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.

Pages

Inside the Arts
11:30 am
Thu July 26, 2012

MASNO Piano Competition, Beasts of the Southern Wild, HNOC... plus Ralston Crawford and Jazz

This week on Inside the Arts, a piano competition heats up at Loyola University; there's much talk about a Louisiana-shot film that took top honors at the Sundance Film Festival; we'll tour an overlooked French Quarter institution; and we take a peek at an exhibit that's hitting a high note with jazz lovers.

Inside the Arts
10:40 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Classical Piano Competition Finals

The countdown is on to Sunday's finals as contestants from around the globe move through the semi-final rounds of the 24th Annual International Piano Competition. We go Inside the Arts for a behind-the-scenes look at the competition, held by MASNO, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, now underway at Loyola University.

More info at masno.org and hallpiano.com

Inside the Arts
11:32 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes' Opens Tonight!

Anything Goes
Michael Palumbo Michael Palumbo Photography

The S.S. American ocean liner sets out for a trip across the pond, as Tulane's Summer Lyric Theater continues its 45th season with Cole Porter's Tony Award winning musical, Anything Goes. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.

Inside the Arts
12:20 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Bayou Boat Parade Celebrates Independence Day in Mid-City

Independence Day comes alive on Bayou St. John as the Krewe of Kolossos celebrates with its first boat parade. We go Inside the Arts for conversation with the Grand Marshall of the Krewe of Kolossos, Katrina Brees.

Festivities kick off July 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Bayou St. John at Orleans Avenue.

Inside the Arts
9:32 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Ralston Crawford and Jazz

The late American artist Ralston Crawford is best known for his Precisionist paintings, abstract representations of urban life and industry post WWI.  But he was also an accomplished photographer, and spent a lot of time in the Crescent City after WWII.

A lesser known body of works on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art is ringing a high note with local music lovers, and we go Inside the Arts for a look at the exhibit — Ralston Crawford and Jazz.

Inside the Arts
9:22 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Sunset Boulevard Opens Tonight!

Elizabeth Argus, Kasey Marino and Bob Edes,Jr.
Tulane's Summer Lyric Theater

Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane University celebrates with Hollywood glamor, as it opens its 45th season with the premier of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard.

We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.

Inside the Arts
1:22 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

FestiGals Weekend

Women from around the nation are gathering in New Orleans for the 2nd Annual FestiGals Weekend. It's an empowering getaway weekend festival created for women by women. Among the highlights this year are celebrity  designed bras to fight cancer.

More info at festigals.org

Hornets-President
12:14 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Saints President To Take Same Role With Hornets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets President Hugh Weber is leaving the NBA club as new owner Tom Benson appoints top Saints executives Dennis Lauscha and Mickey Loomis to oversee both teams. The change, made official on Monday afternoon, puts Lauscha in charge of both clubs' business operations.

Inside the Arts
10:06 am
Thu June 14, 2012

A Musical Feast for the Eyes at NOMA

A summer exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art gives a visual focus to the musical sounds that influence and transcend generations.  We go Inside the Arts for a look at The Prelives of the Blues, a solo exhibition by Dario Robleto.

Read more
Jazzy Weekend Concerts
10:23 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Harpists Jazz Audiences with Two Concerts

Patrice Fisher - Harpist

It is a weekend for Jazz harp. The New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society is hosting its first Jazz and Pop harp weekend at the University of New Orleans, helping students from around the country improve their Jazz harp skills.  Professional members of the local harp society and guest artists will perform in two public concerts.

Read more

Pages