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Anna Dearmon, Communications Manager
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

July 2016 Ogden After Hours

NEW ORLEANS - June 23, 2016

Thursday, July 7

Ogden After Hours presents Alexis & the Samurai, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Alexis & the Samurai is an electric multi-tasking indie pop duo. Frontwoman Alexis Marceaux was on NBC's The Voice, having earned a spot on "Team Cee-Lo". Although largely watched by a mainstream audience, the show earned the duo lots of press and got their quirky music to the ears of throngs that wouldn't otherwise be in the loop. Their music has been feature in Starbucks stores, on HBO's Treme, and E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, among many other placements.

Thursday, July 14

Ogden After Hours presents Players: Ella and Louie Tribute Band, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Players Ella and Louis Tribute Band revives the timeless era of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in a vibrant and compelling way with a selection of memorable songs including, "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," "Cheek to Cheek," "Autumn in New York," "Stomping at the Savoy," and many more. Created by Mitchell Player, who has toured the world with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as many other important jazz guests like Dr. Michael White, Leroy Jones, Jason Branford, Wynton, Delfayo, Ellis Marsalis, John Burnious, Shannal Powell Band, and Jewel Brown who performed with Louis Armstrong. The band also features veteran musicians Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, Gerald French, Todd Duke, and Eleina Dennis on vocals.

Thursday, July 21

Ogden After Hours presents Sweet Cecilia, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Daughters and niece of the late Grammy nominated and celebrated musician Al Berard, Sweet Cecilia's musical influences of Louisiana Roots, Americana, Folk, Country, Cajun and Rock are seemingly inevitable and joyously apparent. Having sung together since childhood, sisters Laura Huval, Maegan Berard, and first cousin Callie Guidry will capture you with their gifted harmonies and their true to life songwriting. In ode to their hometown and the patron Saint of Musicians, St. Cecilia, Sweet Cecilia officially formed in the fall of 2011, and recorded and released their debut self titled CD in February of 2015. They've already recorded with Grammy nominated Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, country singer Blaine Roy, original hard country band Double Wide featured on Bonsoir Catin's Grammy nominated album "Light the Stars". Their passion and love for each other, music and their family roots are the spirited driving force in this homegrown talented trio.


Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events, and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature, and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 and in Stephen Goldring Hall since 2003, the Museum welcomes over 77,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

The Ogden Museum is open every day but Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and till 8:00 p.m. every Thursday for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 to seniors 65 and older, $7.25 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

The Museum is closed Saturday through Tuesday of Mardi Gras weekend, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit or call 504-539-9650.