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Bastille Day Wreath Laying in the French Market

On the morning of July 14th, Bastille Day, please join members of the community, including LA Creole, for a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Joan of Arc Statue on Decatur St. in the French Market. OperaCréole’s Givonna Joseph and Aria Mason will give a rendition of La Marseillaise. This event is free and open to the public… and…
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CBS Morning News films genealogy research in Donaldsonville

In this image, courtesy of The Catholic Commentator, professional genealogist and researcher Judy Riffel, middle, is filmed by CBS Morning news while examining a baptismal register in Donaldsonville’s Ascension Church. The news segment is scheduled to air on June 20, and will focus on the identification of Georgetown’s enslaved people and their ancestors. Donaldsonville is also the home of The River…
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Creole radio series launches in Pointe Coupée

Historian and LA Creole member Julie Lee has inaugurated an exciting new weekly audio program, Front Porch Stories with Julie Lee. Focusing on the life experiences of those in Pointee Coupée Parish, home to a thriving Louisiana Creole community for over three hundred years, Front Porch Stories offers “stories in English and Creole about experiences that…
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Opportunities to hear OperaCréole in April

New Orleans’ own OperaCréole will be performing at festivals throughout the city this spring. This premier operatic ensemble, helmed by LA Creole member (and 2016 conference co-chair) Givonna Joseph, is dedicated to sharing the contributions of our people to classical and opera by researching and performing lost or rarely performed music. You can experience OperaCréole…
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March 1: An Evening with Jacques Martial

 Xavier University of Louisiana in collaboration with the Louisiana Creole Research Association and the French Consulate of New Orleans presents:   “An Evening with Jacques Martial”    Jacques Martial is a French actor of film, television and theater, as well as director.  He currently serves as the president of Memorial Act Museum, the largest museum in…
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