arts & culture

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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Inside the Arts
11:14 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Southern Rep Theater, Tekrema Center, Camilla Franklin and The PreLives of the Blues

This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear why Southern Rep Theater's artistic director Aimee Hayes is kicking high.  We'll explore a cultural center that's bringing a Hindu system of philosophy, among other things, to the 9th ward, spin a yarn with an English textile artist, and find out what may have

The Reading Life
2:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Sally Kenney and Katherine Howe

This week on The Reading Life: Sally Kenney, the Newcomb College Endowed Chair, Executive Director of the Newcomb College Institute, professor of political science at Tulane University, and the author of Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter.

Author Interviews
3:32 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Long After Katrina, New Orleans Fights For 'Home'

Alex Brandon

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 5:20 pm

In just a few weeks, we will mark the seventh anniversary of one of the country's deadliest hurricanes. New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are still recovering from the devastating damage and loss of life caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita — the storm that would follow.

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Music Inside Out
8:42 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Tickling the Ivories with Deacon John Moore

Deacon John at the House of Blues in 2009.
Jason Saul American Routes

Go ahead, we DARE you. Try listening to this week's re-broadcast of Music Inside Out with Deacon John Moore and NOT enjoying yourself.

As a guitarist, band leader and showman, Deacon John has been delighting crowds for more than half a century. This year, he's played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the White House. He's just that irresistible.  

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Inside the Arts
9:55 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, Bryan Hymel, Houma Regional Arts Council and "Ask Amy"

This week we have a selection from Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, a New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit that will soon head to the nation's capitol for inclusion in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Then New Orleans tenor Bryan Hymel and his wife, Irini, will perform solos and duets from grand operas.

We'll also travel down the bayou to the Regional Arts Council in Houma, plus talk with advice columnist Amy Dickinson about her new memoir. It's a jam-packed week of Inside the Arts!

Music
10:56 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Louisiana: Ingredients For Musical Melting Pot

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 12:28 pm

Transcript

JACKI LYDEN, HOST:

For many years here at NPR, Gwen Thompkins was an editor and then went to East Africa as a correspondent. She's always had a great ear, so perhaps it's not surprising that her brand-new music radio show called "Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins" listens to music in a revealing way. The show is from Gwen's hometown, New Orleans, and every week she talks to people in Louisiana who have devoted their lives to music - songwriters, musicians, producers, you name it.

Gwen Thompkins joins us now from WWNO in New Orleans. Congratulations.

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Arts & Culture
10:19 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Work moving ahead on Hungarian museum

ALBANY, La. — The first segment of work to set up the Hungarian Settlement Historical Museum is complete and work is proceeding on the next phase.

Alex Kropog of Holden, president of the Hungarian Settlement Historical Society, tells The Advocate the initial work focused on the interior of the 75-year-old former school building that will house memorabilia of the cultural influence of Livingston Parish's Hungarian population.

The second phase includes installing a restroom, a small office, a meeting room and additional exhibit space, Kropog said.

2012 Culture Collision
1:43 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Join WWNO for the Fourth Annual Culture Collision

Culture Collision: A City-Wide Celebration to Kick-Off the Cultural Season in New Orleans hosted by WWNO

Wednesday, September 5th

Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Network with over 50 Performing and Visual Arts organizations

8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Party on in the Big Room with Ratty Scurvics

Admission is FREE! Parking is $10 or street parking

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