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.
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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.