Arts & Culture

E.B. Lewis / G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Of all the difficult subjects deserving of discussion with children, race and racism are perhaps the most required, and least easy to address.

Dr. Luke Fleming has been the driving force behind the popular Crescent City Chamber Music Festival.  The New Orleans native who headed the Manhattan Chamber players has returned home, a result of the pandemic, and he vows to keep the music alive. Fleming is the newly-appointed violist of the Lott String Quartet, the Quartet-in-Residence for the School of Arts at the University of New Orleans. He joins us by phone.  

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is creatively keeping the music alive during the pandemic, thanks to digital technology.  LPO resident conductor and music director, Carlos Miguel Prieto joins us by phone with the latest on what you can expect from the orchestra in 2021.

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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us The 2020 Year in Rebuke, Part 1. We’ll look back at news stories both remembered and forgotten with The Appresidentice, The Law Firm of McConnell & McConnell, Pimples the Clown, The Apologies of the Week, News from Lake Reverie, Karzai Talk, Harry Reads the Trades and great original music.

Susan Larson talks with Clint Bruce about his recent book,  “Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana’s Radical Civil War-Era Newspapers: A Bilingual Edition.”