Arts & Culture

WWNO Arts Features
11:27 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Battiste to perform with the LPO

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.

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WWNO Arts Features
4:34 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Opera Theater Returns for UNO's 50th Anniversary

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.

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WWNO Arts Features
4:33 am
Fri March 13, 2009

An American Classic Returns to the New Orleans Stage

New Orleans – The Anthony Bean Community Theater kicks off it's 2009 Season with Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding".

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WWNO Arts Features
4:35 am
Mon March 9, 2009

Wozniak interview

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.

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WWNO Arts Features
4:56 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Berklee College of Music Seeks New Orleans' Talent

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.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Big Easy Arts Awards

New Orleans Dance Academy founder Jacqueline Fry receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Big Easy Entertainment Classical Arts tribute.

Mahalia Jackson Theatre
6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Mahalia Jackson reopens with the LPO

The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.

Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
6:21 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Zulu 100th Anniversary


2009 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, one of New Orleans' most renowned benevolent societies and Carnival organizations. A yearlong exhibit opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum in Jackson Square, exploring Zulu's origins, unique Carnival traditions and civic contributions.

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Arts & Culture
5:10 am
Tue December 9, 2008

French Quarter and CBD Host Second Annual DesCours

Internationally acclaimed architects, artists and musicians will transform parts of the French Quarter and the CBD as part of DesCours, a five-day celebration of new and interactive media.

4:40 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Zeitgeist to Screen Film on Jazz Singer Anita O'Day

Jack Hopke spoke with Robbie Catolina, the director of "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" which will be screened tonight at Zeitgeist, 1619 Oretha Castle Haley, at 7 p.m., with a catered reception to follow.

Tickets sold will benefit the Make it Right Foundation.

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