toast the Saenger Theatre's highly anticipated reopening during a Grand Opening Gala, Oct. 3, and concert event featuring Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Oct. 5.

  

The Grand Opening Gala on Thursday, Oct. 3 will kick-off the official Saenger Theatre opening festivities with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. and a VIP dinner at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the Grand Opening Gala will benefit the "Friends of the Saenger Theatre New Orleans," funding the preservation of the historic theatre and the restoration of its famed theatre organ, the Robert Morton Wonder Organ.

  

Following the Grand Opening Gala, the celebrations will continue with a special concert on Saturday, Oct. 5 featuring Emmy and Tony Award-winner, Kristin Chenoweth. Chenoweth is known for her roles on stage, television and film. She made her Broadway debut in Steel Pierand is known for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked, as well as for her roles in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Apple Treeand Promises, Promises. An Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductee, she received rave reviews for her role in the ABC series "Pushing Daisies," for which she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Chenoweth has guest starred on many notable shows, including Fox's comedy Glee, earning her two Emmy Award nominations and a People's Choice Award nomination in the category of Favorite TV Guest Star. She has also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama, "The West Wing" and appeared as a guest judge on "American Idol."

  

The public is invited to purchase tickets to both the Grand Opening Gala and the Kristin Chenoweth show. Individuals purchasing tickets to the Oct. 3 Grand Opening Gala will also receive tickets to the Oct. 5 concert featuring Kristin Chenoweth and to an exclusive, VIP Pre-Show Reception. For more information on ticketing for the Grand Opening Gala, please contact 504-293-2627 or saengergrandopening@gmail.com. For those interested in only attending the Oct. 5 performance of Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. Tickets for the Oct. 5 show only are $50, $60, $70, $85 and $95 (does not include any applicable service charges), and are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre box office at 1419 Basin Street.

  

"The reopening of the historic Saenger Theatre on Canal Street is a testament to the city of New Orleans' resilience and recovery from Hurricane Katrina," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. "This newly restored state-of-the-Art Theatre both preserves our past and is a symbol of the city we are working every day to become. The Saenger's reopening has been a long time coming but its rebirth as the premier live entertainment venue for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region has been worth the wait."

  

"New Orleans has been anticipating the reopening of the historic Saenger Theatre since 2005, so a major celebration is in order," said David Skinner, General Manager of the Saenger Theatre. "We are thrilled to have Kristin Chenoweth with us to mark such an important milestone in the revitalization of New Orleans and we look forward to revealing the historic venue after its $52 million restoration."

  

"The Saenger Theatre is the showpiece of Canal Street," said David Rubenstein, Chair of the Canal Street Development Corporation. "Through our partnership with the City of New Orleans and ACE Theatrical Group, the Saenger will once again serve as an important anchor that will spur growth and redevelopment along Canal Street and beyond. We could not be more excited about reopening the Saenger and the fantastic live entertainment it will attract to our city."

http://www.saengernola.com/shows/OpeningGala

Thu. October 3, 2013 : 6:00 p.m.

  

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Since its construction in 1927, the Saenger has been the most important and impressive theatre in New Orleans and the home to one of the grandest theatre organs, the Robert Morton Wonder Organ.   In October 2013, the Saenger Theatre will be celebrating its grand opening, unveiling its transformation into a first class state-of-the-art performing arts theatre. Join us in the celebration of welcoming back one of the cultural jewels of New Orleans.   All funds raised from the grand opening gala will benefit "Friends of the Saenger Theatre New Orleans" and go to the preservation of this historic theatre and the restoration of the theatre organ.   

