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Margarita BergenDarling friends,
I hope you are staying cool in this steamy summer. The heat prevents me from attending as many soirées as I’d like to. So I limited myself to attending, among others, the well-attended “Rockin’ on the River”, a fundraising event to benefit NOLA Pay it Forward, aboard the historic Creole Queen. It featured live music by Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and The Yat Pack.


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Fortunately, the steamboat did not sail because that evening I also attended the fabulous opening of Irvin Mayfield's I Club at the JW Marriott Hotel. Irvin had a very exciting weekend showcasing very talented prominent New Orleans musicians.

I also attended the always fun, Obituary Cocktail at Patrick Van Hoorebeek's Patrick Vin Bar and it was packed. I must congratulate my darling friend Gregory Curtis of the Windsor Court and the Krewe of Barkus who just celebrated his birthday on Sunday at a delicious brunch hosted by Susan Hoffman at her stately residence in the French Quarter.

Darlings, I hope you save your energy for this very special week when so many fun events are taking place. I am looking forward to attending on Thursday, the decadent Tequila, Trumpets, and Dinner at Broussard's in addition to the annual Satchmo SummerFest from August 4 - 7 where "What a Wonderful World," you'll discover during an entertaining and educating weekend in the French Quarter honoring New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. On Friday, we will celebrate the Spirit of Louis Armstrong as it shines bright on Frenchmen Street for the August 5th Satchmo Club Strut It's time again for jazz fans to break out their Struttin' shoes and go on down to Frenchmen Street for one of the best events of the year, the SATCHMO CLUB STRUT! It’s the perfect chance to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ unique music scene and it’s all there for the taking on Friday, August 5, when the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents the 11th annual Satchmo Club Strut in the historic Faubourg Marigny from 6 pm until 2 am.
I know I will be there and then the next day is the annual White Linen Night in the Warehouse District. You don’t have to but you really SHOULD wear white and you will blend in with the revelry of the artsy soiree. 

I want to remind you to put my upcoming Round Table Luncheon on August 10 in your calendar because it an afternoon with community leaders. My featured guests will be Gordon R. Wedge, President and CEO of Catholic Charities; Paul Maassen, General Manager of 89.9 WWNO FM; and the new CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mark Romig. Live entertainment will be provided by actress/cabaret singer Jessie Terrebonne and pianist Jim Walpole. 

Congratulations to the Historic New Orleans Collection which just announced its recent accreditation from the American Association of Museums, a status it has maintained since its first application more than four decades ago. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne made the announcement at a joint press conference on Friday at the Louisiana State Museum, where he also announced that the Louisiana State Museum system has been reaccredited after having its process disrupted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 


 

Left to right: John E. Walker (THNOC board member), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Priscilla Lawrence (THNOC executive director), Fred M. Smith (THNOC board president)

Left to right: John E. Walker (THNOC board member), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Priscilla Lawrence (THNOC executive director), Fred M. Smith (THNOC board president)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WTC presenting the 2011 C. Alvin Bertel Award to Capt. Allen J. Gibbs President, Crescent River Port Pilots Association at the Plimsoll Club.

The photos below were from the opening of Patrick's Vin Bar at the Saint Louis Hotel  

 

At the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court -----------------

 


  


August 1- August 31

COOLinary New Orleans-

Celebrating Dining in America's Most Delicious City!It is going to be a elicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of August, participating restaurants will feature mouth watering pre-fix 2-course lunches at $20 or less and 3-course dinners at $35 or less.  Bring your appetite! http://www.COOLinaryneworleans.com
 
Tuesday, August 2 ·
New Orleans Finest Martini  
Please join  Melanie Talia for "New Orleans Finest Martini" created just for the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. We will also have select wines for $5 and beer for $2. And the Chef is offering a special tasting menu just for us. 5:30pm - 8:30pm , Ralphs On The Park,900 City Park Avenue


Trinity Church presents

EVERY TUESDAY @ 6 pm till 7 pm “Organ & Labyrinth”, 

Organ Recital Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas

on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ. The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes -  Please visit:  www.albinas.org

 

August 2 and August 5

Book signing by Keith Spera with special guest Allen Toussaint at Octavia Books and on friday with Jeremy Davenport  at Garden District Book Shop

 The author signs and reads  "Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans" at 6 p.m. with performance by Allen Touissant. The book tells the story of 13 musicians in the post-Katrina era. They run the gamut from Fats Domino and Pete Fountain to Terence Blanchard to Mystikal and Juvenile. 513 Octavia St.

 Spera also appears with Jeremy Davenport on Friday from 6 p.m. at the Garden District Book Shop , 2727 Prytania Street 

http://octaviabooks.com/event/groove-interrupted

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 3

Get In The kNOwLA‏ at the JW Marriott

Come join us for an evening of cultural indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge 
from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Showcasing for us this week:Theresa Herrera
"A Retrospective of selected paintings and drawings."

