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New Orleans Events:Shen Wei Dance, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Written by  // Tuesday, 17 January 2012 22:45 //

margaritafr2Darlings,

I felt saddened, just like you, that our dreams of going to the Super Bowl this year were crushed by the 49ers. It was a very exciting game that kept my heart pumping until the end. I pray that our players will bounce back next season so that we can win the Super bowl right here on our own turf in 2013. What a great day that will be! Otherwise it was wonderful weekend.


On Tuesday, after my Toasting with Margarita at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, I rushed to my darling friend MaryFlynn Thomas' benefit at Mojitos. Many of her fellow entertainers performed in her honor including Ronnie Kole, Gennifer Flowers, Rhodes Spedale,  Al " Carnival" Johnson and many others. I understand that she will be performing this Friday, during Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mojitos. That evening the Obituary Society will also be meeting there from 6 to 7 p.m. I will try to be there myself.

On Wednesday, I was really looking forward to my Round Table Luncheon that, as my guests said, it was one of the best. The luncheon featured Mary Beth Romig, Director of Public Relations and Special Projects for the office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Jeremy Cooker, Director of Special Projects at the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation; and Sandie McNamara, sales director for the newly reopened Joy Theater. They presented a very informative and optimistic future for our city. We were entertained by talented singer Kimberly Mouledoux accompanied by Jim Walpole on the piano. My next Luncheon, a festive literary one emphasizing Mardi Gras, will be on February 8. The onfirmed guests are: Dianne de Las Casas who wrote Dinosaur Mardi Gras.. She will be joined by Bambi Deville Engeran who just wrote a wonderful book titled World War II Bakelite Jewelry. The entertainment will be provided by Becky Allen and Al "Carnival" Johnson accompanied on the piano by Jim Walpole.  , so please contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text27753+'<\/a>'; //-->

After that, I took it easy most of the week but on Saturday, I did not want to miss seeing my darling friend Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Acclaimed violinist Yossif Ivanov presented an All-Mozart program at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. It was very relaxing which I needed after the Saints game. Ivanov and the LPO were superb and received standing ovations for the excellent concert.

This week will be another social marathon for me. We may not have our beloved Saints and LSU playing but we are now into the pro basketball season and the Hornets deserve our support. We also have our full share of fabulous cultural events coming up.

On Thursday, I have been invited to a wonderful soiree at the top of the Ritz Carlton hosted by Jeremy Davenport in honor of the Rebirth Brass Band's Grammy nomination. It should be a lot of fun.

On Friday, January 20, Maestro Prieto and the LPO will be presenting Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 accompanied by Asier Polo on the cello at 8 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. Visit www.LPOmusuc.com or call 504-523-6530.

That evening, the House of Broel Foundation is inviting everyone to the "Debut In the Avenue III,"introducing theHouse of Borel Fashion Museum at 2220 St. Charles Avenue from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

On Saturday, January 21, the Junior Committee of the Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association is having its Membership Luncheon at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course . That evening my darling friend Vincent Mancuso is celebrating the 40th birthday of the Vincent Mann Gallery at 305 Royal Street. Not to be missed. The New Orleans Ballet Association will present Shen Wei Dance Art at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

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Before I share all the events I would like to remind to put in your calendar that on January 25, the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are hosting their 6th annual concert at St. Louis Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. This year, the music will tie in with Louisiana’s Statehood Bicentennial and will trace the evolution of regional musical tastes from the early 19th century to the modern age. Also, for the first time, they will stream the performance live on the Internet, bringing this beautiful concert to the widest audience yet. The concert is part of THNOC’s current exhibition, “The 18th Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood,” and the 17th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, “Louisiana at 200: In the National Eye.”

Also within the past few weeks it was announced that New Orleans will lead off the commemoration events of War of 1812 Bicentennial with a parade of Tall Ships on the river in late April. Of the three or four confirmed ships so far, two will be from the Latin American nations of Colombia and Ecuador. It should be a lot of fun and, of course, the ships will be open for tours while they are docked here. To read more about it click on this link: http://www.neworleansonline.com/news/2012/Jan/opsail.html.

