NEW ORLEANS TO SAY GOODBYE TO ITS DAILY NEWSPAPER WITH A SEND-OFF & FUNDRAISER FOR SOON-TO-BE UNEMPLOYED TIMES-PICAYUNE STAFF
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 6-9 p.m.,$30 general admission, free for T-P employees losing their jobs
Where: The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters St., New Orleans
What: New Orleans subscribers to the daily newspaper THE TIMES-PICAYUNE are already counting the days until the end of the newspaper’s daily publication on Sunday, Sept. 30. In true New Orleans style, they’re throwing “Black, White & Read All Over,” a party with great food and music to honor the writers, editors,designers, printers, newspaper carriers and other employees soon to be unemployed by the 175-year-old publication.
Sponsors include: Smith Stag LLC, Dan Shea & Stephanie Stokes, GNO Inc., Jason Patterson, Bernard Productions, Gambit, The Howlin’ Wolf and the restaurants and musicians listed below.
Food & Music
New Orleans eateries, including Galatoire’s, Ralph’s on the Park, Rio Mar Seafood, a Mano, Cafe Atchafalaya, Liberty’s Kitchen and Whole Foods Market Arabella Station are providing complimentary cuisine to the party goers in honor of The Times-Picayune staff. The Dave Torkanowsky All-Stars will be joined by musical guests Camile Baudoin,Matt Lemmler, Charmaine Neville Band, The Pfister Sisters, Martin Kruscheand John Rankin.
T-P7 Talents & Treasures
In addition, the T-P7 Talents & Treasures auction is offering a trove of one-of-a-kind items and experiences from celebrity New Orleanians and lovers of the city, including Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, along with current and former newspaper artists and photographers, and New Orleans businesses. Online bidding is now open at http://benefitevents.com/auctions/dashthirtydash/, with a live auction for several high-profile items to continue at the conclusion of the Sept. 29 event.
dash THIRTY dash, The Times-Picayune Employee Assistance Fund
The event is sponsored by dash THIRTY dash, a non-profit created by newspaper alumni and New Orleans civic activists to raise money for the hundreds of Times Picayune employees and contractors losing their jobs because of the changes. The paper’s plans to focus on its website and publish thrice weekly beginning Oct. 1 have prompted many locals to dub the paper The SomeTIMES-PICAYUNE.
Auction donations and event sponsorships for the Sept. 29 event are still welcomed; please contact T-P alumna Rebecca Theim at (702) 622-8154 or [email protected]
More information is at http://www.dashTHIRTYdash.org