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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.



This week on  Inside the Arts  we catch up with Emmy Award winning actor John Larroquette. There's big news from the LPO as it names a CEO and extends Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto's contract. Then, Southern Rep Theater tackles the issue of mental illness in Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's powerhouse musical, Next to Normal.

This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts to talk jazz with acclaimed saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr.

Then, Academy Award-winning screenwriter and gay rights activist Dustin Lance Black will make a stop in New Orleans for the staged reading of the play 8.

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll travel back in time to the 1940's for a live radio drama of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. The New Orleans Friends of Music present the acclaimed Jacques Thibaud Trio with flutist Eugenia Zuckerman. During this season of giving, we'll explore the art of philanthropy, and Southern Rep presents a unique look at Ebenezer Scrooge.

This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear why Southern Rep Theater's artistic director Aimee Hayes is kicking high.  We'll explore a cultural center that's bringing a Hindu system of philosophy, among other things, to the 9th ward, spin a yarn with an English textile artist, and find out what may have

Photo credit: John Barrios

New Orleans veteran actor Ricky Graham takes on a one woman comedy as Southern Rep Theater presents Willy Russell's one character play - Shirley Valentine.  We go Inside the Arts as Graham morphs into a middle aged housewife who is stuck in a rut and wants to live again.

Performances run thru May 27th at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.




Southern Rep Theater is looking for a new venue after twenty years in residence on the third floor of Canal Place.

WWNO's  Diane Mack talks with Southern Rep's artistic director Aimee Hayes.

The Pecan Cracker

Dec 22, 2011

A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

New Orleans Noir: Private Chick

Dec 11, 2011

The first play in the New Orleans Noir world premiere broadcast is Private Chick by Julie Smith, a former journalist and the author of 20 mysteries featuring three female sleuths and one neglected guy. Private Chick is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kerry Cahill, Andrew Farrier, Vatican Lokey, Mathew Mickal, and Mandy Zirkenbach. Stay tuned after the play for a short interview with the playwright.

New Orleans Noir: Spin Cycle

Dec 11, 2011

The second play in Southern Rep and WWNO's New Orleans Noir broadcast is Spin Cycle by Greg Herren. Greg is the author of seventeen novels and editor of eleven anthologies. Spin Cycle is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kesha Bullard, Jason Kirkpatrick, Wendy Miklovic and John Neisler. Stay tuned following the performance for a short interview with playwright Greg Herren.