Classical Music
1:59 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Inside The LPO's Season-Opener: '2014: A Strauss Odyssey'

LPO Associate Concertmaster Ben Hart and bassist and Concert Committee Chair Matt Abramo.
Credit Farrar Hudkins / WWNO

The LPO's season-opening concert this past Friday is called "2014: A Strauss Odyssey." Farrar Hudkins has more from inside the orchestra.  

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Latest News
7:55 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen Arrested

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen, in April of this year.
Credit kowarski / Flickr

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen was arrested for allegedly attacking a sheriff’s deputy moments before he was scheduled to perform Thursday night at the Jazz in the Park concert series at Armstrong Park.

News accounts report Allen was with family members who weren’t allowed backstage without proper credentials.

Authorities say Allen hit the New Orleans Parish Sheriff’s deputy, and was arrested. Allen’s mother was reportedly knocked to the ground.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
7:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Shannon Powell's Joyful Drums

Shannon Powell, in a still from "Tradition is a Temple."
Credit Tutti Dynamics / Vimeo

The only thing more fun than talking to Shannon Powell is listening to him play. Powell is one of the most charismatic drummers to ever grace a stage. His secret? “I’m happy,” Powell tells Music Inside Out. “I was a happy child. I’m a happy spirit.”

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7:08 am
Thu September 18, 2014

High Tech Music Experiment Targets North Baton Rouge Elementary School

Ann Marie Awad WRKF News

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 10:08 am

A small group of students at Winbourne Elementary in North Baton Rouge, have been picked to be part of an experiment. The East Baton Rouge Parish School District is hoping that teaching the kids music will help them with reading and math. 

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10:17 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Presenting Music Under The Oaks At Audubon Park

The Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park.
Credit Audubon Park

Bellwether Technology presents Music Under the Oaks, in partnership with Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO.

Music Under the Oaks
Newman Bandstand at Audubon Park
September 5 & 19 AND October 3 & 24
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Week-by-week featured lineup:

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6:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Continuum: LA, LA, LA, LA

This week on Continnum Milton Scheuermann and Thais St. Julien present a program of early music featuring four CDs whose names begin with "La".

No, they're not all CDs of vocal music, but a conglomeration of early music from various sources featuring various ensembles. The CDs used
are: La Folia (Jordi Savall et al) Alia Vox AV9805; La Messe des Fous (Barry Harward Consort) BNL BNL112746; La Dolce Vita (King's Singers & Tragicomedia) EMI CDC 7 54191 2; and La Bele Marie (Anonymous 4) Harmonia Mundi HMU 907312.

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Red River Radio
10:32 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Monroe artist creates quirky illustrations depicting Beatles' tunes

"All I've Got To Do," is one of 14 illustrations created by Enoch Doyle Jeter in 2013.

Centenary College’s Meadows Museum of Art will open a Beatles exhibition Saturday featuring illustrations by Enoch Doyle Jeter.

Jeter is artist-in-residence at the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The 14 prints interpret every song on the “With the Beatles” album. They’re featured in the new John Lennon biography “She Loves You.” Jeter says he was given a lot of latitude by the author, Jude Southerland Kessler.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:26 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Meschiya Lake: An Honest-To-Goodness, Modern-Day Chanteuse

Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns.
Credit Babs Evangelista /

Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns have been playing together as a band since 2009. But their repertoire suggests a much longer, deeper history, dating back to the early part of the last century, when people were buying phonographs and drinking absinthe in its original form.

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Latest News
5:29 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Legendary New Orleans Music Studio Owner Cosimo Matassa Dies At 88

Matassa's famous J&M Recording Studios in the French Quarter where many popular musicians recorded albums.
Jason Riedy Flickr

Cosimo Matassa, owner of J&M Recording Studios in the French Quarter where Fats Domino recorded his first album in 1949, has died. Matassa was 88 years old.

Matassa recorded music with many popular musicians including Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Little Richard and Lloyd Price. Smiley Lewis, Professor Longhair, Roy Brown and countless others also created magic at Matassa's studio.

He opened the J&M Record Shop in 1945 and since there were no other recording studios in New Orleans at the time, his studio became a popular gathering place for musicians. 

6:00 am
Sun September 7, 2014

Continuum: Ars Subtilior: Dawn Of The Renaissance

This week on Continnum Milton Scheuermann and Thais St. Julien present early music of the Ars Subtilior (more subtle art). This is a musical style characterized by rhythmic and notational complexity, centered in Paris, Avignon in southern France, also in northern Spain at the end of the fourteenth century.

Performers include Ensemble Organum, The Orlando Consort, and The Huelgas Ensemble. The music is from the CD Harmonia Mundi - Century 7, from the ten CD set of Early Music on the Harmonia Mundi label.

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