arts & culture

The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

The Reading Life With Josh Weil And Sean Wilsey

This week on The Reading Life: Josh Weil, whose splendid new novel is The Great Glass Sea, and essayist Sean Wilsey, author of More Curious.

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The Moth
12:39 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Photos From The Moth's July StorySLAM

Charles Lin regales the crowd with a take of love found, and lost again, at the July Moth StorySLAM.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The Moth was back for July, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul. The theme for this evening was "Pride".

StorySlams are an opportunity for anyone to submit their name, tell a story, and receive feedback from the audience in a non-confrontational environment. The Moth is storytelling, not standup, and participants are of of all ages and backgrounds, says producer Mallory Falk (who is also a freelance producer and reporter for WWNO).

  

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Latest News
6:04 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Jazz Musician Lionel Ferbos Dies At 103

Lionel Ferbos, performing at the Satchmo Summerfest in 2010.
Credit Infrogmation / Flickr

New Orleans has lost one of its oldest jazz musicians. Lionel Ferbos passed away Saturday — two days after he turned 103 years old.

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Inside the Arts
10:42 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Inside The Arts: MASNO Piano Competition, UK Gift Honors Shakespeare At Tulane, And A Math Musical

This week on Inside the Arts, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans is celebrating a silver anniversary as it presents the New Orleans International Piano Competition and Keyboard Festival.

Then, a special honor for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. A team from the United Kingdom with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust presents the organization with a unique award.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri

Swirling, electronic tankards ready to serve.
Credit Angry Julie Monday / Flickr

The annual Tales of the Cocktail event is currently underway in New Orleans, celebrating the city's contribution as birthplace of the American cocktail and the culture that has grown out of it. But there is one mixed drink you can get almost anywhere in Louisiana that has spawned a very different kind of culture.

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The Reading Life
1:34 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

The Reading Life With Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry And Judith Lafitte

This week on The Reading Life, we're getting ready for that annual July celebration, Tales of the Cocktail. Jeff "Beachbum" Berry talks about his wildly entertaining history, Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them.

And bookseller Judith Lafitte of Octavia Books talks about a Storyville Blue Book that's back in print.

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12:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

WWNO's Eve Troeh Featured On 'Happy Hour' Podcast

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WWNO News Director Eve Troeh takes one of the hot seats on this week's installment of the It's New Orleans "Happy Hour" podcast.
Happy Hour-Depends Who You Ask-7/11/2014-If you listen to public radio in New Orleans you already know Eve Troeh. Eve is the News Director for the local NPR affiliate; public radio station WWNO 89.9FM. But other than she's smart, quick, and one of the refreshingly talented new on-air voices at WWNO, what do you really know about Eve?
Bring Your Own
4:13 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Lessons From A Glass House'

Jess's parents looking out from the glass house windows.
Credit Jess Placzek

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Inside the Arts
11:03 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Inside The Arts: One Singular Sensation, A Fund Catapults Arts, And Doo-Wop Is Back!

This week on Inside the Arts, the 6th longest running show in Broadway history opens this weekend as Summer Lyric Theater presents A Chorus Line.

Then, we’ll tell you about a business opportunity for arts entrepreneurs. The Catapult Fund, a program of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, is seeking applications from arts- and culture-based businesses in Louisiana.

And we round out with the Big Easy Buddies’ Under the Boardwalk at Le Petit Theatre.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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Music
1:53 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The Kentucky Sisters And Old-Time Tunes As Doorways To History

The Kentucky Sisters.
Jason Rhein Elephant Quilty Productions

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 1:46 pm

Did you know that John F. Kennedy was a Republican? Neither did I. But that's what one of my college students guessed in a course on news writing. I asked another kid what period followed the Industrial Age and she said, "The Golden Age?" We moved on.

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