The Backyard Ballroom was built from a corrugated metal roof shack in the Ninth Ward. Local artists came together to create a new venue for theatrical performances in the neighborhood. They also wrote an entirely original play with a live local band playing an original score.
Street Talk soldier David Kunian talks to restaurant legend Leah Chase of Dooky Chase, internationally reknown culinary activist Poppy Tooker, and Kerry Seaton, proprietor of Willie Mae's Scotch House (home of the Food Network's proclamation: "Best Fried Chicken in the World!") about restaurant rebuilding in New Orleans.
Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping our tradition bearers secure stable, affordable housing.
In this Street Talk, Eve Abrams talks with veteran teacher Julie Wedding about her first year back in New Orleans since the storm. For Julie, talking about being a teacher — in large part — means talking about her students.
In this Street Talk, Eve Troeh takes a look at a group that's reinventing the New Orleans cultural icon, the shotgun house.
Tulane School of Architecture and Neighborhood Housing Services have teamed up for the Design-Build project. Their goal: to create contemporary shotguns that keep some of the important elements of their architectural ancestors.
In the latest Street Talk, crack reporter (and no, he's not on crack, but he might seem like it) David Kunian interviewed club owners, musicians and property owners about the music license controversy.
Where and when should live music be played in New Orleans? Some say "everywhere" is not the best answer. . . .