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#PoseWhenever Complimentary Yoga Class and Cocktail Social at W French Quarter

#PoseWhenever Complimentary Yoga Class and Cocktail Social at W French Quarter

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Culture | 0 comments

 

Lululemon athletica yoga ambassadors, Geoffrey Roniger of Freret Street Yoga and Daphne Larkin of Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit based in Nashville, Tenn., are leading a complimentary joint yoga class at W French Quarter to launch their new web-based and customizable DVD practices respectively. Following the class, attendees will delight in complimentary passed small bites of SoBou’s FIT Dish menu items and $5 FIT cocktails, beer and wine.  Additionally, anyone who dines in SoBou that evening will receive a complimentary sampling of the FIT cocktail with any FIT Dish purchase.

Anyone interested should RSVP to wnolarsvp@whotels.com.  Space is limited so people should arrive early to ensure a spot. Guests are encouraged to bring their own mats if possible as a limited number of mats will be available. Complimentary parking is available at the Shops of Canal Place through lululemon athletica. Tickets must be validated prior to 8pm. *Yoga will be moved under a covered area in the event of rain.

 

For more information about #PoseWhenever, please visit www.wfrenchquarter.com/whappenings. Follow W French Quarter on Twitter @wfrenchquarter and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wfrenchquarter.invitation

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR TO KICK OFF AT THE SAENGER THEATRE IN NEW ORLEANS

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR TO KICK OFF AT THE SAENGER THEATRE IN NEW ORLEANS

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Culture | 0 comments

New Orleans, LA (August 11, 2014) –  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall – live on tour – with more stops than ever before. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2014. The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airs Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

 

The tour kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans and crosses the United States and Canada with more than 70 stops.

 

Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions will present audiences around the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers.

 

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE recently received seven 2014 Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host In A Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Cat Deeley), in addition to Outstanding Choreography nominations. SYTYCD’s outstanding costume team of Marina Toybina and Grainne O’Sullivan also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program.
“I am thrilled with the spectacular, fresh talent we have discovered this season. I believe these dancers have inspired the choreographers to create remarkable dance numbers each week.  I am excited for your favorite dancers to bring their inspiration and routines to even more cities throughout the nation on this year’s tour,” stated Nigel Lythgoe, judge, executive producer and co-creator of the hit FOX series.

 

Tickets for So You Think You Can Dance ($37.75 – $75.75) go on sale Friday, August 15th at 10am at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

 

For more information, please visit fox.com/dance and saengernola.com. Or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/SaengerNOLA) and Twitter (@SaengerNOLA).


*Press Release*

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Back-to-Back Fashion Events on the Schedule this Weekend for American Prep Clothing Co.

Back-to-Back Fashion Events on the Schedule this Weekend for American Prep Clothing Co.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Culture | 0 comments

Local fashion brand, American Prep Clothing Co., is ushering out summer with two, high-profile fashion events this weekend.

 

Starting with a Pop-up Shop at The Grove Street Press (GSP) this Saturday from 5-7p.m. at 521 St. Joseph Street to kickoff White Linen Night. The event will showcase the brand’s Summer 2014 collection as well as the specialty letterpress collections created by GSP. Guests will enjoy a Louisiana Sisters mini bloody mary and dirty martini bar and have the opportunity to shop both brands.

 

The following day, American Prep will be one of three brands participating in the Strut + Swim event. Fashion Week New Orleans will host the poolside fashion showat the rooftop pool at the Hotel New Orleans Downtown at 333 Poydras Street from 6-8 p.m. on August 3. American Prep will be showcasing its Resort 2014 collection on the runway that evening. This will be the company’s second time collaborating with Fashion Week New Orleans this year. The event is open to the public and entry is complimentary, but space is limited and granted on a first come, first serve basis. More information is available on the hotel’s website.

 

“We are delighted to host our first Pop-up on White Linen Night at The Grove Street Press. I admire their letterpress work and think that our designs compliment each other well so it was a natural fit. And besides, white linen is what we do best!” said Nikki Manuel, founder, designer and creative director of American Prep Clothing Co. “I can’t think of a better venue for our Resort collection than poolside at the Hotel New Orleans Downtown,” We are looking forward to highlighting those warm-weather looks on the rooftop on a steamy summer New Orleans evening.”

