Notes from New Orleans

Notes From New Orleans
5:59 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Grocery Store For-A-Day!

Fresh producer will be one of the many items available at the pop-up grocery store taking place at the All Souls Church and Community Center on October 20th.

In recent years, the districts, neighborhoods, and towns that have little access to healthy foods have been dubbed "food deserts." Because some of New Orleans' lowest-income neighborhoods suffer from this situation, the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition is hosting a Grocery Store For-A-Day! event to help alleviate the problem. 

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Notes From New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Sound Design on Display at the CAC

Giorgio Bertuccelli's creative background began in his father's papier-mâché studios, where the fantastic creatures of Mardi Gras came to life. It was there that he began to build his own percussion instruments and experiment with sound. He sits down to talk about his new installation at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Notes from New Orleans
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Textile Designer Camilla Franklin

English designer Camilla Franklin knows how to spin a yarn — quite literally, in fact. On this week's Notes from New Orleans she speaks with Sharon Litwin about her involvement in Louisiana's longstanding textile industry.

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Notes from New Orleans
4:01 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

The Birds & The Bees

Carrollton resident Claudia Garofalo has raised chickens and even honey bees in her Uptown neighborhood for years.

Most people have a dog or two, a couple of cats, even a parakeet. But how would you feel if your neighbors tended to chickens or other unconventional pets? On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin sits down to have an overdue conversation about the birds and the bees.

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Notes From New Orleans
5:44 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Time's on Display at Heriard-Cimino Gallery

Each panel on display in Aaron McNamee's work represents an entire month's worth of news taken from the Times-Picayune.

An Artist in Residence at the UNO Art Department has found a way to entomb time. We'll hear about the preservation of life's most fleeting commodity on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

HNOC Offers Gateway to the Past

The location of the Historic New Orleans Collection is the 1792 Merieult House, one of very few surviving buildings from the Spanish Colonial period in New Orleans.

Five blocks into the French Quarter on Royal Street you'll find a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. Although this institution is nearly 50 years old, it's often passed by tourists and locals alike.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with the director of this overlooked French  Quarter cultural experience.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Global Piano Competition Takes Place at Loyola

After an arduous application process a group of piano players from around the world are set to contend against each other at Loyola University's Roussel Hall. Sharon Litwin brings us this story of diligence, passion, and competition on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu July 12, 2012

New Orleans Celebrates Its French Heritage

Fireworks in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day. There will be a fireworks display on the Mississippi River on July 13th at 9pm.

The French community in New Orleans has worked with several Francophile and francophone organizations to prepare the city's first-ever "Bastille Day Fete." On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with a member of the local French Consulate to hear how the weekend long celebration will spread joie de vivre.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu June 28, 2012

The Dog Days of Summer

"W.O.O.F." is hand painted with iridescence paints that will appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle changes.

Over the past several months New Orleanians have surely noticed the Bead Dog sculptures placed around town by the LA SPCA. Paws on Parade has worked with the artistic community of New Orleans to help raise awareness for animal welfare and the response has been enthusiastic. To honor of the 60th Bead Dog sculpture, Sharon Litwin spoke with the artist responsible for the anthropomorphic pup.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

From Russia with Love

This summer the Department of Theatre Arts + Dance at Loyola University has enlisted a graduate of Moscow's premiere ballet school to help teach the next generation of dancers. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll hear how her dancing principles coincide with the Jesuit's ideals on education. 

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