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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2017
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Oct 23, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
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David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23 - Dec 29, 2017
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East of the…

Oct 23, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 23 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Monday Blues

Oct 23, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 23 - 28, 2017
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The Somerton Suitcase…

Oct 23, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
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Dinner with a…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join James Linn, curator of The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World… more

East of the…

Oct 24, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Live in Concert:…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join one of New Orleans' most innovative musicians, Christian Scott aTunde… more

Newman Arts and the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Oct 24, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic N.O.…

Oct 24 - 29, 2017
Just in time for Halloween, The Historic New Orleans Collection is offering… more

The Historic New…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will host Maurice Martinez for an… more

10 Years of SoFAB…

Oct 25 - 25, 2017
The National Food & Beverage Foundation will host the next in its… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Gordon Biersch…

Oct 25, 2017 - Feb 27, 2019
Come enjoy the  monthly Brewer's dinner where the Chef and Head Brewmaster… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

The Rex and Orpheus Krewes Invite Carnival Fans for a Close-Up Look

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Aislinn Hinyup
WYES Promotion Manager
(504) 838-­‐0364
ahinyup@wyes.org

New Orleans, LA - December 28, 2016 - WYES invites Mardi Gras fans everywhere to enjoy a behind-­‐the-­‐scenes look at the unique Rex and Orpheus crews' dens. The WYES ROYAL REX DEN TOUR will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The location will be given at time of ticket purchase through WYES-­‐TV. Only open to the public on special occasions, the Rex Den will offer guests a close-­‐up view of the crew's floats and memorabilia. Creating each year's Rex Procession is a creative and technical process from the design sketches to the finished floats. This is your chance to learn more about The School of Design. The $40 donation also includes a guided tour and light refreshments.

Enjoy a festive look at one of the city's super krewe's during the WYES ORPHEUS DEN TOUR on Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Mardi Gras World. Noted for its elaborate float designs, intricate decorations and innovative themes, the Krewe of Orpheus which was founded by Harry Connick Jr. and Captain Sonny Borey in 1993 has an inclusive organization open to all. Learn how they pick themes, design their floats, secure celebrity monarchs and coordinate the creation of their gigantic parade and elaborate Orpheus capade super party! The $40 ticket price also includes a guided tour and light refreshments.

Book tickets to both the REX and ORPHEUS DEN TOURS at the same time and receive a $10 discount (both tours for $70 per person). Limited reservations in advance only. To book your tickets and to learn more about the WYES REX DEN TOUR and WYES ORPHEUS DEN TOUR call 504-­‐486-­‐5511.

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About WYES:
For almost 60 years, WYES have worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire our entire community. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized non-­‐profit organization in our two states with as many as a half-­‐million people using our broadcasts, outreach activities and website each week. We are proud to be part of the nation's largest classroom, the largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. For more information, call (504) 486-­‐5511 or wyes.org. Like us on Facebook at wyes.neworleans. Follow us on Twitter @WYESTV.

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