Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of Bees, News of Dominion, Let Us Try, The Appresidentice, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, plus music by Oscar Peterson, Jill Sobule, Jacob Collier and Cold War Kids.

The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead about his new novel, “The Nickel Boys.” Whitehead appears July 24 at Loyola University. We also experience a 'Book Moment' outside the Latter Memorial Library and hear another 'Book Song.'

This Continuum presents a program of early English music performed by a unique ensemble known as The King's Noyse, the leading North American Renaissance-style violin, viola and cello ensemble. The music is from three of their CDs entitled Canzonetta, Holborne's "My Selfe", and The Queen's Delight. Recording's used are: Harmonia Mundi France HMU 907127, Harmonia Mundi HMU 907238 and Harmonia Mundi France HMU 907180.

John F. Kennedy High School students attend graduation in 2012.
John F. Kennedy High School / New Beginning Schools Foundation

The board of New Orleans charter school group New Beginnings Schools Foundation has voted to surrender both of their remaining charters after a grade-fixing scandal at New Beginning’s John F. Kennedy High School. 

The Torch Lady: A Silver Screen Icon, Reborn In The Quarter

Jul 19, 2019
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Artist Michael Deas has been bringing illustrations and paintings to life in his French Quarter studio for decades. His work has graced book covers, ad campaigns, and the big screen at movie theaters around the world. Mr. Deas reflects on his artistic career and one particular painting in this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

Take a walk through the Treme on any day and you might find a slice of history and something new to learn. It might be on Governor Nicholls Street, where Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum is located. NolaVie’s David Benedetto paid a visit and caught up with the museum’s founder, who offered a lesson in jazz history for the eyes and the ears.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

American Routes Shortcuts: John Mayall

Jul 19, 2019
John Mayall
David Gomez

John Mayall and his band the Bluesbreakers pioneered British blues rock, introducing it to a larger audience. They included musicians who went on to join legendary bands like Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones. Mayall moved to the states in '68, and today has a discography of 70 albums. At 85, John still tours widely and then comes home to his favorite climate and way of life in Los Angeles, but it was in Macclesfield, Cheshire where he first heard the blues. 

Aurora Nealand, by Greg Miles
Greg Miles

Before the composer and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand takes a job, she’ll ask, “Did you want The Monocle or did you want The Royal Roses?”

The 2018 edition of Tales of the Cocktail began with a presentation of community grants supporting projects in the hospitality field.
Ian McNulty

With the right potables and know-how, you can mix good cocktails anywhere. Making a true cocktail culture, however, that takes some different ingredients.

New Orleans has the essentials.

Paul Braun / WWNO

A suspect has been arrested in the killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, prominent civil rights activist and founder of the African American history museum in Baton Rouge.