To some, Sen Elias is known as a conjure man, while others prefer the title witch doctor. Some refer to him as a root worker, and a lot of people just call him a witch.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
The Piazza d'Italia and the New Orleans Jazz Museum are the newest locations that will light up for LUNA Fête, a free holiday festival of art and technology that returns Dec. 6-9 for its fifth year.
When a team of archaeologists discovered a nearly 1,500-year-old Mayan altar last year, they found themselves in a bit of a bind.
Friday, November 02, 2018
On a sunny, blue-sky morning with a breeze that hinted at fall, a soaring rose-hued sculpture drew curious looks Friday from early visitors to New Orleans City Park. At 22 feet tall, the “Rose Crystal Tower,” by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly, cr…
One of the most heartwarming stories in Greek mythology comes to life — literally — when the New Orleans Opera Association stages its production of 18th-century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau’s “Pygmalion” this weekend at Le Petit Theatre.
Take a trip back in time this weekend when the entire set of a period movie set in 1939 goes on sale at an Arabi warehouse, 7000 N. Peters Ave., next to the Domino Sugar Refinery.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
In its 1979 anthem “Another Brick in the Wall,” legendary rock group Pink Floyd famously shouted “Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone!”
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The lush paintings of gods and goddesses, kings and queens, priests and pretenders look right at home on the walls of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Monday, October 29, 2018
If you’re not familiar yet with the 9-year-old acting sensation who jumps off the screen in the just-released movie “Halloween,” get ready to hear more from New Orleanian Jibrail Nantambu.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Imagine living on a street undergoing road repairs. Or in a neighborhood where piles of trash bags seem to stack up over long periods of time. You’d probably dread walking out of your door and facing the eyesore every day.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Enjoy a fall day at the BAT FESTIVAL, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, 11000 Lake Forest Blvd., and learn all about bats in a free daylong festival with crafts, face painting and more starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Reserve a spot on a tour of the c…
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In what is being billed as a “first,” the New Orleans Civic Symphony and the New Orleans Concert Band will perform a joint concert this Sunday on the campus of the University of New Orleans Lakefront.
Monday, October 22, 2018
It’s a heart-lifting moment when Shelbie Mac, playing the high-flying Peter Pan, takes to the sky for the first-act number “I’m Flying.” The sprightly show-off flutters back and forth over the stage, singing “Watch me everyone! Take a look at me a…
Sunday, October 21, 2018
“The first rule of storytelling,” according to Katurian K. Katurian, the main character in “The Pillowman,” is “don’t believe everything you read in the paper.”
Friday, October 19, 2018
The ultimate comfort food beckons, with contests, music and a full menu, at the MAC 'N' CHEESE FEST in Louis Armstrong Park on Saturday. www.nolamacnheesefest.com. Free admission. 11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
This month, two very different art installations in the CBD and Warehouse District take viewers on distinct but equally unsettling journeys: perfect viewing for this spookiest of months.
Finally, after two years of presenting their event during the heat and hurricane threats of August, the organizers of the annual Crescent City Chamber Music Festival are moving into prime time. The third annual festival is being staged during the …
A Trinidadian wedding, recreated and choreographed by a native of that Caribbean island nation, will be the highlight of the performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday night.
The dance performance "Stories Without Words" opens Thursday, a production of The Radical Buffoons. It's described as "an analog dive down a digital rabbit hole in 14 pieces of dance theater that counter the isolation of the internet and return pe…
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Near the beginning of “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” a 70-year-old Louis Armstrong stands alone backstage at the Empire Room in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
When Nora Helmer leaves her oppressive marriage at the end of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play “A Doll’s House,” the dramatic moment became known as “the door slam heard around the world.”
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
If White Linen Night is an excuse to drink lots of wine and pretend you’re looking at art, Art for Art's Sake is the event where everyone is supposed to take things a little more seriously.
Monday, October 01, 2018
While dancing beneath the stars and dining on food from several of the city’s best restaurants, partygoers at The Aquarium’s annual fundraiser will learn more about the organization’s campaign to fight plastic pollution — one of the gravest threat…
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
The GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. for three days of local and national bands, a German beer garden, crafts and carnival rides. $20 and up. Downtown Gretna. gretnafest.com
Celebrate German food, drinks and culture at Deutsches Haus' OKTOBERFEST, with dachshund races, kids activities, chicken dancing and more. 1700 Moss St. oktoberfestnola.com. $8. 4 p.m. Friday, also 1 p.m. Saturday.
Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland and Samantha Fish headline the music at the CRESCENT CITY BLUES AND BBQ FEST, Friday-Sunday at Lafayette Square. Meanwhile, a host of local barbecue joints offer food. Free.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
While the spirit of frolicking support will imbue New Orleans Museum of Art’s Love in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney Bank on Friday night (Sept. 28), a more serious side of this annual event is the recognition of artists for their contrib…
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Arthur Silverman, a prolific artist who created dozens of pieces of art for prominent public locations throughout New Orleans, died Monday after battling advanced dementia. He was 95.
Had there not been a Nancy Drew, and a young girl named Diana who vicariously solved mysteries on the page with the teenage sleuth, best-selling author Ellen Hart would not be boarding a plane to New Orleans to accept an award for her latest crime…
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The New Orleans Opera Association opens its 76th season this weekend with what general director Robert Lyall terms “the kind of production that exemplifies why people refer to our art form as grand opera.”
Monday, September 24, 2018
Adding musical flavor to Emeril Lagasse Foundation Boudin, Bourbon & Beer 2018 will be Americana/roots bands and musicians Railroad Earth, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lilli Mae and the Honey Island Swamp Band.
It’s “a whole new world” and a whole new season as the 2018-19 Broadway in New Orleans series comes soaring in this week on a magical flying carpet. Disney’s “Aladdin” opens at the Saenger Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 26, for a two-week run.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Back in July, Jorge Gomez was attacked and beaten outside of a Mid-City New Orleans bar by two thugs, John Galman and Spencer Sutton, a pair of off-duty police officers. The attack occurred after the men hassled Gomez about his nationality, report…
More than 100 years before Satchmo or shrimp po-boys, New Orleans was a common stop for traveling theater companies and also home to the oldest theater in France’s 18th-century empire.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The New Orleans Horror Film Festival screens slasher flicks, science fiction, horror comedies and more at The Prytania Theatre Sept. 20-23.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Warren Lipka and his tribe of misfits were not successful in their poorly planned quest to relieve the rare book collection at Transylvania University of its Havells, but that doesn't mean others have not tried and succeeded at similar crimes.
“American Animals” may not have been the blockbuster film of the summer, but it told the fascinating and true story of 20-year-old Warren Lipka, who planned a daring theft in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2004.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA opens its season with Schubert's Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts. Thursday-Saturday at the Orpheum; Friday at First Baptist Church in Covington. lpomusic.org.
The third annual FRIED CHICKEN FESTIVAL honors and explores this favorite dish. There's also entertainment, contests and more. Woldenberg Riverfront, 1 Canal Place, New Orleans. Saturday and Sunday. Free. friedchickenfestival.com.
Sunday, September 09, 2018
According to the old adage, history is written by the victors. The truth, of course, is that history is written by the writers.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
As Broadway rockers go, the title song from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is surely among the best. The blistering glam-punk track is a show stopper that sums up the rock musical’s main plot point in two succinct lines: “My sex-change operation got …