festivals

Public Health Film Festival Debuts At Tulane

May 3, 2019
Public Health Film Festival

Tulane’s School of Public Health is hosting its first ever film festival, from May 10th through the 12th. The festival lineup covers a variety of public health-related topics that are relevant to our area, including water issues, gun violence, and veterans’ health. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited organizer David Roston into the studio for a preview.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.

Freret Street Festival

Festival season is upon us, and with the first weekend in April comes the Freret Street Festival. This year, the event is operating under the leadership of the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend, a group firmly focused on community engagement. Reverend Dr. Andrew Ward joins NolaVie’s David Benedetto at WWNO to discuss some festival highlights.

Dancing Grounds

Simply the word gentrification is enough to spark heated debate, especially in a city as steeped in history and as fiercely loyal to its neighborhoods as New Orleans. A young dance troupe is addressing the issue in a singular way. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Jeremy Guyton, youth program director for Dancing Grounds, as well as Akelah Sabreen, a student in the program, into the studio to discuss their upcoming festival, which is called Dance for Social Change.

 

Three Rivers Art Festival

The Three Rivers Art Festival draws art and music lovers to downtown Covington annually during the second weekend in November. This year’s festival will have artwork from over 200 artists and a crowd of some 60,000 people. NolaVie’s Renée Peck caught up with festival coordinator Sarada Bennett to talk about Three Rivers and its influence on the art and culture of the Northshore. 

Event Preview: Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival

Jun 22, 2018
Black Girl Giggles Collective

As the city welcomes locals and visitors to Essence Festival in July, the Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival will kick off its second year. Here's David Benedetto with more on the festival, which begins on July 4.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Joe DeSalvo, Jr., and Rosemary James about 27 years of Faulkner House Books and 20 years of Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with Miriam Arkin and Casey Coleman, of Court 13 Arts, about their upcoming Always for Pleasure Festival.  Then, Jessica Rosgaard returns with Richard Campanella to discuss his CityScapes column for nola.com/The Times Picayune. 

And, the Green Project's Catherine Crowell talks "all things reuseable" as we approach America Recycles Day on November 15th. 

St. Augustine Church

Despite the lingering summer weather, fall festival season has arrived. And this weekend kicks off with the Treme Fall Festival. Music and art will fill the streets of the Treme for this fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the neighborhood's historic St. Augustine Church. NolaVie's David Benedetto speaks with some of the organizers and sends us this preview.

Infrogmation of New Orleans

Festival season will be here before we know it, and for residents of Mid-City, that means rolling with a boat parade at the annual Bayou Boogaloo Festival in May. Jared Zeller joined NolaVie’s Brian Friedman in the studio for a sneak preview of the aquatic music festival.    

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

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