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Carl LeBlanc for free outside City Hall, 10/23

Thursday afternoon, music fans have a chance to hear one of the city’s iconic performers in a beautiful, but underused setting. Young Audiences of Louisiana and NORDC are sponsoring the event in partnership with the Better Than Ezra Foundation as part of the national Lights On Afterschool celebration.

LeBlanc is a banjo player, guitarist, and singer who has been an important part of the New Orleans music scene for over 30 years. His style has evolved as he has matured. It encompasses a broad range of influences from free jazz to bebop and includes a modern approach to traditional jazz.

Young Audiences is working along with along with Better Than Ezra foundation to bring local awareness to the National Lights on Afterschool celebration. Lights On New Orleans is part of a national celebration that calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America’s children, families and communities.

Were you aware that only thirteen percent of Louisiana’s K-12 children participate in afterschool programs while twenty-three percent of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school?

The event will take place in Duncan Plaza across the street from City Hall. This wonderful space used to be home to weekly brown bag concerts and other musical and cultural events, but since the disruptions of nine years ago, it has become an underutilized green space in the downtown neighborhood. Make a plan to check it out.

Young Audiences students perform at 4 PM and LeBlanc and his band follow at 5 PM.

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