January 30, 2013
Tulane Public Relations
Leon Miller, head of the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane, oversees
the world's largest repository of vintage Mardi Gras ball invitations, float sketches, costume designs, calling cards and more. The Louisiana Research Collection's latest exhibition features Shakespeare-inspired Mardi Gras ball invitations, call out and admittance cards, dance cards and parade bulletins dating from 1870 to 1932.
Bruce Raeburn, director of Special Collections and curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane, is an expert on the history of the early years of New Orleans jazz. A student of jazz all his life (both his parents were musicians), Bruce is an expert on New Orleans jazz and its influences on later jazz history.
Phone: (504) 865-5688; (504) 865-1835
The Trombone Shorty Foundation is partnering with the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane to launch the Trombone Shorty Academy, which will target underserved New Orleans high school students who are musically gifted. Led by Tulane music instructor Jessie McBride, Tulane students will mentor Trombone Shorty scholars as part of the university’s service-learning program.
Phone: (646) 265-2153
Richard Campanella, geographer and senior professor of practice at Tulane School of Architecture, is an expert on the unique physical history of the city of New Orleans. Campanella is the author of six critically acclaimed books on the physical and human geography of New Orleans, as well as numerous journal articles and studies on historical geography of this unusual metropolis.
Phone: (504) 862-8453
Peter Ricchiuti assistant dean/professor, A.B. Freeman School of Business, can discuss the impact on the New Orleans economy of simultaneously hosting the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras.
Phone: (504) 862-8496
Toni Weiss, Senior Professor of Practice, Economics, has conducted several studies on the impact of Mardi Gras on the New Orleans' economy.
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