arts & culture

Mahalia Jackson Theatre
6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Mahalia Jackson reopens with the LPO

The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.

Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
6:21 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Zulu 100th Anniversary

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2009 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of New Orleans' most renowned benevolent societies and Carnival organizations. A yearlong exhibit opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square, exploring Zulu's origins, unique Carnival traditions and civic contributions.

More information at:

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/zulu/index.htm

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Arts & Culture
5:10 am
Tue December 9, 2008

French Quarter and CBD Host Second Annual DesCours

Internationally acclaimed architects, artists and musicians will transform parts of the French Quarter and the CBD as part of DesCours, a five-day celebration of new and interactive media.

Borders Books
4:16 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Borders Books opens in New Orleans

Borders Books is about to open a new outlet in the former Bultman Funeral Home on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. It is a neighborhood where independent bookstores have thrived over the years.

As in many communities across the country, this opens a debate about the pros and cons of how national chains and local businesses compete.

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Authors
4:37 am
Thu November 13, 2008

"Chains" Sees the Revolutionary War Through the Eyes of the Young

New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson is in New Orleans promoting her new book Chains, a story of the American Revolutionary War as seen by a 13-year-old slave girl fighting for her freedom.

Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival
4:38 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Fourth Magazine Street Retail Festival

The Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival started in the early days after Katrina as an attempt to jumpstart local business. This festival, the fourth one, is Saturday, November 8, with merchants opening their doors to customers looking for a unique shopping experience.

Film
4:40 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Zeitgeist to Screen Film on Jazz Singer Anita O'Day

Jack Hopke spoke with Robbie Catolina, the director of "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" which will be screened tonight at Zeitgeist, 1619 Oretha Castle Haley, at 7 p.m., with a catered reception to follow.

Tickets sold will benefit the Make it Right Foundation.

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Prospect.1
12:27 am
Fri October 31, 2008

International Arts Show Opens!

"Prospect.1", a large-scale international contemporary arts show opens in New Orleans with hopes that it aid in the city's rebirth post-Katrina.

Features
5:50 am
Fri October 17, 2008

NOPD's "Walk the Beat" 5K Collaborates with Blues and BBQ Fest

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Tomorrow morning, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will be running its 12th annual Walk the Beat 5K. Proceeds will help provide NOPD police officers with training and operational tools.

While a race can only have one winner, at the end of this race every participant will find a party at the finishing line. More information on the Walk the Beat 5K can be found at nopjf.org.

The schedule for the Blues and BBQ Festival is available at jazzandheritage.org.

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Opera
5:47 am
Fri October 17, 2008

New Orleans Opera Opens with Puccini's "Manon"

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The New Orleans Opera opens it's 66th season tonight with Puccini's first successful opera, "Manon Lescaut", a tragic love story set in Paris and New Orleans.

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