New Orleans, La. – The historic Degas House is the site of a new concert series this month, as a group of talented emerging jazz musicians known as the SAND collective [Same Art/New Direction] forges a unique sound. The concerts are held Thursday evenings through the month of February from 7 to 10. February 17th features WATIV at 7pm, Rex Gregory at 8:30pm. On February 24th, The Session at 7pm and Sasha Masakowski's Musical Playground at 8:30pm. The Degas House is located at 2306 Esplanade Avenue.
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans is a town with a culinary identity quite unlike anywhere else in the world. But we're also a city where the most universal of all American comfort foods, the most crowd-pleasing, democratic, everyman meal, has an especially close following. That's the hamburger, of course, and perhaps the best illustration of what I'm talking about can be boiled down to two words: Burger Week.
New Orleans, La. – Communities from Florida to Texas will be asked over the next 18 months about what they want their regions to look like in the future, and how that can be accomplished. At a Plaquemines Parish news conference, foundation chairman King Milling says a coordinated plan must be devised to make the coast resilient to storms, rising seas and disasters, like the BP oil spill.
New Orleans, LA – This week, the program features John Bemelmans Marciano, author and illustrator of Madeline at the White House, and grandson ofSusan Larson Madeline's original creator. Megan Burns recites a poem and Fred Kasten interviews Bud Faust, author of Great Moments in New Orleans History, Vol.2, in the latest edition of Sound of Books.
New Orleans, LA – Novelists Rexanne Becnel and Robin Wells talk about SOLA, the south Louisiana chapter of the Romance Writers of America, in observation of Valentine's Day. Poet Brad Richard debuts his new book, "Motion Studies," and Fred Kasten interviews David Lummis, author of "The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans."