Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Toast to New Orleans: July 29-August 4

Darlings, last week was another fabulous one in my beloved New Orleans. I actually took a brief sojourn to the exquisite, historical Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Brief Sojourn to The Inn at Houmas House Plantation and Garden (67 photos)
I was invited to the spend a night in the new cottages, where I spent the most beautiful day and night along with my darling Duchess Chiquita Bergen. Mother Nature provided the most glorious weather for us to enjoy "The Great River Roads" newest and most elegant bed and breakfast. My room was so elegant with an antique four-poster bed, marble bathroom, a beautiful porch with white rocking chairs and I could feel the gentle breeze from the Mississippi River. What a visual,culinary and relaxing experience.

I loved  sitting in the elegant Carriage House and having the most delicious complimentary breakfast which included grillades and grits, French 
toast with Bananas Foster and egg omelette with crawfish. All the culinary experiences are prepared by award-winning chef Jeremy Langlois. Staying the night in a lovely, luxurious cottage, nestled along an alley of ancient oaks, in the style of and manner of the planter's home of the 1800s was an awesome experience I will always treasure. thank my darling friend, Kevin Kelly, owner of this exquisite historic plantation that pays homage to the lavish lifestyle of past gone wealthy sugar barons!
On Friday, July 25 the New Orleans Concierge Association hosted a fundraiser at The Country Club. The New Orleans Concierge Association 's fundraiser Hawaiian Styl(18 photos)
 That night, I also stopped briefly at the Old U.S. Mint where my darling friend Johnny Angel was performing Helldorado. They sounded and looked good playing country music. 
On Sunday, I went to Lakeside Shopping Center and did not miss the 20th Annual Welliver Productions' Wedding Expo. It was a lot of fun and I dropped some non-perishable items at the basket for the Second Harvest Food Bank. 
This week is going to be a very exciting one since we are not to just  having the highly anticipated popular Satchmo SummerFest, but also CAC's 20th anniversary of Whitney White Linen Night, as well as The Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans Antiques Forum.

What  will make this weekend  super special is the fact that this weekend’s Satchmo SummerFest will honor the life and legacy of trumpeter and festival fixture Lionel Ferbos, who died July 19, with special musical and photo tributes, organizers announced on Monday. Mr.
Ferbos performed regularly at the festival, which annually honors the life and musical impact of Louis Armstrong, who was born just 10 years before Mr. Ferbos, who died just two days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17.
The photo tribute will be on both outside stages at the Old U.S. Mint and at the Satchmo Seminars inside the building. In addition, trumpeter Leroy Jones will pay tribute to Mr. Ferbos during his Friday 6:45 p.m. set.
The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, of which Mr. Ferbos was a member since 1970, will dedicate their Saturday performance to him by playing some of his favorite songs.  That performance is at noon on the Chevron Red Beans and Ricely Yours stage, located near Barracks Street and co-sponsored by Channel 4. 
On Sunday, the festival will close with a trumpet tribute to Louis Armstrong and Mr. Ferbos, led by Kermit Ruffins, at 7:30 p.m. also on the Chevron/WWL-TV stage.
Mr. Ferbos, considered the city’s oldest performing jazz musician, last performed at the Satchmo SummerFest in 2013.   He had to cancel his 2014 appearance at French Quarter Festival, which is produced by the same organization, due to health issues. 
Funeral services for Mr. Ferbos, including a jazz funeral, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip Street, will host a wake on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Aug. 2, with family and music tributes at 9 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Epiphany Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate the Mass.  A traditional jazz funeral will follow.
The premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, the free Satchmo SummerFest takes place Aug 1-3 on the grounds of the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. An opening reception and keynote conversation will take place Thursday, July 31, at the Hotel Monteleone. Purchase tickets to the July 31st event online or by calling (504) 522-5730.
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free festival featuring live music, second line parades, a jazz Mass at St. Augustine Church, Satchmo's birthday party and so much more. Satchmo SummerFest is free and open to the public.

Stages feature music from some of New Orleans' finest traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, and brass bands. The stage areas will also feature 'Satchmo in the Shade' - tented areas where festival goers can enjoy music and food away from the summer heat.

Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, children and parents can relax in air-conditioning on the second floor of the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint and enjoy an array of educational, entertaining family activities, movies, and exhibits.
Critically acclaimed trombonist, composer, conductor and arranger, Wycliffe Gordon, will again perform at Satchmo SummerFest. Gordon, an eight-time recipient of the Jazz Journalists Association Trombonist of the Year award and DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Choice Trombonist two years running, credits Louis Armstrong as a primary influence on his own life in music.
Yoshio Toyama, the “Satchmo of Japan” will celebrate his love of New Orleans and Armstrong during his festival performance on Saturday, August 2. Kermit Ruffins, in keeping with tradition, will close out the festival by leading a Trumpet Tribute to Louis on Sunday, August 3. Other festival favorites include John Boutte, Leroy Jones and New Orleans’ Finest, Charmaine Neville, Glen David Andrews, and many more. Visit our website for complete music schedule.
Fascinating Speakers, Seminars, and Discussions
The 2014 Satchmo SummerFest seminars are free and open to the public and will take place all three days inside the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. An impressive array of speakers and scholars will present seminars, discussions, music, and movies about the history and progress of New Orleans Jazz and the life and music of Louis Armstrong. Seminars are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3.
Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana's Musical Past
The Louisiana State Museum, along with the Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana Museum Foundation, presents the opening of Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past. The opening event takes place at 6 p.m. on July 30h, in association with Satchmo SummerFest, in the Mint's 3rd floor performance hall. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Krown Trio with Walter Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr.
The Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans Antiques Forum is taking place this weekend from July 31 – August 3, at the HNOC, 533 Royal Street, New Orleans. The four-day program includes lively talks and discussions with local and national decorative arts experts and optional activities.

This year's panel of speakers includes Priscilla Lawrence, John H. Lawrence and John T. Magill of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Joining them are Daniel Kurt Ackermann, associate curator at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts; Stephen Harrison, curator of decorative art and design at the Cleveland Museum of Art; Robert Hunter, editor of Ceramics in America; Laurie Ossman, director of museum affairs at the Preservation Society of Newport County; Estill Curtis Pennington, art historian; Ralph Pokluda, president of Chappell Jordan Clock Galleries and contributor to the hit PBS program "Antiques Roadshow"; Margaret Beck Pritchard, senior curator at Colonial Williamsburg; and Merikay Waldvogel, quilt historian and author. Tom Savage, director of museum affairs at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware, is returning as the forum's moderator. Registration for this event is required and the registration period is now open.

Darlings you are all invited to take a break from the heat and  come to a Ricely Yours Fiesta in Honor of the 2014 Satchmo Festival on Friday, July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. We are directly across from the Old U.S. Mint and we feature this year 2014 Festival limited edition poster by Jane Brewster Poster Size: 22x30" $45 

That evening, The Garden District Gallery is pleased to present The Artistry of Rolland Golden, celebrating the singular artistry of a man whose colorfully vibrant paintings of southern Louisiana and Mississippi defy categorization. This solo exhibition will open with a reception to meet the artist on Friday, August 1, 6-8 p.m. and will also include a book signing of his just published memoir, Rolland Golden: Life, Love and Art in the French Quarter.
 On Friday, August 1, The Obituary Cocktail is meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at Marigny Brasserie,640 Frenchman St

Darlings, COOLINARY NEW ORLEANS- CELEBRATING DINING IN AMERICA'S MOST DELICIOUS CITY takes place August 1–31Throughout the whole month of August, participating restaurants will feature mouth watering prix-fixe 2-course lunches at $20 or less and 3-course dinners at $35 or less.  Bring your appetite! t is going to be a delicious summer!  

On Saturday, August 2, it is the annual CAC's 20th Whitney Linen Night at the Artsy Warehouse District from 6-9 p.m. on Julia Street (200-600 blocks). For a list of participating galleries, visit the New Orleans Arts District website http://www.neworleansartsdistrict.com/galleries/
White linen is encouraged as a nod to what New Orleanians wore in the pre-air-conditioning days, but it is not required; other light-colored fabrics are often worn. 

