The countdown to the greatest free show on earth is upon us, and the revelry in the French Quarter will kick into high gear Friday, as the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Mask Market gets underway in the French Market. We go Inside the Arts...
Students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts had lots of questions for a visitor this week. Choreographer Travis Payne explained how a teenager from Atlanta, Georgia, ended up dancing with Michael Jackson.
Much Mardi Gras revelry takes the form of parody, poking fun, and being what you’re not. The four year old krewe, ‘tit Rex (pronounced: T-Rex), is a parade in miniature, whose name plays on both it’s French translation – little king – and also what it literally sounds like: the abbreviation for the huge predator dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus-rex.
The Reading Life for 2/7/12: Constance Adler shares her vision of home in “My Bayou: New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover," and writer/publisher Arthur Hardy talks about putting together the season's essential reading, "Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide."
A comic operetta performed last in New Orleans more than a century ago is making a comeback. The Loyola University Opera presents it's new production of Jacques Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein.
WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this French work which will be performed in English.