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New Orleans Area Events: Holy Thursday, Easter Weekend

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Easter is only days away and although today is Holy Thursday, here are a list of events for today and this weekend and beyond from Lafete News:

Check out Bayoubuzz calendar and post your events

Thursday, April 21 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Carousel Bar @ Hotel Monteleone
Tales of the Cocktail
All New Orleanians are invited to this complimentary event being held at the Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar.

Tales of the Cocktail® is giving locals a small taste of this summer's festivities with the Native Spirits Preview Party. This complimentary event at the legendary Carousel Bar is open to all New Orleanians to come sip some well-crafted cocktails, mingle with the Tales of the Cocktail® team and learn about the all Spirited Dinners, evening events, seminars and competitions that are in store during the five-day feast of all things alcohol. This party will be the first opportunity for anyone to try the official cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail® 2011, The Rangoon Gin Fizz created by Atlanta bartender Eric Simpkins. Attendees will also get the first look at both the Tales of the Cocktail® 2011 Poster created by renowned New Orleans artist Frenchy and a new t-shirt in the Fleurty Girl Cocktail Collection with sales benefitting Flo Woodward Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Cocktail Apprentice Scholarship Fund. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win prizes including a Native Spirits Package, the perfect package for locals at Tales of the Cocktail®.
  Thursday, April 21 
Twilight Thursdays
 Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series
Chip Wilson And Jesse Moore
Thursday, April 21
Pavilion of the Two Sisters
New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens

Threadhead Thursday
(2nd Annual) at City Park

Thursday, April 28
6:00pm -  11:00pm
Botanical Garden City Park
FREE!!! Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Garden Stage
at the Botanical Garden in City Park, New Orleans

* Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs
* New Orleans Nightcrawlers
* Alex McMurray Band
* Ensemble Fatien
* Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show

Bring blankets and chairs...
Food and drink available for purchase

Patrice Fisher, ARPA And Special Guests Thursday, May 05, 2011 (6:00 PM)
Tim Laughlin Thursday, May 12, 2011 (6:00 PM)
Banu Gibson Thursday, May 19, 2011 (6:00 PM)
Seva Venet Thursday, May 26, 2011 (6:00 PM)
Musica Da Camera Thursday, June 02, 2011 (6:00 PM)
New Orleans Moonshiners And Cristina Perez Thursday, June 09, 2011 (6:00 PM)
The Mystics Thursday, June 16, 2011 (6:00 PM)
Pfister Sisters Thursday, June 23, 2011 (6:00 PM)
Gates open 5 'til 8pm, Performance at 6pm
Botanical Garden - Pavilion of the Two Sisters
 Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food available for purchase.
No outside food and drink or pets allowed.
Seating is limited to 400 people per performance.
$8 for adults, $3 for children age 5-12
Season Passes are now available at the Gift Shop.
Full Season ($225) • March-June ($120)
July-October ($105)
Admission is not included in Friends of City Park membership.
Click here to purchase tickets for adults online now!
For more information call (504) 483-9488 or visit 
  Thursday, April 21
 Exhibition Openings @ the Ogden Museum on April 21
Thursday, April 21
6:00pm -  8:00pm

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA

Four exhibitions open during Ogden After Hours
(featuring Jimbo Mathus), 6 p.m.:

One World, Two Artists:
John Alexander and Walter Anderson

The work of Southern artists is often infused with a deep sense of 
place and time. Whether inspired by the small-town of the artist?s 
birth, the land, the waters?be it river, lake or sea?the music, the 
people or even the animals, that sense of place shows up in subtle, 
surprising or literal wa...ys, unique to each artist. One World, Two 
Artists will attempt to show how the Gulf Coast was a shared source of 
inspiration to two native artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson. 
Closes mid-July 2011.
Shown here: Stormy Monday, 2010, John Alexander; Frogs, Walter Anderson.
*A book of the same title will be on sale!*

Walter Anderson: Works on Paper
Presented by the Center for Southern Craft and Design
Featuring books, silk-screened prints, block prints and textiles by 
Walter Anderson. The work is also for sale. Closes mid-July 2011.

Haiti, After the Earthquake: Photographs by
Julie Dermansky

Julie Dermansky, photographer, multimedia journalist and New Orleans 
resident, went to Haiti two weeks after the January 2010 earthquake.
The images in the exhibition were taken between January 26 and March 
31, 2010 and November 26 to December 3, 2010, during the cholera 
epidemic and the first round of presidential elections. They reflect 
Dermansky's strong visual vocabulary developed over two decades as a 
fine artist. She captures the essence of individuals and focuses on 
cultural icons while illuminating the epic proportions of the 
disaster. On view through July 24, 2011..

