arts & culture http://wwno.org en The Reading Life With Richard Sexton, Justin Go, Beth Ann Fennelly And Tom Franklin http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-richard-sexton-justin-go-beth-ann-fennelly-and-tom-franklin <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">This week on&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">The Reading Life</i><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">:&nbsp;Photographer Richard Sexton, whose new book is C</span><i style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">reole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere</i><span style Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:43:52 +0000 Susan Larson 58585 at http://wwno.org ArtBreak celebrates 30 years of promoting arts education http://wwno.org/post/artbreak-celebrates-30-years-promoting-arts-education A student art festival that began 30 years ago at the Municipal Auditorium as a political statement to support art education in Louisiana public schools is bigger than ever today. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 58543 at http://wwno.org Sarah Vowell Riffs On Satchmo, 'The Incredibles' And Andrew Jackson http://wwno.org/post/sarah-vowell-riffs-satchmo-incredibles-and-andrew-jackson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Noted writer, historian and former <em>This American Life</em>&nbsp;contributor Sarah </span>Vowell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be in town to speak at Tulane’s Freeman Auditorium on Wednesday, April 16. And while she’s in town, the author of books like <em>The Wordy Shipmates</em>, <em>Assassination Vacation</em>&nbsp;and <em>Unfamiliar Fishes</em> will likely pay a visit to the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (</span>NOCCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). She might also check out some of Louis Armstrong’s old haunts.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:11:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 58325 at http://wwno.org Talking Cinema With Filmmaker Henry Griffin http://wwno.org/post/talking-cinema-filmmaker-henry-griffin <p><a href="http://ftca.uno.edu/facbios/facultybiosDetail.php?10" target="_blank">Henry Griffin</a> is an Artist in Residence in film at the University of New Orleans. He joins us each month to discuss an aspect of the movie scene in and around New Orleans. This installment? Revival houses, pop-ups, outdoor spaces and other places to see movies besides the major multiplex.</p><p>Henry's suggestions for a few places to catch an old film the way it was meant to be seen: in a group audience.</p><p>Classic theaters:</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Jack Hopke & Henry Griffin 58126 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: Dr. John Plays French Quarter Fest, And Indian Classical Music Meets Jazz http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-dr-john-plays-french-quarter-fest-and-indian-classical-music-meets-jazz <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:05:45 +0000 Diane Mack 58212 at http://wwno.org 2014 French Quarter Festival Map http://wwno.org/post/2014-french-quarter-festival-map <p>The 2014 French Quarter Festival is April 10-13. Over 1,400 musicians will perform on 21 stages located throughout French Quarter and along the riverfront.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:15:39 +0000 Jason Saul 58192 at http://wwno.org Is French Quarter Fest Still For The Locals? http://wwno.org/post/french-quarter-fest-still-locals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the course of 31 years,</span><a href="http://www.fqfi.org/news/?cat=9" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> New Orleans' French Quarter Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has grown from a small event to the largest free music festival in the United States. Along with Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras, it's become one of the crown jewels in Louisiana's cultural economy.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with executive director Marci </span>Schramm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the festival's growth and its plans for the future.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 56113 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Zachary Lazar, Frances Mayes And Whitney Stewart http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-zachary-lazar-frances-mayes-and-whitney-stewart <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>The Reading Life</em>: Tulane University’s Zachary Lazar, whose new novel of Jewish identity is </span><a href="https://www.octaviabooks.com/aff/WWNO/book/v/9780316254038" target="_blank"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">I Pity the Poor Immigrant</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Susan Larson 57996 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Artist George Dureau Dead At 83 http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-artist-george-dureau-dead-83 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">George </span>Dureau<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is widely acclaimed as one of New Orleans' most significant artists in the latter part of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century and early </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He died Monday after a several-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:13:13 +0000 Fred Kasten 57993 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: Musaica Inspired By Stars, Plus Debut Of Singing Divas Ingrid Lucia & Lena Prima http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-musaica-inspired-stars-plus-debut-singing-divas-ingrid-lucia-lena-prima <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:30:43 +0000 Diane Mack 57545 at http://wwno.org