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An Evening at the Governor's Mansion: A Christmas Celebration:An Evening at the Governor's Mansion: A Christmas Celebration with John Boutté


New Orleans jazz singer John Boutté performs at this celebration hosted by Governor and Mrs. John Bel Edwards. Boutté has appeared on the HBO series “Treme,” and one of his songs is the theme song for the series. This performance was recorded live at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion during the holiday season.


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  • Governor John Bel Edwards and the First Lady host a musical celebration of the Tricentennial of New Orleans featuring with an unforgettable musical performance by New Orleans jazz artist John Boutte.  Boutte has performed on such shows as AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, and the "Treme Song" from his Jambalaya album served as the theme song for the HBO series, TREME.  His diverse repertoire includes musical styles that go beyond jazz to R&B, gospel, Latin, and blues.

  • Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Governor and Mrs. Edwards invite you to a special Christmas party at the Mansion. The celebration features the artistry of Zachary Richard and the Myrtle Place French Immersion Children's Choir. Richard performs many of his Louisiana-oriented compositions, including his own original Christmas composition. He is accompanied on piano and accordion by musician David Torkanowsky. The children's choir, accompanied by Richard, performed a number of traditional Christmas songs in French. This performance was recorded live at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion during the holiday season.

  • Governor John Bel Edwards and the First Lady host a joyful Christmas celebration with Metropolitan Opera star Paul Groves, accompanied by New York City Opera tenor and LSU Kirkpatrick Professor Emeritus Robert Grayson. Hear Christmas classics including “White Christmas,” “I'll Be Home for Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “Silver Bells,” “Silent Night,” and many more.