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 September 17, 2013

Arts Council Honors Cultural Community; NOLA Calling Sybil Gage; A Date With History

Jazz Vocalist Sybil Gage
Credit Judy Tatum Lane

This week on Inside the Arts, The Arts Council of New Orleans recognizes outstanding contributions to the cultural community with the 2013 Community Arts Awards. We talk with new CEO and President Kim Cook. 

Plus, New Orleans native and Jazz vocalist Sybil Gage returns home, performing an evening of vaudeville and traditional jazz tunes at the Old U.S. Mint. Then, we're going to party like it's 1899, rubbing elbows with colorful characters from Louisiana's past.
 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Doc Hawley Shares His Mississippi River Expertise At New Festival

Credit Marit & Thomas Hinnosaar/flickr

The first Mighty Mississippi Downriver Festival will take place at the French Market and the Old U.S. Mint this Saturday, September 14. Among the many presentations during the day-long event will be one from a man who has plied the mighty Mississippi for 60 years.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Captain Clarke Hawley, who has spent most of his working life on board paddlewheel steamboats.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Inside The Arts: Birmingham 1963, Gary Solomon, Jr., And Southern Rep Opens Their Season

Four Little Girls revists Birmingham, AL in 1963.
Project 1 Voice

This week on Inside the Artsstaged readings commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Inside The Arts With A Truckload Of Ink; The What Cheer? Brigade; And Esplanade Studios

The cast of A Truckload of Ink.
Credit Zak Moses

This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with playwright Jim Fitzmorris and actor A.J. Allegra about The NOLA Project’s latest productionA Truckload of Ink. It is an original work exploring massive changes at a New Orleans newspaper.

Plus, you’ll find out why a 20-piece brass band from Providence, Rhode Island calls New Orleans their sister city.  And then, we’ll tour what is now the largest recording studio in the state. 

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Inside the Arts
11:59 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Cabaret Show Bids Farewell To Summer With A Musical Road Trip

A new cabaret show at Mid City Theater, Let's Get Away From It All, stars Amy Alvarez and Jefferson Turner. It is a musical road trip with songs about traveling around America, directed by Ricky Graham.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Happy Hour Kicks Off Cultural Season; Gallery Owner Thinks Outside The Box; Musical Road Trip

This week on Inside the Arts, the "Happy Hour" with a purpose: Culture Collision celebrates its 5th Anniversary, kicking off the 2013-14 cultural season. We  journey to the Arts District for conversation with a gallery owner who finds herself giving away the gallery's income. And we round out with a cabaret show that will have you humming tunes from your summer road trip.

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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.

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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.

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