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Company's residency at UNO to begin December 2015

Southern Rep Theatre announces that it will launch an expanded partnership with the University of New Orleans this season. In addition to presenting three productions at UNO's Robert E. Nims Theatre in the 2015-16 season, Southern Rep will work closely with several university departments throughout the academic year to provide training and enrichment opportunities for UNO students.

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NOLA Doc featured in November's Biz New Orleans

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Expedia Inc celebrated one year in their office in Place St Charles. We increased from just 2 employees last year to 6 NOLA based employees.

2015-16 Productions to Include World & Regional Premieres

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2015-2016 Mainstage Season (September 2015 - June 2016): STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl (Regional Premiere), SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH by Joe and Andrew Doss (World Premiere), ORPHEUS DESCENDING by Tennessee Williams, and COLOSSAL by Andrew Hinderaker (National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere). Lagniappe programs for 2015-16 include the return of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the sixth season of DEBAUCHERY! (New Orleans' only live, ongoing soap opera), and the return of the 6x6 and 3x3 new play development workshops, also in their sixth year.

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Bourbon Orleans Hotel is Honored with Readers Choice Award - Selected as one of best meeting sites in the South

Five thousand of the meeting industry's harshest critics - readers of "ConventionSouth" - chose the Bourbon Orleans Hotel to receive its 2015 Readers Choice Award.

Following an increasing trend of travelers and meeting professionals towards selecting more authentic, deeply local and original meeting sites, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection has just been awarded a prestigious Readers Choice Award by the editors of ConventionSouth Magazine.

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Online Optimism was recently named to CityBusiness' Best Places to Work list for 2015, and has the distinct honor of being the youngest workforce included (average employee age is 24.)

Hotel Monteleone Wins Coveted "Best Places to Work in New Orleans" Award by New Orleans CityBusiness.


Details announced for Lagniappe Stage production featuring John "Spud" McConnell

Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce details of its 2015 Lagniappe Stage production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Doris Baizley and directed by Jen Davis. John "Spud" McConnell will return as Ebenezer Scrooge.

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SOUTHERN REP THEATRE ANNOUNCES SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH - Details announced for world premiere by Joe Morris Doss and Andrew Doss

Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere of SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH, which tells the true story of Earnest Knighton Jr., who turned his journey through death row at Angola into a transformative experience for himself and the community that gathered around him.

"At the heart of Earnest's particular journey is a universal message about the human capacity for change even in the worst of circumstances. We've worked to turn a true story into a theatrical experience that will be emotionally compelling, intellectually engaging, and even inspiring for audiences," said co-playwright Andrew Doss.

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Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Visit Longue Vue House and Gardens for a new winter holiday design extravaganza featuring jewelry, shopping and festive décor designed to help you define your signature style! Renowned jewelry designer Mario Villa will showcase his stunning collection of jewelry, while guests explore newly re-imagined interior spaces by Eclectic Home, JADE, perch., and Lynne Uhalt Interiors. Shop for holiday gifts in The Shop at Longue Vue including a selection of stunning silver pieces from Beatriz Ball and memberships to Longue Vue House and Gardens.

Jewelry and decorations will be up until January 11, 2016. RSVP to Barkley Rafferty at 504.293.4726 or for your free admission. Learn more at

Gulf Coast Activity Booking Engine Ranks #173 on the Inc. 5000 growth index.


The Foundation Gallery presents:Around, Again: PhotoNOLA Exhibition with Ian Kramar and Sean IssoFresh Hernandez 
Opening Reception: December 4, 2015 6 - 10pm
Exhibition Dates: December 4 to Dec 31, 2015
Gallery Location: 1109 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70116
Hours: Open Thursday - Monday 11am - 7pm
By appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Contact Info: 504-568-0955

The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to host Around, Again: A PhotoNOLA exhibition with Ian Kramar and Sean IssoFresh Hernandez. The exhibition will run from December 4th through December 31st with an opening reception on December 4th from 6 - 10pm. The gallery will have extended hours on December 12th from 6 to 10pm to celebrate PhotoNOLA. 25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to DiscoveryFEST, a non-profit Enrichment Program that aims to make hours of a child's day rich with play, learning, and discovery.

"Around, Again" showcases local photographers Ian Kramar and Sean IssoFresh Hernandez and their exploration of repetition and manipulation in their whimsical portrayals of friends, family, and most of all, their beloved home, New Orleans. From in-camera glitches to carefully constructed tiny planet-like panoramas, the work takes form in a diverse array of colors, sizes, and textures. 