Live Entertainment by:Raphael Bas & Pierre Pichon -(Gypsy Swing)
Spirit Tasting and complimentary Hors D’oeuvres 

 

August 3

 

 

Wednesday at the Point presents Latin Night with Otra & Javier & Elegant Gypsy

Algiers Ferry Dock, 200 Morgan St. 6 to 9 p.m.

 

 August 3

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Network Night

HCCL is joining with the Algiers Economic Development Foundation
To bring you .NOCHE LATINA FREE CONCERT !!!
6 to 9 p.m. To bring you .NOCHE LATINA FREE CONCERT !!! 6 to 9 p.m.
 Never done before the Chamber is joining thr Algiers Economic Development Foundation for Latin Night at the Historic Algier Point.  It was founded in 1798 !!!  Algiers is part of New Orleans.  The Algiers-Canal Street Ferry has been in continuous operation since 1827 !!! 
There will be food and drinks and lots of music and dancing going on because it’s a NOCHE LATINA CONCERT.  We’re joining the Algiers Economic Development Foundation  in their Wednesdays on the Point concert series for this Latin Night.

You can sit up on the levee to catch the river breezes and watch the acts on the huge stage where HCCL will be Emcee/DJ with the new Latino radio stations La Mega & La Raza and they’ll be bringing their cool Hummers all tricked out!

 August 3

4th Annual Asante:Year of the Brass Bands and Social & Pleasure Clubs

4th Annual Asante (Thank You) Crystal Awards in part of celebrating and honoring New Orleans' deserving natives. The Annual Awards ceremony with the theme, "Year of the Brass Bands and Social & Pleasure Clubs," at The Mahalia Jackson Theatre of Performing Arts, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. A reception for honorees and sponsors will be hosted from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. In anticipation of the event, the categories for honorees have been announced and include:

  • Jazz musicians such  Donald Harrison, Kent Jordan, Dr Michael White, The Barbeque Swingers, Sharon Martin, and Chuck Perkins. Host of the 2011 Asante Awards is Kermit Ruffin's Band and The Barbeque Swingers. Admission is free

August 4-7
The Drowsing Chaperone
Closing Summer Lyric’s 44th season is the multi Tony award-winning musical comedy that is tons of laughs. The Drowsy Chaperone pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920s and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness. Performances of each production take place at the Brandt V.B. Dixon Performing Arts Center on campus at Tulane University. Show schedules are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with one matinee on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  504-865-5269.
 August 4- August 7

Satchmo Summer Festival
"What a Wonderful World" you'll discover during an entertaining and educating weekend in the French Quarter honoring New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. The Satchmo-inspired program includes musical performances, lively discussions, jazz exhibits, a jazz mass, activities for budding young jazz fans. French Quarter,  (504)522-5730 or (800) 673-5725;
http://www.fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest/

 
 
August 4-August 7
4th Annual New Orleans Antiques Forum
The Historic New Orleans Collection proudly announces the return of the New Orleans Antiques Forum.  With the theme "French at Heart: Continental Influence in the Gulf South," this year's event explores the pervasive influence of French Style and French design on decorative arts in the southern United States.http://www.hnoc.org Phone:  504-523-4662
  
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August 4-

Thursdays at Twilight presents Singer/songwriter Paul Soniat

Stroll through the New Orleans Botanical Garden at twilight, settle in with a mint julep and enjoy the finest musicians New Orleans has to offer. This popular music series, offers jazz, classical, and Latin American music.  5:00pm-8:00pm
 Pavilion of Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park,  http://www.garden.neworleanscitypark.com

 

August 4

Broussard's Tequila ,Trumpets and Dinner

 Join us for drinks before dinner starting at 7pm in the courtyard, featuring Tequila classics
Hand-Passed Yellow Fin Tuna Nachos

Citrus & Herradura Tequila-infused chive creme fraiche, with mango-Habanero sauce-
The Margarita, The Tequila Sunrise & The Paloma 
Dinner Seating at 7:30pm

"The Life & Times of Tequila Distilling" by Pedro Berrueco -

Wine by Sonoma Cutrer Winery -Gulf Shrimp Ceviche  
Jumbo Gulf shrimp, marinated in Herradura tequila and local citrus, with charred pineapple,Poblano relish and coriander sauce  
  Heirloom Beet and Creole Tomato Salad  with Cabrales Blue Cheese, spiced pecans, pickled red onion and an apple-margarita vinaigrette-Caraway-Ancho Rubbed Redfish-with roasted trip-pepper relish, Jazzman lime rice, grilled asparagus and Anejo tequila shallot butter - Aged sipping Tequila  along with Tequila sorbet with fresh berries  and live music featuring  James Andrews

$65-Inclusive - Broussard's Restaurant  819 Rue Conti, 581-3866
 

 

Friday, August 5
Free Summer Wine Forum featuring Bubbles - Cava, Prosseco, and Old vs. New at Le Meritage

A Pairing of Wine & Hor d' Oeuvres -hosted by Sommelier Kevin Durand

Every Friday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm- Expect a fun, interactive, and educational forum where all participants taste and learn together. Fruit, Cheese & Crackers will be served during the tasting

Le Meritage

1001 Toulouse at Burgundy-504-522-8800- www.lemeritage.com. 

*Reservations Required, Please Call Ahead

 

 Friday, August 5

Obituary Cocktail Society

Obers will gather as every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at this new saloon: Sylvain Restaurant/bar 625 Charters St,504-265-8123.Special for OBITers- Sidecar for $5-2) Viognier(white wine) by the glass for $5. Bar Snacks will be available..