 

About American Prep Clothing Co.

American Prep Clothing Co. is an upscale sportswear manufacturer based in Baton Rouge, La. The company caters to the exquisite tastes of the fashionable few. The garments are designed with the discerning customer in mind – offering impeccably tailored garments in sophisticated color palettes on luxurious fabrics.

 

American Prep (AP) made its debut in 2012, offering its consumer a luxe capsule collection inspired by classic, timeless pieces with modern silhouettes, impeccable details and luxurious fabrics. The response was so great that the brand decided to expand its product offerings. Now, quickly gaining recognition, AP will soon be found in select fine retailers, boutiques and exclusive resorts across the country. Its clothes are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A.

 

Become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter(@American_Prep), Instagram (@americanprepclothingco) & Pinterest. For more information, visit www.americanprep.com.

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Fashion Week New Orleans Closes Out Poolside Fashion Show Series with Two Events in August

Fashion Week New Orleans Closes Out Poolside Fashion Show Series with Two Events in August

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Culture | 0 comments

Local Designers and Boutiques Debut Latest Fashions and Trends

WHO:  Fashion Week New Orleans and Hotel New Orleans Downtown.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

WHAT:  “Strut + Swim” – a poolside fashion presentation featuring local designers and boutiques as well as hair and make-up artists showing off their latest collections, trends, accessories and styles in summer and fall fashions.  Sponsored by Ciroc Vodka, the fashion shows include a live DJ, drink specials, door prizes, a pool party favor sponsored by Spiker and more.

 

The August 3 show will feature a special synchronized swimming performance by the Waterbeams.

WHEN: 6 – 8 PM

Sunday, August 3 – Designers and boutiques: Jacques Clothing, Uptown Honey Swimwear and American Prep Clothing Co.

Glam Squad – Aimee Carr & VooDoo Makeup

 

Sunday, August 24 – Designers and boutiques: Passion Lilie from Designer Katie Schmidt, Bayou Bikini and lululemon athletica

Glam Squad – Aimee Carr, VooDoo Makeup and The Blow Dry Bar

 

WHERE: Hotel New Orleans Downtown 333 Poydras Street Rooftop pool on the 4th floor

 

WHY:  Fashion Week New Orleans and Hotel New Orleans Downtown are redefining the traditional runway show and bringing the latest fashions poolside with the hottest up-and-coming local designers for the third summer in a row. Take a dip in the rooftop pool, sip on new cocktail creations and indulge in the hottest trends.

 

HOW:  There is no entry fee, but space is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.

 

For more information about Hotel New Orleans Downtown, please visit www.hotelneworleansdowntown.com. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hotelneworleansdowntown.

*press release

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THNOC to offer free tours for inaugural New Orleans Museum Month

THNOC to offer free tours for inaugural New Orleans Museum Month

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Culture | 0 comments

The Historic New Orleans Collection is excited to participate in the inaugural New Orleans Museum Month. Throughout the month of August, members of one participating museum will receive free admission or tours at the 15 other participating museums across the metro area. THNOC will be offering free guided tours—simply present proof of membership to the front desk to receive two free tours per membership.

THNOC currently offers two guided tours: the Williams Residence Tour showcases the elegant French Quarter residence of The Collection’s founders, General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams, and the Architecture and Courtyard Tour uses the historic buildings that compose the its Royal Street property to explore the evolving architectural styles of the French Quarter.

The list of institutions participating in New Orleans Museum Month includes Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Beauregard Keyes House, The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, the Cabildo, Old U.S. Mint, Madame John’s Legacy, the Irish Cultural Museum, Le Musee de f.p.c., Longue Vue House and Gardens, The McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the National WWII Museum New Orleans. More information is available at www.hnoc.org or by calling (504) 523-4662.

 

*Press Release*

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Africa UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness: 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour

Africa UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness:  20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Culture, Music | 0 comments

The award–winning South African musical show, “AFRICA UMOJA – 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour” is coming to the US for its second Multi-City tour in North America, playing the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans Dec. 2 – 14, 2014Tickets on sale now.

Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty streets of South Africa’s Townships to all the corners of the world’s best and biggest stages, AFRICA UMOJA tells the moving tale of indigenous South African music, its people and their song – from the earliest rhythms to Kwaito.

The 32-piece cast made up from a myriad of South African cultures is presenting beautiful costumes and award winning, internationally acclaimed choreography. AFRICA UMOJA is a colorful and jubilant celebration of life that audiences from all backgrounds have found infectiously delightful and uplifting.

Thirty countries have embraced the traditional love songs, lullabies and other musical expressions of rural life.

They have celebrated and cried along with the passionate voices that tell the story of Sophiatown – the story of love, community, forced removals and hardship. All while the feet continue to stomp along with the explosions of gumboot dancing to music reflecting the pain of the migrant laborers and their families.

The reminiscent sounds of vibrant jazz that forced its way free from the constraints of the times and a thread of gospel music running through the tale, recalls the huge helpings of faith and courage. This saw black South Africans through some of the country’s stormiest historical passages.

AFRICA UMOJA is continuing its journey in North America, with shows in Washington DC, Charlotte NC, Miami FL, Birmingham AL, Memphis TN, Chicago IL, Atlanta GA, New Orleans LA and New York, New York.

 

Tickets for the Africa Umoja are on sale now. They are available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

Ticket prices: $32.50, $44.55, $87.50. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

For more information, please visit umojausatour.com and mahaliajacksontheater.com. Or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/MahaliaNOLA) and Twitter (@MahaliaNOLA).

*Press Release*

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Culture Collision 6: Save The Date, August 27th

Culture Collision 6: Save The Date, August 27th

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Culture | 0 comments

Culture Collision 6, the annual happy-hour to kick off New Orleans’ vibrant cultural season is excited to announce its new home for the 2014-15 event: The National WWII Museum’s U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. On Wednesday, August 27, more than 60 local nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations will gather for a one-night-only event designed to encourage participation in the New Orleans art scene. The event is free and open to the public.

 

“The National WWII Museum is proud to have been associated with Culture Collision from the beginning,” said Nick Mueller, president and CEO of The National WWII Museum. “Not only is this event a testament to the city’s rich cultural landscape, but it is something that patrons of the arts look forward to each year. We know the 2014 Culture Collision in the Museum’s US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center will not disappoint.”

 

Founded in 2008, Culture Collision was created to provide New Orleans’ arts and culture organizations with a collective voice, as well as a platform for collaboration and promotion.

Event attendees can scope out upcoming performances, take advantage of exclusive ticket promotions and meet like-minded arts lovers. For the second consecutive year, Culture Collision boasts pop-up performances by selected organizations, including the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and The Creativity Collective.


The event also features cash bars, a huge free drawing and free parking after 3 p.m. in the Magazine Street lot, located between Andrew Higgins Drive and Poeyfarre Street. Metered parking and additional non-museum pay lots are also located throughout the neighborhood.

Culture Collision 6 is hosted by WWNO and sponsored by NewOrleans.Me, The National WWII Museum and Canary Collective. It is organized by the Arts Council of New Orleans, DEVENEY, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Ballet Association, New Orleans Opera Association, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Southern Rep and WWNO.

 

More information is available at culturenola.org.

 

*press release*

* Photo Credit: Culturenola.org

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Tuition-Free Dance Classes Available For New Orleans Youth

Tuition-Free Dance Classes Available For New Orleans Youth

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Culture, News | 0 comments

The NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance, a cultural community partnership between the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), as well as other NOBA partner programs, are holding ongoing registrations beginning August 18 for 2014-2015 academic year after-school dance classes throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Registration will remain open on a first come, first served basis through September 20, or until classes are filled. Academic year classes begin the week of September 1, 2014.

 

This nationally award-winning program provides tuition-free technique classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and hip hop, as well as other styles of dance, for youth between the ages of 6 and 18 (Note: classes offered vary by location). All classes are approximately one hour, and students are placed in the appropriate class based on both age and experience level. Participants benefit from performance opportunities throughout the year, including fully produced and costumed performances of The Nutcracker Suite at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall on December 7, winter concerts at each community site, and spring productions. Students and families are also offered $5 tickets to attend select performances during NOBA’s Main Stage Season.

