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Louisiana Considered: A Tribute To Ellis Marsalis And Carol Sutton, Legislation Against Higher Education COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, Tulane’s Summer Lyric Theatre Returns

Michael Palumbo
Tulane University
She Loves Me, Rich Arnold as Georg & Dody Piper as Amalia | Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane, July 2019
  • Dancer, choreographer and dance school director Lula Elzy and jazz saxophonist Derek Douget talk about the Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance Theatre’s upcoming 30th Anniversary Celebration: A Tribute To Ellis Marsalis and Carol Sutton.
  • WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter Rosemary Westwood spoke with LSU Professors Robert Mann and Meredith Veldman, who both support a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students and faculty this fall. Rosemary also spoke with Ascension Parish state Representative Kathy Edmonston and Health Freedom Louisiana Co-Director Jill Hines, who are developing legislation to block all future vaccine mandates at Louisiana’s publicly-funded colleges and universities. Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center Walter Orenstein tells us a bit about the history of vaccine mandates in the United States.
  • Artistic Director at Tulane University’s Summer Lyric Theatre Michael McKelvey tells us about this summer’s series of musical theatre performances and what the company did during their pandemic-induced hiatus. This summer’s season kicked off this weekend with performances of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World.
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Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.