Birney Imes: Juke Joint
Juke Joint is an exhibition of photographs from Birney Imes' highly 
acclaimed series of lushly colored images of the Mississippi Delta. A 
book documenting this series was published by University Press of 
Mississippi in 1990. This exhibition is the second of three Birney 
Imes exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in 2011. These 
color photographs are a continuation of his earlier black and white 
photographs of African-American rural culture featured in the book? 
Partial to Home?a portion of which are on view at the Ogden, Jan.13, 
2011-mid-April 2011. Juke Joints on view through mid-July 2011.
  Thursday, April 21 
Thursday, April 21
Palm Court Jazz Café
1204 Decatur St.
8 - 11pm
Saturday, April 23
Jazz National Park w/ Tom McDermott
Dutch Alley in the French Market
2 - 3:30pm
  Thursday, April 21 

  Thursday, April 21 
Paul Sanchez
Upcoming Shows:
Thurs, April 21st 6:30PM - solo @ Swirl, NOLA
Fri, April 22nd 8 PM - solo @ Chickie Wah-Wah, NOLA
Thurs, April 28th 8 PM - Threadhead Thrusday At City Park @ City Park Botanical Gardens, NOLA
Fri, April 29th 8 PM - Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show with Michael Cerveris @ Chickie Wah-Wah, NOLA
Sat, April 30th 12 AM - Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show @ Preservation Hall, NOLA
  Thursday, April 21 
Le Chat Noir Shows this weekend at
       le chat noir
       "Native Tongues:
       The Food Edition"
       How ya like dem ersters?
       Award-winning director Carl Walker assembles another 
smorgasbord of talent for the fifth installment of the acclaimed 
monologue series he established in 1993 as founding director of All 
Kinds of Theatre and presenting stage works by Pulitzer- and other 
award-winning novelists, journalists and nonfiction writers.

              April 21 - 24 Performances:
       Thur/Fri/Sat at 8pm; Sun at 6pm
       Call Le Chat Noir Reservations: 504.581.5812
       or purchase on line...see link below.
       Tickets Thur/Sun: $29 (include $5 drink credit)
       Tickets Fri/Sat: $33 (include $5 drink credit)
       visit our website to find our Performance Calendar . directions 
and a map .
       . contact us . information on individual shows . ONLINE TICKETING .
       . or call for reservations: 504.581.5812 . to be removed from 
this email list .
       .. Le Chat Noir. 715 St. Charles Avenue. New Orleans, LA 70130
April 21, 2011 
 1204 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA, 70116
Wednesday through Sunday 7 - 11 PM
Available 7 nights/week for private parties/groups
Phone: 504.525.0200 

 21 Tim Laughlin & Crescent City Joymakers w/Duke Heitger
22 Clive Wilson & Palm Court Jazz Band w/Butch Thompson
23 Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band w/Butch Thompson
24 Duke Heitger w/Crescent City Joymakers
25 & 26 Closed
27 Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band
28 New Orleans Seranaders w/Clive Wilson,Butch Thompson,Tom Sancton

Sammy Rimington's 51st Anniversary In Music- A celebration of his dedication to NO music.
Band: Gerald French,Seva Venet, Lars Edegran, Peter Badie
30 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band 
Thursday, April 21 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA
Spotlight On Success
The 2011 March of Dimes "Spotlight on Success" dresses it up and swings into the Ritz-Carlton's Davenport Lounge! We'll be enjoying all of the finest libations and jazzing it up with Jeremy Davenport performing. Put on your dancing shoes and come unwind in the lap of luxury and help celebrate this fantastic cause with our outstanding group of Honorees!

This is stop #3 on our way to the main event - The March Of Dimes "Spotlight on Success" Gala, June 17th at Generations Hall. To find out more, please visit, or talk with one of our many outstanding current and past Honorees!!!

DISCLAIMER: The March of Dimes does not endorse the consumption of alcoholic beverages to women who are or may be trying to get pregnant and does not assume liability for any act after consumption of alcohol at our events.
  April 21, 2011 
Thursday, April 21 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
As projects outside of the group (often under slightly different names, including James Mathus, Jas Mathus, Jimbo "Hambone" Mathus, and Jimbo Mathus), appearing on collaborator Andrew Bird's albums Thrills and Bowl of Fire.
In 1997, Mathus, Zippers bassist Stu Cole, producer Mike Napolitano, and pianist Greg Bell formed the Knockdown Society and released Play Songs for Rosetta, a collection of bluesman Charley Patton's songs that... benefited his daughter Rosetta and her family. See More
 April 21, 2011 
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
Thursday, April 21
5pm - Roman Skakun
8pm - Shannon Powell

