WHAT: John Autin's National CD Release Party
WHEN: Friday November 4th
9:00pm Till The Whiskey Stops Flowin'
WHERE: The Chophouse New OrleansPatio
322 Magazine St.
Rabadash Records is kicking off it's 30th year with the signing of an international distribution deal with Sugo music. The 1st International release will
be John Autin's new CD "
" , Which was released locally for
New Orleans fans earlier this year. Shortly following will be a single by Southeast Louisiana's
Superstar, County/Cajun artist Waylon Thibodeaux with his new recording of "My Ole Stompin' Grounds".
John's new home in
, The Chophouse Restaurant, want's to invite you out
for the show. Come and enjoy dinner and get into the show for free.
Drawings will be held for a free dinner for 2, a collection of Rabadash Cd's, copies of the new CD Piano Town, and a $25.00 Bar tab at the Chophouse.
There will be guest artists
including: Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Daddy 'O', Mac Potts & Lindsay Mendez, Bart Ramsey, Steve Monroe, Amanda Walker and special surprises all night long.
The "New Orleans Pianoman" will be having a party to celebrate the release of his first new full production CD in 10 years. Entitled "
John enlisted the talents of the winner of Offbeat Magazine's 'Best Jazz CD of 2010', Cindy Scott,
to produce his new CD. Cindy brought in the finest talent using Roland Guerin on bass and Herlin Riley on drums (who has recorded with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Diane Reeves, Marcus Robert, Ahmad Jamal, George Benson, and Harry Connick, Jr.
Songs range from first cut jazzy vocal tunes by songwriters Anders Osborne and Jon Vesner, original compositions by John himself, and new takes on Jazz
Many great musicians participate on one or two songs such as Jeff Coffin (Tenor Sax with the Dave Mathews Band and Bella Fleck) and local Jazz greats such as Ed
Petersen on Tenor sax, Tim Laughlin on Clarinet, Brian Seeger on Guitar, Rick Trolsen on Trombone and many more.
The CD is a combination of very listenable Jazz with some nice soloing. "
Piano Towngives John a nice vehicle to showcase his vocal's and piano chops in tunes that range from Modern Jazz standards, to Trad Jazz, to Pop Jazz, and some beautiful ballads.
A Wine & Steak Dinner
Enjoy dinner by the fireplace in our cozy tasting room
Friday, November 4, 2011
6:30 p.m. wine reception
7:00 p.m. 5 course dinner
$65.00 per person
Includes wine pairings, gratuity, and tax
Reservations and prepayment required (non-refundable)
Please call 985.892.9742 for reservations and menu
Pontchartrain VIneyards81250 Old Military RoadBush, LA. 70431(985) 892-9742
Loyola Theatre presents a fresh new vision of Godspell
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents a fresh production of the musical"Godspell," celebrating the show's 40th anniversary of opening on Broadway. The musical will run in Loyola's Marquette Theater on Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
Directed by theatre arts professor C. Patrick Gendusa, the story of Jesus gets a modern twist in this contemporary production of the classic musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew.
Featuring a score by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" boasts a string of well-loved songs, including the chart-topping hit, "Day By Day." The parables of Jesus Christ come to life as the cast performs such well known songs as "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, children and seniors. For tickets and information, visitmontage.loyno.edu or call 504-865-2074. Free parking is available in the West Road Garage located on West Road and accessible from St. Charles Avenue.
"THE GREAT DELUSION"--NUMA is back!!! Nov 4 and Nov 11 @ 8pm @ Bud's
Broiler 500 City Park by Delgado.
Join Numa in a survey of all the shenanigans of our ruling class.
All that I can fit From "Cirque de Dosgrsi", "Snakes on Dumaine", "
of Refuse", Non Fat Voo Doo". " Dis Ain't Gawland",Season of the
and Jindaliwood squares"
all my New Orleans shows since Katrina.
Numa interviewed by CNN, and by Very Gross, Movie Trailers, Numa's
About Katrina an the Aftermath, and lots of good bad stuff.
New stuff about Serpas.
Jindal, Jefferson, Broussard, Vitter, Nagin, Mitch, Brinkley, Blakely
even Blanco and Marinello.
