New Orleans, LA – Zoe Sullivan reports on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, Eve Abrams speaks with residents of the Batture for their opinion on the rising Mississippi, and Ronnie Virgets shares a humorous story about his single-day career as a salesman.
The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009 helped kick off the return of Return to Forever, the stellar fusion band from the 1970s — now a trio with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White on piano, bass and drums, respectively.
New Orleans, La. – Gates told thousands of Rotary members at the Convention Center that the fight to eradicate polio worldwide is 99 percent complete.
"This last one percent will be the longest, hardest one percent. It will require more work and commitment than ever before."
Rotary clubs around the world have been struggling to wipe out polio through vaccinations since 1985. Gates is now spearheading the effort through the Bill and Melinda Gats Foundation, calling it his top priority.
New Orleans, LA – Booksellers Donna Allen, Judith Lafitte, and Britton Trice offer their picks for beach reading. Poet Kelly Harris reads her work, and novelist Clarence Nero invites listeners to the first Bayou Soul Writers' Conference.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the acclaimed first novel by New Orleans native - current Stanford University creative writing teacher - and recent Tennessee Williams Festival panelist Skip Horack - "The Eden Hunter"...
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New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Museum of Art continues it's 100th Anniversary celebration with Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights artistic and cultural ties between the Crescent City and Africa with a look at 100 sculptural works in the museum's permanent collection of African Art on view thru July 17th.