Jazz Fest Minutes
3:09 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Singer Ingrid Lucia Spotlights Songs From New CD - "Midnight Rendezvous" - At Jazz Fest Friday May 6th

New Orleans – Singer Ingrid Lucia features tunes from her new cd - "Midnight Rendezvous" - all co-written with guitarist John Fohl - Friday, May 6th - at Jazz Fest...

To find out more about Ingrid Lucia and "Midnight Rendezvous" - please click here .

For more information about the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - please click here .

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2:09 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Renee Rosnes Quartet On JazzSet

Renee Rosnes performs at the Village Vanguard.
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

In her 20s, Vancouver's Renee Rosnes received a Canada Council of the Arts grant to study jazz in the U.S. High-profile artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson (to name a few) gave her high-powered support. Blue Note Records signed and kept her on the label for more than a decade.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Dance, Rock, Opera !

New Orleans, La. – It's a high energy mix of contemporary American dance, opera and rock music as the New Orleans Ballet Association presents Parsons Dance with the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company in a performance of Remember Me. It's a unique presentation of a tragic tale of star crossed love. Saturday April 16th at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

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Where Y'Eat
3:59 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Lunching During Jury Duty

A bulging plate lunch from one of the quick-serve joints surrounding Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Jury trials at Orleans Parish Criminal Court are on the rise. This means the court needs more jurors, and it means the chances of a New Orleans resident being called for service are higher than ever.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:59 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Plentiful Passover Practices

Creole Oyster Bisque

Serves 8

1 qt. oysters and their juice
3 stalks finely chopped celery
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
3 stalks finely chopped celery
6 tablespoons flour
2 cups oyster liquor (or oyster rinse water)**
2 teaspoons thyme
2 bay leaves
3 medium Idaho potatoes, peeled, cubed and blanched
1 bunch thinly sliced green onions
2 cups heavy cream (or 1/2 & 1/2)
Salt, pepper, hot sauce to taste

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WWNO News Reports
6:58 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Two New Orleans Police Officers Convicted In 2005 Fatal Beating

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:11 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Renowned Folksinger Arlo Guthrie Plays Jazz Fest Sunday May 1st

New Orleans – From the underground success of "Alice's Restaurant" in the 60's - through his 1972 hit version of "City of New Orleans" - to his current "Journey On" tour - Arlo Guthrie has won fans around the world with his engaging music and manner - and brings what he calls "probably my best band ever" to Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 1st...

To find out more about Arlo Guthrie and his current "Journey On" tour that comes to Jazz Fest on May 1st - please click here .

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Education Matters
12:37 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

A New Superintendent for the RSD

New Orleans, LA – Louisiana's Recovery School District has hired John White to replace Paul Vallas as the new superintendent. State superintendent Paul Pastorek formally introduced White at a press conference in New Orleans last week. Angela Taylor has the story.

We also invite your comments or ideas for future reports: educationmatters@wwno.org.

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The Sound of Books
10:57 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Photographer Marie-Dominique Verdier's New Book - "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book of photographs with text by the former New Orleanian Marie-Dominique Verdier - "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing"...

To find out more about Marie-Dominique Verdier - "New Orleans Walls:Still Standing" - Ms. Verdier's upcoming signings in New Orleans - and how proceeds will benefit the St. Bernard Project - please click here .

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