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 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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Inside the Arts
3:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Inside The Arts: Bayou Maharajah James Booker; Boo Carré Halloween; Stevie Wonder Opera

James Booker
Credit Norbert Hess

 

This week on Inside the Arts, the mystique of New Orleans piano wizard James Booker is creating a buzz at the New Orleans Film Festival. We talk with filmmaker Lily Keber about her in-depth documentary Bayou Maharajah.

A spooky weekend is in store for the younger set as the Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival kicks off in the French Quarter. And Songs in the Key of Life, a Stevie Wonder opera, is in final performances at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center. 

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Notes from New Orleans
12:00 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

HNOC Oral Histories: Bill Borah, Jimmy Fitz And The Riverfront Expressway

The Louisiana Council for the Vieux Carre fought diligently against the proposed interstate system that would have passed through their historic neighborhood.
Credit Creative Commons/Louisiana Council for the Vieux Carré

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The Historic New Orleans Collection and its senior curator Mark Cave have collected oral histories of some of this city's extraordinary citizens. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin links HNOC's remarkable recording of soon-to-be 92 year-old former Lt. Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris to the anniversary of a controversial event; one that is likely not familiar to many younger Orleanians and certainly not to most newcomers.

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Inside the Arts
3:30 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Garrison Keillor Heads To The Big Easy; Der Vampyr Awaits Opera Lovers; Tom McDermott's Bamboula

Garrison Keillor.
A Prairie Home Companion

This week on Inside the Arts, Garrison Keillor takes A Prairie Home Companion on the road as he heads for the Big Easy. We talk with him about a host of subjects — from poetry to retirement. 

Then, Marschner's The Vampire ushers in a new season for the New Orleans Opera. And we round things out with jazz from pianist and composer Tom McDermott. 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Artistic Director Influenced By Popularity Of Vampires

Marschner’s "The Vampire," was written in 1827 and gained popularity among many notable composers, including Wagner.
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It's opera time in New Orleans again. But Robert Lyall, artistic director of the New Orleans Opera Association, says he's decided to give this season's audiences a new twist.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to him about the very different musical works he's chosen in the upcoming season that begins October 11. 

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Inside the Arts
1:48 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Inside The Arts: Art For Arts' Sake; Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire; & King Of Herrings

VeronaWalk, Naples, Florida, USA 2012, by Edward Burtynsky. The world premiere of his latest body of work is a highlight of this year's Arts for Arts' Sake.
Credit Edward Burtynsky / Courtesy of the artist

This week on Inside the Arts, it's one of the hottest events of the year for art lovers, as the Contemporary Arts Center kicks off Art for Arts' Sake this weekend. There will be citywide gallery openings, including Water, a body of work by internationally renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, on view at the CAC.

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All things New Orleans
3:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jack Hopke And UNO Professor Richard Goodman Discuss New Storyville Series

Ricahrd Goodman, UNO creative writing professor and the Creative Director of Storyville.
Richard Goodman

Richard Goodman, a University of New Orleans professor of creative nonfiction writing, sits down with Jack Hope to discuss the new Storyville series — a collaboration between WWNO and the university’s Creative Writing Department.

Goodman has been at UNO for three years as an assistant professor to both graduate and undergraduate level students. Describing himself as a lifelong writer, Goodman also touched on some of his work, including his first book, French Dirt.

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Inside the Arts
12:18 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca Makes Rare Stop In New Orleans

Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we hear from rising Cuban star Roberto Fonseca. Yo, his latest CD, is just out on the Concord Jazz label.

The jazz pianist will make a rare concert stop in New Orleans at The House of Blues for a Jazz & Heritage Foundation Jazz Journeys Concert — October 1 at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Brazilian Choreographer Collaborates With John Boutté

Diogo De Lima is a professor of practice for modern dance, ballet, and dance for the camera at Tulane University.
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Diogo de Lima is a Brazilian choreographer and Professor of Dance on the faculty of Tulane University.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with him about his newly-commissioned work that features live music by John Boutté, to be performed in this week's "New Dance Festival" at the Marigny Opera House.

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