Mitch Paone and Bryce Wymer present "Many Outlets"
Creativity in various fields each influencing each other
Opening Reception
CANARY Gallery
March 7
329 Julia, New Orleans, La
After Party/Performance
North American Wildlife / The New Orleans Exploration
"Genus New Orleanus"
618 Frenchman, New Orleans, La

New York based artists Bryce Wymer and Mitch Paone (NOLA expats and designers for Dirty Coast) have come together with
a body of work depicting explorations of social realism. Oils, resins, and
collage are utilized throughout the collection. Yet all works hold down a
subtle neo-classical tone, with a heavy eye for design.

Bryce Wymer is a visual artist currently living in Brooklyn, New York. His works address human social progression. He is also the creative director at a motion graphics studio in New York called Digital Kitchen. Personal works available at

Mitchell Paone is a multi-faceted creative who moves in between the disciplines of Graphic Design, Typographer, Fine Art, Film and Music to invokes thought and emotion. Mitch currently works commercially as an Art Director & Graphic Designer for a variety of advertising agencies and creative production studios worldwide through the moniker of Dreamers Ink Aesthetics. In his spare time he is either working on fine art endeavors or is performing with his jazz funk fusion band Non-Static which includes some of New York City’s finest jazz musicians.

Following the opening Mitch and Bryce will be performing at DBA Frenchman Street from 10:30 onward into the night. Please make it out to see the final piece of the creative outlets both of them share with each other.
Joining them for their set is local drumming machine Sir Smiles A Lott AKA Simon Lott.
Check him out below

DBA Frenchman, 10:30

Mitch and Bruce will be giving a lecture/performance for AIGA
@ Satchmo’s Lounge, Loyola University Danna Center

AIGA lecture featuring Bryce Wymer ( & Mitch Paone (

The focus of the lecture is breaking down the creative process of design influenced film, broadcast and commercial media.

Secondly, the lecture will represent the broad range of creative endeavors including music performance and production, film, photography, illustration, graphic design, and typography and its collective influence on Mitch & Bryce’s commercial work output.
Please RSVP for the lecture


THIBODAUX – The entire region is invited to the first ever Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival – a musical celebration of south Louisiana culture – slated for Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, at Nicholls  State University. 

Festival gates will open to the public at noon Friday, March 20, in the parking lot adjacent to John L. Guidry Stadium. Admission is $10 at the gate – free for children 7 and under. The festival will kick off again on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the same daily admission charge.

Visit for complete event information.

“Swamp Stomp promises to be a great entertainment venue for anyone who loves Cajun and Zydeco music, local foods and locally made art and crafts,” said Brenda Haskins, festival committee co-chair and director of auxiliary services at Nicholls. “We invite everyone to attend our festival and pass a good time.”

Musical talents scheduled to perform include the Lost Bayou Ramblers; Renaissance Cadienne; Geno Delafose and the French Rockin’ Boogie; Les Freres Michot; T’Canaille; Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band; Treater; Pine Leaf Boys; Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; Waylon Thibodeaux: Louisiana Rockn’ Fiddler; and Cajun Toujour.

           Current Swamp Stomp sponsors include Buquet Distributing; Byron Talbot Contractors; Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Heart Center of Lafourche; PRO-NSU; Coca Cola; Coastal Commerce Bank; Whitney National Bank; Student Programming Association at Nicholls State University; Lea Rutter Homes; Community Bank; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation Community Partnership Grant; Hampton Inn – Thibodaux; Bayou Signs; CONCO Foods; Coastal Broadcasting; and Reeco Rentals.

Michelle Y Wiliams Gallery Grand Opening
Saturday, March 7
@ Julia and Baronne
835 Julia Street

New Orleans’ "Trombone Shorty" Wins in Beverly Hills

Los Angeles based filmmakers, Eric Alan Donaldson and L. Lonnie Peralta,
team up with New Orleans musical prodigy, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews,
for Best Documentary win at the 2009 Beverly Hills Shorts Fest

The Beverly Hills Shorts Fest has honored
Venice and Mar Vista locals, Eric Alan Donaldson and L. Lonnie Peralta, with
the award for Best Documentary for the film they co-directed, produced and
edited, "Trombone Shorty."