 

August 5

 

The Spirit of Louis Armstrong Shines Bright on Frenchmen Street for the August 5th Satchmo Club Strut
 
It's time again for jazz fans to break out their Struttin' shoes and go on down to Frenchmen Street for one of the best events of the year, the SATCHMO CLUB STRUT!   It’s the perfect chance to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ unique music scene and it’s all there for the taking on Friday, August 5, when the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents the 11th annual Satchmo Club Strut in the historic Faubourg Marigny from 6 pm until 2 am.
 
Throughout the evening, music aficionados will be treated to jazz performances by Centurion Lionel Ferbos and a variety of stellar musicians, including Chris Thomas King, Don Vappie, the Soul Rebels, Shamarr Allen, Ellis Marsalis, Charmaine Neville, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Glen David Andrews, the Free Agents Brass Band, Tom McDermott, Fredy Omar, Jason Marsalis, and others, including the “Satchmo of Japan”, Yoshio Toyama. 
 
Plus, New Orleans’ own Allen Toussaint & Jazzivity, Davell Crawford, Donald Harrison Jr. and the Treme Brass Band will be featured on the Red Stripe Stage in Jane Alley, a new outdoor venue in at 619 Frenchmen.
 
Seventeen cool venues will host the hottest jazz in town, including Maison, Snug Harbor, Blue Nile, Three Muses, d.b.a., Vaso, Checkpoint Charlie’s, Bicycle Michael’s, to name a few. From Marigny Brasserie to Mojitos, Strutters can dance, drink and dine the night away while supporting the New Orleans Jazz Celebration, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating jazz to audiences of all ages. 
For more details and to reserve a wristband that opens the doors of these exciting venues to Club Strutters, visit nojc.org/strut.  General admission is $30; the VIP price of $80 includes fabulous food and drink at the Maison Penthouse

 

August 5 -28

ART - a play by Yamina Reza at NOMA

The NOLA Project who brought you the sellout smash hit "a Midsummer Night's Dream this May at the Besthoff Sculpture Garden returns to NOMA with the perfect play in a perfect setting. ART, the Tony award-winning play has been a hit all over the globe and will be present during 4 weekend only on Fridays and Sunday .

Art by Yasmina Reza in NOMA's Stern Auditorium

Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., August 5 - 28
 
NOMA Stern Auditorium, 1st floor

NOMA's Friday night programming Where Y'Art & The NOLA Project

TICKETS:

General Admission: $16
NOMA Members: $8
University Students: $8

Purchase tickets online at: www.noma.eventbrite.com

Visit www.noma.eventbrite.com for tickets or call 504-658-4100 for more info.

Saturday, August 6

CAC'S WHITE LINEN NIGHT
As you visit the galleries with their fabulous artworks on display and for sale, you can keep cool with complimentary hand-held fans, available at each gallery and at booths along the street. There will also be samplings of New Orleans’ world-famous cuisine from local restaurants and cool drinks to sip on as you gallery hop. The outdoor celebration on Julia Street includes stages and live entertainment provided by some of New Orleans’ most eclectic and talented musicians from 6 to 9 p.m. The official post party at the Contemporary Arts Center is a summer must-attend!  Cash bars and cuisine are available from 9 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $7 and free for CAC members. (504) 528-3805 or visit www.cacno.org.

 

August 6, 2011
Fascinate Me Opening
Fascinate Me is a juried, themed, group exhibition exploring new work through the inspiration of the fascinator hat.  Works will be both two and three dimensional, including culinary showpieces.  Coinciding with the annual White Linen Night in the Arts District, Fascinate Me is sure to tantalize your imagination as well as your tastebuds. New Orleans ArtWorks at New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio.Admission:  Free  www.neworleansglassworks.com

 

August 6

 

 Whitney White Linen Night @ the Ogden
Seven exhibitions open on this scintillating night in the Warehouse District
  The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will unveil a group of exhibitions on Whitney White Linen Night—that showcase the range and diversity of Southern art, with a focus on Mississippi. There will also be live music by David Moore and other musicians, a cash bar, and the Museum store will be open, offering select discounts for its annual Summer Sale. Admission is FREE, and the Museum is open 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

 

www.albinas.org

  Sunday, August 7 

 Satchmo Fest Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Church followed by traditional second line parade
          