  

 Saenger Theatre Grand Opening Events

  

 Thursday, October 3, 2013

Grand Opening Gala

                 Cocktails-6:00PM

                 Dinner-7:00pm 

  

 Saturday, October 5, 2013

VIP Pre-Show Reception & Show featuring Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Canal Street Development Corporation, and ACE Theatrical Group Announce Saenger Theatre Grand Opening Celebration

Star-Studded Performance Lineup to Mark Reopening of Legendary Downtown New Orleans Venue

 

(NEW ORLEANS, La.) - After more than eight years, the historic Saenger Theatre will proudly reopen its doors this fall with a grand opening celebration, featuring a lineup of performances commemorating the city's love for live entertainment of all kinds. The initial announcement includes a variety of entertainment beginning on Sept. 28 and continuing through Jan. 10 of 2014. Additional performances will be announced as they are confirmed. The Saenger Theatre is currently undergoing a $52 million restoration led by the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation, and ACE Theatrical Group.

               "The Saenger Theatre is the crown jewel of Canal Street," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. "Combined with new state-of-the-art features and the authentic restoration to its original 1927 design, the new Saenger Theatre will redefine the live entertainment marketplace in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. Today's announcement of the grand opening celebration lineup reestablishes the Saenger as the premier live entertainment venue in the region, truly providing something for everyone."

               Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld will kick-off the grand opening weekend in the Saenger Theatre with two comedy performances on Sept. 28. The Saenger Opening Gala, starring Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, will be the highlight of the grand opening celebration with a gala and concert on Oct. 5. More details on the Saenger Opening Gala will be announced in the coming weeks. The lineup continues through the holiday season with a variety of performances, including a historic performance of the Abyssinian Mass, composed and performed by Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Oct. 13, and "Band Together," a free children's concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Oct. 2.

The performances mark the culmination of the public-private restoration project and the beginning of the next chapter in the theatre's storied history. "The investment our community has made in this spectacular, historic venue will reap dividends for our citizens for years to come," said David Skinner, General Manager of the Saenger Theatre. "These shows at the Saenger will infuse new lifeblood into this sector of downtown, stimulating economic activity in our retail, restaurant, hospitality and transportation industries throughout the area."

 

"We are committed to stimulating business development through the adaptive reuse and development of Canal Street," said David Rubenstein, Chair of the Canal Street Development Corporation. "Through our partnerships with the City of New Orleans and ACE Theatrical Group, the Saenger will once again serve as an important anchor that will spur growth and redevelopment along Canal Street."

The lineup of opening shows is as follows:

 

Performer Name             Date/Time          Ticket Prices*

                On-Sale Date     For More Information

Jerry Seinfeld    Sat., Sept. 28,

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.       $45, $65, $83      Fri., June 21,

10 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/JerrySeinfeld

  

Men of Soul with Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson and Howard Hewett                Sun., Sept. 29,

7 p.m.   $45, $60, $70, $75, $95    Sat., June 22,

10 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/MenofSoul

  

Band Together: A free community concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra     Wed., Oct. 2,

10 a.m.Free       TBD        www.saengernola.com/shows/LPOFREE

  

D.L. Hughley & Eddie Griffin        Fri., Oct. 4,

8 p.m.   $25, $45, $55, $75             Sat., June 22,

11 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/HughleyGriffin

  

Saenger Opening Gala, starring

Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra      Sat., Oct. 5,

Time TBD             On Sale Soon     On Sale Soon     www.saengernola.com/shows/OpeningGala

 

Brian Regan        Thurs.,

Oct. 10,

7:30 p.m.             $39.50 all seats  Fri., June 28,

12 p.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/BrianRegan

  

A Prairie Home Companion, starring Garrison Keillor presented by WWNO           Sat., Oct. 12,

5 p.m.   $40, $55, $70, $80

                Sat., June 29,

12 p.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/PrairieHome

 

Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, performing the Abyssinian MassSun., Oct. 13,

7 p.m.   $35.75, $45.75, $55.75, $65.75, $75.75      Thurs.,

June 27,

10 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/WyntonMarsalis

  

1964 The Tribute (Beatles tribute)            Sat., Nov. 9,

8 p.m.   $38.75, $43.75, $48.75, $53.75     Thurs.,

June 27,

12 p.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/1964

  