My mind i already tired thinking about it.,
PLEAS COME OUT
THESE ARE MY LAST NUMA SHOWS FOR AWHILE>
For those who haven't seen me lately this is a kind of Best Of Show
Help me spread the WORD>
330 -9117 info
Show $10 -CHEAP!!!
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Presentation and book signing with Christopher E.
Cenac Sr., author of "Eyes of an Eagle: Jean-Pierre
Cenac, Patriarch: An Illustrated History of Early
(University Press of Mississippi,2011)
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 • 2-4 p.m.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., in the French Quarter
Admission is free. Seating is limited. Reservations: (504) 523-4662 or
In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the French city of Bordeaux to begin a new life in South Louisiana. Neither Creole nor Acadian, Pierre took
his chances in the rural parish of Terrebonne on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. With a resolute nature, unflagging work ethic, steadfast determination, and farsighted vision, Pierre earned a place of respect he could never have imagined when he left his native country. How he forged his place in this new landscape echoes the life journeys of countless immigrants-yet remains uniquely his own. His and his family's stories exemplify the experiences of many 19th-century immigrants to Louisiana and the experiences of their 20th-century descendants.
Author Christopher E. Cenac Sr., collaborating with Claire Domangue Joller, used alternating fiction and factual chapters to follow Pierre's personal and professional journey in the new book "Eyes of an Eagle" (University Press of Mississippi, 2011). He will be at The Historic New Orleans Collection on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 p.m. discussing his new work and signing books. "Eyes of an Eagle" is available for purchase in The Shop at The Collection for $49.95, and members of THNOC receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the museum shop. This book signing coincides with the 10th annual NOLA Bookfair, which will be held on Frenchmen Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. THNOC is a sponsor of the event, which celebrates books and the publishing industry in Louisiana. Those interested in attending the book signing are encouraged to visit the fair before or after Cenac's presentation.
The Caribbean Festival of New Orleans
Saturday, November 5, 2011
10:00am - 7:00pm
500 St. Charles
Come enjoy genuine Caribbean music, food, and drinks at Bayou
Bacchanal, the Caribbean festival of New Orleans. Music by Pan
Vibrations from Trinidad, and Ovi-G & the Froggies from Latin America
playing authentic Soca music. Parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of
Harrah's casino. Come see the masqueraders in the parade dancing to
the beats of the islands, and enjoy the festivities in the park. Free
admission. Family friendly.
33rd Annual Patron Party and Gala
Saturday, November 5th ● 7pm - Midnight
Hyatt Regency's Empire Ballroom
Purchase Tickets Here!
Howling Success is THE event to attend this fall at the new Hyatt Regency with Chef John Besh as the Celebrity Restaurant Chair. Get a first taste from his new endeavor, Borgne, and groove to your Motown favorites by Wanda Rouzan from HBO's Treme and The Big Easy Groovers. Join Celebrity Chairs Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan Silverman as you sip specialty cocktails, enjoy cuisine from over 30 New Orleans restaurants, and win fantastic silent auction items! Table seating is limited!www.la-spca.org/howlingsuccess.
2011 Mirliton Festival
Saturday, November 5, 2011
11:00am - 7:00pm
(corner of Piety and Royal streets)
in da Bywater New Orleans
Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Markey
Park (corner of Piety and Royal streets). Admission is $5 and kids 10
years of age and under are free. The diverse and talented musical
lineup includes Kermit Ruffins, Happy Talk Band, Guitar Lightning Lee
and Lil? Freddie King, King James and the Special Men, Tuba Skinny,
The Tumbleweeds and Hurray for the Riff Raff. There will be great food
from Jack Dempsey?s, The Joint, Sally?s Country Gourmet Foods, Satsuma
Cafe, Frady?s, Maurepas Foods, Café Roux, Sugar Park Tavern and
Meltdown as well as a great selection of wines from Bacchanal and
Abita on tap. We will also have great local and regional art, a
children?s activity area and some great new merchandise including
t-shirts, bumper stickers, cookbooks, and mirliton bread. For more
information, visit our website at www.bywatermirlitonfestival.org or
follow us on Facebook.
Saturday, Nov. 5 - Sunday, Nov. 6; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6500 Magazine St.