 

I just got an e-mail from Aimee Hayes, from tthe Southern Repertoire Theater and she needs our help:

 

As you may know, in the middle of presenting our 25th Anniversary Season, Southern Rep recently received one month's notice that we must vacate our venue of twenty years. At best, this will cause an unplanned increase in expenses and loss of income from cancelled activities. At worst, we will be forced to relocate to a venue that does not serve the needs of our audience or the community of artists who have come to rely upon us. This is a moment of crisis, and we need your help to turn it around.

What can you do?
Right now:
1) Please send us an email with a quote that we may use to garner support for Southern Rep.
Your quote might begin: "Southern Rep is essential to its community because... "
2) Please email the list of government contacts below, asking them to support Southern Rep. You may write your own message, or copy and paste the message that follows into an email. (If interested please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 and I will send you the letter and where to send the e-mail.  

 

 

Have a great week!

 

 Tuesday & Thursday, January 17th & 19th
Hidden Treasures of the  Louisiana State Museum
Wayne Phillips
, Curator of Costumes and Textiles for the LSM, gives guests an in-depth look at Mardi Gras of long ago in this  behind-the-scenes viewing of the LSM's special Carnival collections. Space is limited. Reservations are required.Admission: $15 General, $10 FOC members.Tour times: 6:00pm and 7:00pm-LSM Collections Facility, 1000 Chartres Street-Please call the FOC office to RSVP: (504) 523-3939
 
 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 17

B.B. King Live 

 From the 1950's throughout 1990's until today, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums earning him countless awards, including 15 Grammys.   B.B. has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the "singing" that comes from his guitar. In B.B's words, "When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille."8 p.m.Mahalia Jackson Theatre,1419 Basin St.525-1051

MahaliaJacksonTheatre.com

  

 

Wednesday, January 18

 Get In The kNOwLA

Come join us for an evening of cultural indulgences at the   JW Marriott Lobby Lounge from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Featuring This Week:Carol Hallock-(Fine paintings in the "loose art" style)
Live Entertainment by: Raphael Bas & Pierre Pichon (Gypsy Swing) 
Spirit Tasting and complimentary Hors D’oeuvres 

 

January 18

Women and Wine

The women's networking and social event features wine specials from 5:30 to 7 p.m.at Santa Fe Restaurant ,3201 Esplanade, 948,0077.

 

 

Octavia Books Presents

"THE FAULT IN OUR STARS"
An Evening with John Green & Hank Green
Wednesday, Janyuary 18

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Please join us for an exciting evening with bestselling YA author
John Green

presenting his new novel

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS


John will be accompanied by his well-known brother, Hank Green; and together they will give an interactive presentation including words and music followed by a booksigning.

Octavia Books is holding the event at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue (at Calhoun), New Orleans. Doors open at 6:00PM. Program will start promptly at 7:00PM. Please arrive early.

Tickets are required. Each ticket may be exchanged at the event for one signed edition of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. Tickets are the price of one book. Pre-purchase now by clicking here. You must pay for your tickets at the time you reserve them. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

 

Friday, January 20

“DEBUT ON THE AVENUE III”

INTRODUCING THE NEW HOUSE OF BROEL FASHION MUSEUM.Fabulous Foods and Libations.Great Entertainment.

Tours of the Historic Mansion and Museums. 8:30 – 11:30-HOUSE OF BROEL-2220 ST. CHARLES AVENUE

Tax deductible donation of only $75.00 -Call 494-2220 -COCKTAIL ATTIRE- www.houseofbroel.com, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

January 2o

 MaryFlynn Thomas at Mojitos

 during Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mojitos at Esplanade and Frenchmen Street. .

 

January 20
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5
Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts the Louisiana Philarmonic Orchestra accompanied by Asier Polo on the Cello at 8 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theatre. Visit LPOmusuc.com or 504-523-6530

 

Saturday, January 21


The Junior Committee of the Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association Membership Luncheon 

Festivities will begin at 11:30 am. $36 for adults and $15 for children under 12- includes entry, luncheon, racing program and our  very own race with trophy presentation!   The New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Boulevard. Guests are welcome! Be sure to wear your BEST hat.
  

