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The Music Box Village's Grand Re-Opening

New Orleans Airlift's Music Box Village has become not only one of the most important arts venues in the Bywater neighborhood, but in NOLA overall. In 2017 alone, the Village saw everything from Martin Quintron's orchestral interpretation of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" along with top NOLA musicians and the weather-responsive analog synth Weather Warlock, to Aurora Nealand's The Monocle, to seasonal solstice parties, to Tank and the Bangas recording their entry for their now award-winning NPR Tiny Desk video. On Saturday, the team celebrated its official fall reopening. Brandon Robert was on hand to capture the night's proceedings. 

Today in NOLA 5.31.17

Keep this rainy week bright with music, music, and more music this hump day. If that's not enough, there's an opportunity to get your groove on for a great cause benefitting Music Box Village. On this day in 1985, Tom Benson bought the Saints for $70,204,000 from John M. Mecom Jr., who was the team’s first majority stockholder. 

It Stakes A Village

Airlift's Music Village Finds Permanent Home

The Roving Music Village is known for rolling out news and events during fest season. This year, they announced their biggest news yet: the arts installation will no longer rove. Instead, the Music Village will forgo their nomadic ways for a permanent base camp.

Village Millage

Airlift Raises Funds For A Permanent Music Box

For nearly a year, New Orleans has enjoyed the Roving Music Village. Now, organizers at Airlift are working to help the village find a permanent home. of course, buying land requires money. So, Airlift is upping their fundraising during the season of giving.

Ashé's Holiday Sashay

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center is not an establishment built upon clichés. So, it is no suprprise that the organization will be hosting holiday celebrations that extend far beyond the typical carols and trees. On Wednesday (12.02), Ashé dropped their December schedule and the lineup is loaded with truly unique events including light shows, the roving musical village, and of course Kwanza festivities.

Solange to Sit In City Park Sessions

Airlift’s musical installation will be wrapping up its residency in City Park this weekend, but not before one more big guest sits in. Organizers say that transplanted New Orleanian Solange Knowles will be the secret guest at Music Box Roving Village tonight (5.08) and tomorrow (5.09) at 6:30p.m. and 8:30p.m.

Today in NOLA: 5.08.15

Get your seersucker ready for the Ogden’s annual sartorial soiree. Or, head up to City Park to see a movie or Solange at the penultimate Music Box performance. On this day in 1863, Union troops overtook Alexandria. Now, more to do tonight. 

Wilco to Play Airlift's Music Box Roving Village Tonight

Multiple sources have confirmed that indie darlings Wilco along with trumpeter Steven Bernstein will be the much ballyhooed secret guests at Airlift’s Music Box Roving Village tonight (4.24) at 8:30p.m.

Today in NOLA: 1.24.15

A record raid, a picture show and a freaksheaux are all part of the courses on Saturday's nightlife menu. Sirens play at One Eyed Jacks with Yes Ma'am. The Ogden celebrates the closing of P.3, and Airlift's Space Rites Series (P.3 satellite program) puts on its final performance showcasing an altarpiece of TV screens rigged to interpret sound waves in St. Maurice Church. The constitution of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange was adopted on this day in 1871. Now, back to things to do this Saturday. 

Quintron To Play The Weather

After 2014’s chilly Mardi Gras, all eyes in New Orleans are focused on forecasts. Quintron is lending his ears to the mix. The local legend will be staging the NOLA premier of his Weather Warlock project at New Orleans Airlift’s Alterpiece installation at St. Maurice Church (605 Maurice Avenue) on January 18. Alterpiece features televisions rewired to respond to sound and Weather Warlock features a drone synthesizer that responds to temperature, wind, sun, and rain.

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