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The New Orleans Ballet Association

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) announces its spectacular 2016-17 Main Stage Season of Dance! The season is packed with five stellar performances by some of the world's top names in dance. It all kicks off on October 15 at Mahalia Jackson Theater with Olympic-style excitement! - Brazil's own GRUPO CORPO will take the stage with an exhilarating performance that masterfully fuses ballet, modern and hip-swiveling Brazilian styles. And that's just the beginning!

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Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMP, President of ACCENT-DMC, Inc., named a 2016 Power of Women Honoree

Diane B. Lyons was selected by the American Red Cross as one of ten honorees for its 2016 Power of Women celebration recognizing extraordinary volunteers and community leaders who have made a significant contribution to the local community.


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 Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Early Bird Special

Join us Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 pm for a night under the stars featuring 60 of the nation's best chefs. Early bird discount tickets are now available for $89.00. Starting September 1 tickets will be $99.00.  

Leading New Zealand Tourism Marketing Company Opens Office in New Orleans
Auckland's Tomahawk Agency ready to do business in the U.S.

Tomahawk TourismTomahawk Tourism Marketing, the New Zealand digital agency behind many of that country's biggest travel brands, is aiming to make an impact in the U.S. tourism market with a new office in New Orleans, Louisiana. The company has hired Marica Mackenroth Brewster, a former client and digital tourism marketing veteran, to head the new region as Accounts Director - US.

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Search Influence Included in Inc. 5000 for 6th-Straight Year

Prestigious, annual ranking showcases the fastest-growing private companies in America

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Inc. magazine today included Search Influence on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

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Workplace Wellness Luncheon
August 25, 2016 | 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA

Free and open to the public
Each month we bring in speakers to address topics of interest to you, based on surveys collected from participants. Come and hear information focused on your general health and well-being. RSVP to (504) 569-9070, and let us know you're coming.



Didn't Wash Us Away: Transformative Stories of Post Katrina Cultural Resilience
Book Signing & Reception
August 27, 2016 | 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the public
Edited by Charlie T. Johnson and Louise Mouton Johnson, this book is a compilation of personal stories by people who returned to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Join us for a book signing and reception featuring editors and authors of this fine piece of work. The book highlights the determination and resilience people showed before and during their displacement from New Orleans, as a result of Hurricane Katrina, and their experiences after returning home to New Orleans. It has short stories, vignettes, essays, reflections, poems, and hundreds of pictures by people who wanted to tell their Katrina story in their own words. There was a deliberate effort to seek out community culture bearers since New Orleans is noted for its unique culture. 



Longue Vue House and Gardens 


2016 Essence of Style Design Symposium
November 17-19, 2016

Join the Friends of Longue Vue for the 2016 Essence of Style Design Symposium featuring world-renowned floral designer, René van Rems AIFD. The event will take place over three days and feature a:

Designer Reception
Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, cuisine and conversation with van Rems at an exclusive private home. Tickets are $150 per person. Purchase here.

Luncheon and Lecture
Friday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Explore European seasonal interiors, events and weddings with van Rems, complete with a silent auction and book signing. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Purchase here.

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 19. from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.

Floral enthusiasts will learn how to create a holiday centerpiece with van Rems using autumn flowers and foliage. Tickets are $150 for members/luncheon attendees and $175 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets here for the morning workshop or here for the afternoon workshop.

Contact Lydia Vaughn at 504.293.4722 for sponsor options.


New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1, 2016 - Omni Air Transport, a leading aircraft management and air charter operator, opened today at the Lakefront Airport in the new Wedell Hangar.

"We are thrilled to expand our services into the New Orleans market. Omni Air Transport has been following the corporate resurgence in this area for a while, and we believe it's time for a private air operator of our size to be based here with dedicated facilities and service. We hope to build a charter base and an aircraft management portfolio that will rival our headquarters in Tulsa," says Jay Taffet, Director of New Orleans Base for Omni Air Transport.

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Summer at City Park

Summer is here and the Park's a great place to spend your time. From public art, boat rentals, and tennis to lounging under a tree, the Park has something for everyone.

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The Historic New Orleans Collection Opened a new exhibition titled Money, Money, Money!

Tuesday, May 17 - through Saturday, October 29
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter.

The Historic New Orleans Collection wants you to follow the money into Louisiana's past. The museum, research center and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Louisiana has just opened a new exhibition titled Money, Money, Money! Currency Holdings from The Historic New Orleans Collection at its Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter. The display includes more than 200 objects illustrating the many-and sometimes bizarre-incarnations of money that existed before US currency was codified.


The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will celebrate the opening of its three newest exhibitions on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Opening reception festivities for Top Mob: A History of New Orleans Graffiti, /'pāpər/ and In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith will commence at 5:00 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m.

Highlights of the evening include remarks by photographer Raymond Smith and remarks by members of the Top Mob graffiti collective. Music will be provided in the Patrick F. Taylor Library by DJ Alfa Leone and DJ Quickie Mart, both affiliated with Top Mob.

