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Production Company Success: Gary Solomon Theatre Design Alum

When Gary Solomon Jr. moved back to his native New Orleans in 2008, the NYU grad wasn’t at all sure there was a career path for him in his hometown. Fast forward four years and his production company, Solomon Group, is preparing for one its largest …

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NOCCA Visual Arts Alum Works Shown Internationally

Zarouhie Abdalian maintains quite the hectic travel schedule. This fall she made a trip to Bergen, Norway, to participate in the Kunstindustrimuseum’s Material Information exhibition, and afterward she headed to the 9th Shanghai Biennial as a participant in the San Francisco pavilion.
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Wynton Marsalis Makes Surprise Visit To NOCCA

Wynton Marsalis made a special, surprise trip to his alma mater, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, on Monday-October 22, providing a masterclass to music students.

The world renowned trumpeter, composer and music educator provide special insight to NOCCA students on the importance of practice and …

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NOCCA Summer Alumni From Opelousas Present Concert

Vocal students from Opelousas’ Magnet Academy for the Cultural Arts, under the direction of Jerry Dahl, presented their first concert of the year with varied melodies and songs.
“This is just one of our programs throughout the year,” said Greta Elliott with the school. “We have …

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NOCCA Drama Alum Honors Teacher

 
2003 NOCCA Drama alumna Ciera Payton, in town filming with Spike Lee in his latest film Oldboy, took a moment to visit the Drama Department in honor for of Janet Shea. Janet Shea is being celebrated this year by NOCCA for her 20+ plus years …

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Media Arts Alum featured in “Louisianans in the spotlight”

Sarah Devlin
Eighteen-year-old New Orleans native Sarah Devlin has already established herself as a true artist in a field you might not expect: she’s a filmmaker.
Devlin graduated in May from Ben Franklin High School, but she also spent three years studying media arts at the New …

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Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” Casts NOCCA Alum Ciera Payton

Unlike other filmmakers and productions that shoot in New Orleans, Spike Lee will cast local talent for his projects. New Orleans native and NOCCA alum, Ciera Payton makes the final cut for Lee’s latest project,Oldboy!
Payton will be acting alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Nate Parker, and Josh Brolin in the remake of the Korean revenge classic, Oldboy.
Oldboy follows the …

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NOCCA Alums featured on “The Voice”

If “The Voice” prefers that contestants supply tears along with talent, New Orleans’ Alexis Marceaux obliged. Her performance of “Go Your Own Way” on the NBC talent show Monday was prefaced by a get-to-know-you segment featuring home movies of her family’s Hurricane Katrina-devastated Chalmette home.
The segment gave …

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Branford Marsalis On Sensitive Musicians And The First Family Of Jazz

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, oldest son of New Orleans pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, released an album with his quartet this week. He spoke to weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz about the failings of modern jazz, his hopes for the next generation and leaving New York City …

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Evidence of Reaction: Contemporary Dance Concert

Synergy Dance Productions presents
Evidence of Reaction
A Contemporary Dance Concert
August 11 at 7:00PM
http://www.synergydancepro.tk/

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