Notes From New Orleans

Fridays at 8:35 a.m.

Notes from New Orleans is a weekly peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. Sharon Litwin, president and co-founder of NolaVie.com, covers 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.

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Notes From New Orleans
4:51 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Fringe Festival Offers Fresh and Original Performances

Angelle Hebert is set to put on her one-woman show.

The New Orleans Fringe Festival is ready to bring fearless performers to fearless audiences. Now in its fifth year of production, the festival hopes to strengthen relationships between local artists and the community-at-large. For this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin spoke with Fringe's performance coordinator Emilie Whalen about this year's upcoming festivities.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Rural Revolution Puts Women on the Move

Kendra Jones Morris, the founder of Rural Revolution, lives and works in New Orleans.

A New Orleans-based company called Rural Revolution is connecting female artists in the developing world to commercial outlets in the United States.

Kendra Jones Morris, the founder of the business, believes that empowering female entrepreneurs help strengthen community globally and locally. She spoke with Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

"The Drop" Increases Cultural Capital

A sample of the artworks issued in The Drop's first subscription program. Their second subscription is underway right now.

A New Orleans-based creative subscription program called "The Drop" is determined to make collecting art easy, accessible, and fun.

As their second round of subscriptions gets underway, Sharon Litwin speaks with one of the women in charge of the project, Cameron Shaw, on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Ruby Bridges Presents the N.O. Children's Book Festival

The New Orleans Children's Book Festival demonstrates how children from different backgrounds can get to know each other through the love of books. The free festival, now in its third year, is put on by Ruby Bridges, who joins Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:59 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Grocery Store For-A-Day!

Fresh producer will be one of the many items available at the pop-up grocery store taking place at the All Souls Church and Community Center on October 20th.

In recent years, the districts, neighborhoods, and towns that have little access to healthy foods have been dubbed "food deserts." Because some of New Orleans' lowest-income neighborhoods suffer from this situation, the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition is hosting a Grocery Store For-A-Day! event to help alleviate the problem. 

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Sound Design on Display at the CAC

Giorgio Bertuccelli's creative background began in his father's papier-mâché studios, where the fantastic creatures of Mardi Gras came to life. It was there that he began to build his own percussion instruments and experiment with sound. He sits down to talk about his new installation at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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NolaVie
9:30 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Love NOLA: Lagniappe for our servers and small business owners

Brett Will Taylor
Jason Kruppa

I usually use this space to tell a story, to share a moment, about this city all of us love. Today, I want to use it to make a request, to ask a favor.

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Notes from New Orleans
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Textile Designer Camilla Franklin

English designer Camilla Franklin knows how to spin a yarn — quite literally, in fact. On this week's Notes from New Orleans she speaks with Sharon Litwin about her involvement in Louisiana's longstanding textile industry.

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Notes from New Orleans
4:01 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

The Birds & The Bees

Carrollton resident Claudia Garofalo has raised chickens and even honey bees in her Uptown neighborhood for years.

Most people have a dog or two, a couple of cats, even a parakeet. But how would you feel if your neighbors tended to chickens or other unconventional pets? On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin sits down to have an overdue conversation about the birds and the bees.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:44 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Time's on Display at Heriard-Cimino Gallery

Each panel on display in Aaron McNamee's work represents an entire month's worth of news taken from the Times-Picayune.

An Artist in Residence at the UNO Art Department has found a way to entomb time. We'll hear about the preservation of life's most fleeting commodity on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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