Programs Free And Open To The Public (unless otherwise noted)
The New Quorum presents Jazz Puzzles
Join Dan Vernhettes author of Jazz Puzzles for a FREE panel discussion with invited guests as they celebrate the release of JAZZ PUZZLES which draws a "deep map" of early New Orleans jazz, digging into the lives and histories of 14 turn-of-century musicians who shaped and immortalized what would become a world-changing music. Offering a chronology of jazz's origins, Jazz Puzzles could be called "archeology in print." A typographer by trade (and superb jazz musician), Dan has created an exquisitely designed book which covers the careers of John P. Robichaux, Buddy Bolden, Manuel Perez, Ernest Coycault, King Oliver, Chris Kelly, Freddie Keppard, Lorenzo Tio, Arnold Metoyer, Evan Thomas, Punch Miller, Buddy Petit, Sidney Bechet, and Kid Rena. The panel will feature other notable speakers, with free-ranging discourse among all participants.
Audience members will have plenty of time for all questions. To cap it off, Dan will perform with New Orleans Fiesta, a top-ranked traditional jazz band from Toulouse, France. "They are hot," says Dan. Writes Tulane University Hogan Jazz Archive curator Bruce Boyd Raeburn, "Vernhettes and Lindstrom have scoured oral histories, archives, public records, family genealogies and personal collections to unearth a range of sources that have never seen the light of day."
Unwanted Penance: A History of Prohibition in New Orleans
Come raise a glass at the Old US Mint on Thursday, November 14th during a special interactive lecture commemorating the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition. The Louisiana State Museum and the Louisiana Museum Foundation proudly present "Unwanted Penance: A History of Prohibition in New Orleans" by Sally Asher. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature complementary Prohibition-style cocktails sponsored by Old New Orleans Rum as well as a special performance by New Orleans' burlesque standout Trixie Minx. The lecture will also include dramatic readings by local personalities Mikko, Veronica Russell, and Andrew Ward, who will transport audiences back to the days of speakeasies and bootleggers. Doors and reception at 6pm. Lecture at 7pm.
Beginning at 6pm, "Unwanted Penance" is a true New Orleans cocktail of music, dress, and drinks that will all but quench your historical thirst.
The Friends of the Cabildo Concert Series presents John Boutte
After successful concerts with Jon Cleary, Allen Toussaint, Deacon John and Irma Thomas, New Orleans native John Boutte will play an intimate performance at the Old U.S. Mint on Friday November 15th at 7 p.m. With only 150 seats, the Old U.S. Mint Performance Space is unlike any venue in the city and. Born in the 7th Ward, Boutte has recently played with Paul Sanchez and John Scofield, as well as scored a huge hit with the theme song of the HBO series Treme. Tickets are extremely limited and no tickets will be sold at the door. Purchase below or by calling the FOC Office at (504) 523-3939.
Please join us in the birthplace of Jazz, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Brass Hop for the grand finale of the Sunshine By The Stars tour! Bring a blanket and some friends to enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and entertainment y'all.
The Day Includes:
3:00pm to 4:30pm
A Panel Discussion Irvin Mayfield, Dr. Michael White, Meschiya Lake, Earl Scioneaux III, and George Ingmire. with moderator, Alex Rawls
4:30pm to 5:30pm
An indoor/outdoor screening of Sunshine By The Stars, starring Harry Connick, Jr with Louisiana artists Trombone Shorty, the Marsalis Family, Better Than Ezra, Tim McGraw, Rebirth Brass Band, Buddy Guy, Allen Toussaint, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Irma Thomas, Zachary Richard, Zion Harmonizers, Mickey Gilley, Marcia Ball, Big Luther Kent, Rockin' Dopsie, Michael Doucet, Paul Groves, and McMains Secondary School Choir
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Concert featuring Meschiya Lake and Headliner, Hot 8 Brass Band
Free and open to the public. 100% of proceeds from refreshments purchased on the grounds of the Mint go to support the Louisiana Museum Foundation.
When: Saturday, November 16, 2013 starting at 3:00pm (see above for schedule)
The display, curated by students in Loyola's University Honors Program under the supervision of Honors director Dr. Naomi Yavneh Klos, includes, among other items, original newspapers from Dallas, New York, and Washington, D.C. providing coverage of the assassination and funeral; a copy of the Warren Commission Report signed by then-Member of Congress Gerald R. Ford; and an original letter signed by J.Edgar Hoover, thanking the FBI agent who provided the exhibit images for the Commission's report and granting him a raise.
Of special interest are numerous items from the personal papers of Mary Edith Wilroy, manager of the Blair House (the President's guest house), from January, 1961 until July, 1975 - among them, a hand-typed detailed protocol for the funeral including the members and order of the cortege, as well as the arrival times of numerous dignitaries; an autographed photo of President Harry S. Truman signed on the day of Kennedy's funeral; and an autographed letter from Mrs. Kennedy to Mrs. Wilroy, thanking the latter for her numerous kindnesses.
At the reception on Thursday, November 21st from 6-8, student docents from the University Honors Program will be available to discuss the items on display. Students and recent alumni will also be performing jazz standards from the 1960's by Tom Jobim, best-known for the classic "Girl from Ipanema."
The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a "musician's musician," Alvin Youngblood Hart's praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. On Friday, November 22nd, the Louisiana Museum Foundation presents an evening with Alvin Youngblood Hart, featuring an interview with the artist as well as a live musical performance. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance through Eventbrite.com, as well as the evening of the event. For more information on Alvin Youngblood Hart, visitors are encouraged to visit his website at http://www.alvinyoungbloodhart.net