Audubon Zoo's most popular festival! Celebrate the Louisiana Swamp in the unique setting of Aududon Zoo. New this year- workshops where cultural icons of South Louisiana heritage share their stories and secrets- and a Cajun musical instrument petting zoo! The festival always features the best in Cajun and Zydeco music, food such as gator burgers, fried seafood cheese grits and more
Okay, no whining about the cold weather, or the Saints, or how much candy
you've eaten, or why you don't know any of the bands at VooDoo. Leave all
the complaining to meS But first, here's the good news:
EVERY Tuesday 8 to 11, and no cover!
The Columns, 3811 St. Charles Ave.
11/8- The Classic Jazz Trio with John Rankin, Tom Sancton, and Tom Fischer
reunite! Guitar and two clarinets prove that there's no such thing as too
11/15- The John Rankin Trio with John Rankin, Clarence Johnson III on sax,
and Jesse Boyd on upright bass. NOW how much would you pay? But wait,
11/22- Duo with reedman Ray Moore.
11/29- TrioRama with John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, and Phil DeGruy (AKA º).
Three guitars prove why two clarinets and guitar isn't such a bad ideaS
The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, Entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive
Wednesdays, October 26 - November 23
The Museum's popular Victory Belles singing trio in an all-new, all-singing and dancing show, bringing to life the timeless musicals of the 1940s. Enjoy classic hits from
Oklahoma, Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, This is the Army, South Pacific
LULLABY OF BROADWAY SHOW/BUFFET
The Victory Belles present Lullaby of Broadway
and more, plus a delightful buffet lunch by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant
THE GLASS MENDACITY -- EVERY WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER
Wednesday, November 2 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The NEW Deutches Haus in Old Metairie
1023 Ridgewood Drive - near Ridgewood and Airline by Hurwitz-Mintz
Maureen Brennan McConnell
"The Glass Mendacity" returns to The Deutches Haus
5 Shows Only - Every Wednesday - November 2nd thru 30th
Literature's most dysfunctional family is coming home for the holidays! Join the DuBois clan for their family reunion in a hilarious twist on Tennessee Williams. There's Big Daddy, Big Mamma, Blanche, Stanley, Maggie the Cat and more.....all thrown in a blender for a cocktail of Southern silliness.
Come see why audiences keep returning for more Mendacity! Yuck it up with the cast that won BEST COMEDY in the BIG EASY AWARDS. Join Spud McConnell as Big Daddy, Becky Allen as Big Mamma, Maureen Brennan as Blanche Dubois, and featuring an all-star family of funny folks like Lara Grice, Jerry Lee Leighton, Ann Mahoney, Greg DiLeo, Jesse Terrebonne and Kris Lamorte!
"It's Hotter Than Thighs On A Carhood!"
Performances are at The NEW Deutches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive in Old Metairie - just off Airline by the new Hurwitz-Mintz Store. Doors open at 6:30, Curtain at 7:30pm. Food will be available for purchase as well as a full bar with many imported beers on tap. Relaxed table seating for your convenience!
General admission tickets are only $15.
For ticket information and reservations, call (504)259-9888.
GROUP RATES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.
Please call to discuss the details.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, through November 9th and 10th we will be offering a special German entree. The menu is included here and can be found on our Facebook page along with our website.
To celebrate Oktoberfest we will feature a German entree on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the following week.
November 9 & 10
Schweinshaxe, Bayerischkraut und Brezel 16.75
Pork Hind Shank (Ham Hock),
Smothered Cabbage & Pretzel
November 16, 2011
The New Orleans Fringe Festival, Nov. 16- 20, 2011 will be a five-day mind-blowing spectacle of 70 shows from New Orleans and all over the country performing at 34 venues throughout the city, primary in the Marigny and Bywater. Tickets are $8 with the one-time purchase of a Fringe button ($3). Visit www.nofringe.org for more info about tickets and show times.
What is Fringe? Wild, weird, fresh original theater of all types: A big-top goes berserk, a bona fide wedding bares as well as binds, e.e. cummings and Jackson Pollock get operatic, hip-hop happens, some serious schooling on the subjects of sharks and the system, three aerialists take the trapeze to bed-bath-and-beyond, beautiful bodies put the "belly" in "button", shadow puppets shiver to the dark words of Poe, and you'll get to find out whether you really could've danced all night...That is just the beginning. Visit www.nofringe.org for the entire lineup and schedule.
