arts & culture

Notes from New Orleans
5:52 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Krewe Delusion's Grand Marshal

This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to Randy Fertel and his latest adventures in the Krewe Delusion.

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The Sound of Books
12:00 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten: the new book from New Orleans author and Tulane School of Architecture Professor Emerita Ellen Weiss.

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Author Robert Leleux and poet Alison Pelegrin

This week on The Reading Life: Robert Leleux, whose new book is "The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving," and poet Alison Pelegrin, author of "Hurricane Party."

Photo Gallery
8:50 pm
Sun January 29, 2012

New Orleans Comic Con Wraps Up Super Weekend

Jason Saul WWNO

Thousands of fans of all shapes, sizes, colors and alien species packed the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center this weekend for the 2012 Wizard World Comic Con.

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Inside The Arts
10:45 am
Thu January 26, 2012

The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein Returns

A comic operetta performed last in New Orleans more than a century ago is making a comeback.  The Loyola University Opera presents it's new production of Jacques Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein.

WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this French work which will be performed in English.

 

The Reading Life
10:56 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Historian Ellen Weiss and poet Andy Young

This week on The Reading Life: Architectural historian Ellen Weiss' new book:  "Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington." Also,  poet Andy Young tells us about her new collection: "The People Is Singular."

Inside The Arts
12:45 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Southern Rep Says Goodbye to Theater Home of 20 Years

Southern Rep Theater is looking for a new venue after twenty years in residence on the third floor of Canal Place.

WWNO's  Diane Mack talks with Southern Rep's artistic director Aimee Hayes.

Inside The Arts
3:22 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Rene Marie Celebrates Americana

Award winning Jazz singer Rene Marie celebrates Americana in an evening of song as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents a Jazz Journey concert featuring Germaine Bazzle, Stephanie Jordan and Betty Shirley. The free concert is Friday January 13th at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The concert begins at 7pm.

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The Reading Life
10:49 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Author John Barry's new work, and more

This week on The Reading Life, we'll be talking with John Barry, whose new book is Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty. We'll also hear Fred Kasten's "Sound of Books" interview with Anka Muhlstein, author of "Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore de Balzac."

The Sound of Books
2:03 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Much Anticipated New Book From Award-Winning New Orleans Writer John Barry

Today, on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the much-anticipated new book from award-winning New Orleans writer John Barry, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty.

To find out more about John Barry's new book, and his signing January 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books, please click here .

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