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Twelfth Annual Holiday on the Boulevard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Viola T. Johnson
Communications/PR
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
(504) 813-9008 or violatjohnson@gmail.com

Twelfth Annual Holiday on the Boulevard
December 9, 10 and 11, 2011

WHAT: HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD


WHEN:
December 9, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Kwanzaa Demonstration & Imagination Tour)

December 9, 2011 - 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. (Open House & Luncheon)

December 9, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m. (Kick-Off Reception)

December 10 2011 - 12:00 noon - 8:30 p.m.

December 11, 2010 - 1:00 - 8:30 p.m.


WHERE:
Ashé Cultural Arts Center - 1712/1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd


COST: FREE ADMISSION

INFO: (504) 569-9070

For the Twelfth consecutive year, the Boulevard will bubble over with excitement as Ashé Cultural Arts Center joins with musicians, actors, merchants, and the community to create an amazingly entertaining holiday festival and marketplace in Central City New Orleans. The festival brings together a mix of jazz, hip-hop, r&b, gospel, folk, reggae, along with spoken word and dance.

On December 9, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., preschoolers will partake of a Kwanzaa demonstration and an Imagination Tour/Drum & Dance Workshop led by Bamboula 2000. The kids are dressed in African garb, and become active participants in drumming and dancing their way throughout the continent of Africa, using their imagination. This field trip is available at cost. Call Luther Gray at (504) 495-0463 for details.

At noon until 2:00 p.m., on December 9, the community is invited to an Open House and Luncheon. The Open House is a public "report card" of the Center's accomplishments during the year. At 6:00 p.m. that same evening a kick-off reception featuring Mia Borders, Dorise & Tanya, and Monica McIntyre will get the audience into a holiday party mood.

And then, December 10, noon until 8:30 p.m.; and December 11, 1:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., brings more excitement as the festival presents a line-up that includes: The Rebirth Brass Band, Phillip Manual, Gina Brown, Sharon Martin, Michaela Harrison, Bamboula 2000, Zion Trinity, Lloyd Daly, Sistahs Making a Change, Kuumba Institute Showcase, Golden Voices and more.

Holiday on the Boulevard also includes a marketplace which gives festival-goers the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from local merchants and artisans, while enjoying delicious food prepared by local vendors. Those interested in vending opportunities should contact Luther Gray at (504) 495-0463.

For additional information or to schedule an interview or performance, call Viola T. Johnson at (504) 813-9008.

 

 

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