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05-21-17 7:30 am Community Matters

May 21, 2017|

WWL’s Monica Pierre discusses various community projects and services that benefit the infrastructure of Greater New Orleans.

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It's Sunday and local ensued showed thank you so much for joining us today and you know Monica the year coming up on today's program. When he toddler's story we have been working to get good prices bringing classes. Details of the Orleans ballet associations. Want to dance it's. Barter well I Kenner and he is sound that ranging from starter homes do the show. It's the only seventeen. Re only showcase the new home and. The neighborhoods across the greater Raleigh area. And then trying to have these appear every year on the weekend after Memorial Day some kind of working in your New Orleans festival. Book lovers of all budgets can peruse the expansive collection of books during the 64 annual symphony buffet. Joining us now is Guinea Hamilton executive director of the new law in the valley association to talk about the NRDC and nova center for dance hosting an open registration. But that twilight dance man. Thanks for being with is getting shaky finish I had any. Sounds exciting twilight fans camp out about it it is seen and know lord and Nampa partnered in 1992. To rein in ballet dance back into the north sinners and on now for 25 years straight. And we have been working together to provide these tuition free classes so a year round over 5000. At the provides more than 5000 tuition classes. For ages six months two for eighty years old. With multiple partners in three parents says of course ignored be easily partners so. Acting dimming your program has come to a close with all of our youth programs that that extends into these critical. Summer months so we're gonna extend that year round program into cheese and in the evenings and these are tuition free classes open to. Any child ages three to eighteen on the evenings and on Saturday and at different north senators. And and you can log onto our website at an IP. I can't dot com for more information that is all tuition free offers come for search and the level of experience needed for these particular classes. No experience needed so any child his interest in taking from. Maybe a five year old vicious beat getting to a twelve year old who maybe has had some experience very eighteen year old are maybe a teenager who just wants to. Moved her in the summertime are learn to dance for the very first time in classes are offered a different types of dance from ballet to to jazz to hip hop. And sounds so weird is really honored to continue these classes and and for bodies in the summer. And Jennifer do you give them a choice that they that Al I would really like hip op Allan what to do hip hop a debate eight eighths in temple every. That's up to them that they can certainly make that to lease or they can they get there welcome to take as many classes as possible and multiple centers and and get to do of course and different neighborhoods. But there are into classes take as many classes as possible corset and it is old first come first serve. Be in line they've people are lining up at registration to take these classes and how we took classes for Scott. It was information we're joined by Jan Lee Hamilton executive director of the New Orleans Bally association talking but while I dance cat particular this summer month. The what's the process and the experts comforts yes sir but debate on line at least indicate whose interest it. No you can go online for more information and on the Q how many questions cities and then think Kerry is our education coordinator in charge of these programs you can certainly get per caller five four. 5220996. Ask her any questions about the north senators that are available and neighborhoods of course in front is our website. But it really is he peed. To show up with the information needed there is just say five dollar registration fees Alec is of course I'll tuition freeze so. No experience necessary these are is amazing. Faculty cheat teaching faculty to teach our students year round. Of course is program as develops at that a child may end her a recreation center or partner institution. At a very young Angel Nadal is not tuition free and there's a clear path establishing defined for that child so. Her parents it definitely is a very high quality training program that a child can enter at that age. And then be selected to move into our bridge program and eventually interpret professional program. Of course we have to is down her dancing with professional companies who are attending some synonymous prestigious training institutions in American college and programs so. The program really is to find divide noble with no award. To offer that clear path for a child. Completely tuition free. And Judy we often hear about these correlation between. Athletics and academics. As anything been drawn between the world of dance in that discipline and its impact on academic. It's really interesting asset because we just had a Steve and descendants of air powerful even now she's graduating from Allah issue. This week next week. And and she's graduating as the engineer. Ashy was it with our program from the age of five to eighteen years old and she's still insists that she's badgering his engineer. She's credits this program and be disciplined that she learned to until listening skills the ability to be flexible. And to work hard and always set your standards high to be able to learn. How to fail and work through that to control her and errors. She says she's been on a dozen interviews with fortune Ratner companies has been offered jobs by every single one of them. Says she is it true success story you don't have to go on and major in dance to be to be a success story to commodity type of park and the suede but it is the very. This plan and tying management these students go to school all day long and by the time they interpret professional program. It in 1920 to thirty hours a day. A week. So day of its kind management the ability to and so most of these students were really excel academically as well they cause. They learn to set their standards and really really high for themselves and and learn how to really work hard it. It's hard to be in the studio with a with a bunch of failure. Your Fella statements and really to be criticized on a daily basis because as an