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New Orleans Celebrates Thanksgivng With Shopping, Events
Written by  // Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:32 //

As the cold wind begins to blow through the New Orleans region on this Thanksgiving weekend, there is plenty to do on Saturday and Sunday.  Christmas is in the air with shopping at the top of mind and celebrating the holiday season not far behind.  Here is the latest entertainment news from Lafete News:

 
Support Your Local Small Business
Saturday, November 27 at 12:00am - November 28 at 12:00am
 
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Small is BIG! R.S.V.P that you'll shop small on Small Business Saturday! American Express is giving registered Cardmembers a $25 statement credit when they shop at small businesses on Small Business Saturday. To register your card, go to http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday?v=app_165267296827487.
 
 
A stocking stuffer sale to benefit animal rescue
We're trying to raise money to get two of our dogs
treated for heart worms so their adoptions can be
finalized. Please come by and help. All items only
$10.00 to a GREAT cause. Hope to see you tomorrow.
Madeleine Faust

A stocking stuffer sale to benefit animal rescue
Saturday, November 27 at 4:30pm
In front of Petcetera ~ 3205 Magazine
between Walgreen's and Balcony Bar

original ice box magnets, kid made xmas ornaments,
100 % proceeds go to USED DOGS, a small 501C3 no kill
shelter/adoption agency for animals{sidebar id=5}
 
 
 
Nov. 27 2010
at. Arkansas
 
The Battle for the Golden Boot: LSU vs. Arkansas
2:30 PM at Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium)
Radio: 98.1 FM | TV: CBS
 
Home for the Holidays
at the Arts Market
 
Prepare for a season of sharing in Palmer Park Thanksgiving weekend.

Discover distinctive gifts and decorative details for the home at the Arts Market of New Orleans on Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th; open both days from 10 am to 4 pm in Palmer Park (where South Carrollton and South Claiborne Avenues meet). Find creations with the unique flavor of the south from 270 of the region's best artists. From paintings, woodwork and ceramics to seasonal decor, jewelry, scented soaps and candles- there is something special for everyone at every budget at the Arts Market.
 
Give a gift that lasts all year long!  Make a donation for a friend or family member to the Arts Council of New Orleans.  An investment in the Arts Council provides services to artists, start-up arts businesses, and nonprofit arts organizations. Join online at www.artscoucnilofneworleans.org or stop by the Information Booth at the Arts Market. In addition, the Arts Council presents this monthly vibrant market filled with art, live music, performance and creative crafts for children; doubling the fun in November and December for two entire weekends celebrating the arts.
 
 
On Saturday, November 27th in the Kids Tent at 10:30 am- Grayhawk narrates Native American folklore; afterwards the Craft Project of the Day will be Table Totem Poles. In the Music Tent, Kid Simmons Quartet performs at 1:00 pm, followed by the Troy Sawyer Trio at 2:30 pm.
 
On Sunday, November 28th in the Kids Tent at 10:30 am- The PortaPuppet Players present The Mayflower Story all afternoon after the show children Autumn Door Decor. In the Music Tent Rocky's Hot Fox Trot Orchestra will perform from 1:00-3:30 pm.
Take a break from traditional Thanksgiving leftovers  to enjoy delicious delights to satisfy every craving sold by local chefs in the Cuisine Corner all weekend
 
 
 
Andrzejki NOLA- St. Andrew's Day
 
Today at 5:00pm -  1:00am
 
Bacchanal Fine Wine And Spirits
600 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA
 
 Back by popular demand, the third annual St. Andrew's Day in New Orleans will once again turn Bacchanal into a mystical wonderland of infinite delights!

So mark your calendar's now for Saturday November 27th 2010 at 5pm!

Festivities

• Polish food by Award-winning chef Stryjewski of Cochon
• bagpipe-led parade
• advice from Elvis
• Sobieski Vodka bar (POLISH VODKA!!!)
• fortune telling
• tarot card reading
• scavenger hunt
• face painting
• divination
• kielbasa-eating contest
• mud wrestling

Music

Debauche Russian Mafia Band 7:30pm
Gypsyphonic Disko (DJ set) 8:30pm
Zòl?ka Brass Band (debut performance!) 9:30pm
Dr. Gumbo's Balkan Soundsystem (DJ set) 10:30pm

Cost & Location

Admission $5
Doors open 5pm
 
Hubbell Library Christmas Tree and Holiday Gift Sale

Saturday, November 27
Sunday, November 28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Gulf Pizza
446 Pelican Avenue
Algiers Point

The fundraiser for the historic Algiers Point library
features fresh trees, wreaths and garlands from North
Carolina plus holiday gifts created by local artists,
book signings and photos with Santa (noon-2)
Please call 504.322.7479 For more information
 
The ALGIERS POINT Hubbell Library  Annual

Christmas Tree and Holiday  Gift Sale

will take place
Saturday, November 27th and
Sunday, November  28th

from 9am to 5pm each  day.

Special events include:

     *   Photos  with Santa on Saturday and Sunday from noon to  2pm
     *       *   CHRISTMAS ARTS MARKET from 9am to 5pm  Saturday and Sunday
     *       *   Book  signing by Peggy Scott Laborde, Sunday from 1pm to
2pm
     *       *   TREES and GARLANDS and WREATHS  available while they last,
     *   9am to 5pm  Saturday and Sunday ..
     *   DON'T MISS  THIS OPPORTUNITY for FRESH TREES and "GREENERY"...!!!
All this..and  CHRISTMAS PIZZA  too...!!!!!

This event is a major fundraiser for  the historic Algiers Point library,
and it features absolutely beautiful trees and  wreaths fresh from North
Carolina.
The trees are great value, and 100  percent of profits support the library.

Algiers Point's beautiful Cita Dennis Hubbell Branch is the oldest  library
in the city,
a New Orleans treasure.  It's 102 years old,  and part of the Carnegie
legacy.
Due to catastrophic termite damage, the library is  closed for repairs.
Friends of the Hubbell Library have been working hard to  make it possible
for this
very special branch to be restored and reopened, and the tree sale is  part
of that effort.

