Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Celebration of Louisiana Culture

What are you doing tomorrow night? Sitting at home in your underwear eating Cheetos while reclining on a dirty bean bag, again? Why not get yourself gussied up to celebrate Louisiana's undeniable influence on world culture at the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation's LA Fête Cultural 2010: A Celebration of Culture. Face it, Top Chef is a disgrace now and Real World New Orleans makes the previous one look intelligent. So go out on the town this Wednesday.

From the Press Release:
WHAT: The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF) presents the LA Fête Cultural 2010 “A Celebration of Culture,” that will support its mission to address the challenges cultural workers face daily and the increasing challenges resulting from the oil spill. This exciting, two-part evening features world-class dining and entertainment, and honors those who make Louisiana rich in culture.

The night begins with a Patron Party with live entertainment by “The Shannon Powell Trio,” the jazz band which includes David Torkanowsky & Roland Guerin with special guest Carol Fran. Celebrity guests Michael Cerveris (from Fox’s “Fringe”) and Faith Ford will also be in attendance. A live and silent auction will take place while guests enjoy renowned cuisine from area restaurants.

The event transitions into a headline concert emceed by enthusiastic “Sex & the City” star Mario Cantone and features Louisiana entertainers including Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam (Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux), Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Big Sam's Funky Nation and The Stooges Brass Band with Big Chief Little Charles Taylor.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Patron Party 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the CAC Atrium & Galleries
Concert 7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the CAC Warehouse

WHERE: Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St., New Orleans

HOW: To purchase tickets for the event please visit the LCEF Web site at www.culturaleconomy.org or call the CAC box office at (504) 528-3800. Tickets are:
• $150 for one all access (Patron Party and Concert) ticket
• $35 in advance for one (Concert) ticket
• $50 at the door for one (Concert) ticket

The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization directly responding to the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and to an unprecedented scattering of our cultural workers. Today, LCEF’s Economic Opportunity Fund grant program and Healthcare Initiative supports the economic health and quality of life of the state’s entire creative workforce.

1 comment:

RBPoBoy said...

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