 The filmmaking duo own and operate production and post-production studio,
FXF Productions in Venice, CA.  Los Angeles natives and friends since
seventh grade, the partners teamed up in high school to shoot their first
music video.  Since then they have gone on to work on a variety of projects
together that include action sports films, music videos, commercials and

Their film was one of 65 chosen out of more than 700 festival submissions.
This fourth annual festival was at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills,
CA.  Sony, Moviola and Avid sponsored the festival.

 "Trombone Shorty" is an after-the-storm-look at New Orleans’ next
generation musical prodigy, Troy (Trombone Shorty) Andrews.  From the
historic, yet troubled Treme neighborhood, where brass bands, jazz and the
tradition of second line is a way of life, this 22-year-old has worked
tirelessly to beat the odds so he can do what he loves most – play his horn.

Even before he had an instrument, Andrews would emulate the great Jazz
musicians of New Orleans’ musical past by using a cardboard box as a snare
drum or his Big Wheel as a tuba.

Donaldson and Peralta spent five days in New Orleans with Andrews, capturing
his everyday life and getting a first-hand look at the post Katrina

"Troy Andrews is blessed with the gift of musical ear play and performance,"
says Donaldson, "The hardest part of capturing the true brilliance of who he
is in a short, is deciding what to cut."

Andrews played for Bo Diddley at the age of five. After finishing eighth
grade, he was admitted a year early to the prestigious New Orleans Center
for the Creative Arts, where alumni include Wynton and Branford Marsalis and
Harry Connick Jr.

Troy Andrews says, "There’s only 5% of the world, or 10% at most of people
that really get a chance to do what they really want to do, and I happen to
be a part of that. That’s the ultimate blessing right there."

To view "Trombone Shorty" online go to

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse
At the Royal Sonesta Hotel

Music Performance Schedule ~ Spring 2009

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Grand Opening Weekend

Thursday    March 19   Johnaye Kendrick, 9 pm

Friday        March 20   Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, 9 pm

Saturday    March 21    Grand Opening Bash, 8 pm
                                   This evening by reservation only.

                                  IRVIN MAYFIELD LIVE  
                                  David Torkanowsky piano
                                        Neal Caine, bass
                                     Ed Petersen, saxaphone
                                      Jaz Sawyer, drums

Regular Performance Schedule

All Shows Begin at 8 PM

Thursday     March 26     Johnaye Kendrick

Friday         March 27     Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

Saturday      March 28     Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs

Thursday     April 2        Johnaye Kendrick

Friday         April 3        Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

Saturday      April 4        Ashlin Parker Quintet

Thursday     April 9        Johnaye Kendrick

Friday         April 10       Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

Saturday      April 11      Troy Sawyer

Thursday      April 16      Johnaye Kendrick

Friday          April 17      Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

Saturday       April 18      Rex Gregory Quartet

Thursday       April 23     Johnaye Kendrick

Friday           April 24     Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

Saturday        April 25     Irvin Mayfield

Thursday       April 30      Johnaye Kendrick

Friday           May 1         Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

Saturday        May 2         Irvin Mayfield

Tales of the Cocktail Announces
The 2nd Annual Cocktail Film Fest

Tickets on Sale Now

Tales of the Cocktail and W New Orleans invite movie buffs and libation lovers to indulge in celebrating the cocktail in three films. Cheryl Charming aka Miss Charming™, cocktail author and founder of, plays hostess for the silver screenings.

Film Fest hostess, Cheryl Charming aka Miss Charming™ has been in the food and beverage industry since 1976, tending bar, authoring cocktail related books (9 so far), teaching bar tricks to Walt Disney World bartenders, and cocktail consulting. She is a member of The Bartenders Guild, and The Museum of the American Cocktail. She resides in Downtown Orlando and maintains the website

The Film Fest schedule is as follows:
• Saturday, April 11th, 4 p.m., King Creole
• Saturday, April 11th, 6-8 p.m., Dean Serneels is the Mad MXologist
• Saturday, April 11th, 8 p.m., Cocktail
• Saturday, April 11th, Midnight, Moulin Rouge

Seating for all films are dinner party style.
Tales of the Cocktail and W New Orleans invite movie buffs and libation lovers to indulge in an evening of celebrating the cocktail in three films. Cheryl Charming, cocktail author and founder of, plays hostess for the silver screenings.

