Though the citizens of New Orleans may not have known it at the time, the year 1917 was a pivotal moment in the city's history. The first jazz recording, Livery Stable Blues, was released, and Storyville, the famed red-light district, closed. One hundred years later, the 2017 Williams Research Center Symposium, “Storyville and Jazz, 1917: An End and a Beginning,” examines the ways in which the neighborhood and the musical movement have shaped perceptions of New Orleans around the world. A full schedule of talks and rates for this day-long symposium, to be held at the Hotel Monteleone, is available online. hnoc.org.