Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
3:13 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jason Patterson Discusses The Upcoming Jazz At The Sandbar Season

A Jazz at the Sandbar performance from 2012.
UNO Music Department

Jason Patterson returns to the WWNO studio to discuss upcoming plans for this season’s Jazz at the Sandbar.

Most may know Patterson for the managerial work he does at Snug Harbor, but he is also a part of a few non-profit organizations in New Orleans — including lending his talents to the New Orleans Jazz Celebration; a non-profit organization that he says acts as an umbrella organization helping to produce jazz series like A Nickel a Day and Jazz at the Sandbar.

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All things New Orleans
3:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jack Hopke And UNO Professor Richard Goodman Discuss New Storyville Series

Ricahrd Goodman, UNO creative writing professor and the Creative Director of Storyville.
Richard Goodman

Richard Goodman, a University of New Orleans professor of creative nonfiction writing, sits down with Jack Hope to discuss the new Storyville series — a collaboration between WWNO and the university’s Creative Writing Department.

Goodman has been at UNO for three years as an assistant professor to both graduate and undergraduate level students. Describing himself as a lifelong writer, Goodman also touched on some of his work, including his first book, French Dirt.

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Inside the Arts
12:18 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca Makes Rare Stop In New Orleans

Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we hear from rising Cuban star Roberto Fonseca. Yo, his latest CD, is just out on the Concord Jazz label.

The jazz pianist will make a rare concert stop in New Orleans at The House of Blues for a Jazz & Heritage Foundation Jazz Journeys Concert — October 1 at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Storyville
1:35 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Storyville: The District

"Down the Line", a postcard showing Basin Street in 1908. The rail lines transported visitors into the heart of The District.

Storyville. What strikes me most when I hear the word or see it emblazoned across the chest of a baby romper is how weird New Orleans is. We have embraced the memory of a red light district that closed its green shutters almost a century ago as a source of pride. We’re nostalgic over prostitution. Maybe that shouldn’t surprise me, considering this city’s often-exuberant relationship with its own debauchery. But the way our city gleefully remembers Storyville has always sat strangely with me.

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Inside the Arts
3:31 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Alto Saxophonist Wess Anderson; Dillard University Hosts MLK Advisor; Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Clarence B Jones, MLK Advisor
Credit American Program Bureau

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we talk with Clarence B. Jones, advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will speak at Dillard University on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.

Then we hear from two outstanding jazz musicians: alto saxophonist Wess Anderson and rising Cuban star-pianist Roberto Fonseca.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Arts Council Honors Cultural Community; NOLA Calling Sybil Gage; A Date With History

Jazz Vocalist Sybil Gage
Credit Judy Tatum Lane

This week on Inside the Arts, The Arts Council of New Orleans recognizes outstanding contributions to the cultural community with the 2013 Community Arts Awards. We talk with new CEO and President Kim Cook. 

Plus, New Orleans native and Jazz vocalist Sybil Gage returns home, performing an evening of vaudeville and traditional jazz tunes at the Old U.S. Mint. Then, we're going to party like it's 1899, rubbing elbows with colorful characters from Louisiana's past.
 

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

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Ray Dolby, Who Pioneered Recorded Sound, Dies

Ray Dolby arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.
Ian West PA Photos /Landov

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 7:35 am

Ray Dolby, who invented some of the technologies that revolutionized film and sound recording, died at age 80 today in San Francisco.

Even if Ray Dolby doesn't ring a bell, you have undoubtably come upon his name in the movie theater or along the edge of a cassette tape. You've also heard his work: He pioneered a noise reduction format called Dolby SR and his company was instrumental in developing surround sound technology.

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Arts & Culture
8:11 am
Fri September 13, 2013

This Saturday: Filthy Linen Night

Filthy Linen Night's official Logo.

Never heard of Filthy Linen Night? That's because it's the first ever (not to be confused with "Dirty" or "White"), presented by the Frenchmen Art Market. The event has chartered a retro party bus to shuttle folks from the Frenchmen to St. Claude Art Markets, and back. 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Inside The Arts: Birmingham 1963, Gary Solomon, Jr., And Southern Rep Opens Their Season

Four Little Girls revists Birmingham, AL in 1963.
Project 1 Voice

This week on Inside the Artsstaged readings commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Inside The Arts With A Truckload Of Ink; The What Cheer? Brigade; And Esplanade Studios

The cast of A Truckload of Ink.
Credit Zak Moses

This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with playwright Jim Fitzmorris and actor A.J. Allegra about The NOLA Project’s latest productionA Truckload of Ink. It is an original work exploring massive changes at a New Orleans newspaper.

Plus, you’ll find out why a 20-piece brass band from Providence, Rhode Island calls New Orleans their sister city.  And then, we’ll tour what is now the largest recording studio in the state. 

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