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...
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.