Arts & Culture

The Record
11:01 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online

Alan Lomax (right) with musician Wade Ward during the Southern Journey recordings, 1959-1960.
Shirley Collins Courtesy of Alan Lomax Archive

Originally published on Thu October 25, 2012 1:53 pm

Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It's part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the Internet.

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Arts & Culture
9:13 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Congo Square New World Rythms Festival

From the Congo to Cuba, from Brazil to Basin Street and New Orleans "bounce," the universal drum will beat in Armstrong Park on March 24 and 25, when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Scott Aiges of the NOJ&HF about the festival.

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Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

15th Annual Bach Around the Clock Starts This Weekend

Hundreds of  musicians, dancers and performers from across the country are heading to Trinity Episcopal Church for the 327th birthday celebration honoring J.S.Bach.  It's the 15th annual Bach Around the Clock, which includes

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Carlos Miguel Prieto & Fiesta Sinfonica

Listeners familiar with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra have probably heard of its conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto. Although his charming disposition is immediately recognizable to audiences old and new, many do not know about Prieto's personal journey to the center of the stage. Listen as he discusses this and the friends he's bringing with him.

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Inside the Arts
9:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

26th Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Kicks Off in French Quarter

The 2012 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off a five-day celebration in the French Quarter.

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Inside the Arts
11:24 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Thornton Dial's "Hard Truths" Sparks Conversation at NOMA

The bold, edgy sculptures, paintings and drawings of artist Thornton Dial confront a darker side of humanity in the exhibit Hard Truths, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a look at these works, which span two decades.

Inside the Arts
11:36 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Neumeister Swings Uptown, RHINO Grand Opening Downtown

World renowned trombonist Ed Neumeister kicks off Loyola University's 43rd Annual Jazz Festival this weekend and RHINO Contemporary Crafts Gallery is celebrating a Silver Anniversary year with a grand re-opening at Canal Place.  We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at both events.

Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Robert Reich, the founder of the LSU School of Landscape Architecture

Despite having roots in the 1940's, the field of landscape architecture didn't really blossom until the early 1970's. Architect Lake Douglas explains the rise of his profession and how this particular branch of the LSU College of Art & Design contends with the best in the nation. 

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Inside the Arts
10:52 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Fast Paced, Edgy Contemporary Ballet

He's hailed as one of the most innovative dance-makers of his generation.  And now, Stephen Petronio ...

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Tulane Alumni Migrates to Baton Rouge to lead Audobon Louisiana

Dr. Doug Meffert

Doug Meffert has been appointed the first executive director of Audobon Louisiana, a localized branch of the National Audubon Society.

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