Culturally Speaking for April 28

Students will present Singine_SSRq; Union shows A Slice of Life

The Manship Student Advisory Board’s presentation of Singin’ in the Rain,” will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The board is made up of two students each from several local high schools chosen by their own schools’ administrations, which have been targeted for their leadership and artistic excellence. Each year, this board self produces an arts event to benefit the charity of its choice.

The board will present an interactive viewing of the film classic, Singin’ in the Rain, complete with a pre-show, live performance by the board members. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

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At the Union Gallery

The exhibit, A Slice of Life in South Louisiana: 1890-1920, will run through Sunday, May 19, at the LSU Student Union Gallery, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. The show explores the daily lives of four cultural groups from this time period: African-American laborers, Native Americans, middle class New Orleanians and Italian Americans.

Events in conjunction with this exhibit are “Lagniappe Jambalaya,” a cooking demonstration by Prescott Trudeau, curator at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, and “Traditional Houma Palmetto Basket Weaving,” a demonstration and interpretation by Houma Native American Janie Luster, both at noon Friday, May 10, in the LSU Free Speech Plaza.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays with special hours scheduled for theater events. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-8256 or (225) 578-5162.

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Waging Peace

The Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge will present the world premiere of Robert Kyr’s composition, “Waging Peace,” performed by a community choir of more than 100 voices at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd. Kyr composed the piece from local dialogues. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 267-5600, email info@ifedgbr.com or visit the website.

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LSU exhibits

The LSU School of Art has scheduled several exhibits in coming weeks:

  • Monday through Friday, April 29-May 3, the MFA thesis exhibit, Now and Then; An exhibition of new paintings by Scott Thomas Arthur, Foster Hall Gallery on campus. A closing reception is set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, May 3. For more information, call (225) 578-5040.
  • Tuesday-Friday, May 7-17, the Bachelor of Fine Arts Group Art Exhibition, Foster Hall Gallery. A closing reception is set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
  • Wednesday through Sunday, May 1-5, the MFA thesis exhibitions, Meichi Lee – Color Journal and Andy Brown – Interiors Imagined and Remembered at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A reception is set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. For more information, call (225) 389-7180.
  • Wednesday through Sunday, May 8-12, the MFA thesis exhibition, Suspensory Filaments by Santiago Pineda. A reception is set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
  • Wednesday-Wednesday, May 8-15, the MFA thesis exhibition, A Captive Audience, by Holley Shinn, at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, Skip Bertman Drive, LSU campus. An outdoor reception is set for 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

General auditions set

Ascension Community Theatre will conduct general auditions for its summer musical, Damn Yankees, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. Callbacks will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Dance and voice auditions were conducted on previous days. Performances are set for July 18-21 and July 25-28. Bring a resume and a list of all potential conflicts, including travel. For more information, call (225) 964-6998 or email at DamnYankeesACT@iCloud.com.

Arts market set

The next Baton Rouge Arts Market is set for 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4, at Fifth and Main streets. The market runs in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market. All markets will move to the Galvez Parking Garage in inclement weather. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.

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At LSU MOA

The LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., has scheduled several events in May:

  • Through Sunday, July 28, the exhibit, Revealed: Exquisite Gowns by Suzanne Perron.
  • Friday, May 10, the exhibits, Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music and An Eye on Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard, will open. The shows run through Sunday, July 14.
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Free First Sunday. Admission is free.
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Gallery Talk: Discover the Collection: France vs. Spain.
  • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Arts for Families: Portraits of Love: Mom.
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, screening of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s documentary Frame After Frame: The images of Herman Leonard with producers Tika Laudun and Al Godoy.

For more information, call (225) 389-7200.

