As tricentennial exhibits continue to pop up around New Orleans, one artist has found a way to make local history stick. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford visits Justin Lundgren's studio to learn more. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.
For many, August in New Orleans means that summer cocktails are pretty much a foregone conclusion. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invites Suzanne Accorsi, the owner of the classic Mid-City haunt, Pal’s Lounge , into the studio to talk about her favorite cocktails for summer 2018. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.
NOMA is celebrating the tricentennial with a new exhibit called Changing Course , which brings together seven contemporary art projects focusing on forgotten or marginalized aspects of the city’s history. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited NOMA’s Allison Young into the studio for a preview of the exhibit. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.
There are plenty of love songs written about New Orleans, but this week, a group of musicians will explore what happens when love songs become dark. Composer Tucker Fuller and singers Meryl Zimmerman and Mary Townsend join NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about Murder: A Song Cycle , a performance of murder ballads that will be coming to the Tigermen Den this Sunday. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.
We use the word Creole a lot in New Orleans, to define everything from gumbo to architecture. But the Creole culture has roots not only here, but also around the world. To learn more, NolaVie's Renée Peck invites Dr. Edward Anderson, jazz trumpeter and educator, and Barbara Trevigne, Creole historian and artist, into the studio to describe a new project called Creole Connections that will trace our ties to Brazil. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.
Bastille Day arrives on July 14, and in this tricentennial year, the holiday prompts a reflection on the city’s French heritage. Kyly La Riviere is strengthening the French-Louisianan connection by bringing a little bit of Paris to New Orleans at Petit Paris Market on Magazine Street.
Since 1985, Project Lazarus has provided housing for individuals in New Orleans living with HIV and AIDS. When asked to describe the organization in one word, community members have responded with words like, "compassionate," "loving," and "sanctuary. " For more on the group's vision, NolaVie's David Benedetto invited Director of Programs Jessica Kinnison into the studio. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.
Artist Lauren George, also known as Lady Delaney , is the mastermind behind a mysterious collection of miniatures that can be found at historic sites around New Orleans. She and NolaVie's Kelley Crawford discuss some big ideas about things that are very small . Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.
As the city welcomes locals and visitors to Essence Festival in July, the Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival will kick off its second year. Here's David Benedetto with more on the festival, which begins on July 4th. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.
As the state prepares to vote on several key laws in November, many voters are turning their attention to the split verdict issue in Louisiana. 48 states in the US require unanimous verdicts in felony trials, but Louisiana is not one of them. NolaVie's David Benedetto speaks with William Snowden, a federal trial attorney and founder of The Juror Project . The group aims to increase diversity on juries and challenge perspectives on jury duty. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written...
The Mississippi River, now reined in by levees, once flowed wild and boundless. The river wound its way through towns whose residents — perhaps inspired by its symbolic freedom — created American music. In Louisiana that meant Cajun music, among other traditions. While it’s obvious to those of us who live here that the cultural imagination of the Mississippi is still as wild as ever within our music, it turns out that the same can be said along the waters that feed the Mississippi at its...
The tricentennial is a big year for the nonprofit, Nola4Women -- after all, they formed the group with this very milestone in mind. At the end of 2018, Nola4Women will be hosting a Global Summit on Women and Girls. NolaVie's David Benedetto sits down with co-founder Florence André to hear about the Global Summit and their next event, coming up on June 14. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.
The crisis surrounding opioid addiction has extended into Louisiana communities, and Odyssey House is a local nonprofit working to reduce harm and abuse. The center's outreach director, Emily Loska, speaks with NolaVie's Brian Friedman about their latest educational efforts. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.
The Mexican Cultural Institute , now open in the Arts District, promotes the diverse culture of Mexico by collaborating with many Latin American artists. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford invites artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas and institute director Lorena Salazar into the studio to share more about their new space. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.
As people become more immersed in the world of smartphone apps, developers are discovering ways to make the isolated activity more connective. On this week's edition of Notes from New Orleans , Renée Peck meets two local entrepreneurs, Alicia Alonzo-Reynaud and Leigh Isaacson , who each started an app to do just that. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.
An abandoned Chinese space lab fell to earth earlier this year, thankfully far from any people. But about 15 years ago, one New Orleans family had a much more impactful encounter from outer space. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Roy Fausset to hear the whole story. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.
Jazz Fest is almost here, along with the annual festivities that go on in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. While there are strict rules about what people can sell outside of the festival, there is a whole economy that exists just beyond the gates. You can have an experience at Jazz Fest without even going in. Producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz head to the fest to discover what goes on outside the gates of the Fairgrounds. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley...
On this week's edition of Notes from New Orleans, producers Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz meet A Scribe Called Quess , one of the poets appearing at the New Orleans Poetry Festival this weekend. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford and Sarah Holtz.
This year's Irish Italian Isleños Parade is on Saturday in St. Bernard. And while most people are fairly familiar with the history of Irish and Italians in New Orleans, the same can't quite be said for Los Isleños. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sits down with Bill Hyland, director of the Los Isleños Museum Complex , to illuminate this history. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.
Here's another installment of NolaVie's Listening to Locals series, a spotlight on New Orleans musical talent. This week, David Benedetto sat down with Leo DeJesus and Andrew Jarman of the band, Vox and the Hound , who are playing shows in support of their latest album, Aloha Shores. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.