wwno – The Creative Alliance of New Orleans is offering a citywide venue for purchasing original works of art directly from the artists. Spokeswoman April Posch (posh) says people on the self-guided tours will also get a chance to see displays of residents' private collections.
Tara Ooms of Covington talks with her father, Kevin Ooms of Cedar Lake, Indiana, about his life as a steel-mill worker and devoted family man. He never got a higher education, but he says his 38 years at the mill as a worker and later in management paid for the education she used to become a veterinarian.
Tara and her sister both followed in their father's footsteps in working a job he once did as a youth. In this conversation recorded April 5th, she talks about his early years, and what he's most enjoyed about his family legacy.
New Orleans, LA – Listener-supported radio icon WWOZ makes thirty the first weekend of December. Paul Maassen sat down with the station's general manager to commemorate the milestone.
Beginning at 12pm this coming Saturday, December 4th, WWOZ will celebrate its anniversary with a second line parade on the corner of Elysian Fields and Decatur. A concert will follow at Tipitina's later in the evening. More information is available on WWOZ's website.
New Orleans, La. – Internationally acclaimed architects and artists cast an eye to the future of design as they kick-off the 4th Annual DesCours Exhibition. The experimental architectural installations occupy hidden spaces in the French Quarter and CBD. The art and music event opens to the public Saturday December 4th and runs nightly from 6 to 10 through December 12th. More info at DesCours.us
New Orleans, La. – If you find yourself at a festival this weekend that features an orange peeling contest one day and a shrimp peeling contest the next, you know you must be in Plaquemines Parish. Specifically, that would be the Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival, where locals gather to party and to celebrate the harvests of this exceptionally productive parish.