Bill Maher            Sat., Nov. 16,

8 p.m.   $48.75, $58.75, $68.75, $78.75     Fri., June 28,

10 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/BillMaher

  

Celtic Thunder   Sun., Nov. 17,

7 p.m.   $29.75, $39.75, $49.75, $59.75, $79.75      Sat., June 22,

2 p.m.   www.saengernola.com/shows/CelticThunder

  

Joe BonamassaTues.,

Nov. 26,

8 p.m.   $72.75, $82.75, $92.75, $102.75   Thurs.,

June 27,

11 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/JoeBonamassa

  

The Irish Tenors Christmas           Tues., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.       $27.75, $37.75, $47.75, $57.75, $67.75      Fri., June 28,

1 p.m.   www.saengernola.com/shows/IrishTenors

  

Bonnie Raitt       Fri., Dec. 6,

8 p.m.   $35.75, $59.75, $79.75, $128.75   TBD        www.saengernola.com/shows/BonnieRaitt

  

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker           Thurs.,

Dec. 26,

8 p.m.   $27.50, $37.50, $48.50, $68, $102               Sat., June 29,

11 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/MoscowBalletNutcracker

 

The Fresh Beat Band      Fri., Jan. 10, 2014, 7 p.m.               $29.75, $34.75, $39.75, $42.75, $59.75      Sat., June 29,

10 a.m.www.saengernola.com/shows/FreshBeatBand

  

 

For more information about specific performances, ticketing information, and to sign up to receive advance notification for tickets as they go on sale, visit www.saengernola.com.

Season tickets are still on-sale for the 2013-2014 East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans series and can be purchased by calling (800) 218-7469, or online at www.BroadwayInNewOrleans.com. Individual tickets will be available six to eight weeks prior to each scheduled performance. For group pricing, please call (504) 287-0372. The season will feature The Book of Mormon, Ghost The Musical, Sister Act, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Memphis, War Horse and Rain.

The Saenger Theatre is also announcing a special parking arrangement with the University Place Parking Garage, located across from the Roosevelt Hotel, half a block from the Saenger across Canal Street. All ticket purchasers will have the opportunity to pre-pay for their parking while buying concert tickets through Ticketmaster.com. This option will provide the patron with a reserved space at the garage the day of the event. Parking at the University Place Parking Garage will cost $20, including all services fees.

 

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Saenger Theatre

Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre will reopen in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre will host a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.saengernola.com<http://www.saengernola.com  

> for more information.

 

 



 

  

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Warning: Zombies expected to attend, so guard your brain!

 

to the New Orleans-style Mardi Gras tradition.

The krewe will parade October 26 in the French Quarter.

 

. Parade-goers will be able to rack up on locally produced throws including items from:

 

Fleurty Girl ARC Aunt Sally's Pralines Sucre Zydeco Bars Tabasco  

Chewbacchus   Bearded Oysters Many more local favorites!

 

-- Anyone interested in joining the Krewe of Boo can register at www.kreweofboo.com 

 

Registration to join the Krewe of Boo is open. More information at www.kreweofboo.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Historic New Orleans Collection opened a new exhibition exploring the work of 1960s counterculture artists Jon and  Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb. The display, "Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou, and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press,"will be on viewin the Williams Research Center, located at 410 Chartres St., through Saturday, Nov. 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and admission is free.

            The exhibition centers on items from the collection of Edwin J. Blair, who befriended the Webbs as a young man in the 1960s and donated his trove of Loujon Press memorabilia to THNOC in 2012. Blair also participated in THNOC's New Orleans Life Story Project, which compiles the oral histories of notable New Orleans residents.

Like the eccentric couple, Blair was not a native of New Orleans but arrived to the city in the mid-20th-century. He left his Connecticut home for a job in the New Orleans oil business. Jon Webb (1905-1971) and his wife Lou (born 1916) traded Cleveland, Ohio, for New Orleans, lured by the city's long literary tradition that included the likes of Lafcadio Hearn, Sherwood Anderson and, of course, Tennessee Williams.

