Arts & Culture

Inside the Arts
2:27 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Inside The Arts: Genealogy Roadshow, Pianist Sean Chen Performs At UNO, Lakefront Murals Need TLC

Pianist Sean Chen

This week on Inside the Arts, family histories and mysteries come to light as the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow focuses on stories from New Orleans.

Then, we talk with Sean Chen. The piano prodigy will open UNO's award winning Musical Excursions concert series.

And, we round out with a look at an architectural gem on the lakefront where historic aviation-themed murals are in need of a little TLC.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

T-Boy The Nutria Predicts Spring Is Right Around The Corner

T-Boy the Nutria, on the Uptown Construction/Parade Route, predicts a terrific Mardi Gras.
Credit Audubon Zoo

Up in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow, sending shivers down many a meteorologist’s spine and presaging six more weeks of winter — but here in New Orleans we have more, er, refined methods of predicting the weather.

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Nola Life Stories
3:00 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

NOLA Life Stories: Ronnie Kole & The New Orleans Buccaneers

The 1969-70 New Orleans Buccaneers pose for a team photograph during the team's last season in town. The team was subsequently in Memphis for five seasons moved to Memphis before the ABA folded in 1976.
Credit American Basketball Association

Local basketball fans have rooted for the Pelicans, the Hornets, and the Jazz, but did you ever root for the Buccaneers? 

The Buccaneers were one of the original 11 teams in the American Basketball Association and New Orleans' first professional basketball team. People took notice of the ABA because of the flashy chances they took: they invented the Slam Dunk contest, had celebrity owners, and made open invitations for anyone to play on their teams.

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Carnival 2015
3:16 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Micro-Parade 'tit Rǝx Unveils 2015 Theme And Route

The Krewe of 'tit Rǝx — the Mardi Gras "microkrewe" made up of tiny, shoebox-sized floats — will roll through the Marigny on Feb. 7.

Pronounced TEET-Rex (as in "petite," the French word for "small"), the krewe will reprise their 2014 route, beginning at 5 p.m. behind the St. Roch Market on St. Claude Ave., then proceeding through the streets of the Marigny before arriving at the Allways Lounge for the organization's annual Ping Pong Ball.

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Inside the Arts
7:07 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Inside The Arts: Classical Arts Awards, Ludlam's Camille And Sinkholes — Buried Alive

Diane Carney, Ballet Hysell Artistic Director
Credit Patti Perret

This week on Inside the Arts, the 2015 Tribute to the Classical Arts Awards will honor the best in classical music, opera and dance at its annual luncheon benefiting the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education. We talk with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Diane Carney, artistic director of Ballet Hysell. 

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Bring Your Own
11:07 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Broken Promises'

Jesse Hardman (left) and his cousin Colin (right). Colin served as Yao Ming's translator for many years, which is how Jesse found himself with Ming...and Fishburne...
Credit Jesse Hardman / WWNO

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. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org.

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Inside the Arts
11:25 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Inside The Arts: Jesus Christ Superstar, Med Students Sculpt Clay, Distillery Artist Residency

Jesus Christ Superstar cast members: Adair Watkins, Nick Shackleford and Elyse McDaniel.
Credit Le Petite Theatre

This week on Inside the Arts, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s rock-opera, Jesus Christ Superstar,  is revved up for 21st Century audiences. We catch up with director Augustin Correro.

Then, we explore the art of plastic surgery through a sculpting class for medical students. And, we tell you about a call for artists. The Contemporary Arts Center is celebrating the second year of its Distillery Artist Residency program.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
2:45 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Inside The Arts: Danny Barker Festival, Big Charity Documentary, Artist Wayne Amedee

Danny Barker

This week on Inside the Arts, we remember the late, great jazz guitarist, banjoist, raconteur and band leader, Danny Barker.  Local musicians get together for a Danny Barker birthday tribute. 

Then, what was once a public hospital serving the city's poor is now the subject of an award winning documentary. Producer Ben Johnson, joins us to talk about the film, Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital. And, we round out with an emotionally charged exhibit by award winning artist Wayne Amedee. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

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Arts & Culture
11:21 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

Photo Gallery: 2015 New Orleans Comic Con

Cosplayers — people who dress up as their favorite movie, television or comic book characters — have become a big part of the science fiction convention scene.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

The traveling 2015 Wizard World Comic Con passed through New Orleans this weekend, and thousands of people descended on the Morial Convention Center to take part in the fun.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Andrew Jackson Exhibit Gives Perspective On The Battle Of New Orleans

Battle of New Orleans; 1856; oil on canvas by Dennis Malone Carter.
Credit The Historic New Orleans Collection

Thursday marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, which influenced the course of American history and propelled Andrew Jackson to the Presidency.

The Historic New Orleans Collection currently has an exhibition on view entitled Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans. WWNO’s Paul Maassen talked to HNOC’s Associate Director for the Williams Research Center, Jason Wiese, about the exhibit, Jackson, and the Battle's anniversary.

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