Friday, April 22
5pm - The Professor Piano Series featuring Joe Krown
8pm - Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
12 Midnight - Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Linnzi Zaorski

Saturday, April 23
8pm - Glen David Andrews
12 Midnight - Brass Band Jam featuring Hot 8 Brass Band

Sunday, April 24
7pm - Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth

Monday, April 25
8pm - Bob French and The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

Tuesday, April 26
8pm - Ashlin Parker
  April 21, 2011 
Every Mon & Tues
  Amanda Walker
  Every Wed & Thurs
  Marlon Jordon
 Fri, April 22   9:30pm
  Banu Gibson
  Monty Banks
  Sat, April 23   9:30pm
  Luther Kent
  Sun, April 24   9:30pm
  Monty Banks
  Every Sat & Sun
  Monty Banks
Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen Streeet
New Orleans

The award-winning Blue Nile Nightclub offers the best live music New 
Orleans has to offer, featuring a wide array of national and 
international acts in two rooms, with state of the art sound and lights.

Wednesday April 20
8:00pm - United Postal Project
10:00pm - Khris Royal and Dark Matter

Thursday April 21
10:00pm? - Bayou International Reggae Night with DJ T ROY
Balcony Room:
11:00pm - Gravity A w/ many special guests

Friday April 22
8:00pm - Mykia Jovan and Jason Butler
10:00pm - Brassaholics
Balcony Room
10:00pm - The Mumbles
12:00am - DJ Real and Black Pearl

Saturday April 23
7:00pm - Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
10:30pm - Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
Balcony Room:
10:00pm - Soul Project
1:00am - DJ Real and Black Pearl

Sunday April 24
1:00pm - Bill Summers International Market
10:00pm - Sunday Night Brass with Mainline

  Thursday April 21st
  The Back Room at Buffa's Music Schedule

Buffa's Bar & Restaurant
1001 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 949-0038 C
Food served 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
?Best Late Night Food in Town!?
Check the website fo see our Saturday Night Specials
and Sunday Jazz Brunch Specials + our regular Menu

   21 @ 8:30 PM - Tom McDermott
   22 @ 7:00 PM - The Warren Battiste Trio
   23 @ 7:00 PM - The Royal Rounders
   24 @ 11:00 AM - Some Like It Hot! Traditional Jazz Band
   28 @ 8:30 PM - Tom McDermott
   29 @ 7:00 PM - J. & The Savage Band
   30 @ 7:00 PM - The Royal Rounders
   01 @ 11:00 AM - Some Like It Hot! Traditional Jazz Band
   04 @ 7:00 PM - The Peter Cho Trio
   05 @ 8:30 PM - Tom McDermott
   07 @ 7:00 PM - The Royal Rounders
   08 @ 11:00 AM - Some Like It Hot!
 Thursday April 21st
  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  Antenna 3161 Burgundy Street

**Drinks & Postmedium Demo with Erik Kiesewetter and Rami Sharkey

* Come and check out what Erik and Rami have been working on-- they'll be
  demo-ing the functional *beta* of the Postmedium System to everyone
  and *signing
  up all those interested in using it*. If you aren't familiar with
  Postmedium, it is an easily updateable, beautifully designed online artist
  portfolio management system that allows artists to share their work online.
  More info at >>  <>

 Thursday April 21st
  Bayou St John: Portrait of a Neighborhood
Thursday, April 21 at 7:00pm
7:00pm -  10:00pm
Fair Grinds Coffee House
3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans, LA

Join us to celebrate Marcelo Singleton's latest
curated show featuring artists whose art celebrates
our unique community.. Mark Fowler will provide music
for this special evening. refreshments.
SPECIAL presentation of REBRIDGE project.
Saving our historic Bayou bridge
Friday 4-22-11
Friday, April 22nd:
• Free Earth Day celebration in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden!
• 5:30p: Craft Mafia: Crafts with Recycled Materials
• Dusk: Film Screening: Disneynature EARTH

o Ralph Brennan's Courtyard Cafe will sell BBQ
(PhotoNOLA has been canceled.)
We will have a cash bar, so please no outside wine, beer or booze.

