Friday, Sep 28, 6:30-9 PM

Amistad Research Center’s 52nd Anniversary Celebration

Orpheum Theater
Getting there
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA

Soundtrack of New Orleans: Telling New Orleans' Story Through Music The Amistad Research Center (ARC) celebrates its 52nd anniversary on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the historic Orpheum Theater.
The theme of this year’s event is “Soundtrack of New Orleans,” a concert celebrating the city's rich musical heritage and its cultural influence in the world.
The concert features jazz flautist and musical composer, Claudia Hayden, along with a host of renowned New Orleans musicians.
Featured performers include
Germaine Bazzle, Deacon John Moore, Sheila Kay Davis, Sharon Martin, Michaela Harrison and the Rebirth Brass Band. Honorees The Marsalis Family, over the past two decades, has helped create a new wave of interest in and appreciation of jazz music. With father Ellis as mentor, older brothers Branford and Wynton as leaders of a new generation, and younger siblings Delfeayo and Jason as rising stars, the Marsalis clan has been acclaimed through the individual recordings, performances, compositions, and educational efforts of its members. Mr. Alden J. McDonald, Jr. has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Liberty Bank and Trust Company since its inception in 1972.
Under Mr. McDonald’s stewardship, Liberty Bank has grown to more than $600 million in assets realizing consistent profitability and national recognition and leadership.
He is also the Chief Executive Officer and President at Liberty Financial Services, Inc.
Formerly, Mr. McDonald was the Chief Executive Officer and President at Liberty Bank and Trust Company (Boston, Massachusetts) Vera Warren Williams has always been passionate about the preservation and celebration of her African cultural heritage.
She founded Community Book Center (CBC) in 1983, while working as a substitute teacher in the New Orleans Public School System.
As a home-based community service, CBC has grown into a business that is “More than A Bookstore”.
For over 30 years Vera and “Mama” Jennifer Turner have opened the doors of Community Book Center to many.

CBC, a literary and cultural hub, is a beloved local gathering place.
Honorary Co-Chairs Theon Wilson is a practicing family law attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana.
With more than 40 years of family law experience, Ms. Wilson’s law practice focuses on divorce, child custody, child support, and community property partition.
She was recognized by New Orleans’ Magazine Best Lawyers and she is a YWCA Honoree. Ronald M. Carrere, Jr. is a native New Orleanian and a graduate of the University of New Orleans.
As an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School Art and Practice of Leadership Development Program and the Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute, he serves as the Vice President of Development at Liberty Bank & Trust Company.
For more information, or to become a sponsor, please visit or call (504) 862-3222.