Celebrate the 11th annual Satchmo SummerFest, featuring the Treme Brass Band  a unique Sunday morning music ministry at the church of  Sidney Bechet.  10 a.m. Mass, following at- 11:30 a.m.  Second Line Parade.Join the Satchmo Salute's  second Line Parade featuring Grand Marshall Boe Monkey Red, Jennifer Jones, Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Million Dollar Baby Dolls, Dumaine Street Gang, Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Undefeated Divas,  Brass Band, Baby Boyz Brass Band, and more.  Sponsored by Rhodes Funeral Home

August 7

Every Sunday this Summer come out to Audubon Zoo and enjoy live music by local artists. Audubon Zoo will be open 10 am to 7 pm Labor Day. Performances are Sundays, 5 pm - 6 pm on the Capital One Stage.

Date                            Performers

August 7                           Urban Gypsies

August 7

Trinity Artist Series presents:  Eddie RUSSO, trombonist, mandolinist, vocalist

One Man Show”  with “The Classic Sounds of SWING” from 5 to 6 p.m. Free-  

Trinity Episcopal Church,1329 Jackson Avenue

Tuesday, August 9
Toasting with Margarita at Le Booze

Join me and my friends for an evening of networking and delicious cocktails from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Brourbon St. Complimentary Cheese tray

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Wednesday, August 10

Round Table Luncheon with Community Leaders

 The popular monthly Royal Sonesta's Round Table Luncheon hosted by yours truly at noon at the Evangeline Suite  welcomes Gordon R. Wedge, President and CEO of Catholic Charities; Paul Maassen, General Manager of 89.9 WWNO FM, and the new CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mark Romig.  Live entertainment will be provided by actress Jessie Terrebonne and pianist Jim Walpole.  Executive Chef Peter Page is planning a three-course gourmet menu with wine pairing.  The luncheon is $42 inclusive.  Parking will be validated.  For reservations, contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 10

Meet the Authors Two Toms

The Faulkner Society cordially invites you to attend Meet the Authors: Two Toms , featuring GQ film columnist, poet and fiction writer Tom Carson, author of the favorably reviewed new novel, Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter, and Tom Piazza, author of the highly acclaimed new essay collection, Devil Sent the Rain. The event will take place at 6 p. m. on Wednesday, August 10 and the authors will read and talk about their new books at 6:45 p. m.. For more events coming this fall, visit: www.wordsandmusic.org.
The event, free and open to the public, will include cocktail refreshments. The two authors will sign their books. To reserve your copies of the books in advance, call Faulkner House Books at (504) 524-2490 with credit card information. So that we can be well prepared with refreshments, please rsvp to this e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the bookstore when you reserve books.

 

ON Going :


Jeremy Davenport
Every Thursday (5:30pm), Friday (9pm) + Saturday (9pm)
at Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

 
Anais St. John at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court
Every Friday and Saturday at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court" 9 p.m. to Midnight!

 

BOMBAY CLUB -830 Conti St.586-0972

Presents:LIVE MUSIC  -No Cover Charge

Jazz Trio Marlon Jordon @ 8-11 p.m. Every Wednesday & Thursday

Pianist Monty Banks @ 6-9 p.m.  Every Friday, Saturday & Every  Sunday  7-10pm

Pianist Amanda Walker every Monday & Tuesday 7 – 10pm in February

 

 Until  August 14  

The Golden Legend in the New World: Art of the Spanish Colonial Viceroyalties
 
533 Royal St. Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Continuing its exploration of the Spanish colonial period, The Historic New Orleans Collection presents The Golden Legend in the New World: Art of the Spanish Colonial Viceroyalties, featuring paintings from the New Orleans Museum of Art and maps and early portraits from The Collection. Showcasing the great artistic wealth created between the mid-17th and early 19th centuries, with a special focus on indigenous adaptations of Christian subject matter, this display complements The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: Espa?a y los Estados Unidos),  533 Royal St.Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

Until October 27, 2013
Hurricane Katrina - A Storm of Change
Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond is a $7.5 million exhibit opening on the ground floor of the historic Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square.  
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Closed on major holidays- The Historic Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square-Phone:  (800) 568-6968

Until August 14
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
http://www.noma.org
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, one of the most influential women in the history of U.S. politics, will have her pins on display.  Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, which features over 200 pins from her personal collection.  New Orleans Museum of Art
 504-658-4100

Until September 25 
Race: Are We So Different?
http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/Mintex.htm
  Old U.S. Mint-Phone:  504-568-6945
The Louisiana Civil Rights Museum is presenting this traveling exhibit on the history, science and everyday experience of race.http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/Mintex.htm -  504-568-6945
  
 

Have a great, cool and dry week!


