New Orleans, La. – The Big Easy Foundation honors outstanding achievement in Classical Music, Opera and Dance today at the 16th Annual Tribute to the Classical Arts. Dr. John Ware, Xavier University music professor and conductor of the New Orleans Black Chorale receives the 2010 Big Easy Lifetime Achievement Award.
New Orleans, La. – Charles Moore is best known as the bassist playing jump blues with Deacon John and The Ivories. In a career spanning more than 40-years, Moore has played Jazz, Funk, Rock'n'Roll and R&B, backing a who's who list of acclaimed New Orleans musicians. Today, he's called, the Segovia of New Orleans, by his peers as he follows his passion playing classical music. His recent CD is Classical Guitar, Volume 1. More info at cdsmoore.com
New Orleans, La. – The Symphony Chorus of New Orleans gears up for a concert with singers from around the globe. Singers of United Lands,known as S.O.U.L., are in town sharing native songs and cultures.
New Orleans, La. – Art and science come together to explore and protect Florida's freshwater springs in Margaret Ross Tolbert's Aquiferious exhibit on view at LeMieux Galleries thru February 27, 2010. Tolbert is also the author of an artistic guidebook to Florida's springs also titled Aquiferious. She and contributors will be in the gallery for a book signing and discussion on Thursday, February 25th, 5-7PM.
New Orleans, La. – Contemporary Cuban Art sheds light on personal freedom in Angel Delgado's solo exhibit, Inside-Outside. The works are part of Si Cuba, a citywide presentation of art, music and culture related to Cuba at museums, galleries and other venues in town. Delgado's Inside-Outside exhibit is on view at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery,400-A Julia Street, thru February 27,2010.
New Orleans, LA – Food writer and commentator, Poppy Tooker got Vicky Bailey and Mike Fennelly to take a few minutes away from their new restaurant, Mike's East West to give us the whole story of what they've cooking now at the former Mike's on the Avenue location in the Lafayette Hotel.
New Orleans, La – Voice of the Simpsons, Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap, Part-time New Orleanian - Harry Shearer opens his exhibit, The Silent Echo Chamber, at the Contemporary Arts Center. WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with Harry about the exhibit, New Orleans, and his Documentary film, The Big Uneasy.