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Today in NOLA 8.24.17


Tonight, get dancing at Gasa Gasa as Ambush Reggae Band takes the stage. Royal Teeth will be joined by No True Scotsman and Merci Raines at Tip's. The Ogden stays open late for Sweet Olive String Band, while the CAC kicks off the Architecture & Design Film Festival. On this day in 1955, a U.S. Appellate Court desegegrated LSU’s undergraduate courses. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Room 220 Reminds Us That Iowa is More Than Caucuses


By Room 220

The University of Iowa's creative writing program is widely lauded as the best in the nation. So, it was a coup when Room 220 bought the school's International Writers Program Even more impressive, on September 29th, the global writers will return for the fifth straight year. This year’s reading will feature Armen of Armenia (Armenia), Karen Villeda(Mexico), Samuel Kolawole (Nigeria), and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow (Singapore).


Bright Night: White Linen Guide


by Lucy Leonard

By now, you probably have your white linen outfit picked out and ready-to-go. But have you already mapped out your Whitney White Linen Night plan of attack? With attendance numbers nearing the 50,000 mark, this Saturday’s (8.1) event will be packed. You might want to decide ahead of time which galleries to check out and which restaurants are worth the wait. If you haven’t already figured all this out, don’t fear! NoDef has put together a comprehensive guide so that you can be totally prepared when the big night arrives. 


Art Lark

CAC Preps for White Linen Night



As the old saying goes, you can’t wear white after Labor Day. Luckily for you, you have one more chance to don your best white linen suit this year— the annual Whitney White Linen Night! This Saturday (8.1). the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, in conjunction with the Arts District of New Orleans, will host the annual art party. Many galleries around Julia Street will be open to the public as a part of the free block party, and both the CAC and Ogden Museum of Southern Art will premier new exhibitions of Louisiana art. 


Today in NOLA: 6.25.15


Today in New Orleans, the Contemporary Arts Center is calling all artists, John Rosenthal will present his book of photos After: The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward, Nola Social Ride hosts a 1950s bike ride, and the Electric Crown Singers rock Ogden After Hours. On this day in 1868, Louisiana and a number of other southern states were readmitted into the United States after the Civil War. 


Today in NOLA: 12.19.14


Tonight New Orleans celebrates birthdays and anniversaries. WWOZ is 34. Kermit Ruffins is 50. Shotgun Cinema is one year old. In another type of celebration, Republic hosts a winter edition of Bounce night with Big Freedia to help locals tweak their way into the new year. Remembering our past, the Streetcars began running again today in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. Now, more details on the festivities this evening. 


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. 


Review: CAC's Mark of the Feminine


What is the purpose of a show comprised of female and feminine-identified artists? Mark of the Feminine, now on display at the CAC, declines to indicate one specifically. “Mark of the ‘Feminine’ is not necessarily a narrative theme show, or a feminist manifesto, but more like a question about the term itself,” writes curator Regine Basha in the show’s introductory statement. The contributors to this show draw on pain, joy, memory, humor, and triumph, a variety of experience that seems as if it ought not fit in one gallery.


Ndegeocello, Phillips, Neon Trees Announce NOLA Dates


Music aficionados will be happy to hear about a trio of fall announcements with everything from pop to new wave represented. Meshell Ndegeocello will be coming to the CAC. Phillip Phillips is slated for the Saenger. Neon Trees will be coming to the Civic on on October 28th.


Bourbon and Burlesque Raises CAC Money, Performers


“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink,” wrote Haruki Murakami. This Saturday (June 21st) the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp St.) will be bringing together the beauty of a fine whiskey with the beauty of many talented ladies in its 8th annual Bourbon and Burlesque event. Proceeds from the night will go towards the underwriting of the CAC’s artistic programming.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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