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A new exhibit at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center honors Black heroes of WWII

Souls of Valor: A Photographic Tribute to the African American Heroes of WWII
Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Souls of Valor: A Photographic Tribute to the African American Heroes of WWII

In conjunction with the premiere of the stage play about the Tuskegee Airmen, “FLY,” the Jefferson Performing Arts Center is opening a new photographic exhibit that honors Black heroes of World War II.

Director Tommye Myrick tells us more about the exhibit, Souls of Valor, and how it came to be.

The Marigny Opera House will be the backdrop for the world premiere of award-winning composer Tucker Fuller’s The Book of Hours: a setting of Austrian poet Rilke’s poems for a mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra.

Tucker Fuller, along with the director of the New Resonance Orchestra, Francis Scully, spoke about the upcoming performance.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

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Diane hosts Louisiana Considered on Tuesdays on WRKF and WWNO.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WRKF from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.