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Media Arts Alum Part of Showtime Documentary Series

Alum Rachel Guest shares: “the series tackles a multitude of geopolitical and ecological consequences to our ever-growing-rate of greenhouse gas emissions and sensitively explores various motivations for apprehension/hesitation to address this urgent predicament. I am so unbelievably proud of our team’s efforts to make the …

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Sarah Vowell Riffs On Satchmo, ‘The Incredibles’ And Andrew Jackson

Noted writer, historian and former This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell will be in town to speak at Tulane’s Freeman Auditorium on Wednesday, April 16. And while she’s in town, the author of books like The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes will likely pay a visit to the New Orleans …

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Alum Wendell Pierce Premiere’s Documentary In New Orleans

New Orleans- “We Won’t Bow Down” makes its hometown premiere on Saturday April 12, 2014 at The Solomon Victory Theater of The National WWII Museum. Shot entirely in New Orleans, Louisiana over an eight year period, the film explores a secret society of African Americans within …

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NOCCA drama alum Anthony Mackie Flies In Captain America

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NOCCA Alumni Part of Tysson Project

New Orleans bandleader John Michael Rouchell first gained notice back in 2008 byresponding to a dare; each week throughout the year, he wrote, recorded and posted online a new song for fans and friends to comment on and review.
In the ensuing years, the songwriter slowly gained a …

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Visual Arts Alum Creates Official Jazz Fest Poster

The 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poster has been unveiled. And it’s a great one. This year’s subject is The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which, in my humble opinion, is one of the most happening 21st Century Crescent City groups. The artist isTerrance Osborne, one …

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NOCCA Jazz Alum wins Grammy

Roomful of Teeth, featuring NOCCA Alum, Virginia Warnken, was very honored and grateful to receive a GRAMMY Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category. For more information on the winners, click HERE.
 

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The New Yorker Highlights Trombone Shorty

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NOCCA Alum Bailey Purvis Touring With Bring It On The Musical

You better bring it — to the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre, that is. “Bring It On: The Musical” heads to the Capital City on Friday, Jan. 24 for a one-night-only performance of the cheerleading movie-inspired production.
The show begins touring this week, officially launching Jan. 21 at the …

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NOCCA Jazz Alum Makes Top 10!

New Orleans musicians dominate our 2013 list of best jazz records
Nick Sanders: “Nameless Neighbors,” Sunnyside. When this young pianist brought his New York band home to New Orleans in July, he looked beyond simple virtuosity, forging “a true, three-way partnership: one in which the solos …

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