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September 6 to September 21 – “Lombardi” at Le Petit Theatre
Enjoy the start of a brand-new season at the newly renovated Le Petit Theatre! “Lombardi” was written by Eric Simonson and based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss. Sept2013CalendarThe story centers around a young reporter who is assigned to do a story on legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. He is quickly immersed in the very real life of Lombardi the man — on the football field and even in his living room — revealing the passion, the drive and the unique ability of this powerful figure to push those around him to strive for perfection. For more information and tickets, please visit www.LePetitTheatre.com

September 19 to September 21 – New Orleans Burlesque Festival
Founded in 2009, the New Orleans Burlesque Festival spotlights traditional burlesque, reinvigorating the glamor, humor and music from the 1940s and 1960s when burlesque was one of the main attractions in the French Quarter. It was the home of Lilly Christine the Cat Girl, Blaze Starr, Evangeline the Oyster Girl, and countless stars of striptease. Today, the Burlesque Festival offers showcases, workshops, panel discussions and parties that all culminate in a main event where the best dancers in the world compete to be crowned the Queen of Burlesque. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.NewOrleansBurlesqueFest.com

September 20 – Scales & Ales at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Support the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas’ conservation efforts and education programs by joining in on the fun at their 4th Annual Scales & Ales event. Attendees will enjoy beer from Abita Brewing, wine, specialty cocktails and delicious cuisine from over 30 local restaurants. There will also be live entertainment featuring Atlanta’s Simply Irresistible and the New Orleans Sirens. Scales & Ales is a once-a-year opportunity to support the Audubon Aquarium while enjoying the Aquarium and Woldenberg Park in a unique, adults-only setting. For more information, please visit them online at www.AudubonInstitute.org

September 12 – “Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument”
This exhibition opening mid-September at the New Orleans Museum of Art explores the making of Gordon Parks’ first photographic essay for Life magazine in 1948: “Harlem Gang Leader.” After gaining the trust of one particular group of gang members and their leader, Leonard “Red” Jackson, Parks produced a series of photographs that are artful, poignant and, at times, shocking. From this large body of work, the editors at Life selected 21 pictures to print in the magazine, often cropping or enhancing details in the pictures in the process. “Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument” traces this editorial process and parses out the various voices and motives behind the production of the picture essay. The exhibition considers Parks’ photographic practice within a larger discussion about photography as a narrative device. For more information, please visit www.NOMA.org