Arts & Culture

Sun Ra
American Routes

As the seasons change and winter is near, in this strange leap year, we take stock of our circle round the sun, just for cosmic fun. Not so much to analyze but to imagine this year in space and time.

Photo Credit: Tshombe Tshanti

Award winning multi-disciplinary artist José Torres-Tama is back with a new solo performance arts piece.  It’s called Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares. It’s a bilingual performance in two parts and  two nights.  The work is inspired by Torres-Tama's  poetry collection of the same title. It’s a deep dive into the underbelly of the “American Dream”.  José Torres-Tama’s solo performance piece, Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares will be streamed Via Zoom and FaceBook Live on Friday & Saturday, Dec.

Little Voices, Big Ideas: The Giving Tree

Dec 2, 2020

Episode 2 of “Little Voices, Big Ideas,” makes the case for discussing the big ideas found in the book that everyone loves to love--or loves to hate--Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree.

Criticized for its seeming endorsement of feminine/maternal stereotypes, the book, argues our panel, nonetheless presents parents and children with a unique opportunity to hone critical thinking skills, and to discuss sustainability.

New Orleans Opera

For New Orleans-based singer Ivan Griffin, who has been singing opera for 30 years, the abrupt end to the 2019-20 opera season was “traumatic, to say the least.”

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of the Atom, Dominion, It’s a Smart World, The Appresidentice, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm and more.