The Film Fest schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 11, 2009
4 pm. King Creole
 6 pm. Meet-n-Greet Dean Sernells
 8 pm. Cocktail
Midnight Moulin Rouge

*Seating for all films are dinner party style*

Film Fest hostess, Cheryl Charming a.k.a. Miss Charming™ has been in the food and beverage industry since 1976, tending bar, authoring cocktail related books (nine so far), teaching bar tricks to Walt Disney World bartenders, cocktail consulting and teaching cocktail classes. She is a member of The Bartenders Guild and The Museum of the American Cocktail. She resides in Downtown Orlando and maintains the website
Chef Roberto Bustillo, Jr. of Zoë Restaurant will prepare inspired hors d’oeuvres for the day.  Chef Bustillo has won two Gold Fleur de Lis Awards from New Orleans Wine and Food Experience in 2006 and 2007 and a Silver Fleur de Lis Award in 2008.  Zoë Restaurant and Lounge is located on the second floor of the W New Orleans.

Saturday, April 11th

King Creole (1958)
4 pm.
This Elvis Presley summer hit of 1958 was filmed in New Orleans when he was 22 years old. The cast and crew blocked off the entire top floor of the Roosevelt Hotel (now Fairmont Hotel and soon to be Waldorf Astoria). King Creole was Elvis’ last B&W film and is considered by critics to be his best. Elvis plays a nightclub busboy turned nightclub singer and even though there are many bar scenes not one single cocktail is mentioned, so we will be serving famous New Orleans cocktails including the Sazerac, Hurricane, Scarlet O’Hara, Ramos Gin Fizz, and French 75. Retro candy and popcorn will be served and popular soundtracks to look forward include Trouble, Hard Headed Woman, King Creole, New Orleans, and Dixieland Rock.

Dean Serneels is the Mad MXologist
6-8 pm.
Come meet Dean Serneels as the Mad Mixologist! This Dean of Drinks is an Inventor, Hospitality Consultant, Entertainer, Motivator, Flipping Mixologist and owner of Dean will be sharing his skills in a hands-on bottle flipping workshop and will also entertain you with his magic and moves on the bar. Dean has won over 22 bartending awards, has appeared on the FOOD Network and as the bartender trainer on CMT’s Search for the Ultimate Coyote. Dean is also the creative mind behind all of the Flairco brand bartending products. Join Dean as he flips, spins and tosses the fictitious Blue Turquoise from the film, Cocktail, Pink Squirrels, and Sex on the Beaches. Landshark beer will also be available.
Cocktail (1988)
8 pm.
Cocktail finally turns 21! And what better way to celebrate this summer hit of ’88 than with dinner, drinks and a movie New York/Jamaican style! This film kick-started modern flair bartending worldwide and introduced three hit songs, Kokomo, Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Addicted To Love.  We celebrate the 21st birthday with Jamaican style food and birthday cake.
Special guest star, Dean Serneels will be present demonstrating the moves seen in the film.

Moulin Rouge (2001)
Can-Can you join us for a midnight enchanting screening of this lush and visually-rich modern musical that was nominated for 8 Oscars? The Green Fairy will be upon us as we serve Absinthe in glass blown fountains at each table. Nibbles, bottled water and French wine will also be available.
Tickets and Special Rates
Tickets are required for Tales of the Cocktail Film Fest and can be purchased online at <<>>  as of February 15, 2009 for $25 per showing. Ticket packages are available through the website.  A special room rate of $99 at the W Hotel New Orleans available Thursday, April 9, 2009 through Monday, April 13, 2009.  Please use promotion code LIF.  For event guests, a rate of $12 per car will be available.  For questions, please call 1-877-WHOTELS for assistance. Book a room online at