A New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Affair in Washington DC | The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is the honorary chair of an exclusive Jazz & Heritage Foundation fund-raising concert in Washington, DC, featuring the legendary New Orleans pianist Henry Butler on March 18.

Date: Thursday, Mach 18
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sponsorship packages are still available for this event at the $500, $1,000 and $5,000 levels.

To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, please visit the event web site:

http://www.jazzandheritage.org

Henry Butler, an eight-time W.C. Handy Award nominee, is a New Orleans piano legend. Classically trained in both piano and voice, his free-wheeling style combines the refinement of McCoy Tyner with barrelhouse blues and influences from such other eclectic New Orleans piano maestros as Professor Longhair and James Booker.

His performance in Washington on March 18 is in support of Fans of the Fest, the membership arm of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest - and other funding - to support the music and culture of Louisiana. The Foundation boasts a wide range of year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events . Find out more about what we do here.

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is pleased to reach out to supporters in the Washington, DC, area with an exclusive performance by one of New Orleans' greatest talents. Please support the Foundation by purchasing tickets today. Click HERE to buy.

Date: 03/18/2010
Time: 6PM to 9 PM
Admission: $75 per person, $125 for two in advance; $100 per person, $150 for two at the door
Location:
Madam's Organ
Address:
2461 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 504-558-6100


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Event Details at jazzandheritage.org

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Henry Butler In Washington Fundraiser | The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.

January 22, 2010

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is the honorary chair of an exclusive Jazz & Heritage Foundation fund-raising concert in Washington, DC, featuring the legendary New Orleans pianist Henry Butler on March 18. Click HERE to purchase tickets. To become a sponsor of this event, please click HERE.

Date: Thursday, March 18

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Madam's Organ (map)

Admission: Tickets cost $75 per person, or $125 for two in advance. Click here to purchase tickets online. The price at the door is $100 per person, or $150 for two.

Sponsorship packages are still available for this event at the $500, $1,000 and $5,000 levels. For sponsorship details, please see here.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits:
$500: Name listed in event program; Quintet Level of Fans of the Fest membership (Fan Mail e-newsletter, Subscription to electronic OffBeat Magazine, FOF Bumper Sticker, access to the “Fans Lounge” in the Foundation Pavilion at Jazz Fest, Jazz Fest Flag); 6 tickets to the event and name listing on on-site signage

$1,000: Logo in event program; Big Band Level of Fans of the Fest membership (everything mentioned above and Access for two to Foundation Hospitality Suite at Jazz Fest); 8 tickets to the event and logo placed on on-site signage

$5,000 and above: Large Logo in event program; Founders Circle of Fans of the Fest membership (everything listed above and Signed official Jazz Fest Poster); 10 tickets to the event and large logo placed at the top of on-site signage.

To secure a sponsorhip for this event, please send an e-mail to our Development Office by clicking here.

Henry Butler, an eight-time W.C. Handy Award nominee, is a New Orleans piano legend. Classically trained in both piano and voice, his free-wheeling style comines the refinement of McCoy Tyner with barrelhouse blues and influences from such other eclectic New Orleans piano maestros as Professor Longhair and James Booker.

His performance in Washington on March 18 is in support of Fans of the Fest, the membership arm of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest - and other funding - to support the music and culture of Louisiana. The Foundation boasts a wide range of year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. Find out more about what we do here.

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is pleased to reach out to supporters in the Washington, DC, area with an exclusive performance by one of New Orleans' greatest talents. Please support the Foundation by purchasing tickets today. Click here to buy.

For more information about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, visit us online at JazzAndHeritage.org, or call (504) 558-6100.

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  • Spectators are urged not to carry large sums of cash.
  • Parade goers are also advised it is illegal to drink from an open metal or glass container on or near parade routes.
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KRISTIN FEIREISS is an author, architectural critic, and curator. She has edited numerous publications in the field of architecture. In 1980 she founded Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, now one of the most successful institutions worldwide communicating architectural culture and urban design.

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Norwegian Cruise Line to sail year-round out of New Orleans | Cruise Log | USATODAY.com

There was more good news for New Orleans today as the Super Bowl-winning city learned Norwegian Cruise Line announced NOLA will be the year-round home of the 2,000 passenger Norwegian Spirit...

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New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Parade #whodat

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The Saints championship parade will start at 5pm at the Super Dome, then head down Poydras Street, turn on Loyola Ave to Howard, around Lee Circle, down St. Charles Avenue to Canal, loop around and head up Tchoupitoulas back on Poydras to Convention Center Blvd and end at Mardi Gras World.

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New Orleans Saints roll, beat Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks dejected as Saint Tracy Porter runs back an interception for a fourth quarter touchdown as the New Orleans bench erupts in the Super Bowl in Miami Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. - MATT KRYGER / The Star

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New Orleans Super Bowl Week of Music @AllAboutJazz | AllAboutJazz.com

The latest music updates from New Orleans and South Louisiana Entertainment, Music. A week's worth of good music starting Friday, February 5, 2010…
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Mitch Landrieu claims New Orleans mayor's office in a landslide | NOLA.com

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Mitch Landrieu hugs his wife, Cheryl, after being elected mayor of New Orleans on Saturday. His sister, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, is at left.
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Super Bowl XLIV: Heart Says New Orleans Saints, Head Says Indianapolis Colts | @bleacherreport

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: A giant Super Bowl sign sits on Fort Lauderdale Beach on February 6, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints will be held Sunday February 7, 2010. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Make no mistake about it, Super Bowl XLIV this Sunday has the potential to be an all-time classic. The two best teams in the NFL, led by the two best quarterbacks, in a real David vs. Goliath clash.

