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What's missing from this picture? You, at center stage!

The eighth annual Stage Door Idol competition will take place this summer in BB’s Stage Door Canteen, with open auditions starting this coming Monday (June 26).

Singers should prepare a song written or recorded in the 1940s. Contestants can accompany themselves or sing a cappella at the open auditions. This is an open call—no appointment necessary. Just show up and sing!

Important notes: This competition, which awards a $1,000 prize to the winner, is open to all ages. Fifty singers will be selected to compete this summer. All contestants must attend an open audition to advance to competition rounds.

The audition schedule:

Monday, June 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 29 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Enter BB’s Stage Door Canteen via Andrew Higgins Drive and the Solomon Victory Theater doors.

Finalists will receive an invitation to compete in one of four semifinal rounds in July and August. Winners of each preliminary round will compete in the finale on Tuesday, August 15, with the winner taking home the Stage Door Idol 2017 title and the $1,000 cash prize.

Share this post with your talented friends so they don't miss out on this great opportunity.

And bring your own vocal talent to the stage of BB's Stage Door Canteen this summer!

For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 267.
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Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

The book "Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II" is the tale of a young foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy, and the oddities of life back home—all in the same day.

The book is based on Carl's personal letters, his recollections and those of the people he served beside, official military history, private papers, and more.

Join us at 5 p.m. June 28 in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center to hear a heartfelt account of Lavin’s experience from his son, Ambassador Frank Lavin.

RSVP to attend here -- https://goo.gl/ivSCQQ -- or over the phone at 504-528-1944 x 412.

Note: Due to construction on the Magazine Street side of our campus, please access US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center and The American Sector Restaurant + Bar via Andrew Higgins Drive and the Solomon Victory Theater entrance.
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Block out eleven minutes and thirty seconds to watch the latest #SoaringValor report from the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Museum was honored to host this group of WWII veterans and their accompanying students back in March. Many thanks to Gary Sinise and all the great people at his foundation, American Airlines, and everybody on board this wonderful journey.

Read more about Soaring Valor: https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/programs/soaring-valor

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Sunday Swing is back at BB's Stage Door Canteen! Now in its 12th season, the popular summer program features local bands, dance instructors, and a full Sunday afternoon of swing, swing, swing dancing.

From July 9 through August 27, dance instructors will take the floor at BB's at 1:30 p.m., followed at 2:30 p.m. by a local band. This summer's live music lineup includes Swingaroux, Zazou City, the Pfister Sisters, our very own Victory Six swing band, and more.

Admission is $10 -- free for Museum Members!

Visit stagedoorcanteen.org or call 504-528-1944 x 267 for more information.

Note: Due to construction on the Magazine Street side of our campus, please access BB's Stage Door Canteen and The American Sector Restaurant + Bar via Andrew Higgins Drive and the Solomon Victory Theater entrance.
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"The music is infectious and the dancing is sublime," writes Alan Smason in TheatreCriticism.com of "Ain't Misbehavin'." "But it is fast coming to an end."

The final performances of this crowd- and critic-pleasing Fats Waller musical revue are this weekend at BB's Stage Door Canteen. Reserve your seats today: stagedoorcanteen.org

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What's missing from this picture? You, at center stage!

The eighth annual Stage Door Idol competition will take place this summer in BB’s Stage Door Canteen, with open auditions starting this coming Monday (June 26).

Singers should prepare a song written or recorded in the 1940s. Contestants can accompany themselves or sing a cappella at the open auditions. This is an open call—no appointment necessary. Just show up and sing!

Important notes: This competition, which awards a $1,000 prize to the winner, is open to all ages. Fifty singers will be selected to compete this summer. All contestants must attend an open audition to advance to competition rounds.

The audition schedule:

Monday, June 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 29 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Enter BB’s Stage Door Canteen via Andrew Higgins Drive and the Solomon Victory Theater doors.

Finalists will receive an invitation to compete in one of four semifinal rounds in July and August. Winners of each preliminary round will compete in the finale on Tuesday, August 15, with the winner taking home the Stage Door Idol 2017 title and the $1,000 cash prize.

Share this post with your talented friends so they don't miss out on this great opportunity.

And bring your own vocal talent to the stage of BB's Stage Door Canteen this summer!

For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 267.
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Congratulations to Cathead Distillery for its repeat victory in the recent Garden to Glass challenge at The American Sector Restaurant + Bar. Following on last year’s triumph with the Blues Cat cocktail, Cathead scored another win with the Delta Summer – a refreshing combination of the Distillery’s Honeysuckle Vodka, Louisiana strawberry shrub, lime, and mint.

This year, the competition to create the best garden-fresh cocktail prepared with local ingredients inspired by WWII victory gardens welcomed participants Cajun Spirits, Cathead Vodka, Donner Peltier Distillers, NOLA Distilling, Rank Wildcat Spirits, Roulaison Distilling, and Old New Orleans Rum.

Attendees at the evening gathering chose the winner, which will be served at The American Sector and at upcoming Museum events. Thanks to all who joined us at Garden to Glass!

#Garden2GlassNOLA
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Final week! "Ain't Misbehavin'," the Fats Waller musical revue now playing at BB's Stage Door Canteen, "hits all the right notes," says the New Orleans Advocate. Reserve your seats today for dinner or brunch and a show: stagedoorcanteen.org

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Can't make today's Lunchbox Lecture? Stream it here via #FacebookLIVE at noon CT.

Austrian artist Egon Schiele’s painting of Valerie “Wally” Neuzil was brought to the United States from Austria’s Leopold Museum in 1997 as part of an exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Upon the MoMA exhibition’s close, the Bondi-Jaray heirs laid claim to the painting, thus commencing the case United States of America v. Portrait of Wally. Follow the complicated journey of the painting as it moved from Jewish to Nazi ownership and eventually became the subject of a precedent-setting legal case.

Anna Desormeaux presents the Lunchbox Lecture "Portrait of Wally" at noon CT June 21. Read more: https://goo.gl/MJxX5J

Lunchbox Lectures are free and open to the public on every first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 463.
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