Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
2:12 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Parties, Plans, and Police

Allison Evans

Kevin McGeehan comes home to care for his mother who is dying of cancer and they plan one last party together.
Bruce Feiler is diagnosed with cancer and tries to make sure his daughters will be taken care of.
Steve Osborne comes to terms with losing his sick father while trying to prepare for his Lieutenants exam. 

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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Arts & Culture
3:23 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Farms, Fish Banks, and an Iron Roof

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda struggles with personal eating habits while she advocates for food and nutrition security.
James Kassaga fights to earn his education and buys his grandmother the iron roof she could never afford.
Sisonke Msimang drives her friend to the doctor and learns how to listen to her words and her silences.
Jensi Sartin devises a plan to bring the fish back to Bali.

Arts & Culture
2:19 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Mother's Day Special 2015: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Jason Falchook

Molly Ringwald, Queen of the underdogs, is horrified to discover that her daughter is bullying kids in school.
Anthony Griffith finds his way in life with the aid of his strong mama bear of a mother.
Julian Goldhagen attempts to make a friendship work with the tough-boy son of his mother’s best friend.
Kate Tellers tries to hold on tight to happy memories of her dying mother.

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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Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Virginity, Fidelity, and Fertility

Elna Baker

Tina McElroy Ansa is a little girl when her father’s business goes under and her family must leave their beloved, expansive home.

Alan Rabinowitz treks through the Himalayas to study the Taron, a dying race of people, and makes discoveries about himself.
  Elna Baker must tell her Mormon parents that she has made an irreversible change in her life.  

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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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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Arts & Culture
3:00 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Amputation, Al Gore, and Heroin

Warren Macdonald

Warren MacDonald describes the hiking accident that cost him both of his legs.
  Speechwriter Mark Katz accidentally steals a popular joke and dreads confessing to Al Gore.
  Juliet Wayne is an animation student with a death wish, who finally gets clean and finds love.

NOTE: When offensive or FCC-prohibited words appear, they are bleeped and listed in the Content Advisory.  Sensitive content will be given an on-air caution and will be noted here in the description. 

Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Innocence, Temptation And Power: A New Exhibit Of Women Depicted In Art

La Promeneuse, by Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the exhibits at a new show at M.S. Rau Antiques in the French Quarter.
Credit M.S. Rau Antiques

A collection of paintings depicting women in art is opening this weekend at M.S. Rau Antiques in the French Quarter. Eileen Fleming got a preview of the images ranging from a Norman Rockwell cover of a World War One ingénue to a Renaissance Madonna and Child.

The show is called “Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art.” It brings together more than 40 works from the world’s great artists – like Picasso, Renoir and Rockwell.

Owner William Rau says it highlights one of his own great interests.

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