Inside the Arts

Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

Join host Diane Mack for a conversation with the leading figures of the New Orleans arts and culture scene, each week Inside the Arts. From gallery openings to the performing arts, Diane takes you along on an intimate examination of the people and places that make New Orleans one of America's most interesting cities.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with singer, songwriter, pianist Judith Owen. The Welch born singer, who makes New Orleans home, is celebrating the U.S. release of her solo album, Somebody's Child. She makes a tour stop at the Saenger Theatre opening for legendary British Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry.                                                                                                    

Gustave Blache III

Today on Inside the Arts, conversation with New Orleans painter Gustave Blache III.  His latest exhibit, A Work in Process, opens at the Louisiana  Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge.  The acclaimed painter, who currently resides in New York, looks back on his 20 year career and includes a new series of works focusing on art conservation.

James Michalopoulos

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with painter James Michalopoulos.  A new exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Waltzing the Muse, celebrates his career with a 30-year retrospective. 

Then, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans presents Great Scott! Joplin in the Quarter, featuring pianist Richard Dowling performing a selection of Joplin's best known masterpieces in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ragtime King's death.

Photo Credit: Skip Bolen

This week on Inside the Arts, it’s Carnival time!  We take a look at New Orleans’s complicated history with the Mardi Gras flambeaux through the eyes of writer Rien Fertel. His essay, The Keepers of the Light is featured in the spring issue of Oxford American magazine. http://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/1103-the-keepers-of-the-light

This week on Inside the Arts, a new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art about another city surrounded by water and famous throughout the world for its celebration of Mardi Gras. We look at the pageantry of Venetian life through paintings, Carnival masks and other treasures.

Then, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx rolls with legendary Soul Queen of New Orleans- Irma Thomas as Grand Marshall.

And, another celebration is brewing post-Mardi Gras…India Fest kicks off March 5th at NOMA.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Birdfoot Festival

This week on Inside the Arts, the Birdfoot Festival continues its 6th season with an exploration of the music of composer György Ligeti in a two-concert mini festival it's calling Ligeti Split, featuring British classical pianist Danny Driver.  We catch up with Danny Driver and Birdfoot artistic director, violinist Jenna Sherry by phone.

Photo Credit: Ronald Davis

This week on Inside the Arts, an exploration of jazz.  Acclaimed jazz drummer and composer Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band celebrate 20 years together. They perform in concert for the first time with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra.

The NOLA Project- A Few Good Men
Photo Credit: Nick Urrutia

This week on Inside the Arts, a military code of honor is on trial as The NOLA Project presents Aaron Sorkin's critically acclaimed courtroom drama, A Few Good Men.

Then,  scientists and locals share their personal stories about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as part of a live storytelling event called "Story Collider".

And, we explore a haunting tale of corruption in a broken city in playwright Justin Maxwell's new work, Niagara Falls.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Listening to Locals: LadyBabyMiss

Jan 26, 2017
Olivia Klein

Our local musicians are more than just a backbone of this city’s culture; they're also the soundtrack. For NolaVie’s “Listening to Locals” series, we are bringing in local musicians in order to listen to them in a new way. David Benedetto invited artist and songwriter Olivia Klein, also known as LadyBabyMiss, into the studio for a closer listen.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with acclaimed dancer, choreographer and educator, Lula Elzy.  She is this year's recipient of Gambit's Tribute to the Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

Then, the life of Jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton comes to the stage as the Broadway musical Jelly's Last Jam makes its regional premiere at Le Petit Theatre.

And, NOBA and NOCCA welcome Ronald K. Brown and his New York based dance company EVIDENCE in a program blending African and Afro-Cuban dance rhythms.

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