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Pop-Up Magazine Brings Live Storytelling to New Orleans

Pop-up magazine winter tour comes to New Orleans

Pop-Up Magazine (Photo courtesy of Pop-Up Magazine and Jon Snyder)

When you combine great storytelling, stunning visuals, a beautiful stage, and live music, you get Pop-Up Magazine’s traveling show. Coming to New Orleans this February, the show features a host of photographers, reporters, comedians, musicians, and interesting speakers for a night of live storytelling.

Pop Up Magazine at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California (Photo courtesy of Pop-Up Magazine and Erin Brethauer)

Pop-Up Magazine’s “Winter Issue” comes to life with never-before-heard multimedia stories complete with illustration, animation, photos, and an original score by Magik*Magik Orchestra. Contributors include National Geographic photographer David Guttenfelder; podcast hosts Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings of Gimlet’s The Nod and Rose Eveleth (Flash Forward, ESPN’s 30 for 30); writers Nathaniel Rich (King Zeno; writer at large, The New York Times Magazine), Jon Mooallem (Wild Ones; The New York Times Magazine), photographer L. Kasimu Harris (Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art) and many more.

Pop Up Magazine at the Curran in San Francisco (Photo courtesy of Pop-Up Magazine and Erin Brethauer)

Stories from the night will touch on everything from a lifelong friendship between two 100-year-old WWII army nurses to a choose-your-own-adventure story, to a close look at the crisis in North Korea.  Local stories include a story about the connection between a serial killer and the rise of mainstream jazz in early 1900s New Orleans. Photographer L. Kasimu Harris will also explore the lounges of New Orleans. If you love great story-telling as much as we do, check out the show in New Orleans on February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre. Tickets are $25.

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