City Social Magazine

MAR 2013

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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city he called his "spiritual home" and features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars' conference; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and parties. Illustrious participants sharing their diverse talents at myriad events include: Michael Cunningham, Don Murray, John Patrick Shanley, Leonard Pitts, Douglas Brinkley, John Shelton Reed, Maureen Corrigan, Silas House, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Dwight Garner, Zachary Lazar, and Ayana Mathis. Most of the events take place in the New Orleans' historic French Quarter. A Festival Panel Pass is $75 ($60 for students); a One-Day Pass is $30; theater/ special events range from $10 - $100; master classes are $25; the Scholars conference is $20; walking tours are $25. Group rates on request and are 20% off for groups of five or more. For more information call (504) 581-1144 or visit HYPERLINK "" 7th Annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival (Zfest) To Feature Country Artist Randy Houser The Zachary Chamber of Commerce will host the 7th Annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival March 21st - March 24th, 2013 on the grounds of BREC's Community Park, located at 20055 Old Scenic Highway. There will be as many as 100 regionally and locally renowned artists selling their work, incredible food vendors, a petting zoo and pony rides, paddleboards on the lake, a rock wall, bungee bounce, gyroscope, and many more activities for all ages to enjoy. Musical entertainment comes alive in the evening with the Todd O'Neil Band the Chee Weez on Friday, March 22nd, Randy Houser on Saturday, March 23rd, and the Not4Sale Band on Sunday, March 24th. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday local entertainment will be on stage. The carnival will open at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st, but the event will officially kick-off with opening ceremonies on Friday, March 22nd. There will be a beer and wine VIP event at 5:30 p.m. with tickets available for purchase at www. for this fun event. For more information or for a schedule of events, visit 2013 Baton Rouge Blues Festival The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation proudly brings the 2013 Baton Rouge Blues Festival to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. located in the Galvez Plaza and Town Square. The free to the public, family-friendly festival will feature an impressive lineup of Blues legends and newcomers alike, including Bobby Rush, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Henry Gray & the Cats, Lavelle White, CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis, Bryan Lee, Rudy Richard, Blind Boy Paxton, Baby Bee and Mr. Hinson & the Blisters. In addition to live music, Back Stage at the Blues Fest will also include interviews and informal performances in the Old State Capitol Senate chambers, providing attendees a backstage pass to discover more about participating performers. Follow the festival on Twitter at @brbluesfest, on Facebook at brbluesfest or online at for the most up-to-date information. benefiting APRIL 27, 2013 Great food from local restaurants. Live entertainment from the Something Blue Band. Corporate Chair: Ben Marmande, IBERIABANK Baton Rouge President. Read us online at 49

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