2nd Weekend of Free
"After Jazz Fest Lobby Concerts"
Begins Tomorrow Night at
InterContinental New Orleans

What:   The InterContinental New Orleans is hosting "After Jazz Fest Lobby Concerts" featuring live music by various jazz musicians in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge, Friday and Saturday evenings during Jazz Fest. The concerts are free and open to hotel guests and visitors.  
When:  8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
             Friday, May 1 – The John Royen Trio                 
             Saturday, May 2 – The John Royen Trio            

Where: 444 St. Charles Ave., Hotel Lobby Lounge


“Hot Mama Revue” May 10, 2009 at One Eyed Jacks!

This year instead of taking your mom out for brunch, take her out for burlesque with the Fleur de Tease’s tribute to mom’s everywhere in their Hot Mama Revue at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street in the French Quarter, 8PM & 10PM on Sunday, May 10. The ladies of Fleur de Tease will be saluting their own mother’s in our audience again this year, by showcasing their sweet, funny, and flirtatious Fleur de Tease style which has made them famous.  Angela Eve, creator of Eve’s Parlor Burlesque in Chicago, will be our special guest aerialist for this show.

       Fleur de Tease is New Orleans’ premiere troupe of true professional burlesque dancers, including artistic director Trixie Minx, Madame Mystere, Lily Summers, Bella Blue, Natasha Fiore’, and Rory Wrey. This cast of intriguing burlesque dancers creates a new original show each time they perform.  No two shows are ever alike, and with Fleur de Tease performing once a month at One Eyed Jacks, you can expect new material and a lot of fun at every performance.  A Fleur de Tease show reflects modern style vaudeville and includes the comical style of MC Chris Lane, trickster and illusionist Magic Mike, and circus-like aerial trapeze from Sarah the Bobcat, alongside classic “bump & grind” New Orleans burlesque routines.  There’s always an array of surprises and when you attend a Fleur de Tease show, “…You never know who or what will turn up on stage!”

          Tickets for the Fleur de Tease Burlesque Hot Mama Revue, Sunday, May 10, 2009, at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., NOLA, 504-569-8361, are $15.00 and $20.00 for reserved table seating.  Doors at OEJ open at 7:30PM with performances starting at 8PM and 10PM. Also, you can RESERVE TABLE SEATING for the shows and book Fleur de Tease to perform at your private party, event, or fundraiser by calling 504-975-1245.  For more information on the latest Fleur de Tease charity events, merchandise, and shows, please visit www.fleurdetease.com <<http://www.fleurdetease.com/>http://www.fleurdetease.com/> , www.myspace.com/fleurdetease <<http://www.myspace.com/fleurdetease>http://www.myspace.com/fleurdetease> , or contact Sheri M. B. McKee, Media Madam at 504-432-7629, <SherMcBleu@aol.com>SherMcBleu@aol.com <<mailto:SherMcBleu@aol.com>mailto:SherMcBleu@aol.com> .
Fleur de Tease is proud to have the House of Lounge, the finest lingerie store in New Orleans, 2044 Magazine Street, as a continuing sponsor for the 2009 Season. 
Fleur de Tease Burlesque Revue 2009 Season
4/30 Tipitina’s Jazz Fest Series with BINGO!@Tipitina’s
5/10 FDT Hot Mama Revue @One Eyed Jacks
6/7 FDT Season Finale@ One Eyed Jacks
6/20 Bourbon & Burlesque Fundraiser@ CAC
For William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

The deadline for the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing
Competition has been extended from May 1 to June 1, 2009.

The Faulkner Society made the determination to extend the deadline at
the request of more than 60 writers who called to say they were having
problems meeting the deadline.  As our goal is to help writers, we
decided that an extension is reasonable.

Michael Malone To Be Guest of Honor at Faulkner Reception, May 17

Michael Malone, one of the wittiest writers in America, author of the
southern classic, Handling Sin, will be the Faulkner Society’s
guest of honor Sunday afternoon, May 17 at a reception, featuring food,
wine, and music at The Cabildo at Jackson Square.
Michael will be signing his new novel, "Four Corners of the Sky."
Copies of other work also will be available.  The time is 3 p. m. to 5
p. m.
The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP, so we can plan
for food and wine, to this e-mail address or by calling
(504) 524-2940.  Copies of Michael’s new book can be reserved at the
same time with credit card information.
Correction in Date for Juleps in June
The correct date is Friday, June 5, notFriday, June 7. The party, the Faulkner Society’s annual overture to the summer season, will take place at the lovely residence of Judith
"Jude" Swenson, at 426 Vincent Avenue in old Metairie starting at 7 p.
m. The event will feature food, wine, music, and, of course,mint juleps
served in silver cups.  Tickets are $125 per person and the ticket
price includes one silver julep cup.  Extra julep cups may be purchased
for $35 if ordered in advance.  Orders for extra cups must be placed by
May 15.


Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro · 626 Frenchmen Street · New Orleans, LA 70116 ·

Clarinettist Tommy Sancton and pianist David Paquette have been performing
together off and on for for more than four decades, ever since they teamed
up in a little piano bar off Bourbon Street in 1967. With their
hard-charging style of traditional New Orleans jazz, they have joined forces
Sancton (left) and Paquette in Marciac, France
over the years at such venues as the Ascona Jazz Festival (Switzerland), the
Geleen Festival (Holland), the Nice and Marciac Festivals (France) and the
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they performed most recently on
April 24, 2009. Both have recorded widely and are featured together in trio
format on three CD’s: "New Orleans Reunion" (GHB), and "Riviera Reunion"
(Fleur de Lys) and “Made in France” (Fleur de Lys).

Sancton and Paquette will be joined on drums by special guest Sven Stahlberg
from Stockholm, Sweden.

Del Shores: writer, comedian, and the creator of SORDID LIVES
In New Orleans for one night only: Tuesday, May 12 

Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue at 8pm  New Orleans, LA — Acclaimed playwright, TV and film writer/director/producer (and NOCCA visiting artist) Del Shores makes his New Orleans debut with a special performance of his new, unscripted one-man show DEL SHORES, THE STORYTELLER. Shores will perform the show for one night only, Tuesday, May 12, at 8pm at Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue. Shores is best known for SORDID LIVES (film, play, series) DADDY’S DYIN’ (WHO’S GOT THE WILL?) (play, film) and his controversial play SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES. In DEL SHORES, THE STORYTELLER, Shores will share the real life stories that have inspired his writing. Yes, there was a man with two wooden legs. But did his grandmother trip over them and die while having a sordid affair? Did his mother and aunt fight over a mink stole at their mother’s funeral?  And did his mother really ask, “What exactly do you do…when you’re gay?”  If so, what was the award-winning playwright’s response? (SORDID LIVES). Yes, prayers were answered and a matching vein was found in a vein bank over in Baton Rogue to replace his Uncle Humpty’s collapsed vein. But did Humpty lose the leg after all those prayers? (SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES). And what relative really shot a policeman in the “saliva gland” and shoulder? (TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE). Truth and fiction are finally separated in DEL SHORES, THE STORYTELLER. Although Shores started out as an actor, he has only been on stage a few times in the past years, stepping occasionally into one of his own shows when an actor was unavailable to perform. His last time on stage was in 2006 when he went on as “Latrelle” in SORDID LIVES: IT’S A DRAG at the Zephyr in Hollywood and at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. The first season of SORDID LIVES: THE SERIES premiered on MTV’s LOGO in July of 2008 and became their biggest hit to date and garnered rave reviews. Shores also wrote and produced for the TV shows NED & STACEY, DHARMA & GREG, and QUEER AS FOLK. STORYTELLER is produced by Shores’ husband, Jason Dottley, who will also introduce the show. Dottley stars as “Ty” in SORDID LIVES: THE SERIES.  The couple remains part of the 18,000 legally married same-sex couples in California. DEL SHORES, THE STORYTELLER will play one night only at Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue, in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 504 581 5812 or at CabaretLeChatNoir.com

Jeremy Davenport Updates
New Orleans jazz favorite, Jeremy Davenport, can be found every week (Thursday, Friday + Saturday) in the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.  Come experience not only pure entertainment, but also an introduction to a lifestyle – a jazzy, swanky, sexy way of life.  Let Jeremy Davenport fill your soul and ears with tunes and beats from the old and new. A must see when in the New Orleans French Quarter – tourist or not!
Weekly Schedule:
Thursday, 5:30pm, in The Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Friday, 9pm, in The Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Saturday, 9pm, in The Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
May Dates:
Thursdays – 7, 14, 21, 28
Fridays – 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturdays – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

June Dates:
Thursdays – 4, 11, 18, 25
Fridays – 5, 12, 19 26
Saturdays – 6, 13, 20, 27

Local talent invited to audition with Model Productions

Model Productions is coming to The Esplanade in search of talented local models, actors, singers, and dancers!

