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GoNOLA: “Krewe du Vieux, Tet Fest, and More Weekend Picks”

This weekend in New Orleans, we’re in full-fledged Carnival mode. Parades roll on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but this isn’t even our biggest weekend yet. Enjoy a Front Porch Book Sale, a Mardi Gras Art Market, and a pop-up Roller Disco. The weekend will be here before you know it.

Crossroads – The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will present Melvin Edwards: Crossroads, an exhibition that explores the cross-cultural connections in the artist’s work from 1977 to the present…

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Fox 8: “Heart of Louisiana: Poydras Street Sculptures”

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – It’s an art show that provides a pleasant distraction from traffic on a busy New Orleans Street. The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition began 7 years ago and has displayed nearly three dozen sculptures during that time.

The sculptures are rotated. Most stay about two years and are replaced by up to a half dozen new pieces a year.

Ashley Pridmore is one of nearly 20 artists who have their sculptures featured along Poydras Street in New Orleans’ Central Business District…

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Very Local New Orleans: “WOKE DREAMS: A REFLECTION & CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR”

On Monday, January 20, you are invited to join us for WOKE DREAMS, a reflective celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on today’s civic movements. This event and admission to the CAC that day is free and open to the public, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 91st birthday, WOKE DREAMS will explore Dr. King’s legacy, today’s social movements, and the role that art plays in advancing activism and social justice. Through a variety of interactive experiences, guests are invited to reflect upon and celebrate Dr…

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Fox 8: MLK Celebration at Contemporary Arts Center

The Helis Foundation supported a day of celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy on Jan. 20, 2020. The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans held a free public day of events including a panel discussion, art installations, music and more. Hear the CAC’s team discuss the event on Fox 8’s morning show…

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WWL-TV: “Looking for something to do on MLK Day?”

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and here are some events celebrating Dr. King and his work.

NEW ORLEANS — Celebrating the birthday of Civil Rights Movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the federal holiday of his namesake falls on the third Monday of January.

In 2020, Martin Luther King Jr Day falls on January 20, and here are some events scheduled for that day in the New Orleans area:

Woke Dreams – Contemporary Arts Center
The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans will be hosting a reflection and celebration of Dr…

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