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18th annual Bill Russell Lecture: A Tribute to John Robichaux

The Historic New Orleans Collection will present the 18th annual Bill Russell Lecture—“A Tribute to John Robichaux”—on Wednesday, April 5 at its Williams Research Center (410 Chartres Street). Robichaux (1866–1939), a native of Thibodaux, is considered to have been the most continuously active dance bandleader in New Orleans. To add to the fun, the New John Robichaux Society Orchestra, led by Tom Hook and Wendell Brunious, will join forces with the Louisiane Vintage Dancers to recreate an evening of 19th-century entertainment.

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Café Beignet Partners Have Opened A Third Location

New Orleans, LA (March 16, 2017)— For 26 years, Café Beignet has been operating in the French Quarter with two locations. Now, the franchise has announced a third location on Decatur Street. The restaurant opened on February 23, 2017. It is located on the first floor of the JAX Brewery at 600 Decatur St. and the corner of Toulouse Street. The new location will be complete with a 48 foot fully functioning bar and live jazz. It will also eventually have a to-go window serving café au lait and orders of beignets for walk up customers.

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Maison Dupuy Hotel’s Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch

Sundays don’t get any better than this in New Orleans! Locals & visitors can rediscover a beloved tradition at The Maison Dupuy, one of the great Sunday Brunch originals, and a dining gem in a setting unsurpassed for delicious local food creations by talented Chef Matt Regan along with superb service and featuring some of New Orleans best musicians!

March 19th – Alex Owen Trio, March 26th – Marlon Jordan Trio (Performance Time from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm)

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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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