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
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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Inside the Arts
10:58 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe Performs at the CAC

Hannibal Lokumbe.

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with acclaimed trumpeter, composer and poet Hannibal Lokumbe. The residencies of Lokumbe at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans will be celebrated with a new retrospective exhibit — And Their Voices Cry Freedom Again — and with concerts on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

In conjunction with Lokumbe's concerts, the CAC will host two special exhibition preview receptions on March 1 and 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  

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Inside the Arts
2:18 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hannibal Lokumbe at CAC; Tanner Colby; Sutton Foster at NOCCA

Sutton Foster in 2012.
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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.

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Inside the Arts
10:14 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to New Orleans

Credit Sharon Bradford

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's artistic director Tom Mossbrucker.

The New Orleans Ballet Association [NOBA] presents the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in an evening of dance, Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. More info at nobadance.com.

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