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 January 14, 2014

MLK Remembered; A Tapestry Of Songs For Carole King; Foundation Gallery's Lila Heymann

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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This week on Inside the Arts, remembering slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through art and song.

A tapestry unfolds as Big Easy Award winners Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush pay tribute to singer/songwriter Carole King in their upcoming cabaret, The Queens of King. And, we visit with Lila Heymann of the Foundation Gallery. 

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Inside the Arts
12:15 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Colin Quinn: UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Colin Quinn: UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Credit Mike Lavoie

We go Inside the Arts as former Saturday Night Live comedian Colin Quinn takes on the founding fathers in Unconstitutional.

The new comedy, a romp through American history written by and starring Quinn, plays at the Joy Theater tonight, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Jazz Vocalist Karrin Allyson; New Play Bacchanal; Edward Burtynsky's WATER

Karrin Allyson.

This week on Inside the Arts, we're talking jazz with singer Karrin Allyson. Southern Rep Theater, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/Greater New Orleans Literary Festival, gears up for the New Play Bacchanal this weekend.

And we take a look at Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky's photo exhibit Water, in its final days at NOMA and the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve; Photography At NOMA; William Pittman Andrews; Joan Of Arc Parade

Joan of Arc Parade

This week on Inside the Arts: New Year's Eve suggestions. We look at photos of years gone by at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Then, we talk with arts leader William Pittman Andrews, and we gear up for Joan of Arc's birthday on Twelfth Night.

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Inside the Arts
11:31 am
Sun December 29, 2013

Remembering Blue Dog Painter George Rodrigue; Arts Leader Mark Tullos; Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis

George Rodrigue
Credit Kathleen DesHotel

This week on Inside the Arts, we remember Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue. We visit with the Louisiana State Museum's Mark Tullos.

Also, we talk jazz with renowned pianist Ellis Marsalis.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
9:58 am
Thu December 19, 2013

The Nutcracker Suite Swings; FestiGals Founder Honored; Prospect New Orleans' Brooke Anderson

This week on Inside the Arts, a yuletide celebration with Ellis Marsalis and the Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance Theatre as The Nutcracker Swings into town. We'll talk with local entrepreneur and FestiGals founder Diane Lyons, who is being tapped for a national honor.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Money's Tight And Times Are Tough: How To Grow An Arts Organization

Jesse Rosen was both a musician and a CEO of an orchestra before he began working with the League of American Orchestras. These jobs provided him tremendous perspective for dealing with organizations around the world.
Credit flickr/Pedro Sanchez

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Jesse Rosen is President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, an organization with more than 800 members. In town for a meeting of the National Performance Network, he stopped by to talk with Sharon Litwin on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Big Easy Living
1:44 am
Mon December 16, 2013

The Year In Insignificance

Credit flickr/Alexander van Dijk

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It’s that time of year again — when the pundits look back over the year just past and announce the most significant events.

While “Year in Review” headlines certainly have their place in history, Nolavie’s Renée Peck finds that looking back at the most insignificant stories of 2013 is a lot more fun.

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Notes from New Orleans
7:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Italian Singer Performs Baroque Concert At Marigny Opera House

Baroque singer Mattea Musso performs with Stuart LeBlanc at Trinity Church in 2013. Her latest concert will be this weekend at the Marigny Opera House.
Credit Mattea Musso

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One can hear all kinds of music in New Orleans. There’s blues and Bartók; soul and Sibelius. There is not, however, a whole lot of Baroque being played. Mattea Musso, a newcomer to the city, plans to change all that.

In this week’s Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to her about this centuries-old musical form.

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Inside the Arts
11:50 am
Wed December 11, 2013

PhotoNOLA Opens Citywide; Garden District Homes On Holiday Tour; NORDC/NOBA Holiday Suite

Market Street Power Station
Credit Meg Turner

This week on Inside the Arts, the New Orleans Photo Alliance kicks off four days of citywide activities with the eighth annual PhotoNOLA Photography Festival. We travel Uptown as private homes in the Garden District spruce up for the Preservation Resource Center's Holiday Home Tour.

And finally, the New Orleans Ballet Association brings together a unique group of dancers in its annual production of The Nutcracker Suite.

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