Notes from New Orleans

John Pope And The Art Of The Obituary

Aug 9, 2019
Chris Granger

John Pope covered several different beats over more than 4 decades at the Times-Picayune. But he’s best-known as the city’s pre-eminent writer of obituaries. In this first installment of a two-part conversation, NolaVie’s Brian Friedman and John Pope discuss life, death, and the art of the obituary.

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Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

Take a walk through the Treme on any day and you might find a slice of history and something new to learn. It might be on Governor Nicholls Street, where Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum is located. NolaVie’s David Benedetto paid a visit and caught up with the museum’s founder, who offered a lesson in jazz history for the eyes and the ears.

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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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Listening To Locals: Spirit McIntyre

Jun 21, 2019
Spirit McIntyre

NolaVie’s Listening to Locals series spotlights under-the-radar New Orleans musicians. This week, David Benedetto invited cellist and songwriter Spirit McIntyre into the studio for a conversation about influence and inspiration.

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Christopher Nobles

The slow food movement pervades New Orleans restaurants and markets, and one of the latest local purveyors of this kind is Piety & Desire Chocolate, a bean to bar chocolate maker that has found a home on South Broad Street. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited founder Christopher Nobles into the studio to hear more about his slow food-inspired confectionery. 

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.

Elizabeth Gross

Last week, NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford introduced us to local poet and translator Elizabeth Gross, whose latest book is called this body/that lightning show. Today, Kelley resumes this two-part installment of the series, Conversations with Artists, with a discussion of mythology and the heroine’s journey in Elizabeth’s work.

Benjamin Aleshire

Elizabeth Gross is a local poet, professor, and Ancient Greek translator whose writing has been described as both subtle and hypnotic. Her latest book is called this body/that lightning show. For this installment of NolaVie’s series, Conversations with Artists, Kelley Crawford invites Elizabeth into the studio to talk about her work, the human condition, and the cosmos.

Brennan's New Orleans

The Peabody Hotel in Memphis may have its ducks, but Brennan’s in New Orleans can match the attraction.  The French Quarter restaurant has its own resident family of turtles. Since the spring of 2015, 10 of them have inhabited the fountain pool in the French Quarter restaurant’s lush courtyard. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with Brennan’s General Manager Christian Pendleton about the resident turtles, and the annual parade that honors them – surely the slowest second line on Earth.

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.

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