artist were always striving to be better than we are. Today we're always know that there's a place to go and that we can always be better at what we do. And that same work ethic we carry into every part of our daily lives and I was going to talk about. A critical thinking that self critique in that criticism both on others and what you do is is also important. It's still reported an in your right to critical thinking learning how to be critical of yourself in a very positive way. But also the critical thinking unit these these youngsters are required to to walk into a studio every day and and they have to. With their bodies communicate. Because it's not a percent of verbal communication. But how how to achieve what their instructor is asking them for which differs per child because of their maybe their body type or what their bodies capable of doing what they can do with it. So that critical thinking choreography. There are asked to two improvising choreographed they're asked to work as a team on their askew with a choreographer comes and then. Bush they worked with Patricia from master artist series that work with some of the best artists in the world and Cummins at choreography on them and work with them and they treat these children just like professionals. Twice red with the questions contemporary ballet was just here is coming back this summer to work with the many he tells everyone all the time. When I come to an alliance and work with these students I treat them the same as I was artists and my own company. And that makes a difference too in their understanding of professionalism. And what professionalism means and what it takes to be professional artist or professional on any in any on field. This is amazing and I'm thinking to an anxiety about the impact that the wouldn't. Bring back to their homes than being back to their community as well because they're not operating in isolation and it's all being panicked or in so many different ways. It is and and I of course never brings in summit. The best that's companies in the world imprisoned some on our mainstays Ceres and through the palace foundation patient program tickets are underwritten and and have families are able to purchase a ticket for just five dollars I've taken to an end to come to these performances and they come his family units on my payments come together. Just the exposure and we love it when families leave so inspired about what they're seeing an and I think for many times for families. It offers a glimpse of what is training can provide to their child as well that this is a viable career path for a child to be able to to Danson. And proceed and and pursue what they love and to be able to have a job that allows for travel around the world and entity every day what they don't consider as a child witches which is Ted Danson and share the elephant in the arts from amazing again the of the dates for the on site registration. It dates are at the week of may 22 may 22 through me 24. Plaintiff per person Turk. And there are six different centers for classes are offered. At alliance recreation center uptown on Saturdays as an early childhood program for parents are interested with students and John as three years old 37. And then in the evenings at five different centers in different door neighborhoods different neighborhoods and listeners are these evening classes offered so. Wonderful program by it's like a sentence of fabulous amazing faculty of of local artists to. Love their jobs. Of course you can go online outlets by the learn more about what she meet the parents need to know that yet to bring certain things for the registration. Correct and you can. I'm that information on our web site. In the always a pleasure to have you Euro is to inspire you hit thanks so much for having me we appreciated. It's an annual event that showcases homes in New Orleans area neighborhoods. And they talking to Lauren Galliano director of membership and industry relations. With the home builders association of greater New Orleans welcome to the show Lauren thank you so much trapping me tells about this year's parade of homes showcases. So we are so excited about this year's parade of homes we have 25 house is on display this year. The house's are. All over the literally. We go as far west as Canner and as Far East as settlements. And their prices are. You know ranging from starter homes to that you know the showcase homes so there's. There's really something for everyone this year who gets showcase deeper homes on by the home builders association of greater new. Our builders are showcasing. What they can deal. On somebody's house is our pre sold custom homes for their clients that they would not get to showcase otherwise they you know they'll never be open for an open house. But some of them are for sale. So it's. It's just said the builders wait to show what they have on the market what they're able to deal. Four you know a new potential customer we are joined by large Galliano director membership but industry relations with the home builders association of greater New Orleans and you'll be able to see the parade of homes coming up in early June long what are those dates on the first two weekends in June so. That the dates are June 3 and fourth tenth and eleventh at the house's are gonna be open from one to 5 PM. So move this ideal for us for example we understand that there are a lot of mow Moline heels who are looking for their first home how would this benefit them. As I said some of the house's on the parade are for sale. In the price point that would be perfect for first time home buyer. So you go when you meet the builders so even if that at the house is seems like it's a little bit out of their price range. They can sit down talk to them unsung there'll be realtors president. They can really start to talk to people in the industry about how to. Begin to you know arrange their financing. What the process really looks like. If people are in different categories you have the balloon deals with you also have people looking for some neat ideas correct absolutely Ali they benefit the builders are taking this opportunity to showcase. Like I said what bacon what they can really deal. I'm so their all sorts of features including Smart technology. So there's some really exciting things to see is as far as. Home automation you know. A lot of that also lines up with safety so you can. Control your locks your lights you're -- doors for all from your