arts & culture

Notes from New Orleans
5:53 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Museum's New Director Believes in Participatory Culture

William Pittman Andrews, the new director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The New Orleans Museum world has a new member. After being in town for only four months, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's new director is working to unite the arts community with the city-at-large. We'll hear about William Pittman Andrews' guiding philosophies and disciplined routines on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Inside the Arts
9:21 am
Thu May 10, 2012

The Joffrey Ballet Returns to New Orleans

A performance of Don Quixote, from September 2011.
The Joffrey Ballet

The New Orleans Ballet Association closes its  2011-12 season with one of the world's leading ballet companies.  We go Inside the Arts as the Joffrey Ballet returns to the city with a grand program of masterworks.

Books
9:30 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Brett Anderson and Kerri McCaffety

This week on The Reading Life  we talk with Times-Picayune restaurant critic Brett Anderson, editor of the new anthology Cornbread Nation 6: The Best of Southern Food Writing; and with photographer Kerri McCaffety, whose gorgeous new book is New Orleans New Elegance. And we'll also have a few suggestions for Mother's Day giving.

Jazz Fest Webcast
3:43 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Jazz Fest Webcast to Stream May 4, 5 and 6

My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Jimmy Buffett Acoustic, Zac Brown Band, Trombone Shorty, Bonnie Raitt, Janelle Monae, Rodrigo y Gabriela, GIVERS, Bruce Hornsby, Galactic, Preservation Hall and Friends, and many others will all be featured during the Jazz Fest webcast, which began today at 2:00 p.m.

Movie Reviews
10:23 am
Fri May 4, 2012

A Gershwin Biopic That Ain't Necessarily So True

George Gershwin's most famous works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera Porgy and Bess.
Warner Archives

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 2:58 pm

The movie Rhapsody in Blue, a biography of George Gershwin, was released only eight years after his death from a brain tumor at the age of 38. It's a good subject: Gershwin wrote some of the best popular songs ever produced in this country, but he also had ambitions to be a serious classical composer and wrote symphonic music, concertos and an opera — all of which are still performed.

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All Things New Orleans
5:14 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

"A Difficult Woman" has her biography released & a "Streetcar" is revived

On this week's episode we'll listen to stories about theater, literature, motherhood and more.

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The Reading Life
7:01 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

World Book Night and Joi Raines

This week on The Reading Life: A look back at World Book Night around town, and a visit with Joi Raines, who loves reading and book clubs about as much as Susan does!

Arts & Culture
12:48 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Loyola Montage Series presents 'Jewels of the Baroque' concert

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University is presenting “Jewels of the Baroque,” a classical chamber concert by the Lyrica Baroque ensemble, on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. in the university's Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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WWII Museum
9:28 am
Tue May 1, 2012

WWII Museum Expects 3 Millionth Visitor

The World War II Museum, which opened June 6, 2000, expects its three millionth visitor to arrive sometime Tuesday.

The museum has been experiencing record-setting attendance. Last month, it had a total of 44,807 visitors — the most ever in a one-month period — and over 1,000 more than its previous record month in March 2010.

Based on current visitor total and visitation trends, the museum will expect the three millionth visitor around midmorning.

A presentation ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. CDT.

 

Photo Gallery
6:42 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Jazz Fest in Pictures

WWNO's own Jack Hopke with festival-goer Juli Juneau in a zydeco moment at the Fais-do-do stage.
WWNO

WWNO was out at the Jazz Fest all weekend long! Take a look at the photo gallery to the left for a peek at some of the sights we ran across at the Fairgrounds.

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