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Interested students are required to submit the following items in person at the time of registration:

1)       Completed Enrollment Application (available at registration or download online at www.nobadance.com)

2)       Copy of student’s birth certificate for ages 6-7 (Students must turn 6 years old by Monday, September 1, and be no older than 18 AND a senior in high school to enroll.)
PLEASE NOTE: Original documents will NOT be accepted at registration (copies only, please).

 

The complete schedule of 2014-2015 Academic Year Registration locations and dates is as follows:

 

Chevron Studio at Lyons NORDC Center, 624 Louisiana Avenue (Lower Garden District/Irish Channel)

Registration: Tuesday, August 19, from 5-7pm

Youth ballet classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:40pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:25pm.

 

Joe Brown NORDC Center, 5601 Read Boulevard (New Orleans East)
Registration: Monday, August 18, from 5-7pm

Youth ballet classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7pm.

Youth tap classes are held on Tuesdays from 5-7pm.

Youth hip hop classes are held on Wednesdays from 5-7pm.

 

Cut Off NORDC Center,6600 Belgrade Street (Westbank)

Registration: Wednesday, August 20, from 5-7pm

Youth tap classes are held on Mondays from 5-8pm.

Youth ballet classes are held on Wednesdays from 5-7pm. 

 

Treme NORDC Center, 900 N. Villere Street (Treme)

Registration: Monday, August 18, from 5-7pm  

Youth ballet classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6:40pm.

Youth hip hop classes are held on Tuesdays from 4:20-6:30pm.

Youth tap classes are held on Wednesdays from 3:50-6pm.

 

Wilson Charter School, 3617 General Pershing (Broadmoor)

Registration: Wednesday, August 20, from 5-7pm

Youth ballet classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8:15pm.

 

Behrman NORDC Center, 2529 General Meyer Avenue (Algiers)

Registration: Tuesday, August 19, from 5-7pm

Youth ballet classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm.

 

Gernon Brown NORDC Center, 1001 Harrison Avenue (Lakeview)

Registration: Thursday, August 21, from 5-7pm

Youth ballet classes are held on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm.

Youth contemporary jazz classes are held on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30pm.

Youth modern dance classes are held on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm.

 

Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center, 1100 East Judge Perez Drive (Chalmette)

Registration: Monday, August 25, from 5-7pm

Youth ballet classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm.

 

Since the founding of the partnership in 1992, the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance has provided more than 40,000 tuition-free dance classes and activities for more than 13,000 youth, garnering national recognition and awards along the way, including the Coming Up Taller Award by the President’s Commission on the Arts and the Humanities.

 

For more information regarding educational programming and the 2014-2015 academic year registrations and classes, please contact Susan Bensinger at sbensinger@nobadance.com or call NOBA’s Education Department at 504.522.0996 ext. 203.

 

For information about NOBA programming or its upcoming main stage season, please visit www.nobadance.com or call 504-522-0996. Find NOBA on Facebook and follow @nobadance on Twitter.         

 * Press Release*

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Full Figured Fashion Show, NOLA CURVES Make New Orleans Debut

Full Figured Fashion Show, NOLA CURVES Make New Orleans Debut

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Culture | 0 comments

 NOLA CURVES is New Orleans’ first full-figured fashion show exclusively featuring Southern women, sizes 12 and above, modeling clothing and accessories from local designers, including: Full Blossom Chic Boutique, Miss Behavin Boutique, Dama Talya, M.V.C. by Misty Chanel and Plush Boutique. The event will be held at NOLA Space, 1719 Toledano Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 on July 19, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

According to Daniela Zapata, owner of Full Blossom Chic Consignment Boutique, “The average dress size of American women is a size 14.”
NOLA is already known for its food, culture and festivals. NOLA CURVES was created because Daniela wanted to find a way to showcase NOLA’s unique style and beautiful women. She handpicked the aforementioned designers and small businesses and brought them together for this NOLA CURVES FASHION SHOW. Event sponsors include: Nola Nights Magazine, Size Curvy, The New Orleans Tribune, Ranada Cosmetics, Chenese Lewis, Chic Novelle and Full Blossom Chic.

Tickets to NOLA CURVES FASHION SHOW are $25 for general admission and
$35 VIP, which includes a beverage and a gift bag.

Tickets can be purchased at
https://www.evenbrite.com/e/nola-curves-fashion-show-tickets-11806334063

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