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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

America's Hometown…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 27 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 27 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 27 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 27 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
The sounds of the 60's will come alive starring The Midtwon Men singing their… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Fuzz: A Tribute to The Police. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Smokin' Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… more

Pirate's Choice…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for Pirate's Choice featuring Luke Quaranta, Terrence Houston, and… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Bicentennial Commemoration Ramps Up In April

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Jacques Berry
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
225-342-8607
jberry@crt.la.gov

Bicentennial Commemoration Ramps Up In April

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and Louisiana Bicentennial Commission Chairman retired Lt. General Russel Honoré are announcing the state's plans to commemorate Louisiana's 200th birthday. The Bicentennial Commission has been working to coordinate events for more than a year to ensure Louisiana's Bicentennial receives a proper celebration and commemoration.

"Our focus has been on education and making sure our students have the opportunity to learn about Louisiana's 200-year history," Lt. Governor Dardenne said. "Planning next month's celebrations comes naturally to Louisianians. April 30 will be a special day for anyone who has ever called Louisiana home. We hope residents and former residents will join together to celebrate 200 years of celebrating in Louisiana."

The Louisiana Family Homecoming Celebration, the Commission's hallmark event, is scheduled for April 28, the Saturday before our April 30 Bicentennial, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol. All regions of the state will be represented and will highlight their food, music and artisans. A main stage will also feature entertainment from throughout the state.

"The Bicentennial is a chance for us to educate, celebrate, demonstrate our resiliency and show our cultural diversity and contributions to this great Nation," Lt. General Russel Honoré said. "Our events on April 28 and 30 will be the highlight of our celebration."

On April 30 a formal ceremony will take place at the capitol including the Legislature meeting in joint session and a reenactment of the debate that took place to convince U.S. Congress that Louisiana should be part of the United States. Representatives from the U.S. Postmaster General's Office will be at the Capitol to display the bicentennial stamp featuring a C.C. Lockwood photograph that will go on sale on that day.

Bicentennial events are scheduled to happen through the end of 2012. Visit www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com for more information on programs and events.

--www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com-