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 »

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From Islands to Delta: A Filipino's Second Homecoming

When Robert Romero first arrived in America from the Philippines over 35 years ago, he was apprehensive about adjusting to an entirely new culture. Since then, Robert has not only adopted New Orleans as his home, he's now the honorary consul of the Philippines for the state of Louisiana. NolaVie's Brian Friedman sat down with Robert to hear his story of coming to New Orleans and his perspective on Filipino identity.

From Islands to Delta: A Filipino's Second Homecoming

An Ode To The Olfactory: The Best And Worst Smells In New Orleans

When people fall in love with New Orleans — a phenomenon that happens on a daily basis around here — they're wont to wax poetically about the familiar qualities that make this city such a special and enchanting place. But all of this gushing tends to leave out a single and singular fact of life in the Crescent City: This town, for lack of a better word, smells.

An Ode To The Olfactory: The Best And Worst Smells In New Orleans

Longtime New Orleans Arts Advocate Dies After Cancer Battle

A driving force behind the arts and cultural communities in New Orleans has passed away.

Longtime New Orleans Arts Advocate Dies After Cancer Battle

In Memory And Honor Of Sharon Litwin, NolaVie Co-Founder And President

WWNO has lost a dear member of its community in Sharon Litwin, co-founder and president of NolaVie. She passed away Friday, June 24. This post was originally published on NolaVie.com.

In Memory And Honor Of Sharon Litwin, NolaVie Co-Founder And President

Finding Fascination in the Everyday at NOMA's Design Exhibition

Nearly 100 years ago Marcel Duchamp put a porcelain urinal into a New York art gallery and changed the way we think about art. The Essence of Things is a new exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art that's dedicated to elevating the beauty of everyday objects. Can a rubber band or pair of flip flops rise to the level of high art? NolaVie's Renée Peck spoke with Mel Buchanan for the answer. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Finding Fascination in the Everyday at NOMA's Design Exhibition

What Is The Phyllis M. Taylor Center For Social Innovation And Design Thinking?

Since every generation uses new buzz words, you might wonder what goes on at Tulane's Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. Luckily, Sharon Litwin got an explanation from their founding director, Ken Schwartz.

What Is The Phyllis M. Taylor Center For Social Innovation And Design Thinking?

The Joan Mitchell Center Shows Patronage For Local Artists

The goal of the Joan Mitchell Center is to support emerging visual artists who live in New Orleans. That space is run by Gia Hamilton, who spoke with Sharon Litwin for the latest Notes from New Orleans.

The Joan Mitchell Center Shows Patronage For Local Artists

Drummer Boyanna Trayanova And The Rhythm Of The Balkans

In a city full of musicians, Boyanna Trayanova stands out. Offbeat Magazine has called her the best ska drummer in city, but she's just as likely to play traditional jazz, blues, or music from her Bulgarian homeland. She spoke with Kelley Crawford for NolaVie's series, Artists in Their Own Words.

Drummer Boyanna Trayanova And The Rhythm Of The Balkans

Louisiana State Museum Facing Massive Budget Cuts

Louisiana State Museums, like the Cabildo and Presbytere in Jackson Square, are feeling the strain from new budget cuts that could jeopardize their operation. To find out how this problem might be solved, NolaVie's Sharon Litwin spoke with Mark Tullos, the Assistant Secretary for the office of State Museums.

Louisiana State Museum Facing Massive Budget Cuts

For Architect Mark Hash, Art Is Concrete... And Abstract

Pause for a moment and consider your neighborhood through the eyes of an architect. You'd expect geometric shapes, locations, and other spatial relationships to be foundational to their perspective, so it may surprise you to hear how abstract their creative process can be. Recently, architect Mark Hash discussed how his structured mind has changed over the years with NolaVie's Kelley Crawford.

For Architect Mark Hash, Art Is Concrete... And Abstract

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