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http://www.lsumoa.org

Summer headliner

Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 29, for the Manship Theatre’s summer headliner, Wilson Phillips, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the theater in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $100 and $150. For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

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http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Treasures artists sought

The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee is accepting submissions for its Treasures of Pointe Coupee exhibit, as well as the Petit Gallerie that accompanies the exhibit. The Petit Gallerie’s theme is Simple Joys and Celebrations. The Treasures of Pointe Coupee will open Friday, May 31, and will run through Sunday, June 9, at the Poydras Center, 500 Main St., New Roads. For requirements and applications, call (225) 638-6049 or visit the website.

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Opera grams

Opera Louisiane is taking orders for Mother’s Day Opera Grams. For details, to make an order or more information, call (225) 377-2029 or email info@operalouisiane.com.

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Meet the artist

Smithsonian glass artist Annie of Annieglass will visit Carriage Fine Clothiers, 7606 Old Hammond Highway, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, as part of her 30th anniversary celebration. The artist is visiting 15 of her best customers out of 500 stores nationwide. The event will include a raffle for an Annieglass item. For more information, call (225) 926-6892.

At Rue Cou Cou

The exhibit, Serene Scenes, featuring mixed media paintings by interior artist by Kevin LeBlanc, will open with a reception set for 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Rue Cou Cou, 1857 Government St. The reception coincides with Hot Art, Cool Nights and will run through Saturday, June 29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (225) 343-9722.

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Sunday in the Park

The next Sunday in the Park free concert series will feature the Phunky Monkeys from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the North Boulevard Town Square. The series is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and 225 Magazine. For more information, call (225) 344-8558 or visit the website.

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http://www.artsbr.org

Symphony Pops tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Pops at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, the Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature the orchestra and the V-Tones. General table seating is $55. Lawn seating is $20, adults; $10, children. For tickets or more information, call (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.

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At Frameworks Gallery

The exhibit, Sur le Papier – Works of Art on Paper, will open with a reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Featured artists will be Jovann Armstrong, Billie Bourgeois, Lindsay Denehy, Rosemary Goodell, Janene Grodesky, Katie Knoeringer, Kathleen Lemoine, Anne McLeod, Isoko Onodera, Michael Secor, Sheryl Southwick and Van Wade Day. For more information, call (225) 769-0582.

At LSU

The LSU School of Music has scheduled several events this week:

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, the LSU Symphonic Band in concert conducted by Roy King, LSU’s Director of Athletic Bands, in the LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Tickets are $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; and $12, students with ID. For tickets, call (225) 578-5128.
  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, the LSU Jazz Ensemble in concert under the direction of Brian Shaw and guest vocalist Sasha Masakowski, Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Tickets are $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; $12, students with ID. For tickets, call (225) 578-5128.
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, “Singo de Mayo,” presented by the LSU Musical Theatre Class under the direction of Terry Patrick Harris. Tickets are $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; and $10, LSU students with an ID. For tickets, call (225) 578-5128.

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Parker at Carnegie Hall

LSU professor and cellist Dennis Parker will be joined by McNeese State University professor and pianist Lina Morita to perform the New York premieres of compositions by Ivan Sokolov, Scott Eggert and Walter Burle Marx at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9. The performance will open with Rochberg’s “Ricordanza” and also will feature Parker’s transcription of Debussy’s “Violin Sonata.”

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http://www.music.lsu.edu

Shout! tickets

Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of Greg Williams Jr.’s musical, Shout!, set for Thursday through Sunday, May 23-26, at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call (225) 588-7576 or visit the website.

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At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, will continue its series of “Garden Tour Fridays” with a guided garden tour at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3. For more information, call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.

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At Corks N Canvas

Registration is open for the Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, set for 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Corks N Canvas, 2689 Florida St., Mandeville. To register or for more information, visit the website.

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In Denham Springs

The exhibit, Bead Town by Stephan Wanger, will open with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs. The show runs through Sunday, June 16, and features more than 65 beaded mosaic art pieces that showcase Louisiana lifestyles. Mattie Street will be closed to traffic during the reception, which will include food and live music, along with an appearance by the artist. For more information, call (225) 266-4069.

