In our continuing series showcasing P3+, the satellite program of the Prospect 3 New Orleans Biennial, highlighting this year’s art community, Sharon Litwin talks with artist Brandan Odums about his ambitious project transforming a blighted apartment complex on the West Bank into an extraordinary artistic statement.
This cultural programming, featuring Prospect 3 plus work, is underwritten by the lawyers at the Lugenbuhl firm, with offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houston, in support of the arts of the Gulf South.
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is closed on Mondays.
It’s a day to dust off from the press of thousands — to replace lightbulbs, install equipment and polish off inquisitive little nose prints on both sides of the glass.
And sometimes, thanks to Easter Seals Louisiana and a special program at the Aquarium, the darkened halls are also filled with soft laughter, from throats that haven’t had occasion to laugh as much as most.
A NOTE FROM ON POINT: We’re sad to share the news that Tom Ashbrook’s wife, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, has died after a long, brave battle with cancer. Below is a message from Tom that he recorded before taking a personal leave.
This week WWNO has been exploring Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. The Central City corridor is home to new nonprofits and business ventures, after a redevelopment effort of more than a decade.
Today we wrap up coverage with a conversation just off the Boulevard, on Baronne Street. It’s the new home of Tulane City Center, a venture of the university’s School of Architecture, with a strong service learning component.
There have been several ribbon-cutting ceremonies lately on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, and more are on the way. The community-based revitalization plan for the commercial corridor, driven by non-profits, is now looking to private business to keep it moving.
The 10 blocks between Jackson Avenue and Calliope Street are crammed with construction crews. Workers are fixing building facades. A jazz center spearheaded by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield is taking shape. So is a grocery store.
Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in Central City has recently seen a lot of redevelopment. This Monday, the new location of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum opens its doors. Other large-scale projects are underway, too, and developers expect them to bring new life to the area.
But O.C. Haley has seen a slower resurgence than some other nearby commercial districts. Why has it been so hard to bring business back to this boulevard?
Carol Bebelle says she started coming to Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. when she was a little girl.