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Sports
8:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Manning Passing Academy A Boon For Thibodaux And Nicholls State

Manning Field at Guidry Stadium at Nicholls State University.
Credit Nick Gremillion / WWNO

For the past eight years, over a thousand high school football players from all over the country — and the world — have converged on Thibodaux, La. for the four-day Manning Passing Academy.

It’s known by many as the premier offensive football camp in the country.

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Heavy Rotation
12:11 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Gwen Thompkins On 'Ballet Class' By Jason Marsalis

Jason Marsalis.

Our own Gwen Thompkins, host of Music Inside Out, was featured on Morning Edition today as part of their Heavy Rotation music series.

She explored "Ballet Class" by Jason Marsalis.  

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Museums
11:55 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Germantown Colony Museum Modernization Under Way In Minden

The historical gem of Minden, La. -- the Germantown Colony Museum -- is getting a second life with a new visitor’s center under construction. The new building will showcase the German settlers who established a commune in north Louisiana in the early 1800s in a quest to avoid religious persecution.

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Music
10:48 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Summer Songs: Banjo Adds Bang To Old Standard

Creole Jazz Serenaders with Don Vappie
Vappielle Entertainment Enterprises

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 5:52 pm

As our population is growing and getting more diverse, so is our taste in music. And music lovers want to hear fresh ideas that reflect new realities and experiences. Yet some songs remain quintessentially American — even as they inspire constant re-interpretation.

Tell Me More is teaming up with New Orleans member station WWNO's Music Inside Out With Gwen Thompkins to showcase some fresh takes on popular American songs. Today we hear from Don Vappie of the Creole Jazz Serenaders, playing the banjo and singing, "Careless Love."

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Zephyr Field
5:17 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Photos: An Afternoon At The Ballpark

The players and umpires take the field as the New Orleans Zephyrs prepared to take on the Salt Lake Bees.
Jason Saul WWNO

Zephyr Field is affectionately known as the "Shrine on Airline" — a 10,000-seat stadium next door to the Saints and Pelicans practice facility that is host to New Orleans's own professional baseball team.

The New Orleans Zephyrs are the AAA-affiliate of the Miami Marlins, which means our local team is the last step for these players on their long journey to the major leagues.

Arts & Culture
6:36 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

New Orleans Rappers Reunite For Anti-Violence Benefit

Mystikal, 2011
Photo by Josh D'Aubin and Jessica Cavender

Two veteran New Orleans music powerhouses are teaming up for a benefit concert. On Wednesday, July 3, Mystikal and Master P, two icons of No Limit Records, reunite for a live show they’re hoping will draw adults and teens alike.

Master P, called one of the wealthiest rappers in the world, is performing with fellow New Orleans native Mystikal to raise money for youth-empowerment and anti-crime charities in the city. A quarter of the proceeds will be donated.

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NOMA Exhibit
1:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Art of Rashaad Newsome: From King To Bling

Artist Rashaad Newsome's "Duke of NOLA" collage.
Rashaad Newsome Marlborough Chelsea, New York

A new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art blends the traditions of the Middle Ages with a futuristic vision of pop culture.

The work of former New Orleans resident Rashaad Newsome takes a variety of forms. Lining the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art is a collection of intricate collages. Just how intricate is evident close-up. The updated gilded frames contain patterns that repeat thousands of modern images — like jewels and hubcaps — to appear as multi-layered coats of arms.

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All Things New Orleans
9:07 am
Tue July 2, 2013

All Things New Orleans With An Independence Day Document Exhibit; The ESSENCE Festival; And Dance

Dancer Dana M. Reed.
Bruce Marsh

 

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Arts & Culture
11:00 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Essence Festival: Music, Ideas And... Shoes

New Orleans native PJ Morton of Maroon5 plays Essence Festival Saturday, July 6
Bill Lee

The Essence Festival runs July 4 to 7 in New Orleans, with speakers at the convention center and musical acts at the Superdome. It also fills up clubs and other venues around town at night. Nola.com and Times-Picayune music writer Alison Fensterstock gave WWNO some notes on what she’s looking forward to at this year’s Essence.

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Music
10:43 am
Mon July 1, 2013

First Listen: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 'That's It!'

Preservation Hall Jazz Band's new album, That's It!, comes out July 9.
Shannon Brinkman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 4:50 pm

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There's a magnificent design to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's new album. The 11 songs hang together so well that, like the most flattering gowns, they seem to be cut on the bias.

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