On October 27, 2017, New Orleans woke up to the tragic news that our beloved Ninth Ward hero, known to the world as Antoine “Fats” Domino, had passed away. While a musical inspiration to musicians and the entire world of music, he was also a huge inspiration to visual artists in the community. This exhibit showcases various works by artists from New Orleans as they pay respect, and show “a whole lotta lovin’” to their hometown hero.
300 for 300 is NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune’s celebration of the people and moments that inspire and connect us. One hundred unique moments in our city’s history have been selected and developed into a series of 300 for 300 exhibits that are sponsored by the New Orleans Marketing Tourism Corporation. These exhibits will appear throughout the city during the tricentennial year.
TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is WWNO’s FRESH radio history of New Orleans produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson, in collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at UNO. Airing bi-weekly since 2015, in honor of the city’s Tricentennial in 2018, Tripod explores lost and neglected stories, delves deeper into the familiar, and questions what we think we know about the city’s past. Each segment is its own micro-documentary devoted to a single story or subject from New Orleans’s rich history. This exhibit brings five of these episodes to life: the founding of New Orleans, the city’s embrace of German gymnastics culture, the art and commerce of indigenous women’s basket weaving, memories of the first organized integrated high school basketball game, and finally, the cultural and social ties between Haiti and New Orleans, then and now. Explore this radio series through the sights and sounds of these five stories that represent the breadth of Tripod’s growing archive.
Much has been said and written about Antoine “Fats” Domino. He was world famous celebrity, a quintessential resident of New Orleans, a kind and humble individual, a radical innovator, a soft-spoken civil rights warrior, and a musical powerhouse of the highest order. We were lucky to share space on the planet with him for as long as we did. To celebrate his life, the New Orleans Jazz Museum has selected several images from its archive to share with viewers so we all together can remember this giant who lived among us.
Director Sylvester Francis, a.k.a. Hawk Mini Camera, shares his life’s work, The Backstreet Cultural Museum, with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The exhibit includes famous Jazz Funeral photography and memorabilia, Social Aid and Pleasure Club crafts, second-line mementos, and recorded film footage of New Orleans’ funerals, second-lines, Baby Dolls, Skull and Bone gangs and Mardi Gras Indians. This year, in honor of the book collaboration between Neighborhood Story Project, Backstreet Cultural Museum and Fi Yi Yi & the Mandigo Warriors, there will be a special presentation based on the book Fire In The Hole.