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Nov 29, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
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Fats Domino & Dave…

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Florida Room: Jessica…

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Jasper Johns:…

Nov 29, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Luna Fete: 2015

Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2015
      LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

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Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 29, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Quinn Peeper and…

Nov 29 - 29, 2015
Quinn Peeper, pianist and Albinas Prizintas, organist performing Grieg Concerto… more

The Photography of…

Nov 29, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 29, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 29, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 29, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 30, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 30, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Nov 30 - 30, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

The Irish House…

Nov 30, 2015
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Nov 30, 2015 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

Art of Giving Holiday…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Center for Southern Craft & Design will… more

Book Signing & Wine…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
Enjoy complimentary wine and join us for a book signing and discussion with… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… 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.