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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 30 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

George Porter Jr. Trio

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for live entertainment  at the Maple Leaf Bar featuring George… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 30 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 30 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 30 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 30 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… 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.