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25th New Orleans International Piano Competition Returns July 20-27

The New Orleans International Piano Competition will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year at Loyola University’s Roussel Hall with a week of programs from Sunday, July 20, to Sunday, July 27. Once again, the competition will provide many opportunities to discover the world’s finest piano talents, with 152 pianists coming over from 26 different countries. [...]

Solomon Northrup’s Descendents to Attend 12 Years a Slave Chamber Concert at Loyola

Descendants of Solomon Northup, the man portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie “12 Years a Slave,” will gather at a free Loyola University New Orleans Chamber Orchestra concert Saturday, April 12 to commemorate the former slave’s powerful story and the many who worked to preserve it. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall, [...]

Funnyman Harry Shearer to Hold Comedy Forum at Loyola on Monday

On Monday, November 18, Loyola University artist-in-residence and multi-faceted funnyman Harry Shearer will host “What’s So Funny About That,” a public forum that will examine how films, through comedic action and dialogue, are able to capture the severity and asininity surrounding certain social issues issues. For it, Shearer selected excerpts from three films to display: [...]

Interactive Panel and Jam Session at Loyola University on Saturday

This Saturday (October 26) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Loyola University hosts The Sessions, an interactive panel and presentation that focuses on the legal, marketing and performance aspects of the music industry. Panelists will include drummer Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), singer Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live Band), local drummer and businessman Ray Fransen, Emmy [...]

An Unforgettable Evening with Wynton Marsalis, Family and Friends

It was obvious when Mr. Ellis Marsalis took a seat in the center of a sold-out audience last night at Loyola’s Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall that the evening would be a special one. No one could have guessed that the performance by his son, Wynton, would turn into the once-in-a-lifetime event it became. The [...]

NolaLoyola 2012 Celebrates Local Brass Band Tradition Friday

Talk about fanfare, folks: Kick off what’s already a jam-packed weekend of events Friday, September 28 with “Beats of the Streets: The Brass Brand Tradition in New Orleans,” the second annual NolaLoyola program by way of the Center for the Study of New Orleans at Loyola University. The full day of events is free and [...]

Loyola and The Lens Talk Journalism, Community

On Wednesday (August 8), Loyola University in conjunction with investigative news site The Lens, welcomed five dynamic panelists to help a roomful of local journalists and concerned citizens understand the recent, drastic downsizing of the Times-Picayune. They also assembled to ask the community to think about what kind of news it wants, and how it [...]

The Wooden Wings’ Growing Family

Fans describe their sound as “dark, edgy, mellow and subdued.” Listeners often argue that their fierce vocals resemble that of Florence + the Machine and their music has been referred to as “folksy” and even “Goth rock” on occasion. After much contemplation, the lead vocalists of the Wooden Wings define their style as “ambient alternative [...]

G-Eazy at Republic: Two Views From the Crowd

It’s true. G-Eazy (government name: Gerald Gillum), is as suave on stage as he is in the charming storylines of his music videos. The recent Loyola University graduate, now full-time rapper (and producer and graphic designer and…) played up his pretty-boy charm on stage Friday night at Republic for a Sandlot-themed “Throwback” night, a going [...]

YouTube du Jour: G-Eazy – “Marilyn”

Tonight, Loyola grad G-Eazy performs at Republic for the club’s weekly “Throwback” party (tonight’s theme: Sandlot). The show is a tour kickoff of sorts for G—a week later he heads to Salt Lake City, Utah with the Vans Warped Tour. He’ll be performing at each of the 40+ stops on the two-month Warped Tour, now [...]