Sharon Litwin

Host of Notes From New Orleans

Sharon Litwin is the founding president of NolaVie.com, the only daily cultural not-for-profit website of its kind in the United States devoted to exploring all aspects of the quirky, diverse culture of New Orleans. Sharon, along with Renee Peck, NolaVie Managing Editor, wrote, and NolaVie received, a grant from the J-Lab Project of American University, funded through the McCormick Foundation in Chicago, allowing NolaVie to launch in February, 2011. Since 2012, Sharon has produced Notes from New Orleans, a weekly on-air cultural news segment for WWNO that is complemented by her weekly “culture watch” column on NolaVie.

Sharon Litwin retired in 2011 after a 12-year career with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra serving first as Executive Director and then as Senior Vice President for External Affairs. Prior to joining the LPO, Sharon spent more than a decade as an Assistant Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, responsible for raising more than $26 million to build out three new wings and upgrade the original historic building in City Pak.

Sharon’s other professional positions have been as a feature writer for the Living Section of The Times-Picayune newspaper and executive producer with WYES-TV, Public Television in New Orleans. Sharon continues to write features and articles for newspapers and magazines nationwide on a freelance basis and is also the editor of the New Orleans Zagat Restaurant Survey, a position she has held for the past 20 years.

Sharon is the past president of the Contemporary Arts Center, Committee of 21 and Mental Health Association of Metropolitan New Orleans; a past board member of the Arts Council of New Orleans and the Community Access Corporation; and is the founding president of the Crescent City Farmers Market.

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Notes from New Orleans
2:12 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

NOTMC CEO Mark Romig

Mark Romig, CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.

This week on Notes from New Orleans, a weekly peek inside the unique life and culture of our region, Sharon Litwin focuses on the many upcoming tourism activities slated for 2012.

To read a related article, vist Nolavie.com.

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Notes from New Orleans
7:57 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Carol Clark

A group of locals both old and young perform together at the new Orleans Jazz National Historic Park.

This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Carol Clark, the leader of an oft-overlooked national historic park within the New Orleans city limits.

Notes from New Orleans
6:54 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Tekrema Center Performs "Black Nativity"

This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Greer Goff Mendy, a dancer turned lawyer turned cultural leader rooted in the Lower Ninth Ward.

To read a related article written by Ms. Litwin, visit Nolavie.com.

 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:32 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Cultivating Cental City

Gardener Earl Antwine.

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with two heroes of Central City and the bountiful garden they have created inside one of the gritter parts of our town.

To read a related article, visit Nolavie.com.

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Notes from New Orleans
6:08 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Un Ballo in Maschera

Robert Lyall, General Director of the New Orleans Opera.

New Orleans, LA – On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to Robert Lyall, General Director of the New Orleans Opera, about why he's put a little purple, green, and blood red into one of grand opera's grandest operas!

To read a related article written by Ms. Litwin, visit Nolavie.com.

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Notes from New Orleans
4:38 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Alicia Zenobia

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, a weekly peek inside the unique life and culture of our region, Sharon Litwin talks with New Orleans fashion designer Alicia Zenobia, winner of the Top Designer award in the 2011 New Orleans Fashion Week contest whose work is about as far away from debutante white as you'll ever see. For more information, please visit our website.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:04 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Vadim Gluzman

Violinist Vadim Gluzman

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to Vadim Gluzman, one of the most dazzling, young violin virtuosos performing today.

Vadim Gluzman will perform the stunning Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra on Friday, November 4th at 7:30pm at First Baptist Covington and on Saturday, November 5th at 8pm at First Baptist New Orleans. More information can be found on the LPO's website.

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Notes from New Orleans
1:09 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Hollywood South

A few of the very hard workers in Louisiana's growing film industry.

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you "Notes from New Orleans," a peek inside the unique life and culture of our region. This week Sharon Litwin investigates the growing industry of Hollywood South.

To read a related article, visit Nolavie.com.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:55 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Turandot

Actress Lise Lindstrom

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks about one of the musical passions of our city: the larger-than-life, over the top, historical adoration of Grand Opera!

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Notes from New Orleans
7:33 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Folk Art

Sister Gertude Morgan

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you "Notes from New Orleans," a peek inside the unique life and culture of our region. This week Sharon Litwin focuses on the often forgotten and under represented world of Folk Art in New Orleans.

For more information about Folk Art and Sister Gertude Morgan, visit Nolavie's website.

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