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Today In NOLA 11.1.15


Today in New Orleans, Voodoo Experience wraps up and the Saints take on the Giants at home. The Saenger is putting on a production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Cinderella, and Zeitgeist is screening Nasty Baby. Before all this, the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel was exhibited to the public for the first time (1512), Shakespeare’s Othello was presented for the first time in London (1604), JFK announced his idea of the Peace Corps (1960), Larry Flynt was born (1942), former first lady Marnie Eisenhower died (1979), and it's World Vegan Day. Check these out:


Today in New Orleans 2.16.14


This afternoon, the opera version of Cinderella comes to a close with a matinee at Mahalia Jackson, and Snoop Lion is performing at the Joy after the NBA All Star game. On this date in 1724, former Louisiana governor Bienville was recalled to France in disgrace. Now, more to do this Sunday. 


'Cinderella', Reviewed

New Orleans Opera Finds the Right Foot with Massenet's Familiar Fairy Tale



The evening hours of Valentine’s Day struck date night for many New Orleans couples, and on Friday many of them could be found at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the New Orleans Opera Association’s opening night of Cinderella.


New Orleans Opera's 'Cinderella' Set For Arrival at Mahalia Jackson Theatre


by Joe Shriner

This weekend, the New Orleans Opera Association puts on a charming and melodic four-act opera by French composer Jules Massenet--an 1899 work that made its U.S. premiere in New Orleans just over 111 years ago.


Today in New Orleans 2.14.14


Happy Valentine’s Day! Tonight Hurray for the Riff Raff will be playing a sold out show at One Eyed Jacks, Byrdie’s Gallery will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Ghost “pottery Scene” Competition, and a play about Cinderella will be performed at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. On this date in Louisiana history, Hattie Caraway (D-Ark) was elected as the first female senator with the help of Louisiana’s Huey P. Long. Friday’s events are below: 


Cinderella Soiree Enchants Marigny Opera House


The cold weather has made New Orleanians well accustomed to slippers over the past few weeks. Even with the forecast thawing, the New Orleans Opera Association is set to raise the stakes with a pair of famous slippers of the glass variety. With the Association's production of Massenet's Cinderella set to arrive just in time for Valentine's Day, company members will preview the ball with a Marigny soiree on Saturday night (Feb. 8).


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