Notes from New Orleans http://wwno.org en Even 300 Years Ago, A 'Frat Boy' Ran Amok In New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/even-300-years-ago-frat-boy-ran-amok-new-orleans <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">In 2004, the <a href="http://www.hnoc.org/pipedreams/" target="_blank">Historic New Orleans Collection </a>acquired a remarkable document written by Marc-Antoine Caillot a 21-year-old French adventurer who came to <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:city> almost 300 years ago. This travelogue, one of the most significant finds of its kind, has been translated into English and is now in print as a book.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">On <em>Notes from New Orleans</em> Sharon Litwin talks to historian Erin Greenwald about this <a href="http://hnoc.tamretail.net/SelectSKU.aspx?skuid=1008149" target="_blank">amazing and amusing documentation </a>of life in French Colonial New Orleans. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 36735 at http://wwno.org Tulane City Center Extends Outreach To Neighborhoods, Communities http://wwno.org/post/tulane-city-center-extends-outreach-neighborhoods-communities <p></p><p></p><p><span style='font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>While many of us are aware of <st1:placename w:st="on">Tulane</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">University</st1:placetype>’s well regarded <st1:placetype w:st="on">School</st1:placetype> of <st1:placename w:st="on">Architecture</st1:placename>, fewer know about <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on"><a href="http://architecture.tulane.edu/outreach/tulane-city-center" target="_blank">Tulane</a></st1:placename><a href="http://architecture.tulane.edu/outreach/tulane-city-center" target="_blank"> </a><st1:placetype w:st="on"><a href="http://architecture.tulane.edu/outreach/tulane-city-center" target="_blank">City</a></st1:placetype><a href="http://architecture.tulane.edu/outreach/tulane-city-center" target="_blank"> </a><st1:placetype w:st="on"><a href="http://architecture.tulane.edu/outreach/tulane-city-center" target="_blank">Center</a></st1:placetype></st1:place><a href="http://architecture.tulane.edu/outreach/tulane-city-center" target="_blank"> </a>and its outreach projects into the community.</span></p><p><span style='font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>Sharon Litwin talks with <a href="http://www.tulanecitycenter.org/about/" target="_blank">Maurice Cox</a>, its recently appointed new director about the Center’s plans for <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:city>.</span> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 36734 at http://wwno.org Old German Church In Marigny Transformed Into Performance Space http://wwno.org/post/old-german-church-marigny-transformed-performance-space <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What happens when a classically trained pianist meets a closed-up church in the </span>Marigny<span style="line-height: 1.5;">? Why </span><a href="http://www.marignyoperahouse.org/about/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">he turns it into an opera house</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Dave </span>Hurlbert<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the man behind that mission.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 34967 at http://wwno.org Big Chief Casby Prepares Mirthful Celebration on West Bank http://wwno.org/post/big-chief-casby-prepares-mirthful-celebration-west-bank <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many members of our community, Carnival is not complete without a glimpse of at least one extraordinary, only-in-</span><a href="http://www.mardigrasindians.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And even though there's been a couple of </span><a href="http://www.wwno.org/post/photos-super-sunday" style="line-height: 1.5;">occasions for street sightings </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">— like Mardi Gras Day, Uptown Super Sunday, and Downtown Super Sunday — those events are long past.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, on this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em> Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells us about&nbsp;one last&nbsp;chance to see the tribes en masse, and it's coming up soon.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 33092 at http://wwno.org Hear Music from Musaica's Upcoming "Green" Performance http://wwno.org/post/hear-music-musaicas-upcoming-green-performance <p></p><p></p><p>The performance life of a symphony musician requires complete professional perfection. Their rigorous days are spent responding to the singular interpretation of conductors and music directors, so when it's time to unwind many choose leisurely hobbies.</p><p>Still, others <a href="http://www.musaica.org/2012-13_Season.html" target="_blank">can't get away from playing more music</a>. Sharon Litwin finds out why on this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:31:50 +0000 Sharon Litwin 33091 at http://wwno.org John Besh Brings It On Home http://wwno.org/post/john-besh-brings-it-home <p></p><p>New Orleans chef John Besh's <a href="http://www.wyes.org/" target="_blank">new cooking series</a> premieres this week on PBS affiliates around the country. Besh is not only<a href="http://www.chefjohnbesh.com/restaurants.html" target="_blank"> the owner of nine acclaimed restaurants</a> and author of two award-winning cookbooks, but also a devoted husband and father of four young sons.</p><p>On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin talks with John about how he manages to control all of his life's moving parts. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:48:02 +0000 Sharon Litwin 32274 at http://wwno.org Everyone's Gone to the Movies http://wwno.org/post/everyones-gone-movies <p>For almost 40 years, one specific New Orleanian has been a constant in <a href="http://www.chalmettemovies.com/" target="_blank">the movie theater business</a>. He's a movie maven who's passion for art films and indies has lead him all over the greater New Orleans area: from Gentilly to Bay St. Louis to Chalmette.</p><p>On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin talks with the one and only Wennie Schulz. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:23:26 +0000 Sharon Litwin 30800 at http://wwno.org Jazz Percussionist Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band; Goodnight Show; Singers of United Lands http://wwno.org/post/jazz-percussionist-brian-blade-and-fellowship-band-goodnight-show-singers-united-lands <div><p><span style="font-family: arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 30564 at http://wwno.org Executive Director of New Orleans Public Library Celebrates 1st Anniversary in City http://wwno.org/post/executive-director-new-orleans-public-library-celebrates-1st-anniversary-city <p></p><p>Whether you remember the original movie presentation of <em>The Music Man</em> from 1962, or the made-for-television version from 2003, you no doubt carry with you the images of Marian the Librarian.</p><p>On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon Litwin reports that Marian wouldn't recognize <a href="http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org/welcome.htm" target="_blank">today's libraries</a>. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:26:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 30234 at http://wwno.org "Late Night" in New Orleans Takes on New Meaning http://wwno.org/post/late-night-new-orleans-takes-new-meaning <p></p><p></p><p>If you've ever watched any late-night television, you probably know that Jay Leno's program broadcasts from Los Angeles and that David Letterman records his show from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. And while those empires of late-night are indeed thousands of miles away, the opportunity to attend a talk show is closer than you might expect.</p><p>On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with the ukele-playing musical host and producer of the Crescent City's own<a href="http://cafeistanbulnola.com/shows/goodnight-show-john-calhoun"> Goodnight Show</a>. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:48:25 +0000 Sharon Litwin 29780 at http://wwno.org