Theatre + Art

NOMA Events - June 21-23

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: Lynn Drury in concert Friday Nights at NOMA on June 21 features musician Lynn Drury performing in her signature "NOLAmerican" style in the Great Hall from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The popular…

Mamma Mia! Premieres at Rivertown

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Get out your ‘70s duds and get into the musical magic of Mamma Mia! at Rivertown Theaters this July featuring two dozen hits from the ’70s pop sensation ABBA. It’s the most wonderfully entertaining summer escape…

On the Road and On the Stage

  "Kinky Boots" his The Saenger Theatre this June 14 through 16. The Tony Award winning musical features a score by musician and performer Cyndi Lauper, and tells the uplifting story of Charlie Price as he struggles to take over…

The Color Purple To Play At The Mahalia Jackson Theater

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Producers announced the 2019-2020 North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of "THE COLOR PURPLE."  The tour will visit more than 30 cities, including New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from…

"Come From Away" Debuts at The Saenger

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is thrilled to announce the national tour of "COME FROM AWAY," a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make…

In With The New

This weekend in Acadiana offers plenty of chances to check out new music, enjoy a downtown staple in a special way and celebrate one of the unique cultures that help diversify our region! The Lao New Year in Broussard is…

Into The Woods Opens at Rivertown Theaters March 15

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Rivertown Theaters rises to new heights with the upcoming production of one of Stephen Sondheim’s most intriguing musicals, "Into The Woods," on the Main Stage March 15 - 31. With intertwining of four of…

Lafayette Is Bursting With Visual Arts

  With so many opportunities to take in locally-made visual art in many mediums, this weekend is ideal for anyone artistically inclined or attuned. This week’s Artwalk, which occurs on the second Saturday of every month, coincides with the weekend…

2018 Louisiana Book Festival

It’s been 15 years since the inauguration of the Louisiana Book Festival and I have attended all but two events and can honestly say I’ve loved every minute. The annual fall festival gathers together dozens and dozens of authors celebrating…

New Orleans in Focus

What makes someone a New Orleanian? Being born here is surely one definition of a New Orleanian.  Some people live here for decades, but are not true New Orleanians because they don't “get it.” Although they reside here, these people…

October in Alexandria

  October is an illuminating, artistic affair in downtown Alexandria. First up, the annual Fall Arts Council of Central Louisiana ArtWalk will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, with music, dance, visual artists and more than…

Aladdin Flies into The Big Easy

  There are many things said about millennials, from a question of their motivation levels to their social media addictions. Full disclosure, I am a millennial and could potentially be biased, but this generation was truly blessed with a plethora…

Maestro Robert Lyall: New Orleans Opera 2018-2019 Season

Maestro Robert Lyall is the general and artistic director for the New Orleans Opera Company. In addition to his role as conductor, Maestro Lyall oversees every aspect of the creative process. One of the Maestro’s responsibilities as artistic director is…

Gifted

New Orleans-inspired wedding gifts

Classically Trained

For 34 years now, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has shown the region, known for its Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music, a few more uses for the fiddle and double bass. The sometimes 200-piece ASO has just begun its 34th season, themed “Orchestrating…

The Beat Goes On

It’s Saturday ­— a football Saturday — in Acadiana, a region like many in the South where the sport is equal parts game and gospel. Kickoff is just a few hours away, meaning there’s even less time than that until…

Barry Jean Ancelet / Jean Arceneaux

When CODOFIL began, James Domengeaux did not hide the fact that he favored the teaching of "standard" French to Louisiana French because it was not a written language. Despite a literary past that included many talented writers, no French-speaking Louisianans…

Painting with a Purpose

Inspiration doesn’t keep bankers’ hours. It’s far too fickle for that. No, inspiration comes rushing in when the rest of the world sits still. At least it does for Lafayette artist Dana Manly, anyway. To her, a celebrated painter in…

Tour de Force

New Orleans-based author, journalist and entertaining expert Julia Reed’s new book of essays invites readers along for an hilarious ride through the South

First Impressions

Leslie Graham and Ryan Howell master the art of letterpress in Alexandria