New Orleans,La. – Public television producer Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill, curator with The Historic New Orleans Collection, celebrate New Orleans' holiday traditions in their new book, Christmas in New Orleans, just out from Pelican Publishing Company. The authors will sign copies of their book on Sunday, December 20, 2009 ... 1pm, at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has announced budget cuts he says are to the "bare bones." He said next year's budget approved by the City Council gave him no choice but to slash spending.
Mayor Nagin said City Hall and other offices will be closed on Fridays. Police will have to make do with the amount of fuel it used at levels set last year. City workers will be paying more money for reduced health care.
New Orleans – Here's audio from the New Orleans Mayoral candidates' debate recorded live, at Xavier University, Tuesday evening, 12/15/2009. The debate was presented by WDSU-TV6 in collaboration with a group of New Orleans community non-profit groups and WWNO-FM, and was moderated by WDSU's Norman Robinson.
New Orleans – Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout's new biography "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong" - is drawing rave reviews from critics, Armstrong scholars and jazz historians all over the country. WWNO's Fred Kasten recently had the chance to talk with Terry Teachout about "Pops"...
New Orleans, La. – Acclaimed artist, world traveler and now children's author, Alex Beard, takes youngsters on an African adventure in his new book, The Jungle Grapevine. He'll read and sign copies of the book, and engage youngsters in art activities at Borders Bookstore Uptown, 3338 St. Charles Avenue, Saturday December 12,2009 at 2PM.