A Musical Prelude to the Celebration of Easter, Free Public Concerts…

…Concludes With
A Performance by Cynthia Cheri-Woolridge & Friends
At Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in the Vieux Carre

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On April 10, 2014 the sixth and final of Bishop Perry’s Center’s series of free, public concerts will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1116 Chartres St. at 6 p.m. Stars of this concert will be Cynthia Cheri-Woolridge and Friends, a gifted group of gospel and spiritual singers and musicians. Among friends expected to join Cynthia in the performance on Thursday is Dr. Michael White, the renowned jazz musician, jazz historian, and teacher.
Others joining Ms. Cheri-Woolridge will be Desmian Barnes and Percy Williams on trumpet; Arthur Mitchell on Saxaphone; Robino Barnes on Bass; and Jarvis McCelos on drums. Singers will include Jerrydette Joseph, Sylvia Thomas, Anicia Cheri, Gary Foster, and William Wiloughby, along with the Bishop Perry Center “Heavenly Notes.”

The series—A Musical Prelude to the Celebration of Easter—features music ranging from classical favorites of the great gothic and baroque cathedrals of the world to Broadway to New Orleans jazz, spirituals, and gospel. The concerts take place in the architecturally and historically significant Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, part of the old Ursuline Convent Complex, located in the French Quarter.

The NOLA Chorus Girls at Tiki Tolteca

Friday, February 7, 2014
Time 9:00pm

The NOLA Chorus Girls are throwing the PARTY OF THE YEAR!!!!

When: Friday February 7th. 9pm – until we can party no more.
Where: Tiki Tolteca, above Felipes on N Peters.
How Much: ONLY $5 bucks! (Entry fee includes one free raffle ticket to win a plethora of fabulous prizes donated by local businesses.)

Why are we having a fundraiser?
The NOLA Chorus Girls are going to be in the Pygmalion parade on February 22nd. Its our first parade and we want to do it up right. And to do it right, it costs a bit of money.

We need money to pay for the following things:
— A full jazz band to accompany our killer dance moves
— A vintage truck to put the band in (as well as our throws and water and so on)
— Chorus Girl Mardi Gras throws!
— Creating signs of black and white vintage chorus girl photos to be carried in the parade
—- And other various adornments to our overall Chorus Girly look.

In exchange for your support we will show you one helluva a good time!

Here is a list of all the fun things we have planned (we may even add more later):
— A Kiss a Chorus Girl Booth
— Palm Readings
— A Photo Booth
— A couple of sets of LIVE JAZZ for social dancing played by some of our buddies.
—- A Chorus Girl Talent Showcase that includes our own NOLA Chorus Girl routines, Chorus Girl musical talents, Chorus Girls showcases of other styles of dance, and more!
— And during the second half of the night you can shake your money makers to old Soul & R&B music spun by one of the Chorus Girl Project’s fearless leaders, Ms Amy J.

More details are being worked out and we will be listing all the raffle prizes very soon. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the even for $5 each of $20 for 5 tickets.

Hope to see you there!

The 50 fabulous ladies of The New Orleans Chorus Girl Project!

Upcoming Words and Music

The Pirate’s Alley Alley Faulkner Society, Inc.
624 Pirate’s Alley

Dear Friends:

The Faulkner Society is a (501) (c) (3) literary and educational non-profit. Donations are, therefore, tax deductible.

Our major projects for the fall will include our festival, Words & Music, a Literary Feast in New Orleans, December 4 – 8. Part of the programming will focus on
the work of Walker Percy, author of The Moviegoer, which won the National Book Award, Love in the Ruins, Lancelot, and other works of fiction, as well as
entertaining and enlightening non-fiction, such as Signposts in a Strange Land and The Last Self-Help Book. Our literacy project concurrent with Words & Music,
will include distribution of free copies of a Walker Percy novel, as well as a master class for students and teachers on his work.

Our next free event will be a multi-author My New Orleans event July 21 at the Cabildo. Among authors will be Liz Wiliams and Rick Barton.

For more on the Faulkner Society, visit our web site.

Make Your Own Fun at FQF

Map of the stages for French Quarter Festival 2013

Map of the stages for French Quarter Festival 2013

Use the excellent schedule maker to select your own schedule each day for the French Quarter Festival, which has to be one of the greatest events in the U.S. to hear music while experiencing the center of our beautiful city.

French Quarter Festivals Inc. – New Orleans, Louisiana – Schedule.

Fringe is near…

The brilliant Fringe Festival has begun on the corner of Dauphine and Press. And although it is not in the Quarter, it’s near and so what’s it to you if I review it here? (Sorry – cocktail hour has been delayed; someone’s a little frayed…)
At that corner, you’ll find the Free-For-All Tent and Fringe headquarters, but to see the over 60 collective artistic expressions known as Fringe, you’ll need to be mobile and able to read a map. The venues for performances that run the gamut from the smutty to the sublime are held in lovely or maybe lowdown places throughout downtown. Running through the weekend, get thee to Press and get your tickets to as many performances as you can stand. Bring a flask, an extra jacket and maybe a flashlight (advice from an annual fester) and expect to be dazzled.

What the hell is Fringe