Trenton Thomas
Chalmette First Baptist
Fine Arts

August, 2015 Global Café Press Release 

Global Café is a relatively new addition to the Chalmette community, but it has already raised the standard of live music and events in the parish. June brought Christian recording artist and rapidly rising star Nathan Sheridan, who provided his unique and fun style of praise and worship music. In July, we had the opportunity to enjoy the Gospel R&B of The Christian Brothers, a band with deep roots in the New Orleans area, and a level of music quality only achieved by decades of practice and performance.

On August 28th, Global Café is bringing Ronald Joseph to Chalmette. A classical pianist with a massive list of achievements, Mr. Joseph has played at Carnegie Hall and with orchestras such as the Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Or-chestra, and more. As a music educator, Ronald Joseph has had an impact in our area by serv-ing as lead piano instructor at New Orleans Academy of Music, Silence is Violence Music Clinic, and several other schools and music programs. He has won piano competitions and performed for prestigious venues across the United States.

Global Café is located inside First Baptist Church of Chalmette at 305 E St. Bernard Hwy, and is open on the fourth Friday of each month. It will be open on August 28th from 4-11PM, and will feature signature hot and cold espresso drinks, fresh beignets and bakery. As always, there is no cover charge to see the live music from 7-9PM. Inexpensive child care is provided on site from 6-10PM. Free wifi, a relaxed atmosphere, and outstanding live music make Global Café events an asset to the St. Bernard parish, and an event you won't want to miss! Global Café director Tiffany Thomas states, "We screen all our musicians thoroughly to make sure we always have quality music. Everyone really seems to enjoy their drinks and baked goods, and there is nothing but smiles and laughter all evening!"

This month's coffee shop evening will also feature the Mobile Pregnancy Care Center, available in the church's parking lot from 3-7PM. This center offers confidential pregnancy testing, ultra-sounds, and more all completely free of charge.