Mezcal Jazz Unit http://wwno.org en Foreign Artists Visit Louisiana and the Times-Picayune Slowly Dissolves http://wwno.org/post/foreign-artists-visit-louisiana-and-times-picayune-slowly-dissolves <p>It&#39;s time for the final spring edition of All Things New Orleans for 2012. On this week&#39;s program, we&#39;ll hear about the arts and hard news: a Texan visual artist, a French jazzman, and a disappearing local newspaper. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 23:35:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 13834 at http://wwno.org For Mezcal Jazz Unit, Collaboration is the Key http://wwno.org/post/mezcal-jazz-unit-collaboration-key <p>Jazz has evolved into a genre of music that incorporates many distinctive styles since it began on the streets of New Orleans a hundred years ago. Often,&nbsp;the key to its evolution is cross-cultural cooperation.</p><p>On this week&#39;s <em>Notes from New&nbsp;Orleans</em>,&nbsp;we&#39;ll hear from the leader of <a href="http://www.mezcaljazzunit.com/">a French jazz group </a>that has returned to Louisiana in pursuit&nbsp;of his persistent&nbsp;desire to collaborate. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:53:22 +0000 Sharon Litwin 13751 at http://wwno.org