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Joy Theater & Winter Circle Announce Free Concert Series

by Michelle Preau on September 25, 2014

10665761_368268619992828_241329213014468105_n-webWinter Circle Productions, a locally based independent promotion and production house, and The Joy Theater recently introduced This Is NolaThis Is Nola is a free monthly series showcasing the sights, tastes and sounds of New Orleans.

The series will feature local music performances, visual art installations, street food, craft cocktails and other elements that represent the local contemporary culture of the city. The motivation behind This Is Nola came from the lack of support for the contemporary arts, cocktail and culinary scenes in the city. It was created in hopes to share the various talents of the city including bands, chefs, artists and mixologists.

“Our local heritage and the people that built it are what make New Orleans unlike any other city in the world and cherished unlike any other city in the world,” states Reeves Price, founder of Winter Circle Productions. “As we continue to grow as America’s boutique city, we are attracting new people, new tastes and new trends. They are not changing the local culture, they are complimenting it, and This Is Nola is their speakerbox.”

The first This Is Nola event will be held October 17 at The Joy Theater. The lineup for the first event includes Hurray for the Riff Raff as headliner, The Deslondes, Coyotes, DJ sets by MUSA, the trailer for New Orleans Film Festival’s, Below Dreams, visual art by Kate Hanrahan, cocktails by Konrad Kantor, and food from NOLA Girl and St. Clair Pizza.

For updates on This Is Nola check out their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. For more information visit their website


Take a look at photos from the Beasts of the Southern Wild New Orleans premierePhotos by Kelli Binnings.

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‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ premieres in New Orleans

by Elizabeth Glauser on June 27, 2012

Benh Zeitlin and some of his young stars
photo by Kelli Binnings

Congratulations to Beasts of the Southern Wild for their successful New Orleans premiere. The Scene Team was very proud to be a part of Monday night’s premiere, which garnered tons of local and national press for the Southern fairy tale film.

Cast and crew, the majority of which were Louisiana natives, gathered at the historic Joy Theater, walking the red carpet for photographers and journalists from all over the nation. New York native and New Orleans transplant Benh Zeitlin directed the film, winning the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize earlier this year. After working long and hard filming his feature debut  just south of Houma, Zeitlin arrived to see his film up on the marquee and the enthusiastic faces of those who helped him bring the story to life.

Gracing the red carpet was an eclectic mix that included cast, crew, the film’s young star Quvenzhane Wallis, local actors, Zeitlin and the film’s co-writer Lucy Alibar. 500 guests watched the film, many of which helped make it and were seeing it for the first time. The film will open in limited release Friday. New Orleans residents can see the film in theaters beginning July 4th.

The red carpet event saw articles and photos published in national publications. Take a look at some of the coverage below.

CBS News
Washington Post
San Francisco Chronicle
Jakarta Post
The Associated Press