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Today In NOLA 10.3.15

Today in New Orleans, there are benefits galore. Art for Art’s Sake is taking over Julia and Magazine Street, and The Preservation Hall Ball is benefitting the Preservation Hall Foundation at The Civic. Gleason Gras is honoring Steve Gleason. Also, the Pelicans are taking on the Pacers in their first pre-season game. But back in the day, as they say, the Bloomingdale brothers open their first store in NYC (1872), Allen Ginsberg’s Howl was ruled not obscene (1957), the Dick Van Dyke Show premiered on CBS (1961), West and East Germany declared the creation of one unified nation (1990), and O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges (1995). It’s Gwen Stefani’s birthday, and Woody Guthrie’s death (1967). Here's what's happening today:

Art for Art's Sake Returns

Tis the season of art. Art for Art’s Sake is returning Saturday, October 4th, for the annual celebration of New Orleans’ finest artists. It’s going to be a night to remember with drinks, food kiosks, and open art galleries on both Magazine Street and Julia Street. So dress up in your classiest duds (or not) and come kick off the visual arts season. 

Today in New Orleans 10.05.13

It's still unclear where fickle Karen will make her final stop, but New Orleans is carrying on with a weekend full of soirees, festivals, gallery openings, and classical music all the same. Happy Birthday to Keith Frazier, co-founder of Rebirth Brass Band, born on this date in 1968. Now, more local music to celebrate this Saturday. 

'Sweet Things'

Gina Phillips' Latest Exhibition Among Ogden Museum's 5 Art for Arts Sake Openings: Art Review

Cheryl Castjohn got a sneak peek – even before the Ogden After Hours crowd started jamming to the Downhill Strugglers – of new work by Gina Phillips at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.  

Today in New Orleans 10.06.12

There’s a wide variety of events going on today beginning with Carolyn Hembree’s poetry reading at Crescent City books. Stop by the shop to hear her latest material Skinny and have your copy signed. Later, gallery openings will take place throughout the city for Art for Art’s Sakes. Last but certainly not least The Wild Magnolias perform at the I club tonight led by Big Chief Bo Dollis and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Seven years ago today New Orleanean singer and actress Linda Hopkins was officially honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Fall Art Start

New Exhibitions Open All Over the City for the Weekend's Art for Art's Sake Celebration

Compressing New Orleans’ love for art, music, shopping, and delicious cocktails into one well-lit night of semi-drunken art appreciation, Art for Arts’ Sake was a no-brainer when the Contemporary Arts Center founded it in 1979. The annual autumnal extravaganza takes place this Saturday, October 6, and centers around Julia and Magazine Streets.

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Michael Weber, B.A.


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Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt

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