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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. The late Sharon Litwin, co-founder of NolaVie.com, began “Notes from New Orleans,” and the legacy is carried on by Renee Peck (journalist), Kelley Crawford (journalist), Sarah Holtz (radio producer), and a team of journalists who cover all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society. From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraordinary musicians to world class performing artists; from Mardi Gras Indians to pop up restaurants — whether it’s going on Uptown, Downtown or Back of Town, their stories are sure to show up on Notes from New Orleans.

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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City. The late Sharon Litwin, co-founder of NolaVie.com, began “Notes from New Orleans,” and the legacy is carried on by Renee Peck (journalist), Kelley Crawford (journalist), Sarah Holtz (radio producer), and a team of journalists who cover all aspects of the unique and vibrant contributions of this creative society. From established and emerging visual artists to the new breed of young entrepreneurs; from extraordinary musicians to world class performing artists; from Mardi Gras Indians to pop up restaurants — whether it’s going on Uptown, Downtown or Back of Town, their stories are sure to show up on Notes from New Orleans.

    Conversations With Artists: Olivia Motley

    Conversations With Artists: Olivia Motley

    Think about your favorite children’s book. Now, was the main character an animal or a human? Most likely, it was an animal, as animal protagonists have been a staple of the children’s literary canon for centuries. To help us think through why we often prefer furry friends at any age, NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford spoke with Olivia Motley , author of the new children’s book Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans . Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

    • 4 min
    Side Hustles: Nicole Young

    Side Hustles: Nicole Young

    New Orleans is a place where when you ask someone what they do, you don’t get a single answer. While other places may call these endeavors a side hustle, many people feel that it’s not so much a side hustle as it is an interesting way to live. For NolaVie’s new series Side Hustles , Kelley Crawford invited Nicole Young into the studio to talk about how she took the plunge into full-time creative work. Visit ViaNolaVi e for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.

    • 4 min
    Filmmaker Spotlight: Syd Horn And Olivia Perillo On 'Intention'

    Filmmaker Spotlight: Syd Horn And Olivia Perillo On 'Intention'

    The New Orleans Film Society is hosting the 23rd French Film Festival this weekend. To mark the occasion, NolaVie has been spotlighting the filmmakers behind the features. Brian Friedman spoke with Syd Horn and Olivia Perillo, whose documentary film, Intention , will screen at the Prytania Theatre on February 28. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

    • 4 min
    Filmmaker Spotlight: Marshall Woodworth On 'La Veille'

    Filmmaker Spotlight: Marshall Woodworth On 'La Veille'

    The 23rd French Film Festival begins on February 27, and for the next two weeks, NolaVie will be spotlighting a couple of the festival’s featured filmmakers. Marshall Woodworth’s documentary La Veille traces the loss of Louisiana French, as well as the widespread efforts to preserve it. Brian Friedman sat down with Marshall for a quick preview. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Brian Friedman.

    • 4 min
    Commentary: It's Throw Season In New Orleans

    Commentary: It's Throw Season In New Orleans

    It’s Carnival time in New Orleans, and that means that throw season has arrived. Throw as in the noun, a throw, not the verb, to throw. We’re talking about that time of year when revelers raise their arms in supplication for trinkets tossed from passing Mardi Gras parade floats. Of all the things that make New Orleans one-of-a-kind, parade throws may well be the most idiosyncratic. I don’t know of any other place on Earth where this ritual of tossing and catching from krewe to crowd takes place.

    • 4 min
    Preservation Hall Foundation Helps Carnival Bands To Keep Marching

    Preservation Hall Foundation Helps Carnival Bands To Keep Marching

    Preservation Hall has been bringing people into the French Quarter since the 1950s to hear authentic New Orleans jazz. With Carnival season upon us, the Foundation’s Jazz in Class Program will move from the band room to the parade route.

    • 4 min

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