Inside the Arts

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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.

Finn McCool's New Owner Takes A Seat at the Pub

Nov 3, 2016
J. Regan / Flickr

Sean Kennedy has been known as the Irishman and patron of Finn McCool’s, and he’s now known as the Irishman and new owner of Finn McCool’s. After years of working tirelessly and building a tight community in their Mid-City pub, Stephen and Pauline Patterson have passed the torch on to Sean, who’s more than up to the challenge. Especially if there’s soccer involved.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Kelley Crawford.  

Photo Credit: National WWII Museum

This week on Inside the Arts, native New Orleanian and National WWII Museum Victory Belle, Courtney Boe, stars in Pictures of Marilyn.  It is an original production on the life of Marilyn Monroe, currently running at the museum's BB's Stage Door Canteen.

Hunter Desportes / Flickr

Note: this piece is a work of satire.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’re probably aware that it’s once again election season in America. And if you do happen to live under a rock, I’m kind of envious, because, again, it’s election season in America. Choosing new leaders for our great nation tends to bring out the crazy in just about everyone every four years. 

Becoming Number Six
Photo Credit: Second Star Performance Collective

This week on Inside the Arts, a dark comedy from Second Star Performance Collective, Becoming Number Six, explores the surveillance state, metadata and internet dating. We talk with director Harold Gervais.

New Orleans Museum of Art

A new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art comes from the personal collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.  And he bought only the best.

Jason Kruppa

In a city where Halloween is just one of many opportunities to dig through the costume closet, there's never a wrong time to reinvent yourself. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with local fashion designer Alicia Zenobia, who creates Joy Suits, shiny second skins that spark reinvention for all occasions, costume parties and otherwise.  

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by Renée Peck.

This week on Inside the Arts, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents the inaugural regional performance of Tyler's Suite .  It is a nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi who took his life after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college.

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra

While spring festival season in Louisiana is pretty much a given at this point, the fall is turning out to be an especially busy time for classical and orchestral music. The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra, or NOVO, is among many of the city’s classical music organizations hard at work preparing for the fall concert season. To hear more about NOVO, David Benedetto spoke with Chris Bergeron, the Orchestra’s co-founder and conductor. 

Phil Roeder / Flickr

The first ever Beignet Fest is coming to Lafayette Square on October 8, and apart from gourmet beignets and great music, the festival’s cause provides even one more reason to come out and spread the powdered sugar. Founders Amy and Sherwood Collins started the festival as a way to support programs for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Sherwood joins NolaVie’s Brian Friedman in the studio for a behind-the-scenes look at Beignet Fest 2016.  

Photo Courtesy: Southern Rep Theatre

This week on Inside the Arts, Southern Rep Theater presents the regional premiere of Lisa D'Amour's Tony Award winning play, Airline Highway.

 Then, an acclaimed painter who calls New Orleans home answers the call of the wild.  Alex Beard takes us on A Brush With Nature. And, the legends of a quintessential 'ladies man' opens the season for the New Orleans Opera Association with Mozart's Don Giovanni.

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