Eno Edet is a writer and artist who frequently finds himself in bizarre situations. He seeks them out, but chaos seems inclined to find him as well.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
For adults of a certain age, watching cartoons as kids on a Saturday morning was the highlight of the week.
On Saturday, the rhythmic sounds of African drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling, paired with a dinner of African cuisine, will highlight a weekend devoted to showcasing and teaching African culture.
Monday, March 19, 2018
RHINO Gallery will be hosting a celebration of the season with their "Spring Fling" from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at their location on Magazine Street.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Romantic French novels seemed to fascinate late 20th century musical theater artists, inspiring the likes of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Les Miserables,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and, most notably, “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Saturday, March 17, 2018
French-Russian modernist painter Marc Chagall is considered among the most significant artists of the 20th century. A work by the revered painter will be auctioned in New Orleans on March 18, and if the pre-auction estimates are on target, Chagall…
Saturday, March 17, 2018
When the Depression Glass Society hosts its annual show and sale at the Pontchartrain Center this weekend, one truth will be self-evident.
Friday, March 16, 2018
In daily life, David Peters Montana is a socially conscious thinker and a dapper dresser, usually topped with a hat, clad in leather shoes.
MOLLY'S AT THE MARKET AND JIM MONOGHAN'S IRISH PARADE rolls through the French Quarter on Friday at 6 p.m.; Covington's ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE rolls Saturday at noon. The IRISH CHANNEL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE hits Uptown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, …
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
A real estate developer sued the city of New Orleans on Tuesday for ordering him to remove an anti-Donald Trump mural depicting the president’s lewd comments about women.
Internationally renowned banjoist and composer Béla Fleck returns to New Orleans this weekend to perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, for two concerts at the Orpheum Theater and one at First Baptist Church in Covington.
Monday, March 12, 2018
When it hit Broadway in 1975, “The Wiz” was among the first big Broadway musicals to feature an all-black cast, providing a vehicle for performers — and for a slice of American life — often overlooked by white mainstream culture.
Monday, March 12, 2018
“A Streetcar Named Desire,” Tennessee Williams' crushing 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, is often considered the American equivalent of “Hamlet.” Both plays are massive undertakings, haunted by ghosts from legendary presentations and burdene…
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Chuck Chesteen graduated with an MBA 20 years ago, prepared for a career in management and business.
Learn to code, design haute couture, sail Lake Pontchartrain or go horseback riding right here in the city. Those are just a few camp activities that New Orleans kids can enjoy this summer.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Terence Blanchard’s two-act opera “Champion,” which premiered locally at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Friday and will be reprised in a Sunday matinee by the New Orleans Opera Association, is a case study in pathos, confused identity, the joys o…
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Don’t expect a “splatter zone” in the newest production from See ‘Em on Stage, the theater company best known for their gory, pop culture-inspired productions like last year’s bloody B-movie take on Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” or the rock mus…
When Opera Theatre of St. Louis suggested Terence Blanchard write a piece for them several years ago, his reaction was, “Wow! I don’t know. I’d never done anything like that before.”
Monday, March 05, 2018
If ever a play could be considered a “modern chestnut,” Robert Harling’s 1987 comic-melodrama “Steel Magnolias” would fit the bill.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
More than 8 million people have seen Cirque du Soleil’s "Corteo" since the show premiered in Montreal in 2005. None, however, have seen it like it’s about to be shown Friday through Sunday, March 2-4, at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
In 2011, a retrospective of work by the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen became one of the most visited exhibitions of all time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Monday, February 26, 2018
The quality of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s performances has come a long way since its inaugural productions in its new home on Airline Drive.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
“God just another man, far as I'm concerned,” sputters Celie, the main character of “The Color Purple,” whose pain and suffering overflows into anger. “He triflin' and lowdown.”
New Orleans-based novelist Nathaniel Rich didn’t initially grasp what he’d signed up for as a contributor to Pop-Up Magazine.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Although it’s the world's second-smallest country, the tiny principality of Monaco will have a big presence in New Orleans on Saturday when Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo mounts the stage of the Mahalia Jackson Theater with 36 dancers in “Romeo et Juliette.”
When the Prospect.4 triennial opened in November, it did so without work by one of its marquee artists: Shortly before its opening, organizers announced a much-anticipated installation by Kara Walker would be delayed until Prospect’s closing weekend.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
New Orleans native and Emmy Award winner Bryan Batt will take the stage at Le Petit Theatre in May, starring as the Almighty in David Javerbaum's hit comedy, "An Act of God."
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Generally speaking, I have a sense of what to expect at a show. But the sum total of my advance knowledge of Shen Yun was derived from the classical Chinese dance ensemble’s flashy advertisements, with dancers who resembled pink orchids.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
If you drew together the various threads of the New Orleans art scene over the past 40 years, many of them would converge on the life and career of Jeffrey Cook.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
More than two years after premiering on Broadway, “Hamilton” is still one of the toughest tickets to get in New York, with shows sold out months in advance and tickets selling for over $1,000 on secondary markets.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Twenty-six former queens of Osiris gathered Jan. 19 at Ralph’s on the Park for their annual luncheon before the ball. Queens at the luncheon included the 2017 queen, Cynthia Callaghan Nelson, and the 50-year queen, Florence Bush Lane. Attending we…
Thursday, January 25, 2018
While the rest of New Orleans shivered Wednesday night, a heat wave swept Le Petit Theatre as a comic operetta singing the praises of a famous Louisiana pepper sauce opened to the public for the first time in 124 years.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Taking an unexpected leap, dancer Allison Walsh gracefully transitioned from ballet to Broadway when she joined the cast of “An American in Paris,” the 2015 Tony Award-winning musical adapted from the classic Gershwin-inspired film.
For many years, Tony Simmons, president and CEO of the McIlhenny Company, knew that an opera about the company’s famous Tabasco sauce had been composed in 1894, but he had been unable to locate a copy of it. Enter Paul Mauffray.
Monday, January 22, 2018
A 14-year-old student was taken to the hospital Monday after someone fired at least three shots outside an alternative high school in Gentilly, according to police and school officials.
Ever since a group of New Orleans real estate developers bought the former Times-Picayune building in September 2016, there has been much speculation about the fate of the bas-relief plaster murals inside by noted Mexican-born New Orleans artist E…
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Researchers interested in the state's civil rights progress may now peruse the letters, diaries and flyers of four prominent gay activists at the Louisiana Research Collection, housed at Tulane University.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
A new show at Arthur Roger Gallery provides an unprecedented opportunity to compare work by George Dureau and Robert Mapplethorpe, two of the most important figurative photographers of the 20th century.
Monday, January 15, 2018
You won’t find Zarouhie Abdalian’s new art installation in the French Quarter by looking for it. Instead, you’ll have to listen carefully.