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December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

Nutcracker Ballet

Tulane’s Dixon Hall, 2p.m.

Its not Christmas without the Nutcracker (final show)

 

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall, 2:30p.m.

Holday jams with Lars Edegran and Big Al Carson

 

Soul Rebels

Champions Square, 10a.m.

Saints pregame party

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

The members of this band have been playing together since 1995; $10

 

Jon Roniger

Le Bon Temps Roule, 10p.m.

Folksy blues Americana

 

Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

The Week in Business Tech: Food, Water and New York City


From Silicon Bayou News, here's the weekly roundup of developments at the intersection of technology and commerce:

Receivables Exchange teams with New York Stock Exchange:  The Receivables Exchange (TRE), a New Orleans-based company that reported 466% growth in 2010, announced a partnership with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The joint strategic initiative was agreed upon to market TRE’s Corporate Receivables Program (CRP) to potential sellers, including New York Stock Exchange listed companies. Under terms of the arrangement, the NYSE has acquired a minority ownership position in TRE.

 

Naked Pizza opens doors of first NYC location: Naked Pizza, the New Orleans-based good-for-you pizza chain, is opened the doors of their first New York City location. The company announced the NYC franchise agreement almost a year ago. The New York City region group is headed by Mitchell Krupp and Richard Jacobson and includes several notable professional athletes and well-known New York figures.

 

Food trucks take NOLA entrepreneurship on the road: For the creators of NOLA Food Trucks, momentum is building quickly and they are excited to see that they are making a difference in the city, both culturally and economically.  The two culinary aficionados see the food aspect of the job as being, appropriately, the icing on the cake.

 

 

Water Challenge 2012: Seeking innovative solutions to flood management: The Idea Village is currently seeking regional applicants for the 2012 Water Challenge. The Water Challenge is a collaborative initiative of The Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation(GNOF) focused on nurturing entrepreneurs with high-growth ventures in the water industry. Going into its second year, a priority in 2012 will be innovative solutions to flood management. The deadline forapplications is September 30th, 2011.

 

Entrepreneurs give students advice at Louisiana Looking Up 2011: Louisiana Looking Up 2011, an event curated by the LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association and the E.J. Ourso College of Business took place at LSU’s Baton Rouge campus. The event brought together well-known businessmen and women and aspiring entrepreneurs. Seven speakers, including president and CEO of Waste Management, David Steiner, were joined by more than 200 attendees.

 

Sheaux Fresh completes successful Kickstarter campaign for second garden: Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods is a family owned business that produces and sells organic fruits, vegetables, and eggs in areas of New Orleans where access to healthy foods is most limited. Started by Thaddaeus and Tamara Prosper, Sheaux Fresh believes that people will buy what is convenient and affordable. The duo recently funded the groundbreaking of a second garden through a Kickstarter campaign.

 

Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day Featured Redbox Founder Mike DeLazzer at LSU: Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day was held August 25 on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge and featured Mike DeLazzer, founding member and creative mind behind Red Box. Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day is an on-going series of events, designed to celebrate Louisiana entrepreneurship and inspire the next generation of Louisiana entrepreneurs.  




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