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September 2014

Ogden After Hours - Tim Laughlin
September 25, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

A native of New Orleans, Tim Laughlin received his first horn at age nine and shortly after became hooked on jazz after hearing it on the radio. He has recorded a dozen solo CDs among which The Isle of Orleans (2003) is an award-winning collection of Laughlin originals. With this, he was the first and only New Orleans clarinetist to ever write and record an entire album of originals. The success of this CD caught the attention of "Music Minus One" and prompted Laughlin to license the master for the 2004 issue, along with New Orleans Classics. The CDs in the two publications include hand-picked musicians with whom students of all ages can play along.

Laughlin has performed all over the world in countries such as Switzerland, Brazil, South Korea, Denmark, Germany, Peru, Italy, France and many more. He has performed with Alvin Batiste, Danny Barker, Pete Fountain, Tom McDermott, the Dukes of Dixieland, Connie Jones, Rebecca Kilgore, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and more.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

The New Orleans Review - Launch Party & Signing
September 25, 2014

Special Event

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The New Orleans Review is publishing double issue 40.1 & 40.2 -- Get your copy hot off the presses at the O - Launch Party and Signing, September 25 during Ogden After Hours. More Info

New Orleans Review, a journal of contemporary literature and culture, is a publication of the Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans.

Since its founding in 1968, the journal has published an eclectic variety of work by established and emerging writers, including: Walker Percy, Pablo Neruda, Ellen Gilchrist, Nelson Algren, Hunter S. Thompson, John Kennedy Toole, Richard Brautigan, Joyce Carol Oates, James Sallis, Jack Gilbert, Paul Hoover, Tess Gallagher, Sherman Alexie, Valerie Martin, Annie Dillard, Everette Maddox, Julio Cortazar, Gordon Lish, Robert Walser, Mark Halliday, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Harper, Angela Ball, Diane Wakoski, Dermot Bolger, Ernest J. Gaines, Roddy Doyle, William Kotzwinkle, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Arnost Lustig, Raymond Queneau, Yusef Komunyakaa, Michael Martone, Matthea Harvey, Bill Cotter, D.A. Powell, Rikki Ducornet, Ed Skoog, and many others.

Work published in the New Orleans Review has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories From the South, Utne Reader, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

October 2014

Ogden After Hours - June Victory and the Bayou Renegades
October 2, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

June Victory (born Wilson Victorian in 1949 in New Orleans, LA) is something of an enigmatic presence in the musical world of New Orleans. He was an early and powerfully motivated guitar acolyte of the great Jimi Hendrix. In the mid-1970s, Victory hooked up with Willie Tee’s New Orleans Project and backed up the Wild Magnolias, then moved on to form his own band, the Bayou Renegades.

The first first album that June Victory created with Frank Quintini for the Monkey Hill label towards the very end of the 20th century featured a driving ensemble. Victory’s bold electric guitar combined with a selection of traditional and original Wild Indian songs including Victory’s classic, “Down on the Bayou,” made the self-titled album a Crescent City favorite. He also cut “Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday Showdown” with the Wild Magnolias on Rounder Records. The album features Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, ReBirth Brass Band, Dr. John, Willie Tee, Champion Jack Dupree, John Mooney and Earl Turbinton, Jr., along with Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias. The Magnolias’ two tunes on the disc are Victory’s arrangement, “Oops Upside Your Head” and “Battlefront.”

Wilson Victorian was born in 1949 in New Orleans, LA. At the age of 8, he went to Houston to attend the Houston Music School and was taught by Walter Epps. In the 1960s, Victory recorded his first tune at Tracy Knight’s Studio on Metairie Road. “One More Silver Dollar” was his first recording. By the mid-60s, he formed his first band, the Optimistic Band. In the early 70s, he landed at the 809 Club on Bourbon Street at Chris Owens Club with the Mike Christopher Group. He stayed 3 years, gaining major Bourbon Street chops. Victory formed the Bayou Band, and backed up Pure Ice, and appeared with McFadden & Whitehead. They had a regional hit, “Live & Let Live.” He toured throughout Cajun Country, performed with OV Wright and Jackie Wilson, and became the backup band for Sea Saint Studio.

