Kelley Crawford is a professor of composition at Bard Early College New Orleans, a columnist and writer for NolaVie, as well as a freelance radio host for WWNO. She also spends her professional time as the president of Shotgun Cinema and as a Senior Coach and Mentor for Pearson, with a focus on academically assisting prisoners and adults through college courses. When she isn't being all professional, you can find her dancing in parades with the dance krewe, Cosmonaughties, traveling while writing young adult books, and volunteering at WRBH, Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Impaired. She has a weekly column entitled "Artists in Their Own Words," where she asks a-typical questions to artists around New Orleans. To contact Kelley, you can email her at email@example.com
Kelley Crawford talks with Bryan C. Lee Jr., one of the five core team members of "Projecting History," as well as one of the founders of "Paper Monuments" and founder of Colloquate Design, about city identity, design as protest, the removal of confederate statues, and where we can go from here. Read More »
As Midsummer Mardi Gras heads into our lives this weekend, Kelley Crawford talks with costume designer Julianne Siadek about the prep, the inspiration, and the thoughts that help her designs. Read More »
NolaVie and UNO partner together to put students in the community and provide the community with documentary films about the people and places that make this city vibrant. UNO student and filmmaker Jordan Joseph talks with dancer and choreographer Nikki Hefko about her life of leotards and tights and how that has lead her to being the owner and director of The New Orleans School of Ballet. Read More »
For this live-narrative, BYO partnered with the Fair Housing Action Center, and the theme of the evening was “Uninhabitable.” Santos Alvarado, the winner of the evening, tells this story of bad bosses, bad landlords, and making lemons out of lemonade.
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