Join WWNO This Evening For SpeakEasy!

Feb 21, 2013

You're invited to join WWNO and Chickie Wah Wah on the last Thursday of each month for SpeakEasy, our new series where we discuss topics of interest to the region in a casual style.

It's a great way to  meet other WWNO listeners, as well as some of the voices you hear on the air every day.

Our first SpeakEasy will be this evening, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.

Bellwether Technology, a New Orleans-based IT consulting firm, has announced it will be a supporting sponsor of the 2013 YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series for the third year in a row. The popular twelve-week concert series runs every Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., from March through the end of May, and features some of the most well-known musical acts from across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.

Loyola University

Watch live as The Most Rev. Gregory Michael Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, kicks off the Presidential Centennial Guest Series at Loyola University New Orleans with his talk, “Catholic Education: Gifts and Challenges in 2012 and Beyond.”

The talk, which begins Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., will stream live in its entirety below.

Loyola University

The Presidential Centennial Guest Series at Loyola University New Orleans will continue next month with New Orleans native and nine-time Grammy Award winner, Wynton Marsalis, on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.

Braaains. Daaance.

The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is looking for people who want to unleash their inner zombie for a flash mob dance in Houma's Halloween parade.

The Courier reports that would-be zombies will learn a simplified dance of the undead to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." They'll shamble and dance in Houma's Krewe Ga Rou Halloween Parade Oct. 26.

The parade is part of the first Rougarou Fest from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 26.



Get your cackle on for the Louisiana Chicken Festival in Dubach.

The Ruston Daily Leader reports the festival is the last Friday and Saturday in September, starting with a talent contest the evening of Friday, Sept. 28. The top 12 entries will compete Saturday evening.

Other events Saturday include a strut, cackle and crow contest, a chicken cooking contest and a drumstick-eating contest.

There's also a dog show, quilt raffle, cakewalk and a stick horse rodeo.

Join WWNO for the Fourth Annual Culture Collision

Aug 12, 2012

Culture Collision: A City-Wide Celebration to Kick-Off the Cultural Season in New Orleans hosted by WWNO

Wednesday, September 5th

Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Network with over 50 Performing and Visual Arts organizations

8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Party on in the Big Room with Ratty Scurvics

Admission is FREE! Parking is $10 or street parking

Louisiana bicentennial parade delayed until November

Aug 2, 2012

A state bicentennial event planned as Louisiana's largest military parade in a century has been rescheduled to try to live up to that billing.

The parade was scheduled Saturday, the anniversary of the date that Congress accepted the Florida Parishes as part of Louisiana. On Tuesday, officials said it will instead be Saturday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.

It will go through the French Quarter to the National World War II Museum.

The 2012 Essence Music Festival drew 413,000 people to New Orleans for the four-day event held over the Fourth of July weekend.

That's less than the 422,000 who gathered for the 2011 festival. Last year the festival ran for three days.

This was the 18th anniversary of the festival which features nightly concerts at the Superdome and free, daily "empowerment" seminars and community events at the city's convention center.

For the last 18 years, the Essence Music Festival has been the go-to event for African-Americans, especially African-American women. For three days in New Orleans, hundreds of thousands show up for R&B and gospel concerts and panels on politics, financial planning and parenting.

If it's a party, as creator George Wein describes it, it's a party with a purpose.

"New Orleans is a party city and they party," Wein says. "People party here. If you go to the hotels — 40-floor hotels — [there's] like 40 floors of parties."