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August 2014

Ogden After Hours - New Orleans Concert Band Clarinet Choir
August 21, 2014

Southern Music

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

Since 1975, the mission of the New Orleans Concert Band has been to provide free concerts by volunteer musicians to the public of the greater New Orleans area; to encourage and foster adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands; and to promote the performance of the highest quality traditional and contemporary literature for band. The NOCB was founded by Peter Dombourian, who was a band director in the New Orleans public school system for more than 30 years.

Today, the NOCB is conducted by Dr. Charles Taylor, who serves as Associate Professor of Music and conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of New Orleans and has served as guest conductor with many ensembles, both locally and nationally.

Comprised of more than 60 volunteer musicians from the New Orleans area, NOCB members are locals who come from a variety of backgrounds, who share an avocation for music. The New Orleans Concert Band receives its support through its membership dues, donations from individual supporters and through gifts of instruments and grants from various local organizations. For more information about the NOCB and a list of upcoming concerts visit www.neworleansconcertband.org or http://facebook.com/NewOrleansConcertBand.

The New Orleans Concert Band Clarinet Choir features volunteer musicians brought together by their shared affinity for music and the positive impression it can make on the community. The NOCB Clarinet Choir puts a unique, symphonic twist on a vast repertoire of music, from classic favorites to show tunes to contemporary hits!

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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

Culture Collision
August 27, 2014

Special Event

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
World War II Museum, U.S. Freedom Pavilion
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

From 5:30 to 8:00 FREE

The Sixth Annual Culture Collision, a city-wide celebration to kick off the cultural season in New Orleans. All participating organizations will be prepared to sell you tickets or memberships for the 2014-2015 season and they will have materials on hand for you to take home. Come explore the vast and diverse cultural offerings that make New Orleans unique. There will be plenty of food on hand, a cash bar, a free photo booth and an overwhelming large FREE raffle!

http://www.culturenola.org/

Contact: Rachel Ford, 504.539.9650, rford@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Troy Sawyer and the Elementz
August 28, 2014

Southern Music

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

Troy Sawyer is a trumpeter who has received praise from not only his home city of New Orleans, but all over the globe. From first picking up the violin at age 4 to performing as a student at St. Augustine High School and touring with One A-Chord, Sawyer’s musical career spans 15 years. He has performed at several venues and festivals in New Orleans including Tipitina’s, Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club, Satchmo Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has also performed with many legends such as Lalah Hathaway and Wynton Marsalis, and has performed for First Lady Laura Bush, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. He has played in jazz hot spots in major cities across the United States including New York City, Atlanta and Chicago and has led jazz workshops in those respective cities.

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

September 2014

Ogden After Hours - Mike Dillon and Johnny Vidacovich
September 4, 2014

Southern Music

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

Percussionist Mike Dillon attended the University of North Texas. Though classically trained on marimba, he never really had much interest in the vibraphone until he was introduced to music of Thelonius Monk. At that moment he dedicated his life to the vibraphone and became obsessed with Hampton, Jackson, Hutcherson and Tjader. Dillon started playing improvisational music with Kansas City based group the Malachy Papers. Tenor man Mark Southerland and Bass man Brian Hicks were crucial in Dillon's development on the vibraphone. He soon joined Seattle group Critters Buggin. Further experiments led to collaborations with Les Claypool, Ani Difranco, Galactic, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Dead Kenny Gs, Garage a Trois, Charlie Hunter, The Sex Mob, Secret Chiefs Three, Steven Bernstein, Karl Denson, Illuminasti Trio, James Singleton Quartet, Black Frames, Primus, Earl Harvin Trio, Marco Benevento, Todd Sickafoose, Hairy Apes BMX, The Go Go Jungle, among others.

In 2006 Dillon moved to New Orleans. Though on the road most of the year, he immediately started doing gigs with Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton. The next level of his education commenced. The group grew out of Vidacovich's longstanding trio gig at the Maple Leaf. Though George Porter Jr. is the resident bass player with the trio, when George couldn’t show for a performance James would come in and the DVS trio was born.

Since starting to play the drums at the age of ten, performing has been the passion of Johnny Vidacovich. From French Quarter clubs to the big stages, he has shared his talents with greats like New Orleans’ Tan Canary, John Adams, Professor Longhair and Mose Allison, and as a member of New Orleans contemporary jazz group Astral Project. Vidacovich’s ability to improvise allows him to transition from jazz to reggae, bebop, street beat and blues rhythms all in the course of one tune.

Vidacovich has continued to perform and record with countless musicians making him become one of the most sought after drummers in the city of New Orleans. He has also paid his dues in New York, where he received rave reviews. Vidacovich has been recognized by everything from the Big Easy Entertainment Awards to accolades in Offbeat, Downbeat and the New York Times, to an appearance on Jazz Profiles, the NPR show of fellow New Orleanian Branford Marsalis.

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

Book Club
September 9, 2014

Southern Literature

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

The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members

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

Ogden After Hours - New Orleans Concert Band
September 11, 2014

Southern Music

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

Since 1975, the mission of the New Orleans Concert Band has been to provide free concerts by volunteer musicians to the public of the greater New Orleans area; to encourage and foster adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands; and to promote the performance of the highest quality traditional and contemporary literature for band. The NOCB was founded by Peter Dombourian, who was a band director in the New Orleans public school system for more than 30 years.

Today, the NOCB is conducted by Dr. Charles Taylor, who serves as Associate Professor of Music and conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of New Orleans and has served as guest conductor with many ensembles, both locally and nationally.

Comprised of more than 60 volunteer musicians from the New Orleans area, NOCB members are locals who come from a variety of backgrounds, who share an avocation for music. The New Orleans Concert Band receives its support through its membership dues, donations from individual supporters and through gifts of instruments and grants from various local organizations.

For their Ogden After Hours performance, the entire New Orleans Concert Band will be performing in the Library, with a selection of students in the Goldring Hall Atrium as well.

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 - Edward David Anderson
September 18, 2014

Southern Music

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

American songwriter Edward David Anderson was born and raised just west of Chicago and lives a simple life, spending winters alongside the Gulf of Mexico in lower Alabama. He is best known for his work with the revered Midwestern rock band Backyard Tire Fire who released a string of acclaimed albums in the previous decade. He has returned to the national stage with his highly anticipated solo debut, Lies & Wishes. Produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, the album finds Anderson creating his own mythology through a collection of songs that embrace vulnerability, while remaining grounded in his working class roots.

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 - 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.

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

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

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

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