New Orleans, La. – Mitch Landrieu will take the oath of office in Gallier Hall. His wife, Cheryl, announced details in the Greek Revival landmark building alongside the transition team of volunteers. St. Charles streetcars will be diverted during the street festival. The public is asked to bring can goods to be donated to the Second Harvesters Food Bank. A nighttime gala is planned for neighborhood groups at Mardi Gras World.
New Orleans – New Orleans is back in the national media spotlight in a big way this week - thanks to the impending premiere Sunday night of the new HBO series "Treme" - co-created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer - late of the critically acclaimed - and fanatically followed series "The Wire." WWNO's Fred Kasten recently sat down with Eric Overmyer - and two New Orleans members of "Treme's" writing staff - Tom Piazza and Lolis Elie - to talk about the series...
New Orleans, LA – Eric Overmyer, Kermit Rufins and Lolis Eric Ellie talk with Fred Kasten about Treme, The week in business with Greg Larose of New Orleans City Business, Marci Schramm of French Quarter Fest, and Susan Cowsill
New Orleans – New Orleans trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard won the 2009 Grand Prix du Disque for his cd "Choices" - and his quintet will play music from "Choices" at Jazz Fest Saturday, April 24, 2010.
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New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - conversation with acclaimed novelist - and respected creative writing teacher - John Dufresne - author of the new book "Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months."
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