Smartphone and then on the other in the spectrum if someone is older and many of us just really want to each. In our home so how would that benefit them looking for ideas and and thinks solutions to their problems as they get older yes absolutely we have a number builders who specialize in aging in place. So you know maybe you're not necessarily looking for in new home what you're looking for. Ideas to renovate your home there are absolutely ways that builders can take your existing home and widen doorways. Change out appliances things like that. Specifically for aging in place. We're talking about the 2017 parade of homes if showcase new homes and neighborhoods across the greater New Orleans area the first two weekends in June it. And we're joined by allowing Galliano now and she's with the home goes association of greater New Orleans director of membership and industry relations. And this year you're really going to do it donation as a result of the. Yes absolutely in years past we have you know arrays to raise funds for different charities. This year we are working with a New Orleans educationally of the construction industry. They have a program's called Jefferson joining forces. In Jefferson Parish that fixes code violations for. Elderly low income and disabled residents. These people get caught up in code sweeps and sometimes think it'll have the resources to fix their bare homes themselves. So there is a ninety year old gentleman and in Gretna. Who is part of this program on and it was a very small. Issue with his gutters on the front of his house. But a win out when the Noel staff went out there to see he named a realist there's you can use a lot more help than that. So. At the end of June after this after this event we're gonna have some builders out there. Take some funds that are raised through this campaign and and fix it up for him. In general what is the confidence level of builders and also bonkers absolutely see you could absolutely see. You know the numbers of the parade really reflect. The the market. It's 25 is deemed most houses I've seen probably in ten years on the parade. The fact that some of them are built by the builders. Themselves they're not pre sold. Says a lot for work for builder confidence. And the fact that they're able to do that and people are buying them says a lot for consumer confidence. The the areas where their buildings are are quite different this year. We have seven in saint Bernard parish which is very exciting. That pairs has really been. Working on their infrastructure and their offerings sport to get. The homeowners. Back in. And it's really sort of music. For more information about this year's parade of home machine. Our website isn't until he OK so that's. Lola has in New Orleans, Louisiana healing her brain as well Don. Pedro bay keeper being with us. The 64 annual symphony book fair is just around the corner early June we're joined by Phil has Jordan. A very familiar names he's also the chairperson of the symphony book fair Phyllis thank you for being with us today joining Larry you. 64. A year and I haven't been there for all six. El Al is not gonna say backup but sell us a little bit about lied before we get the particulars. Why this book fair has less that the 64 years and why it's so important right. For one other reasons as all of our proceeds go to support the Louisiana philharmonic orchestra which used to be the symphony. I'm so are one of my name's crystal symphony book fair we haven't changed because people are familiar with it. As 64 years we have a lot of people who have been coming for very long time so did months bringing it to you on the but we are taken donated books throughout the year we sort them for condition and board type. And price them very reasonably. And solemn atmosphere once a year. On the other one I have one of the class of 64 years is an all volunteer organization and we still find great people. Who will come and work on this throughout the year. In this warehouse that. Defies. Description EU via the yet they've filled demonic hot and you have books. Do they are a natural fit you well I think so I think that we have a lot of people who are members of simply volunteers which is the parent organization. That we work under. Who are part of our armed donation crowd but lots of other people's issue. And no one of the wonderful things about doing this I have found is that. You learn how interesting and bright people in New Orleans are and how will read more. There are some fabulous books coming to us. That are so interesting. And you go personal lives in my neighborhood someplace you know and that's just wonderful to see that. And then we can present those to people here in town and recycle which of course is very important to me. And and we can get books to people at very low price we're going to give The Who what when why how of this than just a moment but. US so gracious you brought some fairy interest being titled and looking books you all know why did you select both well. Because we have such issues and things economy and I want to just get a flavor of how entertaining event is nothing else. I've I've brought you the date the cookbook from the CIA you know spy is black ties and mango pies. Recipes from the CIA postings around the world. That sells the list I don't have a top secret. It might be very interesting. Here's what we came here we could not care how to categorize. It's how to make good movies from probably 1965. By codec Eastman Kodak. And it is the prototypical sixties. American family. Pictures. And things and it just it just for historically just kind of got to mean it was very distinct picture of certain time in America like the there's a lot of books on the show on New Orleans. Here's one called faces of the civil war an album of the union union soldiers and their stories. Those photographs the right information about them. We have a lot of lot of fiction. My only brought one that was particularly. Interestingly we have all the usual fiction. In Milan but here's our Kurt Vonnegut. Galapagos. In hardback through relatively early edition. We do it perceptions of things. We do get things are signed. We try to make it all available and the price we joined by Phil is Jordan chairperson of the symphony book fair at the 64 annual fair is coming up very soon we can get all the details. Why do people part. With some of these books that would appear to be treasures. Yes. This is in question frequently it is