arts & culture http://wwno.org en Jazz Musician Lionel Ferbos Dies At 103 http://wwno.org/post/jazz-musician-lionel-ferbos-dies-103 <p>New Orleans has lost one of its oldest jazz musicians. Lionel Ferbos&nbsp;passed away Saturday — two days after he turned 103 years old.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 65015 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: MASNO Piano Competition, UK Gift Honors Shakespeare At Tulane, And A Math Musical http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-masno-piano-competition-uk-gift-honors-shakespeare-tulane-and-math-musical <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inside the Arts, </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> </em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Musical Arts Society of New Orleans</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is celebrating a silver anniversary as it presents the</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> New Orleans International Piano Competition and Keyboard Festival.</em></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:42:22 +0000 Diane Mack 64557 at http://wwno.org Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri http://wwno.org/post/celebrating-frozen-daiquiri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual Tales of the Cocktail event is currently underway in New Orleans, celebrating the city's contribution as birthplace of </span><a href="http://wwno.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail" style="line-height: 1.5;">the American cocktail</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the culture that has grown out of it. But there is one mixed drink you can get almost anywhere in Louisiana that has spawned a very different kind of culture.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Scott Gold 64497 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry And Judith Lafitte http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-jeff-beachbum-berry-and-judith-lafitte <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">This week on <em>The Reading Life</em>, we're getting ready for that annual July celebration, Tales of the Cocktail. Jeff "Beachbum" Berry talks about his wildly entertaining history,&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them</span></em><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Susan Larson 64451 at http://wwno.org Bring Your Own Presents: 'Lessons From A Glass House' http://wwno.org/post/bring-your-own-presents-lessons-glass-house <p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:13:00 +0000 Jessica Placzek 64171 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: One Singular Sensation, A Fund Catapults Arts, And Doo-Wop Is Back! http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-one-singular-sensation-fund-catapults-arts-and-doo-wop-back <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">6</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;longest running show in Broadway history opens this weekend as Summer Lyric Theater presents&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Chorus Line</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:03:02 +0000 Diane Mack 64127 at http://wwno.org The Kentucky Sisters And Old-Time Tunes As Doorways To History http://wwno.org/post/kentucky-sisters-and-old-time-tunes-doorways-history Did you know that John F. Kennedy was a Republican? Neither did I. But that's what one of my college students guessed in a course on news writing. I asked another kid what period followed the Industrial Age and she said, "The Golden Age?" We moved on.<p>But whenever I'm tempted to despair about a generation that looks ever-forward, I buy a cupcake and a big mug of coffee. That's because Launa Reed works at a cafe in New Orleans that sells the best cupcakes in the history of cupcakes — you can quote me on that. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:01 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 64012 at http://wwno.org Bastille Day Comes To La Nouvelle-Orléans http://wwno.org/post/bastille-day-comes-la-nouvelle-orl-ans <p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Renée Peck 63712 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts: Essence Festival Kicks Off Independence Weekend, Elisa Fiorello Dease, Jason Mott http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-essence-festival-kicks-independence-weekend-elisa-fiorello-dease-jason-mott <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts, </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the&nbsp;20th Essence Festival kicks off Independence weekend. We catch up with Prince protégé, singer Elisa Fiorillo Dease, who will perform with the pop icon in the Superdome.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:14:07 +0000 Diane Mack 63816 at http://wwno.org Pop Culture Podcast: The 2014 Essence Festival http://wwno.org/post/pop-culture-podcast-2014-essence-festival <p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:36:23 +0000 Jason Saul & Alison Fensterstock & Keith Spera 63720 at http://wwno.org