Mayor Cantrell Launches ‘Song Stories”

Cultural Series Showcasing New Orleans Musicians

On Tuesday, Nov. 20th, Mayor LaToya Cantrell presented the inaugural performance of “Song Stories” as part of the Mayor’s Cultural Series to offer performances by and interviews with some of New Orleans’s top talents.

Guitarist and vocalist Javier Gutierrez lead his Vivaz Trio performing their popular blend of flamenco-influenced Acoustic Music and Latin Jazz and New Orleans Rhythms. Anais St. John, whose cabaret shows have included tributes to Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Lulu White, also performed. Both entertainers mixed performances with interviews hosted by New Orleans radio and television personality Nikki Reyes.

The performances were held inside Gallier Hall’s Ty Tracy Theater, which recently underwent a $587,000 renovation.

The next segment in the series will occur during the Annual Luna Fete Series, also at Gallier Hall, in December.

The Mayor’s Cultural Series is produced by the Office of Cultural Economy. For more information on the Mayor’s Cultural Series, visit

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