The DEA Museumâ€™s traveling exhibit Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, an interactive exhibit that explores the science behind the damaging effects of illegal drugs on the mind and body and the other tremendous costs associated with the production, sale and use of illegal drugs will be on exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum, Old U.S. Mint building in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 3, 2010 through November 24, 2010.
Fox8 did a story while the exhibit was being unpacked that details some of the contents. They reported that there will be “Local components” pertaining to the history of drugs in New Orleans from the 18th century to now.
There are a number of events planned during the exhibit’s stay including:
Jazz and Drugs: The Romance, May 8, 2010, 2pm – 4pm
Afternoon at the Museum, April 10, 2010, 1pm – 3pm (During French Quarter Fest)
Guns of the DEA, October 16, 2010, 2pm – 4pm
The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays 10am-4:30pm
The largest free festival in the south returns with 17 stages with over 250 hours of local music in the French Quarter. Three stages of great music at the U.S. Mint and one in Dutch Alley in the French Market will have the neighborhood jumping.
Featured artists this year include:
Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Soul Rebels – 101 Runners – Honey Island Swamp Band – Connie Jones & the FQF All-Stars – Ingrid Lucia – ZydePunks – Shamarr Allen – The Revivalists – Mark Stone Band – Coco Robicheaux – Waylon Thibodeaux – Ensemble Fatien – Russell Batiste & Friends Featuring Jason Neville + MORE
Bonerama – Anders Osborne – Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers – Irvin Mayfield & NOJO All-stars – Little Freddie King Band – Rebirth Brass band – Christian Serpas & Ghost Town – The Tin Men + MORE
The Radiators – Joe Krown Trio – Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue – The Bucktown All-Stars – Wild Magnolias – Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz â€“ Rockin’ Doopsie Jr – Sunpie – Susan Cowsill & Friends – John Boutte & Paul Sanchez – Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys – Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes – Treme Brass Band – I’voire Spectacle – New Orleans Nightcrawlers – Loose Marbles – Panorama Jazz Band + MORE
Check the festival site for the complete and up to date schedule.
This totally slipped under the radar here. I didn’t know anything about it until the music was coming from the Old U.S. Mint.
It’s the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund 1st Annual Back To School Extravaganza. It looks like a good one. School supplies for the kids, Hot Dogs, activities for the kids, and Brass bands. Good times.
The event will be held at the Louisiana State Museum (The Old U.S. Mint) at 400 Esplanade Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. It will feature live performances by: The School Boys, Baby Boyz Brass Band, The Hot 8 Brass Band and McMain High School Marching Band.
Krewe du Vieux is the best Mardi Gras parade of the season, and the only parade that rolls on Lower Decatur Street.Â They may have suffered a setback for this upcoming season due to a two alarm fire at their den in the bywater.Â Information is scant at the moment, but we hope losses were minimal and they can return in their full glory come Carnival season.
For four days, lovers of Louis Armstrong enjoyed music, food and even a bit of education as the eight annual festival took over lower Decatur Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Bands playing mostly traditional Jazz filled four stages and Jazz historians remembering the good old days paid tribute to the man many say made Jazz a household name.
Yes indeed, this city knows how to pass a good time.Â The ninth year should be no exception.Â The festival kicks off with a Keynote Speaker and the opening of the â€˜Jam Session – Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World’ photo exhibit at the Old U.S. Mint on Thursday July 30th.Â The exhibit will be in the Mint all weekend (with air conditioning) for your enjoyment.Â The festivities culminate with a weekend of world class music on three stages on the lawn of the Mint.
There will be a music festival for children this Saturday September 15th from 2-6pm at the Old U.S. Mint (Barracks Street and Decatur Street). This is a new thing for the neighborhood and details are slim, but I’m guessing there will be a local lineup and lots of fun for all ages.