Friday, November 30, 2007


CENTRAL CITY PARTNERSHIP Thanksgiving Dinner Meeting

FRIDAY, November 30, 2007
1:00 PM


Thanksgiving Dinner will be served

For more information contact:
Audrey M. Browder, Chair
Central City Partnership
2020 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
(504) 875-5140

Saturday, November 17, 2007



Saturday, November 17th
Warren Easton Sr High School

9:30am to 3:00pm

Lunch will be provided.

Please contact us for the following:
For Spanish, Vietnamese, or Sign Language interpretation services, to register for childcare
services, or if you have any special needs.

Call us toll free 1-877-343-4773 or e-mail

STUDENTS are encouraged to attend!!
More Information:

The education of our children and young adults is the most important business of Orleans
Parish. The future of our community, state, and nation is dependent on how well we perform
this important function. Our school facilities play a significant role in this critical work. The
Louisiana Department of Education, the Recovery School District and the Orleans Parish
Schools are in the process of developing a School Facilities Master Plan for Orleans Parish.

All community members and supporters of high quality education are invited to attend a
Citywide School Planning Meeting to begin the community wide conversation to develop the
facilities master plan.

The Citywide School Facility Planning Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 17th at
the Auditorium of Warren Easton High School from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located at 3019
Canal Street. Lunch, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.

Please phone 1-877-343-4773 to let us know if you will need childcare or
interpretation services.

Students, parents, teachers, staff, administration, community members, civic leaders, local
leaders, business leaders are invited to the meeting as stakeholders invested in the implementation
of our facilities plan of action.

The focus of the Citywide Meeting will be to examine national and international facility trends
and discuss the current and future educational needs of Orleans Parish that will facilitate the
implementation of the facilities master plan being developed. The Citywide Meeting will address
the following topics:

• Maximizing public engagement and community input
• Possible Community Use
• School Size
• Class Size
• School site development issues
• Grade Configuration
• Flexible school concepts
• Alternative use for schools
• Impact of population return
• 21st Century Schools

An effective process requires involvement by all facets of the school community, and we
encourage you to be involved as an active participant in this Master Plan Process.

We are asking for a firm commitment of your attendance to ensure the effectiveness of this
Conference. For additional information and lets us know of any special needs you
may have please call the NOLA schools hotline at 1-877-343-4773.

We look forward to your participation in this important endeavor and appreciate your continued
support of quality education.


Central City Wheel of Fortune

A Community Celebration of the Rebuilding of Our Community

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 17, 2007

Central City Renaissance Alliance
1809 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

2:00 pm
Welcome and Celebration Overview

2:15 pm
Wheel of Fortune: The Central City Edition
A Fun-Filled Way to Learn about the Many Community Revitalization Efforts

3:00 pm
Working Banquet: Table Talk about Critical Questions
Lead Organizations pose critical questions for community input and feedback

3:50 pm
And the Winner is, "Resident Engagement" and Wheel of Fortune Winning Teams
receive awards

4:00 pm
Wrap-up and Closing



Tribute to New Orleans Dance!

FEATURING: New Orleans dance collective Tekrema Dance Theatre, Culu

Childerins's Traditional African Dance, Kimba Dance Collective, M'kafu
traditional African Dance Company, and NORD/NOBA Center for Dance.

7:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Sponsored by: AT&T, Arts Council of New Orleans, and the City of New Orleans.

Friday, November 16, 2007


ZION Trinity Ceremony - STUDIO 13

ZION Trinity with guest drummers Bill Summers,
Baba T & Baba Dwayne

Spirit, Healing & Miracle Ceremony

(Corner of Dumaine and N. Hennessey)

FRIDAY - November 16
7:00 pm

Please call (504) 949-7115 for more information

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Join Us at Ashé for LADYFEST! 2007

LadyFest, New Orleans, a non-profit Louisiana Corporation, is a music, spoken
word and
arts festival organized by local women of all identities to showcase,
celebrate and encourage
the music, poetry and art of women in New Orleans and
to benefit organizations that support
women. Driven by volunteers it is loosely
based on a concept originated in Oregon a few years
ago that has spread around
the world and finally reached, New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.

