interviews

Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
11:45 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

David Egan: Unabashedly Experienced

Credit Denny Culbert / John Sellards Design via MusicInsideOut.org

Songwriters talk about a song being “honest.” And according to David Egan, that’s all about telling the truth about our battles and our triumphs — our loves and losses.

“We write music for grownup people,” he says. “Grownup music for grown-ass people.”

They’re the people you might see at the gas station, or in the grocery store. Or in the mirror.

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Inside the Arts
11:56 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Inside The Arts: The NOLA Project Throws A Mad Tea Party, Watercolors Pop Uptown And Giselle Returns

Adventures in Wonderland
Credit The NOLA Project

This week on Inside the Arts, we explore what's billed as the maddest tea party in town! We follow crazy characters through NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden as The NOLA Project presents Adventures in Wonderland, a new interactive interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Then, an art exhibit in the Garden District showcases the works of watermedia artists from around the world.

And we round out with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre's production of the romantic dance drama Giselle.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Reading Life With Francine Prose And Edmund White

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist Francine Prose, whose new book is Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris, 1932; she's coming to New Orleans for a Room 220 appearance May 19.

We’ll also hear from Edmund White, whose new memoir is Inside a Pearl: My Paris Years; he will be here for the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival next weekend.

And Susan reviews The Keillor Reader to give you a sneak preview of what's coming Tuesday night at Le Petit Theatre when Garrison Keillor presents a reading.

*Lagniappe Audio*

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat May 10, 2014

Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week

Tin Roof Brewing Company's William McGeeHee has plans of building a tap room at his brewery in Baton Rouge, where he'll be able to serve specialty-crafted, small-batch beers to guests.
Credit Thomas Walsh

On this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! we raise a glass to American Craft Beer Week with brewers, bar owners, and innovators in the microbrewing industry.

We were lucky enough to snag craft beer pioneer Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery for a conversation about the history of craft beer and where it’s going next.

We’ll also visit a local breweries when we speak with William McGee of Tin Roof Brewing Company in Baton Rouge and Kirk Coco at NOLA Brewing Company. And we top it off with a chat at The Avenue Pub with Polly Watts about her predictions for craft brewing in Louisiana.

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Inside the Arts
10:34 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Inside The Arts: A Jazzy Mobile App, Julian Sands At The CAC, And Toussaint Jams With Parsons Dance

Julian Sands
Credit Courtesy of the artist

This week on Inside the Arts, many of us are rifting on melodies and memories of Jazz Fest 2014. We'll tell you about a new mobile app that is spreading our rich musical heritage around the globe.

Then we travel across the pond, via telephone, for conversation with British actor Julian Sands who will be in New Orleans this week for his solo stage performance — A Celebration of Harold Pinter — at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Community
7:21 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Over $2.2 Million Raised During Inaugural GiveNOLA Day

A giant leaderboard has been set up in Lafayette Square to provide constant updates during GiveNOLA Day. The Greater New Orleans Foundation also held an event, with food trucks and a DJ, in the afternoon.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

This story has been updated.

Over 19,000 gifts, totaling more than $2.2 million, were made to area nonprofits on Tuesday during the first GiveNOLA Day.

A project of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and modeled on similar giving days held across the nation, GiveNOLA Day is designed to put individuals together with over 300 participating nonprofits from across the 13 parishes covered by GNOF.

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Out To Lunch
1:02 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Out To Lunch: In It For The Money

Peter Ricchiuti, Suzanne Mestayer and Marianne Van Meter.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

There are a lot of great reasons to live in New Orleans, but “making money” is not typically at the top of the list. Even though the business climate is undeniably better here now than we’ve seen in decades, money is not what drives most of us.

But of course, we can’t live without it. So thankfully there are New Orleanians who devote themselves to looking after money, and two of them are Peter's guests this week on Out to Lunch.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
2:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Terence Blanchard: A Voice For His Trumpet

Credit Bob Travis / Flickr

When the microphone switches on, some people freeze. They can’t think of a thing to say. But Terence Blanchard relaxes. 

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Inside the Arts
11:10 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Inside The Arts: Jazz Fest Celebrates Brazil; Jazz Hero Harold Battiste; Ireland's Hidden Gems

This week on Inside the Arts, we travel to Brazil via a cultural exchange at Jazz Fest. Then, we celebrate with saxophonist and AFO Records founder, Harold Battiste. He's a recipient of the Jazz Hero award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

And we round out with a trip to the shores of the Emerald Isle, for a peek inside Irish nature photographer Daragh Muldowney's Jewellery Box.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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The Reading Life
1:41 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

The Reading Life With Wimps, Underpants And PTSD

Jeff Kinney

This week on The Reading Life: Jeff Kinney, creator of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants. We’ll also hear from novelist Cara Hoffman, whose new book is Be Safe, I Love You.

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