New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz giant Danny Barker would have turned 100 this year. This year's French Quarter Festival opened with a tribute show to Danny and his wife, singer Blue Lu Barker. Eve Abrams brings us this story.
New Orleans – New Orleans' Tony Award winning actress, and now playwright, Mary Louise Wilson is looking to tickle your funny bone with the premiere of "Short Takes: An Evening of Comedies", presented by All Kinds of Theater at Le Chat Noir.
New Orelans, LA – Harold Battiste is a New Orleans musician of the finest kind: a man who - in Duke Ellington's well-turned phrase - is "beyond category", with important accomplishments as a composer, educator, performer and entrepreneur. Harold Battiste also has a great track record as an arranger and producer of signature american popular music: helping craft hits for Sam Cooke, Joe Jones, Lee Dorsey, Barbara George and Sonny and Cher. It's that part of the Harold Battiste story that Fred Kasten has for you today.
New Orleans – Singers from around the globe return to their alma mater as the UNO Music Department presents "Coming Home: Viva La Opera" as part of the university's ongoing 50th Anniversary celebration.
New Orleans – The opening of a new exhibit this weekend at Lemieux Galleries displays collected works of respected N. O. photographer Bobby Wozniak. Wozniak speaks with WWNO's Jack Hopke about his background and works.
New Orleans – Nearly three dozen talented young musicians, in and around the New Orleans area, are waiting to see if they made the cut following recent auditions for scholarships to Boston's Berklee College of Music.