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Today in NOLA 9.10.17

This Sunday, recharge before the week ahead at Wild Lotus Yoga's sound bath. Help the New Orleans Opera kick off a new seaon with a surreal tango masterpiece. Price Ainsworth presents his crime thriller at the Garden District Book Shop, while Taco Truck Theater stages a multi-medium show. On this day in 1962, Rummel High School in Metairie opened its doors. Now, more around town today. 

Telling It on the Mountain: Ashé's Cultural Summit

By Lucy Leonard

In 2018, the city of New Orleans will celebrate its tri-centennial. But Luther Gray says that there are many changes that still need to be made in the city before then. To kickstart those changes, Gray, the Community and Cultural Programs Coordinator of Ashé Cultural Arts Center, helped found the annual Douglas Redd Cultural Summit. Now in its eighth year, this year’s summit on June 6 aims to bring New Orleans artists together and specifically to organize Afro-Orleanians in the art and cultural community.

One Billion to Rise at Ashé

Violence against women has dominated the headlines recently, yet the problem remains. According to a United Nations report one in three women globally will be beaten or raped. The Ashé Cultural Arts Center is taking Saturday (2.21) to address this issue as well as thank the women who battle violence with their annual One Billion Rising event from 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.

Kwaanza Comes

Seven Nights of Events Mark Harvest Festival

For many New Orleanians, the holidays do not end on Christmas. To the contrary, Kwaanza begins on December 26. The observance, a holiday tradition geared specifically towards African-Americans, is coming to New Orleans.

Today in NOLA: 8.17.14

Let the good times roll! The first-ever New Orleans Sushi Fest rolls into Mardi Gras World this afternoon, with live entertainment, traditional crafts, Miss Linda the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, wrestlers wearing blow-up sumo suits, and oh yes, sushi. The Ashé Cultural Arts Center celebrates another cultural tradition as Mardi Gras Indian elders gather to give awards and share oral histories. Details today:

Today in NOLA: 7.28.29

Urban Bush Woman founder Jawole Zollar teaches history through dance at Ashé Cultural Arts Center tonight. The Royal Players of Alderaan present a repeat of their Shakespearean Star Wars performance, and a documentary about Tibetan Buddhist nuns screens tonight only at the Zeitgeist. Happy birthday to trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, celebrating his 49th today. More to do on a Monday:

Diabetes Demystified

This Saturday the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic are hosting “Overcoming Diabetes”, an all day event for those who face diabetes. The event will be providing information, screenings, management tips and strategies, free healthy snacks and free lunch.

Today in NOLA: 7.5.14

Mary J. Blige takes the stage at Essence Fest tonight, while Questlove races from the Roots’ Superdome gig to DJ at Tipitina’s. Spot budding talent this afternoon as brand-new youth bands make their debut on OC Haley, or join the Banks St. Bar crowd for a pig roast. R&B legend Smiley Lewis was born on this day in 1913, in DeQuincey, LA. Details on today:

State of Play: NOLA Theatre Listings for July 1-28

Hot, hot, hot. For July there’s loads of nostalgia, patriotism, three- and four-part harmonies, comedy … and, toward the middle of the month, two politically charged dramas and one highly praised solo-show revival. Productions listed in order of closing.

Today in NOLA: 6.29.14

This evening, Audobon Park rounds up families for a movie night and One Eyed Jacks hosts a band with a childish name.  On this day in 1956, LSU’s original tiger mascot Mike I passed away. Read on for more details tonight:

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