Because the library is closed for repairs, this year's sale will take
place three blocks away,
at Gulf Pizza, the old Gulf Service  Station

446 Pelican Avenue in Algiers  Point.

the old Gulf  station

at the corner of Pelican Avenue and Verret  Street

This was the site of the first tree sale held to benefit the library,
thirty years  ago.

In addition to gorgeous Christmas trees, wreaths  and garlands
the sale will feature
a terrific selection of holiday  gifts
including....
cookbooks
and other great local-interest books from Pelican  Publishing
PEGGY  SCOTT LABORDE will be signing her book...

UNIQUE JEWELRY from local artists,
and many TREASURES from local artists and  crafts people
.
This is a great opportunity to support our neighborhood library -
help us ensure that it will be repaired and reopened -
while getting the most beautiful Christmas trees and great holiday  gifts
from local artists and  businesses.

Plus, it's a fun event right in the middle of Algiers  Point!!!!

Sample our great restaurants, cafes and pubs,
Old Point  Bar
Vine and Dine ...and many  more...

and don't forget..
ROSETREE GLASS - another  source of great Christmas gifts.

For more information, please contact Amy Hubbell at 504-322-7479
or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it._ (mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) .   Thanks!


 
 
 
Presented by Stack10inc

MAZE featuring FRANKIE BEVERLY...Thanksgiving Silky Soul Tour
THANKSGIVING SILKY SOUL TOUR

The Ultimate Bayou After Affair

MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly

1st Time Ever for Bayou Game Weekend!

Doors Open at 7pm, Show Starts @ 8pm
 
The Carlo Ditta Trio
Saturday, November 27
9:30 a.m.
Covington Farmers Market
609 N. Columbia Street
on the side lawn of City Hall
Covington
Free
 
 
 
November 27, 2010
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
XXXVII State Farm Bayou Classic
Location: Louisiana Superdome
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Beginning on Friday, November 26, 2010 until Sunday, November 28, 2010, there will be an increased police presence in the French Quarter, Central Business District, Downtown Development District and other areas where large crowds gather. Officers will be patrolling on foot, on scooters, on motorcycles and the Mounted Unit will also patrol during this holiday weekend.
On Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., vehicular traffic will be restricted in the following areas: North Rampart Street to Dumaine Street to Decatur Street to Canal Street. In the event of heavy pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic, Canal Street may be partially restricted between North Claiborne Avenue and the River. Additionally, vehicular traffic will not be allowed to cross Bourbon Street from Canal Street to Dumaine Street.
It is strongly suggested that individuals planning on traveling to the Downtown and French Quarter area consider utilizing carpools, taxicabs or public transportation.  Motorists should also pay very close attention to parking signage as illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed. Citizens should also utilize a designated driver if consuming alcohol.
 
Sergeant Jonette Williams
Eighth District Community Coordinator
334 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504)239-0356 (cell)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
SATURDAY  
November 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Jazz National Historical Park
916 N. Peters Street (in the French Quarter)
It's a free concert in an indoor venue in the French Quarter between the French Market and Cafe du Monde. There's paid parking behind the venue next to the River.

w/ the Jazz Fantasy League (formerly known as the Unnamed Band) - Brian Seeger (guitar), Tommy Sciple (bass), and Geoff Clapp (drums).

 
ATNO is proud to present the Off-Broadway hit Musical Comedy
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Book & Lyrics by JOE DiPIETRO & Music by JIMMY ROBERTS and Directed by Chelle Ambrose with Musical Direction by Gina Abromson.  The show will run November 20 - 27, 2010, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with 2 Sunday matinee on November 21 at 2:30pm.  ALL Tickets are $20 for adults, students (with valid ID) and seniors (60+).  This play is recommended for 13+.
 
"Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.."  With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life. A first date, for example, comes before scenes dealing with marriage, and scenes dealing with                  marriage come before those dealing with child rearing. Ambrose directs Gina Abromson, Andrew Antoine, Miki Byrne and Jason George.
 
The theatre is located at 4539 N. I-10 Service Rd., Suite 200 (2nd Floor of the WTIX-FM Bldg.) behind Target at Clearview Mall.
 
For reservations or more information, call (504) 456-4111 or visit our website at www.actorstheatreofneworleans.com
 
Musical Comedy of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Book & Lyrics by
JOE DIPIETRO, Music by JIMMY ROBERTS & Directed by CHELLE AMBROSE running
November 13 - 27, 2010.
Actor's Theatre of New Orleans

4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Suite 200

Metairie, LA 70006

Phone (504) 456-4111
 
 
Show Dates and Times:

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

11/26 & 11/27 @ 7:30pm   
 
 
 
 
 
139TH THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON OPEN
 84-DAY MEET HIGHLIGHTED BY $1 MILLION LOUISIANA DERBY
 STARLIGHT RACING EXPANDED TO A MONTHLY SERIES
THE BEST THAT FAIR GROUNDS RACE COURSE & SLOTS HAS TO OFFER WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER DURING THE 139TH THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON, WHICH RUNS FROM NOV. 26, 2010, TO MARCH 27, 2011. THE MEET'S CENTERPIECE EVENT, THE MARCH 26 LOUISIANA DERBY FOR HORSES MAKING THEIR LAST STOP BEFORE THE WORLD-FAMOUS KENTUCKY DERBY, HAS HAD ITS PURSE BOOSTED TO $1 MILLION, FROM LAST YEAR'S $750,000. IN ADDITION, THE POPULAR STARLIGHT RACING SERIES THAT DEBUTED IN 2010 HAS BEEN EXPANDED SO THAT EVERY MONTH WILL FEATURE AN UPSCALE SOCIAL EVENT WITH LIVE RACING UNDER THE LIGHTS.
THE 84-DAY 2010-2011 THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON WILL RUN THURSDAYS TO MONDAYS THROUGH FEBRUARY AND FRIDAYS TO MONDAYS IN MARCH, EXCEPT ON DEC. 24 (CHRISTMAS EVE) AND DEC. 25 (CHRISTMAS DAY). LIVE RACING ALSO WILL BE CONDUCTED ON DEC. 22 AND MARCH 8 (MARDI GRAS DAY).
 First post is set for 12:40 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) daily, graded stakes days (Jan. 22, Feb. 19 and March 26; first post is 12:10 p.m.) and Starlight Racing nights (Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 18; first post is 5 p.m.).
 Reservations for Clubhouse dining and box seats will be taken by phone at (504) 943-2200 or 1-800-262-7983 . General admission to the Grandstand is always free and Clubhouse admission is $6, except for Starlight Racing ($10).
 
FAIRGROUNDSRACECOURSE.COM
 
 
 
 
PIANOMAN
IN RESIDENCE
ARMAND ST. MARTIN
AT
THE BAYOU BAR
AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN
EVERY
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
7PM - 10 PM
NO COVER *  SMOKEFREE
2031 ST.. CHARLES AVE.
ON THE STREETCAR LINE

ARMAND ST. MARTIN
WILL BE ENTERTAINING
THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!
COME BY FOR A NIGHT-CAP AND
DELICIOUS MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT!

BOOKING ARMAND ST. MARTIN CURRENTLY FOR
SPECIAL EVENTS AND PRIVATE PARTIES
DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.  ST. MARTIN
JUST COMPLETED 9 SHOWS IN THE PAST 7 DAYS.
PATTY LEE - 504 866 4480

 
JEREMY DAVENPORT
 
 EVERY THURSDAY (5:30PM), FRIDAY (9PM) + SATURDAY (9PM)
AT DAVENPORT LOUNGE IN THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS.

NOVEMBER
SAT, 27 @ 9:00PM  
 
 
   
 PHOTO BY FRANK STANSBURY
MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION CONTINUES THROUGH JAN. 2
 ADMISSION: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LOCATION: THE ENTRANCE TO MIRACLE ON FULTON IS LOCATED AT FULTON AND POYDRAS IN DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS.
 
MIRACLE ON FULTON ATTRACTIONS: A CANOPY OF LIGHTS ~ A SERIES OF 14-FOOT, CUSTOM-BUILT, FAUX WROUGHT IRON ARCHES, 8-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREES AND 3-FOOT FLEUR DE LIS ORNAMENTS WILL CREATE A DRAMATIC CANOPY ILLUMINATED BY THOUSANDS OF LED LIGHTS. A COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM WILL ENABLE LIGHTING TECHNICIANS TO CREATE VARIED COLOR SCHEMES AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF PEARL-WHITE ARCHES, ORNAMENTS AND TINSEL. PERIODIC SNOWFALLS ~ FAUX SNOW WILL FALL DAILY TO CREATE THE FEELING OF A WINTER WHITE CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS. LIVE
 
ENTERTAINMENT  
 
* BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION ~ NOVEMBER 27 (8PM-10PM)
* NAYDJA COJOE ~ NOVEMBER 28 (4PM-6PM)
* THE TOPCATS ~ DECEMBER 3 (8PM-10PM)
* BRW ~ DECEMBER 4 (8PM-10PM)
* CULLEN LANDRY & MIDNIGHT STREETCAR ~ DECEMBER 5 (4PM-6PM)
* THE WISEGUYS ~ DECEMBER 10 (8PM-10PM)
* VINCE VANCE & THE VALIANTS ~ DECEMBER 11 (8PM-10PM)
* YAT PACK ~ DECEMBER 12 (4PM-6PM)
* BENNY GRUNCH AND THE BUNCH ~ DECEMBER 17 (8PM-10PM)
* CLASSIC ADDICT ~ DECEMBER 18 (5PM-7PM)
* ROCKIN' DOPSIE & THE ZYDECO TWISTERS ~ DECEMBER 18 (7PM-10PM)
* SHARON MARTIN ~ DECEMBER 19 (4PM-6PM)
* JUDY SPELLMAN ~ DECEMBER 20 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* DAVE LEMON & THE FLOW ~ DECEMBER 21 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* ANGELA BELL ~ DECEMBER 22 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* REAL LOVE ~ DECEMBER 23 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* PHILIP MANUEL ~ DECEMBER 26 (4PM-6PM)
* BAG O' DONUTS ~ JANUARY 1 (4PM-7PM)
* VIEUX CARRE' BAND ~ JANUARY 2 (4PM-7PM)
 

* MACY'S TREMENDOUS TREE TOWERING AT AN AMAZING 30 FEET INTO THE SKY!
 
GINGERBREAD DISPLAY AT HARRAH'S HOTEL
 
THE NEW ORLEANS SUPERDOME.
 
SANTA'S MAILBOX ~ WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA AND HELP MAKE A WISH COME TRUE. DROP YOUR LETTER TO SANTA IN MACY'S BELIEVE MAILBOX ON FULTON STREET. FOR EVERY LETTER RECEIVED, MACY'S WILL DONATE $1 TO THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION.
 
HOLIDAY BOARDWALK ~ STROLL DOWN OUR HOLIDAY BOARDWALK AND ENJOY HOLIDAY TREATS, FACE PAINTING AND MORE!
 
 
 
STARS FALL ON STORYVILLE
 
TODAY
AT 10:00PM - TOMORROW AT 1:00AM
 
THE SHADOWBOX THEATRE (2400 ST.CLAUDE NOLA)
STORYVILLE STARLETTES
 
COME OUT OF THE COLD AND WARM UP WITH THE STORYVILLE STARLETTES AS THEY GIVE YOU A REASON TO BE THANKFUL ALL YEAR ROUND

$10 COVER

SHOW AT 10PM, DOORS AT 9PM
                                                                        
 
 
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A POST-THANSKSGIVING SATURDAY AFTERNOON SIGNING AND TASTING WITH AMANDA SIMPSON, CREATOR OF THE POPULAR WEBSITE FOODPORNDAILY.COM (WHICH HAS HAD MORE THAN 23 MILLION HITS SINCE 2008), FEATURING HER NEW COOKBOOK -  AN UNCENSORED, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT FOOD SO DELECTABLE ITS POSITIVELY SINFUL.
AUTHOR AMANDA SIMPSON, WHOSE WEBSITE GENERATES MORE THAN 50,000 HITS A DAY, SAYS THAT FOOD PORN IS A HIGH-RESOLUTION, CLOSE-UP IMAGE OF ANY FOOD THAT GETS YOUR SALIVARY GLANDS FLOWING, WHETHER A HUGE, JUICY CHEESEBURGER, OR A HEALTHY-YET-FLAVORFUL PIECE OF GRILLED FISH. CALORIES PLAY NO ROLE IN THE DEFINITION.

