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Mahalia Jackson Theatre
6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Mahalia Jackson reopens with the LPO

The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.

Andre Perry Commentary
4:31 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Teaching Class in School

Dr. Andre Perry is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of New Orleans, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and CEO of the UNO Charter Schools.

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Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
6:21 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Zulu 100th Anniversary

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2009 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of New Orleans' most renowned benevolent societies and Carnival organizations. A yearlong exhibit opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square, exploring Zulu's origins, unique Carnival traditions and civic contributions.

More information at:

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/zulu/index.htm

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Church Closings
4:21 am
Tue January 6, 2009

Church occupation ends

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has ended the occupation of two churches where parishioners have been battling plans to permanently close the doors. Police made sure the churches were vacated.

Church Closings
9:21 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Parishioners talk about church closings

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has yet to settle the disputed closings of the Church of Good Counsel and St. Henry Church in Uptown. Parishioners there continue to occupy the churches, hoping a settlement can be reached.

Audubon Zoo
5:29 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Audubon Zoo tapir celebrates historic birthday

The Audubon Zoo is marking a milestone birthday for a tapir called Melon. He's the second oldest of his kind in zoo captivity.

Features
10:23 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Anti-violence street vigil

Pastor John Raphael Jr. of the New Hope Baptist Church has been preparing his New Year's Eve sermon while holding a vigil at South Claiborne Avenue and Felicity Street. 

Pastor Raphael had thought his three-day fast and anti-violence vigil would be a solitary experience. But his signs calling for and end to the city's killings have drawn supporters to his encampment on the neutral ground. He chose the spot for its memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Community
10:09 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Chris Paul opens hoops courts in NOLA

New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul opened the first of three basketball courts his foundation is refurbishing in the city.

Mississippi River Spill
9:29 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Tug Captain Testifies on Oil Spill

There's new testimony in the Coast Guard investigation of July's oil spill in the Mississippi River. After initially declining to participate in the hearings, the tugboat captain who was missing after the collision has now taken the stand. He explains why he left the vessel to drive to Illinois.

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Recovering Recipes
12:01 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Hurricane Katrina Loses To Taste Buds

Times-Picayune culinary sleuths Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker are helping local foodies rebuild post-Katrina — one recipe at a time. They stopped by the WWNO studios to talk to our Diane Mack about their latest project: Cooking Up a Storm.

Recipes from Cooking Up A Storm, reprinted with permission from editors Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker

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