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.

BECNO

Many people boast about wanting “education for all,” but when asked what that looks like, they’re not exactly sure of the details. The educational vision of Nicole Young is clear. She's the Executive Director of Bard Early College in New Orleans. In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, Kelley Crawford invites Nicole to share Bard's big news.

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Prospect.4

Prospect 4 is a contemporary art triennial, taking place now through February 25 at 17 venues across New Orleans. Its theme is “The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp," and the idea is to offer artworks that ponder the connection between New Orleans and the world. NolaVie's Renée Peck sat down with artist Satch Hoyt to hear about his work, which is on display at the Old US Mint.

Ideas Fly On And Off The Page At Antenna's Paper Machine

Jan 18, 2018
David Benedetto

The local arts organization, Antenna, has opened a new print shop and art installation in the Lower 9th Ward called Paper Machine. Just in time for its first public event, Antenna's Executive Director, Bob Snead and artist Christopher Deris visited the studio to talk about the project with NolaVie's David Benedetto.   

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Confetti Kids

Local filmmaker Russell Blanchard has proof that change can begin in your own backyard. His award-winning film, 'The Lot' tells the story of a West Bank neighborhood coming together after Hurricane Katrina, and now, the film has started a community movement of its own. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman speaks with Russell to learn more.

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Library of Congress

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 Battle of New Orleans, in a segment we call Pirates and Nuns.

Kelley Crawford

Winters in New Orleans don’t exactly conjure up images of frozen lakes and ear muffs. Yet, there is one exception to this rule and her name is Sarah Zanolli. She's a professional figure skater and New Orleans’ official Ice Ambassador. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford catches up with Sarah during the final stretch of this year’s ChristmasFest.

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While Best-Known For Jazz, NOLA Knows The Blues, Too

Dec 21, 2017
Cable Piano Co.

When you think about New Orleans music, you probably hear a joyful sound -- the perfect soundtrack to dancing in the street. But much of our musical heritage is rooted in a darker sound: the blues. For more about New Orleans blues, NolaVie’s Brian Friedman spoke with Professor Ric Stewart.

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Rebecca Catalanello

The Louisiana Prison Education Coalition approaches education with a 360-degree model. They aim to ensure individuals in the prison system can achieve their educational goals, and they seek to educate the public about prison. Professor Elizabeth Steeby joins NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk more about the Coalition’s work within the Orleans Justice Center.   

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Black Girl Giggles Collective

The Black Girl Giggles Collective hosts events throughout the year that spotlight black women in comedy. In this edition of Notes from New Orleans, NolaVie’s David Benedetto sits down with Camille Roane, comic and co-founder of the Collective.  

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New Orleans City Park

Editor's Note: In celebration of the city’s upcoming Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better: New Orleans Then and Now. In it, we look at offbeat aspects of the city’s history and their parallels in the present. Today we go to City Park, in a segment we call A Walk in the Park.

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