This week on Inside the Arts, an original production from Southern Rep, Boudin: The New Orleans Music Project asks "How has New Orleans music saved your soul?"
Then, a look at new sculptures headed for the Poydras Corridor. We round out with acclaimed New York jazz performer Joey Arias, who honors the legendary Billie Holiday in a one-night-only centennial celebration of the singer's birthday at the Contemporary Arts Center. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.
This week on Inside the Arts, the largest free music festival in the South gets underway. We'll help you navigate through the 32nd Annual French Quarter Festival.
Then, international opera star Bryan Hymel drops by to talk about his debut solo CD — Heroique. The tenor and native son sings French opera arias.
And, rounding out, we look at The Lady With All The Answers, David Rambo's one woman play about advice columnist Ann Landers. We talk with veteran actress Janet Shea and director "Uncle" Wayne Daigrepont.
A celebration of the food, music, and culture of the region is this weekend as part of the North Delta Ramble.
Event founder Alan Brockman say his ongoing passion is to promote and spotlight the area's unique sense of Americana through it's culture. "We wanted to bring attention to great styles of music and share the story of the food and culture that make this region so special," says Brockman.
Okay Louisiana: what’s the Cajun band that’s also psychedelic rock, or maybe even a little punk? Hint: they’re from Lafayette, they were started by two brothers 16 years ago, and they’re a huge force behind younger generations embracing Cajun culture. Still not sure? Think: roaming around slow moving water.
In collaboration with Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Eve Abrams brings us this profile of the Lost Bayou Ramblers.
This week on Inside the Arts, Grammy award-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra celebrate a new permanent home with the grand opening of the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City.
Then, on the heels of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, new works continue to honor the iconic playwright. The Second Star Performance Collective presents Two for Tennessee, original one act southern works inspired by the legacy of Tennessee Williams.
Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 11:11 am
What makes a Broadway song memorable? Why is a song placed at a particular moment in a musical? Questions like these are explored in a new book from Dr. Mark Clark, Associate Professor of Music and Acting at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.