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 December 3, 2013

Inside The Arts: Steven Forster's CELEBRITY; Kyle Abraham's PAVEMENT; NOMA's Susan Taylor

Credit Steven Forster

Coming up on Inside the Arts, acclaimed New Orleans entertainment photographer Steven Forster celebrates 35 years with the exhibit Celebrity opening this weekend at Boyd Satellite Gallery.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Inside The Arts: The Priests In Concert; LPO's James Boyd; NOBT Performs Holiday Favorite

The Priests

This week on Inside the Arts, Irish singing sensations The Priests are in New Orleans for an encore performance. Then, we talk with the LPO's James Boyd about his thoughts and vision for the orchestra's future.

And, the New Orleans Ballet Theater kicks off the holiday season with the first production of Tchaikovsky's timeless favorite - The Nutcracker, opening this weekend. 

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Inside the Arts
2:34 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Inside The Arts: Awadagin Pratt In Concert; Audubon Park Memories; NOMA Photos

Awadagin Pratt.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Awadagin Pratt. Plus, we recall memories of Audubon Park with WYES-TV's Peggy Scott Laborde.

And we round out with cream of the crop photos from the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Loyola Student Travels to Mongolia, Documents Fleeting Subculture

Dimitri Staszewski documented the music of nomadic sheep herders in Mongolia, one of the final nomadic peoples on the planet.
Credit Dimitri Staszewski

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Some people dream of getting off the grid, dropping out of the complications of our highly urbanized 21st century. One 21-year-old Loyola University student did just that — in Mongolia, of all places.

Sharon Litwin finds out why on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Kronos Quartet Celebrates The Big 4-Oh; Pride And Prejudice Opens Uptown; Central City Celebrates

Southern Rep's production of Pride & Prejudice runs from Nov. 13-24.
Credit Jose Garcia / Southern Rep

This week on Inside the Arts, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th Anniversary season with a stop in New Orleans. Southern Rep Theater puts a fresh spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. And, revelers will make a joyful noise as the Central City Festival gets underway.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Chitresh Das And Jason Samuels Smith Appear In NOBA's 'India Jazz Suites'

Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith have performed together around the world, including for the school children of Bhubaneswar, India.
Credit Chitresh Das Dance Company

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Some people might think putting an Indian Classical dancer and a New York-born tap star together would never work. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll hear from Chitresh Das, a master of the ancient Kat-tuck dance style, and tap star Jason Samuels Smith. They'll burn up the stage in an East-meets-West dance event brought to the city by the New Orleans Ballet Association and the NOCCA Institute. 

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

1960s Rock-Musical HAIR Opens At Le Petit; Stained Glass Art In Sacred Places; CAC's Neil Barclay

This week on Inside the Arts, a tribe of long haired politically active hippies return to the stage as the rock musical HAIR opens this week at Le Petit Theatre, and a unique tour presented by the Preservation Resource Center highlights stained glass art in sacred places.

 We round out with conversation with Neil Barclay, the new executive director of the Contemporary Arts Center. 

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Love NOLA
5:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Love NOLA: You Can Take Her With You

Credit Jason Kruppa

If New York City is a state of mind, then New Orleans is a way of life. On his final Love NOLA, Brett Will Taylor begins to pack up the parts of the way of life that will stay with him always.

Two weeks ago, I was standing in one of my favorite places in the world: New York’s Penn Station.  Like the other half-million people who churn through there every day, I was trying to get somewhere.

Boston’s Back Bay Station, to be precise.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Inside The Arts: The MOUNTAINTOP; ARTDOCS Auction; Three Rivers Art Festival; Art Council's Kim Cook

This week on Inside the Arts, the regional premiere of The MOUNTAINTOP, Katori Hall's award winning drama re-imagining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night before his assassination.

 The ARTDOCS live art auction harnesses the power of art to provide healthcare services to our local arts community, and we travel to the Northshore for a sneak peek at the Three Rivers Art Festival.Plus, we visit with Kim Cook, president of the Arts Council of New Orleans.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

New Leviathan Performs Beau Geste; Lichtenstein Sculpture Heads To NOMA; Cry You One; Allan Pizzato

Roy Lichtenstein's "Five Brushstrokes".
New Orleans Museum of Art

This week on Inside the Arts, a 1926 silent film comes to life as the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra performs Beau Geste.

ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro are using the power of art to bring awareness to Louisiana's disappearing coast in their latest production, Cry You One.

A Roy Lichtenstein sculpture, Five Brushstrokes, heads to the New Orleans Museum of Art. And we talk with WYES president Allan Pizzato.

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