New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely acclaimed new biography by jazz archivist and historian Ricky Riccardi - "What A Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years"...
For more information on Ricky Riccardi's Friday, August 5, 2011 - 2 pm appearance at Maison - 508 Frenchmen Street - as a part of the 2011 Satchmo SummerFest - pleae click here .
New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life for this week features Susan's interview with Ricky Riccardi, author of a new biography of Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderful World:The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years. Then we hear Fred Kasten's interview with novelist Minrose Gwin, author of The Queen of Palmyra.
New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life it is all about the music! Susan Larson talks with Times Picayune music writer Keith Spera, the author of Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans. Next, Fred Kasten with an interview with Howard Reich, author of Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Susan then reviews Preston Lauterbach's The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock and Roll.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the critically acclaimed new book by Memphis-based writer Preston Lauterbach - "The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'N' Roll"...
To find out more about Preston Lauterbach - "The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'N' Roll" - or the July 27th 6pm signing at Octavia Books - please click here .
New Orleans, LA – Susan talks with novelist Christine Wiltz ("The Emerald Lizard') and lawyer/actor Scott Jefferson, who's reading her book aloud on WRBH-radio. Cocktail historian David Wondrich ("Punch: The Delights and Dangers of the Flowing Bowl") talks about Tales of the Cocktail.
New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life for July 12th and 16th features Cara Hoffman, author of the novel, So Much Pretty, Fred Kasten's interview with memiorist Paul Guest, author of One More Theory About Happiness, and Lee Grue's reading of a poem from her new collection, Downtown.