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June 2017

Carol Fran at Ogden After Hours

/// June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It is our pleasure to welcome back living legend Carol Fran. If you didn't get a chance to see her last year, you don't want to miss Ogden After Hours on June 1st when Carol will be performing with John Fohl, Reggie Scanlan, and Ben Sandmel. Named an NEA National Heritage Fellow in 2013, Carol Fran was born in 1933 in Lafayette, LA. She first began her career as a teenager singing jump blues with the Don Conway Orchestra. Eventually,…

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The Tumbling Wheels at Ogden After Hours

/// June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Tumbling Wheels are a New Orleans-based gaggle of musicians that draw heavily from American folk, country, and soul traditions. With influences as disparate as Bessie Smith, Hoyt Axton, and the Smothers Brothers, the group brings a peculiar blend of genres together for a sound that abounds in rich vocal harmony, dynamic instrumentation, and colorful storytelling. Their latest album “The Tumbling Wheels Play the No Counts” was been nominated by Offbeat Magazine for a Best of the Best Award in…

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Andre Bohren at Ogden After Hours

/// June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Andre Bohren is a lifelong musician, having played professionally from the age of 14. Growing up in a musical environment and picking up many different instruments helped keep Andre’s interests varied. He has played guitar, bass, keyboards, and percussion in various musical settings, but he is best-known for founding and holding down the drum seat for Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN), one of the most eclectic funk-rock bands in New Orleans over the past 15 years. Another facet…

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Lynn Drury at Ogden After Hours

/// June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lynn Drury has been an integral part of the New Orleans music scene for over 15 years.  In 2015 she was nominated “Songwriter of the Year” from Offbeat Magazine and Best Female Performer by Gambit Weekly. She has been featured at the Jazz & Heritage Festival for over 10 years. She plays a style called “Mississippi Grit/New Orleans Groove.” Her song “City Life” was also featured and used for ESPN’s 10 year Hurricane Katrina Anniversary video.  Her brand new album,…

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Andrew Duhon at Ogden After Hours

/// June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It has been nearly 3 years since New Orleans songwriter, Andrew Duhon has released an album. His latest, ‘The Moorings’ was nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Engineered Album’ in 2014. Though Duhon’s immediate deflection is that he did not engineer the album, its an impressive accolade for an independent release, the only independently released album to be nominated in 2014. The story, however, is not the engineering of his past record. It is the stories told in his song.…

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July 2017

Seva Venet at Ogden After Hours

/// July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seva Venet’s latest project “Misieu Bainjo: a Celebration of the Banjo in New Orleans” features the compositions of many New Orleans banjo legends including Danny Barker, Narvin Kimball, and Creole George Guesnon.  Venet builds upon his experience in working with many contemporary traditional jazz legends including Tuba Fats, Treme Brass Band Lionel Ferbos, Lars Edegran, Dr. Michael White Greg Stafford and Shannon Powell all of whom Venet has performed with extensively. In addition to the New Orleans banjo celebration Venet…

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Holly Guertin Artist Spotlight Opening Reception

/// July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Center for Southern Craft and Design at the Ogden Museum as we celebrate the opening of the Artist Spotlight: Holly Guertin, on view from July 6 – August 20, 2017. The reception will take place during our regularly scheduled Ogden After Hours from 6 to 8pm, featuring music by Seva Venet.

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Closing Reception Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos

/// July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this special Ogden After Hours as we mark the close of the exhibition, Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos. Presenting sponsors: Henry and Pat Shane. Enjoy Opera on Tap, a rum tasting from Old New Orleans Rum, Ya-Ka-Mein by Ms. Linda and a gallery tour + talk by the Ogden Museum's Curator of the Collection, Bradley Sumrall as we say goodbye to this incredible retrospective of one of New Orleans' favorite artists. Free for members,…

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Opera On Tap at Ogden After Hours

/// July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join soprano Kathleen Halm Simmons, mezzo-soprano Phyllis Treigle, tenor Travis Richter and collaborative pianist Todd Simmons for an Ogden After Hours Fête. This festive and flirtatious New Orleans Opera Preview Concert, entitled Opéra Nouvelle: from Verismo to Offenbach will feature music from the first two mainstage productions at New Orleans Opera – Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci (October 6 and October 8, 2017) and Orpheus in the Underworld (November 12 and November 14, 2017.) In October 2007 the Big Easy partnered with the Big Apple to make New Orleans…

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Renshaw Davies at Ogden After Hours

/// July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nominated by Offbeat Magazine for best emerging artist, Renshaw Davies is an indie pop duo based in New Orleans, comprised of John Renshaw (vocals, guitar) and Emily Davies (vocals, keys, percussion). They draw influences from Beach House, Beck, Father John Misty, Fleetwood Mac, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Jeff Lynn, and Bob Dylan. A native New Orleanian, John Renshaw grew up all over the country: Oklahoma, Florida, Virginia, Ohio, and Georgia. Ultimately, he was drawn back to his roots. Meanwhile,…

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