arts & culture

Inside the Arts
10:26 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Inside The Arts: Chesapeake Tackles Arts Funding, Gisela's Bathtub And Blue Bayou Salutes Ronstadt

Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt

This week on Inside the Arts, we tickle your funny bone as art and politics collide in playwright Lee Blessings' Chesapeake, a parody on the funding of public art.

Then, the laughs continue as opera comes alive in the powder room, of all places, with the American premiere of Gisela in Her Bathtub. It is one of two one-act operas, with selections by Samuel Barber presented by the Marigny Opera House and the 9th Ward Opera Company.

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Latest News
4:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Arts Council Of New Orleans Receives NEA Grant For Youth Design Program

In the Arts Council Of New Orleans' Youth Solutions design program, artists teach design skills to local teens, who then work on improving the neighborhood. They can design anything – from bike racks to benches to rain gardens.
Jennifer Rensel Flickr

The National Endowment for the Arts awards $5 million of “Our Town” grants each year to organizations across 38 states that drive community development with the arts.

This year’s local recipient of $150,000 is the The Arts Council of New Orleans, to support the Youth Solutions design program. Artists and designers teach design skills to local teenagers, who then work on improving their neighborhoods. They can design anything — from bike racks to benches to rain gardens.

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Latest News
4:27 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

National WWII Museum Welcomes 4 Millionth Visitor

Visitation at The National WWII Museum for fiscal year 2014 exceeded 483,000.
Janaya Williams WWNO

The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000.

Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance year, fiscal year 2013, by more than 85,000 visitors.

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The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

The Reading Life With Josh Weil And Sean Wilsey

This week on The Reading Life: Josh Weil, whose splendid new novel is The Great Glass Sea, and essayist Sean Wilsey, author of More Curious.

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The Moth
12:39 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Photos From The Moth's July StorySLAM

Charles Lin regales the crowd with a tale of love found, and lost again, at the July Moth StorySLAM.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Moth was back for July, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul. The theme for this evening was "Pride".

StorySlams are an opportunity for anyone to submit their name, tell a story, and receive feedback from the audience in a non-confrontational environment. The Moth is storytelling, not standup, and participants are of of all ages and backgrounds, says producer Mallory Falk (who is also a freelance producer and reporter for WWNO).


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Latest News
6:04 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Jazz Musician Lionel Ferbos Dies At 103

Lionel Ferbos, performing at the Satchmo Summerfest in 2010.
Credit Infrogmation / Flickr

New Orleans has lost one of its oldest jazz musicians. Lionel Ferbos passed away Saturday — two days after he turned 103 years old.

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Inside the Arts
10:42 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Inside The Arts: MASNO Piano Competition, UK Gift Honors Shakespeare At Tulane, And A Math Musical

This week on Inside the Arts, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans is celebrating a silver anniversary as it presents the New Orleans International Piano Competition and Keyboard Festival.

Then, a special honor for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. A team from the United Kingdom with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust presents the organization with a unique award.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri

Swirling, electronic tankards ready to serve.
Credit Angry Julie Monday / Flickr

The annual Tales of the Cocktail event is currently underway in New Orleans, celebrating the city's contribution as birthplace of the American cocktail and the culture that has grown out of it. But there is one mixed drink you can get almost anywhere in Louisiana that has spawned a very different kind of culture.

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The Reading Life
1:34 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

The Reading Life With Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry And Judith Lafitte

This week on The Reading Life, we're getting ready for that annual July celebration, Tales of the Cocktail. Jeff "Beachbum" Berry talks about his wildly entertaining history, Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them.

And bookseller Judith Lafitte of Octavia Books talks about a Storyville Blue Book that's back in print.

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12:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

WWNO's Eve Troeh Featured On 'Happy Hour' Podcast

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WWNO News Director Eve Troeh takes one of the hot seats on this week's installment of the It's New Orleans "Happy Hour" podcast.
Happy Hour-Depends Who You Ask-7/11/2014-If you listen to public radio in New Orleans you already know Eve Troeh. Eve is the News Director for the local NPR affiliate; public radio station WWNO 89.9FM. But other than she's smart, quick, and one of the refreshingly talented new on-air voices at WWNO, what do you really know about Eve?