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 August 20, 2013

Musician Hannibal Lokumbe Remembers 'Katrina'; Designer Camilla Franklin; Children's Letters to God

Hannibal Lokumbe

This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear from jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe. He talks about the world premiere of Water Too High, Bones Too Low, an original composition remembering the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Then, the New Orleans premiere of the off-Broadway musical Children's Letters to God continues its run at the NORD Ty Tracy Theater at Gallier Hall. And we talk with an English designer who knows how to spin a yarn. 

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Inside the Arts
1:33 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Inside The Arts: Jazz Drummer Herlin Riley, Art Collecting With The Drop, Exploring NOVAC

This week we're talkin' jazz with the great drummer Herlin Riley, and you'll hear about a subscription program that makes art collecting easy and accessible. We'll round out the show with a visit to NOVAC, a local non-profit that is helping to cultivate our film community.

Airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
12:39 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me, Kate' Opens Tonight!

Summer Lyric Theater at Tulane University rounds out its 46th season with Cole Porter's most successful musical, Kiss Me, Kate. The multi-Tony Award winning musical opens tonight, and WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Inside The Arts: Tony Dagradi Talks Jazz; LPO Education Outreach; Bye Bye Birdie At JPAS

Saxophonist Tony Dagradi.
Credit tonydagradi.com

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we visit with jazz saxophonist and Astral Project founder Tony Dagradi. Then we explore the LPO's education outreach programs for students. And, youngsters with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society gear up for the opening of Bye, Bye Birdie.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Inside The Arts: Mary Louise Wilson Joins Le Petit Cast; Digital Moves At NOPL; MASNO Keyboard Fever

Coming up on Inside the Arts, Tony Award-winner Mary Louise Wilson gears up to entertain theater-goers at Le Petit Theatre's season opening of Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:58 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Recent College Graduate Jalisa Roberts Builds Youth Empowerment Program

Swarthmore College graduate Jalisa Roberts received a grant from her alma mater to lead a dancing program in New Orleans East.

Click here to listen to this week's Notes from New Orleans.

It’s coming up on eight years since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath changed so much about this city. And while the population has grown back to almost 80 percent of its 2005 numbers, according to Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, there are still large areas of the city that continue to struggle with recovery.

On this week's Notes From New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with one young college graduate who’s returning home to try to change that.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Inside The Arts With A Little Night Music; NOVAC; & The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater Grows Up!

This week on Inside the Arts, a wildly romantic musical weaves a web of intrigue in A Little Night Music, considered to be one of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim's best works.

We'll visit with NOVAC, a local non-profit that is helping to cultivate our film community. And Crescent City Lights, a local youth theater group, is celebrating a milestone. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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NOMA Exhibit
1:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Art of Rashaad Newsome: From King To Bling

Artist Rashaad Newsome's "Duke of NOLA" collage.
Rashaad Newsome Marlborough Chelsea, New York

A new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art blends the traditions of the Middle Ages with a futuristic vision of pop culture.

The work of former New Orleans resident Rashaad Newsome takes a variety of forms. Lining the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art is a collection of intricate collages. Just how intricate is evident close-up. The updated gilded frames contain patterns that repeat thousands of modern images — like jewels and hubcaps — to appear as multi-layered coats of arms.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Inside The Arts With Rashaad Newsome At NOMA; NOBA Dance Center; Geaux Fish; Maafa

A scene from artist Rashaad Newsome's "Herald 2011", now playing in the French portrait gallery on the second floor off NOMA's Great Hall.
Credit Rashaad Newsome / Marlborough Chelsea, New York

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll explore a bejeweled exhibit of modern art in NOMA's Great Hall, and a public-private partnership raises the barre with new opportunities for dance in the Crescent City.

Plus, a new fishing hole opens downtown (here's a hint: It's air conditioned!) and a local arts leader speaks at ESSENCE Festival. And, a cultural arts center pays homage to those lost during the Middle Passage.

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Inside the Arts
12:42 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Screening Tonight: Herman's House

The ACLU of Louisiana and the Southern Poverty Law Center are co-sponsoring a screening of Herman's House.

Herman's House tells the story of an unlikely friendship between New York artist Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, a convicted murderer who has spent the last 40 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary. Their journey reveals the transformative power of art.

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

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