arts & culture

Arts & Culture
10:53 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Swimming Upstream Returns for 5th Katrina Anniversary

Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler directs "Swimming Upstream," marking the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and paying tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. One performance only, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m., September 10th.

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The Sound of Books
9:13 am
Wed June 9, 2010

New Orleans Writer M. H. Herlong's Award-Winning Novel "The Great Wide Sea" Now in Paperback

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...

To find out more about M. H. Herlong, and The Great Wide Sea, please click here .

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Andre Perry Commentary
7:05 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Beyond the Marching Band

Dr. Andre Perry

Dr. Andre Perry discusses the need for arts and culture to return to the school curriculum in New Orleans.

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Mahalia Jackson Theatre
6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Mahalia Jackson reopens with the LPO

The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.

Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
6:21 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Zulu 100th Anniversary

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2009 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of New Orleans' most renowned benevolent societies and Carnival organizations. A yearlong exhibit opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square, exploring Zulu's origins, unique Carnival traditions and civic contributions.

More information at:

http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/zulu/index.htm

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Arts & Culture
5:10 am
Tue December 9, 2008

French Quarter and CBD Host Second Annual DesCours

Internationally acclaimed architects, artists and musicians will transform parts of the French Quarter and the CBD as part of DesCours, a five-day celebration of new and interactive media.

Borders Books
4:16 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Borders Books opens in New Orleans

Borders Books is about to open a new outlet in the former Bultman Funeral Home on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. It is a neighborhood where independent bookstores have thrived over the years.

As in many communities across the country, this opens a debate about the pros and cons of how national chains and local businesses compete.

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Authors
4:37 am
Thu November 13, 2008

"Chains" Sees the Revolutionary War Through the Eyes of the Young

New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson is in New Orleans promoting her new book Chains, a story of the American Revolutionary War as seen by a 13-year-old slave girl fighting for her freedom.

Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival
4:38 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Fourth Magazine Street Retail Festival

The Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival started in the early days after Katrina as an attempt to jumpstart local business. This festival, the fourth one, is Saturday, November 8, with merchants opening their doors to customers looking for a unique shopping experience.

Film
4:40 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Zeitgeist to Screen Film on Jazz Singer Anita O'Day

Jack Hopke spoke with Robbie Catolina, the director of "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" which will be screened tonight at Zeitgeist, 1619 Oretha Castle Haley, at 7 p.m., with a catered reception to follow.

Tickets sold will benefit the Make it Right Foundation.

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