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25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

Preview Reception:…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 23 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 23 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich & special guests. … more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 23 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 23, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Thursdays at Twilight…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Cristina, in addition to performing with her band, has contributed her vocals… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 23 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

American Fanfare

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Guest conductor Jo Ann Falletta leads the LPO in an all-American program… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

Third Annual Jazz Half Marathon & Merrill Lynch 5K

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                     Third Annual Jazz Half Marathon & Merrill Lynch 5K

NEW ORLEANS- Run the 3rd Annual Jazz Half Marathon & Merrill Lynch 5K at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 and help support the Cancer Program of Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. This year’s races will be televised live on NBC-affiliate 6 WDSU, and will start and finish at the beautiful Lafayette Square Park in the New Orleans CBD. Runners will run past such landmarks as the New Orleans Convention Center, Louisiana Superdome, and the statue of Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle. From Lee Circle, runners will run up the Grand Dame of New Orleans streets, St. Charles Avenue, passing the beautiful mansions of the Garden District, Loyola and Tulane Universities and through the green expanse of Audubon Park. Coming back downtown, they will run past the World War II Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum and Ogden Museum of Southern Art before finishing the race at Lafayette Square. Along the way, runners will be treated to a wealth of New Orleans music by local bands.

After the race, you will feast on great food, beer, water, and soft drinks while dancing to the music of three top New Orleans bands, including Washboard Chaz, Gal Holliday and the Honky Tonk Revue, and a special headliner to be named shortly. All participants in the Jazz Half Marathon will receive gender-specific, Jazz Half-logo, tech shirts and runners in the 5K will all receive Merrill Lynch 5K-logo, all cotton tee shirts. Runners who finish the Jazz Half Marathon will also receive a beautiful finisher’s medal.

By running the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K, runners will also be supporting the Cancer Program at Children’s Hospital. Children’s Hospital treats more Louisiana kids with cancer than all other facilities combined. Children’s Hospital’s LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more than 1,100 children with cancer each year, and our hospital has a policy of never turning away a child who needs the care we offer, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The hospital provides treatment for children with leukemia, lymphoma, tumors, anemia, hemophilia, and other childhood cancers. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, hospital physicians have access to the most up-to-date therapies for treatment of malignancies and blood disorders in children.

The cost for running the Jazz Half Marathon is $65 or $30 for the Merrill Lynch 5K. To learn more about the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K, please go to at www.jazzhalf.com or call 504.896.9375.