Saturday, January 21 

Shen Wei Dance Arts 

 

January 21

Shen Wei Dance Arts 
Shen Wei Dance Arts brings a fantastical world that vividly fuses East and West by incorporating Chinese opera, Eastern philosophy, traditional and contemporary art, and dance.The breathtaking and poetic program includes the haunting and otherworldly masterpiece Folding, along with his newest creation at 8 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theatre.

 

by Zen Qia
 
 
Saturday, January 21
 
Vincent Mann Gallery's 40th Birthday
Vincent Mancuso is celebrating the 40th birthday of the Vincent Mann Gallery with a show of his work at 305 Royal Street from 6 to 9 p.m 
 

Sunday, January 22

Trinity Series Presents at 5 pm:  New Orleans Strathspey & Reel Society.

The Gulf South's Only Scottish Fiddle Orchestra (15 musicians) including fiddles, mandolins, accordion, piano, concertina, and percussion in a program of Traditional Scottish & Celtic Music


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday,January 24

@ 6 pmuntil7 pm: "Organ & Labyrinth"withAlbinas Prizgintas,organist

Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe trinity tracker organ.

From Classical Baroque to Vintage Rock and Popular Tunes.Please visit: www.albinas.org

 

Irvin Mayfield Logo
IRVIN MAYFIELD'S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
(504) 553-2299
www.sonesta.com

Monday, January 16
8pm Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

Tuesday, January 17
8pm Wes Warmdaddy Anderson

Wednesday, January 18
5pm Kipori Woods
8pm - Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam

Thursday, January 19
5pm Roman Skakun
8pm Treme Night featuring James Andrews

Friday, January 20
5pm - The Professor Piano Series featuring Joe Krown
8pm Leon Kid Chocolate Brown
12 Midnight - Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx

Saturday, January 21
8pm Joe Krown Swing Band
12 Midnight Brass Band Jam featuring Lagniappe Brass Band

Sunday, January 22
7pm - Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth

Monday, January 23
8pm Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

 

 
JANUARY 2012

  

 Carousel Bar Music Schedule January 17-21

TUESDAY    JANUARY 17TH-GEORGE FRENCH JAZZ QUARTET     9PM - 1AM

WEDNESDAY         JANUARY 18TH               INGRID LUCIA & BAND            9PM - 1AM

THURSDAY  JANUARY 19TH               EUDORA & BAND                     9PM - 1AM

FRIDAY       JANUARY 20TH               INGRID LUCIA & BAND            5PM - 8PM

FRIDAY       JANUARY 20TH               LENA PRIMA & BAND                         9PM - 1AM

SATURDAY  JANUARY 21ST               ROBIN MARIE BARNES & BAND        5PM - 8PM

SATURDAY  JANUARY 21ST     LENA PRIMA & BAND               9PM - 1AM

 TIM LAUGHLIN

Thursday, Jan 19

Palm Court Jazz Café 7:30

1204 Decatur St.

Saturday, Jan 21

Windsor Court Hotel

Cocktail Bar - 9 to midnight

300 Gravier St. For full schedule, visit www.timlaughlin.com

 

Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge of the Ritz  Carlton Hotel

 

Jeremy Davenport


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

JANUARY
Thurs, 19 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 20 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 21 @ 9:00pm
Thurs, 26 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 27 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 28 @ 9:00pm

 

 

Anais at Hyatt

  January 25

The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are hosting their 6th annual concert at St. Louis Cathedral on Jan. 25 at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. This year, the music will tie in with Louisiana’s bicentennial and will trace the evolution of regional musical tastes from the early 19th century to the modern age. Also, for the first time, they will stream the performance live on the Internet, bringing this beautiful concert to the widest audience yet. The concert is part of THNOC’s current exhibition, “The 18th Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood,” and the 17th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, “Louisiana at 200: In the National Eye.” The media alert below has additional information.

February 3

American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and fashion show held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside beginning at 10AM. Co-Chairs of the event are Anne Redd and Barbara Lacen-Keller.  Tickets for the New Orleans Go Red For Women luncheon program are $100 payable in advance. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 504-830-2300 or visit www.heart.org/neworleansgored. The program including health screenings and seminars before the luncheon is free and open to the public.  Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck.



Have a great week!

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

Society Editor - New Orleans Living Magazine

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