Tickets are available at Mardi Gras Zone and at www.nofringe.org before the festival. During the Festival, buy tickets at Mardi Gras Zone, at venues, or at the Free-For-All Tent on the corner of Press and Dauphine in the Marigny. Tickets are $8 with the one-time purchase of a festival button ($3), a 5-show pass is $30, and an all-access pass is $100.
The Festival features 24 shows that were identified through a unique peer review process as high-quality, original, fringe-y theater. These "Fringe-Managed Venue" shows are presented in six performance venues at offbeat theaters and unusual spaces: Shadowbox Theatre, Mardi Gras Zone Warehouse, Den of Muses, Marigny Opera House, Café Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center, and Luthjen's Dance Hall. The Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) option greatly expands the scope and flavor of the festival by encouraging artists to organize their own spaces throughout the city. These venues include Zeitgeist, NOCCA, Michalopoulos Studio, Mudlark Public Theatre, Southern Rep, Big Top, Byrdie's, John Paul's and more. This year, BYOVs have exploded in size and energy with 35 BYOV groups featured.
The wildly successful free spoken word feature event returns this year in "Writing the Edge" with New Orleans' hardest hitting poets, November 19 at 7 pm and 9 pm at The Maison, 508 Frenchman.
Visit the Free-For-All Tent at the corner of Press and Dauphine in the Marigny for Peep Show Previews with free Nola Brew, the Friday Night Tent Party with "Bodhi3" and "The Wasted Lives", Busker's Happy Hour, and the Fringe Trunk Show and Art Market. Got kids? In addition to the kid-friendly shows at venues, Family Fringe will feature a range of free kids arts activities, performances, workshops, open-mic, Nola Rising Paint Party, puppet shows, drum circle, double-dutching, and more.
The eccentric GoodChildren Fringe Parade will be rolling down St. Claude from Poland Avenue at 2 pm on Saturday, November 19 to the rhythms of the GoodChildren Marching Band and to the steps of performers and neighborhood types alike.
New this year is the Yard Art Tour (YAT-1), a self-guided walking/driving public art tour organized by the Fringe. Before and after shows, audience can drift around the neighborhood looking at a bit of fun, wacky, poignant, pointed yard art. To submit your art, visit www.nofringe.org.
More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org.
Boys Town Louisiana
Hosts First ReProm
Boys Town Louisiana celebrates its first ever Retro
ReProm, a unique opportunity to recreate your high school prom while helping
Louisiana¹s at risk children and families. The event will be held on
Thursday, November 17, 2011, from 7 until 10 p.m. at Gallier Hall in New
Ten community leaders and celebrities have been nominated to vie for the
³Crown² of King and Queen of Boys Town Louisiana¹s Retro ReProm. Each dollar
donated will be counted as one vote for the court nominee of their choice.
The candidates who receive the greatest number of donations will be crowned
as King and Queen at the event. Everyone in the community can donate and
³vote² online at www.boystown.org/reprom <http://www.boystown.org/reprom> .
Those attending the event will be able to continue voting that night until
³I am excited to continue my work with Boys Town,² says Amanda Shaw, ReProm
Court candidate. ³I look forward to raising funds for this great charity in
such a fun way.²
Guests are asked to wear whatever was reminiscent of their high school
proms. A professional photographer will be on hand to take classic prom
Café Reconcile will be serving a heavy hors d'oeuvre buffet. Performing will
be musical group ³Levee Dawgs,² with John Casbon (Harmonica), Jack Coiron
(Bass), George Fagan (Guitar), Jim Letten (Drums) and Bill Provensal
(Keyboards and guitar).
Vote and/or purchase tickets online at www.boystown.org/reprom
<http://www.boystown.org/reprom> . Individual tickets are $50 each. Sponsors
are still being sought for the event and you can still register online.
Supporters do not have to attend to vote.
Please contact Lynn Shields, Development Director, at 504-949-9248, ext.
