Theatre + Art

Literary Lovers Travel Guide

Marie-Madeleine Hachard arrived in New Orleans in the early 1700s with a group of Ursuline nuns. She wrote of her new home in the French colony and that collection of personal accounts would become one of the first books about…

Beach Reads

Coming of Age The Crocodile Bride “The Crocodile Bride” follows 11-year-old Sunshine Turner as she navigates the difficulties of growing up and the secrets of her family’s past in the tiny town of Fingertip, Louisiana. With the world around her…

Forces of Nature

  With dark memories of Hurricane Katrina still fresh in his mind, New Orleans artist Phil Sandusky packed up his brushes, paints and easel and headed out late last August into his Uptown New Orleans neighborhood to capture the…

Art: Visual Music

Kaori Maeyama creates paintings based on blurred images snapped on her cell phone while driving through the streets of New Orleans. Is there music without sound? One only has to look at the paintings…

Literary Louisiana: Inspiring Tales

Fiction Ramadan Ramsey: A Novel by Louis Edwards Ramadan Ramsey is born in New Orleans, the product of a magical love affair between his mother, a native New Orleanian, and his father, a Syrian immigrant. Ramsey has never known his…

Free Sunday Admissions for LA Residents All Month!

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The CAC is excited to partner with The Helis Foundation for ART & A/C, inviting you to escape the summer heat and experience New Orleans arts institutions for FREE! Through the month of July,…

Art: Art Out of Chaos

  Shutdowns, quarantines, masks, vaccines, hope. While Louisianians and the world deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Kathryn Keller is in the right place — the peace and solitude of her…

GRITS Web Series & Hoodoo House TV

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – Hoodoo House TV presents GRITS, a new web series and the first installment in a series of original stories from Hoodoo House TV. Directed, produced, and written by Greg Williams Jr, GRITS follows the…

Louisiana Launch set for TV5MONDEplus

LOS ANGELES (press release) – TV5MONDE USA, America’s only 24/7 French language general entertainment network, today announced it will be launching a major new streaming offering – TV5MONDEplus – to meet the growing demand of U.S. subscribers wanting to access its…

2020-2021 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Winners Announced

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – The State Library of Louisiana is excited to announce the winners of the 2020-2021 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Awards. Louisiana’s young people have read more than 1.3 million books and cast over 411,000 votes…

International Virtual Residency Begins in Louisiana

RUSTON, La (press release) – The Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation (RLCF) and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) have partnered again to organize the 2021 North Louisiana Virtual Residency. This year’s residency started on February 8th and lasts eight…

LSU MOA Zoom Event, Aug. 23

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – LAST CALL TO VIEW CONSPICUOUS CONVERSATION featuring artists April Hammock, Ross Jahnke, and Brian Kelly Sunday, August 23 // 2:00-2:30 p.m. on Zoom Join us for a 'last call to view' conversation on LSU…

Where Writers Lived in Louisiana

So many of the nation’s finest writers have called Louisiana home, and I love visiting the places where they wrote, lived and placed their characters. Take James Lee Burke, who grew up in New Iberia and sets his award-winning mystery…