arts & culture

The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Author Carolyn Morrow Long and Poet Bill Lavender

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with historian Carolyn Morrow Long, author of "Madame Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House," and poet Bill Lavender, whose new memoir-in-verse is called "Memory Wing."

The Sound of Books
1:28 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

New Book From Award-Winning Journalist Debunks "Sybil" Claims

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the new book from award-winning journalist Debbie Nathan:  "Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case."

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Inside the Arts
10:52 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Fast Paced, Edgy Contemporary Ballet

He's hailed as one of the most innovative dance-makers of his generation.  And now, Stephen Petronio ...

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Inside the Arts
10:09 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Thomas Mann: Mann's Mind

New Orleans contemporary jewelry artist and metal sculptor Thomas Mann is known for his trademark handcrafted techno-romantic jewelry.

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The Sound of Books
9:00 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Acclaimed New Stand-Alone Novel From "Easy Rawlins" Series Creator Walter Mosley

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the widely praised stand-alone novel by "Easy Rawlins" mystery series author Walter Mosley -- "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey."

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Inside the Arts
9:43 am
Thu February 16, 2012

2012 Mardi Gras Mask Market

The  countdown to the greatest free show on earth is upon us, and the revelry in the French Quarter will kick into high gear Friday, as the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Mask Market gets underway in the French Market. We go Inside the Arts...

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Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Michael Jackson Choreographer Teaches NOCCA Students

Choreographer Travis Payne stopped by NOCCA to teach students some Michael Jackson steps. Payne collaborated with Jackson and joined him on two world tours.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts had lots of questions for a visitor this week.  Choreographer Travis Payne explained how a teenager from Atlanta, Georgia, ended up dancing with Michael Jackson.

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Arts & Culture
9:40 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Minature krewe's parade spurs controversy with Rex

Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you’re not.  The four year old krewe, ‘tit Rex (pronounced: T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it’s French translation – little king – and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex.

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Inside the Arts
9:46 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Big Easy Tribute to the Classical Arts

Live performances of classical music and dance kick off Gambit's Big Easy Entertainment Awards 18th Annual Tribute to the Classical Arts.  We go Inside the Arts

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Authors Constance Adler and Arthur Hardy

The Reading Life for 2/7/12:  Constance Adler shares her vision of home in “My Bayou: New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover," and writer/publisher Arthur Hardy talks about putting together the season's essential reading, "Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide."