Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jazz and Heritage Foundation holds Community Partnership Grants Workshop

Jazz and Heritage Foundation holds Community Partnership Grants Workshop The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation will hold a workshop on Monday, June 25, at 4 p.m. about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Community Partnership Grants application process. Grants are available in four categories: two for education programs (in-school and after-school); one for documenting Louisiana's indigenous culture or creating new works; and one for cultural events presented by nonprofit organizations. For details, see The deadline to apply is July 16, 2012. Activities funded by these grants must occur between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013. The workshop will take place at the Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gallery (1205 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116). The four categories now open are: Jazz & Heritage After-School and Summer Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions: This category supports after-school and summer arts education programs offered by nonprofits and educational institutions. Organizations may apply for funding to pay the fees of the artists or educators who do the instruction. Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions: This category supports in-school music and arts education at Louisiana public K-12 schools. Schools may apply for funding to purchase or repair instruments and other supplies, or to cover part of an arts teacher’s salary. Jazz Journey Presenting: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts. This category supports new employment for Louisiana performing artists by providing funding to nonprofit organizations that hire them for cultural events. Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation. This category supports the creation or exhibition of art works that document or interpret the indigenous culture of Louisiana. Applicants may submit only one application, and in only one category, per grant cycle. Those who have received Community Partnership Grants in the 2011-12 grant cycle but have not yet submitted a final report are eligible to apply. But funds for new grants will not be distributed until final reports for outstanding grants have been submitted and approved.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nonna Mia yum yum

Came across this item in Gambit and wanted to pass it on. Brendan, Eddie and myself eat here all the time. Features the Dolly Parton of Chicken Parmagiana. Tuesdays are the best time to go for the half price wine special!

Monday, June 4, 2012

OffBeat blog: Lost What They Had

I will be serving as interim editor at OffBeat magazine while we search for someone to fill the position vacated last week by Alex Rawls, who left to pursue his writing career. Watch for updates at including today's entry on what the Radiators have been up to since their farewell gigd last June at Tipitinas.