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Art is the Driving…

Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 23 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 23 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly… more

Green Wave Community…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
The Green Wave Community Market brings sustainably grown and sourced food and… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 23, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Lakefront Arena…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Get ready New Orleans for R&B artist Anthony Hamilton  with his… more

Mama's Music

Oct 23, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Martin Guitar and…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
In the spirit of promoting a healthy local music environment, Martin Guitar,… more

Modgun by Robert…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
The public is invited to tour the newly installed ModGun by Robert Tannen, the… more

New Orleans Poboy…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Come join us for the 10th Annual  New Orleans Poboy Festival. The New… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 23 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Orpheum Theater…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating collective of… more

Secret Gardens of the…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for the annual Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré. This highly… more

Spooky Story Time @…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
The Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe would like to welcome the community to a free event… more

The New Movement…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
The future begins at Beta, as the latest talents emerging from TNM's… more

The New Movement…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
Sunday night is home to School Night at TNM - a show that features the… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for Keith Porteous, lead vocals/harmonium and Sarah Quintana,… more

Wheel Fun Rentals…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Located at New Orleans City Park, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place… more

World Famous Gospel…

Oct 23 - Dec 25, 2016
Join us for our new Gospel Brunch experience which includes local talent… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

The Roosevelt New Orleans Toasts the Season with Festive Book Signing and Reading

Media Contact:
Brooks Horton

The Roosevelt New Orleans Toasts the Season with Festive Book Signing and Reading

WHO: The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria hotel

WHAT: Book signing and children's book reading event series

WHEN: Throughout December (see specific dates below)

WHERE: Book signings in The Roosevelt's grand lobby, reading in the gift shop via Baronne Street entrance; all events are free and open to the public

Through a series of book signings and book reading, The Roosevelt New Orleans will showcase works by local authors as well as books that honor Southern culture, food and drink.

  • Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Morgan Murphy, "Off the Eaten Path"
  • o Murphy, known as "America's funniest food critic," will sign his latest book, "Off the Eaten Path." Millions have read Murphy's trademark wit in Vanity Fair, Forbes, Esquire, Garden Design, Harper's Bazaar and New York Post, and in Southern Living, where he served as executive editor and food critic.
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Troy Gilbert, author, with Jacques Soulas and Jerry Edgar, owners of Café Degas: "Café Degas Cookbook"
  • o A native and resident of New Orleans, Gilbert is an author and journalist. He has contributed articles to many national and regional publications, including the Food Network, New Orleans CityBusiness, Gambit Weekly,, a restaurant review program on WWNO-FM radio and more.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon. to 3 p.m. - Cornell Landry, "Goodnight NOLA"
  • o Landry and his work embody the city he has known and loved for 43 years. His first children's book, Goodnight NOLA, has more than 50,000 copies in print.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Poppy Tooker, "Mme. Begue's Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery"
  • o A native of New Orleans, Tooker produces and hosts Louisiana Eats, the NPR-member-affiliated weekly radio show. She also contributes colorful food commentary on Steppin' Out, the weekly arts and entertainment show produced by WYES-TV. Tooker is an associate editor of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine and has served as a contributing editor for Hallmark magazine.
  • Friday, Dec. 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Kit Wohl, "New Orleans Classic Cocktails"
  • o Wohl is a writer, photographer, graphics designer and artist. She also worked with chefs, restaurants and hotels across the U.S. as the CEO of Wohl & Company, a New Orleans-based advertising, public relations and marketing firm. Wohl draws from her passion for the culinary arts to produce her cookbooks.
  • Saturday, Dec. 22, from noon to 3 p.m. - Alex Beard, reading from a selection of his children's books
  • o Beard's critically-acclaimed, best-selling Tales From the Watering Hole collection of illustrated children's picture books and his series of impossible puzzles for adults have become the inspiration for a unique body of products that extend the dialogue between artist and consumer. He and his family live in his adopted home of New Orleans, where he operates the Alex Beard Studio in the French Quarter.
  • Friday, Dec. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - David Spielman, "When Not Performing: Portraits of New Orleans Musicians"
  • o Spielman moved to New Orleans after college in hopes of starting a freelance career. Working independently from the beginning, he has traveled the world; assignments and personal work have taken him to six of the seven continents. He has published several books focusing on New Orleans and the Gulf South and sells the books out of his gallery located in the middle of the Garden District in a century old skating rink.