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Darling friends,
I hope you are staying cool in this steamy summer. The heat prevents me from attending as many soirées as I’d like to. So I limited myself to attending, among others, the well-attended “Rockin’ on the River”, a fundraising event to benefit NOLA Pay it Forward, aboard the historic Creole Queen. It featured live music by Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and The Yat Pack. Fortunately, the steamboat did not sail because that evening I also attended the fabulous opening of Irvin Mayfield's I Club at the JW Marriott Hotel. Irvin had a very exciting weekend showcasing very talented prominent New Orleans musicians.

I also attended the always fun, Obituary Cocktail at Patrick Van Hoorebeek's Patrick Vin Bar and it was packed. I must congratulate my darling friend Gregory Curtis of the Windsor Court and the Krewe of Barkus who just celebrated his birthday on Sunday at a delicious brunch hosted by Susan Hoffman at her stately residence in the French Quarter.

Darlings, I hope you save your energy for this very special week when so many fun events are taking place. I am looking forward to attending on Thursday, the decadent Tequila, Trumpets, and Dinner at Broussard's in addition to the annual Satchmo SummerFest from August 4 - 7 where "What a Wonderful World," you'll discover during an entertaining and educating weekend in the French Quarter honoring New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. On Friday, we will celebrate the Spirit of Louis Armstrong as it shines bright on Frenchmen Street for the August 5th Satchmo Club Strut It's time again for jazz fans to break out their Struttin' shoes and go on down to Frenchmen Street for one of the best events of the year, the SATCHMO CLUB STRUT! It’s the perfect chance to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ unique music scene and it’s all there for the taking on Friday, August 5, when the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents the 11th annual Satchmo Club Strut in the historic Faubourg Marigny from 6 pm until 2 am.
I know I will be there and then the next day is the annual White Linen Night in the Warehouse District. You don’t have to but you really SHOULD wear white and you will blend in with the revelry of the artsy soiree. 

I want to remind you to put my upcoming Round Table Luncheon on August 10 in your calendar because it an afternoon with community leaders. My featured guests will be Gordon R. Wedge, President and CEO of Catholic Charities; Paul Maassen, General Manager of 89.9 WWNO FM; and the new CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mark Romig. Live entertainment will be provided by actress/cabaret singer Jessie Terrebonne and pianist Jim Walpole. 

Congratulations to the Historic New Orleans Collection which just announced its recent accreditation from the American Association of Museums, a status it has maintained since its first application more than four decades ago. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne made the announcement at a joint press conference on Friday at the Louisiana State Museum, where he also announced that the Louisiana State Museum system has been reaccredited after having its process disrupted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 


 

Left to right: John E. Walker (THNOC board member), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Priscilla Lawrence (THNOC executive director), Fred M. Smith (THNOC board president)

Left to right: John E. Walker (THNOC board member), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Priscilla Lawrence (THNOC executive director), Fred M. Smith (THNOC board president)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Gregory Curtis  Surrounded by his friends at his birthday 

 
 
 
 

 

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WTC presenting the 2011 C. Alvin Bertel Award to Capt. Allen J. Gibbs President, Crescent River Port Pilots Association at the Plimsoll Club.

The photos below were from the opening of Patrick's Vin Bar at the Saint Louis Hotel  

 

At the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court -----------------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 1- August 31

COOLinary New Orleans-

Celebrating Dining in America's Most Delicious City!It is going to be a elicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of August, participating restaurants will feature mouth watering pre-fix 2-course lunches at $20 or less and 3-course dinners at $35 or less.  Bring your appetite! http://www.COOLinaryneworleans.com
 
Tuesday, August 2 ·
New Orleans Finest Martini  
Please join  Melanie Talia for "New Orleans Finest Martini" created just for the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. We will also have select wines for $5 and beer for $2. And the Chef is offering a special tasting menu just for us. 5:30pm - 8:30pm , Ralphs On The Park,900 City Park Avenue


Trinity Church presents

EVERY TUESDAY @ 6 pm till 7 pm “Organ & Labyrinth”, 

Organ Recital Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas

on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ. The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes -  Please visit:  www.albinas.org

 

August 2 and August 5

Book signing by Keith Spera with special guest Allen Toussaint at Octavia Books and on friday with Jeremy Davenport  at Garden District Book Shop

 The author signs and reads  "Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans" at 6 p.m. with performance by Allen Touissant. The book tells the story of 13 musicians in the post-Katrina era. They run the gamut from Fats Domino and Pete Fountain to Terence Blanchard to Mystikal and Juvenile. 513 Octavia St.

 Spera also appears with Jeremy Davenport on Friday from 6 p.m. at the Garden District Book Shop , 2727 Prytania Street 

http://octaviabooks.com/event/groove-interrupted

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 3

Get In The kNOwLA‏ at the JW Marriott

Come join us for an evening of cultural indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge 
from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Showcasing for us this week:Theresa Herrera
"A Retrospective of selected paintings and drawings."