people who are in my age group the written Medicaid group. Who are downsizing their large columns to go to smaller homes and just have to part with some things. I'm unfortunate isn't it this children clean up their parents' homes. And some people at his or instant noodles I don't come in. Every couple of weeks with a a bag of new books they read quickly. And they turned them right over to us there in great condition so there's a lot of different reasons. And we just get home kind of company. They're saying it analysts this enough with the suspense Monica gives us a particular favourites are telling about the 64 annual Veba fare well on before Katrina we were at the U. You and Alex that are real time. And that was a great place free parking lots of space I'm really nice little work with so we are back at the arena for the second year. Com we're trying to beat the doctor every year on the weekend after mom Memorial Day student working in your New Orleans festival calendar. So we are second third and fourth of June the first day. The first six hours of the first day we do charge admission fee. Because of what the best selections available and book collectors come from all over the country for this. Book dealers come because I've worked with the price very reasonably and the margin for them to to make a business businesses. So on if you want the vast collection there's a fifteen dollar fee for that for six hours. After 3 o'clock on that first day this Friday is free admission. For the rest of that day. On until it clock that's when close next day is 928 again free admission. And Sunday is nine to four free admission. That is wonderful and the proceeds again will go home those community orchestra mine and I do mention on the lastly on this on the Sunday. We have eight children's book sales all the tools books. Are available that are left. A child come in color paper bag for us that we will provide. And fill it with books for five dollars. So that is giving it their books that's very important night even talking about books until there's an array of things that are available wrecked right we have lots and lots of art we have someone who doesn't. Magnificent job taking in all its art material. Framed an unfriendly materials sometimes we have just the frames available about a frame years ago for a Amir I'm so happy with. As well as I'm some sculpture items and when I prefer to discharge peaceful little decorative items. And we also lots of sheet music of course because we're the orchestra operation. Com and lots of CDs and dvds this year. So if you wanna work on your collection there we've got lots of those things as well and the price range of the items. We go down as low as 75 cents. But I can and that's a little bit. Good news smaller items. But fiction differences is almost always two dollars. Irrespective of the hard bat well the ever wrecks off and one dollar and I'm two dollars or top fiction prize trip for a best seller or something. History biography military history those things can go up to 85 or six sometimes. And we do have a lot of art books that are just. Gorgeous and those who want to be in ten or fifteen but those are the ability at the Al liars. So two to three dollar range easily kind of where we are mostly so well below what a pricey ones too. You mentioned briefly the LP oh volunteers talked about their war and how significant an important guy pulling this annual event on right so. We're a subset of simply simply volunteers. And that orange or works throughout the year to support the orchestra. Financially also volunteer hours they do a lot of ushering in helping with saint. The concerts to put on for the school children Sylvia get them to their seats and keep them safe and we're orally. And they do a lot of office work and and stuff just needs to get done and justice. Expense serious or can't afford so. We do other fundraising things in the encore shop which is a used clothing store with gorgeous clothes really nice clothes. I buy things. And and then we also it is the bucket brigade at the on outdoor concerts in the spring. Is asking for donations. And so we do a lot of different things for the orchestra. And we talking about whether your book lover of Leo modest budget a little bit more you can peruse do we talk about. A lot of volumes yes how many I haven't counted yeah well we try to make an estimate I know Ike I feel Berry conferencing at least 75000. Volumes of books. If you've been EU EU and Alex Irene gone to a basketball game or concert there we feel the entire floor. With books there on tables there and it could height to look at. On and it is a book lovers paradise. I like to say that we changed the smell of that arena. From a basketball court. To old books and I love the smell pulled books with the load that is of me says it's a beautiful image as well so again where can we learn more sure. Cynthia volunteers on award she. Has a page for the book fair. And on their you'll find all the dates sometimes. And kind of a rundown of some very special collections we have some. Maybe clutter things that there is their ears thing we've got some instant things this year a lot of books from the German language. A lot of books on botany and tax on me we frequently get by donations from retiring professors. Who have these wonderful. Educate education. Professorial. Homes as well as popular my book of the same topics. We have a lot of books this year on Jewish history. Literature humor recipes I can think. Every huge cookbook collection if you're cook book aficionado. And there are people who read cookbooks like novels. We've gone and got a fine resilient Portuguese. Slash. Romanian cookbook I mean just. Amazing combinations of things and of course lots and lots of local cookbooks. By our own shots here and here in New Orleans. On and we also another. Academic. Treasure trove we have his lots and lots of books on history. And culture of Argentina and Chile. Just fabulous things so. And those books or in the homes of people in the year yes right that's right and I love thinking about. Very Google's much success to you that you're around the talkative Phyllis Jordan chairperson of symphony book fair which is going to take place in early June and gives those dates again please June 2 third and fourth the. Friday Saturday and Sunday following Memorial Day. Hours later hanging. That is our Q4 two days thank you so much for joining us until next time enjoy this Sunday and the rest of your week.