Hundreds of musicians, dancers and performers from across the country are heading to Trinity Episcopal Church for the 327th birthday celebration honoring J.S.Bach. It's the 15th annual Bach Around the Clock, which includes
Listeners familiar with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra have probably heard of its conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto. Although his charming disposition is immediately recognizable to audiences old and new, many do not know about Prieto's personal journey to the center of the stage. Listen as he discusses this and the friends he's bringing with him.
Every year thousands descend on the New Orleans Fairgrounds, but few know about the course's hidden plot of land that fed families years ago. Louis Broussard recollects about his time at this secret garden. Then we'll hear how a North Carolina farmer uses her investigative journalism background as a vantage point for her new career as a cattle farmer.
Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, part three of our three-part series featuring writers who are appearing at this year's Tennessee Williams Festival. Today we're spotlighting DeLisle, Mississippi writer Jesmyn Ward, author of the 2011 National Book Award winning novel Salvage the Bones.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the resignation of longtime federal prosecutor Sal Perricone over anonymous and scathing website postings is justified by the facts of the case.
“I think Sal evidently has a very serious problem. And I think that some of the things that he has said and the way that he has done it has posed, you know, a huge problem that we have to work through. The US Attorney and the Justice Department said they’re going to do a full and thorough investigation. I take them at their word that they’re going to do that.”
This week on The Reading Life: Novelist and playwright John Biguenet, whose new work “Broomstick,” will have a staged reading at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. We'll also talk with New Orleans writing marathon director Dr. Richard Louth, who'll be leading a group of writers around the French Quarter during the Festival weekend.