Sights and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint

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Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave
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Sights and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint

Sights and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint

The Tulane City Center and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will host and record “Sites and Sounds at the Old U.S. Mint” Saturday, September 21, 2-4 pm. Musical performances and discussion will focus on four sites within a small section of the city’s Uptown neighborhood: A. L. Davis Park, a celebration site for Mardi Gras Indian tribes and brass band parades; the Magnolia Projects public housing; the Dew Drop Inn, an early performance site for both African-American musicians and cross-dressers from the 1940s to 1970s; and Brown Sugar Records, a store that reflects a time when music was locally promoted and distributed. Participants include Amber Wiley, whose research covers the sites; Bruce Barnes, National Park Service Ranger; Littdell S. Banister, Big Queen of the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians; the Paulin Brothers Brass Band; and Jamahl Washington, former owner and manager of Brown Sugar Records. This event will be a conversation of not only what has been, but also potential for these sites and their future.

This event is free and open to the public.

Image: The Dew Drop Inn ca. 1953.

Event Time: 14:00:00