The items include Louisiana Education, tech employment, New Orleans videos, BGR and annual event, Louis Prima and the World War II museum and much more provided to us through press releases from various organizations throughout Louisiana.
There's a lot of change going on in higher education in Louisiana these days. Some of it may be good, some bad and some mixed. But there's no denying that many things are not the same as they used to be. The question that has yet to be answered is where does that leave postsecondary education in our state? Click to read more. >
DID YOU KNOW?
- Louisiana ranks 32nd in the U.S. for tech employment and 40th for average annual income among workers in the tech sector, according to the latest CyberStates Report.
- New Census data shows that21.1% of Louisianans live in poverty and 20.8% do not have health insurance, 2ndhighest and 3rd highest in the country respectively.
New Orleans video--NOVAC
NOVAC, is celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year by hosting our Decades Bash fundraiser, with music, food, drink and film from 4 decades of serving the community. NOVAC is inviting you to join us Friday, September 21, from 7 - 10 pm at Republic NOLA for an evening to remember!
Join us for the 2012 Annual Luncheon, Tuesday, November 13th, at the New Orleans Marriott. This year's luncheon will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker.
The public is invited to attend the follow-up Community Meeting regarding renovations to the Barnwell Center, which will be held on Monday, October 22, at 6:00 PM at the Barnwell Center.
City officials are seeking input from all stakeholders, artists, gardeners, club members, patrons, and Barnwell members, regarding plans for the funds allocated for Barnwell renovation.
Anyone interested in supporting the future of the Barnwell Center is urged to attend.
Jump, Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima Opens October 5, 2012
September 20, 2012 (New Orleans, LA) – They called him “The Wildest” and “The King of Swing.” His band and stage performances were like no others. And October 5 through November 24, 2012, The National WWII Museum’s Stage Door Canteen brings it all back in a new original show celebrating a unique New Orleans talent who made an incomparable contribution to popular music and stagecraft.
“His music cooks and it’s been an incredible journey researching this legend. He did it all, played, sang, danced – even Elvis attributed his famous moves to Prima,” said Victoria Reed, show co-creator and entertainment director for The National WWII Museum.
“Jump, Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima” features a cast of ten who bring to life these legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance, with the non-stop energy that kept audiences cheering from New Orleans to New York and Las Vegas to network television. Co-created for the Stage Door Canteen by Entertainment Director Victoria Reed and Musical Director Tom Hook, the spectacular cast includes many of New Orleans’ most talented musicians who also provide spirited vocals and some of the show-stopping choreography Prima’s band was known for, as well as swing dancers and a female vocalist.
Eric Bernhardt (Saxophone/Vocals), Adam Bock (Guitar/Vocals), Chance Bushman (Dancer), Lisa Casper (Dancer), Geoff Clapp (Drums/Vocals), Jay Hagen (Trumpet/Vocals), Tom Hook (Bandleader / Piano / Vocals), Cristina Perez (Vocalist), David Phy (Trombone/Vocals) and Pete Rozé (Bass/Vocals).
“Victoria Reed gets it right! Her production and super talented cast of ‘Jump Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima’ would certainly make my dad smile! I'm so proud to be a part of it,” said Lena Prima, who consulted with Reed on the show’s development.
“Jump, Jive & Wail” will feature such timeless Prima classics as Sing! Sing! Sing!, Just A Gigolo, Oh Marie, That Old Black Magic and Basin Street Blues. To reserve tickets please visit www.stagedoorcanteen.org or call 504-528-1943. Performances include Friday and Saturday evenings, with a dinner option, and Sunday brunch matinees by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant.
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