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Ashé Cultural Arts Center  (via www.ashecac.org)

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center will host a free screening of “The Trials of Muhammed Ali” tonight (Friday, Feb. 21) and a number of other events now through the end of the month, including The New Orleans Jazz Marketplace celebration, The African Presence in Venezuela since President Hugo Chavez exhibit & film screening, and fun fitness sessions.

For me information please refer to the following press release from the Ashé Cultural Arts Center:


Ashé Cultural Arts Center announces its end-of-February events.  Below is the listing: 

Community Cinema presented “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”
February 21, 2014 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the Public
The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali’s toughest bout: his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service in Vietnam. Prior to becoming the most recognizable face on earth, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. ‘Trials’ zeroes in on the most controversial years of Ali’s life, when an emerging sports superhero chooses faith and conscience over fame and fortune. Then stay after the film for a stimulating talkback session.  Call Drena S. Clay at (504) 569-9070 for more information.
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Voices Not Forgotten:  RESPECT
February 24-25, 2014 | 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
$7
The senior-citizen-stars are at it again.  Back on stage to the delight of many, they are ready to entertain you while dealing with what has always been a sensitive issue, teen pregnancy.  The show, aimed at middle and high school students, is a stage production that will hold the interest of all ages.  Of course, when the seniors hit the stage, expect humor, and lots of dancing and singing.  For more information, call Karel Sloane-Boekbinder at (504) 569-9070.

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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Presentation & Town Hall Meeting
February 25, 2014 | 6:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the public
Join us as we welcome our new neighbors: The New Orleans Jazz Marketplace. Grammy Award-Winning Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Councilmember LaToya Cantrell and NOJO Board Chairman Ron Forman and special guests Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ellis Marsalis invite you to a groundbreaking celebration, Tuesday, February 25 at the marketplace’s future home, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.  The New Orleans Jazz Market, is being developed in Central City at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, and will feature music education experiences for all ages, a New Orleans Jazz Archive, tributes to current and past Jazz Masters, and performances by Irvin Mayfield, NOJO and other renowned musicians.

A presentation on the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Town Hall Meeting will be held at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, February 25, at 6:00 p.m. RSVP@theNOJO.com by Wednesday, February 19.
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The African Presence in Venezuela Since President Hugo Chavez
February 26, 2014 | 6:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
$10 (includes entry into The African Presence in Mexico exhibit)
Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents The African Presence in Venezuela since President Hugo Chavez.  The event is hosted by Consulado General de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela en New Orleans (The Venezuelan Consulate in New Orleans).  Join us for the film screening of “Tambores de Agua,” a film that shows us a piece of Venezuelan culture:  The Water Drummers. The guest speaker is Jesus Rodriguez, Venezuela General Consul in Chicago.  Also, be inspired by guest dancer Judith Perez as she performs “The African Influence in Venezuela.”  The cost of admission includes entry into The African Presence in Mexico exhibit.  Venezuelan refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (504) 569-9070.

Closing Event – The African Presence in Mexico
February 28, 2014 | 6:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the public
The exhibit, which opened November 1, will close on February 28.  The public is invited to attend the closing ceremonies.  For more information, call (504) 569-9070.  More information is forthcoming.
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Workplace Wellness Luncheon –
“How Healthy is Your Money?:  Tips to Achieve Financial Wellness”
February 27, 2014 | 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the Public
The presentation is designed to help you gain greater skill and confidence in handling your finances. You’ll learn strategies and habits that can have a positive impact on your financial situation.  Each month we present information geared toward helping you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Topics cover your personal and financial health, green products, and more. You’ll get tips from professionals who actually make time to answer your burning questions. Tell us what you want to learn or hear about on the seminar’s evaluation form, and we’ll certainly try to make it happen. Please call us at (504) 569-9070 and let us know you’re coming.  This month’s luncheon is sponsored by AARP.
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Man Up at the Barbershop Meetings
February 26, 2014
Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Free and open to the public
Calling all men. The Barbershop Meeting focuses on issues of importance to the growth and well-being, especially of young men. So join the men who come out and learn from each other. Take in an interesting and informative seminar or film, and share your dreams and disappointments. Men of all ages are invited to join the lively discussions and to give input and support based on their life experiences. This meeting affords the opportunity for goal-setting and reflections. Come and bring a few friends. Peter Nakhid leads the discussions. For more information, call (504) 569-9070.
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Shed Those Extra Pounds, and Have Fun Doing It!
February 27, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Every Monday and Thursday
Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Free and open to the public.
No dance experience required.
Jump off that couch and start moving it!  We’re still hula hooping on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.  On Thursdays, we’re continuing to reduce our butts and guts at 6:00 p.m., and at 7:00 p.m. bounce fitness has us sweating up a storm while we get our secondline moves ready for Mardi Gras. Dance offerings change every six weeks and include African, Salsa, Haitian, Tap, Line Dance, Contemporary, Secondline, Zumba and more. So get fit with the “sistahs” as you exercise and dance your way to wellness. The program is directed by Jamilah Peters-Muhammad, a registered nurse and professional dancer, who handles all aspects of the programming-dance, educational films, nutrition, and health and wellness. A nutritious meal is served after each class. For more information, call (504) 569-9070, or just show up ready to move.

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