Live Entertainment by:Raphael Bas & Pierre Pichon -(Gypsy Swing)
Spirit Tasting and complimentary Hors D’oeuvres 

 

August 3

 

 

Wednesday at the Point presents Latin Night with Otra & Javier & Elegant Gypsy

Algiers Ferry Dock, 200 Morgan St. 6 to 9 p.m.

 

 August 3

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Network Night

HCCL is joining with the Algiers Economic Development Foundation
To bring you .NOCHE LATINA FREE CONCERT !!!
6 to 9 p.m. To bring you .NOCHE LATINA FREE CONCERT !!! 6 to 9 p.m.
 Never done before the Chamber is joining thr Algiers Economic Development Foundation for Latin Night at the Historic Algier Point.  It was founded in 1798 !!!  Algiers is part of New Orleans.  The Algiers-Canal Street Ferry has been in continuous operation since 1827 !!! 
There will be food and drinks and lots of music and dancing going on because it’s a NOCHE LATINA CONCERT.  We’re joining the Algiers Economic Development Foundation  in their Wednesdays on the Point concert series for this Latin Night.

You can sit up on the levee to catch the river breezes and watch the acts on the huge stage where HCCL will be Emcee/DJ with the new Latino radio stations La Mega & La Raza and they’ll be bringing their cool Hummers all tricked out!

 August 3

4th Annual Asante:Year of the Brass Bands and Social & Pleasure Clubs

4th Annual Asante (Thank You) Crystal Awards in part of celebrating and honoring New Orleans' deserving natives. The Annual Awards ceremony with the theme, "Year of the Brass Bands and Social & Pleasure Clubs," at The Mahalia Jackson Theatre of Performing Arts, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. A reception for honorees and sponsors will be hosted from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. In anticipation of the event, the categories for honorees have been announced and include:

  • Jazz musicians such  Donald Harrison, Kent Jordan, Dr Michael White, The Barbeque Swingers, Sharon Martin, and Chuck Perkins. Host of the 2011 Asante Awards is Kermit Ruffin's Band and The Barbeque Swingers. Admission is free

August 4-7
The Drowsing Chaperone
Closing Summer Lyric’s 44th season is the multi Tony award-winning musical comedy that is tons of laughs. The Drowsy Chaperone pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920s and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness. Performances of each production take place at the Brandt V.B. Dixon Performing Arts Center on campus at Tulane University. Show schedules are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with one matinee on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  504-865-5269.
 August 4- August 7

Satchmo Summer Festival
"What a Wonderful World" you'll discover during an entertaining and educating weekend in the French Quarter honoring New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. The Satchmo-inspired program includes musical performances, lively discussions, jazz exhibits, a jazz mass, activities for budding young jazz fans. French Quarter,  (504)522-5730 or (800) 673-5725;
http://www.fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest/

 
 
August 4-August 7
4th Annual New Orleans Antiques Forum
The Historic New Orleans Collection proudly announces the return of the New Orleans Antiques Forum.  With the theme "French at Heart: Continental Influence in the Gulf South," this year's event explores the pervasive influence of French Style and French design on decorative arts in the southern United States.http://www.hnoc.org Phone:  504-523-4662
  
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August 4-

Thursdays at Twilight presents Singer/songwriter Paul Soniat

Stroll through the New Orleans Botanical Garden at twilight, settle in with a mint julep and enjoy the finest musicians New Orleans has to offer. This popular music series, offers jazz, classical, and Latin American music.  5:00pm-8:00pm
 Pavilion of Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park,  http://www.garden.neworleanscitypark.com

 

August 4

Broussard's Tequila ,Trumpets and Dinner

 Join us for drinks before dinner starting at 7pm in the courtyard, featuring Tequila classics
Hand-Passed Yellow Fin Tuna Nachos

Citrus & Herradura Tequila-infused chive creme fraiche, with mango-Habanero sauce-
The Margarita, The Tequila Sunrise & The Paloma 
Dinner Seating at 7:30pm

"The Life & Times of Tequila Distilling" by Pedro Berrueco -

Wine by Sonoma Cutrer Winery -Gulf Shrimp Ceviche  
Jumbo Gulf shrimp, marinated in Herradura tequila and local citrus, with charred pineapple,Poblano relish and coriander sauce  
  Heirloom Beet and Creole Tomato Salad  with Cabrales Blue Cheese, spiced pecans, pickled red onion and an apple-margarita vinaigrette-Caraway-Ancho Rubbed Redfish-with roasted trip-pepper relish, Jazzman lime rice, grilled asparagus and Anejo tequila shallot butter - Aged sipping Tequila  along with Tequila sorbet with fresh berries  and live music featuring  James Andrews

$65-Inclusive - Broussard's Restaurant  819 Rue Conti, 581-3866
 

 

Friday, August 5
Free Summer Wine Forum featuring Bubbles - Cava, Prosseco, and Old vs. New at Le Meritage

A Pairing of Wine & Hor d' Oeuvres -hosted by Sommelier Kevin Durand

Every Friday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm- Expect a fun, interactive, and educational forum where all participants taste and learn together. Fruit, Cheese & Crackers will be served during the tasting

Le Meritage

1001 Toulouse at Burgundy-504-522-8800- www.lemeritage.com. 

*Reservations Required, Please Call Ahead

 

 Friday, August 5

Obituary Cocktail Society

Obers will gather as every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at this new saloon: Sylvain Restaurant/bar 625 Charters St,504-265-8123.Special for OBITers- Sidecar for $5-2) Viognier(white wine) by the glass for $5. Bar Snacks will be available..

