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Italian-American St. Joseph’s Parade is March 18th

The Italian American Marching Club, one of the largest ethnic organizations in the Southeastern United States, hosts this lively annual parade, which celebrates all things Italian. Tuxedo sporting men hand out flowers, lucky fava beans, kisses and other goodies as they dance and sing with delighted bystanders. The parade also boasts elaborate, Italian-themed floats carrying beautiful young Italian signorinas, dance groups, bands and more. More info

ART SPOTLIGHT: Elliott Gallery

Elliott Gallery, located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans for over 40 years, is owned an operated by Catherine Martens Betz. Catherine continues in the tradition of quality and integrity by offering one of the finest selections of contemporary and modern art by world-renowned artists. Elliott Gallery has the following artists for your enjoyment plus more: Theo Tobiasse, James Coignard, Max Papart, David Schneuer, Nissan Engel, Garrick Yrondi, Joan Míro, Marc Chagall and Petra. More info

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2017 Tennessee Williams/New OrleansLiterary Festival Coming to NOLA in March!

The wait is over for Literary fans all over the city and across the country. The lineup for the 31st annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is near! The lineup will announce a full listing of over 80 scheduled events at the star-studded festival. Special guests Robert Wagner and Jill St. John have been added to our diverse group as well as few special events, including an added event with Dick Cavett on Sunday. Robert Wagner is a celebrated author, actor, and producer: Hart to Hart, A Kiss Before Dying, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Laurence Olivier. Jill St.

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