The Uptown Jazz Orchestra has a new gig! Every Saturday night at 9pm and 11pm you can check us out at Little Gem Saloon located at 445 S. Rampart. To learn more about the venue, visit their website by clicking here.
New Orleans native and John McDonogh graduate, Anthony Bean, will join us tonight on Future Focus. In 2000, Bean founded the Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School with the goal of representing those who “have no voice.” Bean has directed plays starring legendaries Chris Thomas King and Irma Thomas. About 40 students, ages eight and above, attend the after school program. In addition to the theater, Bean operates an ABCT clothing line, a youth theater, adult acting classes, and video DVD productions. He also operates a summer day camp, in conjunction with the New Orleans Recreation Department, for students ages eight to 17. For more information, please visit the Anthony Bean Community Theater website by clicking here.
In 2000, Delfeayo founded Uptown Music Theatre, a summer arts program, in New Orleans, specifically to provide junior high and high school youth with musical theatre training. To date, UMT has prepared over 300 students and staged original musicals such as Kidstown, The Pirate’s Conspirate, Jaz and Jazmine Meet the Jazz Band, A New Tale of the Old West, and many more. On May 5, 2013, Uptown Music Theatre will be performing at Jazz Fest from 1:50-2:35pm. Please come out and support.
Tonight’s guest on Future Focus will be Mildred Dillon CPA, also known as The Money Doctor. After spending six years in Corporate America, Mildred began working for herself. Since then she has consulted clients in management, insurance consulting, tax planning, financial statement preparation, and more. The Money Doctor has published children’s books about financial literacy and also visits schools in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas to help students make smart financial decisions early on. Tune in tonight on NOA-TV Channel 8 at 9pm to learn more about The Money Doctor and what she is doing in our community.
Our Indiegogo.com campaign for No Cell Phone Day has officially ended. Thank you to everyone who contributed, tweeted, retweeted, posted, shared, liked and viewed our campaign. We received a lot of support and appreciate every bit of it. Everyone who contributed will receive an email explaining how each reward will be filled. Some contributors will receive books, others T-shirts and at least one person will receive a lithograph of the illustrations from No Cell Phone Day, autographed by the illustrator.
Be on the lookout for more news about No Cell Phone Day soon.
Yes! There are plenty of exciting awards for No Cell Phone Day’s Indiegogo campaign. There’s something for art lovers, music lovers, and also education enthusiasts. When you contribute on Indiegogo, you have the option of selecting rewards that don’t go to you, but to a local school. Donating a book to a child of your choice, 25 books to a class of your choice, and/or having Delfeayo read to a class of your choice are all options. Take a moment to look at the rewards today by clicking here.
No Cell Phone Daywas illustrated by Reginald Butler. This talented artist, writer and NYC native is no stranger to the art world. With illustrator, director, and producer credits under his belt, it’s no surprise that Reginald was chosen from a pool of artists to illustrate Delfeayo’s first book.
Butler has worked with clients such as Google, BET, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more. For his directorial debut, Reginald was honored at the Sprockets Animation Festival in Toronto in 2004. He’s illustrated a vast amount of Children’s Early Reader work for RedLine Editorial and Reading A-Z. Mostly known for his political/social online comic, Justus, for Reginald, expression is never limited.
For those that contribute to No Cell Phone Day’s indiegogo campaign, , there are several rewards based around the Reginald’s work. When you donate $100.00 you will receive autographed lithographs of the original No Cell Phone Day artwork. A donation of $1,000 will garner you a copy of the original artwork autographed by Reginald Butler. Donations of $1,500 will get you a cartoon self-portrait or caricature from Reginald. Just submit a photo and he’ll take care of the rest. For more information on Reginald Butler and his ongoing endeavors please visitF www.rnbcreative.com.
We are happy to announce that after months of hard work along side the very talented artist, Reginald W. Butler, that Delfeayo’s new book, No Cell Phone Day, is almost here.
No Cell Phone Day is a children’s picture book written by Delfeayo Marsalis, and illustrated by award-winning Harlem artist, Reginald W. Butler. The book playfully addresses the idea of imposing technology and how it affects our relationships with loved ones. In the book, Delfeayo and his daughter decide to put down their cell phones for a day to explore their hometown of New Orleans! Along the way, they see the sites, hear the sounds and enjoy all the great things The Big Easy has to offer. Most importantly, they spend quality time TOGETHER!
Now this is the part where you come in. We’ve teamed up with international crowdfunding website, Indiegogo.com to bring No Cell Phone Day to life. Before we publish the book, we are giving everyone the opportunity to help make it happen and those that contribute will get some really cool rewards! You can receive t-shirts, bookmarks, autographed copies of the book, personalized voice mail messages, private performances by Delfeayo Marsalis or the Uptown Jazz Orchestra and more. Two of the rewards put books directly into the hands of students and schools in New Orleans and one of the rewards can land Delfeayo in a classroom near you for a LIVE READING!
Anyone interested in contributing to the project has until March 26th, 2013 to do so. Make sure you watch the video and check out each reward.
To learn more about the campaign, please visit here.