About Daniel

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What can we say about Daniel to explain him to those who did not know him?

Words will never do his uniquely joyful and creative spirit justice. Instead, we hope that these pictures capture what words cannot - the love that Daniel expressed to all those around him, the happiness and excitement he felt throughout his life, the joy he received from sharing his creations with others, the celebration that was constantly taking place around him by the sheer force of his exuberant spirit, the music of New Orleans that was constantly playing in his heart.

As a writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune tried to explain:

"Daniel delighted in pointing out beauty and irony in life. If beauty can be found in his death, it is that he lived as if he could die at any moment; he delayed neither pleasure nor accomplishment, friendships nor love. In the spirit of his hometown [of New Orleans], Daniel loved to say he lived life from celebration to celebration. He could celebrate anything. A walk down a tree-lined street. A simple lunch. The way sunlight flooded his art studio in the morning. Small pleasures that people around him took for granted until his example reminded him that they shouldn't."

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As you look at these pictures, we hope that you too can share in Daniel's spririt, and take it with you as you go about your life. We hope that it will inspire you to live in some small way as he did - by making friends with the random people you see every day, stopping to help strangers in need, smiling, telling the people you care about that you love them, looking for beauty and humor in every situation - and that in doing so you will find your own joie de vivre.

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Home for the Holidays 2011

The NOCCA Institute, House of Blues, and the family of Daniel Price invite you to Home for the Holidays at House of Blues New Orleans on Firday, December 23, 2011.

Home for the Holidays is a night of spectacular art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, which honors the memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price. In keeping with Daniel's twin passions of art and music, the Fund provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music students at NOCCA.

Home for the Holidays begins with a food-filled patron party and silent auction from 6:00pm 7:30pm. Entertainment will be provided by Irma Thomas. Patron tickets are $127 and entitle patrons to a buffet dinner and open bar.

Home for the Holidays continues from 7:30pm - midnight with the official Home for the Holidays concert, featuring performances by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Rockin Dopsie, James Andrews, Amanda Shaw, John Boutte, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, Jonathan Batiste, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs with Paul Sanchez, Chuck Perkins and Special Friends, Herlin Riley, Anders Osborne, Stanton Moore with Johnny Sansone, and The Eric Lindell Band with MC Gralen Banks. General admission tickets to the concert are $37.

Home for the Holidays takes place on Friday, December 23, 2011, from 6:00pm to midnight at House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. To purchase patron and general admission tickets, or for additional information, please visit House of Blues New Orleans or call 504-310-4999. Home for the Holidays is presented by The NOCCA Institute, House of Blues, and the family of Daniel Price, with generous support from Offbeat Magazine, Republic National Distributing Company, and Abita Beer.