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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 26 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Apr 26 - 26, 2017
In conjunction with Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico,… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Apr 26 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Apr 26 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Chicken on the Bone…

Apr 26 - Dec 6, 2017
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Comedy Gold hosted by…

Apr 26, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Apr 26, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Gordon Biersch…

Apr 26, 2017 - Feb 27, 2019
Come enjoy the  monthly Brewer's dinner where the Chef and Head Brewmaster… more

New Orleans Bridal…

Apr 26 - 26, 2017
We are excited to announce our all-new bridal show! "The New Orleans… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 26 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 26 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 26 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 26 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

Apr 26 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Senga Nengudi:…

Apr 26 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

SOFAB Museum Presents…

Apr 26 - 26, 2017
Join SoFAB for a special exploration of Madeira, the Portuguese fortified wine.… more

Tennessee Williams -…

Apr 26 - May 16, 2017
Experience SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, a decadent fever dream by Tennessee Williams! … more

The Georgian…

Apr 26 - Oct 16, 2017
For more than a century, a King George sat on the British throne. The Georgian… more

The Maison Presents -…

Apr 26 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Apr 26 - 26, 2017
Come see Alton Brown's all new show EAT YOUR SCIENCE! Brown fans can expect… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 26 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… 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.

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