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.

Photo Credit: Ronald Davis

This week on Inside the Arts, an exploration of jazz.  Acclaimed jazz drummer and composer Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band celebrate 20 years together. They perform in concert for the first time with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra.

The NOLA Project- A Few Good Men
Photo Credit: Nick Urrutia

This week on Inside the Arts, a military code of honor is on trial as The NOLA Project presents Aaron Sorkin's critically acclaimed courtroom drama, A Few Good Men.

Then,  scientists and locals share their personal stories about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as part of a live storytelling event called "Story Collider".

And, we explore a haunting tale of corruption in a broken city in playwright Justin Maxwell's new work, Niagara Falls.

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

Listening to Locals: LadyBabyMiss

Jan 26, 2017
Olivia Klein

Our local musicians are more than just a backbone of this city’s culture; they're also the soundtrack. For NolaVie’s “Listening to Locals” series, we are bringing in local musicians in order to listen to them in a new way. David Benedetto invited artist and songwriter Olivia Klein, also known as LadyBabyMiss, into the studio for a closer listen.

Visit NolaVie's website for a related article written by David Benedetto.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with acclaimed dancer, choreographer and educator, Lula Elzy.  She is this year's recipient of Gambit's Tribute to the Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

Then, the life of Jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton comes to the stage as the Broadway musical Jelly's Last Jam makes its regional premiere at Le Petit Theatre.

And, NOBA and NOCCA welcome Ronald K. Brown and his New York based dance company EVIDENCE in a program blending African and Afro-Cuban dance rhythms.

This week on Inside the Arts, The Storyville Collective presents Reefer Madness-The Musical…a  satire of the 1936 cult film classic. Director Michael McKelvey joins us.

Reefer Madness-The Musical runs January 19-22 at Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St Claude Ave.  Also...February 2-5 and 9-12 at Rivertown Theater in Kenner.

Greg Miles

Local music is so widespread here that we sometimes forget to consider New Orleans musicians on an individual level. In the first installment of a new series from NolaVie called “Listening to Locals,” Brian Friedman sat down with jazz saxophonist James Martin, whose album, Something’s Gotta Give, came out January 13. It’s a reflection on the grind, the late nights, and the hustle of the local music scene, as well as the travels that have taken him all over the world.

This week on Inside the Arts, internationally acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas is headed for the Crescent City.  Tulane's Newcomb Museum of Art will host her first solo exhibit in New Orleans... Waiting on Prime-Time Star.  Find out what First Lady Michelle Obama and Solange have in common with this artist.

Then, a new work from ArtSpot Productions and Jeff Becker takes a look at what's happened in the decade since Katrina in Sea of Common Catastrophe.

Kelley Crawford / NolaVie

Often when we think about architecture, we think about walls, structures, and enclosed spaces. But Bryan C. Lee, Jr, an architect and educator, goes beyond these boundaries by bringing in knowledge from the environment and community around him. NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford spoke with Bryan about designing for social justice and his new course at Bard Early College in New Orleans.

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

This week on Inside the Arts, Alexander the Great makes a colorful splash in the 9th Ward just in time for Carnival. We catch up with artist Morgan Molthrop and CANO executive director Jeanne Nathan.

Joe Mabel / Century Ballroom

In a world that is increasingly connected digitally, we are probably getting more and more disconnected socially. Oswald Cooper, better known as "Oz The Dance Doctor," is out to change that. Oz leads the Who Dat Steppers of New Orleans. Stepping is a type of social dance rooted in African-American history, and it’s making a comeback across the country.

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

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