arts & culture

The Reading Life
7:31 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

The Reading Life: John Barry and Anka Muhlstein

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.

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Community Impact Series
7:27 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center in Central City.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Giselle Nakhid leads a community dance class early one evening at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. The class is called Sistas Making a Change, and as the name suggests, the ladies who participate in this free, weekly gathering get more than a few dance moves. They hear from experts on health topics, they share a healthy meal and they bask in a sense of togetherness.

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Notes from New Orleans
8:07 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Truth Universal

Rapper Truth Universal.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin keeps her ear to the ground to hear from an articulate and underexposed rapper here in the city.

To read a related article, visit Nolavie.com.

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All Things New Orleans
7:45 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

All Things New Orleans: Mark Romig, Choral Music, and Tony Kishman

Tourism Commission CEO Mark Romig focuses on the many upcoming tourism activities slated for this year, Jack Hopke profiles a local choral music group, and bassist Tony Kishman jams with the LPO.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Joan of Arc Celebrates 600 Years

The 4th Annual Joan of Arc Parade kicks off on Twelfth Night in the French Quarter, celebrating the Maid of Orléans' 600th Birthday. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday, January 6, at the corner of Conti and Decatur Streets.

More info at www.joanofarcparade.com

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The Reading Life
11:09 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Charles Brown and Irene Wainwright

The Latter Library in Uptown New Orleans.
WWNO

This week on The Reading Life, we talk with Charles Brown, the new director of the New Orleans Public Library, and with city archivist Irene Wainwright.

The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

New Orleans Writer James P. Farwell

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised debut book from veteran New Orleans political and national security consultant – and writer – James P. Farwell, The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination and Instability.

To find out more about James P. Farwell, and The Pakistan Cauldron, please click here.

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Saenger Theatre
8:30 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Signs Deal To Reopen Saenger Theatre

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has signed off on a deal that he says will reopen the Saenger Theatre within two years. Plans to reopen the Canal Street landmark seem to have cleared hurdles that have delayed the project.

Mayor Landrieu assembled members in his office of the public-private partnership that he says is putting the Saenger Theatre project back in action.

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The Reading Life
9:46 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Ted O'Brien and Linda Prout

This week we'll be talking with Ted O'Brien, author escort, writer and bookseller, about his year of driving authors around New Orleans. And we'll visit with Linda Prout, who has a Free Little Library in her butterfly garden on the West Bank.

The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Anka Muhlstein's tour of French food And culture

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised new book from writer Anka Muhlstein, Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac.

To find out more about Anka Muhlstein, and "Balzac's Omelette," please click here .

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