"The Webbs were following in the footsteps of a long line of restless and creative people who perhaps found themselves out of place in their own time, but found acceptance and inspiration living in New Orleans," said THNOC Senior Curator Mark Cave, who co-curated the exhibition with Assistant Library Cataloguer Nina Bozak.

Jon and Gypsy Lou settled in the French Quarter, which at the time was inhabited by many artists and free spirits, who were often considered social misfits. Gypsy Lou sold her original works of art along the streets, while Jon worked as a freelance writer and editor.

            They founded the Loujon Press after Jon developed an idea for a literary magazine that would feature other "Bohemian fugitives." They dubbed the magazine, appropriately enough, The Outsider, and each copy was produced with a hand-operated printing press. Although there were only four issues from 1961 to 1968, the publication garnered significant critical attention and featured written works by Gregory Corso and William Burroughs.

            Jon and Gypsy Lou's subsequent venture into book publishing was fueled in part by Blair, who provided some of the capital needed to publish Charles Bukowski's first collection of poetry. "It Catches My Heart in Its Hands" celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and the debut of its limited first edition in 1963 drew rave reviews and increased attention to small press. Loujon went on to print Bukowski's next collection, "Crucifix in a Deathhand"(1965), which featured illustrations by New Orleans-based artist Noel Rockmore, as well as two books by Henry Miller: "Order and Chaos Chez Hans Reichel" (1966) and "Insomnia or the Devil at Large" (1970). As with The Outsider, the Loujon books were beautiful labors of love; each one typeset by Gypsy Lou, printed by Jon, and assembled by them both at home.

            The exhibition explores the lives and work of Gyspy Lou and Jon Webb through objects from Blair's collection as well as paintings by Rockmore (including his widely recognized "Homage to the French Quarter") and photographs by Johnny Donnels. The display also includes copies of each title in Loujon's small but celebrated catalogue, while illuminating the Webbs' relationships with other self-proclaimed outsiders-the people, the places and the environment that inspired the creation of Loujon Press.

"The exhibition offers a glimpse into the vibrant artistic life of the French Quarter in the early '60s and introduces visitors not only to the aesthetic of that time but to the fascinating people that created it," said Cave.

Blair will be joined by art collector and restaurant owner JoAnn Clevenger and Bukowski scholar Neeli Cherkovski for a special program on Saturday, Sept. 7. Details are available below, online at www.hnoc.org, and at (504) 523-4662. Admission is free, and reservations are encouraged as seating is limited.

 

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Presentation featuring Edwin J. Blair, JoAnn Clevenger and Neeli Cherkovski

Saturday, Sept. 7

2-4 p.m.

The Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.

Admission is free; seating is limited. Reservations at wrc@hnoc.org or (504) 523-4662.

 

In celebration of the exhibition "Alternative Imprints," THNOC will present an afternoon program featuring Edwin J. Blair, who donated many of the materials in the exhibition to THNOC; JoAnn Clevenger, owner of Upperline Restaurant and avid art collector; and Neeli Cherkovski, a poet and Charles Bukowski scholar. Blair will discuss his relationships with Jon and Gypsy Lou Webb. Clevenger's talk will center on Noel Rockmore's masterpiece "Homage to the French Quarter" and will include her personal reflections of the artist and the individuals depicted in the massive work, and Cherkovski will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bukowski's "It Catches My Heart in Its Hands" with a reading. Admission is free,

 and reservationare encouraged as seating is limited. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SweetWater's roots began back in Boulder, Colorado

 

 

in the early 90's while Freddy Beensch and Kevin McNerney

 were roommates at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

During their time out west, they realized they had more of a hankering for beer than books. Their first step into the profession was washing kegs on the loading docks of a local brewery for free beer. Not a bad job when you're in college! With all this free beer, their grades went up, their cars got fixed, friends were plentiful and the sun shined a little brighter. Once they were finished with school, it was time to either find a real job, or get serious in the brewing business. Easy choice, right? Freddy and Kevin headed off to the American Brewers Guild in California aka Brewing School to sharpen up their knowledge of "Fermentation Science"! After that they were off and running brewing beer for other breweries around the west coast, learning their craft while keeping the dream of their own place alive.

