(November 13) - The Saenger Theatre announced today that individual tickets for the New Orleans premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will go on sale Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE COLOR PURPLE will play at the Saenger Theatre Feb. 20 – 25, 2018 as part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017-2018 season.
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Maison Dupuy Hotel Celebrates Thanksgiving with a Bountiful Three -Course Prix Fixe Menu served in the Courtyard & Bistreaux R

$119 Holiday Package Available for Guests Attending Dinner Give thanks with family and friends this holiday in the Maison Dupuy’s lush outdoor Courtyard setting or inside the charming Bistreaux Restaurant for a deliciously memorable gathering this Thanksgiving. The hotel’s Executive Chef Matt Regan has created a delightful $48 Three Course Pre-fixe menu showcasing his culinary style -- American Gulf Coast with strong traditional Creole and Cajun influences. Items are also available at a la carte price.
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Longest Po'Boy Ever to be Created on National Sandwich Day November 3rd

PRESS RELEASE: New Orleans, LA (October 19, 2017) – Few things scream “New Orleans” louder than the iconic po’boy. In true culinary tradition, Blue Plate Mayonnaise, Chisesi Brothers and Leidenheimer Baking Company are partnering to celebrate National Sandwich Day in style – with a block-long po’boy in the middle of the French Quarter! At approximately 350 feet, it will be the longest po’boy ever created in New Orleans!

19th Annual VOODOOFEST, Tuesday, Oct 31

VOODOOFEST is a FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo religion's many important contributions to New Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public about this widely misunderstood religion & to preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual & Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.

THNOC to screen "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

For its 15th Les Comédiens Français Lecture, The Historic New Orleans Collection will screen the silent film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” – Universal’s 1923 film version of Victor Hugo’s “Notre-Dame de Paris” – with live, improvised musical accompaniment by former St. Louis Cathedral young-artist-in-residence, pianist Karol Mossakowski.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, from 6–8:30PM at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street.

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The Orleans Ballroom Celebrates 200-year Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS Sept. 7, 2017 - The Bourbon Orleans Hotel, located at 717 Orleans St., directly behind St. Louis Cathedral, captivates visitors with its rich, 200-year history, including being one of the most architecturally significant buildings of its time; a nexus for 19th-century social culture and an opulent ballroom where quadroon ladies were introduced to Creole gentlemen; a courthouse; a convent for a Catholic order of free women of color; and now a luxuriously renovated hotel in the heart of the French Quarter.

Halloween-themed tours of THNOC’s Louisiana History Galleries return

Just in time for Halloween, The Historic New Orleans Collection is offering visitors a glimpse into the city’s ghastly past with special guided tours of its Louisiana History Galleries. At 11 a.m. on Tuesday–Sunday, Oct. 24–31, 2017, THNOC is offering “La Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History.” This fascinating one-hour, fact-based tour will explore of the city’s more gruesome historical records, many of which went on to fuel local lore. Due to the nature of the content, this tour is not recommended for audiences under 13. Admission is $5 or free for THNOC members.