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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    A performance is planned at Tulane University this week that brings ancient Greek tragedy to modern-day veterans. Eileen Fleming reports it’s also a public health project.

NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

New Orleans astronomy buffs have a new place to take in the wonders of outer space. The Tulane Observatory will now be open to the public once a month. Renee Peck recently spoke with Dr. Dan Purrington, Professor Emeritus of Physics, about this new opportunity to view the skies.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

This week on Inside the Arts, French Quarter Festival kicks off festivities highlighting Louisiana music, food, art and special events.

John Menzser

The latest edition of NOLA Life Stories takes place at a department store in Gretna, 1937. This is a time when families lived above the store, when advertisements were delivered door to door, and babies got their first pair of shoes for free.

This was also a time of separate but equal, of back-of-the-bus politics. But not every nook and cranny of the city was gripped by segregation. As Sam and John Menszer remember, the customers at their family’s shop kept any racist attitudes– and their bags – at the door.  

Photo Credit: Todd Rosenberg

This week on Inside the Arts, Le Petit Theatre celebrates the city's patron playwright, Tennessee Williams, with the stage production of The Glass Menagerie. We talk with artistic director Maxwell Williams and cast members.

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This week on Inside the Arts... New Orleans based blues artist Marc Stone drops by to talk about his birthday bash and recent release, Poison and Medicine.

Then, we talk with Amy Dailey Williams, the new executive director of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. She is joined by former Alliance president Seth Boonchai. And we round out with Bach's St. John Passion. The New Orleans Symphony Chorus music director Steven Edwards joins us.

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

Photo Credit: Rahav Segev

This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with renowned violin virtuoso Regina Carter. The multi-genre violinist will perform works from her most recent release, Southern Comfort, in concert at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Photo credit: Mark Kiryluk

This week on Inside the Arts, an opera set at the Louisiana State penitentiary at Angola opens this week as the New Orleans Opera Association presents Dead Man Walking.

myvanishinghometowns.com

Christy George is concerned that too many Americans are in denial about climate change and is trying a find a new approach to change their minds. She believes that people join social movements once they’re convinced it’s the right thing to do, so she’s collecting personal stories from locals who have been impacted by rising tides and temperatures for her new book, My Vanishing Hometowns.

Photo credit: Peter Nimsky

This week on Inside the Arts, The NOLA Project premieres SIVE, a rarely seen, dark Irish drama about greed and passion.  We talk with veteran actress Janet Shea and artistic director A.J. Allegra.

Then, we take a peek at Self Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum on view at NOMA.
And, we round out with a concert of jazz featuring internationally acclaimed vibraphonist Thomas van der Geld and award winning New Orleans pianist and Loyola music professor Sandy Hinderlie.

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

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