New Orleans, La. – Big music comes to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre as The New Orleans Opera Association presents Verdi's Requiem. Performances are Friday, January 22nd and Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm.
New Orleans, LA – Harry Shearer's exhibit "Silent Echo Chamber at the CAC, Ken Trahan of neworleans.com sports previews Sunday's Saints-Vikings NFC title game, Poppy Tooker talks with Mike Fennelly and Vicky Bayley about Mike's East West
New Orleans, La. – Cannizzaro told officials gathered for his State of the Criminal Justice System address that his prosecutors are more in synch with police in getting violent offenders behind bars. But he said that he and his staff have spent too many hours justifying his budget requests. Cannizzaro said voters should be asked to amend the city charter to give his office a dedicated stream of revenue he can depend on for budgeting his operations.
New Orleans, LA – Allison Plyer, Deputy Director of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center talks with WWNO's Paul Maassen about their new study: Post-Katrina Commuter Patterns. More info at gnocdc.org
New Orleans – Conversation with writer and University of Louisiana Lafayette Sociology Professor Robert Gramling - one of four authors of the acclaimed new book "Catastrophe in the Making: The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow" - which documents the machinations that led to the creation of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) - and the economic disappointment, environmental crisis, and catastrophic flooding that followed.
New Orleans, La. – The Vice President said New Orleans and other cities and agencies will soon have an opportunity to shed some crushing debt. He said communities must show they still need help to have those loans forgiven.
He made the announcement at the St. Bernard Community Center. Senator Mary Landrieu joined Biden at the event attended by about 300 people. She also arranged for him to visit southwest Louisiana communities still recovering from hurricanes of 2005.