Inside the Arts

Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 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.

This week on Inside the Arts, Festival PiaNOLA presented by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off with guest artist Xiaohui Yang, a 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition Gold Medalist. MASNO executive director, Cara McCool Woolf drops by for a chat.

Then, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts is holding its annual statewide art contest for high school students. Jacques Rodrigue is the executive director of the foundation and joins us by phone.

Photo Credit: Steve Sisney

This week on Inside the Arts, we catch up with The Fonz! Henry Winkler, the iconic Happy Days star is heading to town for the Wizard World Comic Con extravaganza. 

This week on Inside the Arts, two krewes gear up for 12th Night celebrations. We visit with the Phunny Phorty Phellows captain, Peggy Scott Laborde. 

 Then, the Krewe of Joan of Arc prepares to walk through the French Quarter. Krewe founder Amy Kirk joins us. And, a new exhibit at NOMA highlights turn of the century Carnival art. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. 

Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez

This week on Inside the Arts, the countdown is on as Live From Here with Chris Thile, formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion, heads to New Orleans for a  national broadcast, with special guest John Prine.  We catch up with the host.

Photo Credit: John B. Barrios

This week on Inside the Arts, Southern Rep Theatre continues its run of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a holiday romance billed as an imagined sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Then, Mélange Dance Company presents Journey of Dreamers. It's an original contemporary dance production exploring the American Dream.

And, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center gears up a for major milestone, its 20th Anniversary. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Jon Parrish Peede. The new acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities is heading to New Orleans.

Then, LUNA Fête kicks off a Tricentennial Signature Event.

And, PhotoNOLA Festival explodes with images.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with music director Steven Edwards as the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans  gears up for a performance of Handel's Messiah.

This week on Inside the Arts, the Dillard University Choir gears up for its 81st Annual Holiday concert.

 Then, the Birdfoot Festival in partnership with WWNO launches HearHearNOLA, a live online classical music calendar. And, the Music Alive Ensemble spreads Holiday cheer. Violinist and artistic director Rachel Jordan joins us. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. 

Photo Credit: Elsa Hahne

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll journey to the Marigny for Christmas Cocktails.  It's a holiday spectacular from the Marigny Opera Ballet.  The program premieres choreographer Diogo de Lima's, Aguas De Decembro, a Brazilian take on the holidays with a jazz score by Larry Sieberth.

Then, we'll explore a vivid chapter of America's photographic history-19th century American landscape photography made east of the Mississippi River, now on view at NOMA.

Photo Credit: Nate Ryan

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with Chris Thile. The mandolinist and new host of the stellar music and variety radio show, A Prairie Home Companion is heading to New Orleans for a live national broadcast coinciding with the city's 300th Anniversary.

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