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Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 4 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 4 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… 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.