Arts & Culture

Ray Nagin
12:58 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Taiwanese Animators Poke Fun At Ray Nagin

Screenshot of satirical video showing former Mayor C. Ray Nagin accepting bribes from contractors in his City Hall office.
Next Media Animation

Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese media company known for their satirical animated videos mocking events in the news, has released a video poking fun at the travails of former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, convicted this week of 20 counts of corruption — ranging from bribery to conspiracy.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Weilbaecher Receives Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award; Koresh Dance Company; Jazz Auditions

Daniel O. Weilbaecher, Jr.

This week on Inside the Arts, we visit with Daniel Weilbaecher, artistic director of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. Weilbaecher is this year's recipient of the Big Easy Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

Then we travel to the Northshore as the internationally-acclaimed Koresh Dance Company gears up for an energetic performance in Hammond.

And, we'll meet a group of students who recently auditioned for some prominent local jazz musicians.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Master Painter John Clemmer In Town For Gallery Walk-Thru

Artist John Clemmer.
John Clemmer

This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with master painter and sculptor John Clemmer, an iconic figure on the New Orleans arts scene, as he returns home for a walk-thru of his latest exhibit, Nine Years Later, on view at LeMieux Galleries.

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Storyville
11:53 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Storyville: 'Grieving For The Pies I've Never Eaten'

The scene on Dauphine Street after the Hubig's Pie factory fire, from Laura McKnight's bedroom window.
Credit Laura McKnight

I’m a fan of most South Louisiana specialties — crawfish, king cake, Zapp’s Potato Chips, et cetera — but a few things make me feel like a traitor to my local roots: I prefer my coffee without chicory, I’m ambivalent about oysters, and I’m pretty sure I have never in my life eaten a Hubig’s Pie.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

30 Americans Opens At CAC; John Clemmer Exhibits New Works; Jon Batiste And Stay Human Band

America by Glenn Ligon
Credit Rubell Family Collection

This week on Inside the Arts, the nationally acclaimed touring exhibit 30 Americans — a retrospective of contemporary African American art from the past three decades — opens at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Then we talk with master painter and sculptor John Clemmer, an iconic figure on the New Orleans arts scene, as he returns home for a walk-thru of his latest exhibit, Nine Years Later, on view at LeMieux Galleries. And, we sit in on a set with New Orleans pianist Jon Batiste and his Stay Human band.

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Features
10:35 am
Thu January 30, 2014

National WWII Museum Plans Permanent Exhibit Honoring Monuments Men

An artist's rendering of the Monuments Men exhibit planned for the National World War II Museum.
Credit National World War II Museum

The National WWII Museum is planning a tribute to the men and women of the Monuments Men. The special soldiers in the little-known unit rescued stolen cultural treasures from Nazi destruction.

Ever hear about the Monuments Men?

Well, you will.

They were a crack team of art experts who ensured the salvation of priceless works of art. A film based on their story — starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchette and New Orleans’ own John Goodman — is being released next week.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Inside The Arts: Bands Of Mardi Gras; Monuments Men; The Totalitarians

Warren Easton High School, Bacchus, 2012
Credit Stan Strembicki

This week on Inside the Arts, a photographic exhibit captures the essence of Carnival through a unique lens in Stan Strembicki's Bands of Mardi Gras, opening this week at Lemieux Galleries.

The National World War II Museum is marking the opening of the film Monuments Men with a preview of an exhibit that will mark their achievements. Visitors to the planned Liberation Pavilion will step into a replica of a salt mine for a look at the art treasures they saved from the Nazis.

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Inside the Arts
12:36 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Inside The Arts: 'Golda's Balcony' Opens At Le Petit

William Gibson's Golda's Balcony, the longest running one-woman production in Broadway history, opens at Le Petit Théâtre, starring Clare Moncrief.

We talk with the Big Easy award-winning actress about her role as Golda Mier.

Performances run January 24 through February 4 at Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter Street.

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Storyville
5:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Storyville: 'Hollerin'

The view from Woodlief's stoop on Roman St. in the 6th Ward.
Credit Woodlief Thomas

In Memory of Rod and Miss Imelda

Man, I swear you could hear Rod coming all the way from clear across Broad Ave. Laughing that big throaty Rod laugh and hollering out his “Alrights!” and “Okays!” while that old rusty bike dodged those Guv Nicholls St. potholes, squeaking up a storm. Didn’t matter if you were a stranger or not, you were gonna catch a holler from Rod.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Inside The Arts: Diavolo Dance Theater; Golda's Balcony, Jesse Rosen

Credit Diavolo Dance Theater

This week on Inside the Arts, Jacques Heim, artistic director of Diavolo Dance Theater brings his daredevil troupe of dancers to the Crescent City.  Plus, the longest running one-woman production in Broadway history , Golda's Balcony, opens at Le Petit Theater, starring Clare Moncrief.

And we talk with Jesse Rosen, president of the League of American Orchestras.

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