Hi y’all! Well tonight is the night! Subrosan is finally here! April 19th @8:00 pm. For the past several months I have had the pleasure of working with a core group of people to bring you what we hope will be an amazing, eye-opening viewing experience. What a ride! It seems like yesterday my sister, brother-in-law, my husband and myself were sitting in the driveway talking. This all started back in July of 2011 when my brother-in-law Dwayne Coots was telling us about a mini-series he wanted to write and produce – Subrosan. Subrosan is a Latin variation meaning “under the rose”. There was certainly a killer story to be told, but it would also be a vehicle for local actors and actresses like myself to gain experience, get a reel of their work (you wouldn’t believe how hard that is to do, even in Hollywood South) and a chance for us to do something we had all dreamed of doing -make a movie. In July we said ‘Let’s do it.” In August, after gathering and auditioning actors and getting equipment, and securing locations etc., we said ” I think we can do this”. By October and November we were saying “We ARE doing this.” In basically 9-10 months around our regular lives and crazy schedules, Subrosan Entertainment has put together the first season of the adult thriller Subrosan. So tonight you get to see the culmination of a lot of hard work, determination and good ole Louisiana ingenuity. I couldn’t be prouder of the talented people who came together to share this experience. I also want to thank you, our family and friends for your support of Subrosan. It is much appreciated. xoxo
Sharon Denise Talbot
We hope you enjoy Episode one of Subrosan!
The beautiful thing about being in New Orleans is no matter when you are here there is something happening. If you are looking for an inspirational musical experience join us on January 25 at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Where else can attend a free concert in such a stunningly beautiful and deeply historical venue? No place but New Orleans. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot
Sixth annual collaborative concert explores Louisiana’s musical evolution
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
WHAT: “Becoming American: The Musical Journey,”
a concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Carlos Miguel Prieto
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 • 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square in the French Quarter
HOW: Free and open to the public; seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Live Internet streaming of this concert is also available on www.LPOmusic.com.
WHY: On Wednesday, Jan. 25, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Becoming American: The Musical Journey,” the sixth installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage. Each year, the popular series examines an aspect of the state’s contributions to classical music with a concert and educational programming. In addition, for the first time a grant from the Mellon Foundation will allow for a live streaming of the performance, bringing this beautiful concert to the widest audience yet.
This year’s program is part of a slate of bicentennial programming, along with The Collection’s exhibition “The 18th Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood” and the 17th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, “Louisiana at 200: In the National Eye.” Selections for the concert will trace the evolution of regional musical tastes from the early 19th century to the modern age. An affinity for European masters, including familiar names like Beethoven and Bellini, melded with Caribbean and African influences over time to introduce a brand-new style: jazz.
This project is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Entergy, and Muriel’s Jackson Square. Live Internet streaming of this concert on www.LPOmusic.com is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with Louisiana State University’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
About the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1991 by musicians from the former New Orleans Symphony, is the only musician-owned and collaboratively managed professional symphony in the United States. For more information, visit www.lpomusic.com or call (504) 523-6530.
My friends and I want to hit an earlier parade, and one that happens in the quarter. Any ideas or recommendations?
The first answer is correct and none of the traditional Mardi Gras parades have traveled through the French Quarter since the 1960s.
However, the Krewe du Vieux is a parade (with small floats) that goes throught the FQ about 2 weeks before Mardi Gras Day:
A good place to watch the K du V parade is from the balcony of Margaritaville on Decatur Street:
Go to http://www.mardigras.com/ for more info on Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The FAQ section can be very informative.
Hope you have a great time!
Barack addressed a crowd of 3,500 supporters at Tulane University on February 7, 2008.
Duration : 0:7:46
Hi Y’all! Are you looking for something to do with kiddos New Years Eve? Here is a great idea – check out the opening of the new display at the Louisiana Childrens Museum. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot
Opening of exhibition expansion added to LCM’s New Year’s Eve Event
New display resulted from collaboration between LCM, THNOC
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection & the Louisiana Children’s Museum
WHAT: Opening of an expansion to the New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home exhibit, as part of LCM’s 15th annual New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown, sponsored by Wendy’s®
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 31 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., in New Orleans’s Warehouse/Arts District
HOW: Advance tickets are $10 for general admission, $3 for museum members.
Tickets purchased at the door are $12. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Visit www.lcm.org or call (504) 523-1357 for ticket information.
WHY: Once again, the Louisiana Children’s Museum will provide fun, family-friendly festivities to help ring in the new year, and The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to be part of this program for the first time ever.
In addition to live music, arts and crafts and some merry mayhem, the New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown will include the grand opening of an expansion of LCM’s New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home exhibit and a collaborative endeavor between LCM and THNOC.
Located on the second floor adjacent to the keystone architecture exhibit, the expansion will teach children ages 4 through 10 about 19th-century life in the French Quarter through recreations of some of THNOC’s properties.
Visitors will stroll through a reproduction of the Merieult House carriageway—THNOC’s principal building on Royal Street—into a working courtyard, where they can wash and hang laundry, feed animals and participate in other hands-on activities. Children can also role-play as shopkeepers inside a model of a 19th-century general store.
In addition, six small-scale reproductions of other THNOC buildings recreate the environment of the French Quarter and offer a closer look at life and architecture in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Through its innovative use of social studies, technology and urban planning lessons, the LCM exhibition introduces THNOC’s resources and facilities to a new generation.
