All articles with the tag "cultural".
The Orpheum returns to Beaux-Arts glory with historic renovation
published Jul. 2015
Closed since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Orpheum Theatre is set to reopen in the fall. The theatre is considered a landmark in part for its Beaux-Arts style which is being painstakingly restored. Construction on the theatre commenced in 1919 and it is an example of “vertical hall” construction,” a design style valued by customers for sight lines and musicians for its great acoustics.
Orpheum renovation preserves, reveals past
published Sep. 2014
Six months into a nearly yearlong renovation that will restore the Orpheum Theater as a live performance venue, members of the design team that orchestrated the work say the project has been mostly smooth sailing.
The 96-year-old Beaux Arts-style theater, which has hosted vaudeville acts, silent films, talkies and most recently the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, is undergoing a renovation that will wash away nearly a decade of neglect.
A Sign of the Times | Civic Theatre featured in Preservation in Print Magazine
published Mar. 2013
Amidst a flurry of revitalization in downtown New Orleans, the Civic Theatre is reborn with the latest in lighting and sound technology and its distinctive historic elements restored.