arts & culture

Inside the Arts
1:17 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Inside The Arts: Boudin Saves Souls, Sculpting Poydras Corridor, Joey Arias Sings Lady Day

Poydras Corridor Sculpture "Ourglass" by Dean Ruck

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.

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Music Inside Out
2:00 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Terence Blanchard's Gift For Making Music

Terrence Blanchard.
Credit Bob Travis / Flickr

When the microphone switches on, some people freeze. They can’t think of a thing to say. But Terence Blanchard relaxes.

Blanchard does some of his best thinking in front of a microphone and he’s impatient to get his ideas recorded. That might explain why he is so prolific and why he is so good.

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Inside the Arts
11:32 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Inside The Arts: French Quarter Fest Rocks, Tenor Bryan Hymel Sings, Janet Shea Channels Ann Landers

French Quarter Festival
Credit FQFI

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.

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9:38 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Ramble Rolls With More Food, Music, and Culture

Brockman presents North Delta Ramble on Saturday

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 5:36 pm

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.

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Arts & Culture
6:49 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Lost Bayou Ramblers Keep Cajun Culture Alive And Moving Forward

The Lost Bayou Ramblers (left to right) are Eric Heigle, Louis Michot, Korey Richey, Andre Michot, and Jonny Campos.
Denny Culbert

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.

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The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

The Reading Life With Irvin Mayfield

This week on the Reading Life: Irvin Mayfield, whose new book is Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Playhouse, and Charles Brown, executive director of the New Orleans Public Library.

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Inside the Arts
11:52 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Inside The Arts: Jazz Market Opens In Central City, Two For Tennessee, Eartha Kitt Tribute

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market

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.

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The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

The Reading Life With Randy Fertel And Whitney Stewart

Randy Fertel

This week on The Reading Life: Randy Fertel, author of "A Taste for Chaos: The Art of Literary Improvisation," and Whitney Stewart, author of "Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids."

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12:16 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

The Art of The Broadway Song


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. 

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11:30 am
Fri March 27, 2015

All Things New Orleans For March 26, 2015

This week on All Things New Orleans, host Jack Hopke speaks with Maxwell Williams, the new artistic director of Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré.

Then producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson takes us to the streets of the Marigny for a second line honoring audio engineer Bill Deputy.

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