arts & culture

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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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

The Pecan Cracker

A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

The Reading Life
9:45 am
Wed December 21, 2011

The Reading Life 12/20/11

This week we'll be talking with Marigny Dupuy and Meghan Kelly, founders of the Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans. Mark Yakich reads from his book Checking In/Checking Out, and Susan has some suggestions for Christmas giving and some thoughts on the season.

Arts & Culture
12:49 pm
Sun December 18, 2011

Public Radio's Best: Stephen King

Author Stephen King.

Author Stephen King spoke at the Academy of the Sacred Heart this past October to discuss his new book, his career as a writer, and his first trip to New Orleans. WWNO was on site to record the event, which included a question and answer session with audience after King spoke.

Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Fri December 16, 2011

NOMA Centennial Celebration

The New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates 100 years with a marathon 31-hour anniversary bash. It takes place Friday, December 16 through Saturday, December 17.

Arts & Culture
11:43 am
Fri December 16, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life and Santa Run

The first Running of the Santas will inundate the Warehouse District on Saturday, while across town in Metairie, on Sunday, a live radio play of the holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life transports audiences back in time. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at both events.

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The Sound of Books
2:16 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

New Book from journalist and Loyola journalism Professor S. L. Alexander

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from New Orleans journalist and Loyola University journalism professor S. L. Alexander, Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials.

To find out more about "Courtroom Carnival" – and S. L. Alexander – please click here .

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