This week on The Reading Life,artist Thomas Mann talks about his new how-to book, Metal Artists' Workbench: Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw, and poet Katherine Soniat drops by to read from The Swing Girl.
New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Museum of Art continues it's 100th Anniversary celebration with Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights artistic and cultural ties between the Crescent City and Africa with a look at 100 sculptural works in the museum's permanent collection of African Art on view thru July 17th.
Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler directs "Swimming Upstream," marking the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and paying tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. One performance only, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m., September 10th.
Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...
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The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.
2009 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of New Orleans' most renowned benevolent societies and Carnival organizations. A yearlong exhibit opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square, exploring Zulu's origins, unique Carnival traditions and civic contributions.
New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson is in New Orleans promoting her new book Chains, a story of the American Revolutionary War as seen by a 13-year-old slave girl fighting for her freedom.