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.

Big Easy Arts Awards

Feb 13, 2009

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

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.

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.

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.

The Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival started in the early days after Katrina as an attempt to jumpstart local business. This festival, the fourth one, is Saturday, November 8, with merchants opening their doors to customers looking for a unique shopping experience.

"Prospect.1", a large-scale international contemporary arts show opens in New Orleans with hopes that it aid in the city's rebirth post-Katrina.

neworleansopera.org

The New Orleans Opera opens it's 66th season tonight with Puccini's first successful opera, "Manon Lescaut", a tragic love story set in Paris and New Orleans.

One of New Orleans' biggest visual events celebrates its 30th anniversary Saturday, October 4th, with another party in the Arts District.

A new documentary celebrating the University of New Orleans' 50th anniversary premieres on WYES-TV.

A popular New Orleans alternative rock band that connects with preschoolers is the newest addition to the Disney Channel line-up. The live-action series, "Imagination Movers", on Playhouse Disney, keeps youngsters moving while creatively sharpening their problem-solving skills.

Two of the Imagination Movers stopped by the WWNO studio to talk about the band's new show.

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