The Sculpture Garden rules will be in effect:
1)    No bikes
2)    No skateboards and roller-skates (But we love Houla-hoops!)
3)    No pets
4)    No picnics (But you can bring a blanket to sit on.)
5)    No fishing
Shakespeare in the Sculpture Garden
In May we will begin a Shakespeare in the Garden series with The NOLA Project. Each Friday evening in May join us for "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Tickets are available for purchase on our website, or call (504) 658-4100.
April 22, 2011
 St. Augustine Church
invites you to join us for our
Fish Fry Fridays every Friday during Lent through April 22, 2011, 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
3 pieces of fried fish served with homemade baked
macaroni, potato salad, vegetable, bread and dessert
Most days we serve another option ..
like delicious shrimp creole
Donation $8
St. Augustine Church, 1210 Gov. Nicholls Street , N.O. LA
(one block from the French Quarter).
Free Parking available in the church yard
April 22, 2011
On the Air! This rollicking rendition of a live radio broadcast from 1945 
features a cast of five, including a singing W.A.C., a boisterous 
bandleader and a blues singer who can belt out a torch song. The live 
band brings the era to life with a timeless musical score, comedy and 
more. It?s a trip back in time and guests will love coming along for 
the ride as the live studio audience.

Don?t miss this new production created especially for the Stage Door 
Canteen. Written by Sean Patterson & Victoria Reed, with an all-star 
New Orleans cast including Carmen Barika, Troi Bechet, Bob Edes and 
Gary Rucker. Among the timeless songs featured in the show are "The 
Trolley Song," "Don?t Fence Me In," "Blues in the Night," "Mairzy 
Doats," and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."

Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday 

Make your reservations online ( ) or call 504-528-1943
Fair Grinds Coffee House $10Cheap!!!!

NUMA waxes and rants about all things N.O.and La politics. Very
Gross NPR's own interviews Numa,JINDAL his ownself on Vent your
spleen,wait Wait don't Kill Me!! the new Orleans game show,a
world tour to Laos North Korea, Syria, Belarus, Cameroon,
Equitorial Guinea, and Venzuela and more still.
April 22, 2011
Playin' at the Polo
Enjoy the sultry sounds of some of New Orleans best jazz musicians seven nights a week at the Polo Club Lounge.
Anais St. John
With Her Trio
Every Friday & Saturday Night
9 PM - Midnight

Mario Abney Quartet
6 PM - 10 PM

Kirk Branch
Mondays and Tuesdays
6 PM - 11 PM

Wednesdays & Thursdays 6 PM - 11 PM
Fridays & Saturdays 6 PM - 9 PM
                       No Cover Charge
For dining reservations please call (504) 522-1994
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier Street,
 New Orleans, LA 70130
Toll-Free: (888) 596-0955 Tel: (504) 523-6000
April 22, 2011
 Russian Easter Egg Decoration
Artist Jane Hill guides persons through the
Egg Decoration process - exquisite wax resist
Russian Style decorations made easy!

Friday, April 22
6:00pm -  9:00pm
Fair Grinds Coffee House
3133 Ponce De Leon New Orleans LA

Written by SARAH RUHL Directed by René J. F. Piazza running April 22 - 30,

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans, Inc.

4539 N. I-10 Service Road

Metairie, LA 70006

Phone (504) 456-4111

Fax (504) 456-4110

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Saturday 4-23-11
at the Covington Trailhead
Saturday, April 23rd, 10am-Noon
Free Family Fun -- All Aboard!
Join us in downtown Covington for "EGG ROLLIN' at the Covington Trailhead" on Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 a.m. for a morning of family holiday fun and entertainment, featuring puppeteer Karen Konnerth of Calliope Puppets, bringing a delightful holiday puppet show to the Champagne Beverage Stage at the Covington Trailhead.  Ms. Konnerth's puppets are certain to amuse children of all ages.  Photographer, David Barfield, will be on hand for a free professional photo opportunity with live bunny, Hop-a-Rooney. Following the entertainment, Covington's second annual Egg Roll Contest will begin!  Calling all children under age 12 to bring a decorated, personalized hard-boiled egg for this fun activity.  Prizes will be awarded for the "fastest" eggs in Covington!
  Saturday, April 23rd
Saturday Market, April 23, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
Downtown New Orleans | 700 Magazine Street at Girod
The Market is in full bloom right now. In addition to colorful mixed bouquets from Lucy Capdebosque and Shirley Randon, Keith Kron has gorgeous orchids, bromeliads and other rare tropical plants. Clusters of Jim Mizell's bedding plants also make beautiful centerpieces with much longer life spans once planted in the ground.
Recipe of the Week
Stuffed Strawberry Muffins
 We're already dreaming of waking up to these Stuffed Strawberry Muffins Sunday morning. Don't forget to pick up strawbery jam from Anita deBoisblanc in addition to fresh Louisiana strawberries for the filling.
1-2/3 cups flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1/3 cup butter, melted
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1/4 cup strawberry jam
• 12 small strawberries, hulled
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups.