On Sunday, August 3 at 5 p.m., Trinity Artist Series presents: Brazilian, Latin and American Music performed by the Clarinet & Percussion Duo AVANZANDOGuests include mezzo-soprano Katherine White, bass clarinetist Angela Carter and marimba/guitar player Cody Criswell.
I am looking forward to seeing my friend talented Suzaune Yee McKamey who will be one of the performers at the Cabaret production of the Summer Lyrics at Tulane. The performances start on Thursday, July 31 and will go on until August 3.  Not to be missed!

Please visit  and like Casell-Bergen Gallery's page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casell-Bergen-Gallery/620512221338648
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
 Chamber After 5

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cannery
3803 Toulouse St,
New Orleans, LA 70119

Complimentary Hors D'oeuvre
Complimentary Soft drinks, Beer & Wine
Door Prize Drawing

 Door Prizes Courtesy of:
Foursome of Golf courtesy of English Turn Partners
$50 Gift Card courtesy of La Thai Uptown   FREE for Chamber Members
$10 for Future Members

Pre-registration for this event is highly encouraged by noon on Wednesday, July 30th.  Registration should be completed online here or by email torsvp@neworleanschamber.org
 to register.  Please include event and date on the subject line.

Calendar of Event put together from La Fete News and http://www.neworleanscvb.com/calendar-events

July 30
 Bag Of Donuts
DJ Rik Ducci

Concerts are held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Algiers Ferry Landing every Wednesday evening for eight weeks .
Algiers Ferry Landing   *   200 Morgan Street, New Orleans

Click on the RSVP tab.

Thank you and God bless you.

Summer 2014

Thank you for your support in creating another stellar season of shows! Please continue to check back with us for future updates.
If you have any further questions, you can contact the box office by phone at 504-865-5269.

 Cool Down with COOLinary August 2014
During the month of August, enjoy 2-3 course lunch menus for $20 or less and 3 course dinner menus at $35 or less at over 50 award winning restaurants. Experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans.
More and more restaurants are signing up every day so be sure to check back often. It's going to be a delicious summer! Don't forget to ask for the Chef's COOLinary Menu.

August 1

Opening Day Second Line
Dance your way to the festival on Friday, August 1st! The opening day parade begins at Washington Artillery Park at 700 Decatur Street at 10:40 a.m.

Satchmo Seminars 
Friday, August 1, 2014
 11:30 am - Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism - Duke University music professor Thomas Brothers talks about his new book, Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism, in this multi-media presentation highlighting a remarkable decade in Louis Armstrong's life. In 1922 Armstrong left New Orleans for Chicago to join the King Oliver band. By the early 30s, he was one of the biggest stars in music. Learn about this transformative period during which Armstrong developed innovations as an instrumentalist and vocalist that continue to exert profound influences.

12:30 pm - New Orleans, Chicago and the African American Take on Jazz, 1925-1929 - Historian Sarah Waits discusses with Fred Kasten her work documenting the cultural reception of jazz - and jazz's effects on society and culture in New Orleans and Chicago in the late 1920s, as observed in print by E. Belfield Spriggins of The Louisiana Weekly and Dave Peyton of The Chicago Defender. Waits' research examines two key questions: How was jazz music and the jazz lifestyle treated by the black community? How did newspapers, as a form of cultural expression and communication connecting African Americans across the nation, play a part in the collective attitude of African Americans regarding The Jazz Age?

1:30 pm - The Storyville Exodus Revisited, or 'Why Louis Didn't Leave in 1917 Like the Movie Said He Did?' - Hogan Jazz Archive Curator Bruce Raeburn explores the romantic mythology surrounding Storyville in jazz origins and dissemination narratives - which remains potent, despite decades of scholarly effort to present a more nuanced and complicated vision of how "The District" factored into New Orleans jazz history. In the film New Orleans (1947), the closing of Storyville prompts an exodus that includes Louis Armstrong's departure for Chicago. Yet Armstrong didn't actually relocate until 1922. Departure dates of other musicians like Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Joe Oliver, Kid Ory, Freddie Keppard, George Baquet, and many more contradict the time-honored assertion that the closing of Storyville forced New Orleans musicians to seek greener pastures elsewhere. Raeburn presents evidence that the end of Storyville was a "non-event" as far as the movements of most New Orleans jazz musicians were concerned.

