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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Arts & Culture
1:58 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

The Pecan Cracker

A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Fri December 16, 2011

NOMA Centennial Celebration

The New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates 100 years with a marathon 31-hour anniversary bash. It takes place Friday, December 16 through Saturday, December 17.

Arts & Culture
11:43 am
Fri December 16, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life and Santa Run

The first Running of the Santas will inundate the Warehouse District on Saturday, while across town in Metairie, on Sunday, a live radio play of the holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life transports audiences back in time. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at both events.

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Arts & Culture
10:44 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Festive Northshore Weekend

We travel to the Northshore for holiday-inspired ideas for your weekend. Conversation with Jennifer Bushnell, Arts Coordinator for the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs. More info on Northshore events can be found on the website stpgov.org

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Arts & Culture
11:09 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Treme Gumbo Fest and PRC Holiday Home Tour

Gumbo pots are being stirred in Tremé and they're decking the halls in the Garden District this weekend. We go Inside the Arts for a look at the 4th Annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Preservation Resource Center's 36th Holiday Home Tour.

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Arts & Culture
1:31 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Ancestors of Congo Square at NOMA

New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Museum of Art continues it's 100th Anniversary celebration with Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights artistic and cultural ties between the Crescent City and Africa with a look at 100 sculptural works in the museum's permanent collection of African Art on view thru July 17th.

Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Big Easy Arts Awards

New Orleans Dance Academy founder Jacqueline Fry receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Big Easy Entertainment Classical Arts tribute.

Mahalia Jackson Theatre
6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Mahalia Jackson reopens with the LPO

The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.

Arts & Culture
5:10 am
Tue December 9, 2008

French Quarter and CBD Host Second Annual DesCours

Internationally acclaimed architects, artists and musicians will transform parts of the French Quarter and the CBD as part of DesCours, a five-day celebration of new and interactive media.

Authors
4:37 am
Thu November 13, 2008

"Chains" Sees the Revolutionary War Through the Eyes of the Young

New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson is in New Orleans promoting her new book Chains, a story of the American Revolutionary War as seen by a 13-year-old slave girl fighting for her freedom.

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