Saturday November 19, 2011
Thursday November 24, 2011
The "Official Schedule of Events" for the State Farm Bayou Classic® XXXVIII includes:
Thanksgiving Parade: Thursday, Nov. 24
KaBOOM! Playground Build: Friday, Nov. 25
HBCU Institute: Friday, Nov. 25
Empowerment Exchange, Career, College, Health and Technology Village : Friday, Nov. 25
Coaches Luncheon (Invitation Only): Friday, Nov. 25
Corporate Reception (Invitation Only): Friday, Nov. 25
Battle of the Bands and Greek Show: Friday, Nov. 26
Fan Festival: Saturday, Nov. 26
State Farm Bayou Classic®: Saturday, Nov. 26
'70s House Party: Saturday, Nov. 26
Inspirational Gospel Brunch: Sunday, Nov. 27
For more information about the State Farm Bayou Classic®, visit www.MyBayouClassic.com.
The Magic of Christmas is Coming to the Hotel Monteleone
Caroling students, children's teas and special room rates mean the holidays are finally here!
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year at the Hotel Monteleone as school choirs sing familiar holiday carols and Monte the Lion entertains children at his festive holiday teas. The Hotel Monteleone invites its guests and local New Orleanians to join in the merriment of the season as it continues celebrating 125 years.
As a special Yuletide treat, the Hotel Monteleone is running Papa Noel rates from November 20 through December 29 with rooms starting as low as $99 on weekdays and $119 on weekends based on availability. Blackout dates apply.
"The holiday season is always an exciting time of the year for the Hotel Monteleone employees and guests," said Andrea Thornton, director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Monteleone. "We've had an eventful year celebrating the Hotel's 125thAnniversary. This Christmas season, we're particularly looking forward to having locals and guests participate in all of our festivities as we have 125 great reasons to celebrate."
This holiday season, the Hotel Monteleone is offering the following events:
Deck the Halls of the Hotel Monteleone
On November18, the Hotel Monteleone will brighten the 200 block of Royal Street as it officially turns on the exterior Christmas lights of the Hotel to mark the start of its holiday season. To highlight the brand new Carousel Bar windows along Royal Street, the Hotel will outline them with beautiful white lights. It will transform the lobby and the interior rooms of the Hotel into a winter wonderland and light up its majestic Christmas tree on November 30.
Monte the Lion's Children's Holiday Tea
Monte the Lion, the official mascot for The Hotel Monteleone, is hosting his annual Children's Holiday Tea on December 10 and December 17 at 10 am and 2 pm. Some of the season's favorite Christmas characters will join Monte including Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa's elves. Mrs. Claus will be read classic Christmas tales and a trumpeter will lead special guests in a musical parade. Savory treats, games and caroling will fill the air with joy. Monte the Lion will close the day by presenting each of his new friends with a Monte stuffed animal. The cost is $50 for adults and $36 for children. To make reservations for Monte the Lion's Children's Holiday Tea, please call (504) 681-4452 or visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/monte/. Ask about pricing for a special package that includes a one-night stay, one Monte the Lion children's book for each child and admission to the Monte Tea. Subject to availability.
Hotel Monteleone Welcomes Local School Choirs to Celebrate the Holiday Season
Monday through Friday, New Orleans area school choirs will once again greet guests and locals in the Hotel Monteleone lobby with the sounds of the season from November 28 through December 16. School performances are free and open to the public. Performances occur between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and last one half hour. For a complete list of dates, times and schools, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/calendar-events/.
For more information on the Hotel Monteleone and its events for the upcoming holiday season, please visithttp://hotelmonteleone.com/calendar-events/. To make reservations, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/ or call 1-866-338-4684. Become a fan on Facebook and help us reach our 125th Anniversary goal of 12,500 fans by 2012. Follow us on Twitter @hotelmonteleone and @carouselbar.
College bowl schedule opens Dec. 17 in New Orleans
The Football Bowl Association released the bowl season schedule, which consists of 35 games over 24 days. The bowl season starts Dec. 17 with the Orleans bowl, and concludes Jan. 9 with the BCS national championship game in New Orleans
NOWFE 20th Anniversary May 22 - 26, 2012.
Love New Orleans, She Will Love You Back
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