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Open-Air Cinema will bring the stars out for the 2020 New Orleans Film Festival

 By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger Taking advantage of October’s cooler weather, the New Orleans Film Festival is screening movies at its Open-Air Cinema, held in Mid-City at the Broadside Theater and the Lafitte Greenway. Tickets go on sale at noon today (Oct. 20) to the general public for the Open-Air Cinema screenings, Nov. 6 Read More…

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The Broadside outdoor theater hosts vice presidential debate

Around 75 physically distanced patrons enjoyed Wednesday night’s debut event for The Broadside, The Broad Theater’s new outdoor space, watching the vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence on the big screen. The crowd also enjoyed live music with Mike Doussan and Rurik Nunan, food from the Smoke Bowls popup Read More…

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The Broad Theater takes to the great outdoors

  The Broad Theater has found a possible antidote for some economic effects of the coronavirus: an outdoor annex. Its new Broadside —  located between The Broad and the Lafitte Greenway — opens tonight (Oct. 7) with a big-screen showing of the vice presidential debate. It will celebrate the opening with live music before the Read More…

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‘Eve’s Bayou’ Reunion: Live chat with Kasi Lemmons and Lynn Whitfield

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) is reuniting Eve’s Bayou (1997) director Kasi Lemmons and actor Lynn Whitfield for a special livestreamed conversation this Friday (Aug. 21) at 5:30 p.m. Ahead of the 31st Annual New Orleans Film Festival (Nov. 6-22), this reunion kicks off the “Why Film Matters” series in which NOFS highlights a landmark Read More…

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WBOK relaunch includes new station at Xavier University

Wendell Pierce and partners relaunch WBOK with new programming at new station location WBOK 1230 AM, Louisiana’s oldest African-American radio station, relaunched with a new brand, website, programming and more on Monday (Jan. 27). Under its new owners, Equity Media, WBOK has developed a partnership with Xavier University of Louisiana, its new station location. Equity Read More…