THE COOKBOOK, FOOD PORN DAILY, IS FILLED WITH MORE THAN 230 RECIPES, 100 PICTURES OF ENDLESS MOMENTS OF FLIP, DROOL, COOK, EAT, REPEAT. AFTER A DECADE IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS, AMANDA MOVED TO SAN DIEGO WHERE SHE WORKED FOR YEARS AS A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR BEFORE DECIDING THAT FOOD WAS HER REAL PASSION. SHE HAS BEEN WORKING AS A PERSONAL CHEF EVER SINCE.
FOOD PORN DAILY: THE COOKBOOKSTART: 11/27/2010 1:00 PM
END: 11/27/2010 3:00 PM
 OCTAVIA BOOKS
LOCATED IN UPTOWN
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
513 OCTAVIA STREET
(CORNER OF LAUREL)
504-899-READ (7323
               
 
 
1204 DECATUR STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70116
PHONE: 504.525.0200
27:LIONEL FERBOS W/PALM COURT JAZZ BAND
28 LUCIEN BARBARIN W/SUNDAY NIGHT SWINGSTERS & LEON BROWN & TOM FISCHER
29 AND 30 CLOSED
 
 
 
3RD ANNUAL 101 DAYS 'TIL MARDI GRAS
WITH 101 RUNNERS
HEAVY PERCUSSIVE INDIAN FUNK. "ALL FUNK, CHANTS AND THE STREET GROOVE THAT GREASES YOUR SPINE BACK TO ANOTHER TIME" -- DAVID KUNIAN - OFFBEAT JUNE '07
FEATURING BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES AND WAR CHIEF JUAN & THE GOLDEN COMMANCHES
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ALFRED "UGANDA" ROBERTS (WILD MAGNOLIAS, PROFESSOR LONGHAIR), CAMILLE BAUDOIN (RADIATORS), WILLIE GREEN (NEVILLE BROTHERS), JAKE ECKERT (DIRTY DOZEN), CORNELL WILLIAMS AND MANY MORE!
THE MARDI GRAS INDIANS OF NEW ORLEANS HAVE HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON NEW ORLEANS MUSIC-ESPECIALLY FUNK AND R&B. BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX, THE MOST IMPORTANT LIVING LINK TO THIS TRADITION, DELIVERS SOULFUL VOCALS AND EVOCATIVE LYRICS OVER HYPNOTIC GROOVES
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2010 [10 PM ]
GENRE: MG INDIAN/FUNK
AGES: 18+
$11
TIPITINA'S UPTOWN
501 NAPOLEON AVE - NEW ORLEANS, LA   
 
 
 
ONLY TWO MORE CHANCES TO SEE CHRIS CHAMPAGNE IN 2010 {YES THE END IS NEAR}

DID AIN"T GAWLAND--SAT THE 27TH AND TUES THE 30M TH OF NOVEMBER @ 8 PM @
THE FAIR GRINDS COFFEE HOUSE 3133 PONCE DE LEON.


NUMA AND CALL IN RADIO , NUMA INTERVIEWS ON KATRINA, BILL JEFFERSON,
MITCH, AND THE OIL SPILL.

POLITICAL SATIRE , BRA!!


$10 CHEAP.
 
 
 
BIZARRE BAZAARS PRESENTS.. ISLAND OF THE MISFIT TOYS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 • 3:00PM - 7:00PM
 
THE BIG TOP
1638 CLIO ST
AN EVENING OF SHOPPING, DRINKING, KARAOKE AND BEING MERRY, FOR TOMORROW WE MAY DIE.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE: NIKI FISK (INTERSTELLAR TREASURES), AMBER LEILANI (CIRQUE DU ORLEANS ART DOLLS), CASSANDRA MCKANE (CURIOUS BOTANICAL SPECIMENS) AND SUMMER VEATCH(HULA HOOP), SARAH INMAN(AUTHOR), SCOTT "W" WILLIAMS(COLLECTIBLE CONCERT POSTERS)!
FREE!
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 • 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS
 
BOB AND JAN CARR BOOK SIGNING
3721 VETERANS BLVD, METAIRIE, LA

2 - 4 PM BARNES & NOBLE
BOOK SIGNING
   
 
 
 
 
LIVE MUSIC

EVERY FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY 9:30-12:30!

PIANISTS
AMANDA WALKER
FRIDAYS 6-9PM
&
JEFF GREENBERG
SATURDAYS 6-9PM
 
THE BOMBAY CLUB
830 CONTI STREET
  NEW ORLEANS | LA | 70130
 
 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH - MYKIA JOVAN TRIO WITH JASON BUTLER AND DANNY ABLE

NEW ORLEANS' BEST KEPT MUSICAL SECRET: HERMES BAR AT ANTOINE'S RESTAURANT WWW.ANTOINES.COM   

WHERE:  HERMES BAR AT ANTOINE'S RESTAURANT - 713 ST. LOUIS STREET

WHEN: EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY | 1ST SET: 9:30 P.M. / 2ND SET: 11:00 P.M.
 

 
CLEVER WINE & COCKTAIL LOUNGE, LOCATED AT 3700 ORLEANS AVENUE IN THE AMERICAN CAN COMPANY, ANNOUNCES THEIR MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.
 
ALL SHOWS ARE 8PM UNTIL 10 PM.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27-LYNN DRURY
  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 9 AND 16-JOHNNY SANSONE'S MIC-CITY CONCERT SERIES
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3-COURTYARD KINGS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4-SASHA MASAKOWSKI
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10-VINCENT MARINI
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11-BILLY IUSO
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17- SCOTT SANDERS  
CLEVER WINE & COCKTAIL LOUNGE, LOCATED AT 3700 ORLEANS AVENUE IN THE AMERICAN CAN COMPANY, ANNOUNCES THEIR MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.  
 
