NolaVie http://wwno.org en An Independent Filmmaker In Hollywood South Makes 'Below Dreams' http://wwno.org/post/independent-filmmaker-hollywood-south-makes-below-dreams <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">A few years ago, Garrett Bradley began taking Greyhound bus trips from her home in New York down to New Orleans.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;“I sort of was drawn here for some reason that I don’t think at the time I was really fully cognizant of,” said Bradley. “There was no kind of concrete reason.”</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 62148 at http://wwno.org Lessons From Their Lives: Artist George Dunbar http://wwno.org/post/lessons-their-lives-artist-george-dunbar <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">George Dunbar is an </span>Uptowner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who finished school at 17, joined the Navy and served in World War II. After the war, he went to art school, traveled through Europe, and then came home when a family member got sick. That was more than 50 years ago.</span></p><p>These days, he lives and works in an older part of Slidell that overlooks the bayous and surrounding marsh land. George is <a href="http://www.georgedunbar.com/essay.htm" target="_blank">one of the South’s most accomplished contemporary artists </a>and the subject of this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 60778 at http://wwno.org Horsepower: Anatomy Of Two Kinds Of Racing http://wwno.org/post/horsepower-anatomy-two-kinds-racing <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:02:46 +0000 Renée Peck 61799 at http://wwno.org A Doctor Without Borders Calls New Orleans Home http://wwno.org/post/doctor-without-borders-calls-new-orleans-home War brings countless injuries to the human condition. One of the most devastating consequences of conflict is disruption of basic medical services. These days it seems there are more and more stories on the radio and in newspapers about brave medical teams going into war-torn areas to treat the wounded and the needy.</span></span><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 61653 at http://wwno.org Lessons From Their Lives: Iconic Jeweler Mignon Faget http://wwno.org/post/lessons-their-lives-iconic-jeweler-mignon-faget <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What makes an artist into an entrepreneur? For <a href="http://blog.mignonfaget.com/mignons-journal/" target="_blank">jewelry designer Mignon Faget</a>, it was less the kindness of strangers and more the assistance of friends. Mignon, now in her </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">81</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year, still lives in the house she grew up in along Bayou St. John and is the subject of this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 60740 at http://wwno.org A Jazz Fest Post-Mortem http://wwno.org/post/jazz-fest-post-mortem <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is looking fat and happy. Yep, as it turns 45, it’s definitely getting that middle-age spread.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Renée Peck 60023 at http://wwno.org Art At The Intersection: Public Paintings Are Thanks To Local Nonprofit http://wwno.org/post/art-intersection-public-paintings-are-thanks-local-nonprofit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New </span>Orleanians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have always found ways to transform the mundane into something a little more festive and lively. Atop the list of monotonous things in this world — sitting in traffic. Next time you’re stopped at a traffic light, look right and look left because </span><a href="http://www.cvunola.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">you might see something</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 59786 at http://wwno.org Actor Yolonda Ross Talks 'Go For Sisters' And 'Treme' http://wwno.org/post/actor-yolonda-ross-talks-go-sisters-and-treme <p></p><p><em>Along with Jazz Fest comes the Sync Up Conference, several days of workshops and discussions on the business of entertainment, at New Orleans Museum of Art.</em></p><p><em>This year’s Sync Up Cinema event features John Sayles newest film, </em>Go For Sisters<em>, screening tomorrow afternoon. It stars actor Yolanda Ross, who also appeared in HBO's </em>Treme<em>. She started with how she got the role in John Sayles' new movie.</em></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:19:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 59367 at http://wwno.org So Much Fun You'll Want To Go Back To School: Circus Arts At The International School Of Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/so-much-fun-youll-want-go-back-school-circus-arts-international-school-louisiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s impossible to wager how many angry children have told their parents they’re running away to join the circus. Switzerland-native </span>Meret<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Riyhner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> never had such a violent outburst with her parents, but she ended up in the circus anyway. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 58790 at http://wwno.org Jazz In The Park Adds Something For (Congo) Kids http://wwno.org/post/jazz-park-adds-something-congo-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.pufap.org/jazz-in-the-park-treme-music-series/season5/" style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">Jazz in the Park&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif;">gets underway this Thursday afternoon at Congo Square, the age span may skew a little younger than usual. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Renée Peck 58835 at http://wwno.org