NEW ORLEANS – Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Tuesday, Nov. 20, will present the inaugural performance of “Song Stories” as part of the Mayor’s Cultural Series to offer performances by and interviews with some of New Orleans’s top talents.
Guitarist and vocalist Javier Gutierrez will lead his Vivaz Trio performing their popular blend of flamenco-influenced acoustic music and Latin jazz and New Orleans rhythms. Anais St. John, whose cabaret shows have included tributes to Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Lulu White, also will perform. Both entertainers will mix performances with interviews hosted by New Orleans radio and television personality Nikki Reyes.
The performances will be held inside Gallier Hall’s Ty Tracy Theater, which recently underwent a $587,000 renovation. Admission is free, and beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The evening begins at 6 p.m.
The next segment in the series will occur during the annual Luna Fete series, also at Gallier Hall, in December.
The Mayor’s Cultural Series is produced by the Office of Cultural Economy.