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- FYI - information on Treme Creole Gumbo Festival this weekend!Dabne WhitemoreHFTA Outreach ChairHaving trouble reading this newsletter? View it in your browser.New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. November 5, 2012It'll be a brass band blow-out at our fifth annual Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. With non-stop music by a who's who of the city's best brass bands, a slew of food vendors and a huge arts market, the holiday season starts with a blast of brassy New Orleans jazz. It all takes place from 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Armstrong Park.While we're celebrating the culture of Treme, we'll also talk seriously about what's going on in the area at our Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium.Real Estate development in Treme, community involvement in reconstuction decisions after disasters and the future of the Claiborne Corridor will be the topics. On Friday, Nov. 9, at Basin Street Station (501 Basin Street), we'll host leaders from government, business and the world of urban planning to find out the latest on the many exciting projects that are either under way or being planning for Treme and the surrounding area. Among the speakers will be Fred Tombar, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Admission is free, but seating is limited so advance registration is encouraged. Find out all the details and register to attend at www.CongoSquareTalks.info.You like brass band music? We got dat! The world-famous Dirty Dozen leads the pack of second-line stompers, along with the Soul Rebels, the Hot 8, the Stooges, the Pinettes, the Treme (of course) and many more. It's an all-brass-band lineup. So if you love that street-parade beat, there's nowhere else to be this weekend. See the full schedule at www.TremeGumboFest.com.Who's got gumbo? We do! Six different kinds, from some of the city's most beloved purveyors of Creole cooking, including Li'l Dizzy's, Dunbar's, Olivier's, Miss Linda ("the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady") and more. Dark roux, filé, andouille & sausage - you name it, we got it. It'll all be good 'n' hot, so come hungry and ready to sample more than one. For the complete list of food vendors and their entire menus, see our web site here.'Tis the season to start your holiday shopping. So come check out our 30 vendors - all makers of hand-crafted home furnishings, wearable art and other functional items.If you can't make it to Armstrong Park, turn your radio dial to 90.7 FM or your web browser to www.WWOZ.org. Our Jazz & Heritage Radio Station will be broadcasting live from the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.If you love brass band music as much as we do, then you should know about Class Got Brass. It's our program to promote music education while encouraging schools to help continue the brass band tradition. Middle and high schools anywhere in Louisiana can create a brass band and enter it into a competion that will take place next spring in conjunction with our Congo Square New World Rhythyms Festival. The winning schools will receive gift certificates for instruments, instrument repair and other necessary items for their band programs. The top prize is $10,000. For details, see www.ClassGotBrass.com.· Nov. 19: Jazz Journey concert featuring the legendary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdes, at the Joy Theater. Admission is free. No advance tickets or reserved seating. Doors open at 7 p.m.· Jan. 18: Jazz Journey concert featuring the singers Gregory Porter and Barbara Morrison, plus trumpeter Porgy Jones. Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel; free admission.· March 23-24: Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, Armstrong Park. Free admission.· April 25: Jazz & Heritage Gala, featuring the Dirty Dozen, the Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins. All proceeds benefit the Heritage School of Music.· April 26-27 and May 3-4: The sixth annual Sync Up conference.The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. You can help by making a tax-deductible contribution to support the foundation's programs. Do it today by clicking here. Thank you.Would you like these programs and events to continue?
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