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1970 Jazzfest Movies

Apr 17 - 17, 2014
Join the Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum’s… more

30 Americans

Apr 17 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Concerts in the…

Apr 17 - 17, 2014
The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud to announce the lineup for its… more

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 17 - 17, 2014
Ogden After Hours is the place to go on Thursday nights to to hear Southern… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 17 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

Georga Porter Jr. &…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Contemporary Arts…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during… more

Walter Wolfman…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

1970 Jazzfest Movies

Apr 17 - 17, 2014
Join the Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum’s… more

Crescent City Countdown Club to Welcome 2013, New Orleans-Style!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Debra L. Bresler
(985) 630-4604

                                                                                   

Crescent City Countdown Club to Welcome 2013, New Orleans-Style!

November 20, 2012- With another year of generous community support, our spirited city can welcome 2013 with live New Orleans music, a unique fleur de lis drop, and the midnight fireworks display over the Mighty Mississippi River. Hosted by the City of New Orleans in collaboration with the Crescent City Countdown Club, entertainment begins at 9:00 p.m. on the Decatur Street City Stage in front of Jackson Square with performances to take us up to the midnight countdown.

Join Mayor Mitch Landrieu as we count down to the New Year, and watch as the newly renovated 8-foot tall by 5-foot wide two-dimensional fleur de lis descends a 25-foot pole atop Jax Brewery Condominiums to launch the exquisite Symphony in the Sky. Made of plywood with weather-treated cloth stretched over the frame, the fleur de lis is adorned with aluminum ribbons and LED lights, making it easier to view from both sides.

"While the Crescent City Countdown Club preserves this great New Orleans tradition, it cannot produce it without community support," says Adrienne Thomas, treasurer of the CCCC.

A 6-foot high by 4-foot wide "New Year" board will light up with two hundred 25-watt clear bulbs announcing the official arrival of the new year. The lovable 6-foot tall "Baby New Year," wearing a purple and gold diaper, will again be perched on the corner of the JAX rooftop for all to see. "Born" in 2000, Baby New Year has a styrofoam interior and was found floating in the Barth Brothers' den where he survived Hurricane Katrina. Baby New Year still boasts his Saints helmet, added the year the Saints played in (and won!) the Super Bowl. He will also be flanked by an LSU and a Hornets flag and have other special touchups that showcase the spirit of our city.


Simulcast live on Magic 101.9 FM and WWL AM and FM and WWL.com, the NOLA New Year's Eve celebration will be enjoyed in more than 38 states across the U.S. and on the worldwide web. At the stroke of midnight, the fireworks display will illuminate the sky and be choreographed to soulful New Orleans music. Also included will be the fight songs of our visiting Sugar Bowl teams. As the fight songs play, the sky will light up in the teams' colors!


The Crescent City Countdown Club is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization formed exclusively to preserve and produce New Orleans' traditional New Year's Eve festivities in the French Quarter. "A NOLA New Year's Eve is truly a community effort and a tribute to the big hearts and resilient souls of the people of New Orleans," says CCCC Treasurer Adrienne Thomas. "Without sponsorships from dedicated community businesses, there could be no New Year's Eve celebration here."

For sponsorship and more information, log on to CrescentCityCountdown.com or call (985) 630-4604.

 

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