New Orleans, LA – Tommy Fonseca, Zurich PGA Tournament director and President of the Fore!Kids Foundation, talked with WWNO's Paul Maassen about the Zurich Classic's strong field this year, major economic impact and distinct New Orleans feel.
New Orleans, La. – It's a high energy mix of contemporary American dance, opera and rock music as the New Orleans Ballet Association presents Parsons Dance with the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company in a performance of Remember Me. It's a unique presentation of a tragic tale of star crossed love. Saturday April 16th at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
New Orleans, La – It's a busy weekend in New Orleans. Music fills the French Quarter...a theater group offers food for thought as Native Tongues returns to the stage and a chamber ensemble celebrates Spring!
New Orleans, LA – WWNO's Paul Maassen talks with Michael Stern, food writer and regular contributor to "The Splendid Table" public radio program, about the 3rd Annual New Orleans Roadfood Festival this Weekend in the French Quarter. Stern and his wife Jane are the authors of more than 40 books - including the good-eats guide "Roadfood."
New Orleans, LA – On March 26th, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music by Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Mozart, and William Bolcom with guest flutist Sir James Galway. LPO Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto sat down with WWNO's Farrar Hudkins to talk about the concert.
To learn more about the 2010-2011 LPO season, visit their website.
New Orleans, La. – The French Quarter is abuzz with activity as the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival continues its Silver Anniversary celebration and the Centennial of the legandary playwright. The University of New Orleans says Happy Birthday to Mr. Williams with a staging of The Glass Menagerie at Le Petit Theater...616 St. Peter. Performances are Friday March 25th at 7:30 pm and Saturday March 26th at 3pm. More info can be found on the website tennesseewilliams.net
New Orleans, La. – Musicians and artists gear up for the 326th Anniversary of J.S Bach. The marathon celebration, Bach Around the Clock, kicks off Friday, March 18th at 7pm and ends Saturday, March 19th at midnight. The event is free with more than 300 performers. The birthday bash takes place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue.
New Orleans, La. – International opera singer and New Orleans daughter, the late Shirley Verrett is being remembered in a special concert this weekend at Xavier University Recital Hall...Sunday, March 13th ...4PM. Free.
New Orleans, La. – Award winning New Orleans photographer, Harold Baquet, shares memories of the city's culture in his retrospective exhibit, In the Blink of an Eye. Black and White photos spanning a 30 year career are on exhibit at Loyola University's Diboll Art Gallery, 4th floor Monroe Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.