Victory’s Bayou Band became Sea Saint’s house band, and he backed up a number of artists, including Tony Owens and Leroy Bates. He recorded “Down on the Bayou” at Back Street Studio, then at Sea Saint Studio. Also in the 70s, Victory created his own outdoor concert setting at Phillip and LaSalle Streets called Cabbage Alley. He built a set of concrete bleachers for seating, which are still there today. He met Monk Boudreaux and Bo Dollis at Cabbage Alley, and both became big fans of June’s Bayou Band. In the early 80s, Victory left the music business and opened a construction company.

As the 1990s dawned, June Victory cut “Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday Showdown” with the Wild Magnolias on Rounder Records. The album features Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, ReBirth Brass Band, Dr. John, Willie Tee, Champion Jack Dupree, John Mooney and Earl Turbinton, Jr., along with Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias. The Magnolias’ two tunes on the disc are Victory’s arrangement- “Oops Upside Your Head” and “Battlefront.” At this time, Rounder Records pursued the Bayou Renegades to sign with them. However, the Magnolias had a conflict with Rounder, so the deal stalled. June hired Yamagishi to learn the Magnolias’ material. For a while, the Magnolias featured both June’s on guitar. Yamagishi’s 1994 album Smokin’ Hole (BMG Victor) featured June Victory. Victory’s eponymous studio album on Monkey Hill dropped in 1998. The record garnered some amazing reviews and sold well in America and Europe. In 2003, Monkey Hill released a live album, June Victory & the Bayou Renegades Live at Tipitinas, although this album was not released as widely as the studio album.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Self Processing Gallery Talk
October 4, 2014

Special Event

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Photo Gallery, 3rd Floor

SALLY MANN
Untitled, 1983
Polaroid
10 x 8 inches
Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York City

Self Processing: Instant Photography
Gallery Talk with Richard McCabe
Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Curator of Photography will lead a Gallery talk and walkthrough of the Self Processing: Instant Photography exhibition.

He will cover subjects ranging from the history of Polaroid and instant film, instant film processes and the photographers included in the exhibition. A question and answer session will follow the gallery talk.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Art For Arts' Sake
October 4, 2014

Special Event

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

More Info

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Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop
October 7, 2014

Education

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Teacher Workshop presented by Ogden Museum Education and Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies

During this workshop, teachers will receive information on how to incorporate the tradition into their classroom, including a history of the celebration, lesson plans and art projects. Artist Cynthia Ramirez, will also speak about the traditional elements of altar building.
Click here to register.

Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - The Mumbles
October 9, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The Mumbles are a tiny band with a mighty sound; the brainchild of pianist/singer-songwriter, Keith Burnstein, along with drummer Ethan Shorter and saxophonist Ejric Bernhardt. Using two keyboards, drum kit, saxophone and three part vocal harmonies, The Mumbles combine soul music with old time jazz to create original "pop songs in the key of partying down" (Time Out New York). Theirs is a new American songbook, one that draws as much from Tin Pan Alley as it does from modern geniuses like Jeff Tweedy, Keith Jarret and Dr. John.

Burnstein and Shorter met playing in the rhythm section of a 14-piece hip hop orchestra in New York City, soon striking out on their own in 2006 to write tunes that would become Mumbles mainstays. After a couple of national tours, they moved to New Orleans in 2009 and added saxophone virtuoso Ejric Bernhardt.

The band has five albums to date: Once Eponymous (2008), Muddy Mantras (2009), recorded with female vocalist, Meredith Claire, 2011's benchmark record, Annunciation St, and Last Night Wore the Crown (2012), recorded live at the legendary Tipitina's in Uptown New Orleans. The most recent release, Syncopatience, is their first studio effort made entirely in New Orleans and features local luminaries on new Mumbles classics "Miracle Elixir", "Heart and Soul, Sugar in My Bowl", and "The Relative Ease of Being Lonely.”

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Day of the Dead - Family Workshop
October 11, 2014

Education

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Explore the history and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos through hands-on art activities, including papel picado, decorating calaveras (sugar skulls), and making family ofrendas (altars). Participants may bring family photos or objects to incorporate into the altars in keeping with the Día de los Muertos tradition of honoring those who have passed away. Pre-registration required.

