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ART SPOTLIGHT: Scene by Rhys

Located at 708 Toulouse Street, artist Emilie Rhys creates original drawings created live during musical performances in New Orleans. "All drawings are started with pencil, locating the preliminary image on the sheet of paper. Fountain pens are utilized to create the final drawing. Later in my studio, I might add watercolor or gouache." Rhys says about her drawing process on her website. Read more here.

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ART SPOTLIGHT: Martin Lawrence Gallery

Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries specializes in original paintings, sculpture and limited edition graphics. Boasting the largest collection of original works by 20th century masters Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and Erté as well as contemporary artists including Deyber and Murakami. Locals and out-of-towners delight in Martin Lawrence Galley's comprehensive showcase of original paintings, sculpture and limited edition graphics. 433 Royal Street. 504-299-9055 More info

22nd Annual Williams Research Center Symposium

February 4 Get a closer look into the history of New Orleans. The theme of this year’s symposium presented by the Historic New Orleans Collection examines the ways in which the Storyville neighborhood and the Jazz musical movement have shaped perceptions of New Orleans around the world. More info

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King Cake Festival

January 29 Held a short walk from the French Quarter at Champions Square, this delicious festival features a king cake tasting from the finest bakeries, live music and more. Benefits the pediatric programs at Ochsner. more information

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Pardi Gras 2017

January 12-15 This annual event has been attracting revelers from around the country for what’s known as “The Ultimate French Quarter Party”! Pardi Gras caters to a special group of people known as “Parrot Heads”. The nickname refers to their love of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett’s music and lifestyle. The event is open to anyone that loves music and a good time! More info

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