NOCCA http://wwno.org en 'Plessy Day' Commemorates New Orleans Civil Rights Landmark http://wwno.org/post/plessy-day-commemorates-new-orleans-civil-rights-landmark <p>On Friday&nbsp;NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, celebrates with music, guest speakers, a second line and more. The occasion? Plessy Day.</p><p>That name should bring to mind history class, and the landmark 1890s Supreme Court case <em>Plessy versus Ferguson</em>, in which the court upheld racial segregation and "separate but equal" as a legal standard.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:59:53 +0000 Eve Troeh 37003 at http://wwno.org An Evening with William Joyce — The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore http://wwno.org/post/evening-william-joyce-fantastic-flying-books-mr-morris-lessmore <p>Octavia Books, 89.9 WWNO and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts invite you to join us for a special evening with William Joyce, celebrating the release of his amazing new picture book, <i>The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore</i>.</p><p>The program will include a screening of Joyce&#39;s Academy Award-winning short film inspired by the story, followed by an interview of the author by Susan Larson for WWNO&#39;s <i>The Reading Life</i>. There will also be a book-signing and light refreshments.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:09:19 +0000 WWNO Staff 14117 at http://wwno.org Fast Paced, Edgy Contemporary Ballet http://wwno.org/post/fast-paced-edgy-contemporary-ballet <p>He&#39;s hailed&nbsp;as one of the most innovative dance-makers of his generation.&nbsp; And now, Stephen&nbsp;Petronio ... Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:52:23 +0000 Diane Mack 6280 at http://wwno.org Michael Jackson Choreographer Teaches NOCCA Students http://wwno.org/post/michael-jackson-choreographer-teaches-nocca-students <p>Students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts had lots of questions for a visitor this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;Choreographer Travis Payne explained how a teenager from Atlanta, Georgia, ended up dancing with Michael Jackson. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 5349 at http://wwno.org The Week of Heroes http://wwno.org/post/week-heroes <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cfc3e35ceaa-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cfc3e35ceaa-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cfc3e35ceaa-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-926688.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> Poppy talks to Ashley Gramham about who is not eating in Louisiana and NOCCA student's winning recipe for Emeril's restaurants.</p> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:45:16 +0000 Poppy Tooker 2501 at http://wwno.org