 
THE MAPLE LEAF BAR
LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY
8316 OAK ST
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70118
(504) 866-9359
504-866-5323 FOR RECORDED INFO
HTTP://MAPLELEAFBAR.COM/
 
GEORGE PORTER JR. & RUNNIN PARDNERS
SATURDAY, NOV 27, 2010
$10

SUNDAY, NOV 28, 2010
MEAN WILLIE GREEN
FREE BOILED SHRIMP AND EXOTIC MEATS WITH PAID ADMISSION
$8
 
   
 
 
Adding pages can still  get on board
before we go to press until
 December 3rd.
 
Don't be reading the 2011 Edition during Mardi Gras
and thinking you should have been in it!

 
The 2011 Cover
 Arthur Hardy. The Mardi Gras Guide is published by Arthur Hardy, who for three decades, has been the eyes, the ears and the voice of Carnival in New Orleans. More than two million copies of his Mardi Gras Guide have been sold, and Arthur Hardy is seen and heard on local television and radio several

Local and Visitor Markets. The Mardi Gras Guide reaches the local and tourist markets that spend more than a billion dollars each year during the Carnival season. The award-winning Mardi Gras Guide is

350,000 Readers. The Mardi Gras Guide provides the best cost-per-thousand exposure rate of any advertising medium in the region. The publication enjoys the largest circulation of any mag- azine in Louisiana - 70,000 copies - with a pass-along

Eleven Weeks of Exposure. The Mardi Gras Guide is on the newsstands for eleven weeks. And after the parades have passed, the publication is kept and treasured as a souvenir program. The Mardi Gras Guide has achieved genuine collectible status, with

500 Regional Outlets. The Mardi Gras Guide is on sale at more than 500 outlets in metro New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish, Baton Rouge, the River Parishes and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It's also available by mail and the Internet. The city's finer hotels, convention planners, travel agencies,

Cross Promotion. The Mardi Gras Guide is heavily promoted over the Internet and is annually the subject of more than 3,000 promotional ads on local television and radio. It has received more than 500 favorable reviews and has been recommended by USA Today, Frommer's, Fodor's, Travel Weekly, Advertising Age, Southern Living and the CBS Morning News.

SPACE RESERVATIONS FOR ADVERTISING IN THE 2011 MARD GRAS GUIDE NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Don't Miss Out
Contact: Frank Stansbury
504-450-1955
 
    
IRVIN MAYFIELDOS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
www.sonesta.com
 
 
 
October Events
at The National WWII Museum
 
 
THE ANNUAL ST. HENRY ANGEL TREE
The Christmas Angel and Tree is a yearly Christmas tradition at The Historic Uptown New Orleans Church  of St. Henry.   803 General Pershing Street, New Orleans, Louisiana..  Over the years the program contributed significant gifts to children at Christmas.  Despite the problems the past two years, the event still went on and was still able to provide significant gifts to the U.S. Marines for their Toys for Tots Christmas program.  It continues back inside the Church again. Come and see the Angel Tree and make a donation, before of after the Rosary on Saturdays Noon till 4:00 p.m., or mail a check payable to:  "The Friends of St. Henry --Angel Tree"
and send mail to:
The Friends of St. Henry
P.O. Box 751150
New Orleans, LA  70175
to be received by no later then December 1st
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naydja CoJoe & the Jazz Experience

Live Fulton Square (Fun for the entire family)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Masquerade Lounge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Harrah's Theater
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Friday, December 31, 2010
 

 
St. Alphonsus Creche Exhibit
featuring international nativity scenes
from Nova Scotia, Russia and Finland

Sunday, November 28  11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Thursday, December 2 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Sunday, December 5   11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center
2025 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA
504.524.8116
 
 
Pontchartrain Vineyards
           HOLIDAY CELEBRATION     
   
 
Sunday, November 28
featuring
Charmaine Neville & Her Band
 New Orleans Rhythm & Blues
 
The Lola Deux Food Truck will be there
 
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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Music Starts at 2PM (Gates open at 11AM)
 
SANTA CLAUS, HAY RIDES, WINE & CHEESE PAIRINGS,
FREE WINE TASTINGS, & CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS
& THE BIG WINE SALE!
 
Admission: $10.00/person pay at the gate, children 12 and under no charge
Bring: Umbrella, Lawn Chair, Picnic Dinner
Please Do Not Bring: Outside beer, wine or other alcohol, pets, fire pits
Pontchartrain Vineyards wines will be available for purchase
81250 Old Military Rd. (Hwy. 1082) Bush, LA just north of Covington
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  www.pontchartrainvineyards.com
 985-892-9742
 
 
 
 
The Veterans, Arabella Station and Baton Rouge stores will have a  
Hanukkah Tasting Sunday, November 28th from 12 to 2 p.m. featuring  
special festive samples. For any questions, the stores can be reached  
as follows: Arabella Station - 5600 Magazine St. (504) 899-9119,  
Veterans - 3420 Veterans Blvd. (504) 888-8225, and Baton Rouge - 7529  
Corporate Blvd. (225) 218-0452.

 
 
   
 
Buffa's  
Jazz  every Sunday from
11:00AM until 2:00 PM featuring
Dixieland/Traditional jazz by
"Some Like it Hot"
at Buffa's Lounge
corner of Burgundy and Esplanade Ave
No Cover Charge  
Enjoy a delicious brunch!
Drink 2 dollar Mimosa's
 SOME LIKE IT HOT! BAND  - October Music  Schedule
 
 November Music  Schedule

Every Sunday 11am-2pm Buffa's Jazz Brunch, 1001 Esplanade
Sundays  November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Every Friday night 8pm - 10pm  Maison  at 508  Frenchmen Street
Friday 26th.
 
MARYFLYNN'S "PROHIBITION" Jazz and blues
every Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
with local singer Maryflynn Thomas
Enjoy a musical brunch of jazz and blues at
St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Avenue
504-523-9823
No cover charge.
Corner of Melpomene, next to Office Depot.
 
