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Historic Faubourg Treme Association Presents: The Treme Festival
October 2nd - 4th, 2015
on Henriette DeLille between Ursulines & Barracks

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Ashe to Amen: A Visual Arts Exhibition Exploring the Enduring Spirituality of People of African Descent
Through October 4, 2015
Closed Monday and Friday
Tues., Wed., & Thurs.: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sat., & Sun.: NOON - 6 PM
*Except during pre-scheduled events

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN ART: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
DIASPORIC ART: 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
CONTEMPORARY ART: 1731 Baronne Street, NOLA
Ashe to Amen is one of the most impressive and memorable art exhibitions you will ever see. Surround yourself with art from the shores of Africa to the city of New Orleans. Curated by Leslie King-Hammond, Ashe to Amen features twenty-eight artists, including Willie Birch, John T. Scott, Ron Bechet, Big Chief Darryl Montana, Frank Hayden, Douglas Redd, Keith Calhoun, Cfreedom, Jeffrey Cook and more. Shown in context, the exhibition is held in three galleries. This is a must-see.

Gen. Admission - $10 $15 extra per group of up to 20 people
Educators, Military, Seniors 55+, Students - $5 $15 extra per individual
Groups of 10 or more - $5
Ashé Members, Children 0-4 - Free
Museum Month Participants (Aug. only) - Free

For more information, or if you're interested in volunteering as a docent/gallery guide for the exhibition, call (504) 569-9070.

Ashé Cultural Arts Center - 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

September 27, 2015 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Sacred & Traditional Spiritual Music with Michaela Harrison

THNOC items on display at New Orleans Museum of Art

A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste and Context
on view through October 11, 2015
New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
regular museum hours and admission apply

Three objects from The Historic New Orleans Collection are on display in the New Orleans Museum of Art's current exhibition A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste and Context. The exhibition highlights the recently acquired contents of the rococo revival parlor from Butler-Greenwood Plantation, located in St. Francisville.

The display will be on view through October 11, and a parlor gallery talk has been planned for Friday, August 14, when NOMA hosts "A Louisiana Late Night" from 5 p.m. to midnight. As part of the festivities, curator Mel Buchanan and conservator Howard Sutcliffe will discuss the display at 8 p.m. Regular admission rates apply. For more information, contact (504) 658-4100.

2015 Masquerade

Celebrate the spirit of Halloween opera style as the Junior Committee hosts its annual Masquerade benefiting the New Orleans Opera. Revelers are encouraged to don "District dress" and bring Storyville center stage in honor of the Opera's season opener, "La traviata."

Masquerade will feature festive food, libations, a live jazz band and a raffle of amazing prizes from local businesses. The Junior Committee is also partnering with New Orleans Fashion Week for a live fashion show, featuring the Pedram Couture collection of New Orleans-based designer Pedram Pasha Taheri, Bonjour Lingerie and fascinators by Becky Wilson.

Advance tickets are $65 for a single person or $100 for a couple. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Learn more by emailing or visiting the "events" tab at

New Orleans Convention Center Named a "Top Workplace" 
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been selected as one of the city's Top Workplaces by The Times-Picayune and

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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.


NEW ORLEANS, LA- July 24, 2015 - Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMCP, President of ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc.,
a DMC Network Company, has been nominated for two illustrious International Special Events Society (ISES)
"ISES Esprit Awards" in the categories of Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization - budget under $75,000 and
Best Meeting/Conference Program with a budget over $250,000. 

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New Orleans Psychic Mentioned in JEEP GIRLS and JEEP/CHRYSLER blog.

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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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Legendary Musicians Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew to be honored with Music Tribute at the Historical Carver Theater
Vegas style show one more step in the effort to revitalize the once booming Treme music scene

Historically speaking, there may not have been a stronger musical partnership than the one that existed between Antoine "Fats" Domino and Dave Bartholomew. The iconic collaboration would sell over 65 million records and rack up over three dozen top 40 hits. Yet, despite the staggering numbers and the longevity of their careers, there was no venue in the duo's hometown that was dedicated solely to preserving the quintessential New Orleans sound. Actor, director and co-creator Lucky Johnson decided to change that with "Walking to New Orleans", a "Vegas Style" musical tribute to the New Orleans natives.

