Notes From New Orleans en New Orleans' First Family Court Judge Says It's A Labor Of Love <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">Orleans Parish recently created a permanent family court judge position. Legal aid attorney Bernadette </span>D’Souza<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;"> is the first to hold the post.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 63734 at Bastille Day Comes To La Nouvelle-Orléans <p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Renée Peck 63712 at New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Throws Back As It Looks Forward <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">It’s been 450 years since Shakespeare’s heyday. One has to wonder what the Bard of Avon would think of the myriad ways his plays are being presented these days. </span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:48:26 +0000 Sharon Litwin 63387 at Local Photographer Takes New Orleans To Moscow <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">On this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin talks with local photographer Frank Relle about his recent experience inside Moscow’s art world during the height of the Crimea and Ukraine crisis. </span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:24:57 +0000 Sharon Litwin 62817 at Lessons From Their Lives: Artist George Dunbar <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">George Dunbar is an </span>Uptowner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who finished school at 17, joined the Navy and served in World War II. After the war, he went to art school, traveled through Europe, and then came home when a family member got sick. That was more than 50 years ago.</span></p><p>These days, he lives and works in an older part of Slidell that overlooks the bayous and surrounding marsh land. George is <a href="" target="_blank">one of the South’s most accomplished contemporary artists </a>and the subject of this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 60778 at A Doctor Without Borders Calls New Orleans Home War brings countless injuries to the human condition. One of the most devastating consequences of conflict is disruption of basic medical services. These days it seems there are more and more stories on the radio and in newspapers about brave medical teams going into war-torn areas to treat the wounded and the needy.</span></span><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 61653 at Lessons From Their Lives: Iconic Jeweler Mignon Faget <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What makes an artist into an entrepreneur? For <a href="" target="_blank">jewelry designer Mignon Faget</a>, it was less the kindness of strangers and more the assistance of friends. Mignon, now in her </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">81</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year, still lives in the house she grew up in along Bayou St. John and is the subject of this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 60740 at Tulane Goes Down To The River To Study <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It wasn’t that long ago that the idea surfaced to use the power of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mississippi River as a source for energy. But it turns out that turbines placed near New </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orleans weren’t going to be that effective after all. So some smart folks at Tulane&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University have come up with other ideas.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 13:40:48 +0000 Sharon Litwin 60776 at Art At The Intersection: Public Paintings Are Thanks To Local Nonprofit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New </span>Orleanians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have always found ways to transform the mundane into something a little more festive and lively. Atop the list of monotonous things in this world — sitting in traffic. Next time you’re stopped at a traffic light, look right and look left because </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">you might see something</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 59786 at So Much Fun You'll Want To Go Back To School: Circus Arts At The International School Of Louisiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s impossible to wager how many angry children have told their parents they’re running away to join the circus. Switzerland-native </span>Meret<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Riyhner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> never had such a violent outburst with her parents, but she ended up in the circus anyway. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 58790 at