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 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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Love NOLA
5:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Spring Has (Already?) Sprung

Crane fly.

Looking around New Orleans after Mardi Gras has officially been swept from the streets, it's hard to miss the early signs of spring. But the calendar still says February, and these signs may feel a bit premature to some New Orleanians. An acknowledgement that winter (brief as it always is down here) just might be gone completely, means that summer can't be far off.

Listen here for Brett Will Taylor's insights on the signs... and insects... of an early spring:

Hear Brett Will Taylor on the blessing and curse that is an early Spring.

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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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Take Five
5:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

From Food to Film: The Brennans Take (Southern) Hollywood

Second Line Stages, located at 800 Richard St.

On this week's edition of Take Five, a quick look inside the growing local film industry through those who are shaping it, we hear from a local restaurant extraordinaire who's just taken on a new endeavor with Hollywood South.

To read more from Brian Friedman, visit Nolavie.com.

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Inside the Arts
1:32 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Stories from Da Dirt

Stories from Da Dirt.

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Dr. Nancy Dawson, artistic director of the Tennessee based Music is Spirit theater group. She leads her African American historical theater group in Stories From Da Dirt this weekend in New Orleans.

Performances combine stories from the Underground Railroad, women in the Civil War, and the performance of African American spirituals.

Performance Schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 16:

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Inside the Arts
12:30 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Harry Connick, Jr; Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr; Rodrigue Art Contest; Mardi Gras Marching Bands

  

Tune in to Inside the Arts for a conversation with Grammy award winning pianist and composer Harry Connick, Jr. His latest release celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus.

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Inside the Arts
12:15 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Harry Connick, Jr. Celebrates with Carnival Release

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Harry Connick, Jr.  The award winning singer, pianist, composer, actor and native son celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus — which he co-founded in 1993 — with a new CD, Smokey Mary.

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