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Contest winner announced

Memoree Plaisance, a Franklinton 10th grader, won the ninth through 12 grade division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest. Also joining in presenting this contest were the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation. Endangered Species Day is Friday, May 17, and more than 2,000 artists entered this contest. Winners were chosen by a panel of artists, photographers, scientists and conservationists. First place category winners will receive a plaque and art supplies. To see an online gallery or for more information, visit the websites.

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http://www.endangeredspeciesday.org

In Covington

Registration is open for several classes at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, in coming weeks:

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 30, “Wheel Throwing Clay Classes” with Vanessa Ramirez Hock. The cost is $20, plus materials.
  • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 2-23, “Introduction to Acrylic Painting” for adults and older teens with Jane Hill. The cost is $225.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, “Teen Drawing Jam: Focus on the Figure” for teenagers ages 13-18, with Jane Hill. The cost is $75.
  • 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday through Thursday, May 14-16, “Drawing the Head: Three Day Workshop,” for adults with Jane Hill. The cost is $140 for association members and $160 for nonmembers.
  • 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, May 27-31, “Mud! Masks! Monsters!” for ages 6-11, with Jane Hill. The cost is $100 for members and $100 for nonmembers.
  • 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 27-31, “Clay for Teens,” for ages 12-17. The cost is $100 for members and $110 for nonmembers.

To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650, email info@sttammanyartassociation.org or visit the website.

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A Night of Brahms

The Southeastern Louisiana University choirs will combine with the Northshore Choral Society to present “A Night of Brahms” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets are $10, individual, and $5, Southeastern alumni, faculty, staff and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with ID. For tickets or more information, call (985) 543-4371.

Instrument drive

The Performing Arts Society of Acadiana is conducting its 2013 “Play It Again” Musical Instrument Recycling Program through Tuesday, April 30. Donated used musical instruments will be used in Lafayette area middle school music programs. For more information, call (337) 237-2787.

Gatsby gala

Tickets are on sale for the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana’s gala, “A Gatsby Affair,” set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at The Victorian, 302 E. Main St., Broussard. Tickets are $100. The dress is either 1920s costumes or cocktail attire. For tickets or more information, call (337) 237-2787.

At AcA

Tickets are on sale for Jazz @ the Center, featuring the University of Louisiana, Lafayette Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Tickets are $20-$30. Tickets also are on sale for the Louisiana Crossroads series performances of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, at the center. Tickets are $20-$30. For tickets or more information, call (337) 233-7060 or visit the website.

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http://www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

Chorale Acadienne concert

Chorale Acadienne will perform the final concert of its 2012-13 season, featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 201 E. Bayou Parkway, Lafayette. For tickets, call (337) 349-5342 or visit the website.

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http://www.choraleacadienne.com

At Golden Gallery

Rolland Golden’s exhibit, Mississippi River Exhibition Encore, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Rolland Golden Gallery, 419 Main St., Natchez, Miss. The exhibit returns to the gallery after touring six museums, including Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. The show will run through Friday, May 31. For more information, call (601) 304-5500 or email rollandgolden@aol.com.

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In Natchez

Tickets are on sale for the 23rd season for the Natchez Festival of Music. Performances are scheduled throughout May, including the Bel Canto Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center, 64 Homochitto St., Natchez, Miss. The gala will feature performances by LSU alumnus Paul Groves and Robert Grayson, professor and chair of the Voice Opera Division in the LSU School of Music. Tickets for both the concert and gala are $100. For tickets, a festival lineup or more information, call (601) 445-4148 or visit the website.

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At NOCCA

Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Art & Soul gala, set for 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the New Orleans Center for Contemporary Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The gala will be preceded by a patron party from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Patron tickets are $270; gala tickets are $100. For tickets, call (504) 940-2900 or visit the website.

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At The Foundation Gallery

The Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia St., will open an exhibit of work by Chinese artist Zhang Chongguang with a reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Zhang is a versatile artist who specializes in Chinese calligraphy and is an expert in portrait and landscape paintings. The show runs through Saturday, July 6. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (504) 568-0955.

