Congratulations to Rebirth Brass Band, honored as Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for their Grammy winning CD, Rebirth of New Orleans, at Gambit’s Big Easy Entertainment Awards.
The Good Children 2011 Catalog is on sale at their gallery located at 4037 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans.
Photographer Steven Forester’s “Faces” of New Orleans video featuring celebrity and local personalities.
Michel Varisco is a New Orleans artist who uses photography and site specific installation to explore themes of loss and regeneration. Her current project Shifting “is a series that observes the dynamic movement of our lands over the course of a short but powerful geologic timeline and explores the consequences of human altercations to those lands and waters.” She is currently in the final three days of her fundraiser to help pay for the exhibit book and only has 10% more to go to reach her goal. Please consider donating here.
Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans, by Ben Sandmel, is the second volume in the Louisiana Musicians Biography Series. Launched in 2010, the series exemplifies The Historic New Orleans Collection’s commitment to preserving and celebrating the unique musical culture of the Gulf South.
The first book in the series, Unfinished Blues…Memories of a New Orleans Music Man, by Harold R. Battiste Jr. with Karen Celestan, won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Jammin On Julia #Nola (Taken with instagram)
Ashley Ricord as Stella in Southern Rep’s production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ which wraps up Southern Rep’s 2011-12 season.
Tchoupitoulas – a film by Bill & Turner Ross
Press Street presents Esther Robinson’s A Walk into the Sea, featuring 20 never-before-seen films by Danny Williams, Andy Warhol’s lover, who mysteriously disappeared in 1966. For more information contact email@example.com. Admission: Free and open to the public.
Time 6:00 pm
Location Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St
Shaolin Jazz hits New Orleans
The Washington, DC duo that created the unique project, Shaolin Jazz, visited New Orleans for a music lecture at Tulane University and the official debut listening party for their newest project. Urban Orleans spoke with the two Hip Hop heads to find out what inspired them to marry Jazz standards with, perhaps one of the most brash Rap groups of all time, the infamous Wu-Tang Clan, for an entire project?
Read the full interview here
Tod Seelie lives and works in Brooklyn as a multi-discipline photographer. In one of his many world travels, he happened to capture various post-Katrina dreamlike landscapes.
above: images from ongoing New Orleans series.
The Historic New Orleans Collection currently is showing The Eighteenth Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood. The show contains stories that have defined Louisiana since its entry into the Union on April 30, 1812, as the eighteenth state.
The show will stay up until January 29th.
above: Drinking water donated after Hurricane Katrina by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., 2005.