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

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

Ray Manning

Feb 9, 2012

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

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

Truth Universal

Jan 6, 2012

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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NOTMC CEO Mark Romig

Jan 6, 2012

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.

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Carol Clark

Dec 15, 2011

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.

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.

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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.

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Un Ballo in Maschera

Nov 17, 2011

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!

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