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February 25 – Carol Fran and Ben Sandmel at Ogden After Hours

In 2013, Carol Fran was named NEA Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts . On February 25, LCV music columnist Ben Sandmel will interview zydeco legend Carol Fran at the weekly Ogden After Hours series at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The event begins with a performance at 6 p.m. Tickets are free for Ogden members, $12.50 for non-members. Learn ...

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Ken Burns Named 2016 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

Ken Burns, the award-wining documentarian who pioneered a new genre of historical filmmaking, will deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. The lecture is the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. The lecture is produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Burns will deliver the lecture on May 9 at the John. F. ...

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PRIME TIME in New Orleans 2016 School Expo

When the New Orleans education community comes together, PRIME TIME staff is ready to represent. The Urban League of Greater New Orleans hosted its 10th annual Schools Expo at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, February 13. The PRIME TIME staff hosted a community resource booth, sharing details about PRIME TIME programs, their successes, and opportunities to participate in programs throughout ...

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African Americans are Chronicled in LCV’s History

In February we celebrate Black History Month, and the LEH has a long tradition of publishing stories that illuminate Louisiana’s history. Back issues of Louisiana Cultural Vistas are available by mail or pre-arranged pickup at our headquarters. Growing up white and black together, Spring 1992 Plains Indians in African American communities, Fall 1992 Contributions of Afro-Creoles are realized, Winter 1992* ...

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PRIME TIME Workshops Stimulate Teachers’ Sharing Across Cultures

The PRIME TIME Family Reading Time and PRIME TIME Preschool bi-annual training workshops took place on Saturday, January 16, at the Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners’ Hall. Nearly 100 new team members descended upon New Orleans to engage in intensive instruction and practice on the PRIME TIME methodology and program implementation strategies. Participants from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, ...

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Meet Danice Faulkner Edwards and her Mardi Gras Tree

Danice, or “Dani,” is the LEH’s Office and Building Manager, and she is a creative force and constant inspiration. A lifelong reader, Dani often celebrates holidays in the office with imaginative book displays. Shown here, in the LEH foyer, with her Mardi Gras tree, Dani said, “The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to, and ...

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