New Orleans – Summer Lyric Theater of Tulane University opens it's 44th season of musicals with a classic Broadway blockbuster - Man of La Mancha. Performances run June 23rd thru June 26th at Dixon Hall.
New Orleans, La. – Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, is on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art thru August 14th. Costume jewelry, flea market finds and souvenir pins make up the bulk of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's diplomatic arsenal of gems.
New Orleans, La. – The National WWII Museum's musical comedy, On The Air, takes audiences on a sentimental journey through it's original "live" radio broadcast production. Performances run weekends thru June 26th at the Stage Door Canteen.
New Orleans, La. – Local Broadway star Leslie Castay turns up the charm with her remounted and expanded cabaret show...Unscripted. Two shows only, June 3rd and 4th at Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue, 8PM.
New Orleans, La. – Internationally acclaimed chanteuse, Karen Akers, returns to Le Chat Noir with a special program of songs from her Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart and upcoming Sondheim shows. Performances Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday night at 6. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue.
New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Museum of Art continues it's 100th Anniversary celebration with Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights artistic and cultural ties between the Crescent City and Africa with a look at 100 sculptural works in the museum's permanent collection of African Art on view thru July 17th.
New Orleans, La. – Spain's only classical ballet company makes it's Crescent City debut this weekend. And, acclaimed soprano and native New Orleanian Sarah Jane McMahon joins the LPO in a semi-staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.
New Orleans, La. – The 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, kicks off it's second weekend of stellar musical performances. It is also host to what's billed as the largest celebration of Haitian culture in the U.S., since the 2010 earthquake. We go Inside the Arts for a look at two points of interest. JazzFest runs thru May 8th
New Orleans, LA – One of the new and growing additions to Jazzfest in recent years has been the Sync-Up Conference. WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with Jazz and Heritage Foundation Director of Programs and Marketing, Scott Aiges, and asked him about the conference. The Sync-Up conference takes place Friday and Saturday mornings of both Jazzfest weekends. It's free but registration is required. More at Sync Up conference dot com
New Orleans, La. – The 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell kicks off at the Fairgrounds. In addition to a stellar musical line-up, we found two points of interest. One will give you a new attitude, the other celebrates the return of a succulent seafood.