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Jody - Accent Award Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMCP, President of ACCENT on Arrangements,Inc., a DMC Network Company, has won a prestigious International Special Events Society (ISES) "ISES Esprit Award" in the category of Best Meeting/Conference Program with a budget over $250,000.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by this eminent international organization for our achievement of excellencein special events." says Diane Lyons, President of ACCENT on Arrangements. "ISES award winners are known throughout the industry as ‘the best of the best' so we are honored to be in such company."

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Market Hours 10am-2pm! 409 Aycock St., Arabi, La
Saturday, October 10, 2015


Thursdays at Twilight" Concert Series
September through November 2015 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 the Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, Peoples Health, and The Azby Fund with support from WWNO 89.9 FM.

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
5:00 pm - Gates Open, 6:00 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 2015 schedule:
October 1 - Paul Sanchez and Minimum Rage
Native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez was born in the blue-collar Irish Channel. Today Paul defies categories and is noted as an actor, songwriter, singer, producer, writer and musician, with 11 solo CDs under his belt. In January of 2010 Off Beat Magazine awarded him three Best of the Beat Awards: Songwriter of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Folk/Rock Album for "Stew Called New Orleans", his duet with friend and collaborator John Boutté. For more information about the music please visit this site:

October 8 - John Rankin
John is a master of finger style guitar, applying it to an eclectic array of genres: classical, jazz, folk, blues and classic New Orleans music. John will be performing with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella and Washboard Chaz. It will be a great evening of music. For more information about the music please visit this site:

October 15 - No Concert Tonight

October 22 - Tim Laughlin
With the beginning of the twenty-first century comes a core of musicians with fresh and imaginative ideas for this timeless American art form know as "Jazz". This is especially true in New Orleans and clarinetist Tim Laughlin is indeed one of these musicians. For more information about the music please visit this site:

October 29 - Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar
Cullen was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998. In his career he has shared the bandstand with Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and many others. His goal is to preserve the New Orleans musical heritage encompassed by the ground-breaking New Orleans music of the 1950's and 1960's. For more information about the music please visit this site:

November 5 - Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers
Debbie Davis is a familiar face at our Thursday concerts having performed on numerous occasions with the Pfister Sisters. The Mesmerizers feature the talents of Alex McMurray (guitar), Matt Perrine (sousaphone) Josh Paxton (piano) and Davis on vocals and ukulele. Offbeat magazine says, "Debbie Davis stands out in the crowd of vocalists like a bird-of-paradise in a roomful of parakeets." For more information about the music please visit this site:

November 12 - Little Freddie King
The cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, King learned guitar from his father, but in 1954 moved to New Orleans at the age of 14. He played in many juke joints with his friends Babe Stovall, Slim Harpo, and Champion Jack Dupree, playing both acoustic and electric guitar. He recorded the first electric blues album in New Orleans with Harmonica Williams in 1969. In 1976, King undertook a European tour alongside Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker. He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and three times selected Blues Performer of the Year in New Orleans. For more information about the music please visit this site:

November 19 - Benny Grunch and the Bunch
You can't say Benny, "Ain't Dere No More", cause he will be right here in the garden performing his New Orleans hits as only Benny and the Bunch can do. Always entertaining, full of surprises and new songs, get ready for a Yat Attack with Benny Grunch and The Bunch. For more information about the music please visit this site:

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Wheel Fun Rentals New Orleans Pumpkin Patch
October 3rd - 25th
Daily 10am - Sunsent

Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are waiting for you to enjoy! The New Orleans pumpkin patch is the perfect autumn family activity, so get the kids ready for a day of nonstop fall fun! You'll be able to pick out the perfect pumpkin, play some games, and end the day with a sweet snack! The pumpkin patch is serving up some family fun at Wheel Fun Rentals October 3rd - October 25th, 2015! Open 7 days a week: 10:00 am - Sunset.

Tickets range from $5 - $8 per person.

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