In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix well. In another bowl, combine milk, butter, and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture and mix gently until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them not quite two-thirds full and reserving 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the batter to top the muffins. Put one teaspoon of jam and one small berry in each muffin, then spoon reserved batter on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and cool on wire rack.
Makes 1 dozen
Saturday, April 23
7:00pm -  10:00pm
Marigny & French Quarter bars

NOLA BUNARCHY is a bar hop around the Marigny and
French Quarter neighborhoods. Hundreds of bunnys hop
from bar to bar to raise money for Animal rescue
charities.. The hop starts at
* Mimi's at 7pm and goes to
* Hi Ho Lounge at 8pm-9
* Dragons Den 9pm - 10
* TBA - 10pm - 11
* Flanagan's 11pm - 12am
* More stops tba

Bunarchy Passes are $10 and are available at Funrockn
and PopCity locations and at the bar stops.

Get your bunny gear in gear.
April 23, 2011
Easter Saturday, April 23
12:00pm - 5:00pm

The Old Ironworks
612 Piety St., just off Chartres
New Orleans, Louisiana

Art * Crafts * Vintage * Flea *
*Live Music * Great Food *

12 PM: The Pan American Trio
2:30 PM: Goodchildren Parade Stop
3PM: Aurora Neiland & The Royal Roses with Aurora Neiland

Piety Street Market welcomes the 4th Annual Goodchildren Easter Parade 
on Easter Saturday, April 23, when "Year of the Rabbit" marchers will 
detour from St. Claude Avenue to celebrate Easter at Old Ironworks.

King Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and Queen Tee Eva and her fabulous 
Baby Dolls will reign over the parade, which features the Goodchildren 
Band, Burning Spear Mardi Gras Indians, 504 Dancing Man and more than 
a dozen marching krewes, from the Bearded Oysters and Big Easy Roller 
Girls to NOLA Pyrates and the Guardian Angels, along with 
Goodchildren's signature hand-decorated doll throws.

Also on the menu: great eats from al fresco chefs, cool kids' 
activities and live music throughout the day by the Pan American Trio 
and Aurora Neiland and The Royal Roses.

Located at 612 Piety St., just off the corner of Chartres St., Piety 
Street Market is held at the Old Ironworks, which offers a spectacular 
indoor/outdoor setting for a bustling neighborhood market.

 Saturday, April 23
Irvin Mayfield and Basin Street
Records announced today the release of A Love Letter to New Orleans, a
richly designed coffee-table book and CD that provides an intimate glimpse
into the people, places and ideas that have shaped Mayfield¹s musical
evolution into an internationally recognized Jazz artist. Anchored by a
stunning black and white cover photo of Mayfield by jazz photographer Herman
Leonard, A Love Letter to New Orleans begins with a foreword by journalist
Soledad O¹Brien, who after her first interview with Mayfield, is convinced
that in her next life she wants to come back as a native of New Orleans.  A
series of local book signings are scheduled at the following:

Saturday, April 23, 6pm-8pm- Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St.,
New Orleans

Friday, April 29, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Book Tent
2:30-3:30pm - Community Book Store, 2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans

Thursday, April 27, 6pm-7:30pm - Octavia Book Store, 513 Octavia St., New

Saturday, April 30, 8pm - A Love Letter to New Orleans Book & CD Release
Party, Irvin Mayfield¹s Jazz Playhouse

Sunday, May 8, 1pm-2pm, - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Book Tent
Opening Exhibition: Between the Faith and the Forlorn
Saturday, April 23
6:00pm -  8:30pm

The New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St Mary Street, New Orleans LA

Please join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibit:

Between the Faithful and Forlorn

Juried by Andy Levin
...Opening: SAT APR 23 | 6-9pm

Show will run from Saturday, April 23 - Sunday, June 5

"Faith and desperation are polar opposites, yet so much of human 
experience falls between the two. As humans, we are faced with 
uncertainty and often face obstacles as our lives evolve. The way that 
we deal with these obstacles can show either the best or worst of our 
humanity. This is a call for photographs that explore both the fervor 
of devotion and the depths of despair, or something between the two."
 Russian Party with DEBAUCHE and Underscore Orchestra
Saturday, April 23
10:00pm -  12:00am
Hi-Ho Lounge

