• There are a number of events on the UNH and local calendars that pertain directly or indirectly to New Orleans. On Thursday, January 27th, UC Berkeley Prof. and internationally known civil rights activist Angela Davis, will deliver the keynote address for this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. She will speaking on the high rate of inarceration for African-American men in the United States. This is especially true in New Orleans and Louisiana, where the problem is compounded further by a brutal penal system. For more information on this events see: 2009 MLK Celebratory events.
  • In February, one of my favorite New Orleans brass bands, the Hot 8 Brass Band, comes to New England. You can check them out on MySpace:  http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=57018925   . On February 11, 2009 they be performing at Keene State’s Redfern Arts Center at 7:30PM. And, on February 12, 2009, they’ll be performing at Rogers Center-Merrimack College. The show starts at 7:30PM. Merrimack is a little closer and a few dolllars cheaper. If you are interested in car-pooling down, let me know and we’ll see what we can arrange in advance. I tried to get them here at UNH during this tour, but was unable to secure the funding for a visit. Maybe next year.
  • And finally, on April 13, 2009, UNH’s own Traditional Jazz Series will feature the traditional stylings of Bria and Jim’s Borderline Jazz Band. This all-star group includes Jim Fryer, Bria Skonberg, Jimmy Mazzy and John Clark. To get tickets for this toe-tapping concert, you may order tickets in advance by calling 603-862-2290, or you may visit the UNH Memorial Union Building Ticket Office (hours are Monday through Friday from 10AM. to 4:00 PM. 

If you happen upon other New Orleans-related events, please let em know and I”ll add them to the blog. Thanks in advance.