This is New Orleans, one of the country's most distinctive cities. Many aspects of activity, identity, heritage and tradition shape that distinction. Some of those elements are good, some are bad. It's time to look at both. It's time for All Things New Orleans.
The French community in New Orleans has worked with several Francophile and francophone organizations to prepare the city's first-ever "Bastille Day Fete." On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with a member of the local French Consulate to hear how the weekend long celebration will spread joie de vivre.
When the visual media — TV and movies — bring you previews, they're essentially "teasers," extremely short snippets of quick-cut content designed to arouse your curiosity and interest and, sometimes, inflame certain passions. We're going to bring you some previews in the next half-hour, but ours will be extended, fact-based, informative and designed to arouse your curiosity and interest. We leave your passions up to you, here on All Things New Orleans.
We close out the first full week of summer with a mostly "summery" edition of All Things New Orleans. Four different personalities discuss the economy, the media, the entertainment scene, and WWNO's new programming.
Over the past several months New Orleanians have surely noticed the Bead Dog sculptures placed around town by the LA SPCA. Paws on Parade has worked with the artistic community of New Orleans to help raise awareness for animal welfare and the response has been enthusiastic. To honor of the 60th Bead Dog sculpture, Sharon Litwin spoke with the artist responsible for the anthropomorphic pup.
Time to relax with this week's London Sunday Times crossword puzzle. You know, that cryptic exercise with seemingly nonsensical clues made of puns and anagrams. You're trying to figure out the answer to this clue: "The preacher eats pizza while watching a Russian ballerina and listening to a theatrical version of "I Get a Kick Out of You." The answer has 19 letters. Got it? It's All Things New Orleans.
This summer the Department of Theatre Arts + Dance at Loyola University has enlisted a graduate of Moscow's premiere ballet school to help teach the next generation of dancers. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll hear how her dancing principles coincide with the Jesuit's ideals on education.
It's time for the final spring edition of All Things New Orleans for 2012. On this week's program, we'll hear about the arts and hard news: a Texan visual artist, a French jazzman, and a disappearing local newspaper.
A New Orleans newspaper stand holds copies of Wednesday's Times-Picayune, which announced layoffs for 200 employees.
Credit Charles Dharapak / AP
A kayak used by Times-Picayune photographer John McCusker to cover Hurricane Katrina is displayed at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., in 2010. McCusker, who worked for the paper for 25 years, is being laid off.