Free Honey Pepper Vodka, Balkan DJ, Dancing and Belly dancing.
Yegor Romantsov
Sunday 4-24-11
New Orleans Tradition 
28h ANNUAL French Quarter Easter Parade
Celebrates Its 28th Year
French Quarter Easter Parade, LLC proudly presents the 28th Annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m..
The celebration starts at the Astor Crowne Hotel Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast, a Hat Contest and entertainment. Riders will then hop on the floats at 1:00 p.m. and ride through the French Quarter. The parade route will start at Canal and Bourbon Street, continue down Bourbon Street to St. Phillip, and turn up to Decatur and back up to Canal to the Astor Crowne Hotel.  At the end of the parade, revelers can enjoy a champagne brunch while dancing to Jake and the Nifty 50's.
As the Grand Duchess of Easter Parade in New Orleans, Chris Owens will be dressed in her personally designed Easter ensemble that will be complimented by her beautiful and exotic Easter bonnet.  The Duchess leads the annual Easter Parade with family and friends, who will also be dressed in their best Easter attire..
The parade will feature over thirty-six parade elements featuring the high school bands, Storyville Stompers, vintage cars and floats. The parade will stage on Canal and Iberville.  Due to the parade, no vehicular traffic may drive down Iberville from 11:30AM-2:00 p.m.  Vehicles may be allowed to drive down the cross streets and cross over Iberville.  One lane of Canal will be closed from Burgundy to Charters as well.
Please contact us at (504) 293-2619 for further information and reservations for this year's Easter Parade or please visit the website
Royal Sonesta Hotel Presents

Begue's Easter Brunch

NEW ORLEANS, LA (April 6, 2011) - There's no better time than the springto experience
a New Orleans' tradition that began with Madame Begue over a century ago. On Sunday
April 24th, treat your entire family to the Royal Sonesta Hotel's famous Begue's
Easter Champagne Brunch presented in the elegant Grand Ballroom. Create lasting
memories with your love ones as you enjoy a uniquely local tradition.

Easter Sunday at the Royal Sonesta begins with a glass of sparkling Champagne, a
fresh mimosa, or a classic New Orleans' cocktail. Allow Executive Chef Peter Page
to prepare delicious entrées that the entire family will enjoy. Among the many selections
offered is a Crispy Seared Salmon topped with Shrimp Imperial, Roasted Duck and
Portabella Napoleon or the Cochon de Lait stuffed with House Sausage Dirty Rice
and Apple-Sage Compote. These are just a few of the endless possibilities available
at Begue's Brunch. New additions to our Easter feast include a Sauté Station, a
rich Caviar Displayand a Charcuterie Station. There's even an entire section devoted
to creating your own personalized Eggs Benedict dish.

While the adults dine on a variety of local delicacies, the little ones will be
treated to mini bites of their favorite foods at the Children's Express. Executive
Pastry Chef Solandie Exantus and his talented team are busy preparing an assortment
of Easter confections that will appeal to everyone's palate. The Royal Sonesta's
Easter Brunchtruly offers something special for every member of your family.

To reserve your table for Sunday April 24th, please call504-553-2278. Three seating
times are available for your convenience, specifically at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.,
and 3:00 p..m. The cost is $79.00 for adults and $25.00 for children ages 5 through
12. Little ones under the age of 5 dine free with our compliments. Tax and gratuity
are not included.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
SUNDAY brunch at Buffas .. no cover .. great food and music .. please 
join us 11am til 2pm every Sunday
Buffa's Lounge
1001 Esplanade
(Corner of Esplanade Avenue and Burgundy St)
New Orleans ~ just in the Faubourg Marigny
at the "Border of the Quarter"
 Sunday, April 24, 2011 
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Free Admission
Sunday April 24 at 5 pm      Algona Choir from Wisconsin  - program to be announced soon
Please Note :  Thursday April 28 @ 7 pm
Timothy McNair, Trinity bass soloist
Albinas & Manon Prizgintas
Director of Music Ministries

Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70130

  Sunday, April 24, 2011
Season 2, beginning April 24, begins more than a year after Katrina, and New Orleans is no longer front-page news. But those in the Crescent City are still suffering. Crime is up, help is slow, tourism is way down, and outsiders with money are pouring in to profit from the reconstruction.
There are glimpses of a resurgence a little further down the line. For instance, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) speaks of the Saints and this new quarterback who might work out (Drew Brees, of course, worked out great, marching the Saints to the promised land of the Super Bowl).
As Season 2 kicks off, we find Toni (Melissa Leo) still trying to fight the good fight but still hurt by the suicide of her husband, Creighton (John Goodman). Daughter Sofia (India Ennenga, now a full-time cast member) has seemingly absorbed her dead father's rage and despair over the state of New Orleans, and that puts additional pressure on Toni. Newly minted Oscar winner Leo, by the way, remains marvelous in everything she does.
Antoine (Wendell Pierce) has designs on starting his own band; Albert (Clarke Peters) is dumped out of the bar he revamped when the owner returns; Albert's son Delmond (Rob Brown) begins to feel the allure of New Orleans again when his fellow New Yorkers disparage the culture; and Janette (Kim Dickens) also tires of the Big Apple as she works under a demanding but talented chef (Anthony Bourdain has been added to the writing staff, so the kitchen banter and attention to detail is exceptional).
Meanwhile, DJ Davis (Steve Zahn) is still angering his bosses at the radio station, still railing against the dying of the culture, but at least he's got a blossoming relationship with Annie Tee (the lovely and talented Lucia Micarelli). Sonny (Michiel Huisman), noted screw-up and Annie's ex, takes one step forward and two back, as expected. Lt. Colson (David Morse, who also gets upped to full-time cast member) continues to deal with the police department's handling of crime in the city. And a newcomer from Dallas, Nelson Hidalgo (Jon Seda), adds to the political intrigue and race to reshape New Orleans.
Ambitious? As always. New Orleans has better days ahead, but Simon and Overmyer look to be spending much of Season 2 on the struggle. This is a series primed to rise another notch, and viewers, like the citizens of the Crescent City, should be there for the transformation.

 Tuesday 4-26-11
 April 26, 2011   
Chef Farrell and Area Managing Director/Maison Dupuy Hotel, Morty Valldejuli are pleased to announce the return of French Quarter Wine Festival. The Festival, now in its fifth year, will showcase 14 celebrated wineries from California, Oregon, Washington State, Italy, France and Argentina.
Chef Michael Farrell, Executive Chef of Maison Dupuy's BISTREAUX and Le Meritage Restaurants, will create delectable dinners to accompany each tasting.
French Quarter Wine Festival events are listed below:
 April 26: Poggio al Tesoro and San Polo Wineries Reception and Dinner ($105)
•  April 27: Château Palmer Reception and Dinner ($145)
•  May 3: Duckhorn Wine Company Reception and Dinner ($115)
•  May 4: Martinelli Winery Reception and Dinner ($95)
•  May 13: Closing Reception ($65)
•         Le Meritage
o French Quarter 1001 Toulouse St.
o 648-6119
Wednesday, 4 -27-11
Wednesday, April 27, 2011   
April 27th to June 15th, 2011
YLC Wednesday at the Square is located at Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD across from Gallier Hall, every Wednesday from March 30 to June 15, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm, rain or shine.
The concert series is free to attendees.
Musician Schedule:
APR 27 - Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue
MAY 4 - Marcia Ball + Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue
MAY 11 - George Porter, Jr. + The Lee Boys
MAY 18 - The Iguanas + Los Po-Boy-Citos
MAY 25 - Tab Benoit + Navy Band New Orleans Full Steam Brass Band
JUN 1 - Eric Lindell + The Revivalists
JUN 8 - Galactic + Marc Stone
JUN 15 - Cyril Neville and Monk Boudreaux + Gravy
  Wednesday, April 27, 2011   
 Wednesdays, 5pm-7:30pm
Covington Trailhead
     419 N. New Hampshire St.      
Downtown Covington
April 27
May 4
May 11
& The Creole Jazz Serenaders
May 18
NOLA Music Party
May 27
& The Barbeque Swingers

Refreshments available on site -- sales will directly benefit the St. Tammany Art Association & local non-profit organizations.
 Wednesday, April 27, 2011 
Experience an evening of cultural indulgences at the
JW Marriott Lobby Lounge

Spirit Tasting and complimentary Hors D'oeuvres

Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by our Local Artist on April 20th, 2011,
and the JW Marriott will give a 1 night complimentary stay in the
 Presidential Bi-Level Suite
*($1,500 value)*

Lobby Bar
JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-6500

Parking Available at a Special Event Rate of $5 on Common Street


Upcoming Events

Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
April 17 event, which includes a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Pontchartrain, a 56-mile bicycle ride and a 13.1-mile run that ends in front of Jackson Square.

Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00pm - 1:00am
The Carousel Bar @ Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA
It's been 10 years in the planning, 2 years in the making. Come out and celebrate the release of my new CD with me at the most beautiful and most comfortable non smoking bar in the city. I'll have Herlin Riley on drums and Roland Guerin on bass plus other special guests.