 

August 5

 

The Spirit of Louis Armstrong Shines Bright on Frenchmen Street for the August 5th Satchmo Club Strut
 
It's time again for jazz fans to break out their Struttin' shoes and go on down to Frenchmen Street for one of the best events of the year, the SATCHMO CLUB STRUT!   It’s the perfect chance to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ unique music scene and it’s all there for the taking on Friday, August 5, when the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents the 11th annual Satchmo Club Strut in the historic Faubourg Marigny from 6 pm until 2 am.
 
Throughout the evening, music aficionados will be treated to jazz performances by Centurion Lionel Ferbos and a variety of stellar musicians, including Chris Thomas King, Don Vappie, the Soul Rebels, Shamarr Allen, Ellis Marsalis, Charmaine Neville, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Glen David Andrews, the Free Agents Brass Band, Tom McDermott, Fredy Omar, Jason Marsalis, and others, including the “Satchmo of Japan”, Yoshio Toyama. 
 
Plus, New Orleans’ own Allen Toussaint & Jazzivity, Davell Crawford, Donald Harrison Jr. and the Treme Brass Band will be featured on the Red Stripe Stage in Jane Alley, a new outdoor venue in at 619 Frenchmen.
 
Seventeen cool venues will host the hottest jazz in town, including Maison, Snug Harbor, Blue Nile, Three Muses, d.b.a., Vaso, Checkpoint Charlie’s, Bicycle Michael’s, to name a few. From Marigny Brasserie to Mojitos, Strutters can dance, drink and dine the night away while supporting the New Orleans Jazz Celebration, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating jazz to audiences of all ages. 
For more details and to reserve a wristband that opens the doors of these exciting venues to Club Strutters, visit nojc.org/strut.  General admission is $30; the VIP price of $80 includes fabulous food and drink at the Maison Penthouse

 

August 5 -28

ART - a play by Yamina Reza at NOMA

The NOLA Project who brought you the sellout smash hit "a Midsummer Night's Dream this May at the Besthoff Sculpture Garden returns to NOMA with the perfect play in a perfect setting. ART, the Tony award-winning play has been a hit all over the globe and will be present during 4 weekend only on Fridays and Sunday .

Art by Yasmina Reza in NOMA's Stern Auditorium

Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., August 5 - 28
 
NOMA Stern Auditorium, 1st floor

NOMA's Friday night programming Where Y'Art & The NOLA Project

TICKETS:

General Admission: $16
NOMA Members: $8
University Students: $8

Purchase tickets online at: www.noma.eventbrite.com

Visit www.noma.eventbrite.com for tickets or call 504-658-4100 for more info.

Saturday, August 6

CAC'S WHITE LINEN NIGHT
As you visit the galleries with their fabulous artworks on display and for sale, you can keep cool with complimentary hand-held fans, available at each gallery and at booths along the street. There will also be samplings of New Orleans’ world-famous cuisine from local restaurants and cool drinks to sip on as you gallery hop. The outdoor celebration on Julia Street includes stages and live entertainment provided by some of New Orleans’ most eclectic and talented musicians from 6 to 9 p.m. The official post party at the Contemporary Arts Center is a summer must-attend!  Cash bars and cuisine are available from 9 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $7 and free for CAC members. (504) 528-3805 or visit www.cacno.org.

 

August 6, 2011
Fascinate Me Opening
Fascinate Me is a juried, themed, group exhibition exploring new work through the inspiration of the fascinator hat.  Works will be both two and three dimensional, including culinary showpieces.  Coinciding with the annual White Linen Night in the Arts District, Fascinate Me is sure to tantalize your imagination as well as your tastebuds. New Orleans ArtWorks at New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio.Admission:  Free  www.neworleansglassworks.com

 

August 6

 

 Whitney White Linen Night @ the Ogden
Seven exhibitions open on this scintillating night in the Warehouse District
  The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will unveil a group of exhibitions on Whitney White Linen Night—that showcase the range and diversity of Southern art, with a focus on Mississippi. There will also be live music by David Moore and other musicians, a cash bar, and the Museum store will be open, offering select discounts for its annual Summer Sale. Admission is FREE, and the Museum is open 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

 

www.albinas.org

  Sunday, August 7 

 Satchmo Fest Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Church followed by traditional second line parade
          

Celebrate the 11th annual Satchmo SummerFest, featuring the Treme Brass Band  a unique Sunday morning music ministry at the church of  Sidney Bechet.  10 a.m. Mass, following at- 11:30 a.m.  Second Line Parade.Join the Satchmo Salute's  second Line Parade featuring Grand Marshall Boe Monkey Red, Jennifer Jones, Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Million Dollar Baby Dolls, Dumaine Street Gang, Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Undefeated Divas,  Brass Band, Baby Boyz Brass Band, and more.  Sponsored by Rhodes Funeral Home

August 7

Every Sunday this Summer come out to Audubon Zoo and enjoy live music by local artists. Audubon Zoo will be open 10 am to 7 pm Labor Day. Performances are Sundays, 5 pm - 6 pm on the Capital One Stage.

