FOC Lecture Series
The Louisiana State Museum and and Friends of the Cabildo’s Second Thursday Lecture Series is held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint. Every month a different topic is explored from Louisiana’s unique history. Programs are free of charge; refreshments courtesy of Friends of the Cabildo.
For more information, contact Rachel Strassel at 504.523.3939.
April 13 @ 6 p.m. | Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue
LSM Jazz Curator David Kunian
Pete Fountain: A New Orleans Icon’s Life Half Fast
Pierre Dewey Fountain, Jr. was born in New Orleans in 1930 (1930-2016) and become one of the most influential musicians to emerge from New Orleans. Fountain began playing clarinet at Esplanade Avenue’s McDonough 28 and by his early teens he was playing gigs on Bourbon Street. Later joining the Lawrence Welk Show band and then opening multiple clubs around New Orleans (on Bourbon Street and in the Hilton Riverside Hotel), Fountain recorded over 100 albums, was showcased on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 56 times and performed at every Jazz Fest from 1970 until 2014. Along with his fellow music club owner and long-time friend Al Hirt, they were the key influencers of the Traditional New Orleans Jazz Revival of the 1970s and 80s.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 504.523.3939.
May 11 @ 6 p.m. | Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue
Michael Tisserand – Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black in White
June 8 @ 6 p.m. | Old U.S. Mint – 400 Esplanade Avenue
Rien Fertel – The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog