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By Missy Bowen on 9/26/2014 3:10 PM
Join the 9th Ward Opera Company for a musical tribute to its founding members Dr. Kathleen and James Westfall, who are leaving New Orleans for new careers in Nashville. Kathleen (soprano) and James (vibraphone) are both UNO alumni and have also served on our adjunct faculty.  The concert begins at 7 pm in the PAC Recital Hall, and will feature Spanish, Cuban, and Mexican selections performed by Kay White, Jesse Reeks, and the Westfalls. For more information, call 504-280-6381 or email
By Missy Bowen on 9/22/2014 3:47 PM
The celebrated Jazz at the Sandbar concert series opens the Fall 2014 series with UNO professor emeritus and jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis on Wednesday, October 1 at 7 pm.  Jazz at the Sandbar offers UNO students a unique opportunity to play on the bandstand with experienced professionals in a club setting. Music begins promptly at 7. All shows are free to the UNO community (with ID) and $5 for general admission.  The Sandbar also offers food, beverages, and adult libations for purchase.  For more information call 504-280-6381. The Fall 2014 lineup also includes:

October 1        Pianist Ellis Marsalis

October 8        Singer and UNO alumuna Cindy Scott                               

October 15      Saxophonist and UNO alumnus Jason Mingledorff

October 22      Tabla master Badal Roy

October 29      Pianist Jorge Pacheco

November 5    Guitarist Peter Bernstein

November 12 Drummer Adonis Rose

November 19 Trombonist Lucien Barbarin


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