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 July 23, 2013

Inside The Arts: Tony Dagradi Talks Jazz; LPO Education Outreach; Bye Bye Birdie At JPAS

Saxophonist Tony Dagradi.
Credit tonydagradi.com

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we visit with jazz saxophonist and Astral Project founder Tony Dagradi. Then we explore the LPO's education outreach programs for students. And, youngsters with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society gear up for the opening of Bye, Bye Birdie.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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

Inside The Arts: Mary Louise Wilson Joins Le Petit Cast; Digital Moves At NOPL; MASNO Keyboard Fever

Coming up on Inside the Arts, Tony Award-winner Mary Louise Wilson gears up to entertain theater-goers at Le Petit Theatre's season opening of Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore.

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

Inside The Arts With A Little Night Music; NOVAC; & The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater Grows Up!

This week on Inside the Arts, a wildly romantic musical weaves a web of intrigue in A Little Night Music, considered to be one of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim's best works.

We'll visit with NOVAC, a local non-profit that is helping to cultivate our film community. And Crescent City Lights, a local youth theater group, is celebrating a milestone. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Inside The Arts With Rashaad Newsome At NOMA; NOBA Dance Center; Geaux Fish; Maafa

A scene from artist Rashaad Newsome's "Herald 2011", now playing in the French portrait gallery on the second floor off NOMA's Great Hall.
Credit Rashaad Newsome / Marlborough Chelsea, New York

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll explore a bejeweled exhibit of modern art in NOMA's Great Hall, and a public-private partnership raises the barre with new opportunities for dance in the Crescent City.

Plus, a new fishing hole opens downtown (here's a hint: It's air conditioned!) and a local arts leader speaks at ESSENCE Festival. And, a cultural arts center pays homage to those lost during the Middle Passage.

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Inside the Arts
12:42 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Screening Tonight: Herman's House

The ACLU of Louisiana and the Southern Poverty Law Center are co-sponsoring a screening of Herman's House.

Herman's House tells the story of an unlikely friendship between New York artist Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, a convicted murderer who has spent the last 40 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary. Their journey reveals the transformative power of art.

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

La Cage aux Folles Opens New Season at Tulane; Maestro Matteo Fedeli in Concert; Upstairs Debut

La Cage aux Folles Kristopher Lloyd Shaw [Georges] and Bob Edes, Jr [Zaza/Albin]
Credit Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane

This week on Inside the Arts, a sneak peek at La Cage aux Folles which opens Summer Lyric Theater's 2013 season at Tulane University. It stars New Orleans veteran actor Bob Edes, Jr. and Kristopher Shaw.

Then, a rare treat as renowned Italian violinist Matteo Fedeli makes a stop in New Orleans for an evening of classical music performed on a Grand Stradivarius.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

The Giacobbes Celebrate 70 Years of Dance & FestiGals Rolls Out A Bodacious Party Weekend

Giacobbe Academy of Dance.
Giacobbe Academy of Dance

This week on Inside the Arts, a milestone in New Orleans dance history: the internationally-recognized Giacobbe Academy of Dance is celebrating 70 years! 

Then FestiGals, a four day extended weekend getaway for women, gears up for a bodacious celebration in the French Quarter. The FestiGals ladies are rolling out  the "pink" carpet for their third anniversary. 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

New Le Petit Season Announced; Local School Focuses On The Arts; Harps Swing; And Creole Tomatoes

This week on Inside the Arts, Le Petit Theatre is back in business, and we'll talk about the theater's new season and new look. Then, with jazz in the mix, we'll find out what makes a harp swing as the New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society kicks off the second annual Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend.

 In Jefferson Parish, a new charter school will soon open with a focus on the arts. And, finally, tomatoes... Creole tomatoes, that is. They're being celebrated in the French Market. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Komenka Travels the World; Senegalese String Band Hits Local Chord; LeMieux Galleries Turns 30!

The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble

This week on Inside the Arts we'll travel the world with the Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans. Then, we'll check out the similarities between the Senegalese of St. Louis [San Luis] and the Big Easy. And we'll celebrate a milestone in the Arts District as Lemieux Galleries turns 30! 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

John Larroquette in the Big Easy; LPO Leadership Moves; Next to Normal

  

  

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.

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