Sunday, January 27, 2008


Kenya Benefit Dinner & Auction

Sunday, January 27th
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1812Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

Advance Tickets $20
$25 at the door

RSVP for tickets: or (314) 368-9001

All proceeds to benefit Tulane University School of Medicine's
Kenya Medical Relief Trip

Sunday, January 20, 2008



New Orleans Musicians Pay Tribute and Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Davell Crawford, John Boutte, Deacon John, Mother Tongue, Topsy Chapman, Charles
Moore, Asia Rainey, Shannon Powell, Thadeus Richards and more!

Special Guest Performer MARCO PEREIA.

Sunday, January 20, 2008
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712-24 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

FREE Admission

Bring your children and sing along!

Produced by Michaela Harrison. Sponsored by Ashé Cultural Arts Center, the Ford
Foundation, the Arts Council of New Orleans, and the City of New Orleans.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Writing Workshop with Author Pamela Davis-Noland - MLK Weekend

Featuring Author, Playwright and Producer & Director
Pamela Davis-Noland

2:00pm to 4:00 pm

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse
3133 Ponce de Leon
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 913-9072

FREE (2 hour) Workshop

Workshop: "The Art of Writing Your Own Story"
15 min. talk from Author about how & why she wrote this story
15 min. Q & A
15 min. Tips on "free writing"
5 min. Reading from Novel


25 min. Patrons write their own short story or "free writing" thoughts
35 min. Reading & Discussion of Stories


Pamela will present her latest book and a free workshop in association with the Ashé Cultural
Center. Coffee Colored Dreams is on sale with other books by local authors at Fair Grinds
Coffeehouse and Ashé Cultural Arts Center.

About Pamela Davis-Noland:
Pamela Davis-Noland, a Native of Lake Charles, LA by way of Houston, TX has now relocated
to New Orleans, LA where she is currently touring with her Novel and Stage Play of the same
name, "Coffee-Colored Dreams."
Ms. Davis-Noland has been writing since the tender age of 13,
where her gift was discovered by a beloved teacher who encouraged her to cultivate her
exceptional use of words.

Beginning her career as a Motivational Speaker & Poet, she has now expanded her resume to
include Novelist and Playwright. She is currently working on the production of her Stage Play,
The Unacquainted as well as her second Novel - Tuesday, Summer of '74, set to debut next Summer.
Pamela Davis-Noland is a definite mainstream writer intent on making her mark in the literary world.

For more information contact Pamela Davis at, Ashé Cultural Arts Center at, or Fair Grinds Coffeehouse at

Friday, January 18, 2008


Advocates for Environmental Human Rights Workshop - MLK Weekend

A Framework for Durable Solutions: Human Rights, Displacement & Disaster Recovery
A Training Session Conducted by Walter Kälin, UN Secretary-General Representative on
Internally Displaced Persons

Friday, January 18, 2008
9 am – 12 noon

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

Please complete the Participant Information below to register for the training session.

Address (Street or PO Box):
City, State, Zip:

Email/send/fax your registration information to Advocates for Environmental Human Rights:
Email: Monique Harden, Co-Director,
Fax: (504) 799-3061

Mailing Address & Office Phone Number
Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
650 Poydras Street, Suite 2523
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-799-3060

Please contact Monique Harden via phone: 504-799-3060, or via email:




Friday, January 18, 2008
6:30 pm (Food Served)
7:30 pm - 9:30pm (Entertainment)

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

FREE Admission

Featuring: Students at the Center, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Sunni Patterson, Hollywood,

Rev. Lois DeJean, Ashé Drumming Circle & Dancers, Stephanie McKee, 2 Cent, Jena
Six Representatives, and others!

Presenters: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, ArtSpot and Mondo Bizarro.

Supported by: Hands On New Orleans

Join Hands On New Orleans and 20 community partners as we celebrate and serve in

tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. King. Programs and service opportunities for 2,000
people will be available January 14 - 21.

To sign up for projects or programs visit or call 504 483 7041

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


JUNEBUG PRODUCTIONS - From Community to Stage Theater Courses

JUNEBUG PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the first in a series of the Free Southern
Theater Institute’s community-based theater courses FROM COMMUNITY TO STAGE
beginning Tuesday January 15th at Ashé.

This 12-week course ends with a public performance at the Contemporary Arts Center on
April 3rd. Class meets Tues. 6-8:30pm at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle
Haley Blvd.) and Thurs. 6-8:30pm at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp St.). Class
will break for Mardi Gras and spring break (March 18th, 20th). Rehearsals on Mon. March 31st,
Tues. April 1st, and Wed. April 2nd are mandatory.

The course will be facilitated by John O’Neal (Artistic Dir. of Junebug), Kiyoko McCrae and

Stephanie McKee. Students will learn:

· The Story Circle process
· Basic theories of community based art
· Multidisciplinary performance techniques with guest artists
· Creation of original performance pieces using stories
· Stage performance and production

This course will be examining the effects of hurricane Katrina and the breaking of the levees

and how this has impacted what "home" means.

There is still space available for several students. No prior experience in acting or writing is

required, but artists are welcome to participate. Full scholarships are available for community
members. However, due to the limited number of participants and the importance of participation
for both the creation and the performance of the final production, strict attendance and commitment
to the project is required.

Please call or email to register or to learn more about the course.
The first three classes will be open registration dates.

If your organization would like printed flyers for distribution to be delivered to you, please let me


Thank you for your support!

Kiyoko McCrae
Program and Development Associate
Junebug Productions Inc.
P.O. Box 2331
New Orleans, LA 70119
586-283-2729 f.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Please Join Us each month for ITVS Community Cinema

MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: Terra Incognita, by Maria Finitzo

Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Central City, New Orleans

FREE Admission

Dr. Jack Kessler, a prominent neurologist, shifts his diabetes research to stem cell research
when his daughter is paralyzed from the waist down. MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: Terra
Incognita brings the stem cell debate to the forefront and examines the constantly evolving
interplay between the promise of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science and the
courage of people living with devastating disease and injury. (90 minutes)

ITVS Community Cinema is made possible through the generous support of PBS, CPB, Gambit
Weekly, and Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Bottletree Productions and Local Producing Partner the

For more information contact mail@charitablefilmnetwork or call (504) 896-7333.

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