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  • Inside The Arts: Chesapeake Tackles Arts Funding, Gisela's Bathtub And Blue Bayou Salutes Ronstadt

    This week on Inside the Arts, we tickle your funny bone as art and politics collide in playwright Lee Blessings' Chesapeake, a parody on the funding of public art.

    Then, the laughs continue as opera comes alive in the powder room, of all places, with the American premiere of Gisela in Her Bathtub. It is one of two one-act operas, with selections by Samuel Barber presented by the Marigny Opera House and the 9th Ward Opera Company.

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  • Funeral Services Set For Jazz Musician Lionel Ferbos

    Funeral services are planned for Lionel Ferbos — the 103-year-old New Orleans jazz trumpeter and tinsmith who died July 19.

    Ferbos will be buried August 2 — the same weekend the Satchmo Summerfest celebrates the legacy of another New Orleans trumpeter, Louis Armstrong.

    Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home will host a wake for Ferbos on August 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on August 2 at Corpus Christi Epiphany Catholic Church.

    NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Archbishop Gregory Aymond will preside over a funeral Mass at Corpus Christi.

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  • Street Repair Plan Springs From 'Fix Our Streets' Movement

    Lakeview Civic Improvement Association President Ann LeBlanc.

    Hundreds of people attended a meeting in Lakeview last night to find a way to repair the city’s crumbling streets. The discussion drew residents from neighborhoods across the city.

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  • Arts Council Of New Orleans Receives NEA Grant For Youth Design Program

    The National Endowment for the Arts awards $5 million of “Our Town” grants each year to organizations across 38 states that drive community development with the arts.

    This year’s local recipient of $150,000 is the The Arts Council of New Orleans, to support the Youth Solutions design program. Artists and designers teach design skills to local teenagers, who then work on improving their neighborhoods. They can design anything — from bike racks to benches to rain gardens.

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  • National WWII Museum Welcomes 4 Millionth Visitor

    The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000.

    Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance year, fiscal year 2013, by more than 85,000 visitors.

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