In the half decade since its inception, the annual Louisiana Contemporary exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art has become the premier showcase for emerging artistic talent not only in New Orleans but in the state and region as a whole.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Over the past four years, Arianna Pelullo — aka the fire-breathing, hoop-dangling, escape artist LadyBEAST — has worked hard to produce some of the most thrilling, eye-popping circus-arts productions around New Orleans.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
A "Pokemonument" statue that mysteriously appeared in Coliseum Square two weeks ago and quickly gained national attention has vanished from its former spot at Terpsichore Street and is set to be auctioned off in September.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Even though the Tony-award winning musical “Ragtime” focuses primarily on the early years of the 20th century, the show is an entire history of American political and social turmoil.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
This year’s Whitney White Linen Night will be an extra special one for Jonathan Ferrara and his gallery team, who will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “No Dead Artists” group show.
A new production of the 1996 Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime,” presented Aug. 5-21 by Cripple Creek Theatre Company at Marigny Opera House, aims to tackle the show’s politically charged issues without losing sight of the everyday people at the…
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
More than 2,000 women, from the greater New Orleans area and around the United States, are expected to take to the stage and the streets this weekend as part of the sixth annual FestiGals, a uniquely feminine festival that celebrates both women an…
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Nearly two years ago, neighbors in the Faubourg Lafitte told artist Laurel True that they’d like her public artwork to reflect their community’s rich history and culture.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Adapted by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) from “L’Illusion Comique” by the 17th-century French dramatist Pierre Corneille, “The Illusion” tells the story of Pridamant, who, searching for the son he cruelly ban…
Friday, July 15, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Despite the fact that it’s one of the most ubiquitous and versatile of artistic media — not to mention one of the oldest — paper never seems to get the respect it deserves.
Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, chooses five must-see objects in the “/ˈpāpər/” exhibition exclusively for The New Orleans Advocate.
Monday, July 11, 2016
“The High Priestess of Dark Alley” opens with a monologue from Claire Charbonnet, a Creole woman living with her sister in New Orleans’ 7th Ward.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Friday, July 01, 2016
It was 1934, and a former burlesque theater in New York had just been repurposed to become the Apollo Theater, allowing African-Americans for the first time to grace its stage.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
If you happen to consider design in the context of an art museum, things like egg cartons and chopsticks probably aren’t among the objects that immediately come to mind.
In the opening scene of “The Killing of a Lesbian Bookie,” burlesque star Triple Lexxx is meeting with a liquor distributor, Irish, who has stopped by her apartment to discuss beer selections for her soon-to-open nightclub.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Co-producers the Rev. Ben Wisdom and his partner, Little Luna, probably should get credit just for pulling off the debut of the Snake Oil Festival in 2015.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
In “The Killing of a Lesbian Bookie,” a new play from New Orleans playwright Jim Fitzmorris (“Be a New Orleanian,” “A Truckload of Ink”), burlesque dancer Triple Lexxxi is putting the finishing touches on her newest nightclub venture when she gets…
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
While the late artist George Dureau always has been something of a legendary figure in the New Orleans art scene, his reputation never extended considerably beyond the Crescent City.
Two Gentleman of Verona,” Shakespeare’s rarely produced comic farce with some dark twists, tells the story of best friends Proteus and Valentine. Proteus falls in love with Julia while Valentine travels to Milan where he falls in love with Silvia.…
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University kicks off its 49th season Thursday with a new permanent artistic director, its first in nearly 20 years.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
A birthday party is the theme of one of three original dances that make up this weekend’s New Dance Festival in the Marigny Opera House. Feel free to bring a gift.
“Colossal,” written by Andrew Hinderaker and presented by Southern Rep, astounds and fascinates like no other piece of theater you are likely to view this year.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Written by Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatis and three-time Jeff Award nominee Andrew Hinderaker, “Colossal” tells the story of Mike, a college football star left paralyzed by a catastrophic spinal injury. He also happens to be gay. Artfully…
Strange flying creatures have always been a part of summer in New Orleans: Think palmetto bugs, giant mosquitoes and, of course, the swarms of termites that cluster like clouds of toxic cotton candy around streetlamps and porch lights.But the feat…
To report that the opening-night audience at the Saenger Theatre found the latest touring production of “Wicked” tremendously satisfying would be the understatement of the year.
The New Orleans theater group See ’Em On Stage: A Production Company will stage a musical about accused ax-murderer Lizzie Borden to launch its fall season, themed “Rebel Rebel,” artistic director Christopher Bentivegna said Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Although Heidi Malnar has studied classical ballet and has “lots of respect for it,” she leans more toward what she calls “the noisier side” of the dance medium. More specifically, tap dancing.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Another Jazz Fest has come and gone, but the summer art scene in the Warehouse Arts District is just starting to heat up with a newly revived Jammin’ on Julia on Saturday.
Stand-up comedian, actor and rapper Katt Williams will bring his “Conspiracy Theory” show to the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on Friday at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
When artist Jeff Becker talks about his newest performance piece, “Sea of Common Catastrophe,” it takes a while before he gets to the subject of Hurricane Katrina.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
With its lush greenery, sparkling waterways, family-oriented recreation areas and historic architecture, New Orleans City Park might just be a photographer’s paradise.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The largest survey of works by self-taught artist Willie White will be on exhibit at the Creative Alliance of New Orleans’ gallery space in the Myrtle Banks Building, 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans, through June 26.
The backdrop will be starlight when the NOLA Project stages a world premiere of “Don Quixote,” opening Wednesday at the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
When Giacomo Puccini’s “shabby little shocker” comes to the stage of the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts this weekend, baritone Scott Hendricks will be singing a familiar role as the villain of the piece.
The works in a new show at A Gallery for Fine Photography in the French Quarter this month might be the best photographs you’ll hear all year.
If there were ever a museum show that needed a spoiler alert, it would be “Arthur Kern: The Surreal World of a Reclusive Sculptor.”
Here is a list — by no means exhaustive — of things you might want to brush up on before you see Adam Pendleton’s “Becoming Imperceptible” at the Contemporary Arts Center: Dada art, post-colonial African nationalism, the poetry of Amiri Baraka, th…