Friday, November 18, 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance event in New Orleans planned in Congo Square

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Outside City Hall, BreakOUT! announced New Orleans plans for a Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience/Resistance at Congo Square Nov. 20. - KAT STROMQUIST
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  • Outside City Hall, BreakOUT! announced New Orleans plans for a Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience/Resistance at Congo Square Nov. 20.

At its first event in 1999, a Transgender Day of Remembrance memorialized Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed in Massachusetts. Now held annually in nearly 200 cities around the world, the international Transgender Day of Remembrance recognizes victims of transphobic violence, and in its third year, an accompanying Transgender Day of Resilience serves as a call to action.

In New Orleans, those demands include access to education, health care, housing, employment and safety. New Orleans' Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience/Resistance event is planned for 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at Congo Square in Armstrong Park. The event — coordinated by New Orleans LGBT youth organization BreakOUT! — galvanizes New Orleans' trans and gender non-conforming youth of color to not only demand equitable, safe access to care, housing and employment but to underline the strength among them.

“We won't back down," said Nathalie Nia (Nate) Faulk in a statement. "We plan to meet unprecedented levels of repression with unprecedented levels of determination and resilience."

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Second line Sunday: Nine Times annual parade

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 5:17 PM

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NINE TIMES SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB

18TH ANNUAL SECOND LINE PARADE

Noon-4 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016

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Review: Funny Girl

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 3:19 PM

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When lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim was invited to work on a musical recounting the life of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, he refused because Mary Martin (who played Peter Pan on Broadway) was being considered for the lead. A New Yorker and Jewish, Sondheim told composer Jule Styne that the actress chosen had to be “ethnic.” And when Carol Burnett was offered the role, she turned it down, telling Brice’s son-in-law, producer Ray Stark: “I’d love to do it, but what you need is a Jewish girl.”

Barbra Streisand’s career was launched with Funny Girl, the 1963 Broadway musical. She was performing in Greenwich Village, making her debut in I Can Get It For You Wholesale, a play set in New York’s garment district. Stark approached her about playing the role of a Jewish girl from humble beginnings who rose to becoming the highest paid American comedienne of her time.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s (JPAS) production stars the talented Caleigh Alessi, but it misses the essence of New York’s immigrant culture. The hardscrabble residents of Henry Street are even dressed in straw hats and pastels as if attending a garden party.

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Review: Sad Vacation: The Last Days of Sid and Nancy

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 3:14 PM

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The storied lives and ugly deaths of punk hero Sid Vicious and his girlfriend and manager Nancy Spungen may not be the freshest topic for a film — the original subtitle for director Danny Garcia’s Sad Vacation: The Last Days of Sid and Nancy was the self-deprecating “Another Film on Sid & Nancy.” Countless documentaries have told their story along with that of Vicious’ band the Sex Pistols, and Alex Cox’s 1986 biopic Sid and Nancy has become a cult favorite. Who needs another film about rock’s saddest couple?

With documentaries like The Rise and Fall of the Clash and the recent Looking for Johnny (which told the story of another punk pioneer, Johnny Thunders), Garcia has taken on the largely thankless role of punk-rock historian. All historians have a specialty, and Garcia’s appears to be the mid-to-late-1970s New York City scene that centered on music clubs CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, giving us all-time great bands including the Ramones and Talking Heads.

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Review: The Clock

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 3:05 PM

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Christian Marclay’s video collage, The Clock, focuses on time in an age when nobody seems to have enough of it. It also provides a new view of a topic we take for granted yet never really understood.

Time is how we measure the moments between dawn and dusk and vice versa, yet the moments of our own lives often seem to either fly by or drag on interminably. The Clock takes us to the movies to explore the uneasy relationship between time and life as it is lived. Cobbled from more than 10,000 old film clips featuring scenes set in various times of the day or night, Marclay’s monumental video installation can be used as a clock in its own right. Now making its Southern premier at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp St., 504-528-3805; www.cacno.org) as a prelude to the Prospect.4 biennial, you can even set your watch by it — just look at the screen as the time appears on clocks and watches during scenes of dramatic bank heists, car chases or high-noon shootouts. Nights can be boozy or rambunctious before eventually yielding to sleep and dreams in the the wee hours, and although timepieces are the focus of the show, The Clock features more movie stars over its 24-hour duration than an Oscar Awards ceremony.

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Jeff Landry, Louisiana’s culture warrior-in-chief

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is going toe-to-toe with Gov. John Bel Edwards in court — but it's all posturing to suit his own ambitions. - CREATIVE COMMONS/GAGE SKIDMORE
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  • Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is going toe-to-toe with Gov. John Bel Edwards in court — but it's all posturing to suit his own ambitions.

Republican state Attorney General Jeff Landry, ever eager to grandstand on any issue that he thinks will position him to run for governor in three years, has appointed himself the state’s culture warrior-in-chief over the issue of LGBT rights. In doing so, Landry has cast himself in opposition not only to Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards but also to Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

In a post-election interview with 60 Minutes, Trump was asked directly about the issue of marriage equality. “It’s irrelevant because it was already settled,” Trump said. “It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.”

For emphasis, Trump added, “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled — and I'm fine with that.”

It’s more than a tad ironic that Donald Trump, who’s notorious for speaking in vague generalities, is schooling Landry on the fine points of constitutional law, but irony has always been lost on a showboat like Landry. He’s too busy looking for the cameras.

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Cineflix Fest screens local films in Baton Rouge next week

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 10:25 AM

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Cineflix Fest is a traveling film festival that has brought new independent films to eight cities across the South over the last two months. The festival's finale will take place Nov. 21-23 in Baton Rouge at the Movie Tavern theater (2610 Citiplace Ct., 70808).

Included in the festival are local and regional films including Randy Mack's Laundry Day, Steven Esteb's Hate Crime and John Richie's 91%: A film About Guns in America. Descriptions of the films are available here, and tickets are here.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Shotgun Cinema revives its cinema dance party this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 4:21 PM

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Shotgun Cinema presents the return of its all-dancing, no-chairs screening of Jonathan Demme's classic 1984 Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense this Saturday night, Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. at Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas). Doors open at 7 p.m. with food and drink available.

Tickets are $15 and include one Urban South beverage. Tickets and more info are available here.

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WWNO-FM raising money to launch new FM classical station in New Orleans

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 3:37 PM

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, New Orleans' public radio station, is raising money from supporters for a planned 24-hour, over-the-air classical music station that would air on 104.9 FM. starting in January 2017.

WWNO, which originally was founded as a classical station in the 1970s, switched from a classical format to traditional National Public Radio in 2012. At the time, it sent its classical format to a digital subchannel, WWNO-2, which is picked up by special HD radio sets and can be streamed over the internet, but is not available in many cars.

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The Daily Beet to open in Central Business District

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Hearty salads, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and other healthy fare will be served at The Daily Beet, a new cafe from Dylan Maisel of JuiceNOLA. The new cafe is slated to open early 2017 at the Beacon building in the Central Business District. - COURTESY JUICENOLA/FACEBOOK
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  • Hearty salads, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and other healthy fare will be served at The Daily Beet, a new cafe from Dylan Maisel of JuiceNOLA. The new cafe is slated to open early 2017 at the Beacon building in the Central Business District.

The Daily Beet (1000 Girod St.), a new healthy cafe and juice bar, is opening early next year in the Beacon building in the Central Business District.

The café, from JuiceNOLA’s Dylan Maisel, will serve a menu similar to the health-focused, vegetable-driven menu at his stand inside St. Roch Market, including quinoa bowls, avocado toasts, salads, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and more.

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