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.
New Orleans, La. – Vocal music from around the globe comes alive as Singers of United Lands - SOUL - perform in concert with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. The performance is Friday, February 25th at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue - 7:30pm.
New Orleans, La. – The historic Degas House is the site of a new concert series this month, as a group of talented emerging jazz musicians known as the SAND collective [Same Art/New Direction] forges a unique sound. The concerts are held Thursday evenings through the month of February from 7 to 10. February 17th features WATIV at 7pm, Rex Gregory at 8:30pm. On February 24th, The Session at 7pm and Sasha Masakowski's Musical Playground at 8:30pm. The Degas House is located at 2306 Esplanade Avenue.