Bryan Batt

John Pope

Often, movies and TV shows just can’t seem to get New Orleans right. But Garden District, a new TV series written by local playwright Rosary O’Neill, promises to change that. NolaVie’s Renée Peck brings us a preview of the TV show with actress Kelly Lind and producer Jennifer Taylor.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Host Poppy tooker with Bryan Batt and Katy Danos
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On this week's show, we look back on bygone New Orleans businesses that "ain't dere no more," but continue to hold a place in the city’s collective heart. We begin with Bryan Batt and Katy Danos, authors of Pontchartrain Beach: A Family Affair. Founded by Bryan’s grandfather Harry Batt in 1928, the amusement park was a summer destination for 55 years.

This week on The Reading Life:  At the beach, at the beach! Bryan Batt and Katy Danos take a walk down memory lane with “Pontchartrain Beach: A Family Affair.”

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: 

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It's Carnival time in Louisiana! This week, we join revelers near and far for the biggest free party on earth.

Duane And Susan Hoff
Reggie Morris

It’s Carnival time in Louisiana! On this week's show, we're talking Mardi Gras traditions with newcomers and locals alike. 

To begin, we learn some surprises about the Krewe of Mid-City, a very local parading organization that is about to be graced by an expected king and queen. Originally from Minnesota, business moguls Duane and Susan Hoff are the owners of Fantesca Estate and Winery in Napa Valley. About to take their thrones, we visit with Duane and Susan to find out how they came to reign over this community-focused krewe.

Chris Kehoe

Just in time for Father’s Day, Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about his special relationship with his dad, former mayor Moon Landrieu, and how he benefits from Moon’s 40-year perspective on what it takes to be mayor of New Orleans.

Broadway, TV and film actor, and native New Orleanian, Bryan Batt brings his acclaimed one-man show, “BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” back home to Le Petit Theatre for one show only, on Sunday March 30 at 7 p.m. 

Batt has performed the cabaret show around the world since its original performance as a post-Katrina benefit.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

Art Against AIDS

Nov 29, 2012

The 26th annual Art Against AIDS art auction and holiday gala returns to the New Orleans Museum of Art on Saturday December 1. We go Inside the Arts for conversation with event spokesman, actor and author Bryan Batt.

This week on Inside the Arts, we're Talkin' Jazz with trumpeter and vocalist Gregg Stafford. Also, hear about a gala event — Art Against AIDS — and how it is saving lives. Finally, your imagination will soar as pop surrealist artist Nathan Durfee takes you on a whimsical journey at LeMieux Galleries.

Actor Bryan Batt and Poppy reminisce about Mardi Gras traditions, while Drew Ramsey of Hubig's Pies explains how his family business is involved in the Carnival celebration.

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