Old U.S. Mint

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Arts Council Honors Cultural Community; NOLA Calling Sybil Gage; A Date With History

Jazz Vocalist Sybil Gage
Credit Judy Tatum Lane

This week on Inside the Arts, The Arts Council of New Orleans recognizes outstanding contributions to the cultural community with the 2013 Community Arts Awards. We talk with new CEO and President Kim Cook. 

Plus, New Orleans native and Jazz vocalist Sybil Gage returns home, performing an evening of vaudeville and traditional jazz tunes at the Old U.S. Mint. Then, we're going to party like it's 1899, rubbing elbows with colorful characters from Louisiana's past.
 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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History
1:54 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Presentation Recalls Battle of New Orleans

A program focused on the 198th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans is planned Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter.

Tulane University graduate student Shelene Roumillat will focus on how during the 19th century the anniversary of the battle was a major holiday in New Orleans.

In the battle, fought Jan. 8, 1815 — weeks after a peace treaty ended the War of 1812 — a force of American troops, pirates and local residents routed a British Army at a plantation in St. Bernard Parish.

Satchmo Fest
9:38 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Annual Festival Celebrating Satchmo is August 3-5

The 12th annual Satchmo SummerFest will be held Aug. 3-5 at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint.

The festival is dedicated to the life, legacy and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.