“Show Up and Show Out” at our events season finale!

On Thursday, October 27, we will, as the Baby Dolls say, “show up and show out” at our events season finale! Please join us at the McKenna Museum of African American Art (2003 Carondelet) from 6:00-9:00 pm to celebrate a truly remarkable year of literacy, volunteering, and pretty, pretty Baby Dolls. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Mardi Gras costumes, and our special guest judges will award a prize for best costume of the night!...

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Ruth Owens’ paintings inspired by the Baby Dolls

Ruth Owens’ paintings inspired by the Baby Dolls

Ruth Owens‘ art reflects on women as they perform, captures that joyful motion, and the pathos after the parade. Photo from her group exhibit at the Ogden Museum, 2015 by Kim Vaz-Deville. On Thursday, October 13, One Book One New Orleans will partner with the Xavier University Art Collection Advisory Committee and the Xavier University of Louisiana Art Department to present the opening night event of Ruth Owens’ exhibit of paintings...

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Sister Shake’: The Lecture

Sister Shake’: The Lecture

Sister Shake’: The Lecture – A presentation on black women in burlesque history by Chicava Honeychild to take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7-9pm at the Joan Mitchell Foundation Center on Bayou Road.   About the event: Sister Shake is a visual lecture through black burlesque heritage from the late 1800s through the present. Burlesque’s history in America reflects the segregation, discrimination, and...

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WRBH Reading Radio Announcement

WRBH Reading Radio Announcement

David Benedetto, Megan Holt and Kim Vaz-Deville at WRBH Reading Radio for the announcement of The Baby Dolls as the 2016 One Book One New Orleans sponsored by the Young Leadership Council (YLC). Listen to the announcement here: https://soundcloud.com/wrbhreadingradio/pubaffairsobonokimvaz0302-short

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Bourbon Street & Beads: Mardi Gras 2016

Bourbon Street & Beads: Mardi Gras 2016

The Baby Dolls of New Orleans and author Kim Vaz-Deville on BET, Mardi 2016.  Watch “Bourbon Street & Beads: Mardi Gras 2016” from BET & Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen with host Romeo Miller and Kim Vaz-DeVille, author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition (LSU Press, 2013), Dianne Honore of the Black Storyville Baby Dolls and Alana Harris of the New Orleans Creole Belle...

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“Come Get Me”: An Interview with Kim Vaz-Deville

“Come Get Me”: An Interview with Kim Vaz-Deville

“Come Get Me”: An Interview with Kim Vaz-Deville by Cameron Shaw Editor’s note: Pelican Bomb’s Executive Director Cameron Shaw talks with scholar Kim Vaz-Deville about the history of the Baby Dolls, a unique and distinctly African American masking tradition in New Orleans. View more...

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