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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This week on Inside the Arts, New Orleans rings in the New Year with two parades... one celebrating Twelfth Night and ushering in the Carnival season, the other celebrating the birthday of Joan of Arc.

And, the energy continues on a high note as jazz vocalist Anais St. John pumps up the volume with her tribute to Donna Summer at the Joy Theater. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. 

Photo Credit: Glade Bilby II

This week on Inside the Arts... we remember rock and roll and songwriting hall-of-famer Allen Toussaint.

Then, a prolific but elusive 19th century architect's works come to light in a new exhibit at The Historic New Orleans Collection. We explore An Architect and His City: Henry Howard's New Orleans with the HNOC's John Lawrence.

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

 

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This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with renowned jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr. He'll perform this weekend with internationally acclaimed trumpeter Eddie Henderson.

The holiday season can be a stressful time, with shopping and traveling seemingly endless chores. An oasis of calm is available with a free exhibit of Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations.

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This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater. The Grammy award winning singer-songwriter will join Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in a performance of works from the Holiday songbook.

Then, we travel back in time to Bedford Falls, New York for a live radio stage production of It's A Wonderful Life. The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation brings the Holiday classic to NOLA Christmasfest.

ArtSpot Productions

This week on Inside the Arts, an ensemble of artists dedicated to creating live theater in New Orleans reaches a milestone. ArtSpot Productions is celebrating 20 years of original performances in the Crescent City. We talk with founding artistic director Kathy Randels.

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 This week on Inside the Arts, the New Orleans Museum of Art's Great Hall is the setting for the NOLA Project's presentation of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale.

Then, grand homes in the Garden District are dressed in holiday greens and open to the public. We'll take a tour as the Preservation Resource Center gears up for its 40th celebration.

And, we round out with a holiday celebration from the Marigny Opera Ballet, premiering Christmas Concerto a contemporary ballet in three parts.

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

Steve Purcell

The docent program for teenagers at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art has been honored by the White House.  It was one of only 12 programs across the country to receive the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest acknowledgment for those programs.

Anne Bachelier

This week on Inside the Arts: French artist Anne Bachelier gears up for a unique exhibit and live painting at Angela King Gallery. We talk with the artist about her latest show, Before We Wake, as she journeys to a fantasy world of dreams and mystery.

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This week on Inside the Arts… the New Orleans Street Gallery Project is decreasing blight across the city, one utility box at a time.  We talk with Jeannie Tidy, vice-president of Community Visions Unlimited.

Then, a prolific but elusive 19th century architect’s works come to light in a new exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection. We explore An Architect and His City: Henry Howard’s New Orleans with the HNOC’s John Lawrence.

And, we journey down the bayou with artist Aron Belka as he explores the wetlands in a new exhibit opening at LeMieux Galleries. 

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