Sharon Litwin

Host of Notes From New Orleans

Sharon Litwin is the founding president of NolaVie.com, the only daily cultural not-for-profit website of its kind in the United States devoted to exploring all aspects of the quirky, diverse culture of New Orleans. Sharon, along with Renee Peck, NolaVie Managing Editor, wrote, and NolaVie received, a grant from the J-Lab Project of American University, funded through the McCormick Foundation in Chicago, allowing NolaVie to launch in February, 2011. Since 2012, Sharon has produced Notes from New Orleans, a weekly on-air cultural news segment for WWNO that is complemented by her weekly “culture watch” column on NolaVie.

Sharon Litwin retired in 2011 after a 12-year career with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra serving first as Executive Director and then as Senior Vice President for External Affairs. Prior to joining the LPO, Sharon spent more than a decade as an Assistant Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, responsible for raising more than $26 million to build out three new wings and upgrade the original historic building in City Pak.

Sharon’s other professional positions have been as a feature writer for the Living Section of The Times-Picayune newspaper and executive producer with WYES-TV, Public Television in New Orleans. Sharon continues to write features and articles for newspapers and magazines nationwide on a freelance basis and is also the editor of the New Orleans Zagat Restaurant Survey, a position she has held for the past 20 years.

Sharon is the past president of the Contemporary Arts Center, Committee of 21 and Mental Health Association of Metropolitan New Orleans; a past board member of the Arts Council of New Orleans and the Community Access Corporation; and is the founding president of the Crescent City Farmers Market.

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Notes from New Orleans
12:19 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Dr. Siddharth Bhansali

Dr. Siddharth Bhansali's personal collection of bronzes is currently on display at NOMA.

New Orleans, LA – Notes from New Orleans focuses on how and why an amazing collection of Indian art resides right here in the Crescent City. It's one collector's story about obsession.

To read a related article or see a piece of Dr. Bhansali's collection, visit Nolavie.com.

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Notes from New Orleans
10:32 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Reinventing the Crescent

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you "Notes From New Orleans," a peek inside the unique life and culture of our region. This week Sharon Litwin interviews architect Alan Eskew about six miles of the Mississippi riverfront his firm is helping to reinvent.

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Notes from New Orleans
4:34 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Dooky Chase's Art Collection

One of the paintings by Elizabeth Catlett at Dooky Chase restaurant.

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolevie.com, brings you "Notes from New Orleans," a peek inside the unique life and culture of our region. This week Sharon Litwin is visiting Dooky Chase restaurant to satiate her appetite. However, Litwin isn't longing for the food this time around.

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Notes from New Orleans
7:07 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Darwin the Dinosaur

Iridescent dinosaurs are brought to live by dancers Ian and Elenor Carney.

New Orleans, LA – WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you "Notes from New Orleans," a weekly peekin inside the unique life and culture of our city and region. This week we're turning our attention to a pair of successful ballet stars who've returned home to New Orleans and brought their newest pet home with them...a most unusual dinosaur. Sharon Litwin spoke with dancers Ian and Elenor Carney for the story.

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