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This week on Inside the Arts Diane talks with Tony Award-winning actress and singer Sutton Foster. Then she visits with acclaimed trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe and explores issues on integration with New York Times-bestselling author Tanner Colby.

This week on Inside the Arts, it's time to get your party on as New Orleans is home to Mardi Gras celebrations as well as Super Bowl 47. Diane will tell you where you can rub elbows with the sports elite, talks with vocalist Lena Prima, daughter of legendary singer and native son Louis Prima, and while all eyes are on the Crescent City, we'll talk about another reason folks like coming here... our architecture!

Airs Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday 7:35 a.m.

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the widely praised stand-alone novel by "Easy Rawlins" mystery series author Walter Mosley -- "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey."

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten: the new book from New Orleans author and Tulane School of Architecture Professor Emerita Ellen Weiss.

Today, on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the much-anticipated new book from award-winning New Orleans writer John Barry, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty.

To find out more about John Barry's new book, and his signing January 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books, please click here .

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...

To find out more about M. H. Herlong, and The Great Wide Sea, please click here .