1970 Jazz Fest movies to screen Thursday at Old U.S. Mint

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The Louisiana State Museum and Friends of the Cabildo will present two screenings of seven short films shot at the 1970 Jazz Fest on Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue. Shot by Don Perry, one of the founders of the New Orleans Jazz Club and a former WDSU cameraman, the films feature artists including Duke Ellington, Pete Fountain, Danny Barker, and Mahalia Jackson. Tickets are $15 and $10 for members of Friends of the Cabildo, Louisiana Museum Foundation, and the New Orleans Film Society. Dr. Charles Chamberlain will moderate the screening and a live jazz trio will accompany the silent sequences. Limited reservations are available by calling the Friends of the Cabildo office at 504-523-3939.

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