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Sites and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint

featuring Tulane City Center / School of Architecture

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Location:
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

The Tulane City Center and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will host and record a public event called “Sites and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint.” Confirmed participants include Professor Amber Wiley, whose research covers the sites; Bruce Barnes, National Park Service Ranger; Littdell S. Banister, Big Queen of the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians; the Paulin Brothers Brass Band; and Jamahl Washington, former owner and manager of Brown Sugar Records.  Musical performances and discussion will focus on four sites within a small section of the city’s Uptown neighborhood – a housing project, a shuttered nightclub, a public park, and a vacant record store.  This event will be a conversation of not only what has been, but also potential for the sites and their future:

A. L. Davis Park, a celebration site for Mardi Gras Indian tribes and brass band parades

The Magnolia Projects public housing, built in 1941 and expanded in 1955, spawned several hip-hop stars and is featured in countless bounce songs

The Dew Drop Inn, an early performance site for both African-American musicians and cross-dressers from the 1940s to 1970s

Brown Sugar Records, a store that reflects a time when music was locally promoted and distributed

Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free and open to the public with support from the National Park Service, the Tulane City Center, and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.

Sponsored by: School of ArchitectureSchool of Architecture as well as National Park Service and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Tabitha Penton via email to tpenton@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-2342

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://architecture.tulane.edu/event/2013/632






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