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New Orleans Middle Eastern restaurant branching out in new directions | New Orleans Dining and Restaurants NOLA.com

In 1994, Hicham Khodr and Gabriel Saliba opened a Lebanese restaurant on Metairie Road. They called it Byblos. Who could have predicted that it would launch a restaurant empire?
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Super Bowl: Top 10 Best Recipes for Your Super Bowl Sunday Party | ABC News @ABCNewsOnCampus

While the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints are revving up their engines for this Sunday's Super Bowl, party planners and cooks nationwide are revving up their menus -- along with their ovens and BBQs -- for their own Super Bowl Sunday feasts.
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The New Orleans Social Club Returns to Tipitina's | Jambands.com

On February 12 the The New Orleans Social Club will come together for one more night at New Orleans’ famed Tipitina’s. This incarnation of the group will feature Ivan Neville, George Porter, Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Henry Butler and Raymond Weber, among many other guests. DJ Soul Sister will support.
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Louisiana Food, Grocer Featured In 'ET' Segment | WDSU New Orleans

The Saints in the Super Bowl is big business for local stores, and at least one of them is in the national spotlight this week because of the team's success…
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Kermit Ruffins to experience Super Bowl in New Orleans, not Miami | - NOLA.com

Among New Orleans musicians, few are more fervent New Orleans Saints fans than Kermit Ruffins.

The Big Easy jazz trumpeter and singer was so excited by the team’s 2006 run up to the playoffs that he bought a new pickup truck in part to decorate it with Saints slogans. His deejay sets at local bars during Saints broadcasts are the stuff of legend.

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ABC Roberts to bring 'GMA' to New Orleans - UPI.com

"Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts is to report live from New Orleans ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, ABC said Tuesday.
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Miami, New Orleans & Indiana Super Bowl Foods Inspired | The Takeaway

Jonathan Wright, who specializes in New Orleans food and serves as executive chef of The Setai, gives us the taste of the Saints. And Michael Schwartz, who specializes in gourmet rustic food and heads Michael's Genuine Food and Drink, shares two of his Miami-inspired recipes. And of course, we also mull over our favorite Indiana foods for Colts fans out there.
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Mayoral candidate Jonah Bascle led protest that halted St. Charles Ave. streetcar service | @NOLAnews

On Monday, Jonah Bascle was joined by about 50 demonstrators who halted streetcar service along the St. Charles Avenue neutral ground at Martin Luther King Drive for several hours.

Though the Canal Street line's red streetcars, in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, are equipped with hydraulic pumps on both sides to accommodate wheelchairs, the St. Charles cars' historic designation trumps the ADA and prohibits the streetcars from obtaining modern features, including wheelchair lifts or air conditioning.

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New Orleans Saints NFL team bumps scheduled WWE TV taping | @pwtorch WWE News and Pro Wrestling

WWE has moved their scheduled Smackdown/ECW TV taping on Tuesday, February 9 to Baton Rouge, Louisiana after the city of New Orleans scheduled a parade on that date for the New Orleans Saints NFL team.

WWE's TV taping scheduled for New Orleans has been moved to the Baton Rouge River Center and WWE has rescheduled the New Orleans taping to a Friday night house show on May 28…

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Aaron Neville Records Updated New Orleans Saints Fight Song | @spinnertweet #whodat

The 2009 Saints are headed for the biggest NFL game, the club has an updated anthem -- and native son Aaron Neville is singing the Saints' praises once again.

For the updated anthem, Neville still sings 'When the Saints Go Marching In,' but bayou transplant Theresa Andersson adds a gospel touch to added, Super Bowl-appropriate lyrics. Proceeds from the downloads will benefit a health insurance program for New Orleans musicians…

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Jamie Hayes Gallery - Mardi Gras limited edition prints | @JamieHayesart

Jamie Hayes Gallery presents...

IT'S MARDI GRAS SEASON DOWN HERE IN NEW ORLEANS, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS...KING CAKES, BEADS AND 3 NEW MARDI GRAS 2010 LIMITED EDITION PRINTS:  

OFFICIAL JAMIE HAYES DESIGNS FOR MARDI GRAS 2010:

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"KING OF MARDI GRAS"

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    "ASH WEDNESDAY"

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Fleur de Lists | St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA

Carnival ‘10 in Numbers and Notes

Trivial and History on Mardi Gras Parades & Krewes...

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My Morning Jacket Announces Tour with New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band | CDInsight.com

My Morning Jacket announced a tour that will begin on April 20 in Birmingham, Alabama, with the New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band...
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New Orleans Cookbook Author Introduces Her 'Saintsational Super Bowl Menu' | @TheStreet_news

In celebration of the New Orleans Saints' first trip to the Super Bowl, Pamela D. Lyles, New Orleans native and author of Da Cajn Critter: The Lifestyles, the Rules and Makin' Groceries has announced her official "Saintsational Super Bowl Menu" …
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Grammys: Buckwheat Zydeco Wins Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album 2010 @shoutcastradio | SHOUTcast Blog

Lay Your Burden Down Buckwheat Zydeco, Grammy award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album, Buckwheat's musical legacy seems to be safer than ever. Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album Nominees: 'Lay Your Burden Down' Buckwheat Zydeco
'Alligator Purse,' Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
'Stripped Down,' The Magnolia Sisters
'Live At 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival,' Pine Leaf Boys
'L'Ésprit Créole,' Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole

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