Top Mob: A History of New Orleans Graffiti sponsored by Mo's Art Supply
June 4 - November 6, 2016

June 11 - November 6, 2016

In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith
June 12 - September 18, 2016

For more information on the exhibits visit



2016 Artful Palate Cooking Demonstrations
July 15 - September 9, 2016
Friday Nights at 6:30pm
Inside Cafe NOMA

In conjunction with the launch of NOMA's exhibition The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction, the talented executive chefs, sous chefs and mixologist of Café NOMA, Ralph's on the Park, Red Fish Grill, Brennan's, and Napoleon House will share their culinary vision inspired by the exhibit's focus on the art and practice of minimalism. The Artful Palate demonstrations will take a minimalist approach to cooking; featuring local seafood, meats, fruits and vegetables with simplistic recipes highlighting the core of their natural essence.

The 2016 Artful Palate series is held every Friday night at 6:30pm from July 15 to September 9.
It is free of charge and limited seating is available. Arrive early for dinner and stay for the show!

Summer Schedule:

AUGUST 26 - Demystifying Poached Fish
Patrick Brennan, Brennan's sous chef

SEPTEMBER 2 - Sweet Infusions
Eric Perelli, Brennan's pastry chef

SEPTEMBER 9 - How, When and Why to Use Everyday Home Cooking Equipment in Gourmet Cuisine
Chris Montero, Café NOMA culinary curator and Napoleon House executive chef

The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles return to the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion in the French Market District for two Saturday afternoon concerts: July 30 & August 27th

Saturday July 30th at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday August 27th at 1:00 p.m
French Market

In what has become a summer tradition, the Victory Belles take their "show on the road" from The National WWII Museum to the French Market for two free public summer concerts: Saturday July 30th at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday August 27th at 1:00 p.m.

Concert-goers will be treated to a 45 minute concert by the vocal trio The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles, who will sing favorite WWII era songs such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Chattanooga Choo Choo , and I'll Be Seeing You. Seating is first come, first served at the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion, located in the French Market District between St. Phillip and Dumaine Streets, behind Pop City, a French Market District retail shop at 940 Decatur Street. There will be National WWII Museum staff on hand to answer questions about the museum.


Louisiana Contemporary presented by The Helis Foundation
August 8 - September 18, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday August 6, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

With support from The Helis Foundation, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will once again produce the exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary, opening on Whitney White Linen Night, August 6, 2016, and on display until September 18, 2016.

The annual, state-wide, juried exhibition was established in 2012 to promote contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, to provide exhibition space for the work of living artists, and to engage an audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.

Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation includes 78 original works of art by 47 Louisiana artists.

Artists included in the exhibition are Artemis Antippas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Brian Barbieri, Aron Belka, Chris Berntsen, James Billeaudeau, David Bordett, Susan Bowers, Vincent Cellucci, Joshua Chambers, David Colannino, Drew Cooke, William DePauw, Jer'Lisa Devezin, Benjamin Diller, Adrione Domino, Troy Dugas, Abdi Farah, Ida Floreak, James Flynn, John Gargano, Shawn Hall, Ronna Harris, Margot Herster, Peter Horjus, Susan Ireland, Xavier Juarez, Kelli Scott Kelley, Jenna Knoblach, Avery Lawrence, Chris Lawson, Andrew LeBlanc, Paul LeBlanc, Ernest Joshua Littles, Shawne Major, Kristin Meyers, Ti-Rock Moore, Lake Newton, Casey Parkinson, Paul Rizzo, Ryan Sartin, Arthur Severio, Bennett Sewell, Maxx Sizeler, Patch Somerville, Dixon Stetler, Andrew Stubbs, Dan Tague.

The juror for this installation of Louisiana Contemporary is Bill Arning, Executive Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

More information can be found by visiting or

"Thursdays at Twilight" Concert Series
September through November 2016 Schedule of Concerts at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park

What: Join music lovers at City Park to hear some of New Orleans' favorite performers during the "Thursdays at Twilight" concert series. Bring your friends to enjoy this very popular series with an array of musicians and mint juleps indoors at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters. This series is sponsored by Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, Inc. and Peoples Health.

Admission is $10 per person. Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food are available for purchase. No outside food, drink, or pets are allowed.

Advance tickets are available online at Advance tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 504-483-9488 or at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop. Thursdays at Twilight Series Season Passes are also available for purchase.

When: Thursday Evenings
5 pm - Gates Open, 6 pm - Performance Begins

Where: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park

Contact: New Orleans Botanical Garden: phone: 504-483-9488 or email:

September through November 2016 schedule:

September 1 - Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue

September 8 - Lena Prima
September 15 - Tanya and Dorise

September 22 - Dapper Dandies

September 29 - Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans

October 6 - John Rankin

October 13 - New Orleans Mystics

October 20 - Bobby Cure and The Poppa Stoppas

October 27 - Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar

November 3 - Roamin' Jasmine

November 10 - Benny Grunch & The Bunch

NOLA ChristmasFest 2016
December 16 - 30, 2016

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Ice Skating Rink
Carnival Rides
Life-size Maza
Arts & Crafts
Santa Claus and holiday friends
Holiday decor, music and festival lights

More updates to come.