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
4:56 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Hero of the New South

Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of the Crescent City Farmer's Market

Listeners may be familiar with Richard McCarthy, host of the Farmer's Market Minute. But perhaps you haven't heard that his ongoing efforts with the Crescent City Farmer's Market have garnered him an award with Southern Living. McCarthy recently spoke with Sharon Litwin about the work he's done to bring food directly from the field to your table. 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Carlos Miguel Prieto & Fiesta Sinfonica

Listeners familiar with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra have probably heard of its conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto. Although his charming disposition is immediately recognizable to audiences old and new, many do not know about Prieto's personal journey to the center of the stage. Listen as he discusses this and the friends he's bringing with him.

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Notes From New Orleans

Notes from New Orleans is a weekly peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. Sharon Litwin, president and co-founder of NolaVie.com, covers all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society.

From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraordinary musicians to world class performing artists; from Mardi Gras Indians to pop up restaurants — whether it’s going on Uptown, Downtown or Back of Town, their stories are sure to show up on Notes from New Orleans.

Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Kissin' the Blarney Stone

Although there's been a neighborhood bar on Banks Street for decades, many New Orleanians might not think of it as the epicenter of St. Patrick's Day without the help of Stephen Paterson

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Robert Reich, the founder of the LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Despite having roots in the 1940's, the field of landscape architecture didn't really blossom until the early 1970's. Architect Lake Douglas explains the rise of his profession and how this particular branch of the LSU College of Art & Design contends with the best in the nation. 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Tulane Alumni Migrates to Baton Rouge to lead Audobon Louisiana

Dr. Doug Meffert

Doug Meffert has been appointed the first executive director of Audobon Louisiana, a localized branch of the National Audubon Society.

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Notes from New Orleans
2:39 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

North Side Skull & Bone Gang

The North Side Skull & Bone Gang on Mardi Gras Day.

Park Ranger and musician Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes chats with Sharon Litwin about his involvement with a Mardi Gras Tradition nearly two hundred years old.

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Notes from New Orleans
3:13 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Ray Manning

Architect Ray Manning

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin discusses the humble beginnings of an accomplished architect.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:52 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Krewe Delusion's Grand Marshal

This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to Randy Fertel and his latest adventures in the Krewe Delusion.

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Notes from New Orleans
8:07 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Truth Universal

Rapper Truth Universal.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin keeps her ear to the ground to hear from an articulate and underexposed rapper here in the city.

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