    
 
Trinity Artist Series
1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans -
 Call:Albinas 670-2520-
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Police security provided. Handicap access and elevator available. Informal. FREE of charge  
 
Sunday, November 28 at 5 pm:
Thanksgiving Concert with Fritzgerald Barrau, trumpetist
& Albinas Prizgintas, organist/pianist
featuring the Glory of 17th to XXth century music written for trumpet & organ
And Trumpet & piano
Including music by: Handel, Telemann, Hummel, Torelli,
Stradella, DelStaigers & The Beatles
 
Please Note: Monday, November 29 at 7:15pm
Marjorie Garnier, violist & Albinas Prizgintas, pianist,
celebrating the music of Schubertand Hindemith

Sunday, December 5 at 5 pm
McDonogh 35 Gospel Choir
directed by Veronica Downs-Dorsey
presents their  2010 Christmas & GOSPEL program.
McDonogh #35 was the first public high school choir in New Orleans to form a Gospel Choir.
The choir performs internationally and at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival yearly.  
ase Note: Saturday, December 11 at 7pm
The New Orleans Black Chorale directed by Dr. John Ware
with Albinas Prizgintas,
organist,
presents their Christmas Concert featuring Christmas Spirituals
and selections based on the spiritual and light gospel.
The 30 years old New Orleans Black Chorale specializes in performing music by African American composers and is especially dedicated to the preservation and performance of American Negro Spirituals. In addition to the annual Christmas concert, the Black Chorale also presents an annual Black History Concert and performs in venues throughout the New Orleans region.
Dr. John E. Ware, received the Big Easy Entertainment Award's Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award last March 2010.

Sunday, December, 12 at 5 pm:
Messiah Sing-Along 24th Annual Season's Highlight

The audience sings the choruses together with The Trinity Choir.
The solos section will be sung by a roster of sparkling soloists
The musical accompaniment will be provided by organist Albinas Prizgintas
at the 5000 pipe mechanical action organ of Trinity Church
and by Dr. Jean Montes will direct an ensemble of exciting instrumentalists
YOU are ALL invited. Scores are provided
unday, December 19 at 5 pm
Dr.ucian  Zidaru, pianist

Classical and mantic s
elections

Sunday, December 26 at 5 pm
Special Christmas program with organistAlbinas Prizgintas
on the
Sunday, December 26 at 5 pm
Special Christmas program with organistAlbinas Prizgintas
on the
Trinity tracker organ. Albinas plays Your favorite Classical and Popular Christmas songs
www.albinas.org
Please Note: Thursday, December
 
0 at 7 pm

The Yale Whiffenpoofs
, 14 of them
As one of the nation's oldest and most acclaimed collegiate a cappella groups the Whiffenpoofs have, during their 101 years of existence, sung all over the world.
They have a long tradition of performing a selection of traditional male glee club type songs along with a very healthy mix of contemporary a cappella songs..
*** Every Monday from 6 to 7 pm , TAIZE in the Chapel with candlelight
 
very Thursday at 6:30 pm Choral Evensong
        Evensong is an ancient Anglican service which embodies the glories  of the Anglican musical traditions
www.albinas.org
Albinas &
n Prizgintas
Director of Music Ministries
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans  
 
Ralph's On the Park
900 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA

504-488-1000
http://www.ralphsonthepark.com/

GREAT FOOD!!!!
GREAT PIANO PLAYERS!!!!

Sunday, 11/28/2010 am
Joe Krown
Tuesday, 11/30/2010 - 5:00pm
Joe Krown
 
 
 MUSIC ALIVE ENSEMBLE HOLIDAY CONCERT featuring New Orleans Ladies of Jazz supported by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
SYLVAIN MUSIC NOTES - New Orleans Ladies of Jazz; Stephanie Jordan, Germaine Bazzle, and Germaine Bazzle will perform a special "Ladies of Jazz Holiday Concert" in collaboration with the Music Alive Ensemble String Octet and Jazz Quintet on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (Lakefront Campus). Principally sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, admission for the holiday concert is free but RSVP is suggested by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting.
•    Sunday, November 28, 2010
•    3:00 - 5:00 pm
•    UNO Performance Recital Hall (Lakefront Campus)
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Under the direction of violinist Rachel Jordan and founded in 2002, the Music Alive Ensemble is a blend of professional classical and jazz musicians, composers, arrangers and educators living in Louisiana. This concert provides music lover an opportunity to enjoy some of New Orleans most renowned jazz divas in Bazzle, Chase, and Jordan performing some of your favorite holiday tunes:
 
On November 30, at the New Orleans Marriot Hotel, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will hold the first summit on economic opportunities for local businesses, "People of New Orleans Rebuilding New Orleans." The summit will focus on results-oriented business education for current small business owners.  Mayor Landrieu will hold this summit after coming off of a business development and philanthropic development mission to New York and announcing a $20 Million investment in New Orleans small businesses by Goldman Sachs. Registration is available at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=910053.
 Les Marches des Fetes on December 4th

The Pitot House on Bayou St. John is the setting for this unique
holiday boutique! This holiday market will feature local artisans,
food and beverage vendors. Nearly 30 booths will be on site for you to
shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for Christmas (or for yourself)!

There will be a special sale of the Peggy Martin Survivor Rose and
other plants and herbs.  Performing musicians will accompany your
shopping spree, and different authors will be scheduled throughout the
day to autograph their publications - perfect gifts for the book lover
on your list!
 
 
Algiers Bonfire and Concert Returns for the First Time Since Katrina
Algiers Economic Development Foundation and The City of New Orleans host music, food and the lighting of the Algiers Bonfire

Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF) has partnered with the City of New Orleans to bring back the annual holiday concert and lighting of the Algiers bonfire. This is the first time since Hurricane Katrina that this seasonal family tradition will return to the banks of the Mississippi River. This year's event will take place on Saturday, December 4, and will include music from Wanda Rouzan, special guest Glenn David Andrews, The Algiers Brass Band, The Navy Brass Band and Host Norman Robinson, Anchor WDSU, Channel 6 News.