 

In the summer of 1996, the energy and action of the Olympics brought Freddy to Atlanta.He found this town in need of a West Coast style brewery and knew that he and Kevin were just the guys to turn the local brewing scene on its ear with the hoppy, aggressive ales they had been brewing for years.

 

The boys scraped together (with the help of generous friends, family and loans) just enough money go get started and the first brewery for SweetWater was off of Fulton Industrial Boulevard, on Atlanta's west side. As they were building their very own brewery, Freddy sought a little cool relief by kayaking down Sweetwater Creek, in a state park just west of the brewery. The name of the brewery became obvious and the motto "Don't Float the Mainstream" became the guide.

 

February 17, 1997 marked the official beginning of SweetWater Brewery, and a new style of brewing and selling beer in Atlanta as the boys wandered around Atlanta in an old van with Freddy's dog Badger. After ending up on the wrong side of the tracks a few times, they were finally pointed in the direction of Virginia-Highlands and found a few bars willing to take a chance on them. "We'll give you a shot as long as your dog stops begging for leftovers on our patio" was the cautious approval they needed to get the brand rolling.

 

SweetWater's second and current location is in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to Ansley Park, in the Armour Circle Industrial Park just off of Piedmont and Monroe. The boys saved all of their pennies to buy the 25,000 square feet of brewing goodness and smack in the middle of all the action. Since the company began we've wanted to be closer to our homes, the bars and stores that sell our beer, and all the good folks that drink it. Fortunately seven years of great growth gave the company that opportunity. We learned a lot from that location and left all those mistakes behind as we built our new home. SweetWater Brewing Company has been here since 2004 and it feels good to be settled in. Our new home has enough capacity to brew 100,000 barrels of beer a year (A few more years at this rate.)

 

 

 

BLUE

 

 

Always the funky favorite at any outdoor beer festival, SweetWater Blue is a unique light-bodied ale with a hint of fresh blueberries. It begins with an appealing blueberry aroma and finishes as a surprisingly thirst-quenching ale.

 

Spec - 4.9% Alcohol, 6-packs, 15.5 Gallon ½ Bbl kegs (US Sankey), 5 Gallon torpedo kegs

 

Grains - 2-row, wheat

 

Hops - Centennial

 

Award - 1998 World Beer festival Bronze Medal Winner - Fruit beer category

 

 

 

 

 

420

 

 

SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale

 

SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, our most popular brew, is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a stimulating hop character and a crisp finish. 1st brewed on April 20th 1997.

 

Specs - 5.4% alcohol, 6-packs, 12-packs, 15.5 Gallon kegs 1/2Bbl (US Sankey), 5 gallon 1/6th bbl torpedo kegs

 

Grains - Munich, 40L, 2-Row

 

Hops - Centennial, Cascade

 

Awards - 2002 Silver Medal- Great American Beer Festival, 1997 - 2005 Creative Loafing Readers Choice - Best local beer, 1998 World Beer Cup silver medal, Top 10 Local beers - Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

 

 

IPA

 

 

This mammouth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry-hopping process. Our IPA is unfiltered and as always, not pasteurized, leaving all the natural flavors intact.

 

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Specs - 6-packs, 15.5 Gallon 1/2Bbl kegs (US Sankey), 5 gallon torpedo kegs

 

Grains - 2-Row, Munich, Wheat, 70/80

Hops - Chinook, Cascade, Columbus finished with Simcoe, US Golding

 

Awards - Best IPA in the Country - Judges Choice AJC March 09



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