arts & culture

Movie Reviews
10:23 am
Fri May 4, 2012

A Gershwin Biopic That Ain't Necessarily So True

George Gershwin's most famous works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera Porgy and Bess.
Warner Archives

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 2:58 pm

The movie Rhapsody in Blue, a biography of George Gershwin, was released only eight years after his death from a brain tumor at the age of 38. It's a good subject: Gershwin wrote some of the best popular songs ever produced in this country, but he also had ambitions to be a serious classical composer and wrote symphonic music, concertos and an opera — all of which are still performed.

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All Things New Orleans
5:14 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

"A Difficult Woman" has her biography released & a "Streetcar" is revived

On this week's episode we'll listen to stories about theater, literature, motherhood and more.

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The Reading Life
7:01 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

World Book Night and Joi Raines

This week on The Reading Life: A look back at World Book Night around town, and a visit with Joi Raines, who loves reading and book clubs about as much as Susan does!

Arts & Culture
12:48 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Loyola Montage Series presents 'Jewels of the Baroque' concert

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University is presenting “Jewels of the Baroque,” a classical chamber concert by the Lyrica Baroque ensemble, on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. in the university's Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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WWII Museum
9:28 am
Tue May 1, 2012

WWII Museum Expects 3 Millionth Visitor

The World War II Museum, which opened June 6, 2000, expects its three millionth visitor to arrive sometime Tuesday.

The museum has been experiencing record-setting attendance. Last month, it had a total of 44,807 visitors — the most ever in a one-month period — and over 1,000 more than its previous record month in March 2010.

Based on current visitor total and visitation trends, the museum will expect the three millionth visitor around midmorning.

A presentation ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. CDT.

 

Photo Gallery
6:42 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Jazz Fest in Pictures

WWNO's own Jack Hopke with festival-goer Juli Juneau in a zydeco moment at the Fais-do-do stage.
WWNO

WWNO was out at the Jazz Fest all weekend long! Take a look at the photo gallery to the left for a peek at some of the sights we ran across at the Fairgrounds.

Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

George Rodrigue again state's artist laureate

 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Well-known "blue dog" artist George Rodrigue has been re-appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to serve as the state's artist laureate.

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Arts & Culture
6:50 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Sync-Up entertainment industry conference kicks off in New Orleans

In conjunction with Jazzfest, the 5th annual free entertainment industry conference called Sync-Up kicks off today.

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Notes from New Orleans
7:39 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

New Publication Examines "The Accidental City"

A professor of history at Tulane University believes that American history can be viewed more adeptly by gathering stories that focus on specific regions of the country. His latest book, The Accidental City, explores the earliest history of New Orleans.

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Inside the Arts
9:20 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Stephanie Jordan Sings Tribute to Lena Horne at JazzFest

The 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, kicks off Friday at the Fair Grounds.  We go Inside the Arts for conversation with jazz vocalist and native daughter Stephanie Jordan, who will pay homage to the legendary Lena Horne. 

The Stephanie Jordan Big Band performs April 27th at 4:00 p.m., at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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