arts & culture

Bring Your Own
4:53 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Writing's On The Wall'

Tristan Bennett and his (owned) home.
Credit Tristan Bennett

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.

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Inside the Arts
1:48 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Inside The Arts: Art For Arts' Sake; Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire; & King Of Herrings

VeronaWalk, Naples, Florida, USA 2012, by Edward Burtynsky. The world premiere of his latest body of work is a highlight of this year's Arts for Arts' Sake.
Credit Edward Burtynsky / Courtesy of the artist

This week on Inside the Arts, it's one of the hottest events of the year for art lovers, as the Contemporary Arts Center kicks off Art for Arts' Sake this weekend. There will be citywide gallery openings, including Water, a body of work by internationally renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, on view at the CAC.

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All things New Orleans
3:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jack Hopke And UNO Professor Richard Goodman Discuss New Storyville Series

Ricahrd Goodman, UNO creative writing professor and the Creative Director of Storyville.
Richard Goodman

Richard Goodman, a University of New Orleans professor of creative nonfiction writing, sits down with Jack Hope to discuss the new Storyville series — a collaboration between WWNO and the university’s Creative Writing Department.

Goodman has been at UNO for three years as an assistant professor to both graduate and undergraduate level students. Describing himself as a lifelong writer, Goodman also touched on some of his work, including his first book, French Dirt.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Brazilian Choreographer Collaborates With John Boutté

Diogo De Lima is a professor of practice for modern dance, ballet, and dance for the camera at Tulane University.
Credit flickr/creativecommons

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Diogo de Lima is a Brazilian choreographer and Professor of Dance on the faculty of Tulane University.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with him about his newly-commissioned work that features live music by John Boutté, to be performed in this week's "New Dance Festival" at the Marigny Opera House.

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Storyville
1:35 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Storyville: The District

"Down the Line", a postcard showing Basin Street in 1908. The rail lines transported visitors into the heart of The District.

Storyville. What strikes me most when I hear the word or see it emblazoned across the chest of a baby romper is how weird New Orleans is. We have embraced the memory of a red light district that closed its green shutters almost a century ago as a source of pride. We’re nostalgic over prostitution. Maybe that shouldn’t surprise me, considering this city’s often-exuberant relationship with its own debauchery. But the way our city gleefully remembers Storyville has always sat strangely with me.

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Inside the Arts
3:31 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Alto Saxophonist Wess Anderson; Dillard University Hosts MLK Advisor; Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Clarence B Jones, MLK Advisor
Credit American Program Bureau

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we talk with Clarence B. Jones, advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will speak at Dillard University on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.

Then we hear from two outstanding jazz musicians: alto saxophonist Wess Anderson and rising Cuban star-pianist Roberto Fonseca.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

The Reading Life With Michael Farris Smith And David Armand

This week on The Reading Life: Talking Southern fiction with Michael Farris Smith, whose new novel is Rivers, and novelist David Armand, whose new book is Harlow.

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Movie Interviews
12:17 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Isaiah Washington, Taking On A Killer Of A Character

Isaiah Washington (left) plays a sort of fatal father figure to Tequan Richmond's Lee in Blue Caprice. The characters are inspired by the so-called Beltway snipers, who killed 10 people in and around Washington, D.C., in 2002.
IFC Films

Originally published on Sat September 21, 2013 12:06 pm

The motion picture Blue Caprice seems to be about a boy who's been abandoned by his mother and aches for a father. He meets a man who can no longer see his own children, and who longs for a son. They find each other — but what follows is anything but a happy ending.

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Red River Radio
9:39 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Rodrigue Foundation set to create more art-infused schools in Louisiana

The New Orleans-based George Rodrigue Foundation will open a grant application period in November for Louisiana schools that seek to join the A+ Schools Program and infuse the arts into every aspect of their curriculum. Foundation director Jacques Rodrigue spoke Friday in Bossier City as part of a TEDx event. Currently, seven schools in Louisiana are in the network. Rodrigue said his foundation couldn’t wait for the state to embrace this educational model. So his father, the artist known for the famous Blue Dog paintings, George Rodrigue, took the lead.

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Home And Away
4:59 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Home And Away: Reginelli's Pizzeria

Patrick Richmond tosses dough in preparation for the rush of delivery orders before the Sept. 15 away game in Tampa Bay.
Jason Saul WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians — but for half the season our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, so we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on, rather than fill up the Superdome.

We’re chronicling those other places that mean so much to us, from corner bars to TV studios to living rooms.

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