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‘Levee Acoustics’ is an outdoor, acoustic music video series that highlights local musicians and physical landmarks in New Orleans. Each performance takes place somewhere on or near or the levee along the Mississippi River, honoring the significance of the waterway that snakes its way throughout the city. The musicians choose their own material and location to play along the Mississippi, giving them the chance to honor a site that is meaningful on a personal level, and offer their audience a more intimate look into sources of spatial inspiration.

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This week on Inside the Arts... New Orleans based blues artist Marc Stone drops by to talk about his birthday bash and recent release, Poison and Medicine.

Then, we talk with Amy Dailey Williams, the new executive director of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. She is joined by former Alliance president Seth Boonchai. And we round out with Bach's St. John Passion. The New Orleans Symphony Chorus music director Steven Edwards joins us.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

Sheila Phipps at the Unprisoned and Bring Your Own storytelling event held March 2.
Claire Bangser / Unprisoned

What do you do when a member of your family is locked up for a crime you are sure he didn’t commit? Sheila Phipps paints.


NCIS: New Orleans is one of television’s most popular weekly shows. On this week’s Notes from New Orleans, NolaVie’s Sharon Litwin talks with crew member Albert Quaid about what makes the show so authentic.

Photo Credit: Rahav Segev

This week on Inside the Arts, we talk with renowned violin virtuoso Regina Carter. The multi-genre violinist will perform works from her most recent release, Southern Comfort, in concert at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Photo credit: Mark Kiryluk

This week on Inside the Arts, an opera set at the Louisiana State penitentiary at Angola opens this week as the New Orleans Opera Association presents Dead Man Walking.

Photo credit: Peter Nimsky

This week on Inside the Arts, The NOLA Project premieres SIVE, a rarely seen, dark Irish drama about greed and passion.  We talk with veteran actress Janet Shea and artistic director A.J. Allegra.

Then, we take a peek at Self Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum on view at NOMA.
And, we round out with a concert of jazz featuring internationally acclaimed vibraphonist Thomas van der Geld and award winning New Orleans pianist and Loyola music professor Sandy Hinderlie.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.

The roots of a dead oak tree are all that holds the edge of this ancient Native American mound together.
Tegan Wendland / WWNO

The loss of Louisiana’s coast due to saltwater intrusion, sea level rise and industry is a big problem for the environment and the economy. But it could also change our understanding of the state’s history. In some places, the water is taking with it ancient Native American sites, posing challenges for archaeologists.

Photo Credit: Eduardo Patino

This week on Inside the Arts, Ailey II, the next generation of artists from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Crescent City. We talk with artistic director Troy Powell.

Photo Courtesy Modernist Cuisine LLC

This week on Inside the Arts we explore The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, an exhibit by Microsoft co-founder  Nathan Myhrvold.

The exhibit which explores the science of food is on view at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum through February 29.  We talk with exhibit co-curator Melissa Lukach.