Light Moving Through Time premieres at Art Klub

A dance piece and photo book explore movement captured on film
Choreographer Meryl Murman's Ways of Forgetting had a successful run in Los Angeles in 2014, and she's halfway through making it into a feature film. The original piece had dancers play seven people trying to make personal connections in a society whose workings tend to leave people feeling lonely.

Five music festivals and Carnival concerts celebrating Mardi Gras 2018

Krewe du Kanaval debuts, plus free fests from Zulu and others
With a steady stream of marching bands in Carnival parades, there's plenty of music on the streets. But there also are bands on stages at mini-festivals, many of which are free.

Urban Bush Women presents Hair and Other Stories

The dance theater piece kicks off a national tour Jan. 24-28 at the CAC
As a hip-hop beat fades, dancer Chanon Judson jumps on a table she's covered with playing cards. While standing on them and holding up another card, she talks about "nappy" hair and "smooth and silky" hair and their relations not just to the perception of racial difference but power.

Chris Thile is Live From Here at the Saenger Theatre

Sylvan Esso, Pres Hall, John Prine and Rory Scovel join the live broadcast Jan. 20
Inspired by bluegrass music, Chris Thile began playing mandolin at age 5 in Southern California. At 8, he formed the acoustic trio Nickel Creek.

17 things to do in New Orleans to close out 2017

10 concerts, four dance parties, and three comedy shows to ring in the New Year
CONCERTS BoyfriendOne Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net ; 10 p.m.The rap iconoclast rings in the New Year with her bedroom-inspired performance art.

Melange Dance Company explores the immigrant experience in Journey of Dreamers

The performance runs through Dec. 17 at Art Klub
Annie Moore isn't the most well-known figure in U.S. history. She was 17 years old when she boarded a ship in County Cork, Ireland, bound for New York, where she would join her parents.

Hari Kondabolu on Bobby Jindal and The Problem with Apu

The comedian performs at The Joy Theater Dec. 10
Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal officially announced his campaign for president on June 24, 2015 via an online video in which he shared the news with his children. The video was noticeable for its awkwardness and his children's lack of enthusiasm.

Prisoners fight for humane treatment in an early Tennessee Williams drama

Not About Nightingales runs at Zeitgeist Dec. 1-16
At first, the prison rations in Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales don't sound too bad. But the prisoners can't stomach them.

Hell Yes Fest brings up-and-coming comedy to New Orleans

Standup, sketch and improv comedians take over local venues Nov. 15-19
Graduating from comedy classes may not have the cachet of higher education. But local comedy audiences who caught James Hamilton opening for Nick Swardson (Reno 911!)

Deven Green and Varla Jean Merman perform at Cafe Istanbul Nov. 9-10

America's Best Christian sings in a cabaret show
Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian," quickly went viral in her video debut in 2008. In Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else, she describes marital arrangements cherry-picked from the Bible, including child brides, polygamy and partnerships with hordes of concubines.

The Sexism Project opens at Preservation Hall

A three-day exhibit presents photographs and interviews with women in the New Orleans music community
The stories come out when men leave the room.   As she spent time alone with other women, journalist and photographer Katie Sikora noticed a common thread: If someone brought up the topic of sexism, tales flew fast and thick.

Rhonda Shear stays Up All Night

Former Miss Louisiana, Playboy model and lingerie CEO releases new book in her hometown
After decades on TV, posing in Playboy four times, being pursued by former Gov. Edwin Edwards and now releasing an autobiography in which she calls herself an "accidental feminist," Rhonda Shear has some insights into sexual harassment in Hollywood. She recently was asked about it by Bubba the Love Sponge (aka Todd Clem) on his syndicated radio show.

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