The Bonfire and Concert will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Holidays on the Point, where merchants from the historic Algiers Point neighborhood will be hosting festivities at their various locations from 10:00AM to 4:30PM on the weekends of November 27th and December 4th. The public is encouraged to spend the day shopping at local Algiers businesses and enjoying food and music at local restaurants and bars. AEDF anticipates that its community-based event programs will generate over $200,000 in direct economic impact this year.  "This event is about renewing a New Orleans tradition and bringing people to Algiers to shop and spend the day!" said AEDF President Chris Kane.  

On the weekend of December 4th, the Bonfire and Concert will close out the Holidays on the Point Festivities. The Bonfire Concert will begin at 5:00PM and will be framed by a backdrop of the skyline of downtown New Orleans and the Mississippi River. The event will include festival style food and beverages sold by local vendors.

In addition, The New Orleans Fire Department will provide a free burn safety demo for guests to view prior to the Bonfire. The safety demo will ignite two home-like structures adjacent to the bonfire. The demo is focused to remind guests how easy a holiday fire can spread. Following the demo, the NOFD will join Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Councilmember-at-Large Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson. "This will be the first Bonfire since the storm and it has been a joy to help bring back the tradition of this celebration during the holiday season. It will be a symbol of our community celebrating the strength of our beautiful city and all the hopes we share for the New Year. " said Councilmember Gisleson Palmer.

The Algiers Bonfire Concert is from 5:00PM-8:00PM on Saturday, December 4th, followed by the lighting of the Bonfire at 8:15PM. The Concert and Bonfire are located at The Cultural Village (200 Morgan St) on the Algiers levee adjacent to the Algiers Ferry Terminal. The event is free and open to the public.
 

The Roosevelt New Orleans Makes Old Traditions New Again With the
Waldorf Wonderland Lobby, Teddy Bear Tea and Special "Papa Noel" Rates

Holiday Display to Feature Gingerbread Village Depicting New Orleans Landmarks
 
 The Roosevelt New Orleans continues the tradition of offering a spectacular New Orleans holiday wonderland as luxurious and memorable as this historic property for locals and guests to experience during the holiday season.

This year, the Waldorf Wonderland lobby returns bigger and better as the grand lobby is transformed into a canopy of white birch branches and thousands of twinkling lights. The lobby also will be lined with Christmas trees decorated with bows and ornaments, poinsettias and other holiday-themed displays. The festive and free attraction is a favorite near and far and is open to the public.

The holiday delight, an attraction to all who visit New Orleans during the holiday season, has been a New Orleans tradition since the 1930s and returns again from Nov. 28 through Jan. 6.

New this year will be a New Orleans snow village constructed with gingerbread. The 6x11 foot structure will depict Jackson Square, the French Quarter and include a St. Charles streetcar, alligator drawn carriage hauling Santa and more! The gingerbread village will be displayed inside Teddy's Café, located off of the hotel's grand lobby.

Due to popular demand, The Roosevelt's Teddy Bear Tea returns with more dates than last year. The event, a family favorite during the holidays, hosts guests and their children for a special tea party featuring children's menu items, as well as traditional tea, a cash bar and menu for adults, plus complimentary free-flowing champagne.. Each child will also receive a teddy bear upon arrival.  Entertainment will include storytellers and trumpeters, as well as appearances by Santa, his elves and Mrs. Claus. Framed, commemorative photos with Santa will be available at an additional cost.
 
Guests can participate in Teddy Bear Tea on Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-23 in the Crescent City Ballroom, with seating's at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets for Teddy Bear Tea are $49 for adults and $34 for children 10 years and younger, plus tax and gratuity, and can be purchased by calling The Roosevelt at (504) 648-1200.

Guests can extend their holiday cheer at The Roosevelt with the Papa Noel rates starting at $139 for a deluxe guest room and $199 for a one-bedroom suite. To take advantage of this offer, guests can call 1-800-WALDORF or visit www.therooseveltneworleans..com and enter promotional code P4. The special is available Dec. 1 - 29, 2010, based on availability. Rates exclude taxes, gratuities and incidental charges.

Memories of The Roosevelt can be logged at the hotel's blog site: www.therooseveltneworleans.com/blog.
 
Camellia Grill has become a late-night staple for burgers, fries and shakes in New Orleans. The highly popular Riverbend diner will be expanding to a new location in the French Quarter at 540 Chartres St. Camellia Grill will celebrate the grand opening of its French Quarter location December 3 to 5, with 50 percent of all proceeds being donated to the LA/SPCA and the Big Easy Awards Foundation
 
 
 
 
The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame
University of New Orleans - Anthropology Department
and
University of New Orleans International Alumni Association
 
Present
Queens Rule! VI
A celebration of women in the Mardi Gras Indian Tradition
(formerly hosted by Newcomb College Institute)
 
To be held
Sunday, December 5, 2010
at the
UNO Alumni Center
5- 8 pm
 
The program will feature a
Panel Discussion,
Pinning Ceremony,
Queen Selection Announcement,
and Reception
 
 
Additional information to follow.  
For more information, contact Cherice Harrison-Nelson: (504)214-6630
 

Round Table Luncheon at Royal Sonesta Hotel
The December  Round Table Luncheon on December 8 at noon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel will be a very festive one and will include a champagne and sparkling wines  tasting  with Lisa Tull of of Republic Beverages, live entertainment with exotic cabaret singer Suzaunne Yee McKamey accompanied on the piano by Jim Walpole, a fashion show by Prima Donna Closet; feature speakers : Priscilla Lawrence , Director of the Historic New Orleans Collection,  Lorin Gaudin- Food Goddess and Ann Tuennerman, Mrs. Cocktail  of Tales of the Cocktail and of course great gourmet food by our celebrated chefs.. The three-course gourmet luncheon is only $38 and includes complimentary parking and wines to complement the food. For reservations call Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220. Due to the large attendence at this luncheon, it has been moved to the ballroom and  guests will be able to reserve tables.  

