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Preview: Marigny Opera House New Dance Festival

Best of New Orleans, by Brad Rhines, September 23, 2013

In New Orleans, the music of the streets, including brass bands and Mardi Gras Indian percussion, inform more formal jazz arrangements... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

New Orleans Fringe Festival seeks submissions for its quirky Yard Art Tour, by Chris Waddington, August 15, 2013. 

The New Orleans Fringe Festival embraces performance artists of all stripes — from dancers and puppeteers to comedians and contortionists — and this savvy presenting group takes an equally broad view of the visual arts. For the past two years, the Fringe-sponsored “Yard Art Tour” has been one of the quirkier sidelights of the sprawling theater festival... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

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The Soul of Brit: 'A Brit Summer Night's Dream' Charms Its Way Into Mid-City

NOLADEFENDER, by , July 19, 2013.

On Tuesday at Mid-City Theatre, Oswell will be performing A Brit Summer Night’s Dream, his latest incarnation in a series of original one-man shows that started during the New Orleans Fringe Festival in 2011... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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NOLA Project announces 2013-2014 schedule

Gambit, by Will Coviello, June 14, 2013.

The NOLA Project announced its 2013-1014 schedule. It includes a new work by Jim Ftizmorris, a play by company director A.J. Allegra, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and a dark comedy about children's Scientology pageant... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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New Orleans Live Theatre: Beyond the Mainstream, by Thomas Rush, June 8, 2013.

The New Orleans theater scene is, quite possibly, the strongest it’s ever been.  And the reason?  A community has sprouted, creating strong productions in venues all over town, and putting on shows that resonate with contemporary New Orleanians. We definitely have wonderful, and reputable, mainstream theatre, and some of the hottest Broadway shows come to town regularly, but the alternative theatre scene has really carved out a niche here in the Crescent City. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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New Fangled Festival of Opera debuts in New Orleans, by Chris Waddington, June 7, 2013

New operas once were the norm in New Orleans, a city that supported multiple houses, lots of local singers and composers, and often hosted the North American premieres of the best Paris had to offer. Lately, things have been a bit more backward gazing. But that will change this weekend with the debut of the New Fangled Festival of Opera, a two-day event dedicated to works by living artists. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Fringe Issues Call for Submissions, Announces New Categories

NOLA DEFENDER, by NoDef Staff, June 4, 2013

The New Orleans Fringe Festival is beginning preparations for this year's fall theatre binge, and organizers are looking to the New Orleans community to move out to the edge with them. The November 20-24 theatre festival issued a call for submissions this week, and announced the addition of two new categories to broaden the reach of their offerings. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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The Marigny Opera House grows into an arts center

Gambit, by Will Coviello, November 29, 2012.

When Hurlbert and partner Scott King bought the deconsecrated former church in August 2011, they had been looking for a warehouse space to put Hurlbert’s grand piano, a restored 1906 Steinway, and use as a large office. Hurlbert hadn’t thought about using the former church as a public events space until New Orleans Fringe Festival director Kristen Evans approached him about using it for the Fringe last year.... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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New Orleans Fringe Festival favorites to be reprised at Michalopoulos Studio

The Times Picayune, by Chris Waddington, November 26, 2012.

New Orleans theatergoers expect creativity from the artists behind the New Orleans Fringe Festival. But the smoothly run, five day festival, which closed on November 18, also made it clear that the performers have a practical side, too.... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

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Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant Program

November 12, 2012

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Announces Recipients for the Inaugural Round of its Seed Grant Program

20 emerging arts organizations receive 3 years of operating support as a surprise award.

Read more: Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant Program


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Fringe is supported by a SEED grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.  This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.


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