Kelley Crawford

Kelley Crawford is a professor of composition at Bard Early College New Orleans, a columnist, writer, and managing editor for NolaVie, as well as a freelance radio host for WWNO. She also spends her professional time as the president of Shotgun Cinema. When she isn't being all professional, you can find her dancing in parades with the dance krewe, Cosmonaughties, traveling while writing young adult books, and volunteering at WRBH, Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Impaired. She has a weekly column entitled "Artists in Their Own Words," where she asks a-typical questions to artists around New Orleans. To contact Kelley, you can email her at kelley@nolavie.com

Ways to Connect

Robert Schaefer

This Saturday is World Cyanotype Day, when photographers everywhere will celebrate an early photographic technique that reveals images in a striking blue hue. New Orleans photographers are having their very own celebration with a workshop at the Healing Center, presented by PhotoNOLA. Kelley Crawford speaks with two of the workshop’s organizers, Jennifer Shaw and Robert Schaefer, to learn more.  

Kelley Crawford

With a couple of months remaining in the storm season, a group of organizations from South Louisiana and along the coast are looking to storytelling as a way to build community strength in the face of rising seas. Another Gulf Is Possible has launched a storytelling series called Stories of Survival, making stops in Houston, New Orleans, and this coming weekend, in Puerto Rico. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford caught up with some of the organizers in time for their New Orleans event.

Kelley Crawford

The New Orleans Metro Area just added another amenity to its ever-growing list of attractions: an ice skating rink. The rink is located in Kenner, and it was founded by professional figure skater Sarah Zanolli. Sarah has teamed up with hockey players Deniz Guderen and Onur Pinar to bring ice skating culture to New Orleans in an ecologically sustainable way. She invites NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford to the brand new rink to learn more.

Julie Verlinden

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.

Lady Delaney

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.   

Michael Alford

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.  

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Infrogmation of New Orleans

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. 

Fernando Lopez

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.

Nola to Angola

On Saturday, April 7, Nola to Angola is hosting an 8-mile bike ride and cookout for prison justice. In addition to raising money for four local nonprofits, the ride's goal is to raise awareness about mass incarceration in Louisiana. 

Patrick Shannon

As the city marks its tricentennial year, curator and artist Dr. Fari Nzinga is making sure people of color are not left out of history or the conversation around it. Her exhibit, The Rent Is Too Damn High!, will open on Saturday, April 7 at the Crescent City Boxing Gym. Fari joined NolaVie's Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about the work behind and in front of her exhibit.

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