Margarita Bergen,
Tel/ Cell 504-495-9181 Fax/504-940-6201


TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE NEW ORLEANS ACTORS
RESOURCE CENTER 2ND ANNUAL LOUISIANA ACTORS EXPO

Guest panelists announced for the day-long workshop

Tickets for the 2nd annual New Orleans Actors Resource Center (NOARC)Louisiana Actors Expo are now on sale. The one-day event will take place on December 11, 2010 from 9:30 a..m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Old U.S. Mint Louisiana State Museum located at 400 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans..

The Louisiana Actors Expo was created to give new actors the information they need to start their acting careers and seasoned actors information to advance their careers.  "The Louisiana film industry is growing steadily. We are third behind Los Angeles and New York in production, so the opportunities for actors are here," says Chris Stelly, Director of Film and Television for the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development.  "To sustain this, Louisiana Entertainment is focused on cultivating our intellectual infrastructure, our creative talent, across all sectors of the entertainment industry.  By bringing together casting directors, talent agents, directors, producers, writers and other film industry professionals, all of whom are invested in actors in our region, NOARC's Louisiana Actors Expo supports this mission. It provides an exciting opportunity for actors of all ages to learn what they need to know to start and nurture a career in the film industry."

Confirmed panelists for the Louisiana Actors Expo include:
Casting Directors
Anne Massey, Anne Massey Casting
Hank Langlois, Caballero Casting
Lisa Marie Dupree, Films In Motion
Ryan Glorioso, Glorioso Casting
Tracy Kilpatrick, The Casting Office

Talent Agents
Carol Bloodworth, Fruition Talent
Dawn Landrum, Landrum Arts
Erin Guidry, Trinity Talent
Ken del Corral, del Corral Talent and SAM Agency
Lawrence Turner, del Corral Talent
Lee MacKenzie, fameagency
Liz Atherton, TAG Talent
Rebecca Hale, Hale Talent
Tabitha Bryant Huffman, Trinity Talent
Tommye Myrick, Proclaim Talent Agency

Other notable film industry professionals include:
Chris Stelly, Director of Film and Television, Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development
Diana Boylston, Regional Representative, AFTRA
Eric Thompson, Vice President, Twentieth Century Fox
Indigo, Actor, Showtime's Weeds
Jason Hewitt, Director/Producer/CEO, Films In Motion
Jason Tomlinson, Regional Representative, Screen Actors Guild
Katherine Brooks, Writer/Director, Loving Annabelle
Leslie Creppel, CEO, Cast Our Kids
Lolis E. Elie, Writer, HBOs Treme
Matthew Dickens, Writer/Director/Producer, The War Zone
Reed Daigle, Director and 2010 winner of the New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project
Steve Esteb, Director, Dirty Politics
Wayne Douglas Morgan, Actor/Producer/Independent Filmmaker, Upperline Entertainment


Panel discussions and Q & A's will be moderated by the following Louisiana acting coaches:

Casey Groves
Dean West
Garrett Prejean
Jennifer Schemke
Lance Nichols
Veleka Gray

In addition, there will be a special presentation room where the founders of two companies that provide actors with tools to efficiently and successfully manage their careers will demonstrate their online services.  Gary Marsh, founder and CEO of Actors Access/Breakdown Services, the most widely used online casting portal, and Brian Vermeire, co-founder and CEO of Holdon Log and Kristina Hughes, co-founder and COO of Holdon Log, the developers of PerformerTrack, the standard career management tool for performers, will show actors how to use their online services to manage their acting career.

Due to the demand from actors, parents of aspiring child actors and industry professionals, the 2010 Louisiana Actors Expo will launch three new features: child actor panels, casting sessions and agent meetings. In addition to the adult actor panel discussions, Q & A sessions and film industry vendors featured last year, these new components will give actors of all ages the opportunity to learn inside information about the film industry.

"As a parent, I understand wanting to give your children the tools they need to succeed," says Shanda Quintal, Executive Director of the New Orleans Actors Resource Center. "And in the film industry, because a child actor's parent is the de facto manager, the parent and the child must work as a team in order to succeed."

The Expo's child actor panels will focus on children ages 8 to 14 interested in starting an acting career in the Louisiana film industry. Agents and casting directors will discuss important topics that every actor of any age needs to know if they are considering working in the industry. "There are an amazing amount of films being shot in Louisiana," says Quintal. "However, there are a limited number of roles for children in the Louisiana film industry. But for dedicated children and supportive parents, the Louisiana Actors Expo will provide the cold, hard facts both need for a child to reach their goals of becoming a professional actor. Information and dedication are key."

Topics for the child actor panel will include:
•    Headshots and Resumes
•    Getting An Agent
•    Audition Etiquette
•    Self-taping for Submissions
•    The Casting Process

NOARC's 2010 Louisiana Actors Expo will again offer the adult actor panels introduced at last year's inaugural expo where actors of all levels, from aspiring to advanced, can learn something new. Topics for the adult actors panels will include:
•    Getting an Agent
•    Developing and Maintaining a Working Relationship With Your Agent
•    Getting the Callback
•    Working in Independent Film
•    Managing a Business: Your Acting Career
Casting sessions are for actors with representation (an agent) who are interested in performing a "cold-reading" audition for two prominent Louisiana casting directors. For those new to the industry, this is a unique opportunity to be seen by professionals in the position to get actors the jobs they want.  Actors must come prepared with a headshot and resume.

Agent meetings are a new feature designed for actors seeking representation (i.e., looking for an agent). During the meeting, actors can interview with two Louisiana agents who are actively seeking new talent to represent. Actors must come prepared with a headshot and resume, and two monologues--one dramatic, one comedic.  There are only a few slots available for both the casting sessions and the agent meetings.

General admission to the Louisiana Actors Expo is $50 per person in advance.  Parents or adult guardians of attendees between the ages of 8 and 14 must also purchase a ticket. Casting session and agent meeting tickets are $25 each and must be purchased separately.  Limited slots are available.  Tickets are on sale now.  To register and purchase tickets go to http://louisianaactorsexpo.eventbrite.com.   Tickets also will be available at the door the day of the event for $60 per person.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Contact Frank Sansbury of LaFete News
 

 

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