New Orleans – He lived modestly - kept to himself - had few relatives and no close friends - yet when New Orleans native John T. Mendes died in 1965 - he left behind a rich legacy of over 600 remarkable photographs of the people and places of the Crescent City in the early years of the 20th century. Those photographs are now spotlighted in a new book from UNO Press - and exhibition at the Historic New Orleans Collection. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...
New Orleans, La. – Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from Walt Disney Studios opens for an exclusive run at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit includes works from The Princess and the Frog, an animated comedy set in New Orleans.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Youth Empowerment Project Nov. 19, 2009
For many young New Orleanians, growing up means maneuvering an environment of pervasive poverty, violence, illiteracy, drugs and bleak personal economic prospects. These are the kids commonly dubbed "at risk," and often they find very little help or guidance at home.
But the local nonprofit Youth Empowerment Project helps fill that void of support, and demonstrates that risks needn't become devastating realities.