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11:45 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Historic New Orleans Collection Exhibit Examines Occupation Of City During Civil War

Commodore Farragut’s Squadron and Captain Porter’s Mortar Fleet Entering the Mississippi from Harper’s Weekly; May 17, 1862; print; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1978.205
The Historic New Orleans Collection

New Orleans, the largest and most prosperous city in the antebellum Deep South, spent the Civil War in fetters, occupied by Union troops in late April 1862.

The Historic New Orleans Collection's latest exhibit, "Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War", taps the experiences of ordinary men and women — Northerners and Southerners alike — during that time. WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with Mark Cave, The Historic New Orleans Collection's Senior Curator and Oral Historian, and asked him about this unique exhibit.

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The Reading Life
1:44 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

The Reading Life With Wally Lamb, Samuel G. Freedman And LaToya Devezin

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist Wally Lamb, whose new book is the unforgettable We Are Water, and nonfiction writer Samuel G. Freedman, author of Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Inside The Arts: The MOUNTAINTOP; ARTDOCS Auction; Three Rivers Art Festival; Art Council's Kim Cook

This week on Inside the Arts, the regional premiere of The MOUNTAINTOP, Katori Hall's award winning drama re-imagining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night before his assassination.

 The ARTDOCS live art auction harnesses the power of art to provide healthcare services to our local arts community, and we travel to the Northshore for a sneak peek at the Three Rivers Art Festival.Plus, we visit with Kim Cook, president of the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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Bring Your Own
4:11 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Great Sheep Fire Of 2011'

This is not Matt Sargeant, but it is a sheep costume.
Credit Costume Pop

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme.

This story was told on October 21st, 2012,  at Jackie Sumell’s house in the 7th Ward. The theme of the evening was “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, and Matt "Smoothie" Sargeant told this winning story providing life advice on Halloween Eve.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

New Leviathan Performs Beau Geste; Lichtenstein Sculpture Heads To NOMA; Cry You One; Allan Pizzato

Roy Lichtenstein's "Five Brushstrokes".
New Orleans Museum of Art

This week on Inside the Arts, a 1926 silent film comes to life as the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra performs Beau Geste.

ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro are using the power of art to bring awareness to Louisiana's disappearing coast in their latest production, Cry You One.

A Roy Lichtenstein sculpture, Five Brushstrokes, heads to the New Orleans Museum of Art. And we talk with WYES president Allan Pizzato.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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NolaVie
4:24 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Voices Of The Arts: The Louisiana State Museum's Mark Tullos

Louisiana State Museum director Mark Tullos.

Voices of the Arts, a series presented by NolaVie and WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio, explores the thoughts and visions of eight new arts leaders in New Orleans.

Through conversations we try to understand how they will engage with the arts and the artists in this already vibrant cultural community; how they view us; what their goals are for their organizations; and what big plans are on their horizons.

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Bring Your Own
6:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Bring Your Own Presents: One Sweet Day (When I Fall in Love)

Sheet Music for Nat King Cole's 'When I Fall in Love'
Credit realbooksite.com

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme.

This story was told at the Old Ironworks on August 1, 2013 and later produced by Zach Young. The theme of the evening was “In Hot Water”, and Zach Carpenter kicked off the event looking back on a talent show from his past, that you’ll now never forget.

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NolaVie
1:29 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Voices Of The Arts: NOMA's Susan Taylor

New Orleans Museum of Art director Susan Taylor.

Voices of the Arts, a series presented by NolaVie and WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio, explores the thoughts and visions of eight new arts leaders in New Orleans.

Through conversations we try to understand how they will engage with the arts and the artists in this already vibrant cultural community; how they view us; what their goals are for their organizations; and what big plans are on their horizons.

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Lichtenstein Sculpture Set For NOMA Entrance

"Five Brushstrokes" by Roy Lichtenstein.
Credit NOMA

A Roy Lichtenstein sculpture will be placed in NOMA's prime viewing location.

There’s a new sculpture on the way for the New Orleans Museum of Art. A 20-foot-tall aluminum piece by pop modernist Roy Lichtenstein will soon take the prized placement at the museum’s front steps.

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Inside the Arts
3:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Inside The Arts: Bayou Maharajah James Booker; Boo Carré Halloween; Stevie Wonder Opera

James Booker
Credit Norbert Hess

 

This week on Inside the Arts, the mystique of New Orleans piano wizard James Booker is creating a buzz at the New Orleans Film Festival. We talk with filmmaker Lily Keber about her in-depth documentary Bayou Maharajah.

A spooky weekend is in store for the younger set as the Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival kicks off in the French Quarter. And Songs in the Key of Life, a Stevie Wonder opera, is in final performances at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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