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French Quarter Fest 2019: Sponsors Help To Keep French Quarter Fest a True Community Event

The non-profit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly announces details about the 36th Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. The free festival takes place April 11-14, 2019. Billed as the world’s largest showcase of Louisiana music, food, and culture, French Quarter Festival will bring regional cuisine from more than 60 local restaurants, 1,700+ Louisiana musicians on 23 stages, and special events that showcase New Orleans’ diverse, unique culture.

“Our mission is to promote New Orleans’ culture and heritage, and this year we have more ways to achieve it,” said Emily Madero, President & CEO of FQFI…

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Spring 2019: Young Audiences of Louisiana Baby Artsplay!™ at the Museum

Baby Artsplay!™ is offered as a series of six free 30-minute workshops held weekly to engage young children ages 12 to 24 months and their caregivers in research-based performing arts experiences that support their cognitive, physical, and social development.

Register at the following link: Baby Artsplay! Spring 2019

  • Longue Vue House and Gardens
    • Wednesdays, February 13 – March 20
    • 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
  • NOMA
    • Saturdays, March 16 – April 20
    • 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
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GNO, Inc. Launches New Orleans Music Economy Initiative

On January 25, 2018, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), along with music business leaders and economic development partners, launched the New Orleans Music Economy (NOME) initiative.

The New Orleans Music Economy initiative was created to jumpstart a thriving full music economy in Greater New Orleans that provides jobs and wealth to support musicians, intellectual property managers, publishers, agents, labels, professional services, creative services and all other aspects of the “business of music.”

“While New Orleans has a global brand for music, that brand has largely been based on live performance and festivals,” said Michael Hecht, President & CEO of GNO, Inc…

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Associated Press: “Curators master’s degree in the works at Xavier University”

A historically black university in New Orleans has been awarded a grant to develop a new graduate degree for museum and gallery professionals.

The Helis Foundation provided the grant to develop a master’s degree in curatorial practice and exhibition management at Xavier University of Louisiana, the school said in a news release last Thursday.

“People of color have been underrepresented in the field of curatorial practices and in museum fields in general,” said Jessie Schott Haynes, managing director of The Helis Foundation…

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