Southern Rep, the only year-round professional theatre company in New Orleans, recently received one month’s notice that it must vacate its venue of twenty years. At best, this will cause an unplanned increase in expenses and loss of income from canceled activities. At worst, Southern Rep will be forced to relocate to a venue that does not serve the needs of its audience or the community of artists who have come to rely upon Southern Rep.
Southern Rep has been a mainstay in the New Orleans community for 25 years and serves 14,000+ annual audience members, 750+ students, hundreds of artists, and many local theatre producers who rely upon Southern Rep to provide nationally recognized programming, award-winning world premieres, and opportunities for employment, educational outreach and community collaborations.
Southern Rep will be breaking down and moving the entire theatre on Tuesday January 31st from 10am-5pm, with additional moving days possible on Tuesday February 7th through Thursday February 9th.
If you would like information on volunteering to help Sothern Rep move, you can contact Southern Rep’s Technical Director, Jim Means at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on other ways to help Southern Rep in this time of transition, including a letter writing campaign in support of the theatre, is available by e-mailing: email@example.com
Are you an aspiring journalist, writer, or visual artist? The Vox, WTUL’s quarterly music & culture magazine, is currently accepting submission for its Spring issue. The Vox is a publication dedicated to promoting forward-thinking musicians and music culture, priding itself on independent music criticism, savvy commentary, and an eye toward the underground, in New Orleans and beyond. The theme for the Spring issue is shuffle. Shuffle simultaneously represents WTUL’s eclectic ideal and the nature of life in a technologically-driven age. News articles, opinion pieces, poetry, short stories, photography, cartoons, visual art, interviews, playlists, as well as album and concert reviews will be gladly accepted, helping you get your name out there as a journalist or artist! If you would like your work to be included in the Spring issue, please send your submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10, 2012. Again, that email is email@example.com, and the deadline is February 10, 2012.
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Friday 1/20: Ragbirds, New Grass Country Club, and Mississippi Rail Company @ One Eyed Jacks
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Tuesday 1/31: Blue Man Group @ Mahalia Jackson
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Thursday 2/9: Doomtree @ One Eyed Jacks
Tuesday 2/14: Thee Silver Mt. Zion I orchestra @ One Eyed Jacks
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