Fred Kasten

Jazz Fest Minutes
1:37 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Acclaimed Singer Meschiya Lake and Her Little Big Horns Band Play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th

Singer Meschiya Lake is one of four New Orleans women up for this year's Big Easy "Best Female Entertainer" Award. Meschiya Lake and her Little Big Horns band play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
3:29 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes Leads International Accordion Summit at Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes was playing rubboard in Fernest Arceneaux's band Fernest and the Thunders back in the late 1980's - when he had a series of dreams in which he played accordion.  He bought an accordion - and next thing you know - he's leading - and playing accordion in - Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots. Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots host an International Accordion Summit at Jazz Fest Sunday, April 29th...

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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:20 am
Tue April 10, 2012

DJ Soul Sister Spins Rare Groove at Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th

Marc Pagani

DJ Soul Sister — a.k.a. Melissa Weber — spins her enticing brand of "Rare Groove" from the Congo Square stage at Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th.

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The Sound of Books
2:52 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Beautiful New Book Explores Life and Work of Great New Orleans Sculptor Lin Emery

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten: critically-acclaimed art writer Philip Palmedo's lavishly illustrated new biography of New Orleans sculptor Lin Emery — titled simply Lin Emery...

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The Sound of Books
12:50 am
Thu March 15, 2012

New York Times Bestselling Memoir By "Ask Amy" Columnist Amy Dickinson

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, part two of a three-part series spotlighting writers appearing at this year's Tennessee Williams Festival. We're featuring a conversation with "Ask Amy" advice columnist and frequent Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me panelist Amy Dickinson about her bestselling memoir "The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them."

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The Sound of Books
5:52 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Engaging New Memoir From Three-Time Oscar Nominated Actress Piper Laurie

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten -- part one of a three-part series featuring writers who will appear at the 2012 Tennessee Williams Festival -- spotlighting the new memoir by three-time Oscar nominated actress Piper Laurie, "Learning to Live Out Loud."

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The Sound of Books
1:28 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

New Book From Award-Winning Journalist Debunks "Sybil" Claims

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the new book from award-winning journalist Debbie Nathan:  "Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case."

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40th Anniversary
4:38 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

WWNO Celebrates 40th Anniversary

40 years ago today — February 27, 1972 — 89.9 WWNO signed on the air, bringing New Orleans-area listeners a widely varied schedule of programming, including NPR News, classical music and jazz. One of the station's original staffers was a 19-year-old UNO student named Tom Fitzmorris, who went on to build a fine career as a radio talk show host, restaurant critic and writer in the Crescent City. WWNO's Fred Kasten has the story...

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The Sound of Books
4:47 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

New York Times Bestselling Biography of Malcolm X

Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the late author and historian Manning Marable's widely praised new biography, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention"...

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The Sound of Books
12:00 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten: the new book from New Orleans author and Tulane School of Architecture Professor Emerita Ellen Weiss.

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