The most important thing for us here at CareerKnacks is our CK family, and we love to make sure they are settling in and enjoying their new lives here in America. So our fearless leader, Lisa headed off this week to visit some of our Philippine Nurses in New Orleans, and show them a great time. The Cajun restaurant (complete with original Cajun music!) was a big hit with everyone. The bread pudding was a crowd favorite and Lisa had a really great time chatting with everyone and getting to know everyone even better.
We look forward to spending more time together soon and to growing this CareerKnacks family of ours! Will you be the next member of our family?
Anytime you combine local visual and performance art with a heavy dose of heart and soul from the community you will create the perfect gathering place for the surrounding community. That is exactly what the Ashe Cultural Arts Center has done for the Uptown and Garden districts of New Orleans. The center’s mission is ‘to use art and culture to support human, community and economic development’ with a special emphasis on both new and more established artists of African descent.
The creative opportunities to be found here are great and include things like storytelling and poetry, music and dance, photography and performance art. There really is something for everyone here. You will be amazed at the creative talents of the artists showcased at the center and may soon find yourself a regular, joining in on all the community fun to be had here.
In addition to putting on a good show and showing their visitors a good time, the Ashe Cultural Arts Center also includes offerings in health and wellness, education, field trips and outreach, a variety of exhibitions, and a variety of concerts and events throughout the year. But perhaps the most moving show they do here, is Health Nutz Nation. This 45-minute show is used by the center as an engagement tool with the audience to emphasize the importance of our health and how preventative health habits can help make a difference. The hope is to combat the chronic and treatable illnesses that has plagued the African American community for decades through education. The audience can also ask questions of Mama Jamilah, who is an RN BSN and FCN, throughout the show. We love what they are doing to promote the health of the community, both physically and in spirit.
And the best part is, admission is absolutely FREE!
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
M-F: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Jazz music is such an important piece of Louisiana history, that the Louisiana State Museum is working on opening its very own New Orleans Jazz Festival inside the old U.S. Mint. This one-of-a-kind project will conserve a piece of cultural history that is so important to New Orleans, and we personally can’t wait to visit once it is up and running! Here is a brief statement from the Louisiana State Museum on the project:
“Working with the Louisiana Museum Foundation, the museum has embarked on a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign, and needs your donations to make this historic project come to life.
Besides underwriting construction and exhibition development, the campaign will help fund the conservation of the Jazz Collection. The collection contains irreplaceable musical instruments and related artifacts, such as Louis Armstrong’s first cornet, Sidney Bechet’s soprano saxophone, Edward “Kid” Ory’s trombone, George Lewis’ clarinet, Warren “Baby” Dodds’ drum kit, performance costumes, photographs, original manuscripts, historic recordings and rare film footage.
Through partnerships with educational institutions, theNew Orleans Jazz Museum will also broaden the local, national and global understanding of jazz as the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art form in American history.”
When moving to a new country, one of the first things most people want to know is what the weather will be like in their new home. Across the United States the weather varies so much, we decided a weather guide to New Orleans was in order.