Diane Mack

Announcer & Producer

"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."

Many of you awake to that greeting each morning as Diane brings you the day's news as WWNO's host for NPR's Morning Edition. Diane is a native New Orleanian with a background in television broadcast journalism. She is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.

Diane has worked in various markets around the state. She started at KATC-TV in Lafayette as reporter and morning news anchor. Diane moved back home to New Orleans in 1982 where she joined the news staff of WDSU-TV as a general assignment reporter. In 1993, Diane joined WWNO's staff, hosting news programs, a classical music show, and the "Friends of Music" concert series. She is also an award-winning producer for the station's cultural arts radio feature Inside the Arts.

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Inside the Arts
3:01 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc Walks Twelfth Night

2013 Royal Court of the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc. From right to left: Gretchen Neuenhaus (Joan), Rene Bajeux (King Charles VII) and Betsie Gambel (Queen Yolande of Aragon).
Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc

The fifth annual Joan of Arc Parade walks through the French Quarter on Sunday, celebrating  the 601st birthday of the unofficial patron saint of New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this Medieval Krewe.

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Inside the Arts
8:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Broadway Actress and Singer Patti LuPone Performs at NOCCA

Patti LuPone.

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with two time Tony Award winning Broadway actress and singer Patti LuPone. The legendary star of Evita and Gypsy will kick off the new Broadway at NOCCA concert series with two performances on Jan. 7, 2013 at NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres Street.

  

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Patti LuPone in New Orleans; Cosmic Convergence Festival; Impressionist Art; Photo Retablos

This week on Inside the Arts we'll talk with Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and singer Patti LuPone. You'll hear why you really shouldn't worry about the 2012 Mayan apocalypse. Then we'll take a peek at a specially curated exhibit of Impressionist paintings and visit a photo exhibit which pays homage to Latino workers who helped in the rebuilding of New Orleans post-Katrina.

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Inside the Arts
9:47 am
Thu December 13, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life

Today on Inside the Arts, we travel back in time to the 1940s for a live radio drama of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. The fourth annual production by the NOLA Voice Talent Foundation features the Crescent City Sound Chorus.

One performance only, Saturday, Dec. 15, at Deutsches House, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life; Jacques Thibaud Trio; Emerging Philanthropists and A Christmas Carol

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll travel back in time to the 1940's for a live radio drama of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. The New Orleans Friends of Music present the acclaimed Jacques Thibaud Trio with flutist Eugenia Zuckerman. During this season of giving, we'll explore the art of philanthropy, and Southern Rep presents a unique look at Ebenezer Scrooge.

Inside the Arts
9:44 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Pianist Philippe Entremont Returns to New Orleans

Famed French pianist and conductor Philippe Entremont will perform Beethoven's celebrated Triple Concerto with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at the concert. 

Philippe Entremont performs and conducts Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Friday December 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall on Loyola's main campus.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Holiday Home Tours, Holiday on the Blvd, Philippe Entremont, Ballet Hispanico

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll visit the Garden District, where several homes are being dressed for Holiday Tours. Also, we'll journey to Central City, where the Ashé Cultural Arts Center kicks off Holiday on the Boulevard festivities.

For classical music lovers, Maestro Philippe Entremont performs Beethoven's Triple Concerto, and Ballet Hispanico returns to New Orleans for an energetic evening of dance with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

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Inside the Arts
10:41 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Art Against AIDS

The 26th annual Art Against AIDS art auction and holiday gala returns to the New Orleans Museum of Art on Saturday December 1. We go Inside the Arts for conversation with event spokesman, actor and author Bryan Batt.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Art Against AIDS; Talkin' Jazz with Gregg Stafford; Pop Surrealist artist Nathan Durfee

This week on Inside the Arts, we're Talkin' Jazz with trumpeter and vocalist Gregg Stafford. Also, hear about a gala event — Art Against AIDS — and how it is saving lives. Finally, your imagination will soar as pop surrealist artist Nathan Durfee takes you on a whimsical journey at LeMieux Galleries.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Something Old, Something New; Client Service; Artspace; UNO-St. Claude Gallery

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll explore Something Old, Something New, an exhibit of new acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

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