Nicholls professor to have work exhibited in New Orleans conference

Lance Arnold

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls broadcast professor and filmmaker Lance Arnold will have five documentaries featured this weekend at the 26th Annual Cutting Edge CE Conference at the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

The first film on blues musician Deacon John Moore will be shown Friday, Aug. 24. The remaining four showings — featuring saxman Loren Pickford, rhythm and blues singer and pianist Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Cherokee medicine man and musician Rev. Goat Carson and bassist and founding member of the Meters George Porter —  on Saturday, Aug. 24, bookending a panel discussion on documenting culture that Arnold will moderate.

“I’m excited — only two of these five films have been seen,” Arnold said. “It is a big step to have films shown at this conference.”

The Cutting Edge CE conference is an annual four-day event in New Orleans drawing music industry professionals from around the world.

“I think this is a wonderful venue to show his work,” said Dr. James Stewart, mass communication department head. “This also increases our exposure in the New Orleans area, among a fairly influential audience. I know they do a lot of big cultural things there.”

On Friday, the Moore documentary will begin at 4:45 p.m. The “Music in Movies” film series will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit


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