Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Wednesday with Holiday Sounds, Book Signings and Lots of Music!

Happy Wednesday!

Holiday Music!

Enjoy the sounds of the season at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis in Jackson Square. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the St. Louis Cathedral Concerts feature a variety of New Orleans artists including well-known jazz, classical, and gospel musicians. Beloved holiday classics and gospel favorites will be performed in one of the country's most beautiful and historic churches.

Tonight's concert is the Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise from 6:00 to 7:00 pm - check out the full schedule below and make plans to hear some great music in a beautiful setting!

Thursday, Dec 6 Preservation Hall-Stars
Sunday, Dec 9 Betty Win and One-A-Chord Gospel Singers
Monday, Dec 10 Faubourg Quartet
Tuesday, Dec 11 Pfister Sisters
Wednesday, Dec 12 Harmonouche featuring Norbert Slama
Thursday, Dec 13 St. Louis Cathedral’s Young Artist in Residence, Samuel Liégeon – Christmas Organ Spectacular
Sunday, Dec 16, 5:30 pm St. Louis Cathedral Basilica Annual Christmas Concert
Monday, Dec 17 Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees
Tuesday, Dec 18 Don Vappie
Wednesday, Dec 19 Lars Edegran’s Jaxx Band featuring ‘Big Al’ Carson and Lionel Ferbos
Thursday, Dec 20 St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir

Book Signings

Come by Café Degas (3127 Esplanade) for some delicious hors-d'oeuvres and a signed copy of the Café Degas Cookbook from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Purchase $100 or more of Café Degas Gift Cards, and receive one free Cookbook!

Authors Rene Brunet and Jack Stewart will discuss from and sign copies of their book, There's One in Your Neighborhood - The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans,  tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library (4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie). The event is free of charge and is open to the public. The book presents the history of more than 100 neighborhood theaters. Since 1896 when the nation's first movie house, VitaScope Hall, opened on Canal Street, nearly 200 neighborhood theaters have come and gone.


Experience an Evening of Cultural Indulgences at it's new location in the  Irvin Mayfield I Club at the JW Marriott (614 Canal Street) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tonight's event features new works by local artist Isabelle Jacopin - plus music from Tony Seville, a spirit tasting with complimentary hors d’oeuvres....Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by  Artist tonight and the JW Marriott will give you a 1 night complimentary stay in the Presidential Bi-Level Suite a $1,500 value!! (Parking is available at a special event Rate of $5 on Common Street)

Wednesday Music!

Head on over to Frenchmen Street for a double header of music at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) - They've got an early show with the The Tin Men at 7:00 pm, and be sure to stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington at 10:00 pm - there's a $5 cover, but you know the Wolfman is worth it!

Have fun in Mid-City when you head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for some happy hour drinks and stay on for  Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott at 8:00 pm - it's a great evening of music!

And more fun in Mid-City over at the Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks)!  Tonight it's Wednesday night regular Major Bacon and as always they got some FREE BLTs - tonight at 10:00 can never get enough of the bacon and no cover!!

Triple the fun in Mid-City with a Mid-City Mix-Up with your host Lynn Drury at Dmac's Bar and Grill (542 S. Jefferson Ave.). Lynn hosts a different songwriter/performer - complete with interview and 2 sets of new music each week! Tonight Keith Bernstein of the Mumbles is on keyboard. He's got that Nola piano sound and some funky tunes!

Looking for some dinner and then some music for dessert?  Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) can help you out!  Get an entree' over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....Tonight - it's the swingin' sounds of Jerry Embree at 8:30 pm!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire -!

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