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Miles Markers

Football season is getting closer which means that the soundbites from Les Miles are starting to flow again. This week, the LSU coach hit the airwaves to weigh in on the upcoming seasons and dispense the traditional Les Miles vacation report.

NOFF Spotlight: Habana Instant

By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Un Instante en La Habana (Habana Instant) is a narrative film set entirely in Cuba. The movie follows Carlos Quevedo (played by Christopher Marquez), who goes by Charlie, as he returns to Cuba where he was born. There, he meets up with his brother Marcelo, (played by Director Guillermo Ivan), who is less-than-warm upon his arrival. The brothers had been split up as children, with the mom taking Charlie with her to the United States on a raft, while Marcelo stayed behind in Cuba. 


Perlmutt Talks Havana Motor Club

Gentlemen, start your  engines! Havana Motor Club is a film by Director Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt that is showing at the New Orleans Film Festival as part of their Cine Cubano program. The film follows around car enthusiasts in Havana as they prepare for the first auto race since the change of power in 1959. 

Today In Nola 9.23.15

Today in New Orleans, learn some Cuban dance at Bookoo Reuda. Dillard University is hosting a panel discussion called "Lil Wayne and America’s Idea of New Orleans," and there’s Sex Ed Bingo at Bayou Beer Garden. In the music world, Fieldwork is coming to the Contemporary Arts Center. On this day in 1986, Congress designated the rose as the national flower.

Erika Storms West

Meteorologists are cautiously optimistic that Tropical Storm Erika will not pose a threat to New Orleans. Instead, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting that the fifth named storm of the Atlantic season will hit Cuba before veering north through Florida.

Dance Party: NOBA Lineup Reveal

Lineup Reveal Season continued this week. The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) rolled out their 2015-2016 schedule. Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Argentina’s Che Malambo will all be coming to town.

¿Qué Pasa? FestDetails Released

Today (7.30), the Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte and Hispanic Flavor Productions released the details for their fifth annual ¿Qué Pasa? Fest. This year’s six-day festival will take place from October 5 through October 10 at different locations around the Greater New Orleans area. The festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Latin music as well as Hispanic heritage and culture.

After Night Calls: Looking Back at the International House's Cuban Fete

By Christopher Louis Romaguera

The first thing I noticed when my taxi made the right turn to wrap around International House was a massive crowd clad in white. A scene out of a postcard, Cadillac in the front, focus on the people in the back. Some dressed as if they’ve worn it all their lives, others as if it’s never crossed their minds. 

Party Like It's 1959: Havana Whites

By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Put down the pastels and put on your Gauyabera. On Saturday, May 16th, the International House and Loa (221 Camp Street) present their annual Summer Dress transformation, this year entitled, Havana Whites. The sensibilities will be a little less sartorial and little more social, with an emphasis on our Cuban sister city to the (way) south.

NOLA Delegation Flies Direct to Cuba

Today (3.14), the first direct flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958 lifted off from Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). About 80 New Orleanians boarded the flight to attend the Cuba Hoy Conference, a week long forum aimed at fostering relations between the island nation and NOLA.

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