2:30 pm - Louis Armstrong - Civil Rights Pioneer - Jazz historian and Louis Armstrong Eternity Band leader David Ostwald looks into Pops' record on civil rights. There was a time when Louis Armstrong was regarded as an Uncle Tom, and in some far corners, he still is. Yet Armstrong's stirring example can be held high as an inspiration. His courage and optimism in the face of the loathsome discrimination of his era made him a true civil rights pioneer. In fact, many of Armstrong's black critics, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Duke Ellington - ultimately came around to seeing Armstrong as a source of true black pride.

3:30 pm - Africa to Armstrong- African roots of Jazz - Musician, educator, and AfricaNola director Jeff Klein presents a panel discussion and musical demonstration highlighting the cultural and musical connections between Africa and jazz, as embodied in Louis Armstrong. Armstrong spent substantial time on the African continent, visiting cities in more than 25 nations over the course of several years. "I feel at home in Africa," he said. "I am a descendant of Africans to the bone, and I love the friendly manner in which people cope with things." The presentation, which features members of AfricaNola and historian and cultural scholar Dr. Ibrahim Seck, will include a discussion of Louis Armstrong in Africa, as well as the roots of jazz in West African music.

4:30 pm - Cinematic Satch: Satchmo the Great Following Jeff Klein's discussion on Louis and Africa, Louis Armstrong House Museum Archivist Ricky Riccardi will screen the ultra-rare Edward R. Murrow theatrical documentary, Satchmo the Great. This film follows Armstrong around the world from Europe to Africa and back home to New York and has never been made available on home video or DVD. This might be your only chance to see it in its entirety....don't miss it!


White Linen Night
When:  August 2, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Julia Street (200-600 blocks); For a list of participating galleries, visit the New Orleans Arts District website.
Dress Code:  White linen is encouraged as a nod to what New Orleanians wore in the pre-air conditioning days, but it is not required; other light-colored fabrics are often worn.  You are welcome to wear whatever you want.

more information on the after party, visit the CAC website.

Title of Show: Beyond Land's End
Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art
600 Julia Street  New Orleans 70130
504 895 7375; www.jeanbragg.com
Artist: Will Smith, Jr.
Description: Photorealist paintings of Louisiana's vanishing wetlands
Opening Date: August 2, Reception 6-9pm
Closing Date: through August 31
attached: Will Smith, Jr. Barataria Hospitality

 Mark of the Feminine runs Saturday, Aug. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 2 at the New Orleans Contemporary Center
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 as part of Whitney White Linen Night 2014 at the CAC

900 Camp Street
$10 general admission | FREE to CAC members

Mark of the Feminine-A group show of New Orleans artists, curated by Regine Basha
International Sculpture Center: Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards


Cash bars and cuisine by Beaucoup Juice: Fresh Juice Snoballs, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, Mellow Mushroom, Ooh La La Pizza Bistro & Tap House
After-Party Entertainment: DJ Dance Party featuring DJ sets from Bouffant, Bouffant and DVRA, and performances by artists from Mark of the Feminine
FREE Admission
Up and down Julia Street (200-600 blocks) and throughout the New Orleans Arts District
Food and beverage tickets are available for pre-sale and are required for food and beverage purchases at the Julia Street Outdoor Celebration.
Cuisine by Bratz Y'all!, Broussard's, Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar, Crêpes à la Cart, Foundation Room, GG's Dine-O-Rama, GW Fins, Le Foret, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar, Marti's Restaurant, Mellow Mushroom, MOPHO, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Nola Foods, Phil's Grill, Pinkberry, Rita's Tequila House, Rue 127, Saucy's BBQ, Seed, SoBou, Somethin' Else Cafe
Live music on 3 stages: Egg Yolk Jubilee, Mahayla, and The Unnaturals. Curated by Jason Songe.

