The first Mighty Mississippi Downriver Festival will take place at the French Market and the Old U.S. Mint this Saturday, September 14. Among the many presentations during the day-long event will be one from a man who has plied the mighty Mississippi for 60 years.
On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Captain Clarke Hawley, who has spent most of his working life on board paddlewheel steamboats.
If we didn't experience Hurricane Katrina ourselves, we saw it: the ominous red pinwheel on the radar, the wrecked Superdome, the corpses. And certainly we saw our shame — America's inequality, negligence and violence were all laid bare by the storm.
But one tragedy went largely unwitnessed. And this is the subject of Sheri Fink's provocative new book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer examines what happens when people make life-and-death decisions in a state of anarchy.
Looking towards the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival, actors David Jensen and Joe Chrest discuss their entry, King of Herrings. These are two of five men that met back when they attended LSU, but never had the chance to collaborate. We find out what it was like for them to finally make a movie together after 25 years.
This week on The Reading Life: Book collector Edwin Blair and Historic New Orleans Collection curator Mark Cave talk about the new exhibit at the HNOC, "Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press," a fascinating slice of publishing history in New Orleans.
This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with playwright Jim Fitzmorris and actor A.J. Allegra about The NOLA Project’s latest production, A Truckload of Ink. It is an original work exploring massive changes at a New Orleans newspaper.
Plus, you’ll find out why a 20-piece brass band from Providence, Rhode Island calls New Orleans their sister city. And then, we’ll tour what is now the largest recording studio in the state.
Lafayette native Lila Heymann left Louisiana for the Big Apple. Then she went from New York to Charlottesville, Virginia; and now she commutes frequently from there to New Orleans to oversee her art gallery on Julia Street.
On this week’s Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to Lila Heymann about the Foundation Gallery and why she gives all its income away.
Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians, as important to us as the Jazz Fest and as essential to the character of the city and the region as Mardi Gras.
We live and die by our Saints, and our church is the Superdome. Well, it is for half the season — for the other half our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, and we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on… and to mourn their inconsistent ineptitude.
A new cabaret show at Mid City Theater, Let's Get Away From It All, stars Amy Alvarez and Jefferson Turner. It is a musical road trip with songs about traveling around America, directed by Ricky Graham.