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. This year’s lecture is sponsored by the Derbes Family Foundation.
Admission to the lecture is $15 per person and reservations should be made in advance; seating is limited. More info