August 2, 3, 9, 10  
(Fri/Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 6:00 pm) 
A Midsummer Night's  
An Evening of Sin and Song  

Big Easy Award-winners 
Sean Patterson,  Mandy Zirkebach
and Jefferson Turner 
team up for a midsummer musical tour of the wages of sin at the Mid City Theatre. 
Taking their cues from Top 40, Broadway, and the Great American Songbook, this troublesome trio of troubadours trips their way through the treasures of greed, the joys of envy, the pleasures of gluttony, the pitfalls of lust, the glamour of vanity, the luxury of sloth, and the 
grapes of wrath.   
The sinful celebration of the venial and the mortal features classics by such greats as
Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb,
 Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, 
and Maury Yeston; tunes made famous by such luminaries as Meat Loaf, Leon Redbone, Shirley Bassey, and Kermit the Frog; and some brand-spanking-new originals by Zirkenbach, Turner, and Patterson themselves. 
and August 2, 3, 9, 10  
(Fri/Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 6:00 pm)  
$20 General Admission 
Reservations available on-line at
or by phone at 504.488.1460

VIP Reserved Tables by phone, only. Also available by phone: $15 Student/Theatre Professional Tickets  

  Fashion Week New Orleans Hosts Poolside  Fashion Show at W New Orleans
Local Designers and Boutiques Debut Latest Summer Fashions and Trends

This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:            "Strut + Swim W Happening" - a poolside fashion presentation featuring local designers and boutiques as well as hair and make-up artists showing off their latest collections, trends, accessories and styles in summer fashions. 

WHEN:            6 - 8 PM

Sunday, August 3 - Designers and boutiques TBA

WHERE:           333 Poydras Street
                        Rooftop pool on the 4th floor

WHY:               Fashion Week New Orleans and W New Orleans are redefining the traditional runway show and bringing the latest fashions poolside with the hottest up-and-coming local designers for the second summer in a row. Take a dip in WET, sip on new cocktail creations and indulge in the newest trends. Sponsored by Ciroc Vodka, the fashion series will include a DJ, drink specials, giveaways and more.

HOW:              There is no entry fee, but space is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.

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The Victory Belles Present “Spirit of America”
Through August 27, 2014

Venue: Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum
Sponsoring Organization: Stage Door Canteen
Tickets: Stage Door Canteen

Come salute the USA with the Victory Belles' newest red, white and blue celebration! Featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Songbook written by some of the top American composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne and others.

You’ll also be treated to such folk, bluegrass and patriotic classics such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” This Land is Your Land,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and “America the Beautiful,” among many others. This uplifting musical revue will have you beaming with pride and patriotism.

For the ultimate entertainment experience, check out the full package which includes dining in world-renowned Chef John Besh’s American Sector Restaurant.

A Midsummer Night's Cabaret

Through August 10, 2014

Venue: Mid-City Theatre
Sponsoring Organization: Mid-City Theatre
Tickets: Mid-City Theatre
Starring Mandy Zirkenbach, Sean Patterson and Jefferson Turner, this show is a dive into the cool waters of cabaret. Featuring three Big Easy Award-winning actors, audiences will enjoy a delightful evening of stories and famous cabaret-style songs.

Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 6:00.

Through August 3, 2014

Venue: Dixon Hall, Tulane University
Sponsoring Organizations: Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre
Tickets: Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre
The Broadway classic that put the term “cabaret” into popular usage and became a descriptor for a distinct musical genre, “Cabaret” is the third and final production of the Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre season.

The story of Sally Bowles, an English singer and café entertainer in Berlin, Germany during the dawn of the Nazi era in the 1930s, “Cabaret” has been delighting audiences since the role was premiered by Jill Haworth on Broadway in 1966 and by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film. Its continued popularity has resulted in numerous revivals on Broadway and around the world.

Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb and based on a story by Christopher Isherwood, the musical score from “Cabaret” has spawned such classic show tunes as the opening number “Wilkommen,” “Two Ladies,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Money,”  and, of course, the high-kicking title track.
August 6, 2014
Venue: Mid-City Theatre
Sponsoring Organization: Southern Rep Theatre
Tickets: Mid-City Theatre
Sometimes, the name says it all. Certainly in this case it does. Playwright Pat Bourgeois presents “Debauchery! The Soap Opera” about a wealthy, eccentric family just trying to find love, family, and infamy in New Orleans. Now in its third year, this interactive monthly soap opera keeps the tension building on its sassiest, sauciest season yet! Join in on the drama as sisters Chanel and Cartier flounce and fight their way through a maze of outrageous exploits.
Show time at 7:30 p.m.
August 7-24, 2014

