Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
12:43 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Doctors, Saints, and Secrets

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Dr. George Lombardi is sent overseas to save the life of the most famous nun of all time.
  Bliss Broyard learns the hidden facts about her father’s heritage just before he dies.
  Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee describes the way his grandmother, and his native culture in India, embraced the end of life.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
12:00 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

NOCCA Commemorates 40th Anniversary At Jazz Fest's Cultural Exchange Pavilion

Alumni Brandon "BMike" Odums painted murals at the festival.
Thomas Walsh WWNO

As part of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 40th anniversary celebration, the school was invited to the Jazz Fest Cultural Exchange Pavilion, a stage that hosts cultural institutions that have shaped Louisiana.

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NOLA Life Stories
5:00 am
Thu May 7, 2015

NOLA Life Stories: Angela Hill's Path To The Anchor Chair

After being hired in the spring of 1975, Angela Hill was quickly promoted to co-anchor of the news at local television station WWL.
Credit WWL-TV

For over 38 years, Angela Hill served as anchor for the most popular news channel in New Orleans, WWL-TV. She got her start, however, in smaller market stations in Texas in the early 1970's. At that time, having the news delivered by a solitary male anchor was still the industry model, but that was about to change. 

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Arts & Culture
12:58 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

The Music Box Roving Village, By New Orleans Airlift, Takes Flights Of Fancy In City Park

New Orleans Airlift has its Roving Village in City Park through Sunday.

For immersive music and sound experiences, New Orleans offers any number of clubs and festivals. There’s also The Music Box. It’s a collection of eccentric little houses, each one a sort of musical instrument.

This roving village will be at its City Park installation through Sunday, May 10 (this Mother's Day weekend) with performances conducted by Arto Lindsay the evenings of May 8 and 9. It’s the creation of art collective New Orleans Airlift.

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Inside the Arts
9:53 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Inside The Arts: Bringing Eric Waters Home, Robin Hood Transforms Sculpture Garden, Limón Dance

Credit Eric Waters

This week on Inside the Arts, internationally acclaimed photographer Eric Waters continues his effort to return to New Orleans. Waters, known for documenting the city's jazz musicians and African American culture, lost his home and the majority of his life's work to Hurricane Katrina. He currently lives in Atlanta.  A benefit spearheaded by guitarist Detroit Brooks brings a who's who list of artists together to return Waters home.

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Arts & Culture
3:20 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Jason Falchook

Molly Ringwald, Queen of the underdogs, is horrified to discover that her daughter is bullying kids in school.
Anthony Griffith finds his way in life with the aid of his strong mama bear of a mother.
Julian Goldhagen attempts to make a friendship work with the tough-boy son of his mother’s best friend.
Kate Tellers tries to hold on tight to happy memories of her dying mother.

Inside the Arts
11:21 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Inside The Arts: Alex Beard Draws a Line, Guitars Take Shape At Jazz Fest, 'On The Air' Sequel

Drawing The Line
Credit Alex Beard

This week on Inside the Arts, we go on safari with renowned painter Alex Beard. His latest venture, a film titled Drawing the Line, harnesses the power of art to save endangered wildlife in Northern Africa.

Then, it's time to let loose as Jazz Fest weekend 2 gets underway. We visit with master guitar builder Vincent Guidroz in the Louisiana Folklife Village.

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Arts & Culture
1:59 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Cancer, Crime, and Crypts

Piper Kerman

Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.
  Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.
  Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.   When offensive or FCC-prohibited words appear, they are bleeped and listed in the Content Advisory. Sensitive content will be given an on-air caution and will be noted here in the description.   

Arts & Culture
3:34 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

46th Annual Jazz Fest Kicks Off In New Orleans

This year's Jazz Fest clothing print is a streetcar motif with buttons that look like fare tokens.
Eve Troeh WWNO

Crowds filled the Fairgrounds as the 46th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival started its annual seven days of festing.

From a homegrown showcase for local talent, Jazz Fest has grown to include top national pop stars (which the festival officially calls “guest artists") alongside New Orleans' favorite jazz, blues, rock, gospel, hip hop, brass band and other talent. The nonprofit Jazz and Heritage Foundation has produced the festival in partnership with international production company AEG since 2004.

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Inside the Arts
6:46 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Inside The Arts: Jazz Fest 2015 Celebrates An Arts Milestone, Peter Max Colors Local Gallery

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald
Credit Peter Max

This week on Inside the Arts, Jazz Fest 2015 gets underway. We visit the Cultural Exchange Pavilion, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. We talk with emerging international vocalist and former NOCCA student Sasha Masakowski.

And, we round out with a heads up for Peter Max fans. You can meet the legendary master colorist who is bringing his latest exhibit, The World According to Max, to the Angela King Gallery in the French Quarter. The artist will make a special appearance Thursday evening.

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