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Tom Rossiter

Noted Chicago Architect To Speak At Tulane On Frank Lloyd Wright Restorations

Noted Chicago architect Gunny Harboe is speaking at Tulane University on Thursday about the complex $25 million restoration he led on a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece – the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The 1908 structure is one of many historic preservation projects he’s directed. Others are the Art Deco landmark Chicago Board of Trade, and the Illinois Supreme Court. But preserving Wright’s work is a specialty.

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CAPITOL ACCESS

Special Session Begins Debate Over How To Raise Revenue

Members of the House Ways and Means committee got right to work on Tuesday, looking at possible ways to increase revenue, as the state faces a budget shortfall.

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Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies for an emotional, nearly 90-minute listening session at the White House Wednesday. Trump, Vice President Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asked for feedback on how to prevent future school shootings and increase safety at the nation's schools. Suggestions were varied, ranging from ways to provide more and...

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Tom Rossiter

Noted Chicago architect Gunny Harboe is speaking at Tulane University on Thursday about the complex $25 million restoration he led on a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece – the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The 1908 structure is one of many historic preservation projects he’s directed. Others are the Art Deco landmark Chicago Board of Trade, and the Illinois Supreme Court. But preserving Wright’s work is a specialty.

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The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved creating a new website to make state spending more transparent despite concerns by the Edwards administration over the more than $700,000 cost.

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The weather is warm, Mardi Gras is over and it’s festival season. That means, time for crawfish boils.

 

Despite the slow start to crawfish season, officials held a celebration Tuesday to mark the opening of the season. But for the second year in a row, one crawfish got off a little easy.

This week on Inside the Arts, Grammy nominated jazz trumpeter and composer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah brings 'stretch music' to the Contemporary Arts Center.

Then, a heads up for Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts as acclaimed preservationist and lead architect Gunny Harboe gives a special lecture at Tulane on the restoration of Wright's masterpiece, the Unity Temple in suburban Chicago. 

This week on The Reading Life (February 18, 20, and 21): Tulane professor of creative writing Zachary Lazar, whose new novel is "Vengeance," which begins with the protagonist witnessing a Passion Play at Angola.

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life:

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This week Harry returns with Our Freedom Loving Friends, Follow the Dollar, The Worst of The Worst, News from Outside the Bubble, News of Microplastics, News of the Atom, the Apologies of the Week, plenty of funky music from New Orleans, and more.

Excerpts from the medieval musical, "The Play of Robin and Marion", is featured on this Continuum. Composed by the 13th century trouvère Adam de la Halle, this pastoral work is considered by some to be one of the first operas written. The recording is an historic live performance given in 1984 by musicians of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the famous early music school in Basel, Switzerland. CD is "Le Jeu de Robin et Marion", Focus 913.

Michael Maples / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

This week on the Coastal News Roundup: Louisiana files a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers, how the latest federal budget could speed up sediment diversions and a pair of pollution-related settlements.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll talk about Pop Up Magazine's Winter Issue tour with Brittany Luse & Eric Eddings; hosts of Gimlet's podcast, The Nod.  Then, Tegan Wendland chats with The Lens' Della Hasselle about a state report to help coastal communities. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Ben Jaffe

Feb 16, 2018
Ben Jaffe
American Routes

Ben Jaffe grew up in Preservation Hall, surrounded by jazz legends, immersed in the musical traditions his parents fought to preserve. He marched in Mardi Gras parades and jazz funerals, and toured the country with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, honing his chops as a bass and tuba player. 

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Le Show For The Week Of February 18, 2018

This week Harry returns with Our Freedom Loving Friends, Follow the Dollar, The Worst of The Worst, News from Outside the Bubble, News of Microplastics, News of the Atom, the Apologies of the Week, plenty of funky music from New Orleans, and more.

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FOOD & DINING

Crawfish is more than a meal in Louisiana. It's a way of life.
Ian McNulty

Where Y’Eat: After A Cold Winter, A Crawfish Waiting Game

No matter what else you put into your crawfish boil, one crucial ingredient is patience. That’s what enforces the proper timing for soaking, boiling and resting the mudbugs, even when everyone is ready to eat, clutching their koozies and staring at the pot.

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THE READING LIFE

The Reading Life with Zachary Lazar

This week on The Reading Life ( February 18, 20 , and 21): Tulane professor of creative writing Zachary Lazar , whose new novel is "Vengeance," which begins with the protagonist witnessing a Passion Play at Angola. Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life: George Saunders discusses his book "Lincoln in the Bardo," Tuesday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. This is a ticketed event with a fee; tickets available at Garden District Book Shop ...

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