People of all ages and sizes are encouraged to come to the mall for auditions from May 6 until July 10. Local talent who make it through the auditions will be invited back for fashion shows on June 6 and July 11 for their chance to shine in the spotlight.

Winners will be given a one year contract with Model Productions of Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, or New York and the opportunity to audition for modeling and acting projects. 90210 actress Anna Lynn McCord is one of Model Productions most recent and successful discoveries.

For more information, please visit modelproductions.com or call Model Productions at (770) 751-0500.

Tuesday thru Friday at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.
Sundays at 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 p.m.

Fashion Shows
Saturday, June 6
Saturday, July 11

The Esplanade – Macy’s Wing
1401 West Esplanade
Kenner, LA 70065




The Louisiana ArtWorks Metal Shop has all the tools you need for welding, casting, and blacksmithing!  Meet our Shop Manager Elijah Sproles and find out how to get started on your next piece.  Or, if you have an idea for a sculpture project, come to the Metal Shop Mixer and find an artist to it a reality.  Admission is FREE.  Come have a beer and get fired up!


WHAT:         Metal Shop Mixer

                       Networking Event & Happy Hour
WHEN:          Friday- May 8, 2009

                        5pm- 7pm
WHERE:        Louisiana ArtWorks

725 Howard Avenue, New Orleans
For more information, call Karen Louise Crain at 504-571-7373, or 504-723-6593 or visit the website at www.louisianaartworks.org

Historic New Orleans Collection to screen new film on the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans
WHO:             The Historic New Orleans Collection
WHAT:           Screening of The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, a film by Stephanie Riegel and Wade Henderson and produced by The Historic New Orleans Collection
WHEN:           6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2009
WHERE:       Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA
HOW:             The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; for reservations, call (504) 523-4662. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.
WHY:              From the 1920s until the early 1950s, in an attempt to preserve the cultural life of the French Quarter, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans provided local artists with a venue for their work, educated young art students and brought traveling exhibitions of cutting-edge modern art to the Crescent City. Stephanie Riegel and Wade Henderson’s film, The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, explores the club’s legacy using rich imagery of the Club’s members’ original works, excerpts from the writings of its founder Lyle Saxon, and interviews with surviving Club members, their families and friends. The Historic New Orleans Collection, which commissioned and produced the film, will present a screening with the filmmakers on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org

New Orleans Botanical Garden to host Mother’s Day event
as part of the Sunset Sundays concert series

The New Orleans Botanical Garden is hosting an exciting Mother’s Day event on May 10th from 5-7 p.m. as part of the Sunset Sundays concert series. Jazz singer Ingrid Lucia will start off the afternoon with her local hits featured in the Funky Kidz Music Compilation. The Pfister Sisters, nominated in Gambit’s Big Easy Awards for Best Female Performers, will also set the scene with their famous jazz vocal harmonies and sweet swing tunes.  Guests can bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the music at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Garden Stage.

Mothers and their broods will enjoy New Orleans cuisine while sipping on wine and mojitos, followed by a fabulous dessert with cupcakes and a bubbly tasting. Guests will have their chance to win one of many door prizes including Sucre Mother’s Day Collection Chocolates, one dozen gourmet cupcakes from Cake Café, Champagne provided by Swirl, and a Walnut Shotgun House necklace designed by Robert Tannen for Mignon Faget. The first 100 to arrive with an e-vite flyer in hand will receive a flowering plant from the Botanical Garden. This event will mark the start of a new tradition in topping off Mother’s Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

Mothers and children under 12 will be admitted free to this special Mother’s Day concert, and admission for adults and children over 12 will be $6.00.

Sunday. May 10th , 4PM – 7PM

New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Garden Stage

New Orleans Botanical Garden (NOBG)
For more information, visit www.neworleanscitypark/garden or call (504)483-9386
Sponsorship provided by the Robert B. and Shirley K. Haspel Endowment Fund

Entertainment provided by:
Ingrid Lucia
The Pfister Sisters