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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Were Winners of John Kennedy Toole Letter at Auction
Remember the anonymous auction winner who spent $12,500 on a letter penned by John Kennedy Toole at Sotheby's in New York last week? Well, turns out it wasn't some rich yankee that won the bidding. The Ragin' Cajuns are bringing this piece of Louisiana history back to its proper home. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette identified themselves as the buyers of the 1963 postage from Puerto Rico today, saying they bid on the letter and adjoining lot of Toole artifacts in order to keep them in the Pelican State.
John Kennedy Toole Letter Auctioned Off for $12,500
Among the correspondence of presidents and Einstein, a letter written by John Kennedy Toole was on the auction block this morning at Sotheby's in New York. According to the auction house, one unnamed bidder shelled out $12,500 for the Confederacy of Dunces author's missive to the woman who inspired Myrna Minkoff. The 1963 letter Toole wrote from Puerto Rico to Dr. Patricia Rickels, which was the most valued item of a lot that also included a first edition of Dunces and various Toole children's books, was forecast to fetch $10,000-$15,000. Sounds like Fortuna's wheel was middling today.
'Dunces' on the Block: John Tennedy Toole Letter, Books Set For Sotheby's Auction
Zach Galifianakis may want to take note of a Sotheby's auction coming up next month. Among a series of original materials from Pulitzer Prize-winning authors on the block June 15 is a trove of John Kennedy Toole documents that offer a window into the mind of the Confederacy of Dunces author. The lot, which is valued at $10-15K, includes a 1963 letter written from Puerto Rico by Toole to Dr. Patricia Rickels, who is figured to be the inspiration for Myrna Minkoff.
John Kennedy Toole Biographer Appears Twice in Two Days
Cory MacLauchlin is on a tour of New Orleans that includes meetings everywhere but under the Woolworth's clock. Over the weekend, he answered questions after a screening of a documentary about John Kennedy Toole. Early this week, the Confederacy of Dunces author's most recent biographer will get the floor to himself with two apperances scheduled to talk about his book, Butterfly in the Typewriter.
Soldiers of Fortuna
Dawn DeDeaux's Prospect.2 Exhibition Takes a Multi-Medium Look at the Classical Influences Behind 'A Confederacy of Dunces'
New Orleans native Dawn DeDeaux is staging an intervention to fight the dark ages of our times, and The Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces, In an Effort to Make Sense of It All - a multimedia project inspired by John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces is the mandate to spread joyous enlightenment throughout the swamp and great continental wilderness beyond.
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