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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 19 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 19, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 19 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 19 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

The Historic New…

Oct 19 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

22nd Annual Pasta &…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening ..Paris, Montmare, Cabaret, Can Can, and… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 20, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 20 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 20 - Dec 29, 2017
Join us for Sam Kuslanr at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel. While… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 19 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Message from Stephen Perry, March 24, 2014

It is with great pride and great sadness that today we announce the resignation of Kelly Schulz as Vice President of Communications and Public Relations. Kelly has been offered and has accepted an extraordinary opportunity to serve as Vice President of Communications for the National Executive Office of St. Jude/ALSAC, the second largest healthcare charity in the United States. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as you all know is to find cures for children with cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude is quite simply one of the most prominent and important health care institutions in the world.

This is an amazing opportunity for Kelly to go to work for a billion-dollar plus corporation with a mission that is truly among the world's finest.

In her new role, she will report to the Chief Marketing Officer (who is a former colleague from Edelman Dallas), work closely with the CEO, and oversee a team of 20 professionals, covering PR, corporate communications, entertainment marketing, publications, crisis management and patient relations.  The job will help foster the St. Jude brand and create multi-layered strategies in fundraising.

St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive forms of childhood cancers, so it is the place where doctors send their toughest cases.  Its founder, Danny Thomas, believed "no child should die in the dawn of life."  Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since they opened in 1962. The doctors and scientists are working to push that survival rate to 90 percent and beyond.

Kelly has told us that although this new phase in her career will require that she move to Memphis, her heart always will be in her hometown, New Orleans. Please join me in congratulating Kelly and wishing her the very best. Her email is kschulz@neworleanscvb.com.

Her last day with the CVB will be April 15, 2014. We all are going to be in great hands with our talented PR team - Lauren Cason, MBA, Tara Letort, CMP, Arrie Kain, Vicki Bristol, Christine DeCuir, Sarah Forman, Carlyn Worthy - as well as our student interns and partners at Deveney, FSC and NOTMC. 

Lauren Cason will have interim day-to-day supervisory responsibilities on the ground here in New Orleans. Executive Vice President Brad Weaber will play a special role in overseeing this department and in closely monitoring and working with our PR/Communications efforts across all platforms as we transition to a new era. After 30 years of fabulous service by Beverly Gianna as our VP of Public Relations, the recruitment of and transition to Kelly eight years ago was one of our shining moments........Kelly played a phenomenal role during some of the most stressful years in our industry's history and has literally been the "best in class" in the United States in our business. Now we have an opportunity to do the same kind of team-building again as we recruit a new senior executive to join Cara Banasch, MBA, Brad Weaber, and Kim Priez as our CVB senior leadership team.

I will be in touch again soon to brief you on the specifics of our transition and search plans. The past eight years have been a period of great accomplishment in public relations and communications and the next decade will be the same.

Best,

Stephen Perry
President/CEO
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau