The Westwego Performing Arts Theatre is scheduled to reopen in the first days of 2017!
On August 29th, 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeast Louisiana, exactly 7 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Greater New Orleans Area. This relatively weak Category 1 storm spawned a tornado which ripped a huge hole in the roof of the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre (WPAT), allowing water to enter the building, flooding it from the inside and destroying nearly everything in this beautiful theatre. Since then, the building has remained closed to the public. After nearly four years of fighting to cut through the “red tape”, Mayor Johnny Shaddinger of Westwego proudly signed a contract giving Tuna Construction LLC the “go-ahead” to begin the restoration of WPAT. Construction work is due to be completed before Christmas 2016, and a grand-reopening is slated for the first days of 2017.
JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
AWARDED 2ND TELLY AWARD
The Telly Awards has named the Jefferson Parish Public Information Office as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their original piece title “Jefferson Performing Arts Center.”
The production is available for viewing at: Watch Video
There were over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries that submit applications in different divisions, this is truly an honor to receive.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Jefferson Parish Public Information Office accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
The Public Information Office received its 1st Telly Award as a 2014 Bronze Winner for their original video “Jefferson Parish Mosquito Control.” All original programing prepared by Sarah McKnight and Justin Castille can be viewed at any time on our website www.jeffparish.net, choose JPTV, Original Programing.
Each year, Haydel’s Bakery commissions an artist to paint their famous Mardi Gras Bead Dog© which they then raffle off to the public. All proceeds from the raffle go to benefit a charitable organization. This year, JPAS is proud to be their chosen recipient. CLICK HERE for more information, and to buy your raffle ticket for a chance to win this beautiful work of art and at the same time, support your region’s favorite arts organization.
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