Wednesday - Nov 14th
St. Anna's Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade

6:00 (pm) Mass "WOMEN IN THE BIBLE" by Father William Terry
7:00 Zion Harmony
7:40 Poetry by Asali DeVan
8:00 Doreen's Jazz New Orleans
8:40 Poetry by Wholesome
9:00 Lisa Phillips

Thursday - Nov. 15th
American Federation of Msician's Union Hall, 2401 Esplanade

7:00 (pm) Banu Gibson
7:40 Holly Bentsen
8:00 Gina Forsyth
9:00 Poetry by Marcia Wall
9:15 Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony
9:55 Poetry by Keshia Caldwell
10:15 Some Like It Hot

Friday - Nov. 16th
The Balcony Music Club, 504 Esplanade

7:00 (pm) Patrice Fisher & Chikaf Regeno
7:40 Poetry by Andi Young
8:00 Beth Patterson
8:40 Poetry by Kay Murphy
9:00 Barbara Short
9:40 Poetry by Audrey
10:00 Paula & the Pontiacs
10:40 Denise Marie
11:00 Pinettes

Saturday - Nov. 17th
3 Ring Circus, 1638 Clio Street

7:00 (pm) Monica Dillon
7:40 Poetry by Sunni Patterson
8:00 Hazel & The Delta Ramblers
8:40 Gina "Ginger" Bernal
9:00 Margie Perez
9:40 Poetry by Gina Gerrara
10:00 Mo'Lasses
10:40 Valentine Pierce
11:00 Slewfoot & Cary B

Sunday - Nov. 18th
Ashe' Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

11:30 (am) Lynn Magnuson
11:45 Poetry by Lee Grue
12:05 (pm) Julia LaShae
12:45 - Poetry by Delia Nakayama
1:05 David & Roselyn
1:40 Film "After The Storm" by Autumn Leonard
2:05 Olivia Greene
2:25 Asia
2:45 Ingrid Lucia

LadyFest Orleanians Jazz Band: (LFO)
Piano - Jan Clements
Bass - Cary B
Drum - Cory Waters

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Classical Theatre of Harlem Brings 'Godot' to New Orleans

The OBIE, Drama Desk and Lortel Award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is pleased to announce that their 2006 acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot, directed by Christopher McElroen, will be presented in New Orleans by Creative Time and visual artist Paul Chan.

By means of a series of partnerships with visual artist Paul Chan, New York based public arts organization Creative Time, University of New Orleans, Xavier University, the 9th Ward Renaissance Project, the 7th Ward Porch Project, the Neighborhood Story Project, and four local high schools, the Classical Theatre of Harlem will present free outdoor performances of Waiting for Godot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans on November 2 and 3 and in the Gentilly section of New Orleans on November 9 and 10. The production, which will once again feature New Orleans native and CTH company member, Wendell Pierce, represents an opportunity to be part of a truly unique alliance between New York and New Orleans organizations in a joint effort to help foster community development and recovery through the arts in a post-Katrina New Orleans. This project is being funded by CTH's New York partner, Creative Time.

"Waiting for Godot in New Orleans" has evolved into an ambitious multi-faceted undertaking including a number of community projects. Chan is now in New Orleans to teach at Xavier University and The University of New Orleans; and members of The Classical Theater of Harlem are working with high schools and community organizations and will hold auditions for the play in August. A series of pot-luck community dinners and conversations will be held in different neighborhoods with the producers and cast in October, and a "shadow" fund, matching the production budget dollar-for-dollar, will be given to local organizations for re-building efforts in neighborhoods where the play is presented. Creative Time Books will release a New Orleans Reader and host events with the artists in NYC in early spring 2008.

Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH), a nonprofit theatre company, was founded in 1999 by Christopher McElroen and Alfred Preisser. In each of its productions – which have included numerous works by Shakespeare, a new stage adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son, Melvin Van Peebles' Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death and Jean Genet's seminal political drama, The Blacks: A Clown Show – the Classical Theatre of Harlem is dedicated to producing theatre that truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry of America. Their long list of awards includes 5 OBIE Awards, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, Drama Desk Award, Edwin Booth Award for Artistic Excellence, among many others.

For more information about this special event, please call (504) 388-5112 or visit and

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