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.
After an arduous application process a group of piano players from around the world are set to contend against each other at Loyola University's Roussel Hall. Sharon Litwin brings us this story of diligence, passion, and competition on this week's Notes from New Orleans.
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.