Author Archives: Claire Green

Dancing Grounds: Shaking Things Up

The music scene commands so much attention when it comes to arts and entertainment in New Orleans that it can be easy for locals and tourists alike to overlook its vibrant dance community. Dancing Grounds, a socially conscious, dance-centered organization, seeks to change that. Currently, the group teaches dance classes in several public schools and [...]

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Next Satch at Satchmo Summerfest?

From the streets of New Orleans to cities across the globe, the legend of Louis Armstrong lives on. Today musicians such as Trombone Shorty and Shamarr Allen take his tradition to new heights. On the eve of Satchmo Summerfest, three local organizations are scouting the next generation’s Armstrong. The French Market Corporation, the New Orleans [...]

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Education Center

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from ArtPlace, a new foundation made up of six of the nation’s largest banks and 11 national and regional foundations. Its stated goal is “investing in art and culture” that “transforms communities.” The Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s award will be used to [...]

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