arts & culture

Hurricane Isaac
10:41 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Isaac seepage closes New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art says it is closed because water from soil saturated by Hurricane Isaac is seeping into the basement, administrative offices and other areas.

Seepage into the basement of the century-old building was a major hurdle in its recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Times-Picayune reports that events in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are continuing. The sculpture garden re-opened Sept. 1.

Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Jeremy Davenport: A Man & His Horn

  • Jeremy Davenport — A Man & His Horn

When jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport got off the road to take a lengthy engagement at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, he said no one seemed more surprised than his former boss — Harry Connick Jr. Davenport had traveled the world in Connick's band, which was and remains, hot stuff.

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The Sound of Books
2:44 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Century-Old Louisiana Kidnapping Mystery Solved in New History: "A Case for Solomon"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new non-fiction investigation of a century-old Louisiana mystery: A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation, by co-authors Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright.

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Arts & Culture
11:24 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Philippe Entremont highlight Montage 2012-13 season

Yo-Yo Ma will hold a cello masterclass on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
Loyola University

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts 2012-13 season at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off this month with more than 100 events, including classical and jazz music concerts, opera, theatre and ballet productions, and visual arts exhibits.

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Features
10:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Photo Essay: Community Hub

Zoe Sullivan

Correspondent Zoe Sullivan brings us this snapshot of a Bywater mainstay — a barbershop that serves as a "community hub" for the neighborhood.

Says Zoe:

This is a photo essay that began in my mind when I lived in the Bywater and would bike by the door to this barber shop. Its obvious age and it’s position at an angle to the street intrigued me. A few weeks ago, I finally went to see if I could take some pictures. Michael Williamson gave me some wonderful suggestions on how to improve the work, and here is the result.

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The Reading Life
2:00 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Poems and Pink Ribbons and Tigers, Oh My!

This week on The Reading Life: Sharon Carter Sheridan and Jarvis DeBerry of the Poems and Pink Ribbons writing workshop for breast cancer survivors and those living with breast cancer.

Also, Susan welcomes Cornell Landry, whose new book is The Tiger and the Honey Badger Take on the Zoo; and Susan has some thoughts on reading about New Orleans after Katrina.

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Loyola University
7:07 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Sitar artist set to perform at Loyola

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan will perform sitar music in a concert set Sept. 7 at Loyola University.

The performance, set for 8 p.m. at the Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall on the Loyola campus, is sponsored by the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans and Loyola University's College of Music and Fine Arts.

Khan is known for his innovation with the sitar. He will be accompanied by award-winning tabla player Subhajyoti Guha.

Music Al Fresco
1:06 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

A Roving Percussionist On The Big Easy's Busy Streets

Clyde Casey has been performing on the streets of New Orleans for 40 years.
Tegan Wendland

All summer long, Weekend Edition has been bringing listeners the sounds of music played outdoors by all manner of street performers. Of all the cities in America that embrace buskers, New Orleans, with its tradition of jazz and oompah bands at Mardi Gras, may be the most welcoming. It also happens to be a city with a certain eccentric flair — so Weekend Edition wasn't surprised to find Clyde Casey there.

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Theater
3:42 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

In The Theater Of Politics, Staging Is Everything

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, arrives to announce his choice of running mate aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., on Aug. 11.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 5:16 pm

During the next two weeks, the major political parties will assemble their faithful in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., to officially nominate their presidential tickets. These conventions were once places of high political drama. But over the decades, as the primary system has determined the candidates well in advance, conventions have become political theater. With that in mind, there's much to be said on staging in politics — not substance, but style.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:01 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Irma Thomas: The Influences

  • Irma Thomas, on Music Inside Out.

Irma Thomas returns to Music Inside Out for a whole new, fresh, hot buttered and yummy conversation. The Queen of New Orleans Soul pays her respects to some of her musical influences and talks about the bottom line of a Grammy Award. Turns out, there's a reason why they call it show business.

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