Rashaad Newsome brings vogue performances to the Contemporary Arts Center

A homecoming for the New Orleans artist
New Orleans native and artist Rashaad Newsome's work always has been marked by vivid presentations, including collages and video combining European heraldry and hip-hop bling....

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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Jan. 17-23, 2017)

Jan 18Robiola to Romano — The World of Italian Cheese7 p.m. WednesdaySt. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737www.stjamescheese.comThe tasting features 10 Italian cheeses,...

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Dance, theater and musical events in New Orleans this week (Jan. 17-23, 2017)

Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother TongueThu.-Sun. Jan. 19-29 | Junebug Productions reprises its dance-based theater piece combining jazz, hip-hop and spoken word. The story follows generations of New...

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Here are the nominees for the 2017 Big Easy Tribute to the Classical Arts

The annual event celebrates dance, opera and classical musi
The Big Easy Foundation, or Foundation for Entertainment Development & Education (FEDE), announced two special awards and nominees for outstanding performances of classical music, opera...

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Review: a trio of surrealist shows in the Warehouse District

Works by Anastasia Pelias, Kikuo Saito and James Kennedy
Are there more coincidences in New Orleans than elsewhere? Sometimes it seems that way, as evidenced by three abstract painting shows on Julia Street that...

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Review: The Lion King roars into New Orleans

The crowd-pleasing Broadway show runs at Saenger Theatre
Scar, the bitter, devious brother of King Mufasa, doesn't seem like he has what it takes to be leader of the Pride Lands in Disney's...

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Food and drink events this week (Jan. 10-16, 2017)

January 12Consider the Oyster6 p.m. ThursdayPress Street Station, 5 Press St., (504) 249-5622www.pressstreetstation.comInspired by M.K.F. Fisher's book Consider the Oyster, a four-course meal is prepared...

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Theater and comedy events in New Orleans this week (Jan. 10-16, 2017)

White Rabbit Red RabbitThu.-Fri. Jan. 12-27 | Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's unique work explores isolation, censorship and manipulation in a work the actor sees for the...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon goes vaudeville

The Vaudevillians runs at NOCCA Jan. 14
Jinkx Monsoon, aka Jerick Hoffer, won season five of RuPaul's Drag Race largely by virtue of comedic and theatrical talents. That was a surprise to...

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From baroque to O’Keefe, five centuries of masterworks at NOMA

Seeing Nature includes 39 old and modern works from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection features 39 paintings by old and modern masters spanning five centuries. The Microsoft co-founder's collection...

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New Orleans joins Writers Resist

Local writers read from James Baldwin, Angela Davis and others Jan. 15
PEN America, a New York-based group championing free speech and human rights, has organized a day of readings across the country celebrating freedom of expression...

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Pop culture and the wizarding world of Comic Con

Wizard World Comic Con returns to New Orleans Jan. 6-8
2016 underlined pop culture as a dominant communication tool, played out in memes, reaction GIFs and countless essays comparing one fictional universe of good and...

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Review: Jambalaya: The Musical

The Acadiana-set musical lacks depth
It isn't easy to parachute into a culture and fully understand its complexities. Novelists and journalists spend months and years immersing themselves in new locales...

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Review: Clarence John Laughlin, Louisiana’s surrealist photographer

Clarence John Laughlin and His Contemporaries: A Picture and a Thousand Words at Williams Research Center
Clarence John Laughlin, the "father of American surrealist photography," was a puzzling character. His 80-year life spanned five wives and more than 17,000 photographs, but...

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Food events in New Orleans this week (Dec. 27, 2016-Jan.2, 2017)

DECEMBER 31New Year's Eve brunch8 a.m.-1 p.m. SaturdayDegas House, 2306 Esplanade Ave., (504) 821-5009www.degashouse.comThe brunch menu includes crawfish etouffee omelets, bananas Foster French toast, French...

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Your guide to New Year’s Eve in New Orleans

Kiss 2016 goodbye at these concerts
Many New Orleanians celebrate the beginning of the New Year at Jackson Square, where there are fireworks and the ceremonial countdown to midnight with the...

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Comedy events in New Orleans this week (Dec. 27, 2016-Jan.2, 2017)

Mark Normand and Sean PattonFri. Dec. 30 | The homecoming kings of comedy return to their native New Orleans on a special edition of...

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New Orleans’ contemporary art scene marks milestones in 2016

A look at New Orleans' year in art
There is a line in the great 1932 Greta Garbo movie Grand Hotel when a jaded habitue offhandedly says, "People come, people go, nothing ever...

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Review: The Musicians of Bremen: A Holiday Panto

Jon Greene's inventive all-ages musical thrills at Le Petit
What better way to simultaneously teach children about theater and community activism than a thinly veiled panto that dramatizes how real estate development can threaten...

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A very Harry Christmas: Harry Shearer and Judith Owen present a Christmas Without Tears

The duo performs Dec. 22-23 at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
One of the first collaborative musical performances by Welsh-born singer Judith Owen and her husband Harry Shearer, voice of more than 20 characters on The...

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Food and drink events in New Orleans (Dec. 20-26, 2016)

December 21-23Royal Teddy Bear Tea11 a.m. Wednesday-FridayRoyal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300www.sonesta.comThe menu includes tea sandwiches with ham and cheese, pickled shrimp...

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Comedy and theater events in New Orleans this week (Dec. 20-26, 2016)

Great Russian NutcrackerFri. Dec. 23 | The Moscow Ballet presents an extravagant production — with ornate costumes and a 60-foot Christmas tree — of...

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Review: The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society stages an irreverent holiday special
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged), presented by Jefferson Performing Arts Society at Teatro Wego!, took a stab at holiday traditions from Salvation Army bell-ringers to...

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Review: Magdalena and Spiritual Yaya: Vodou

Mary Magdalene and a repressed legacy, in photographs at the International House and New Orleans Healing Center
Every December for the last four years, the International House has staged Magdalena, a photo exhibit inspired by the biblical figure Mary Magdalene. Her role...

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Holiday events in New Orleans this week (Dec. 20-26, 2016)

Parties, performances and more
BingOh! Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; www.barredux.com — This bingo night has a holiday sweater theme and features short bits by local comedians...

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