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Knock, knock. Who's there? Today. Today who? Today is 'National Tell A Joke Day'

NEW ORLEANS –  So, tell a joke.

A joke, like this one, maybe:   Why DID the pig become a pastry chef? The pig was good at bacon! 352 more words

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12,601 sandwiches? Tulane University makes them. So, who eats them?

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University is always a busy place in New Orleans.

But WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood says the campus is really cooking this summer. 282 more words

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Princeton Review: Tulane is the top party school in the country

NEW ORLEANS — “The city of New Orleans, and Tulane, have a way of grabbing you and never letting you go.”

That’s what Tulane University students have to say about their school, which has been named the No. 146 more words

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Quidditch anyone? Just like Harry Potter, the New Orleans Curse is ready to play ball

NEW ORLEANS –  The New Orleans Curse is ready to play ball.

And they game they play is the same game Harry Potter plays. It’s Quidditch. 372 more words

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14,000 reasons Tulane students line up once-a-week for Chef 'G'

NEW ORLEANS –  National Fried Chicken Day is once a week at Tulane University.

That’s the day students line up for what’s on the menu because of Chef “G”. 258 more words

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Art of Jacob Lawrence revisits Haitian revolution

The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University is currently celebrating the centenary of artist Jacob Lawrence’s birth and his artistic contributions with its latest exhibit… 322 more words

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ART OF JACOB LAWRENCE REVISITS HAITIAN REVOLUTION

063017_Lawrence-Ennery-2_800_dna.jpg The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University is currently celebrating the centenary of artist Jacob Lawrence’s birth and his artistic contributions with its latest exhibitTo Preserve Their Freedom: Jacob Lawrence’s Toussaint L’Ouverture Serigraph Series. In 1938, Lawrence, a 21-year-old graduate of the American Artist School in New York, completed his first major series. Named for the legendary Haitian leader Toussaint L’Ouverture, who helped to emancipate Haiti from Spanish and French rule, the series catapulted Lawrence into the national spotlight. The 41-panel Toussaint L’Ouverture Series was steeped in modernism, but blends elements of expressionism and cubism. The  series bears several influences. With an air of monumentalism and an epic show of struggle against oppression, the Toussaint L’Ouverture Series reflects the hallmarks of Mexican Muralists and Social Realists. According to art historian Krista A. Thompson, “Haiti was in the imaginations of many African American artists throughout the 1920s and 1930s, a period that coincided with the U.S. occupation of the island.” Her assertion is evidenced by the work of visual and literary artists of the period such as Langston Hughes, Lois Mailou Jones and William Edouard Scott. “Haiti was in the imaginations of many African American artists throughout the 1920s and 1930s, a period that coincided with the U.S. occupation of the island.” Krista A. Thompson, historian Lawrence subsequently reimagined his original 41 panels as 15 dynamic serigraphs, which illustrate Lawrence’s ingenious use of color, angled lines, stark figures and his command of composition. This exhibition of the Toussaint L’Ouverture limited edition print series is a testament to Lawrence’s dexterity as an artist and his mastery of historical narrative. Accompanying the prints are materials drawn from Amistad’s various collections that illustrate how Lawrence, as well as other African American artists and writers, imagined Toussaint L’Ouverture and other leaders of the Haitian Revolution. The exhibition is on display in the center’s mezzanine exhibition gallery now through Aug. 31 from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturdays. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Major League Quidditch is coming to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Major League Quidditch is coming to New Orleans.  The New Orleans Curse will host a three game series against the Austin Outlaws on Saturday, July 8. 144 more words

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