Notes From New Orleans Notes from New Orleans is a weekly peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. Sharon Litwin, president and co-founder of NolaVie.com, covers all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society. From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraordinary musicians to world class performing artists; from Mardi Gras Indians to pop up restaurants — whether its going on Uptown, Downtown or Back of Town, their stories are sure to show up on Notes from New Orleans.
Notes From New Orleans

Notes From New Orleans

From WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Notes from New Orleans is a weekly peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. Sharon Litwin, president and co-founder of NolaVie.com, covers all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society. From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraordinary musicians to world class performing artists; from Mardi Gras Indians to pop up restaurants — whether its going on Uptown, Downtown or Back of Town, their stories are sure to show up on Notes from New Orleans.More from Notes From New Orleans »

Most Recent Episodes

Who Did It Better? New Orleans Bicycles Then And Now

In celebration of the city's upcoming Tricentennial, NolaVie and New Orleans Historical bring you the series Who Did it Better? New Orleans Then and Now . In it, we look at offbeat aspects of the city's history and their parallels in the present. Today we give you: Big Easy Bikes. Call it a story about recycling. New Orleans has seen quite the influx of bicyclers in the past decade. But the bike crowd is not new to the city. The high-wheel bicycle debuted in the U.S. in 1879, and New Orleans

Pricing The Past: Inside A Metairie Tag Sale

If you're curious about other people's lives, there are several safe ways in. Film, books, Instagram — they all provide shades of reality to the voyeur, all within an accepted norm of behavior. Lynda Moreau has found another way in, and it's all part of her job. Nearly every week, Moreau enters a home in the New Orleans area, takes a look around, and begins to methodically sift through the owner's possessions. But it's not what you might think. She runs an estate sale company called Silent

Herbal Medicine Finds A Hub In Mid-City

Some of New Orleans' most prized treasures are tucked away in residential neighborhoods. Take Rosalie Apothecary , which is located on a quiet corner in Faubourg Saint John. Rosalie prides itself on being a community resource and home for those who want to learn more about herbs and natural remedies. NolaVie's Kelley Crawford sat down with shop owner Christiane Wurmstedt to find out what it's like to run a modern-day apothecary. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley

Time Traveling With UNO's New Orleans Historical App

New Orleans is a city of stories, stories that weave a collective tapestry of a rich and colorful past. Students in the history department at UNO have been spinning these threads into a collection of app-based tours called New Orleans Historical . NolaVie's Renee Peck speaks with historian Molly Mitchell to learn more. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Stoked For A Reason: Comedy Night Highlights Local Talent

On any given night of the week, there's plenty of great comedy to be seen in and around New Orleans. NolaVie's David Benedetto met two members of the local comedy scene, Mary-Devon Dupuy and Lane Lonion. They discussed their monthly showcase, STOKED , a night of stand-up comedy at the Howlin' Wolf Den. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Madams and Professors: The Soundtrack of Storyville

Now through December, The Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting an exhibit called Storyville: Madams and Music . Brian Friedman speaks with curator Eric Seiferth about the soundtrack of this era.

Storyville exhibit showcases bygone social experiment

The city's infamous Red Light District, Storyville, weaves itself through the legends and lore of New Orleans history. It's also the topic of a current exhibit at The Historic New Orleans Collection . The exhibit is called Storyville: Madams and Music. In this first part of a two-part series, NolaVie's Brian Friedman speaks with Pamela Arceneaux, author of Guidebooks to Sin and one of the exhibit's curators.

The School on a Barge: New Harmony High Set to Embark Fall of 2018

Some innovative educators in New Orleans are rethinking high school. When New Harmony High opens next year, it won't look – or act — like a conventional school. That's because it will most likely be situated on a barge on the Mississippi River. And its curriculum will include some unique lessons about coastal land loss. NolaVie's Renee Peck sits down with Sunny Dawn Summers, New Harmony's Head of School, to hear about this distinctive project. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Les Bons Temps of Summer Learning at École Bilingue

In a city that takes its name from the center of France, learning French as a second language seems intuitive. École Bilingue of New Orleans begins its French immersion program in early childhood, with the goal of ushering along global citizens. The school's director of admissions, Courtney Kloor, sat down with NolaVie's Kelley Crawford to talk about summer at École Bilingue, as well as the fast approaching back-to-school season. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

Casa Pelican Es Su Casa If You're A Foodie at Heart

So the saying goes, you can't talk about New Orleans without talking about the food. But for some people, talking's not enough – some people have to make it. Karen Duncan is one such individual, a chef who came by Louisiana cuisine at her restaurant in Toronto. Her adopted home is Algiers Point, where she owns the bed & breakfast, Casa Pelican . NolaVie's David Benedetto sits down with Karen to hear more of her story. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

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