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14th Annual Saints…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… more

19th Annual…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Travel the world in a single day at the 19th Annual Children's World's Fair -… more

Bach Around the Clock

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Come join us for the Annual Bach Around the Clock. There will be over two… more

Backyard Grooves

Mar 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Mar 25 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Clarence John…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Dividing the Estate

Mar 25 - Apr 15, 2017
The third regional premiere of our season is the winner of the Outer Critics… more

Double Dose

Mar 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Drafts for Crafts -…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Joinus for the official launch party of PT-305. After nearly a decade of… more

Exhibition to feature…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Louisiana Children's…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Travel the world in a single day at the 19th Annual Children's World's Fair -… more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Alfred Banks. more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Black Laurel. more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Extended Trio. more

New Orleans Bourbon…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that… more

New Orleans…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Come join us in a spring celebration featuring sugar blowing demonstrations and… more

New Orleans Mission…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
The New Orleans Mission will host Cruisin' for the Mission, a one-day event… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 25 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 25 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Spring…

Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2017
New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association celebrates the cultural heritage… more

14th Annual Saints…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… more

Gospel Showcase Followed by New Orleans Hornets Day

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Gospel Showcase Followed by New Orleans Hornets Day


(New Orleans, La.)  - Hallelujahs and hoops will be center stage at Get Yah Praise On and New Orleans Hornets Day at Audubon Zoo on Saturday February 23, which promises to be a full-day of fun for the entire family.

In celebration of Black History Month, Get Yah Praise On presented by The Bardell Company gets things started as international gospel great Bishop Paul S. Morton Jr., returns to deliver a special, soul-stirring performance on the Capital One Stage at 1:15 p.m.

The 5th annual gospel music showcase also will feature the finalists of a special casting call who will share original gospel songs and favorite hymns beginning at 11 a.m. The performers - Aisha Boyd, Kim Che're, Chiara Williamson Gray, Jonte' Thomas and Kimberly Sky Wright - will vie for prizes, including a coveted slot on the program for the Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo on March 3.

After the hand-clapping and soulful singing is over, Zoo visitors can stay to enjoy New Orleans Hornets Day, which tips off at 2:30 p.m. with appearances by players, games and performances.

New Orleans Hornets Day will feature several activity stations, including the Bookmobile, Pop-A-Shot, Bee Fit Zone, Bee Hive Hair Salon, Hornets drum line and an appearance by members of the Honeybees dance team. Hugo, the team mascot, also will be on hand for photographs.

Get Yah Praise On and New Orleans Hornets Day are included in regular admission to Audubon Zoo, which is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, and $13 for seniors 65+. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. For information, visit www.AudubonInstitute.org or phone (504) 581-4629.

For more information about Get Yah Praise On please visit http://www.auduboninstitute.org/get-yah-praise-on. For more information about New Orleans Hornets Day please visit http://www.auduboninstitute.org/new-orleans-hornets-day-audubon-zoo.

The not-for-profit Audubon Nature Institute operates parks and museums in New Orleans dedicated to Celebrating the Wonders of Nature: Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Wilderness Park, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Park and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
 
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