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.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Spirit of Jazz Fest in Brazil; BP Spill Silver Lining for Arts; FORESTival Celebrates Art and Nature

This week on Inside the Arts we'll find out how two Brazilian night club owners are promoting New Orleans throughout their home country. We'll look at the connection between the BP oil spill and a major arts center. Is there a silver lining? And, we'll take a walk on the wild side as we trek into the woods for a magical celebration of art and nature.


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

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

Inside the Arts: One 'Mo Time; Allison Miner Stage; May Day NOLA Way

This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts to talk with playwright and musician Vernel Bagneris about the 35th Anniversary of the One Mo' Time performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell.

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Inside the Arts
1:49 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

"InstrumentHead" Pops Up in French Quarter Gallery Tonight

Bootsy Collins
Credit Michael Weintrob

InstrumentHead — a surrealist portrait series by acclaimed photographer Michael Weintrob — opens tonight in connection with the Frenchmen Art Market.

The pop-up exhibit captures the identities of musical legends without showing their faces.

The pop up gallery opens April 25  with live music by Papa Mali & Friends, featuring Eric McFadden, Rob Mercurio, Eric Bolivar, Nigel Hall and DJ Logic.

2121 Chartres Street, 7 p.m.

The exhibit runs through May 5.

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Inside the Arts
8:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Martha Redbone Headlines Fais Do Do Stage At Jazz Fest 2013

Martha Redbone.
Fabrice Trombert

Martha Redbone and her Roots Project Band return to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this year to perform songs from her internationally acclaimed new CD, The Garden of Love — Songs of William Blake.

The CD is a switch for Redbone, as the indie-soul diva returns to the music of her childhood, growing up in the hills of Kentucky.

Martha Redbone performs Sunday, April 28 at the Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do Do stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at 1:30 p.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Inside The Arts With Martha Redbone, Michael Weintrob And The Sync Up Music Business Conference

 

 

This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts to check out a series of events as the 44th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets underway.

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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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Notes from New Orleans
4:31 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Hear Music from Musaica's Upcoming "Green" Performance

Musaica Chamber Ensemble's final performance of the 2012-2013 season takes place on April 22 at the Lakeview Unitarian Church.

Click here to listen to this week's Notes From New Orleans.

The performance life of a symphony musician requires complete professional perfection. Their rigorous days are spent responding to the singular interpretation of conductors and music directors, so when it's time to unwind many choose leisurely hobbies.

Still, others can't get away from playing more music. Sharon Litwin finds out why on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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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.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

NOMA: When The World Came To The Fair

This Tennyson vase greets visitors to the NOMA World's Fair exhibit.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

The New Orleans Museum of Art is opening an exhibit Friday of decorative items put on display at World’s Fairs. 

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