Rabadash 30th Anniverssary Party

Hello Rabadash Family, past and present. We will be having a party to 
celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rabadash records on the Tues. 
between the 2 weekends of Jazz Festivale. it would be great to see any 
of you that might want to stop by. It's at the Hotel Monteleone, 
Featuring Big Daddy 'O' . The piano is there and I'll have a set of 
drums, a bass amp and and 1 gutiar amp for Jamming after Big Daddy 
'O's set. Hope to see you.

John Autin
Daze Between Festival
Featuring Great Bands, Hot Boiled Crawfish,
Freshly Shucked Oysters, Jambalaya and other
Creole New Orleans Favorites

Tuesday May 3 and Wednesday May 4
from 4p.m until 1 a.m.

The Rusty Nail
1100 Constance St.
New Orleans, LA

To Benefit:
The New Orleans Musicians Clinic
and the Gulf Restoration Network


* Tuesday May 3
a no holds barred mashup featuring members of Tea Leaf
Green and ALO featuring Josh Clark, Dan LEBO Lebowitz,
Dave Brogan, Trevor Garrod, Steve Adams, Reed Mathis,
and Cochrane McMillan with special guests
old school guitar shredding jam session featuring
Josh Clark, LEBO, with special guests Leo Nocentelli,
Matt Grondin, Chris Mule and many more

* Wednesday May 4
A Musical Tribute to the Grateful Dead featuring

THE IKO ALLSTARS featuring Billy Iuso, Reggie Scanlon
(from the Radiators), CR Gruver and Mike Foo (from Gravity A)
DRUMS AND SPACE featuring Steve Molitz, Mike Foo, and special guests
featuring Josh Clark and Dave Brogan (from Tea Leaf Green)
Steve Molitz (Particle, Phil Lesh) and Steve Adams (ALO)


DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for eight performances: Tuesday, May 31 - Sunday, June 5, 2011. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8 at 11:00 AM.
The role of everyone's favorite swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek, will be played by Eric Petersen, who joins the tour from the Broadway production. He recently appeared as the socially challenged Barfee in the National tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Haven Burton, also from the Broadway Company, will play the feisty Princess Fiona. Haven previously played Margo the Dog Whisperer on Broadway in Legally Blonde and understudied Elle Woods.Alan Mingo, Jr. is Shrek's lovably annoying best friend Donkey. He was an original company member of The Little Mermaid where he played the role of Sebastian, and prior to that played the role of Tom Collins in RENT on Broadway. David F. M. Vaughn plays the vertically challenged villain Lord Farquaad. He, too, joins the tour from the Broadway Company. He also has appeared in Les Misérables and Saturday Night Fever.
Rounding out the cast of misfit fairy tale characters, the peoples of Duloc and Far, Far Away are: Joe Abraham, Holly Ann Butler, Carrie Compere, Emily Cramer, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Sandra DeNise, Hayley Feinstein, David Foley, Aymee Garcia, Brian Gonzales, Derek Hanson, Benjamin Howes, Cara Kem, Sean McKnight, Mara Newbery, Denny Paschall, Sarah Peak, Keven Quillon, Morgan Rose, Jason W.. Shuffler, Blakely Slaybaugh, Danielle Soibelman and Julius Thomas III.
"We are thrilled to send SHREK THE MUSICAL to theatres across the country," said Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals, "and for American families to experience their favorite ogre and fairy tale creatures live on stage."
An entirely new musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series.
SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales.
SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change), and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises). SHREK THE MUSICAL has set and costume designs by Tony Award® winner Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot), lighting design by Olivier Award winner Hugh Vanstone (A Steady Rain), sound design by Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages); choreography by Josh Prince, music supervision by Tim Weil, music direction by Andy Grobengieser, and orchestrations by Danny Troob & John Clancy.
SHREK THE MUSICAL was initiated when Sam Mendes, a big fan of the first Shrek film, suggested the idea of creating a musical to DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg around the time the second film was in production. The musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals and Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Animation) and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling).
Schedule and Tickets:
The eight performances are scheduled from Tuesday, May 31 - Sunday, June 5 2011. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, and Sunday at 2:00PM and 7:30PM.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8 at 11:00 AM. For more information on tickets, visit,
 or the Mahalia Jackson Box Office.  Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster locations, or via phone at 800-982-2787 (ARTS). Group discounts for 20 or more are available by calling 504-287-0372.
For more information,
 Join the award-winning, the Official Fan community of Shrek The Musical delivering news, media and exclusive contests to fans of the Shrek Series and Shrek the Musical.  Log in and join the New Orleans group for access to the most up to the date news, information and member's only exclusive content form Shrek and Donkey's first "whirlwind, big city adventure" across the country:

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