This Friday night at NOMA we’re remembering the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition with a film produced by WYES. And of course, we’ve got art activities and live music.
- 5-8 p.m.: Art activity with NOMA
- 5-8 p.m.: Music by Marc Stone
- 7-8 p.m.: Screening: WYES: A World’s Fair to Remember
About WYES: A World’s Fair to Remember
This documentary explores how the 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair revitalized an urban waterfront. Fair goers were dazzled by the intricate water ballets at the Aquacade and enjoyed the nightly fireworks display. But along with the joy, there were financial woes and political problems. Still, the memories that remain are ones such as riding the gondola, strolling along the Wonderwall, munching on pizza in the Italian Village, and doing the “Chicken Dance” at the German Beer Garden.
About Marc Stone
Threadhead Records artist Marc Stone has just dropped his 11-song studio release to rave reviews. Led by Marc’s guitar and vocals, Trickeration and Rascality delivers original horn-driven blues, gritty funk-rock extensive musical background and an exciting array of influences. In addition to performing with his band around New Orleans and beyond, Marc frequently tours internationally with his band and with his acoustic Blues Duo, playing prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe. Marc is also a member of one of Louisiana's hottest Zydeco bands, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, and plays steel guitar with Africa-New Orleans super-group Ensemble Fatien. When he’s not on stage or in the studio, Marc is on the air as host and programmer of the Soul Serenade every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. CST on New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage station, WWOZ 90.7-fm. In his 10 years on the air Marc has built up a large and loyal listenership and hosted many living legends for on air performances and interviews.