Adults: $20 member; $25 non-member
Child: $10 member; $15 non-member

Register Here!

Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Lonnie Holley
October 16, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Lonnie Holley was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1950, at the height of the Jim Crow era. He claims that a burlesque show dancer took him from his mother, eventually depositing him at a whiskey house where he was raised. There was a Rock-Ola jukebox in the room where he slept. As an adolescent, Holley worked at an Alabama drive-in movie theater, and he credits the sounds he heard there with influencing his own music.

Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance and sound. His music and lyrics are improvised on the spot and morph and evolve with every event, concert, and recording. In Holley’s original art environment, he would construct and deconstruct his visual works, repurposing their elements for new pieces. This often led to the transfer of individual narratives into the new work creating a cumulative composite image that has depth and purpose beyond its original singular meaning. The layers of sound in Holley’s music, likewise, are the result of decades of evolving experimentation.

Holley recorded his first album, Just Before Music, in 2010 with Lance Ledbetter and his second album, Keeping a Record of It, was released in 2013.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

O What A Night! Gala
October 18, 2014

Education

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

An unforgettable evening of art, music and cuisine with Southern flair. O What a Night Gala co-chair: Katy Weil says The "O What a Night! Gala" promises to be the event of the season with art, music and culinary talents that reflect the importance and influence of Southern culture across the globe. The funds raised at this event allow the Museum to continue its mission of showcasing the diversity and importance of Southern art through exhibitions and education initiatives. O What Art! Live and silent auction art from noted Southern artists. Auctions also include "artful objects," and this year there will be a special surprise! O What Cuisine! The gala is known for its exceptional cuisine created by award-winning chefs based in the South. The 2014 featured chef is James Beard Award winner Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon, Pesche /New Orleans, La.) O What an Honor! Presentation of the Opus Award The Opus Award, founded in 2007, is given each year to a member of the arts community whose life's work constitutes a major contribution to the cultural landscape of the South. Previous Opus Award winners have included: Art Neville (2007), Arthur Q. Davis (2008), R. Philip Hanes (2009), Jessica Lange (2010), T. G. Solomon (2010-Lifetime Achievement), George Dureau (2011) and Lin Emery (2012), George Rodrigue (2013.)

O What a Night! Patron Party will be Thursday, October 16 from 6 - 9pm.

Contact: Membership and Development Department, 504.539.9616, development@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Fais Do-Do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears
October 23, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Ike Marr was raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Classically trained on viola, Marr naturally embraced mandolin as well as guitar, bass and banjo, etc. His musical influences include roots, americana and bluegrass.

Martin Shears is a transplanted Englishman who grew up in London surrounded by folk musicians. He studied piano at an early age then gravitated to guitar learning every Beatles song he could; then the Who, Pink Floyd, etc. Put Shears and Marr together and you get a repertoire of 700 plus songs any of which Marr & Shears can recall instantaneously.

Shortly after meeting, they formed the legendary band The Scones. Through The Scones, their creativity and musicianship grew to world class status with about 200 gigs per year. They currently play regular gigs in the Lake Tahoe area

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Prospect.3 New Orleans
October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The Ogden is pleased to participate in the third iteration of Prospect New Orleans. Selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, the city-wide international arts biennial P.3 will present 50+ artists in more than 15 locations throughout the city of New Orleans; including museums, community centers and independent sites. Accompanying programs will include educational activities for both young and old, public programs, concerts, satellite exhibits by local artists, and many more.

“Prospect at the Ogden” will include several of the participating artists, a special exhibition, and selections of work by artists in the Ogden Collection curated by Mr. Sirmans.

Contact: Sarah Story, 504.539.9609, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden Museum Book Club
October 28, 2014

Special Event

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Flash of the Spirit
By Robert Farris Thompson

Join Ogden Museum docent and former teacher Maureen O'Dwyer for a lively discussion about Southern art, literature and culture. This club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members.

Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Book Launch - Tina Freeman’s “Artist Spaces”
October 29, 2014

Special Event

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patrick F. Taylor Library

Join us as we celebrate Tina Freeman’s new book “Artist Spaces”! Tina Freeman will be signing books.

