arts & culture

The Two-Way
6:45 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Pulitzer Jurors Are Shocked That No Fiction Prize Was Awarded

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 8:50 am

  • Susan Larson talks with Lynn Neary

One of the surprises from Monday's Pulitzer Prize announcements was the lack of an award in the fiction category. It's the first time since 1977 that the Pulitzer board hasn't given an award for fiction writing.

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The Sound of Books
2:46 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Acclaimed New Biography of New Orleans Icon Ernie K-Doe by Writer and Folklorist Ben Sandmel

Ben Sandmel's "Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans."

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the acclaimed new biography of New Orleans music legend and icon Ernie K-Doe by writer, producer, folklorist  and drummer Ben Sandmel: Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans.

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The Sound of Books
2:52 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Beautiful New Book Explores Life and Work of Great New Orleans Sculptor Lin Emery

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten: critically-acclaimed art writer Philip Palmedo's lavishly illustrated new biography of New Orleans sculptor Lin Emery — titled simply Lin Emery...

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

The Reading Life: Larry Powell and Susan Haltom

Tonight on The Reading Life: Tulane University historian Lawrence Powell, author of "The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans," and Susan Haltom, author of "One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place."

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Lily Keber & the Bayou Maharajah
3:56 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Reviving James Booker, The 'Piano Prince Of New Orleans'

Piano player James Booker is considered a New Orleans legend.
Bunny Matthews

Every day in New Orleans, Lily Keber rolls out of bed and walks to a flat, minor office building to meet her muse. Keber makes a cup of coffee with chicory, hooks up her computer and waits for what sounds like a dozen spiders to crawl across a piano.

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The Record
11:01 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online

Alan Lomax (right) with musician Wade Ward during the Southern Journey recordings, 1959-1960.
Shirley Collins Courtesy of Alan Lomax Archive

Originally published on Thu October 25, 2012 1:53 pm

Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It's part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the Internet.

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The Listening Room
2:16 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Wynton Marsalis: Swinging Into The 21st!

Jazz is dead! Well, it's not true — but in the history of the music, that statement is heard very often. Wynton Marsalis has found that the best way to combat that idea is simple — keep creating.

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The Reading Life
12:35 pm
Sat March 24, 2012

Cory MacLauchlin

This week on The Reading Life, Cory MacLauchlin, author of Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces.

The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Authors John Biguenet and Richard Louth

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist and playwright John Biguenet, whose new work “Broomstick,” will have a staged reading at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. We'll also talk with New Orleans writing  marathon director Dr. Richard Louth, who'll be leading a group of writers around the French Quarter during the Festival weekend.

Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

26th Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Kicks Off in French Quarter

The 2012 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off a five-day celebration in the French Quarter.

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