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 October 23, 2012

Yo Yo Ma, Cinema Reset, Exit Stage Right, NOLA Green Roots

Today on Inside the Arts, a conversation with acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma, a sound experience at the Contemporary Arts Center, we go backstage at Voodoo Fest for a unique photo shoot and exhibit... plus the art of gardening is taking root and sustaining communities.

Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Switch Energy Project Debuts in New Orleans

A mine in the Powder River Basin, the largest coal reserve in the world, visited in the film by Dr. Scott Tinker.

Switch, a new documentary bringing awareness to our energy challenges, is making its New Orleans debut at Loyola University's Nunemaker Hall on October 18 at 7 p.m. Producer Thomas Walsh caught up with Harry Lynch, the film's director, and filed this review.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Pilobolus, Jerusalem String Quartet, Switch, Louis Prima

Today on Inside the Arts you'll hear about an energizing ballet as Pilobolus returns to the Crescent City. The New Orleans Friends of Music kicks off its 58th season. You'll hear about a documentary film that may switch your thoughts about using energy wisely, and we'll celebrate the music of Louis Prima.

Inside the Arts
8:00 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Artists Housing Celebration in Bywater

Bywater Art Lofts II

It’s a party 9th Ward style, beginning with a parade in one of the city’s most creative areas. We go Inside the Arts, as Bywater residents welcome new housing for artists with a grand celebration.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Bywater Art Lofts II, Placido Domingo, Stained Glass in Sacred Places, Danny Driver

Today on Inside the Arts you'll hear about a big celebration in Bywater, kicking off the grand opening of the second phase of a housing community for artists. Spanish tenor Placido Domingo sets the stage for the New Orleans Opera's 70th season with a gala performance.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Art for Arts' Sake, Alfre Woodard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Never Records

This week on Inside the Arts we'll take a stroll as Art for Arts' Sake kicks off a citywide celebration of the visual arts, talk with Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard, and hear how the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is continuing its 50-year legacy.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Cutting Edge Music Conference, LPO 2012-13 Season, Novelist Attica Locke

This week we go Inside the Arts for a preview of what's on tap at the Cutting Edge Music Conference.

Then we go behind the scenes at the LPO, and finally we'll talk with Attica Locke, on matters of race and setting her latest novel on a former Louisiana slave plantation.

Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

RHINO Gallery Turns 25; Spike Lee; A Vineyard in My Glass; Sal Liberto

Today on Inside the Arts you'll hear about a big celebration as a local crafts cooperative turns 25! We'll talk with filmmaker Spike Lee, find out more about the richness of your favorite wines, and take a spiritual journey through the power of song.

Inside the Arts
12:17 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Healing Art

Healing art is the focus of a new exhibit by acclaimed New Orleans painter Richard Thomas. More than 50 works in the exhibit, The Power of Art as Healing, on view at the New Orleans African American Museum, explores and celebrates cultural cornerstones in the post-Katrina journey of the artist.

On view thru September 29, at The New Orleans African American Museum , 1418 Gov. Nicholls Street.

Inside the Arts
12:53 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Healing Art, A Case for Solomon and Truth Universal on Rap

Today you'll hear from renowned artist Richard Thomas, who takes us on a post Katrina healing journey... and we'll delve into a Louisiana kidnapping mystery, plus gain a little wisdom from the art of rap.

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