This week on Harry Shearer's Le Show: Face the Meet, Kabuki, Annals of Trash Talk, News of NiceCorps,What the Frack?, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Bad Banks, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!
Continuum this week will present Part II of a program devoted to music from Ottaviano Petrucci's historic music publication, "Harmonice Musices Odehcaton", the first printed sheet music document, published in 1501. The performers will be New York Pro Musica and the ensemble Fretwork. CDs used are: Petrucci - The First Printer of Music (New York Pro Musica) - copy of LP Decca Records DL 79435 and Harmonice Musices Odehcaton (Fretwork) - Harmonia Mundi HMU 907291.
On this week’s Louisiana Eats!, we visit the Greek Isles without ever leaving the bayou. Holy Trinity Cathedral on Bayou St. John in New Orleans is home to the oldest Greek Orthodox community in North America. For over 150 years, this tight-knit community has combined food and faith in the traditional way of their ancient ancestors. For 42 years, Trinity members have welcomed thousands of visitors to their annual Greek Festival.
As part of a 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina initiative, Habitat for Humanity is putting up ten new homes in New Orleans East. A few hundred volunteers are spending the next 10 days along America street in New Orleans East. They’re putting up new single family homes in lots vacant since Hurricane Katrina and Rita flooded this neighborhood.
Tracing the roots of a widespread network of New Orleans restaurateurs back to one Greek island and one shared American story.
“Opa!” that’s the universal Greek exclamation of joy, and you’ll be hearing it a lot this weekend as the Greek Festival returns to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Lakeview. But for some of those sharing in the opa spirit, the toast is about more than just the revelry of the moment.
Louisiana's controversial Marriage and Conscience Act failed to win approval in Baton Rouge this session. The bill would have prohibited the state from punishing businesses for having religious beliefs that say "marriage is between one man and one woman." Critics of the bill say it would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
After the the bill failed, Governor Bobby Jindal stepped in and issued an executive order to accomplish the intent of the bill.
Recently Louisiana senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy signed a letter asking that FEMA eliminate the requirement that states address climate change in disaster planning to receive federal funding. Read the full letter here.
This week on Inside the Arts, the 4th annual Birdfoot Festival gets underway. Chamber music will fill venues across the city. The festival will also mark the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with Waterlines: A Hymn for New Orleans, a musical journey incorporating spoken word and poetry.
Then, the New Orleans Opera Association is launching a youth vocal competition targeting sophomores, juniors and seniors in high schools across Louisiana.
And, Central City remembers favorite son and nationally acclaimed sculptor Jeffrey Cook with an exhibition and reception.