Mara Hall
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WHY NEW ORLEANS MATTERS

THE NEW ORLEANS CALENDAR

New Orleans marches to its own beat from January to December. January 6, aka Twelfth Night, aka the Feast of the Epiphany, aka Carnival Season, kick-off ushers in a calendar that features unprecedented festivities like Endymion Saturday, Bacchus Sunday, Lundi Gras, and Mardi Gras and continues through unique twists on St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Day, and St. John the Baptist Day, among others. To understand how “Festival Season” melts into “Off Season” and “Essence” before “Second Line Sundays” reappear is to begin to understand the rhythms of the New Orleans calendar. From Bayou Classic Week through Reveillon, even the time of year referred to as the “holiday season” in the rest of the country takes on a different cast in New Orleans. Come explore the New Orleans calendar with Linda Santi as a way to build a unique understanding of America’s most unique city. Origin, traditions, parades, music, balls, school events, “what the locals do,” how the entire season transpires, etc. is all covered in this offering that comes as close to taking you to Mardi Gras as you can get without traveling!

THURSDAY, MAY 16; 6 TO 7:30 P.M.
Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11, Parking Lot 3
Fee: $6 / Max: 100 / Min: 6
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-3002-02

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC

From Congo Square as the birthplace of Jazz, Gospel, Classical, Blues, R&B, Bounce Hip Hop, Reggae, early Rock ‘n’ Roll, Brass Bands, Opera, etc., New Orleans has an incredible influence on music idioms. This journey through New Orleans music touches on why music is the lifeblood of the community and what New Orleans music means to the world. From Louis Gottschak to Louis Armstrong, from Professor Longhair to Dr. John, from the famous musical families (the Marsalises, the Nevilles and more) to the Batistes, the Battistes, and the Baptistes, New Orleans family music traditions loom large in New Orleans lore. Attend this offering with Linda Santi to gain an understanding of the importance of music to New Orleans and the importance of New Orleans music to the world.

THURSDAY, MAY 23; 6 TO 7:30 P.M.
Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11, Parking Lot 3
Fee: $6 / Max: 100 / Min: 6
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-3002-03 

 

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