Venue: AllWays Theatre, 1030 Marigny Street (at St. Claude Avenue)
Sponsoring Organization: AllWays Theatre
Tickets: AllWays Theatre box office or Brown Paper Tickets
In this New Orleans premiere, written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts (“August: Osage County”), lonely cocktail waitress Agnes lives in a seedy motel room, hiding from her violent, ex-con, ex-husband Jerry Goss. One night, her lesbian biker friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, a Gulf War veteran who might be AWOL.
Agnes gets involved with Peter, who grows increasingly paranoid about the war in Iraq, UFOs, the Oklahoma City bombing, cult suicides and then-secret government experiments on soldiers - eventually drawing her into his delusions. The play deals with the issues of love, paranoia, conspiracy theories and Agnes' slow descent into insanity under Peter's influence.
For more information and tickets go to http://www.allwaystheatre.com/, email Allwaysneworleans@gmail.com or call (504) 758-5590. Tickets also at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/718811.
The Fourposter
August 8-17, 2014

Venue: Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Avenue, Westwego, LA
Sponsoring Organization: The AllWays Theatre and Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Tickets: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
“The Fourposter,” written by Jan De Hartog, stars Joel Derby and Julie Roundtree in this moving chronicle of a husband and wife from their wedding night in 1890 until they leave the house that has been their home, 35 years later. They fret and quarrel, laugh, cry, and make love in the same room in which they began their married life. And standing throughout the evening is the old fourposter, silent witness to all.
Produced in conjunction with the AllWays Theatre, “The Fourposter” enjoyed a successful, favorably reviewed run at the AllWays earlier this summer. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Sunday matinee at 3:00.
Swingin' at the Canteen with the Victory Big Band!
August 9, 16 & 23, 2014

Venue: Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum
Sponsoring Organization: Stage Door Canteen
Tickets: Stage Door Canteen

A sizzling new show by The National World War II Museum's own Victory Big Band!

Trumpeter Jay Hagen leads this ensemble of top-flight New Orleans musicians in a cavalcade of swing-era hits, with music by Harry James, Ray Anthony, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Perez Prado and many others. Beautiful Victory Belle, Courtney Boe, and matinee idol-handsome crooner, Clint Johnson, heat up the stage with songs by Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and more.

Saints and Sisters
August 13-29, 2014

Venue: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA)
Sponsoring Organization: Second Star Performance Collective
Tickets: NOCCA
“Saints and Sisters: Nuns with Guns in Old New Orleans,” is the new radio-style action/adventure comedy from Ren French, who wrote all of “The Clifton Monroe Chronicles.” Similar to the early 2000s TV show, “Alias,” with Jennifer Garner, this show is “Alias” set in the Ursuline Convent in 1930s New Orleans.

The cast includes Cammie West, Anjela Jo, Donald Edward Lewis, Matt Standley, Veronica Russell and Jake Bartush. Produced by Harold Gervais, sets by Dan Zimmer. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

August 20, 2014

Venue: Mid-City Theatre
Sponsoring Organization: Southern Rep Theatre
Tickets: Mid-City Theatre
Six original 10-minute plays by six regional playwrights, starring local casts. Presented by monthly by Southern Rep Theatre.

Show time at 7:30 p.m.

Last Dance: A Tribute to Donna Summer
August 29-31, 2014

Venue: AllWays Theatre, 1030 Marigny Street (at St. Claude Avenue)
Sponsoring Organization: AllWays Theatre
Tickets: AllWays Theatre box office or Brown Paper Tickets
Singer/performer Anais St. John, “The Brunette Bombshell,” returns to the AllWays Theatre at the start of Southern Decadence Weekend in a tribute to the late “Queen of Disco,” Donna Summer.

During what is expected to be an electrifying performance, St. John will belt out such disco classics as  “I Feel Love,” “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” “Dim All the Lights,” “No More Tears,” “On the Radio” and others. The evening’s selections are also expected to include some of the songs Summer recorded during her post-disco years.

For more information and tickets go to http://www.allwaystheatre.com/, email Allwaysneworleans@gmail.com or call (504) 758-5590. Tickets also at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/718811.


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20th Annual Welliver Production' Wedding Expo
Margarita Bergen's photo.
Margarita Bergen's photo.
Margarita Bergen's photo.

Discover Casell- Bergen Gallery  at 1305 Decatur

Margarita Bergen  
1305 Decatur Street