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.

This week on Inside the Arts, Broadway music, opera and orchestral masterworks will fill the air in response to unprecedented flooding in south Louisiana. The New Orleans Opera and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra join forces to present The Arts Care: A Benefit Concert for Flood Victims.

New Orleans Summer And Other Harsh Truths

Sep 1, 2016

When I left New Orleans as a young adult to pursue an education and later a career in other parts of America, I quickly realized that simply being from the 504 carried with it a certain exotic quality. “Wait,” new acquaintances would say, “you’re actually from New Orleans? I never thought that someone could, you know...grow up there…”

Tulane's Newcomb Art Museum

This week on Inside the Arts, a unique cocktail party kicks off the cultural arts season. Culture Collision 8 gets underway Wednesday night at the WWII Museum. Then, the New Orleans Ballet Association gives us a sneak peek at its new season. It's a powerhouse of high energy performances by world renowned dance companies. And, we round out with a touring exhibit of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art making a debut at Tulane's Newcomb Art Museum. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at...

A Space for Friendly Ghosts in Store for Big Class

Aug 25, 2016
Big Class
Alex Fischer

Since its start as a first grade project, Big Class has distinguished itself through pizza, poetry and ghostly soirées, all the while staying true to its mission to support young writers through education and collaboration.

Inside The Arts: Joan Mitchell Foundation Helps Artists Post Floods, Cutting Edge Conference, Tipitina's Internship Auditions This week on Inside the Arts, the New York based Joan Mitchell Foundation reaches out to artists affected by severe flooding in south Louisiana with its emergency granting program.

Jazz and Heritage Center
Zack Smith

Jazz Fest takes up so much of our collective consciousness in New Orleans that many may not know that the Festival’s nonprofit arm keeps the music on all year round. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is dedicated to promoting all facets of our music culture from African drumming to Zydeco . NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with Scott Aiges , Director of Programs, Marketing and Communications, about tradition and transformation in New Orleans music today. Visit NolaVie's website for a...

This week on Inside the Arts, the Contemporary Arts Center announces its new season. We talk with CAC director Neil Barclay and curator of visual arts, Andrea Andersson. Then, conversation with one of the most in-demand drummers in music. WWNO's Fred Kasten catches up with Herlin Riley as he talks about his new release "New Direction." And, we show you the money, literally, as we round out with Money, Money, Money. WWNO's Eileen Fleming takes us to an exhibit that traces the history and art...

Julie Mitchell
Julie Mitchell

It's one thing to stand out in a group, but it's quite another to stand out by yourself. That's something comedians like Julie Mitchell deal with all of the time. David Benedetto spoke with Julie about Bear With Me, an open mic night she hosts at the bar 12 Mile Limit, and about what makes funny, well, funny. Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

This updated, revised edition of John Broven’s classic chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Golden Age of New Orleans R&B from the 1940s through the '60s, and its subsequent history to date. Broven presents and signs copies of the new edition at Octavia Books Friday evening, August 5, 2016 – at 6pm.

Artist: Terry Marks, Sr.

This week on Inside the Arts, Satchmo Summerfest presented by Chevron celebrates the life, music and legacy of Louis Armstrong in a new location. It's moving to Jackson Square.

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