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Coming up in the Quarter: Stories from Leah Chase

Mar 10, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Before Leah Chase became the culinary luminary of Dooky Chase's Restaurant, she had to start somewhere. Right out of school, Leah took her first restaurant job in a little cafe in the French Quarter. It was during that time that she found her calling as a restaurateur and met some memorable characters along the way. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Leah takes us back to her early days working in the Quarter.

Jeff Tweedy
American Routes

Each week, American Routes brings you Shortcuts, a sneak peek at our upcoming show. This week, host Nick Spitzer talks to Wilco bandleader Jeff Tweedy. Tweedy tells of growing up in the blue-collar town of Belleville Illinois, where music became his creative outlet. To hear the full program, tune in Saturday at 7 or Sunday at 6 on WWNO, or listen at americanroutes.org

This week on All Things New Orleans we'll speak with Xavier University of Louisiana's Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities and professor of African American Music, Dr. Michael White. He'll share information about the upcoming Culture of New Orleans Series, "The Sacred and the Sinful: Hymns and Blues in New Orleans Jazz," coming up Sunday, March 12, at 2pm in the University Center McCaffrey Ballroom.

Cabbages will be flying as St. Patrick's Day parades roll in New Orleans. Just watch your face!
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It’s March in New Orleans, parades are again on the calendar and feasts are on the itinerary. Have fun, but for heaven’s sake, beware of flying produce and at all times, watch out for your teeth.

I’m talking about a different type of seasonal awareness for our food, and one that was brought home to me in a natural but still unlikely place – the dentist chair.

Magician Mike Dardant, on this week's Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

There’s so much music and film in New Orleans, we could do a weekly show exclusively about show business. Even if we were to do that, this edition of Out to Lunch would still be out of the ordinary. Peter's lunch guests are in very non-traditional aspects of the entertainment industry.

Gustave Blache III

Today on Inside the Arts, conversation with New Orleans painter Gustave Blache III.  His latest exhibit, A Work in Process, opens at the Louisiana  Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge.  The acclaimed painter, who currently resides in New York, looks back on his 20 year career and includes a new series of works focusing on art conservation.

Infrogmation of New Orleans

Festival season will be here before we know it, and for residents of Mid-City, that means rolling with a boat parade at the annual Bayou Boogaloo Festival in May. Jared Zeller joined NolaVie’s Brian Friedman in the studio for a sneak preview of the aquatic music festival.    

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Founder of the McKenna Museum
Kim Coleman

This week on All Things New Orleans we explore The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African-American Art. The McKenna Museum is committed to the preservation of distinct culture found within the African American community and dedicated to the accessibility of fine art through innovative programs and exhibits.

James Michalopoulos

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with painter James Michalopoulos.  A new exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Waltzing the Muse, celebrates his career with a 30-year retrospective. 

Then, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans presents Great Scott! Joplin in the Quarter, featuring pianist Richard Dowling performing a selection of Joplin's best known masterpieces in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ragtime King's death.

This week on The Reading Life:  Jami Attenberg, whose wonderful new novel is All Grown Up. We’ll also hear from novelist Colson Whitehead, author of the National Book Award winner, The Underground Railroad.

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