Notes From New Orleans

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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. The late Sharon Litwin, co-founder of NolaVie.com, began “Notes from New Orleans,” and the legacy is carried on by Renee Peck (journalist), Kelley Crawford (journalist), Sarah Holtz (radio producer), and a team of journalists who cover all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society.

From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraordinary musicians to world class performing artists; from Mardi Gras Indians to pop up restaurants — whether it’s going on Uptown, Downtown or Back of Town, their stories are sure to show up on Notes from New Orleans.

Michael Alford

The Mexican Cultural Institute, now open in the Arts District, promotes the diverse culture of Mexico by collaborating with many Latin American artists. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford invites artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas and institute director Lorena Salazar into the studio to share more about their new space.  

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Spafoo

As people become more immersed in the world of smartphone apps, developers are discovering ways to make the isolated activity more connective. On this week's edition of Notes from New Orleans, Renée Peck meets two local entrepreneurs, Alicia Alonzo-Reynaud and Leigh Isaacson, who each started an app to do just that.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.

The Meteor That Landed in New Orleans

May 3, 2018
Roy Fausset

An abandoned Chinese space lab fell to earth earlier this year, thankfully far from any people. But about 15 years ago, one New Orleans family had a much more impactful encounter from outer space. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Roy Fausset to hear the whole story.  

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

Infrogmation of New Orleans

Jazz Fest is almost here, along with the annual festivities that go on in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. While there are strict rules about what people can sell outside of the festival, there is a whole economy that exists just beyond the gates. You can have an experience at Jazz Fest without even going in. Producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz head to the fest to discover what goes on outside the gates of the Fairgrounds. 

Fernando Lopez

On this week's edition of Notes from New Orleans, producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz meet A Scribe Called Quess, one of the poets appearing at the New Orleans Poetry Festival this weekend.

Los Isleños Museum

This year's Irish Italian Isleños Parade is on Saturday in St. Bernard. And while most people are fairly familiar with the history of Irish and Italians in New Orleans, the same can't quite be said for Los Isleños. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Bill Hyland, director of the Los Isleños Museum Complex, to illuminate this history.  

Listening To Locals: Vox And The Hound

Apr 5, 2018
Vox and the Hound

Here's another installment of NolaVie's Listening to Locals series, a spotlight on New Orleans musical talent. This week, David Benedetto sat down with Leo DeJesus and Andrew Jarman of the band, Vox and the Hound, who are playing shows in support of their latest album, Aloha Shores.  

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Nola to Angola

On Saturday, April 7, Nola to Angola is hosting an 8-mile bike ride and cookout for prison justice. In addition to raising money for four local nonprofits, the ride's goal is to raise awareness about mass incarceration in Louisiana. 

Patrick Shannon

As the city marks its tricentennial year, curator and artist Dr. Fari Nzinga is making sure people of color are not left out of history or the conversation around it. Her exhibit, The Rent Is Too Damn High!, will open on Saturday, April 7 at the Crescent City Boxing Gym. Fari joined NolaVie's Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about the work behind and in front of her exhibit.

The Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carré Digital Survey / The Historic New Orleans Collection

In celebration of the city’s Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now. In it, we look at aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we go to the city’s literary history, in a segment we’ll call Wags and Words.

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