Inside the Arts

Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

Join host Diane Mack for a conversation with the leading figures of the New Orleans arts and culture scene, each week Inside the Arts. From gallery openings to the performing arts, Diane takes you along on an intimate examination of the people and places that make New Orleans one of America's most interesting cities.

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Inside the Arts
10:04 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Jessica Lang Dance Makes New Orleans Debut

Jessica Lang, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country is heading to New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at Jessica Lang Dance, a dynamic ballet company that promises an engaging evening of dance.

 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Tavis Smiley; Dr. Cornel West; Ruby Bridges; Jessica Lang Dance; John McCusker

This week on Inside the Arts, Diane talks with Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West as the nation prepares to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Also, Civil Rights pioneer Ruby Bridges shares her story.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis; YAYA; Lifelike at NOMA

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll talk with renowned jazz  pianist Ellis Marsalis. Then we'll journey to NOMA for a look at Lifelike, an exhibit designed to fool your eye, and we'll tell you about a youth arts group that's bringing a new program to communities on the front lines of the state's coastal crisis, using art as a vehicle for change.

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Inside the Arts
11:50 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Something Old, Something New; The Yat Dictionary; Tekrema Center; Camilla Franklin

  


  


This week, on Inside the Arts, we’ll explore Something Old, Something New an exhibit of recent acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection. We'll talk YAT with Chris Champagne and explore a cultural center that’s bringing a Hindu system of philosophy to the 9th Ward. Then, we'll spin a yarn with an English textile artist.

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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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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Royal Street Gallery Show Leaves Quite an Impression

"Woman in a Canoe" by Giuseppe DeNittis, 1876.
M.S. Rau Antiques

Amid the bustle of the French Quarter are some rooms well back from the street that are adorned with 40 Impressionist paintings. While some are for sale, all are free to behold.

Bill Rau’s family has operated their antique store on Royal Street for 100 years. They decided to mark the occasion with a look back at what was most popular when it first opened. A century ago, Impressionism was all the rage.

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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.

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