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Loyola Montage Series to participate in fourth annual Culture Collision

August 24, 2012

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans will join 60 local arts organizations on Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Culture Collision, a one-night-only event designed to kick off the 2012-13 cultural season. This year’s event will be held at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive in New Orleans. A free after-party in the Big Room, featuring avant-garde singer and performer Ratty Scurvics, will take place from 8 to 10 p.m.

Culture Collision brings together New Orleans’ leading cultural organizations for a one of a kind happy hour designed to encourage participation and involvement in the New Orleans art scene. Admission to the event is free, and parking is available for $10 in the Fulton Street Garage. Attendees will have the opportunity to scope out upcoming events, take advantage of exclusive ticket promotions and meet like-minded arts lovers.

More than 1,700 people turned out for last year’s event, and with the new, larger location, this year’s Culture Collision is expected to generate an even greater turnout. All of the participating organizations will have tables located throughout the hall, local restaurants will provide complimentary light fare, and multiple cash bars will be on site. The event will also feature DJ Matty, a favorite at local nightspots, including The Saint, Mimi’s, and The Saturn Bar. Giveaways courtesy of participating organizations will be ongoing throughout the evening.

Representatives from the Montage Series will have an information booth to distribute information about the 2012-13 season and answer questions about upcoming performances. As a prize for the free raffle, Montage will offer a pair of preferred tickets to upcoming events: Phillipe Entremont with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 7, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” on Jan. 20.

The cash bars will remain open throughout the after-party, which kicks off with a one-man show by Scurvics in the Big Room at 8 p.m., with his trio joining the performance at 9 p.m.

The event is hosted by WWNO and sponsored by OffBeat, Generations Hall and Canary Collective. It is organized by representatives from the Arts Council of New Orleans, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Loyola University Montage Series, New Orleans Ballet Association, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Opera Association, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Southern Rep.

For more information, visit www.culturenola.org or contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at jlbrown@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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