Few artists have the luxury of separate work and living spaces, thus work and life often end up compressed into a singular personal environment. Artist Spaces, New Orleans provides a comprehensive portrait of the city's artists and their relationship to space.

In more than one hundred extraordinary photos taken by Tina Freeman and more than a dozen artist interviews by Morgan Molthrop, Artist Spaces, New Orleans highlights the spaces of New Orleans art luminaries George Dureau, Ron Bechet, Ma-Po, Dawn Dedeaux, Elizabeth Shannon, Willie Birch, Ersy, David Halliday, Robert Tannen, Elenora "Rukiya" Brown, Nicole Charbonnet, Kevin Kline, Amy Weiskopf, Keith Duncan, Josephine Sacabo, Lin Emery, and graffiti artist "Fat Boy."

The interviews and photos provide a perfect complement. While Freeman poetically captures an intensely personal vision of the artists and their spaces, Molthrop unearths what the most accomplished artists in the city have to say about their relationship to that space. What results is an indication that each artist's style is often reflected in the quality, character, and aesthetic of their living/working environments¬--a striking illustration of how deeply personal, all-encompassing, and interconnected are life and art.

Free admission to the Book Launch

Cash Bar

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Tulane Stone Center’s Day of the Dead celebration featuring Rumba Buena
October 30, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Specializing in salsa and meringue, this band is made up of musicians who, pre-Katrina, played in groups like Los Babies and Los Sagitarios. It’s the brainchild of percussionist Johnny Marcia who was born in New Orleans of Honduran parents.

Marcia began his musical career at a very young age. Throughout his youth, Marcia was surrounded by the music of his father’s Latin band, Los Sagitarios, a popular group that played for about 35 years. He joined the band at age 17, and gradually took it over with a new vision. To do this, he changed the name of the band to Rumba Buena and hand picked the best musicians around town to join the band. Rumba Buena expanded to playing more genres of music and performing at different and larger venues. Today, this group is one of the most popular local Latin groups specializing in Salsa, Merengue and Bachata rhythms, just to name a few.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

November 2014

Ogden After Hours - Honey Island Swamp Trio
November 6, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Honey Island Swamp Band came together after Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mule’ (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and had a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals) at John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom Room on Fillmore Street. The band returned to New Orleans in 2007.

Their music has been described as “Bayou Americana” with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé’s searing guitar, Wilkinson’s sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul’s Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John.

They have been honored an award of “Best Blues Album” by OffBeat Magazine who also named the band “Best Emerging Artist” in 2009. In 2010 and 2011 they were named “Best Roots Rock Artist” at the Best of the Beat Awards.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Jon Dee Graham
November 13, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall


Photo: Darin Black

Texas based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jon Dee Graham was named Austin Musician of the Year in 2006 during the SXSW music conference. He is also a three-time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and has been called the Titan of American songwriters by Alabama singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Isbell.

Graham has been performing and touring since 1979, when he joined pioneering Austin punk band the Skunks at the age of twenty. The next two decades led Graham through stints with the True Believers and in the touring bands of X founder John Doe and Austin songwriter Kelly Willis. Graham also lent his guitar chops to records by the Silos, the Gourds, his former True Believers bandmate Alejandro Escovedo and the masterful Texas songwriter James McMurtry. Graham still holds his remarkable 17-year Wednesday night residency at Austin’s Continental Club, a gig he typically shares with McMurtry. He has recorded eight solo albums and his music has been featured in soundtracks for Veronica Mars, Ladder 49 and more.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Lightnin’ Malcolm
November 20, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Lightnin’ Malcolm brings primal Mississippi Juke Joint Blues to the big stage. He has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove.

Born in Missouri in the mid 1970s, Malcolm began playing music and traveling the road in his late teens. His rambling took him all over the country, but it was North Mississippi that he identified with most. Once he began to call North Mississippi home, he immediately befriended and began performing with legends such as Big Jack Johnson, Cedell Davis, R.L. Burnside, Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards, T-Model Ford, Sam Carr, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Otha Turner, Robert Belfour and many others.

