Click here for Scott Gold's latest ode to New Orleans.
When people fall in love with New Orleans -- a phenomenon that happens on a daily basis around here -- they’re wont to wax poetically about the familiar qualities that make this city such a special and enchanting place.
But all of this gushing tends to leave out a single and singular fact of life in the Crescent City: This town, for lack of a better word, smells.
Nearly 100 years ago Marcel Duchamp put a porcelain urinal into a New York art gallery and changed the way we think about art. The Essence of Things is a new exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art that's dedicated to elevating the beauty of everyday objects. Can a rubber band or pair of flip flops rise to the level of high art? NolaVie's Renée Peck spoke with Mel Buchanan for the answer.
The goal of the Joan Mitchell Center is to support emerging visual artists who live in New Orleans. That space is run by Gia Hamilton, who spoke with Sharon Litwin for the latest Notes from New Orleans.
The New Orleans teaching force changed dramatically after Hurricane Katrina, when all public school teachers were laid off. They were mostly black, veteran educators from the area. Now, teachers are more likely to be young, white and to have grown up outside New Orleans.
In a city full of musicians, Boyanna Trayanova stands out. Offbeat Magazine has called her the best ska drummer in city, but she's just as likely to play traditional jazz, blues, or music from her Bulgarian homeland. She spoke with Kelley Crawford for NolaVie's series, Artists in Their Own Words.
Click here for Brian Friedman's interview with Rafael Saddy.
The 6th annual Kenner Hispanic Fest is June 11th and 12th. “You’re going to find Hondurans, you’re going to find folks from the Caribbean, you’re going to find folks from Central America, and from the U.S.” said Rafael Saddy, event coordinator of the Nicaraguan Association of Louisiana (ANDELA). “This festival’s purpose was to integrate not only the Hispanic community as one community but also share with the entire community to come in for a day of family fun, music, and food.”
Despite what your parents may have told you about eating oysters in the summer, it’s perfectly fine to do that. That’s from the lips of Alfred Sunseri, whose family has run the P&J Oyster Company since 1876. He knows a thing or two about the business and shares his family's triumphs and their frustrations in this interview with The Historic New Orleans Collection's oral historian, Mark Cave.
A new documentary feature film, "Presenting Princess Shaw," follows the life of Samantha Montgomery, a New Orleans singer and elder care nursing assistant, as she goes from her own obscure YouTube channel to starring in a video by international music mashup artist Kutiman.