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

Take Five: LSU Alumni Present 'King of Herrings'

Sep 8, 2013
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Looking towards the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival,  actors David Jensen and Joe Chrest discuss their entry, King of Herrings. These are two of five men that met back when they attended LSU, but never had the chance to collaborate. We find out what it was like for them to finally make a movie together after 25 years.

The average person with Alzheimer's has three to 10 caregivers over the course of the disease.

Barbara Auten, executive director of Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, explains the services the organization offers to families taking care of those who've been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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The Vieux Carré Commission is allowing a controversial restaurant proposed for the French Quarter to move forward. But there are still roadblocks.

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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When the microphone switches on, some people freeze. They can’t think of a thing to say. But Terence Blanchard relaxes. 

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

Now we continue our Summer Songs series. Gwen Thompkins, the host of Music Inside Out on WWNO in New Orleans, is introducing us to a handful of contemporary artists who've taken some old classics out for a new spin. This week, she tells us about an unlikely pairing with New Orleans favorite Michael White.

The Walton Family Foundation is announcing today that it’s sending $3 million dollars to Teach for America’s New Orleans region. The grant is part of $20 million being sent to schools in low-income areas across the country.

Ian McNulty

As the noodle house staples of pho, spring rolls and banh mi proliferate around New Orleans, some new Vietnamese restaurants are standing apart with a more contemporary taste.


This week on The Reading Life: The one, the only, James Lee Burke. Light of the World is the 20th novel in his series featuring Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux.

We'll also hear from New Orleans children's book author Alex McConduit, whose new book is The Thorn in My Horn.

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