In 2009, Malcolm won the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist and toured with Cedric Burnside. In 2011, he released critically acclaimed album Renegade. He also served as a musical director on Hubert Sumlin and Honeyboy Edwards final tour of their lives, which also included rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

December 2014

Ogden After Hours - Ori Naftaly Band
December 4, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The Ori Naftaly Band is a Soul/Blues band based out of Memphis, TN. Ori Naftaly, founder, producer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of the band, has been leading and managing the band since November 2011, along with songwriter, and lead vocalist, Eleanor Tsaig.

In a very short time this extremely talented band has gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base, located in the USA, Holland, and all around the world. Within the course of two years The Ori Naftaly Band (ONB) has covered 30 states in the USA and toured Europe twice. The band won the Israeli Blues Challenge Competition, and was the first band ever to reach the Semi-Finals of the 2013 International Blues Competition (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee. The band has released two studio albums since its conception, and a new single debuted in August 2014 (recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN). From the very beginning of its performing career and with the release of its first album, The Ori Naftaly Band has won awards which placed the band in the same category as some of the best known blues rock artists in the world, notably 'Best Blues Album in 2012' by Blues Magazine (Netherlands).

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden Museum Book Club
December 9, 2014

Special Event

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Tuesday, Dec. 9
No Other World by Norman German

Join Ogden Museum docent and former teacher Maureen O'Dwyer for a lively discussion about Southern art, literature and culture. This club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members.

Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Flash of the Spirit
December 11, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall


More Information

To register for the free conference - email your name and email address conference@ogdenmuseum.org

Contact: Sarah Story, 504.539.9609, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Basquiat & the Blues with Evan Christopher and more
December 11, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans clarinet tradition. His highly personal brand of "contemporary, early jazz" strives to extend the legacies of early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard.

Christopher began his musical training on clarinet at age 11. In high school, he received the Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award and was one of the first graduates of the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy. He continued studies at the University of Southern California and graduated cum laude with a music degree from California State University, Long Beach.

Christopher's journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994, when he left his native California to join the New Orleans music community. Diverse freelance work included gigs with musicians such as Al Hirt and veterans of Preservation Hall to funk and brass bands including the Nightcrawlers and Galactic. But in 1996, he left for San Antonio, Texas to appear nightly for nearly three years with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and record several of their radio programs, Riverwalk: Live from the Landing.

When he returned to New Orleans in 2001, his published research on the New Orleans clarinet style initiated pursuit of a Master's degree in Musicology at Tulane University. In August 2005, federal levees failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and flooded the city. Christopher left again, this time to Paris at the invitation of the French Embassy's Cultural Services division, where he formed his group, Django à la Créole. This Europe-based quartet fuses Gypsy Swing with Latin-tinged grooves of New Orleans and beyond and has distinguished itself with an acoustic intimacy paired with driving swing.

Since 2008, having returned again to New Orleans, Christopher actively advocates for the cultural workforce and music education. He frequently appears as a guest with forward-looking groups, such as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the jazz composer guild, NOLA ArtHouse Music. He is also featured on New Orleans-based artists' recordings in various genres as a featured soloist. Music workshops and educational and community outreach often complement his performances.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Roman Street
December 18, 2014

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Roman Street is a energetic band born and raised out of Mobile, AL dabbling in the arts of “new” flamenco, smooth and not-so-smooth jazz, and its own brand of fusion style music with a youthful and spontaneous approach to musical expression. The guitarists of Roman Street (Josh Thompson and Noah Thompson) are internationally trained, seeking to incorporate their travels and experiences into their musical expression. Roman Street includes brothers Josh and Noah Thompson on guitar and percussionist Daniel Brett. For their Ogden After Hours performance, brothers Josh and Noah Thompson will be performing as a guitar duo.

The band as a whole seeks to create a unique sound by blending old styles and techniques with a modern twist, and conversely, giving modern music styles a historical elegance. The result is a style that appeals to the young and old alike; a juxtaposition of the new and the traditional that has something for every music lover. Roman Street’s song “Caravan” was selected as a Billboard top 25 Song of the Year (2012) in Contemporary Jazz. “Caravan” is also the featured song in their latest album, Caravan, that was released in 2013. Roman Street has released four albums: Caravan (2012), Christmas Rhumba (2011), Shorelines (2010) and Amore (2009).

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org