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As part of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 40th anniversary celebration, the school was invited to the Jazz Fest Cultural Exchange Pavilion, a stage that hosts cultural institutions that have shaped Louisiana.

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On Friday NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, celebrates with music, guest speakers, a second line and more. The occasion? Plessy Day.

That name should bring to mind history class, and the landmark 1890s Supreme Court case Plessy versus Ferguson, in which the court upheld racial segregation and "separate but equal" as a legal standard.

Octavia Books, 89.9 WWNO and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts invite you to join us for a special evening with William Joyce, celebrating the release of his amazing new picture book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

The program will include a screening of Joyce's Academy Award-winning short film inspired by the story, followed by an interview of the author by Susan Larson for WWNO's The Reading Life. There will also be a book-signing and light refreshments.

He's hailed as one of the most innovative dance-makers of his generation.  And now, Stephen Petronio ...

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Students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts had lots of questions for a visitor this week.  Choreographer Travis Payne explained how a teenager from Atlanta, Georgia, ended up dancing with Michael Jackson.

The Week of Heroes

Sep 29, 2010

Poppy talks to Ashley Graham about who is not eating in Louisiana and NOCCA student's winning recipe for Emeril's restaurants.