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Red Fish Grill's Annual Gingerbread Workbread

Reserve Seats to Red Fish Grill's Annual ingerbread House Building Workshopswith Pastry Chef Brett Gauthier and Executive Chef Austin Kirzner.

Workshop Dates:
Saturday, December 5th
Saturday, December 12th
9:30 am Check-In
10 am - 12 pm Workshop

$55 per Kit
Includes: Tax & gratuity, 3 seats, 1 gingerbread house, decorations, chef's hat, crayons, jingle bell, child-size tshirt; Additional seats may be purchased for $10 per seat

RESERVATIONS 504-539-5508 
Advance Payment Required 

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Joy Productions presents Stand-Up NOLA!
A New Orleans Comedy Showcase on Friday, Dec 11, 2015

On Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM CST, The Joy Theater in New Orleans presents the second installment of a one night-only opportunity to see performances by New Orleans' top comedians. The show features comedians Matt Owens (headliner), Ariel Elias, Scotland Green, Cj Hunt, Carrey Bee, Tony Frederick, Julie Mitchell, and Allison Hotard. "I think some the best stand-up talents in the country are living and working right here in New Orleans. Matt Owens was selected by Louis CK to open for him at his two sold-out shows here at the Joy in 2014. "I put this show together so locals can have another chance to see this New Orleans talent," says the show's organizer and headliner Matt Owens.

Tickets are $20 and go on sale Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 12:00pm CST at (504) 208-1180 and A limited number of VIP ticket packages are available.
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Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House & Gardens
December 15 or December 19, 2015
1pm - 3pm
$45 per person
Visit Longue Vue House & Gardens for a winter holiday tea featuring tasty sandwiches, a complimentary glass of champagne and discounts in The Shop at Longue Vue!

Tour New Orleans' most beautiful home decked in festive decor. Complimentary gift for each attendee! Advanced registration required.  


Celebrate the Season at NOLA ChristmasFest!
December 18 - 27, 2015
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Showcase your business by sponsoring a Christmas tree at New Orleans' newest holiday tradition!

NOLA ChristmasFest, created by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOMCC), has a mission to increase demand for hotel rooms, restaurant covers and retail spending during the traditionally low season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as to enhance the city of New Orleans' experience as one of the top holiday themed cities in the nation to visit during Christmas.

With last year's overwhelming success, year three will offer additional events and activities, including the city's only indoor ice skating rink. 2015 NOLA ChristmasFest features:
• 10 Days of family fun in an indoor Christmas Festival from December 18 - 27
• Ice Skating Rink
• Carnival Rides & Inflatables
• Santa & Holiday Characters
• Over 70 Christmas Trees decorated by local corporations
• And, much more!

The participation fee is $250 or $500, which secures a 10' or 15' artificial tree with stand and power as well as a promotional poster with your logo. In return, you will receive:
• Exposure to over 15,000 attendees
• Promotional poster with your logo
• Sponsor recognition on NOLA ChristmasFest website

On December 15 and 16, we will host a tree teambuilding decorating party for your team to "personalize" your tree. Refreshment packages will be available for purchase.

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR A TREE and find out more about NOLA ChristmasFest.

Purchase your tree by September 30 to guarantee availability. Don't miss out on this great marketing opportunity!

Thank you for supporting NOLA ChristmasFest. For information, call (504) 524-0188 or email us at



Royal Teddy Bear Tea at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Dec. 12, 13, 19, 20, 22 & 23, 2015

Make lasting memories at the Royal Teddy Bear Tea! Set in the hotel's Grand Ballroom, teas are offered December 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, and December 22nd & 23rd. Step into a ‘Winter Wonderland‘ where holiday characters come to life right before your eyes. Click here for tickets and further details.  

New Orleans Spring Fiesta - 80th Anniversary Season
March 5 to 13, 2016
Phone: 504-581-1367 or 800-550-8450 Fax 504-299-2315

New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association celebrates the cultural heritage and architecture of the city with its 80th Spring Fiesta during the first two weekends of March, beginning March 5th and ending March 13th. We offer two wonderful tour experiences to visitors, a Promenade, a parade, and lunch at New Orleans favorite, Antoines' Restaurant. Our guests have the opportunity to learn about the history, elegance, and mystery of the French Quarter, the Vieux Carré, through guided tours and to view "What is Behind those Mysterious Shutters?" by joining us on a self-guided tour of private homes not ordinarily open to the public. Rooms in the homes are available for viewing as well as the beautiful spring flowers in the courtyards.

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