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The Lion King
@Saenger Theatre  
New Orleans

The Lion King based on the 1994 Disney animated film with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice and musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Since opening on Broadway in November 1997, THE LION KING has become the most successful musical in history. It currently plays 8 times a week at the Minskoff Theatre, in the heart of Times Square.

There are sixindigenous African languages
sung and spoken throughout the show:
Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Congolese

The Lion King makes its way to the Saenger Theatre this month. (See below)

The Lion King    
Saenger Theatre  
1111 Canal St,
New Orleans, LA
Showtimes and tickets weekends
and otherwise

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Happy New Year!

What a year 2016.
     We elected an unconventional president and baby boomers lost many of their favorite icons and celebrities.

Our first African American president retires with, as always, time judging any president's legacy.
     Obama did and does have swagger.

Mr. Trump has a fervent amount of confidence and the world knows that is what the USA has always been about.
     We'll see how all this works out as we start this New Year.

This month in New Orleans, La

and surrounding areas

Corey Smith
@Texas Club

Baton Rouge, LA

“A lot of start-up acts are using fan-funded programs to finance their record. That’s what my whole career has been: Kickstarter before Kickstarter. When my fans show up and buy a ticket and a t-shirt, they’re investing in what I’m doing,” says Corey Smith. “It’s my responsibility to invest it wisely and give them the best album I can. That’s what led me to While the Gettin’ Is Good.” (Read more at Weekend Fridays)

The Gulf Coast's first CFW event broke the barriers of the typical fashion weeks.  With the addition of Coastal Kids Fashion Week and New Orleans added to the tour in 2016, Coastal Fashion Week changed the typical fashion week mold and became on of the most cutting-edge and high-style fashion weeks across the coast.
Read more at: Coastal Fashion

2017 Coastal Fashion Week
January 16 - 21, 2017
1/16/2016 - Coastal Kids
Teen Premier in Mobile, Al
1/17/2017 - New Orleans, LA
1/18/2017 - Biloxi, MS
1/19/2017 - Orange Beach, Al
1/20/2017 - Mobile, AL
1/21/2017 - Pensacola, Fl

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Tom Segura    
@The Civic Theatre


Well known for his Netflix specials Completely Normal and Mostly Stories, Tom Segura has also made television appearances on Conan, Workaholics, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, How To Be A Grown Up, and multiple stand up appearances on Comedy Central.
Segura performs at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival - Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival.

Tom also regularly appears on XM radio comedy channels and fan favorites such as Bennington Show. Segura has been a regular guest on some of the most downloaded podcasts in the world of comedy such as The Joe Rogan Experience and WTF with Marc Maron among others.
Tom Segura at the Civic Theatre (See below)

Tom Segura    
The Civic Theatre
510 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA
Friday 1/20/2017 8:30 PM    
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Shen Yun Performing Arts   @Mahalia Jackson Theater

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

Shen Yun Performing Arts    
Mahalia Jackson Theater
1419 Basin St, New Orleans, LA
Showtimes and Tickets
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Billy Joel    
@Smoothie King Center

 Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is one of the best-selling albums in the US.
     Joel makes his way to the Big Easy in February at the Smoothie King Center. See below.

Image of Billy JoelBilly Joel    
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA
2/10/2017 8:00 PM    
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New Orleans's Weekend Planning Guide 
edited by Jeffery W. Menendez
Managing Editor of the Weekend America