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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Brooks Horton
504.558.179
bhorton@theehrhardtgroup.com

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, neworleans.com, 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.