The expansion will officially open at the LCM’s 15th annual New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown, sponsored by Wendy’s®, on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A complete schedule of activities is available online at www.lcm.org or by calling (504) 523-1357. The exhibition will remain on display at the Louisiana Children’s Museum indefinitely. For current gallery hours and admission rates, visit www.lcm.org or call (504) 523-1357.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, THNOC offers guided tours, free rotating exhibitions, a research facility, and active educational outreach programs. The Collection’s museum shop carries an exclusive array of reproduction books, maps, prints and gifts based on institutional holdings as well as merchandise from many local and independent artists. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
About the Louisiana Children’s Museum
Since 1986, the Louisiana Children’s Museum has engaged children and families in memorable, interactive experiences that make growing and learning fun. It also goes beyond its walls to deliver creative, educational resources that impact the greater New Orleans community. The museum is located at 420 Julia Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District between Magazine and Tchoupitoulas Streets. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults and children one year of age and older. Museum members are admitted free. Visit www.lcm.org to learn more about the Louisiana Children’s Museum or call (504) 523-1357.
A new twist on an old favorite, the Hotel Monteleone presents the Carousel Bar in 2012 style. Stop in tonight while you are waiting for the countdown in Jackson Square. Happy New Year y’all! See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot
New Year’s Eve Kicks Off Regular Musical Line-up in Newly Reopened Carousel Bar and Lounge
Tuesday through Saturday night entertainment starts January 2012 at Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, LA – With the New Year comes a brand new line-up of fresh musical entertainment in the famous, newly reopened Carousel Bar and Lounge in the Hotel Monteleone. The nightly entertainment kicks off on New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m. with Luther Kent, a New Orleans jazz favorite, and includes well-known artists and newcomers on the scene every Tuesday through Saturday night in January and beyond.
All the musical entertainment is free and open to the public. The 2012 line-up features a rotation of well-known New Orleans artists, Hotel favorites and special guests including Robin Barnes & Band, the Luther Kent Quartet, Lena Prima & Band, Eudora Evans & Band and the George French Jazz Quartet. Of special note, it honors the Hotel’s past as Lena Prima’s father, Louis Prima, played regularly at the Hotel back in the mid-1960s.
The Carousel Bar’s new lounge area reopened on December 30 after undergoing a renovation, which included adding expansive windows along Royal Street, enhanced décor and a secondary stationery bar. The current furnishings in the bar and lounge are temporary and will be replaced with new furniture to complete the renovation.
“Because the Carousel Bar is such an iconic part of the Hotel Monteleone, we were very careful during the renovation process to enrich without detracting from the atmosphere that patrons love,” said Andrea Thornton, director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Monteleone. “In addition to physical enhancements, we also focused on the Carousel Bar’s musical entertainment by welcoming industry veteran Marie Long to our team.”
Recently appointed director of entertainment for the Hotel Monteleone, Marie Long will be in charge of booking regular entertainment for the famous Carousel Bar and Lounge. With more than 36 years of experience in the music industry, Long has worked with national and local talents, including The DUKES of Dixieland, Chicago, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett, among others. Before forming Extravaganzas, Inc., her own music production company in 1992, Long worked with Pete Fountain Productions and Ray Bloch Productions.
“I’m ecstatic to be working with the Hotel to introduce a variety of entertainment into the newly renovated Carousel Lounge,” said Long. “We are featuring classic jazz artists and legendary R&B singers to brand new on-the-scene talent. We plan on celebrating music legends and creating new ones right here on the corner of Royal and Iberville Streets in the Carousel Bar and Lounge.”
For more information and a complete schedule of upcoming Carousel Bar entertainment, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/carouselbarentertainment. For more information about Hotel Monteleone or to make reservations to stay at the hotel, please visit www.hotelmonteleone.com or call (504) 523-3341. Become a fan on Facebook and help the Hotel reach its 125th Anniversary goal of 12,500 fans! Follow the Hotel Monteleone on Twitter @hotelmonteleone and @carouselbar.
Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone, www.hotelmonteleone.com, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located 11 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, a consecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience.”
The New Orleans Hotel Monteleone is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011.
Reason i ask; im going in a couple weeks and Im 20. I talked to one of my friends that has been and he said the age limit is 18 only on Bourbon street. True? Or do they just not care as long as your spending money and not causing trouble?
Officially, you have to be 21 to drink anywhere in the country. Unofficially, you ought to be able to get away with it. Don’t be wasted and act stupid wearing Mardi Gras beads (by the way, it’s not Mardi Gras), don’t pee on anything, and you ought to be ok.
Pre-Katrina, pre-2000s New Orleans culture comes to life in this parody of the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Sadly, practically everything in this video is gone or changed drastically. Most of the businesses, if I’m not mistaken, had disappeared or were sold before my family even moved out of Louisiana in 2000.
Sorry for the mediocre audio/video quality, but the tape is well past its prime as its last recorded program—this sketch—was recorded no later than December 1995 or ’96.
The only thing missing from this is the few opening words—”On the first day of Christmas, my mawmaw gave to me a crawfish they caught…”—but I think the video makes up for it with a nice little surprise at the end.
Duration : 0:3:40
Sharon Denise Talbot
Seeking Attractive Spunkey Women born in New Orleans between ages of 20 and 50
FROM PRODUCER VELEKA GRAY
I’m developing a project for women born in New Orleans who are between the ages of 20 and 50 who are from different parts of the city and can demonstrate the cultural background of their neighborhood in attire, accent, personal style, politics, opinion, etc.
I’m seeking attractive, outgoing, spunky women who have interesting occupations and close ties to the city and their families. They must be from New Orleans.
If you think you qualify (or if you know someone who might), please send me a picture and résumé / bio / curriculum vitae and a description of why you believe you are a good representative of your part of the city. email@example.com
Please post this anywhere you think might attract the type of charming New Orleans belle I’m looking for.
PS: (I already have someone from the 7th Ward.)