Sunday, August 28, 2011

Supportin' Reddy Teddy, The Healing Center and Remembering Katrina - 8/28/11

Happy Sunday Everbody!

Two very important events today - you don't want to miss either one!

The Reddy Teddy Benefit is at Big Al's Deckbar on Jefferson Hwy (across the street from Ochsner Hospital). The event kicks off at 10:00 am this morning with a brunch and acoustic set by Greg "Lil G" Rosary and friends.  At noon Oscar Caballero and the Blues Cats take over for a 12 hour open jam - with special guests to include - Monique D, Big Daddy Jeff Ruello, Jack Kolb, Harpo Guilder, Margie Perez, Art Johnson, Johnny Angel, Lynn Drurry, David Hyde, Ed Wills, Sandy Maillho, Peter Novelli, Eloise Davis, Velvet Voice Otis, Dr Guitar, Bull Durham, Harvey Berman, Terri Cranford aka Sticky T, Yvette Watkins, Paul Scali, Jan Clemmons, Austin Clemmons, Tyler Clemmons, Rocky Denny, Dr Bill Carlasile, LeRoy Freeman, Jeff Jones, Darrel White, Gregory “Lil G” Rosary, Maggie Havens, Cr Gruver, Glen Zugar, Joseph Crachiola, Thomas Walker, Guitar Lightnin Lee, Cranston Clements  - WOW!!!  (and I'm sure even some more surprise guests!!)

- At 8pm...the Swamp Daddies, Teddy's band is doing an hour and a half set, then we are going back to the late night jam.
- There will be raffles, auctions, pastries, Big Al is cooking...selling plates of food. All money raised will go to Teddy and his son, who has just moved here from New York in the last week to be with Teddy.

Come Celebrate the Grand Opening of the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave.). This long-planned community center opens with a day of activities, including arts, spirituality, health and sustainability panels, an art show, children's' activities, food, free samples, and music by Henry  Butler, John Boutte, Treme Brass Band, Mardi Gras Indians, Chuck Perkins and the Voices of the Big Easy and many others!! The fun starts off with a second line and ribbon cutting at 11:30 am and the events go on until 10:00 pm tonight - don't miss this special event!!

Tonight is the 6th Annual - Katrina Artistically Revisted at Canal Place Theatres.  It's an annual commemorative event held the Anniversary Eve of Katrina, in memory of those we lost and to honor those who survived.  This heart-touching evening of reverent entertainment begins with an art opening of Katrina photographs in the theatre lobby from 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm, by various award-winning photographers such as Ellis Joubert, III. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the theatre cafe’ Gusto, as guests mingle and share their Katrina stories with others.  Following the art opening, the creative multi-media experience begins in the main theatre at 11:00 pm and continues on to 12:30 am (just past midnight). This Katrina experience includes live music performances by Armand St. Martin, Jay Chevalier and Steve Wulff, film shorts, poetry, book excerpts, and first responder oral stories, all presented through the eyes of the artists who survived Katrina.

More Sunday Music!

The Trinity Artist Series (1329 Jackson Ave.) continues this afternoon at 5:00 pm with a Katrina Memorial: "When The Levee Breaks" - ALBINAS Prizgintas plays "Classic Rock" on the magnificent 5000 pipe Trinity organ. This will truly be an amazing event in this beautiful church.

Le Bon Temp Roule' (4801 Magazine) has Chapter Soul featuring Calvin Johnson, Kirk Joseph & Kevin O'Day at 9:00 pm!

The Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St.) has the Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste at 10:30 pm!

Have a great Sunday and for more good music going on around town be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire -!

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