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’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.
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.