Live Nation has announced its plans to open a Fillmore-branded venue in New Orleans. Dubbed The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, the space is slated to open in early 2019.The news was revealed today during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of San Francisco’s iconic Fillmore West. According to a press release, the forthcoming venue will feature a 2000-capacity room located inside Harrah’s Casino.“New Orleans is a city with a proud musical heritage, and we could not be more excited that The Fillmore will join the host of great live music that this city has to offer,” said Ron Bension, president of Live Nation’s Club & Theatre group. “The venue’s industry-leading amenities and intimate 2,000-person capacity fill a gap in the market and will attract performers that often bypass the city, which will ultimately give audiences an even wider array of concert experiences to enjoy.”“It was important to Harrah’s New Orleans that we find the right partner to help us transform our second-floor space into a destination,” said Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager. “In a city where live music abounds from street corners to the stage, The Fillmore is a perfect addition to Harrah’s New Orleans and will create memorable experiences for both locals and guests.”The New Orleans venue will be the newest addition to Live Nation’s Fillmore brand, which already includes rooms in Charlotte, NC; Miami, FL; Silver Spring, MD; Detroit, MI; and Philadelphia, PA. Considering its location, The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will showcase local architectural styles, such as wrought iron gates and gas street lanterns. The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will also include a Lobby Bar, BG’s Lounge, and a VIP room named after original Fillmore impresario, Bill Graham. In addition to the concert area, the venue will feature an array of private event spaces for corporate gatherings, weddings, private dinners, and more.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is pleased to announce the opening of applications to the Lemann Brazil Research Fund. Applications are due by Jan. 25, 2021 and must be submitted via the Harvard University Funding Portal.Established in 2016 with a gift from the Lemann Foundation, the Fund is intended to foster collaboration between scholars and to support research projects focused on current issues facing Brazil. Proposals are sought for research projects that address education management and administration; social science and its applications; public administration and policy; technological advances in education; and evidence-based research. Consideration will also be given to projects that propose collaboration between Harvard faculty and Brazilian academics in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and basic and applied sciences.Given the challenges of this year, special consideration will be given to applicants in any field proposing work related to the COVID-19 pandemic.Applications are invited from researchers across disciplines proposing research projects relating to Brazil. Proposed projects must meet at least one of the following three criteria: 1) include collaboration with Brazilian academics; 2) be undertaken in Brazil in whole or in part; 3) focus on Brazil. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of academic merit, feasibility, and their anticipated advancement of the objectives of the Fund. Applicants may request up to $150,000 payable over one or two years.The Office of the Vice Provost for Research administers the Fund together with the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Brazil Studies Program. Since its inception, the Fund has supported 33 research projects from eight Harvard schools.
Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Fun Home An updated and expanded Great White Way version of Fun Home ‘s off-Broadway cast recording will be released on PS Classics next month. With music by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, the new album will now feature Emily Skeggs, who took over the role of Medium Alison during the show’s original off-Broadway run and is re-creating the role on the Main Stem.The record will also include new material written for the latest production, as well as additional material not included on the original recording. It is set for release via the PS Classics website and in-person at the show’s Broadway home Circle in the Square Theatre from May 5, with in-store and digital purchase available from May 19.Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home.Along with Skeggs, the cast also includes Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Roberta Colindrez, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Joel Perez, Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams. The tuner will officially open on Broadway on April 19.