Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
10:01 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

Terence Blanchard's New CD "Choices"

New Orleans – Grammy-winning New Orleans trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard's new CD "Choices" - his first disc recorded in New Orleans - is set for release August 18, 2009 by Concord Jazz. New Orleans audiences will get a preview of "Choices" with a pair of concert performances of the music on the CD by the Terence Blanchard group this Friday night at the Ogden Museum. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...

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Arts & Culture
2:33 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Fighting With Two Hands

New Orleans, LA – An Original Play by Helen Jaksch debuts in New Orleans.
Fighting With Two Hands focused on Minnie Maddern Fiske (born in New Orleans), an influential actress of the late19th and early 20th century who fought for artistic freedom against a monopolistic group called The Theatrical Syndicate, which controlled every aspect of the theater business in New York for almost 20 years. Jaksch says Fiske and her impact on the American theater was an interesting and inspiring story. The writer and cast spoke with WWNO.

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Arts & Culture
2:33 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Comedy of Errors local Shakespeare Production

l-r) Michael Aaron Santos (Antipholus of Syracuse), Isreal M. Scott (Dromio of Syracuse), Aaron Scott (Dromio of Ephesus), Nathan Riley (Antipholus of Ephesus) in the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane's production of \"The Comedy of Errors\"

New Orleans, LA – Inside the Arts with WWNO - The latest production by the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane debuts this week - The Comedy of Errors WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with some members of the cast.

Shakespeare Festival at Tulane

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WWNO Arts Features
12:08 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

2009 New Orleans Dance Festival Opens !

New Orleans –

The New Orleans Dance Festival kicks off its 13th season this weekend, opening with a New Orleans Heritage performance in Congo Square.

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WWNO Arts Features
2:23 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

Bruce Raeburn's New Book About New Orleans and Jazz History

New Orleans – For two decades - Bruce Raeburn has delved deeply into the history of New Orleans music as curator of Tulane's Hogan Jazz Archive. Now he's published a new book that is an important addition to the scholarship on the place of New Orleans in the history of jazz. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more:

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WWNO Arts Features
6:15 pm
Thu June 4, 2009

Lynne Rossetto Kasper talks with WWNO

Lynne Rossetto Kasper

New Orleans, LA – Starting June 6th at 11am, The Splendid Table, a show about everything food, with Lynne Rossetto Kasper debuts on WWNO. WWNO spoke with Lynn about the show and New Orleans food.

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WWNO Arts Features
1:44 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

NORD/NOBA Concert Highlights National Performance

New Orleans – A national invitation to the 2009 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina kept young performers with the NORD-NOBA Center for Dance on their toes. Now, back in town, these young dancers are ready to dazzle local audiences in a special concert at NOCCA.

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WWNO Arts Features
12:15 pm
Thu May 28, 2009

Shakespeare Festival at Tulane

Ron Gural (King Lear) and Harold X. Evans (Fool) in King Lear
Photo by Brad Robbert

New Orleans, LA – The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane kicks off its 16th season at the Lupin Theatre with a production of King Lear set in New Orleans. WWNO talked with Jim Fitzmorris, Ron Gural and Rebecca Frank about King Lear and more.
More about Shakespeare at Tulane

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WWNO Arts Features
5:28 pm
Fri May 15, 2009

Beethoven Symphonies 8 & 9 with Carlos Miguel Prieto

New Orleans – WWNO's Farrar Hudkins talks with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto about Beethoven's final two symphonies, which will be performed this weekend in New Orleans and Covington.

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Arts & Culture
12:14 pm
Fri May 15, 2009

Photographer Michael P. Smith's Life's Work Honored

New Orleans – "Family Day" activities at The Historic New Orleans Collection celebrate the award- winning photography of the late Michael P. Smith.

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