NolaVie Presents : Culture

Culture Collision 6 preview

culture collision

New Orleans is so rich with culture that it's hard to take it all in. Without a plan, you might miss something truly great. As that icon of culture, Yogi Berra, once said,"If you do not know where ... Read More »

For those with a yen for Ya ka Mein

Ya ka mein

The world is filled with abundant egomaniacs, too many pyromaniacs and, in certain parts of New Orleans, our own born-and-bred ya ka meiniacs. Some worry that the latter, fervent devotees of Ya ka mein, that spicy, oh-so-salty street-food soup, ... Read More »

NOMA's Young Fellows begin with a bang

Conceptual artist Mel Chin talked to the inaugural meeting of Young Fellows at NOMA. Photo: courtesy of Linda Friedman

If you watched the 90’s prime-time soap opera Melrose Place, and you occasionally got the feeling that the show was actually the medium for a cutting-edge, conceptual art project, well … guess what? You weren’t crazy. Yes, the ... Read More »


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At NolaVie, we focus on the moments. We’re explorers of our city’s culture -- that's culture with both a big C and a little c -- because here, life bubbles up from the street. We look for the local angle; gravitate toward passionate ... Read More »


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In this week's NOLAbeings, photo journalist Claire Bangser meets Wendell Pierce, a folklore researcher, and a New Orleanian who is personally on his way to end Boucherie. Read More »

Artists from away: David Shaw

David Shaw

David Shaw is an Ohio-born musician and lead singer of the Revivalists, a New Orleans-bred band that not only revives the soulful sounds of the city, but continues to reinvent those sounds year after year. Read More »

FESTIVAL RECAP: The BUKU Music + Art Project

Dan Deacon

The BUKU Music + Art Project returned to the banks of the Mississippi River last weekend for its third, and arguably best, installment.  The festival organizers clearly care about delivering a unique experience, and their efforts paid off ... Read More »

Fest preview: Tennessee Williams Festival

A contestant in the 2013 Stella! Shouting Contest at the Tennessee Williams Fest.

This weekend our city will host the 28th annual Tennessee Williams Festival. Events began on on Wednesday, with the festival bringing together thespians, playwrights, novelists, and artists from around the country. Read More »

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