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

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Marco Castelli

Meryl Murman is a choreographer and filmmaker who made the bold decision to combine her disciplines into one art form. She creates dance films that explore improvisation and performance in places like New Orleans and Ukraine. Kelley Crawford invited Meryl into the studio for the latest installment in NolaVie’s ongoing series, Conversations With Artists.

 

Miriam Lilje

Co-working spaces are beginning to pop up all over the city, but few are tailor-made for artists. Atelier Mimi is a gallery and co-working space dedicated to promoting creative cross-pollination. In this installment of NolaVie’s occasional series, Conversations with Artists, Kelley Crawford invited founder and visual artist Miriam Lilje into the studio to talk about how she conceptualizes space in art and life.

 

Kelley Crawford

The holidays are here, and for the Preservation Resource Center, that means the annual Holiday Home Tour is just around the corner. Each year in December, the PRC welcomes locals and visitors through the doors of some of the oldest and most well-preserved homes in and around the Garden District. Executive Director Danielle Del Sol joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford at WWNO for a preview.

Movie Poster Archives

In a world where people are quick to digitize everything, there are many who don’t want to forget the creative endeavors of those who came before binary codes. One of those groups is Movie Poster Archives, and NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford sat down with their Executive Director and author of the book Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed, Linda Thurman. 

Sepehr Saberian

We talk a lot about musical instruments in New Orleans, so much so that it feels like our music dates back thousands of years. But the santur, a trapezoid-shaped stringed instrument, actually does date back thousands of years. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invited Dr. Sepehr Saberian into the studio to discuss and play the santur.

LOUD

LOUD is a New Orleans theater company centered on queer youth. It’s a space where students explore new modes of self-expression, as well as traditional technique. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invites co-director Cameron-Mitchell Ware into the studio to learn more about the program.

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Trevor Scott

The way we experience the past and the present is changing, and that extends to how people experience tours. Alyssa and Trevor Scott of Spectral City Tours are launching what they call a Surreal History Party, which will have guests interacting with history all from the comfort of their home. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invite them into the studio to learn more.

Saintsbone

Immersive theater has found a new stage on the streets of the French Quarter. Escape My Room is presenting an original performance called Saintsbone, where participants will meet ghosts, solve puzzles, and ultimately decide their fate. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford invited Andrew Preble into the studio to describe this immersive experience.

Kelley Crawford

As many New Orleans restaurants move towards a farm-to-table model, some establishments are cutting out the middleman and going back to the land. One example is Suis Generis in the Bywater. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford stopped by the restaurant to learn more.

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Kelley Crawford

As part of the grand opening of their new exhibition center, the Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting a series of informal gallery talks called “Stoop Stories.” NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford joins artist James Michalopoulos on the stoop to talk about his expressionistic New Orleans-centered artwork.

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