Diane Mack

Announcer & Producer

"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."

Many of you awake to that greeting each morning as Diane brings you the day's news as WWNO's host for NPR's Morning Edition. Diane is a native New Orleanian with a background in television broadcast journalism. She is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.

Diane has worked in various markets around the state. She started at KATC-TV in Lafayette as reporter and morning news anchor. Diane moved back home to New Orleans in 1982 where she joined the news staff of WDSU-TV as a general assignment reporter. In 1993, Diane joined WWNO's staff, hosting news programs, a classical music show, and the "Friends of Music" concert series. She is also an award-winning producer for the station's cultural arts radio feature Inside the Arts.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Inside The Arts: Donald Harrison, Jr., Dustin Lance Black's "8", Three Fleming Sisters of Lafitte

Donald Harrison, Jr.

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.

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French Quarter Festival
11:17 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Half-Million Expected To Flock To French Quarter Festival For 30th Anniversary

The French Quarter Festival in 2009.
Credit Mark Gstohl / Flickr

The Vieux Carré will become ground zero this week as the French Quarter Festival — the largest free music festival in the southeast — kicks off its 30th anniversary celebration with four days of music.

We sat down with Marci Schramm, the festival’s executive director, to learn more about what’s on tap for this year’s festivities.

Highlights from the interview:

On reaching the 30-year milestone:

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Inside the Arts: French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Nightingales Revue and World's Fairs Revisited

This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at French Quarter Festival in the Vieux Carré, and talks with members of the New Orleans Nightingales who are set to perform at the Fest.

Plus, a look back at  World's Fairs in the exhibit Inventing the Modern World, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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

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Inside the Arts
10:28 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Bach Around The Clock Kicks Off This Weekend

Albinas Prizgintas

Get ready for a musical extravaganza as the 16th Annual Bach Around the Clock Festival kicks off this weekend at Trinity Episcopal Church.

The birthday celebration for composer J. S. Bach starts Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and runs non-stop until Saturday April 6 at midnight.

Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 1329 Jackson Avenue.

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Inside the Arts
7:49 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Peter Max Pays Tribute to Master Painters

Homage to Degas - Dancers in Blue

Pop artist Peter Max talks about his two loves: art and astronomy.

We go Inside the Arts for a peek at his latest works as he pays tribute to master painters.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Inside the Arts with Wendell Brunious, Cinderella and Peter Max

  

This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts to talk jazz with acclaimed trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Wendell Brunious. Then, an ancient fairy tale comes to life in a contemporary setting as Moscow Nights presents Cinderella with a Russian flair.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Inside the Arts: Tennessee Williams Festival; Martha Graham Dance Company; Musaica

This week we go Inside the Arts for a look at theater offerings as the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off celebrations beginning Wednesday.

Then we visit with the New Orleans Ballet Association as they present the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company, which returns to the city for the first time in decades. And Musaica, a local chamber ensemble, gears up for a series of concerts.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Inside the Arts: Blackglama Photographs; Pope John Paul II Exhibit; The Money Box

This week on Inside the Arts Diane shares a rare look at glamorous photographs of legendary figures from the iconic Blackglama Fur advertising campaign.

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Inside the Arts
3:22 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Singers of United Lands Concert

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Steven Edwards, music director of the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.

The Symphony Chorus presents a special concert featuring SOUL  — Singers of United Lands, an international vocal quartet. The concert is Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church on the Loyola University campus.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Jazz Percussionist Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band; Goodnight Show; Singers of United Lands

  

This week on Inside the Arts Diane will journey Uptown as acclaimed jazz percussionist Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band headline Loyola University's 44th annual Jazz Festival.

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