Date                            Performers

August 7                           Urban Gypsies

August 7

Trinity Artist Series presents:  Eddie RUSSO, trombonist, mandolinist, vocalist

One Man Show”  with “The Classic Sounds of SWING” from 5 to 6 p.m. Free-  

Trinity Episcopal Church,1329 Jackson Avenue

Tuesday, August 9
Toasting with Margarita at Le Booze

Join me and my friends for an evening of networking and delicious cocktails from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Brourbon St. Complimentary Cheese tray

 

 

Please put in your calendar:


Wednesday, August 10

Round Table Luncheon with Community Leaders

 The popular monthly Royal Sonesta's Round Table Luncheon hosted by yours truly at noon at the Evangeline Suite  welcomes Gordon R. Wedge, President and CEO of Catholic Charities; Paul Maassen, General Manager of 89.9 WWNO FM, and the new CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mark Romig.  Live entertainment will be provided by actress Jessie Terrebonne and pianist Jim Walpole.  Executive Chef Peter Page is planning a three-course gourmet menu with wine pairing.  The luncheon is $42 inclusive.  Parking will be validated.  For reservations, contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 10

Meet the Authors Two Toms

The Faulkner Society cordially invites you to attend Meet the Authors: Two Toms , featuring GQ film columnist, poet and fiction writer Tom Carson, author of the favorably reviewed new novel, Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter, and Tom Piazza, author of the highly acclaimed new essay collection, Devil Sent the Rain. The event will take place at 6 p. m. on Wednesday, August 10 and the authors will read and talk about their new books at 6:45 p. m.. For more events coming this fall, visit: www.wordsandmusic.org.
The event, free and open to the public, will include cocktail refreshments. The two authors will sign their books. To reserve your copies of the books in advance, call Faulkner House Books at (504) 524-2490 with credit card information. So that we can be well prepared with refreshments, please rsvp to this e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the bookstore when you reserve books.

 

ON Going :


Jeremy Davenport
Every Thursday (5:30pm), Friday (9pm) + Saturday (9pm)
at Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

 
Anais St. John at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court
Every Friday and Saturday at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court" 9 p.m. to Midnight!

 

 


BOMBAY CLUB -830 Conti St.586-0972

Presents:LIVE MUSIC  -No Cover Charge

Jazz Trio Marlon Jordon @ 8-11 p.m. Every Wednesday & Thursday

Pianist Monty Banks @ 6-9 p.m.  Every Friday, Saturday & Every  Sunday  7-10pm

Pianist Amanda Walker every Monday & Tuesday 7 – 10pm in February

 

 Until  August 14  

The Golden Legend in the New World: Art of the Spanish Colonial Viceroyalties
 
533 Royal St. Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Continuing its exploration of the Spanish colonial period, The Historic New Orleans Collection presents The Golden Legend in the New World: Art of the Spanish Colonial Viceroyalties, featuring paintings from the New Orleans Museum of Art and maps and early portraits from The Collection. Showcasing the great artistic wealth created between the mid-17th and early 19th centuries, with a special focus on indigenous adaptations of Christian subject matter, this display complements The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: Espa?a y los Estados Unidos),  533 Royal St.Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

Until October 27, 2013
Hurricane Katrina - A Storm of Change
Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond is a $7.5 million exhibit opening on the ground floor of the historic Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square.  
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Closed on major holidays- The Historic Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square-Phone:  (800) 568-6968

Until August 14
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
http://www.noma.org
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, one of the most influential women in the history of U.S. politics, will have her pins on display.  Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, which features over 200 pins from her personal collection.  New Orleans Museum of Art
 504-658-4100

Until September 25 
Race: Are We So Different?
http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/Mintex.htm
  Old U.S. Mint-Phone:  504-568-6945
The Louisiana Civil Rights Museum is presenting this traveling exhibit on the history, science and everyday experience of race.http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/Mintex.htm -  504-568-6945
  
 

Have a great, cool and dry week!

 

Margarita Bergen, M.Ed, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty

Society Editor - New Orleans Living Magazine

Cultural Diva- www.neworleans.com

Social/Cultural Columnist - www.bayoubuzz.com

811 Marigny Street, Unit C

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Tel/ Cell 504-495-9181 Fax/504-940-6201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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