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At the Ogden Museum

The Odgen Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, is showcasing several exhibits of work by artists who reacted to and documented the American South’s metamorphosis in the 1930s and 1940s: To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr.; Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ’40s; Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; and Southern Regionalists from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Also showing is the exhibit, When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues. Admission is $10 and free for museum members. For more information, call (504) 539-9650.

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Tipitina’s benefit set

Tickets are on sale for the 12th annual Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ benefit concert and silent auction at 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Proceeds go towards purchasing new, high-quality musical instruments for New Orleans area music programs. The concert will include performances by Galactic, Anders Osborne, New Orleans Suspects, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Bonerama, Flowtribe, Honey Island Swamp Band, Dumpstaphunk, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes and John Gros. For tickets, visit the website.

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http://www.tipitinas.com

At the WWII Museum

Registration is open for the Winston Churchill Symposium, which opens at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. New Orleans. The cost is $125 for museum members and $175 for nonmembers. To register, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 511.

Registration also is open for the Normandy Academy — D-Day: Stories of Service and Sacrifice nine-day tour of Normandy and Paris for students in the 10th through 12th grade from Monday, July 8, to Sunday, July 21. The cost is $2,500 for each student. To register, call (504) 528-1944.

Also, the National World War II Museum has scheduled several events this week:

  • 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, film screening — Hogan’s Heroes. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Wednesday, May 1, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes.” For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, Lunchbox Lecture — “WWII Music: Mobilizing the Masses,” by Charles Chamberlain. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 1, White Glove Wednesdays. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.
  • 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only, both Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, and 11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, May 5, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.” For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Victory Corps Saturday. (504) 528-1944, ext. 304.

Jazz Fest live

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has partnered with TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news from around the world, to make full, live performances from the 2013 Jazz Fest available to music fans for free. The live audio broadcast will be available exclusively on TuneIn through its Jazz Fest Radio channel from Friday through Sunday, May 3-5. Anyone can access the broadcast from anywhere via the more than 200 connected platforms that carry TuneIn, including the free TuneIn Radio app for all smartphones and tablets. For more information, visit the website.

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http://www.nojazzfest.com

At Southern Rep

Tickets are on sale for Southern Repertory Theatre’s production of the musical Next to Normal, which opens Wednesday, May 15, and runs through Sunday, June 9, at the Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St. New Orleans. For tickets or more information, call (504) 522-6545, email boxoffice@southernrep.com or visit the website.

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http://www.SouthernRep.com

At Jonathan Ferrara

The exhibit, O Bury Me Not, featuring mixed media collage with hand drawings by Michael Pajon, will run through Tuesday, May 28, at Jonthan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans. A reception is set for 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, May 4. For more information, call (504) 522-5471.

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http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com

At Loyola

The opera program at Loyola University New Orleans will presents its spring workshop, “Great Britten: Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Benjamin Britten,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall on campus. Admission is free.

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http://www.loyno.edu

Group show in NO

The Hall-Barnett Gallery, 237 Chartres St., New Orleans, currently is featuring a group show. For more information, call (504) 874-1278.

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http://www.swigert-steg.com

Arbus, Model show

The exhibit, Diane Arbus & Lisette Model, will run through Sunday, June 30, at A Gallery for Fine Photography, 421 Chartres St., New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 568-1313 or email joshuamann@att.net.

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http://www.agallery.com

Delgado exhibition

Delgado Community College’s 2013 Fine Arts Student Exhibition, Future Legends, will run through Thursday, May 2, at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, third floor, Building 1 on Delgado’s City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Jonathan Ferrara is the guest juror this year. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 671-6377 or email bhaneg@dcc.edu.

Conference set

Registration is open for the 37th annual Society of German-American Studies conference, set for Thursday through Sunday, May 9-12, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. The organization is presenting this conference with The Historic New Orleans Collection. Registration starts at $25. To register or for more information, visit the website.

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http://sgas.org/symposium