MUSIC

Gus Bennett Jr.

All Things New Orleans: Tank and The Bangas

This week on All Things New Orleans we had a chat with NPR's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Tank and The Bangas. The New Orleans band is known for their culmination of R&B and Funk with Rock, atop the vocals and poetic power of lead singer, Tarriona "Tank" Ball. Here at WWNO, we don't have a "Tiny Desk" but our studio is equipped with a digital piano. Before recording the interview, Tank and keyboard Banga, Merell Burkett played around for a minute and here's what it sounds like. Follow Tank...

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FOOD & DINING

The fried seafood boat at Morton's Seafood in Madisonville.
Ian McNulty

Where Y'Eat: The Seafood Boat Sails On At Old Fashioned New Orleans Eateries

The seafood boat is not a po-boy , and it’s different from a seafood platter. It belongs to its own niche. It flies brazenly in the face of modern low-carb diets, but survives at a handful of eateries. It can kindle cravings in those with a nostalgic bent, and maybe event those who enjoy a little spectacle with their supper.

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Amy Scott

Colleges try to reassure international students

Indiana State University in Terre Haute is typically pretty deserted during spring break. But on a cold afternoon earlier this month, several dozen international students gathered for lunch in the student union. “I feel for you, and the fact that you’re here at Indiana State University and not in a warmer climate,” Chris McGrew told the students as they dined on Thai noodle salad and apricot glazed turkey breast. McGrew directs the Center for Global Engagement, which oversees the university’s...

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Gustave Blache III

Today on Inside the Arts, conversation with New Orleans painter Gustave Blache III.  His latest exhibit, A Work in Process, opens at the Louisiana  Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge.  The acclaimed painter, who currently resides in New York, looks back on his 20 year career and includes a new series of works focusing on art conservation.

Infrogmation of New Orleans

Festival season will be here before we know it, and for residents of Mid-City, that means rolling with a boat parade at the annual Bayou Boogaloo Festival in May. Jared Zeller joined NolaVie’s Brian Friedman in the studio for a sneak preview of the aquatic music festival.    

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Founder of the McKenna Museum
Kim Coleman

This week on All Things New Orleans we explore The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African-American Art. The McKenna Museum is committed to the preservation of distinct culture found within the African American community and dedicated to the accessibility of fine art through innovative programs and exhibits.

James Michalopoulos

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with painter James Michalopoulos.  A new exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Waltzing the Muse, celebrates his career with a 30-year retrospective. 

Then, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans presents Great Scott! Joplin in the Quarter, featuring pianist Richard Dowling performing a selection of Joplin's best known masterpieces in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ragtime King's death.

This week on The Reading Life:  Jami Attenberg, whose wonderful new novel is All Grown Up. We’ll also hear from novelist Colson Whitehead, author of the National Book Award winner, The Underground Railroad.

This week on All Things New Orleans, we spoke with representatives of the Global Livingston Institute about their annual iKnow Concert Series in Uganda. Dr. Andrew Ward and Tom Larson, Chairman and Musical Director, both urge New Orleans artists to apply to perform in the 4th annual iKnow Concert Series happening in September 2017. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.iknowconcertseries.org/

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, News of Bad Banks, Read the Trades, News of the Olympic Movement, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of the Warm, and more!

The earliest music was composed for the human voice or ensembles of voices. It was not until medieval times that instruments were used to accompany the voices and then as solo instruments without voices. This Continuum presents music devoted to the rise of instrumental music with examples of a variety of the early instruments. The recording use is: Early Music (Various performers) - Vol. 10 of Century Harmonia HMX 2918163-72.

Chef John Besh holding a freshly caught redfish
Randy Schmidt

On this week’s show, we’re looking at the role fishing plays in the lives of some of the greatest chefs in the South.

 

We begin with Susan Schadt, author of Reel Masters. Susan went fishing and caught portraits of eight renowned chefs who treasure the sport.

 

Next, we send you a postcard from Susan’s book launch event, where chefs and guests gathered together to enjoy incredible seafood dishes. We speak to several of the chefs at the book launch, including John Besh, John Currence, and Kelly English.

Rhiannon Giddens
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. The Carolina Chocolate Drop began as a seminal African American group that revived the old time string band tradition of the Piedmont where black performers were formative from the 19th century onward. The Chocolate Drops started out as the Sankofa Strings, after meeting at the black banjo gathering in Boone, North Carolina, 2005. They evolved over the next decade. Rhiannon Giddens, trained formally in opera, played banjo and fiddle and sang with her band mates to growing audiences.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical 104.9 FM

Beautiful classical music, from traditional to contemporary, on Classical 104.9

Tell Us Why You Love WWNO!

I Love WWNO! Once Upon a Time there was a listener (you) who lovingly and regularly tuned into their dearest public radio station (us), and it was an immediate “happily ever after” situation from then onward. This Valentine’s Day, New Orleans Public Radio is launching its first ever “I Love WWNO” campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of public radio, and to promote the value it has in our community.

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LE SHOW

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Le Show For The Week Of March 26, 2017

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: The Appresidentice: Winning Looks Like Losing , News of Bad Banks , News from Outside the Bubble , We're Not #1 , News of the Warm , Read the Trades , News of the Olympic Movement , The Apologies of the Week , and more!

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