Sharon Litwin

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.

The Birds & The Bees

Aug 17, 2012

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.

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.

Fine wines exploded in popularity during the 1980's and 90's, and soon after there was a proliferation of mirco-breweries in America. Now, the demand for specialty cocktails has surged across the country. Nobody understands that more than Commander's Palace's Ti Martin, who'll step up to the microphone on this week's Notes from 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.

Joseph Cao, MASNO Competition, and Bobby Charles

Jul 19, 2012

National correspondents have a bead on New Orleans politics and culture. That's nothing new, but this week's reports are. It's time for the final weekly edition of All Things New Orleans before we start broadcasting twice a week.

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.

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.

From Russia with Love

Jun 21, 2012

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. 

Jazz has evolved into a genre of music that incorporates many distinctive styles since it began on the streets of New Orleans a hundred years ago. Often, the key to its evolution is cross-cultural cooperation.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll hear from the leader of a French jazz group that has returned to Louisiana in pursuit of his persistent desire to collaborate.

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